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Re: Recent acquisitions
« Reply #1640 on: June 28, 2018, 06:07:42 PM »
Finally got some 2018 CollectA--the main ones I wanted!



And a horsetail just below the Estemmenosuchus! I think I finally got one to take hold (note the dried and dead ones near it...)


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Re: Recent acquisitions
« Reply #1641 on: June 28, 2018, 09:32:18 PM »
Finally got some 2018 CollectA--the main ones I wanted!



And a horsetail just below the Estemmenosuchus! I think I finally got one to take hold (note the dried and dead ones near it...)

Congrats! I see you picked up the African civet. :)

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Re: Recent acquisitions
« Reply #1642 on: June 28, 2018, 11:35:53 PM »
Finally got some 2018 CollectA--the main ones I wanted!



And a horsetail just below the Estemmenosuchus! I think I finally got one to take hold (note the dried and dead ones near it...)

Congrats! I see you picked up the African civet. :)

I've been waiting for someone to do one...next up, one of the not-meerkat mongooses!

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Re: Recent acquisitions
« Reply #1643 on: July 05, 2018, 04:50:25 PM »
New acquisition, from the Landesmuseum gift shop in Hanover. Bullyland thorny devil. Full walk-around will be coming soon.  :)

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Re: Recent acquisitions
« Reply #1644 on: July 08, 2018, 06:43:42 PM »
Today I received the first shipping that I bought in internet instead finding them casually in shops.
This is what I bought:

1. Hirola (Beatragus hunteri) from CollectA. One of my most favourite bovines (probably the second favourite after saola), this critter is endemic of the Horn of Africa and it's in severe risk of extinction. Not present in any zoo in the world.


2. Giant eland (Taurotragus derbianus) from CollectA. Tragelaphini comprises some of the most magnific hoofstock, and the giant eland is maybe the most incredible of all. Much nicer than common eland.


3. Sumatran rhinoceros (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis) from Safari LTD. My favourite rhino because of its distinctiveness, and also critically endangered. There are no Sumatran rhinos in zoos since the lonely Harapan abandoned Cincinnati zoo for returning to Sumatra and help with in situ breeding program.


4. Chiru or Tibetan antelope (Pantholops hodgsonii) from CollectA. This delicate animal with incredible beautiful very long and thin horns inhabits the high plateaus of the Tibet, where the oxigen is poor, the vegetation is very scarce and the cold is intense. This figure was also who got me into collecting animal figurines, as I explained in my presentation post, and now I have it.


5. Saola (Pseudoryx nghetingensis) from CollectA. When this completely new genus of antelope was discovered in Vietnam as recently as in 1992, it was a sensational new. This poorly known animal is very timid and lives in dense jungles. It's seriously endangered and all attempts to keep it captive failed until now.


6. Whale shark (Rhincodon typus) from Papo. Worlds largest fish is, of course, largest figure of my shipping. Generally CollectA figures tend to have the best realistic quality compared with same species in other brands, but for whale shark I think Papo is undoubtely much better than any other, especially in the painting.


7. Pygmy sperm whale (Kogia breviceps) from CollectA. I have a soft spot for cetaceans, and more for strange ones. Both species of dwarf sperm whales are some of my favourite cetacean. This is a very poorly known animal, very rarely seen except for extremely occasional beached specimens. One of these beached specimens was under rehab and care at SeaWorld San Diego recently, but not on show.


8. Ganges river dolphin (Platanista gangetica) from CollectA. River dolphins are animals that I like a lot, and the Gangetic is my most favourite of them. Unfortunately the figure don't stand straight on a flat surface, it turn to the left side.


9. Zebra shark (Stegostoma fasciatum) from CollectA. This is the only of these species that I've seen in captivity, but it's a classic favourite too like the others. In a similar way than whale shark, I think that this zebra shark is much better than any other brand for zebra shark. This one is just perfect, others are unrealistic or poor in my opinion.


10- Vaquita (Phocoena sinus) from Safari LTD. The smallest cetacean in the world is the next charismatic, big animal that will become extinct, very soon. Last census only counted 12 individuals. Population is crashing and despite all the enormous effort being done, the future of this species is sentenced.

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Re: Recent acquisitions
« Reply #1645 on: July 08, 2018, 06:48:45 PM »
Congratulations on some wonderful new figures! Thanks also for the descriptions. I sense some new walk-arounds on the horizon. ;)

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Re: Recent acquisitions
« Reply #1646 on: July 09, 2018, 08:06:54 AM »
Nice additions Isidro!
To beetle or not to beetle.