Monthly archives: October, 2019

American Alligator, with babies (Incredible Creatures by Safari Ltd.)

This walk-around covers the Incredible Creatures (American) Alligator with Babies, Alligator mississippiensis (Daudin, 1802). A huge figure, stretched out it would be approx. 481 mm total length and 242 mm snout-vent length. Considering normal adult lengths between 2.5 and 4.4 m (although larger specimens are known) the scale would be between 1:5 and 1:9. However, since the juveniles …

Bearded Vulture (Bullyland)

Editor’s note: beefing up both birds and Bullyland by brontodocus! This walk-around covers the Bullyland Animal World Bearded Vulture (or Lammergeier) Gypaetus barbatus (Linnaeus, 1758). Length is approx. 89 mm, wing span (if the wings were fully stretched out) approx. 170 mm, so the scale would be between 1:11 and 1:14 based on body length …

Blue Whale (British Museum: Natural History by Invicta)

Oof! Two blue whale toy reviews in a row, these things happen! The blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) is the only extant animal in the famous monochrome line produced by Invicta Ltd for the British Museum (Natural History). If you’re not familiar with that museum, it’s because the museum was rebranded in the 90s and is …

Chinese Bahaba (Series 1 by Aquameridian)

A walk-around of an Aquameridian figure, here is the Series 1 Chinese bahaba, Bahaba taipingensis (Herre, 1932). The model displays a little hunting scene where the bahaba is about to catch a tiny crab (apparently a species of Portunidae due to the long lateral spines of the carapace) by suction feeding. Total length (TL) of …

Common Cuckoo (Birdtales Series 2 by Kaiyodo)

I’ve been intending to write a review of this figure for quite a bit now, but until now, schoolwork and other real life issues have gotten in the way of that. Anyway, let the review commence: Brood parasitism, the act of relying on other individual animals to raise young, is easily one of the most …

Ganges River Dolphin (Sealife by CollectA)

Review and photos by OkapiBoy Before we leave Mainland Asia, I wanted to make one last detour and check out some of the largest and mightiest rivers in India and Asia.The Ganges, Indus, Yangtze, and Mekong are just some of the largest river systems that flows and crisscross the continent.Here, one would encounter one of …

Golden-ringed Dragonfly (The Insects of Japan Vols. 1 and 3 by Yujin)

The Golden-ringed dragonfly (in Japanese Oniyanma) Anotogaster sieboldii is the biggest dragonfly in Japan. It is also known as jumbo dragonfly or Siebold’s dragonfly. It is the largest species of dragonfly in Eastern Asia (Japan, China and the Korean Peninsula). It can reach a lenght of 100 mm. The A. sieboldii nymph lives three to five years, moulting up to ten times and growing as long …