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Author Topic: Gharial (Schleich - WildLife)  (Read 3057 times)

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Gharial (Schleich - WildLife)
« on: February 06, 2014, 03:37:28 PM »
Hello friends, this is the figure of Gharial (Gavialis gangeticus) Gmelin, 1789 of Schleich-Wild Life. Total lenght 180 mm. This figure is of 1999 line of figures and currently is retired. The gharial is characterised by its extremely long, thin jaws, regarded as an adaptation to a predominantly fish diet. Males reach up to 6 m (20 ft) with an average weight of around 160 kg (350 lb).The gharial is one of the longest of all living crocodilians, the record length being 6.25 m (20.5 ft). The long thin snout, adapted to catching fish in the gharial's river habitat, is armed with 110 sharp interdigitated teeth. The male has a distinctive boss at the end of the snout; the species derives its name from this feature, which resembles a ghara or earthenware pot. The feature appears to be an indicator of maleness and may be used as a sound resonator.













Schleich are one of the oldest brands that they do figures currently. They have done new figures of some old replicas. This replica is one of their old treasures. This figure is a very nice replica. The proportions of this figure are not correct from my point of view. I think that if it has a longer body and a shorter legs, it would be better. Details of body armor are not bad. The stand of this figure is nice and it is a good acquisition for crocodiles collectors. I think that this figure was one of the best figure of Gharial of the past. However, we can find figures that they are better as Gharial of Papo. I bought this figure in a store of Cádiz (Spain) 10 years ago ^-^.
« Last Edit: February 07, 2014, 12:47:33 AM by Jetoar »
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Re: Gharial (Schleich - WildLife)
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2014, 09:52:22 PM »
But looking past these anatomical issues, it's still a very collectible, classic figure (and it was on my wish list until Papo's version came out, I still wouldn't mind having the Schleich version, too). :)

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Re: Gharial (Schleich - WildLife)
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2014, 12:49:52 AM »
But looking past these anatomical issues, it's still a very collectible, classic figure (and it was on my wish list until Papo's version came out, I still wouldn't mind having the Schleich version, too). :)

Yes, it is a collector figure and a good example of the evolution of the brands. I think that is good to have figures of diferents ages and see the changes before  ^-^.
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