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Lovely Salamanders

Started by stemturtle, February 04, 2013, 06:36:50 PM

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stemturtle

We introduce the salamanders as a topic with the hynobiid salamanders.  Here is a new release, also shown below with related Japanese species.

Northeast salamander, Hynobius lichenatus (Kaiyodo), total length about 3 inches (7.5 cm)


Kaiyodo hynobiid salamanders:

Hakone (= Clawed) salamander, Onyhchodactylus japonicus (Takara Choco 008, 196a)
Clouded salamander, Hynobius nebulosus (Takara Choco 006, 162)
Odaigahara salamander, Hynobius bouengeri (Furuta Choco 04, 103)
Tohoku Sansho-uo (= Northeast) Salamander, Hynobius lichenatus (Capsule Q Museum, 005)



Hakone Sanshouuo (= Clawed) salamander, Onyhchodactylus japonicus (Colorata), total length 4 7/8 inches (12.3 cm)

Photos of color variants and other additions are welcome.



brontodocus

Those hynobiids are really lovely. Congrats for the new Hynobius lichenatus, stemturtle! :) My Colorata River Life Onychodactylus japonicus is apparently a little darker than yours (especially the head). And I have the ChocoQ Animatales 8 No. 196b O. japonicus:

OkapiBoy

Lovely collection. I wish I had more salamander figures :) All I have are two Japanese giant salamanders .

stemturtle

Your collection must be extensive, brontodocus.  Thanks for posting the photo of the red variant of the clawed salamander, and for the clue about the spelling of hynobiids.   :)

OkapiBoy, I appreciate your response.  Giant salamanders are awesome.   ^-^

brontodocus

Quote from: stemturtle on February 05, 2013, 02:08:10 PM
Your collection must be extensive, brontodocus.  Thanks for posting the photo of the red variant of the clawed salamander, and for the clue about the spelling of hynobiids.   :)

OkapiBoy, I appreciate your response.  Giant salamanders are awesome.   ^-^
Thanks, stemturtle! :) But it's not that extensive, I have 20 different figures of salamanders, representing 14 recognisable species. And not the painted Tennessee Aquarium Mudpuppy, only the Translucents one... :'( I've seen other people's salamander collection photos which were a lot more impressive!

postsaurischian

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                                               大 山 椒 魚  -  Japanese Giant Salamander  -  Andrias japonicus



                                                     1. Kaiyodo - Kyoto Aquarium, special figure  > walk-around
                                                     2. Kaiyodo - Kyoto Aquarium, gashapon capsule figure
                                                     3. Epoch - Living Fossils (secret figure)  > walk-around
                                                     4. Kaiyodo - Natural Monuments of Japan  > walk-around
                                                     5. Nature Techni Colour - Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan




stemturtle

Impressive collection of giant salamanders, postsaurischian.  You are lucky to have the big Kyoto Aquarium special figure.

The first time I saw one of these enchanting creatures was in 1970 at the Exotarium in Frankfurt am Main.  I wonder if it is still on exhibit.

postsaurischian

Thanks, stemturtle :).

We have a living one at the 'Vivarium' here in Karlsruhe. It's very huge and it was already there when I was a little boy.

sauroid

beautiful collection of japanese giant salamander figures postsaurischian.

brontodocus

Wow, really impressive! :) I'm so happy to have the Kyoto Aquarium resin (and the NMOJ figure), too! And it looks like the Kyoto Aquarium Capsule figure is a really good one, too. ^-^

sbell

Very cool--who knew there were so many. And there's even one more, the ChocoEgg figure from Kaiyodo:



Probably not the best rendering, but I believe the earliest.

And someday I might hunt down one of the newer Kyoto aquarium one, but I just can't justify the cost of the figure to myself! They are quite pricey, even in Japanese auctions.

stemturtle

Sbell, thanks for posting the photo of the Kaiyodo ChocoEgg giant salamander.  Your collection is truly archival.  I hope the newer Kyoto aquarium figure will eventually show up at a lower price for those of us of the Scottish persuasion.

sbell

Quote from: stemturtle on February 21, 2013, 01:57:15 PM
Sbell, thanks for posting the photo of the Kaiyodo ChocoEgg giant salamander.  Your collection is truly archival.  I hope the newer Kyoto aquarium figure will eventually show up at a lower price for those of us of the Scottish persuasion.

What's my dad got to do with it? ;)

But yeah, there are limits to how far I can push my wife. Apparently we also need to feed the kids...

postsaurischian

Quote from: sbell on February 21, 2013, 03:41:55 PM
Quote from: stemturtle on February 21, 2013, 01:57:15 PM
Sbell, thanks for posting the photo of the Kaiyodo ChocoEgg giant salamander.  Your collection is truly archival.  I hope the newer Kyoto aquarium figure will eventually show up at a lower price for those of us of the Scottish persuasion.

What's my dad got to do with it? ;)

But yeah, there are limits to how far I can push my wife. Apparently we also need to feed the kids...

The Kyoto figures aren't that expensive normally. These jubei prices on eBay are highly exaggerated.
At the museum the special resin figure is USD 30.00 and the gashapon capsule is USD 5.00 :).
The later is from a vending machine though, but you can't go wrong with all the others in this series ;D.
The main problem of course is how to get there ::).

sbell

Quote from: postsaurischian on February 21, 2013, 04:00:24 PM
Quote from: sbell on February 21, 2013, 03:41:55 PM
Quote from: stemturtle on February 21, 2013, 01:57:15 PM
Sbell, thanks for posting the photo of the Kaiyodo ChocoEgg giant salamander.  Your collection is truly archival.  I hope the newer Kyoto aquarium figure will eventually show up at a lower price for those of us of the Scottish persuasion.

What's my dad got to do with it? ;)

But yeah, there are limits to how far I can push my wife. Apparently we also need to feed the kids...

The Kyoto figures aren't that expensive normally. These jubei prices on eBay are highly exaggerated.
At the museum the special resin figure is USD 30.00 and the gashapon capsule is USD 5.00 :).
The later is from a vending machine though, but you can't go wrong with all the others in this series ;D.
The main problem of course is how to get there ::).

Interestingly, I have all of the figures from that set except any of the salamanders. Even in Japanese auctions they were still higher than I could go.

sbell

Double post, I know, but I just remembered another Giant Salamander:



This is a bin figure (or baggie) from a company called FUL.

And I just received my CapsuleQ Hynobius lichenatus--very nice; salamanders lend themselves well to the small capsule figures; hopefully someday Colorata does a box of just Caudata (I really think an Emperor Newt would be great!).

sauroid

three Kaiyodo sallys (the only one that hasnt been posted yet is the Tylototriton)

tyrantqueen

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Quote from: sbell on February 21, 2013, 03:41:55 PM
Quote from: stemturtle on February 21, 2013, 01:57:15 PM
Sbell, thanks for posting the photo of the Kaiyodo ChocoEgg giant salamander.  Your collection is truly archival.  I hope the newer Kyoto aquarium figure will eventually show up at a lower price for those of us of the Scottish persuasion.

What's my dad got to do with it? ;)

But yeah, there are limits to how far I can push my wife. Apparently we also need to feed the kids...
By "Scottish persuasion" he is saying that those of us who are thrifty will be able to get this model soon; the Scots have a reputation for their penny pinching ways ;) At least, that's what I think it means....

Although, I'm of Scottish descent myself (both grandparents), and I don't consider myself particularly thrifty :-[

Sauroid, those Salamanders look lovely. Speaking of Salamanders, I am going to purchase these two from EricStudios soon:





I'll post some pics when I do :)

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


postsaurischian

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Here is that first Salamander by Eric Thorsen in white, strong & flexible:




tyrantqueen

#19
Oh, it looks really good. I must endeavour to pick this one up, then :)

The acrylic cube is a nice creative touch, too.

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