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Nile Monitor (Play Visions)
« on: January 12, 2013, 07:47:55 PM »
The Nile Monitor, Varanus niloticus, by Play Visions 1998, has a total length of 3 5/8 inches; 9 cm.  This is a rare figure, but the 2002 Yujin variation is frequently available on eBay as a Water Monitor, Varanus salvator.   
















Nile Monitor and Water Monitor

Credit to Varanus (aka Zopteryx) for reporting on the Dinosaur Toy Forum that the PV lizard is a Nile Monitor, while the Yujin figure is labeled a Water Monitor.  These figures by both brands are marked with the number 6. This is an inexplicable example of speciation by manufacturer.  The Yujin monitor is cast in a softer plastic than the PV lizard, and appears to be distorted; not flat on the ground like the 1998 version.  My Nile Monitor came from a box of reptiles by National Geographic.
« Last Edit: January 12, 2013, 08:40:33 PM by stemturtle »


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Re: Nile Monitor (Play Visions)
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2013, 08:39:17 PM »
Great photos of a lovely little figure :)

A dedicated Play Visions section of the forum may well be in order some day!

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Re: Nile Monitor (Play Visions)
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2013, 08:58:47 PM »
Great photos of a lovely little figure :)

A dedicated Play Visions section of the forum may well be in order some day!

Cool figures, I like it. Congrats for you walk around  ^-^.
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Re: Nile Monitor (Play Visions)
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2013, 09:08:31 PM »
Very nice! :) It's the first time I see the PV version, I already have the Yujin figure. Great photos, too, many thanks for sharing, stemturtle! :)

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Re: Nile Monitor (Play Visions)
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2013, 09:39:39 PM »
Cute monitor & very nicely photographed walk-around :).
Keep on showing us your pics, stemturtle!

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Re: Nile Monitor (Play Visions)
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2013, 10:23:02 PM »
Great review Stemturtle! :)

Credit to Varanus (aka Zopteryx) for reporting on the Dinosaur Toy Forum that the PV lizard is a Nile Monitor, while the Yujin figure is labeled a Water Monitor.
My pleasure. ;)

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Re: Nile Monitor (Play Visions)
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2013, 03:12:31 PM »
This is one of my most wanted figurines too  :) :) :) Congrats for that  :) :)

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Re: Nile Monitor (Play Visions)
« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2013, 10:02:09 PM »
Nice monitors - they look really detailed and make a great pair  :D I love the stripes on the Play Vision one: they give him great character.
« Last Edit: June 08, 2013, 10:03:17 PM by Battatitan »