Rubber Ducky Isopod (Dango Mushi 08 by Bandai)

Rubber Ducky is a common name given to a species of Cubaris that was discovered in limestone caves in Thailand in 2017. To my knowledge, the species is still undescribed (I propose C. erniei). Despite this, it is becoming very popular in the hobby of rearing isopods (honestly, until I investigated this figure before buying …

American Alligator (Wild Wildlife by Safari Ltd.)

The American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis) is not only a symbol of the American southeast, but also of American conservation. Due to overhunting and habitat loss during the 1800’s through the mid 1900’s the species was listed as endangered in 1967. Then a mere 20 years later, in 1987, it was pronounced fully recovered. Although still …

White Rhinoceros, 1996 (Wild Safari Wildlife by Safari Ltd.)

Another ride out on the “Savanah Summer” and we cover a figure of the last of the Big Five African mammals for me to review, the Rhino. In this case, it is the largest of the rhinos, the White Rhino (Ceratotherium simum). There are two subspecies, the more common southern and the near extinct northern, …

Blue Damselfish (Colors of the Animal Kingdom by Yowie Group)

The blue damselfish (Chrysiptera cyanea) is a member of the Pomacentridae family (damselfishes and clownfishes) that inhabits reefs and lagoons within the Indian and western Pacific oceans. It is also included in Yowie Group’s Colors of the Animal Kingdom series. Yowie Group is a company that produces chocolate candy, molded around plastic eggs that contain …

Rufous Hornbill (Nayab)

Review and images by Lanthanotus; edited by bmathison1972 Amongst the roughly 10,000 species of birds, the hornbills form a unique family of middle-sized to large birds with strong, downcurved beaks on which many species boast an impressive casque on the upper mandible. Quiet a few species are also very colorful. Despite their striking appearance, the …

Muskox, 2004 (Wild Life Arctic and Antarctic by Schleich)

Within the Bovidae family, among the most interesting may be the last of the ovibovines, the muskox (Ovibovis moschatus). The muskox’s name is misleading, as it’s actually a closer relative of sheep and goats rather than cattle. The name refers to the musk emitted by males during seasonal rut, which serves to attract females. During …

Zebra Shark (Wild Water Series by Yowie Group)

Since joining the Animal Toy Forum, the Yowie Group company has quickly caught my attention. The chocolate wrapped eggs they produce offer a wide range of toy animals inside them, many species not readily produced by other companies. For whatever reason I didn’t think I could get these Yowie eggs myself, I thought they were …

Great White Shark (Monterey Bay Aquarium Collection by Safari Ltd.)

Review and images by JimoAi; edited by bmathison1972 Every year, there will be a week dedicated to sharks known as Shark Week, where many content creators dedicate to posting shark-related content for that period of time. Most famously, the infamous Discovery Channel airs the sub-par shark specials annually for that period, which unfortunately focuses more …

Devil Fish/Skate (AAA)

This Saturday, shark week will take a slight detour into skates, covering this alleged ”Devil Fish”. Skates are the group of batoids belonging to the Rajiformes order. They appear to resemble sting rays but can be distinguished by their thicker and shorter tails that lack the venomous spines. Skates are found all across the world …