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Common Dolphin (Maia & Borges - Marine Animals)
« on: January 15, 2013, 11:31:32 PM »
Walk-around of the Maia & Borges Marine Animals (Short-beaked) Common Dolphin, Delphinus delphis Linnaeus, 1758. Total length is 122 mm, scale approx. 1:14 - 1:20. Minimen Andreas Köpke is 1:20 scale. There are much less figures of Delphinus delphis compared to the Bottle-nosed Dolphin, Tursiops truncatus, so it's good to see Maia & Borges decided to make a model of this one. :)














Edit 2017-02-07: Fixed broken image urls.
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Re: Common Dolphin (Maia & Borges - Marine Animals)
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2013, 10:27:27 AM »
Cool common dolphin. I think that is very rare to see a figure of this animal. Invicta base are the best  ^-^.
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Re: Common Dolphin (Maia & Borges - Marine Animals)
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2013, 12:03:22 PM »
Yes, the Invicta base comes in very handy. It is nice to see a common dolphin for a change, the common has a much more interesting appearance than the bottle-nosed, in my opinion. I hadn't heard of Maia & Borges before, nor was I aware of their quite extensive range of sea life and...waterfowl, apparently. Lots of ducks!.


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Re: Common Dolphin (Maia & Borges - Marine Animals)
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2013, 03:08:55 PM »
That's a nice one! One of the Maia & Borges marine animals I immediately had to get :).
Their Bull Shark is also pretty good.
I wish their greater whales were bigger.

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Re: Common Dolphin (Maia & Borges - Marine Animals)
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2013, 11:39:24 PM »
Nice figure :) I always thought it was weird that even though this is named as the common dolphin, the bottlenose is actually better known in pop culture ;)

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Re: Common Dolphin (Maia & Borges - Marine Animals)
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2013, 12:02:40 AM »
Thanks, all! :)
Yes, the Invicta base comes in very handy. It is nice to see a common dolphin for a change, the common has a much more interesting appearance than the bottle-nosed, in my opinion. I hadn't heard of Maia & Borges before, nor was I aware of their quite extensive range of sea life and...waterfowl, apparently. Lots of ducks!.
If only there were more of those Invicta stands available. I have only two... :-\ Maia & Borges was the company that made the large 1/32 Sea Animals for Schleich, like e.g. the recently discontinued big Humpback Whale, those were the figures that were stamped "Made in Portugal".
That's a nice one! One of the Maia & Borges marine animals I immediately had to get :).
Their Bull Shark is also pretty good.
I wish their greater whales were bigger.
You can't go wrong with the Common Dolphin! :) My favourite M&B next to the Right Whale (even though that one has an inaccurate shape of the tail peduncle but I can oly repeat that I think it's the best non-japanese balaenid figure). Yes, they should make bigger ones, maybe they are still testing the market? I hope they will release bigger figures in the future, from their cooperation with Schleich we know they can do it! :) I have the Blue Whale, too, and it's really tiny.
Nice figure :) I always thought it was weird that even though this is named as the common dolphin, the bottlenose is actually better known in pop culture ;)
Well, the Common Dolphin is apparently less popular than Bottle-nose Dolphins because the latter are frequently kept in captivity. But, depending on where you travel by ship, Common Dolphins may be a quite common sight. :)

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Re: Common Dolphin (Maia & Borges - Marine Animals)
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2013, 01:01:28 AM »
That's a nice one! One of the Maia & Borges marine animals I immediately had to get :).
Their Bull Shark is also pretty good.
I wish their greater whales were bigger.

I have seen the bull shark an he is very cool  8)
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Re: Common Dolphin (Maia & Borges - Marine Animals)
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2013, 04:21:55 PM »
Very very nice! On my wishlist :D  8)

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Re: Common Dolphin (Maia & Borges - Marine Animals)
« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2013, 10:39:13 PM »
You won't regret getting it! :)

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Re: Common Dolphin (Maia & Borges - Marine Animals)
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2017, 01:34:04 PM »
Maia & Borges Common Dolphin images are visible again. :)

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Re: Common Dolphin (Maia & Borges - Marine Animals)
« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2017, 12:50:50 AM »
Thanks for the photos brontodocus!
And also I love the accuracy of this model.

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Re: Common Dolphin (Maia & Borges - Marine Animals)
« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2017, 07:26:38 AM »
Thanks for the photos brontodocus!
And also I love the accuracy of this model.
I was quite amazed, too, when it was released and was confident we'd see many more high quality sealife figures from them in subsequent years. On the other hand this one release wave is more than four years old and I haven't seen Maia & Borges releasing any new animal figure since then. I wonder if they ever will now that their previously released marine animals are apparently distributed by Papo and Mojö Fun.

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Re: Common Dolphin (Maia & Borges - Marine Animals)
« Reply #12 on: February 08, 2017, 08:16:30 PM »
I agree brontodocus I don't think they will because like you said the line is fairly old.

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Re: Common Dolphin (Maia & Borges - Marine Animals)
« Reply #13 on: February 08, 2017, 08:18:06 PM »
Also where would I be able to find this beauty?, as it is one of my favorite dolphin species.
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Re: Common Dolphin (Maia & Borges - Marine Animals)
« Reply #14 on: February 08, 2017, 11:01:32 PM »
Also where would I be able to find this beauty?, as it is one of my favorite dolphin species.
Depends on where you live... I know of two shops in Germany that still have this figure in stock. :)

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Re: Common Dolphin (Maia & Borges - Marine Animals)
« Reply #15 on: February 09, 2017, 01:24:04 AM »
I live in the US, and I forgot to say this but I prefer online shops.  ;D

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Re: Common Dolphin (Maia & Borges - Marine Animals)
« Reply #16 on: February 09, 2017, 10:03:41 AM »
I live in the US, and I forgot to say this but I prefer online shops.  ;D
Ah, forgot to mention, those two are online shops. :)

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Re: Common Dolphin (Maia & Borges - Marine Animals)
« Reply #17 on: November 16, 2019, 10:25:01 PM »
Just recently bought this figure. It's lovely seeing it in figure form, but I do prefer to see them swimming next to the boat you're riding,  :)
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Re: Common Dolphin (Maia & Borges - Marine Animals)
« Reply #18 on: November 16, 2019, 10:26:38 PM »
Got mine from modellpferdeversand.( German online shop)  ;D
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Re: Common Dolphin (Maia & Borges - Marine Animals)
« Reply #19 on: November 17, 2019, 07:13:56 AM »
Hehe yes Advicot, this is the same shop where I linked this figure for my wishlist since ages, the only Maia & Borges figure of my wishlist :)

 



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