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Giant Squid (Safari Ltd. - Monterey Bay Aquarium Collection)

Started by brontodocus, January 26, 2013, 12:26:19 AM

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Walk-around of the Safari Ltd. Monterey Bay Aquarium Collection Giant Squid, Architeuthis dux Steenstrup, 1857. Length including the bendable tentacles is 458 mm, mantle length 122 mm, scale approx. up to 1:18. The size of Architeuthis is often given at highly exaggerated dimensions. The maximum recorded mantle length is slightly over two metres and the weight hardly exceeds 200 Kg. Mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni Robson, 1925, the Colossal Squid, is known from a specimen (caught in 2007) much larger than that. So this one is apparently not in scale with the Sperm Whale from the same line (but that one can be displayed together with the much smaller WS Sealife Giant Squid, representing a rather small 12 m subadult or female Sperm Whale together with a very large Giant Squid).
















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Varanus

Great figure and review! :)  I don't have this one, one Giant Squid (the Safari one) is enough for me, and besides, this figure takes up a ton of room! :))

I wonder why no one's made a Colossal Squid yet, seems like someone should have by now.

tyrantqueen


They came flying from far away, now I'm under their spell....

Jetoar

Quote from: Varanus on January 26, 2013, 04:58:56 AM
Great figure and review! :)  I don't have this one, one Giant Squid (the Safari one) is enough for me, and besides, this figure takes up a ton of room! :))

I wonder why no one's made a Colossal Squid yet, seems like someone should have by now.

Yesterday, arrive to my girlfriend home this figure for my collection. I like much this figure and this is very huge and detail  ^-^.
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brontodocus

Thanks, Varanus, tyrantqueen & Jetoar! :)
Quote from: Varanus on January 26, 2013, 04:58:56 AM
Great figure and review! :)  I don't have this one, one Giant Squid (the Safari one) is enough for me, and besides, this figure takes up a ton of room! :))

I wonder why no one's made a Colossal Squid yet, seems like someone should have by now.
The WS Sealife figure is almost as detailed as the MBA version so it's probably a good alternative if space is an issue. :) I guess before the huge (almost 500 Kg) specimen was caught in 2007 Colossal Squids were mostly ignored, maybe we'll see figures of it in the future?

Jetoar

Quote from: brontodocus on January 26, 2013, 10:16:09 AM
Thanks, Varanus, tyrantqueen & Jetoar! :)
Quote from: Varanus on January 26, 2013, 04:58:56 AM
Great figure and review! :)  I don't have this one, one Giant Squid (the Safari one) is enough for me, and besides, this figure takes up a ton of room! :))

I wonder why no one's made a Colossal Squid yet, seems like someone should have by now.
The WS Sealife figure is almost as detailed as the MBA version so it's probably a good alternative if space is an issue. :) I guess before the huge (almost 500 Kg) specimen was caught in 2007 Colossal Squids were mostly ignored, maybe we'll see figures of it in the future?

I think the same that you friend.
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Takama

I just seen that Giant Squid documetarey with my master, and they had one of these models at the end

Jetoar

This is my Giant Squid with my other sea animals in our stand.



I have used the plastic of Papo Gemsbok to base of Giant Squid  ^-^.
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