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Mysticeti - Baleen whales (or was it whales with a moustache?)

Started by brontodocus, December 12, 2012, 11:02:48 AM

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brontodocus

Ah, those huge baleen whales... need I say more? 8)




Okay, I thought we'll hopefully get tons of posts showing whale figures sooner or later. So why not split them right from the beginning? I'm sure more or less every one of us has one or the other nice baleen whale figure, right?

So if you haven't already done so, just grab them out, dust & photograph them and there you go! :)

My photos of the Schleich "Seetiere 1:32" Minke Whale & Humpback Whale, Schleich Right Whale & Blue Whale, Safari Ltd. WS Sealife & Invicta Blue Whale, and Papo Humpback Whale are so old and small I won't upload those unless I take new photos. So if somebody else has nice pictures at hand...?





Eschrichtius robustus (Lilljeborg, 1861); Gray Whale.
Safari Ltd. / Monterey Bay Aquarium Collection. Length 339 mm, scale approx. 1:33 - 1:44.
Calf, Safari Ltd. / Monterey Bay Aquarium Collection. Length 145 mm, scale approx. 1:32 - 1:35. Of course these and the other MBA baleen whales are also here.
Schleich "Seetiere 1:32". Length 283 mm, scale approx. 1:39 - 1:53.
Colorata Marine Mammals DX. Length 107 mm, scale approx. 1:104 - 1:139.



Balaena mysticetus Linnaeus, 1758; Bowhead Whale.
PlayVisions / Habitat Earth Whales. Length 72 mm, scale approx. 1:209 - 1:277.
Furuta Kaiyodo Red Data Animals. Length 87 mm, scale approx. 1:138 - 1:229.



Eubalaena cf. glacialis (Müller, 1776); Northern Right Wale.
AAA model. Length 208 mm, scale approx. 1:53 - 1:89. Franz Josef Strauß is 1:87 scale.
Maia & Borges 2012. Length 140 mm, scale approx. 1:87 - 1:130. One of my favourite whale figures! :)


Eubalaena japonica (Lacépède, 1818); North Pacific Right Whale. Colorata Marine Mammals DX. Length 114 mm, scale approx. 1:131 - 1:160.






Balaenoptera musculus (Linnaeus, 1758); Blue Whale.
Lontic / Antarctic Wild Animals. Length approx. 140 mm, scale approx. 1:143 - 1:239.
Maia & Borges 2012. Length 165 mm, scale approx. 1:137 - 1:230. The snout is very acute for Balaenoptera musculus (when viewed from above). With a repaint and a remodelled fin this would be a nice model of a Sei whale, Balaenoptera borealis.
Colorata Marine Mammals DX. Length 165 mm, scale approx. 1:121 - 1:203. Can be displayed with closed or opened mouth.
Kitan Club Nature Techni Colour Ocean 1. Length 105 mm, scale approx. 1:190 - 1:320.
Skeleton. Kaiyodo Capsule Aquarium 3 - Shinagawa Aquarium. Length 80 mm, scale approx. 1:250 - 1:420.




Balaenoptera physalus (Linnaeus, 1758); Fin Whale.
Bullyland 2012, length 187 mm, scale approx. 1:96 - 1:144. It is nice to see that the paint job captures the asymmetric coloration of the fin whale's lower jaw with the left side being darker than the right.
Takara Tomy A.R.T.S. Marine Mammals, length 90 mm, scale approx. 1:200 - 1:300.








Megaptera novaeangliae (Borowski, 1781); Humpback Whale.
PlayVisions / Habitat Earth Whales. Length 77 mm, scale approx. 1:169 - 1:247.
Kaiyodo Aquatales series 2. Length 70 mm, scale approx. 1:171 - 1:271.
Safari Ltd. / Monterey Bay Aquarium Collection. Length 380 mm, scale approx. 1:35 - 1:50. Human figure is 1:50 scale.
Calf, Safari Ltd. / Monterey Bay Aquarium Collection. Length 148 mm, scale approx. 1:27 upward.
Anatomy model. Takara Tomy A.R.T.S. Marine Mammals, length 102 mm, scale approx. 1:127 - 1:186.
Colorata Marine Mammals DX. Length 109 mm, scale approx. 1:101 - 1:174. Can be displayed with closed or opened mouth.
Kitan Club Nature Techni Colour Ocean 1. Length 87 mm, scale approx. 1:126 - 1:218.


Jetoar

Amazings whales friend. Could you share images of Schleich Humpback whale  ^-^?
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brontodocus

Quote from: Jetoar on December 12, 2012, 12:13:53 PM
Amazings whales friend. Could you share images of Schleich Humpback whale  ^-^?
As you wish... :) And I took a few newer photos of some others, too.





Megaptera novaeangliae (Borowski, 1781); Humpback Whale.
Schleich "Seetiere 1:32". Length 317 mm, scale approx. 1:34 - 1:60. Human figure is approx. 1:50 scale. This was my first whale figure.
Papo "Les Animaux Marins". Length 297 mm, scale approx. 1:35 - 1:62. Ha! Who thought only Papo theropods can open and close their mouths?


Balaenoptera acutorostrata Lacépède, 1804; Dwarf Rorqual or Minke Whale. Schleich "Seetiere 1:32". Length 233 mm, scale approx. 1:29 - 1:46. Human figure is approx. 1:30 - 1:32 scale.



Balaenoptera musculus (Linnaeus, 1758); Blue Whale (Cetacea: Balaenopteridae).
Schleich "Seetiere". Length 248 mm, scale approx. 1:80 - 1:135.
Safari Ltd. / Wild Safari Sealife model. Length 251 mm, scale approx. 1:80 - 1:132.


Eubalaena cf. glacialis (Müller, 1776); Northern Right Wale. Schleich "Seetiere". Length 196 mm, scale approx. 1:76 - 1:93. Franz Josef Strauß is approx. 1:87 scale.

Jetoar

#3
Thanks for share your images. He is an amazing figure and I have bougth today this figure in a web store. I will share images of this when he will arrive  ^-^.
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Himmapaan

I adore baleen whales. And for once, I actually have quite a number of the ones Andre has (but still not as many, which is most unfair)!  :))

animaltoyforum

Quote from: Himmapaan on December 12, 2012, 11:32:49 PM
I adore baleen whales. And for once, I actually have quite a number of the ones Andre has (but still not as many, which is most unfair)!  :))

I adore them too, although I only have one figure, the Invicta blue whale. 8) Another great thread Brontodocus, thanks for spending so much time on the forum posting these wonderful images! You are turning the ATF into a wonderful reference resource!


brontodocus

Quote from: animaltoyforum on December 12, 2012, 11:55:47 PM
I adore them too, although I only have one figure, the Invicta blue whale. 8) Another great thread Brontodocus, thanks for spending so much time on the forum posting these wonderful images! You are turning the ATF into a wonderful reference resource!
Thanks a lot! :) And, yes, it's time consuming (luckily I'm not too busy at the moment) but of course it's also a real pleasure and taking photographs really contributes to my own perception of the figures, I realise more details than I would without taking pictures, I guess. :)
Urgh, I uploaded them just in time, by the way, my internet didn't work properly for more than two hours now. Literally my connection was frozen... ;D
You don't have a photo of the Invicta Blue Whale at hand by chance? Mine is stowed away in a box with lots of other boxes on top... :-\

Kikimalou

If it could help  ;)

By the way, could you make some comparison pics of the Schleich and M+B Northern right whale ? I have the Schleich oen but the M+B seems very very attractive.



Jetoar

Cool Invicta blue whale. Is the first time that I see this figures with accurate  ^-^.
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brontodocus

Quote from: Kikimalou on December 13, 2012, 07:49:10 AM
If it could help  ;)

By the way, could you make some comparison pics of the Schleich and M+B Northern right whale ? I have the Schleich oen but the M+B seems very very attractive.
Oh, yes, it does! And it's a painted Invicta, too! :)

Since I had the Schleich & Maia & Borges figures at hand, anyway... ;D

When I saw the first catalogue picture of the M&B figure I was expecting it to be virtually identical with the retired Schleich figure but it is indeed a very different, albeit smaller figure. I was never too happy with the tip of the Schleich figure's mouth and the upper jaw's width, the head of the M&B is much better.

Kikimalou


Jetoar

Quote from: brontodocus on December 13, 2012, 09:42:37 AM
Quote from: Kikimalou on December 13, 2012, 07:49:10 AM
If it could help  ;)

By the way, could you make some comparison pics of the Schleich and M+B Northern right whale ? I have the Schleich oen but the M+B seems very very attractive.
Oh, yes, it does! And it's a painted Invicta, too! :)

Since I had the Schleich & Maia & Borges figures at hand, anyway... ;D

When I saw the first catalogue picture of the M&B figure I was expecting it to be virtually identical with the retired Schleich figure but it is indeed a very different, albeit smaller figure. I was never too happy with the tip of the Schleich figure's mouth and the upper jaw's width, the head of the M&B is much better.



How brand is Maia & Borges?
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brontodocus

If you mean which one is the Maia & Borges figure, that's the smaller, lightly blueish one (the right one in the lower photo). I assume you know the company already (they are located in Portugal)? They made the large "1:32" marine animals for Schleich, e.g. the big humpback whale you just bought! ^-^ That's why those are stamped "Made in Portugal". Since this year, Maia & Borges releases figures on their own and they made a few really good ones so far (well, they have quite some experience with marine animal figures, apparently :D).

Jetoar

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Ana

Wow, awesome collections again, whales are very beautiful. :D Grey whale with calf from Safari ltd is just wonderful, what a lovely paint work, beautiful <3 I think I will have to get them LOL

Varanus

Great whales everyone! :))

Here are few I haven't seen yet.


Gray Whale, unknown company.  I think this one may have been made exclusively for SeaWorld.


Random whales.  I think they're two Fin Whales and a Right Whale.


Schleich Fin Whale.


A bunch of random little whales.  Mostly humpbacks with one Bowhead and a Gray.

Jetoar

Quote from: Varanus on December 15, 2012, 12:14:35 AM
Great whales everyone! :))

Here are few I haven't seen yet.


Gray Whale, unknown company.  I think this one may have been made exclusively for SeaWorld.


Random whales.  I think they're two Fin Whales and a Right Whale.


Schleich Fin Whale.


A bunch of random little whales.  Mostly humpbacks with one Bowhead and a Gray.

Is the first time that I see this fin whale of schleich.
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brontodocus

Thanks, Ana! :) The Safari MBA Grey Whales are very good, although the retired calf may be harder to find. But the Schleich Gray Whale is a very nice figure, too, and I love its rough texture.


Ana

I will try to find MBA ones. Of course Schleich one is really nice too, I've seen it in toy shop few times, it's really good. But MBA mother and calf have something special in them, I feel like this paintwork is more "artistic", can't really explain why but it looks fascinating for me :D

animaltoyforum

Quote from: Varanus on December 15, 2012, 12:14:35 AM


Gray Whale, unknown company.  I think this one may have been made exclusively for SeaWorld.


Does this one have any text written on it that might provide clues about the company?