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Axolotl (Furuta - ChocoEgg Series 7)
« on: July 30, 2013, 10:41:55 PM »

Series:   Furuta ChocoEgg Series 07
                              (This is the secret figure of the series)







                         



                         













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Re: Axolotl, white (Kaiyodo Animatales)
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2013, 08:17:39 AM »
I have the golden version. :) Another excellent walk-around, Helge! :) I hope you didn't risk your camera again as you did for your walk-around of the Nature of Japan Japanese Giant Salamander? :o ;D

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Re: Axolotl, white (Kaiyodo Animatales)
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2013, 10:49:40 AM »
Excelent walk around friend  ^-^.
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Re: Axolotl, white (Kaiyodo Animatales)
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2013, 12:37:36 PM »
I like the fact that you did the photography outside on a lily pad.

And I can't look at Axolotl without thinking of mudkips...

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

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Re: Axolotl, white (Kaiyodo Animatales)
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2013, 09:06:51 PM »
I have the golden version. :) Another excellent walk-around, Helge! :) I hope you didn't risk your camera again as you did for your walk-around of the Nature of Japan Japanese Giant Salamander? :o ;D

 ;D No, no ... the desired object could be easily put to the lakeshore this time.
It was pretty windy and the Axolotl often fell off the leaf ..... and what did I have to find out? It isn't able to swim ::) ;D!
Oh, you should at least show one photo of the golden version in this thread :)!

I like the fact that you did the photography outside on a lily pad.

And I can't look at Axolotl without thinking of mudkips...

I do LOVE water lilies :D!!
Just to make sure: I didn't pick the lily pad, it was already swimming loose on the lake's surface. I just cut its stem for the last pic in order to also show its underparts.
I have to admit: I didn't know what a mudkip is :-[. Had to google it. Aha ... cute thing :). A TV series character?
The reason why I bought the Axolotl is also definitely cuteness, not scientific accuracy ;D.



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Re: Axolotl, white (Kaiyodo Animatales)
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2013, 11:15:08 PM »
Hmmm, now I'm really confused... :-[ First I have to correct myself - I do not have the golden version but a white one that is more pinkish than yours. And it somehow looked so different from yours that after having seen your walk-around photos I thought my figure was a different colour version. It is not - it's an entirely different figure instead! :o I bought mine from copper a few months back and I posted a photo here. Okay, since I also have the pamphlet I know mine is definitely a ChocoQ Animatales Pet series 4 #96. So the one you show here must be something else instead... is it a Furuta one? What's even more confusing: When I tried to find out what series your axolotl belongs to I made a google picture search - and stumbled across old photos you posted at the now archived Dinosaur Toy Forum version 1 with photographs of the same axolotl figure I have (see 9th post on this page). That means you should have both entirely different figures! :o ;D Do you also have the pamphlet that came with the one featured in this walk-around? They may both look similar at first sight but comparing the photos the differences are considerable.

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Re: Axolotl (Furuta)
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2013, 05:50:52 PM »
 :o Great Googly Moogly! Of course I made a mistake - it's not a Kaiyodo / Takara, it's a Furuta as you suspected, Andre.
Good that you've found my older pictures ;D. That one was a birthday present for a friend. After I had given it away I got me a second one for myself and I already thought it looked different back then but somehow ignored the pamphlet. I even sent you an e-mail regarding this issue ;) but we forgot about it (probably because there was something more important already going on ;D).

Here's the pamphlet - it looks like it is the secret item of this series ("+1"):



....... other side:



I can't really say what the series title is. Still confusing: I found the series on another page, but as the secret item they list a mother Platypus there ??? :-\ ;D. Will we ever find the whole truth about Kaiyodo, Takara & Furuta ;D??

Can any of you moderators please put this topic to the Furuta section :-[?

Edit: O.k., now I'm pretty sure it's the secret figure for Furuta Choco Egg Series 07. If you have a look at the Axolotl's belly it says "Choco Egg R 07-S". I guess 'S' stands for 'secret' or 'special'. Other Furuta figures have written the figure number right after the series' number. The mother Platypus info must be wrong.

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Re: Axolotl (Furuta - ChocoEgg Series 7)
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2013, 09:26:13 PM »
So I moved it to the Furuta section then! :) Interesting, I have all regular figures that are on the pamphlet but I didn't know that the Axolotl might be a secret figure from this series. However, I guess the Platypus with babies might still be another secret figure from the same series. The link you posted is an important source but as far as I understand it the collector who runs the site only shows figures she or he has in her/his own collection. The reason for me to believe so is that a while ago the page with the DeAgostini World Insect Data Book figures was incomplete and now we can see all existing figures. Moreover, the site seems to be updated every now and then, there are other series listed I believe I haven't seen on that site a few weeks back. And: The Furuta ChocoEgg Funny Animals Series 6 is shown to have two secret figures, Clione limacina and the pangolin. So I would not be surprised if Series 7 had two secret figures, too (or even more we're still unaware of?) and the reason why the Axolotl cannot be found on that site might simply be because the site admin doesn't have it (yet)?