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What are your favourite seven 'new for 2014' Kaiyodo animal figures?

Eurasian Harvest Mouse - Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Animatales Series 5 (Biwako)
2 (2.4%)
Little Grebe - Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Animatales Series 5 (Biwako)
2 (2.4%)
Japanese Treefrog (green or brown) - CapsuleQ Museum Animatales Series 5 (Biwako)
0 (0%)
Lake Biwa Catfish (normal or leucistic) - Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Animatales Series 5 (Biwako)
1 (1.2%)
Striped Bitterling male - Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Animatales Series 5 (Biwako)
0 (0%)
Striped Bitterling female - Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Animatales Series 5 (Biwako)
0 (0%)
Biwa Trout - Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Animatales Series 5 (Biwako)
1 (1.2%)
Giant Water Bug - Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Animatales Series 5 (Biwako)
3 (3.6%)
Predatory Water Flea - Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Animatales Series 5 (Biwako)
4 (4.8%)
Ezo Brown Bear Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Animatales Series 6 (Hokkaido)
0 (0%)
Sika Deer - Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Animatales Series 6 (Hokkaido)
4 (4.8%)
Ezo Red Fox - Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Animatales Series 6 (Hokkaido)
2 (2.4%)
Siberian Flying Squirrel - Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Animatales Series 6 (Hokkaido)
0 (0%)
Chipmunk - Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Animatales Series 6 (Hokkaido)
1 (1.2%)
Least Weasel (winter or summer) - Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Animatales Series 6 (Hokkaido)
2 (2.4%)
Orca (mouth open) - Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Animatales Series 6 (Hokkaido)
0 (0%)
Orca (mouth closed) - Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Animatales Series 6 (Hokkaido)
1 (1.2%)
Iriomote Cat - Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Animatales Series 7 (Yaeyama)
3 (3.6%)
Crested Serpent Eagle - Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Animatales Series 7 (Yaeyama)
1 (1.2%)
Yellow-margined Box Turtle (hatchling) - Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Animatales Series 7 (Yaeyama)
2 (2.4%)
Japanese Tree-lizard - Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Animatales Series 7 (Yaeyama)
2 (2.4%)
Tiger Shark - Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Animatales Series 7 (Yaeyama)
3 (3.6%)
Atlas Moth - Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Animatales Series 7 (Yaeyama)
4 (4.8%)
Pillbug Cubaris murina (=iriomotensis) - Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Animatales Series 7 (Yaeyama)
6 (7.1%)
Rock Ptarmigan (winter or summer) Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Animatales Series 8 (mountain animals)
0 (0%)
Japanese Serow Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Animatales Series 8 (mountain animals)
1 (1.2%)
Asian Black Bear Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Animatales Series 8 (mountain animals)
0 (0%)
Japanese dormouse Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Animatales Series 8 (mountain animals)
0 (0%)
Hasegawa's Ladybug Coccinella hasegawai Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Animatales Series 8 (mountain animals)
0 (0%)
Golden Eagle - Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Animatales Series 8 (mountain animals)
2 (2.4%)
Strawberry Poison Frog - Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Toxic and Dangerous Animals
0 (0%)
Yellow-banded Poison Dart Frog - Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Toxic and Dangerous Animals
1 (1.2%)
Chinese Red-headed Scolopender (two colour variants) Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Toxic and Dangerous Animals
1 (1.2%)
Deathstalker - Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Toxic and Dangerous Animals
1 (1.2%)
Mexican Red-kneed Tarantula - Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Toxic and Dangerous Animals
0 (0%)
Blue-lined Octopus - Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Toxic and Dangerous Animals
3 (3.6%)
Eastern Coral Snake - Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Toxic and Dangerous Animals
2 (2.4%)
Daphnia pulex - Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Microcosmos
2 (2.4%)
Euglena gracilis - Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Microcosmos
0 (0%)
Branchinella kugenumaensis - Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Microcosmos
1 (1.2%)
Portunus trituberculatus (Zoea) - Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Microcosmos
2 (2.4%)
Loligo bleekeri (juvenile) - Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Microcosmos
0 (0%)
Ural Owl - Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Owls
2 (2.4%)
Little Owl - Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Owls
1 (1.2%)
Barn Owl - Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Owls
5 (6%)
Northern White-faced Scops-owl - Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Owls
1 (1.2%)
Snowy Owl - Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Owls
2 (2.4%)
Papilio protenor caterpillar - Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Caterpillars 2
0 (0%)
Papilio machaon caterpillar - Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Caterpillars 2
0 (0%)
Cystidia truncangulata caterpillar - Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Caterpillars 2
0 (0%)
Stauropus fagi caterpillar - Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Caterpillars 2
2 (2.4%)
Theretra oldenlandiae caterpillar - Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Caterpillars 2
0 (0%)
Dorcus hopei binodulosus larva - Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Caterpillars 2
1 (1.2%)
Rooster (version A/B) - Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Farm Animals 1/35
0 (0%)
Chicken (version A/B) - Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Farm Animals 1/35
0 (0%)
Duck (version A/B) - Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Farm Animals 1/35
0 (0%)
Horse (version A/B) - Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Farm Animals 1/35
0 (0%)
Foal (version A/B) - Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Farm Animals 1/35
0 (0%)
Holstein Cow (version A/B) - Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Farm Animals 1/35
0 (0%)
Rabbit (version A/B) - Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Farm Animals 1/35
0 (0%)
Sow with piglets (version A/B) - Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Farm Animals 1/35
0 (0%)
Ram (version A/B) - Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Farm Animals 1/35
0 (0%)
Dog (version A/B) - Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Farm Animals 1/35
0 (0%)
Shamo Rooster (version A/B) - Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Farm Animals 1/35
0 (0%)
Pig (version A/B) - Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Farm Animals 1/35
0 (0%)
Goat (version A/B) - Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Farm Animals 1/35
0 (0%)
Coelacanth Kaiyodo Deep-sea Life
3 (3.6%)
Barreleye Kaiyodo Deep-sea Life
3 (3.6%)
Gulper Eel Kaiyodo Deep-sea Life
1 (1.2%)
Giant Isopod Kaiyodo Deep-sea Life
2 (2.4%)
Giant Squid Kaiyodo Deep-sea Life
1 (1.2%)
Scaly-foot Gastropod Chrysomallon squamiferum (two variants) Kaiyodo Deep-sea Life
0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 14

Author Topic: Kaiyodo - new for 2014  (Read 21160 times)

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Re: Kaiyodo
« Reply #20 on: August 16, 2014, 04:36:32 PM »
By the way, does anyone know of Kaiyodo Aquatales sets this year? Other than the resin figures that are coming out. I mean, are they doing their more traditional aquarium-specific lines this year (Shinigawa, Enoshima, etc?) Thanks.


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Re: Kaiyodo
« Reply #21 on: October 05, 2014, 04:57:41 AM »
Andre and Blaine will be happy to see this one :):


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Re: Kaiyodo
« Reply #22 on: October 05, 2014, 12:59:42 PM »
can anyone identify the genus in the top center?

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Re: Kaiyodo
« Reply #23 on: October 05, 2014, 01:14:01 PM »
can anyone identify the genus in the top center?

top center, that is the pubic louse, Phthirus pubis.

I am wildly looking forward to this set, but it follows three or four other sets so I don't expect to see it until maybe 2015 (at which time we should start a Kaiyodo-2015 thread)

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Re: Kaiyodo
« Reply #24 on: October 05, 2014, 01:58:35 PM »
Andre and Blaine will be happy to see this one :):
Absolutely! :) Blaine already emailed me about the set yesterday. The figures seem quite large for CapsuleQ, too, similar to the Toxic and Dangerous Animals set, I wonder if they are also soft and pliable like the ones from that set.

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« Reply #25 on: October 05, 2014, 02:04:20 PM »
Andre and Blaine will be happy to see this one :):
Absolutely! :) Blaine already emailed me about the set yesterday. The figures seem quite large for CapsuleQ, too, similar to the Toxic and Dangerous Animals set, I wonder if they are also soft and pliable like the ones from that set.

Andre, what do you make of the flea? I don't see genal combs, nor pronotal combs (although the angle is off). This may be a human flea, Pulex irritans? Or since it's from Japan maybe Xenopsylla cheopis? I don't think it's going to be a cat/dog flea (Ctenocephalides sp.)

The roach appears to be Blatta orientalis and the fly a Lucilia sp.???

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Re: Kaiyodo
« Reply #26 on: October 05, 2014, 06:24:22 PM »
I'm sure many of us want the pubic louse, but just be careful not to mention it too loudly in public. :))

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Re: Kaiyodo
« Reply #27 on: October 06, 2014, 09:56:44 PM »
I'm not too keen on the frog set, but I want the yin-yang tadpoles ^-^.


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Re: Kaiyodo
« Reply #28 on: October 06, 2014, 10:43:23 PM »
While most of the frogs in the set aren't too overwhelming and have been made as figures before - the one on the bottom right is something special and worth getting, that's a Rain Frog, I just have to figure out if it's Breviceps adspersus or B. rosei:)

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« Reply #29 on: October 06, 2014, 11:49:08 PM »
rain frogs are so kawaii
I'll be keeping ready for this one to launch, even if just for that figure
(I have ones of each of the other species already, but no rain frog)
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Re: Kaiyodo
« Reply #30 on: October 07, 2014, 10:58:52 AM »
Andre, what do you make of the flea? I don't see genal combs, nor pronotal combs (although the angle is off). This may be a human flea, Pulex irritans? Or since it's from Japan maybe Xenopsylla cheopis? I don't think it's going to be a cat/dog flea (Ctenocephalides sp.)

The roach appears to be Blatta orientalis and the fly a Lucilia sp.???
My guess was Pulex irritans, too, but I'll wait for larger photos or the figure itself to see if the combs are really absent. I don't think the roach is Blatta orientalis, even males would have shorter wings that would not reach beyond the tip of the abdomen. Since it's apparently a pest & parasites set, my guess would be Periplaneta americana.

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« Reply #31 on: October 07, 2014, 02:14:17 PM »
next up for Kaiyodo: owls. Neat for you guys that collect birds. Can be seen here:  http://www.capsuleq.in/m/index.htm

After the owls we have:

1) montane Japanese animals
2) hideously painted caterpillars (that's all I am going to say regarding this travesty).
3) insect 'pests'

and, I also thought the wings were too long for B. orientalis, but the color didn't grab me for P. americana (at least not the populations I see here in the US). Given Kaiyodo's attention to detail, I doubt they'd make a Blatta with wings too long. So yes, probably a Periplanata.

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Re: Kaiyodo
« Reply #32 on: October 09, 2014, 05:07:49 PM »
next up for Kaiyodo: owls. Neat for you guys that collect birds. Can be seen here:  http://www.capsuleq.in/m/index.htm

After the owls we have:

1) montane Japanese animals
2) hideously painted caterpillars (that's all I am going to say regarding this travesty).
3) insect 'pests'

and, I also thought the wings were too long for B. orientalis, but the color didn't grab me for P. americana (at least not the populations I see here in the US). Given Kaiyodo's attention to detail, I doubt they'd make a Blatta with wings too long. So yes, probably a Periplanata.

I have to say I'll probably have to get me that owls set! There's a White-faced Scops Owl included, one of the coolest owls. :) And I want that Little Owl, too. Hmm, hideously painted caterpillars - so I take it they are not naturally coloured? But I'm interested, how bad are they? If the sculpts are good and the set contains never-seen-before species they might still be worth a repaint?

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« Reply #33 on: October 09, 2014, 06:07:16 PM »

I have to say I'll probably have to get me that owls set! There's a White-faced Scops Owl included, one of the coolest owls. :) And I want that Little Owl, too. Hmm, hideously painted caterpillars - so I take it they are not naturally coloured? But I'm interested, how bad are they? If the sculpts are good and the set contains never-seen-before species they might still be worth a repaint?

No, they are several hideously painted versions of some papilionid caterpillar. One looks mechanical. One looks like an ice cream sundae. Uggh.

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Re: Kaiyodo
« Reply #34 on: October 09, 2014, 06:50:18 PM »
One looks like an ice cream sundae. Uggh.
Wow, okay, this is sort of like "eek" and "yummy" at the same time... ;D Too bad, since the last CapsuleQ caterpillars set was actually really good. :-\

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« Reply #35 on: October 10, 2014, 09:45:03 AM »
Kaiyodo does really beatiful figures even rare insects  ^-^.
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« Reply #36 on: October 10, 2014, 09:03:06 PM »
.......
After the owls we have:
1) montane Japanese animals
2) hideously painted caterpillars (that's all I am going to say regarding this travesty).
.......

Here they are:




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« Reply #37 on: October 10, 2014, 09:36:42 PM »
Looking forward to the lady beetle in the montane set (obviously)...those caterpillars...well...I've already said that I am not saying anything more about this travesty.  >:(


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Re: Kaiyodo
« Reply #38 on: October 11, 2014, 02:59:25 PM »
to put it frankly, the caterpillars are entertaining, but I certainly won't be buying any of them

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Re: Kaiyodo
« Reply #39 on: October 11, 2014, 06:45:58 PM »
Looking forward to the lady beetle in the montane set (obviously)...those caterpillars...well...I've already said that I am not saying anything more about this travesty.  >:(
Okay, well, you got a point here. Even worse than I thought and all are the same sculpt... :P