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Started by Takama, October 13, 2013, 01:40:48 AM
Total Members Voted: 17
Quote from: brontodocus on October 13, 2013, 01:01:22 PM The Cryptozoology Toob is very funny. Could it be that's meant to be the Kraken instead of a Giant Squid?The Life Cycle of a Stag Beetle is great, the grub has one segment too many but hey, I'd never have expected someone to make a Stag Beetle life cycle set!
Quote from: tyrantqueen on October 13, 2013, 05:59:11 PMThe Gila monster is pretty bad. I'm glad I have the older sculpt. I'm disappointed with Safari this year
Quote from: sbell on October 13, 2013, 03:26:36 PMAnd there was a different beetle life cycle once--it was distributed by Tedco for a while (along with a dragonfly!) but I never got them.It's apparently still around but it's a stag beetle
Quote from: animaltoyforum on October 13, 2013, 06:50:38 PMYeah, the pictures are ginormous! I suppose I'll have to fix that...watch this space...
Quote from: Rex on October 13, 2013, 07:10:55 PMQuote from: animaltoyforum on October 13, 2013, 06:50:38 PMYeah, the pictures are ginormous! I suppose I'll have to fix that...watch this space... can you please?, I have no clue how to resize them
Quote from: brontodocus on October 14, 2013, 01:52:19 PMYes, that's my problem with the figure, too... It was the eel-like slenderness of the figure and the popularity of the olm that made me think it's Proteus anguinus. And if it is only the hind feet may have the wrong number of digits, not hind and fore feet. Eurycea rathbuni, E. wallacei, and the like would also have tails that are as long as or even longer than the snout-vent length, on the figure these proportions match the olm with its long body and shorter tail. But, of course those cave-dwelling Eurycea species are quite popular (especially in the U.S.), too... Nevertheless, I'm happy such a toob will be released and of course I'll get one!
Quote from: bmathison1972 on October 14, 2013, 07:32:40 PMI'm happy with the cave toob as it has 5 arthropods but...there are cave millipedes that would be more interesting than this centipede (which looks like an unpainted version of their Venomous Creatures Toob Scolopendra). The spider looks too generic; a camel cricket or a mite of some sort woulda been a better choice . And although I don't collect mammals, I'm surprised there is no bat. I guess they wanted critters that live exclusively in caves and don't venture out .Still I applaud Safari for their efforts.
Quote from: brontodocus on October 14, 2013, 08:40:02 PMThinking of it, Blaine, is it really a centipede? Just a thought, those limbs don't look suitable for walking and between the antenna and the first "proper" leg there's a short, thick appendage just in front of the legs. Okay, it could be a maxilliped, but there may be an alternative explanation. My suggestion, although it's hard to believe any company ever makes one, is that it's possibly meant to be a remipedian! The antenna and the thick appendage could then be the rami of antenna 1 or the thick appendage could be a maxilliped, some remipedians also have conspicuous maxillipeds. I counted 19 or so segments which would also be in the range of Remipedia (although it's very close to the segment count of a scolopender, too).