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Sawfish (Schleich - Wild Life)
« on: February 02, 2014, 10:41:58 PM »
A walk-around of the 2014 Schleich Wild Life Largetooth Sawfish, Pristis microdon Latham, 1794 - which may or may not be a junior synonym of the Common Sawfish, Pristis pristis (Linnaeus, 1758). Total length (TL) is 167 mm so the scale is anywhere between approx. 1:15 and 1:45 for an individual that has reached maturity (length data from P. pristis were used as a reference here).
Schleich officially identified the figure as Pristis zijsron but the number of teeth on the rostrum (18 pairs), the forward position of the first dorsal, and the presence of a ventral lobe on the caudal fin suggests P. microdon instead. However, it has been suggested in 2013 to regard P. pristis, P. microdon, and P. perotteti as a single species, P. pristis (Linnaeus, 1758), and IUCN has followed this suggestion. P. pristis is considered "Critically Endangered" by IUCN (and P. microdon and P. perotteti had the same status when IUCN still listed them as distinct species. The human figure (Diver from Safari Ltd Coral Reef Toob) is approx. 1:32 - 1:35 scale.



















Edit 2017-02-07: Fixed broken image urls.
« Last Edit: February 07, 2017, 11:30:23 AM by brontodocus »


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Re: Sawfish (Schleich - Wild Life)
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2014, 10:50:00 PM »
Cool figure and walk -around  friend. When I saw it in the store I think that it was very beautiful and now I think the same. I am waiting to have my figure of this curious specie in my hands  ^-^.
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Re: Sawfish (Schleich - Wild Life)
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2014, 10:54:56 PM »
Thanks again, Jetoar! :) since you mentioned how you found one in a store that had some scuffs - it's strange that Schleich now uses a softer, waxy plastic for their sealife figures (much like the one we know from Bullyland) which allows the paint to flake off more easily. I've noticed that on the 2013 Great White Shark and Blue Whale, too.

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Re: Sawfish (Schleich - Wild Life)
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2014, 12:03:30 AM »
Thanks again, Jetoar! :) since you mentioned how you found one in a store that had some scuffs - it's strange that Schleich now uses a softer, waxy plastic for their sealife figures (much like the one we know from Bullyland) which allows the paint to flake off more easily. I've noticed that on the 2013 Great White Shark and Blue Whale, too.

This scuff are produced when the children play with the figures in the stores and people touch it  :-\. When I go to a store and I find a figure that I am looking, out scuffs, I buy it  ^-^.
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Re: Sawfish (Schleich - Wild Life)
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2014, 05:31:31 PM »
Beautieful  :)

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Re: Sawfish (Schleich - Wild Life)
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2017, 11:30:56 AM »
Edited image urls of Schleich Sawfish walk-around to be visible again. :)

 



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