Monthly archives: October, 2020

Asian Swallowtail, larva (Life With Insect Desktop Models by Bandai Spirits)

Today I am reviewing another figure from the 2020 Life With Insect collection by Bandai Spirits. This time, we are looking at the larva of the Asian swallowtail, Papilio xuthus, which was part of a set of three immature insects sold together as Desktop Models. The other two in the trio are the larva of …

Bowhead Whale (Sealife by CollectA)

Review and images by Suspsy; edited by bmathison1972 The bowhead whale (Balaena mysticetus), also known as the Greenland right whale, is the bearer of multiple titles: largest Arctic denizen, largest mouth of any animal, thickest blubber of any animal, and longest baleen plates of any cetacean. It is also thought to be the longest living …

Dalmatian, pair (Noah’s Pals by Caboodle! Toys LLC)

Often referred to as man’s best friend, dogs (Canis lupus familiaris) have been a major part of human life for thousands of years, helping us hunt, track, and keep us company, not to mention modern adaptations, such as helping the afflicted live better lives. No wonder Noah’s Pals made two sets of these animals (though …

Deep Sea Creatures TOOB (Safari Ltd.)

Review and images by Suspsy; edited by bmathison1972 Of all the creatures in the world’s oceans, none are more bizarre and more terrifying to behold than those that dwell in the darkest depths where the light does not penetrate. Seven of these strange species are to be found in the 2014 Deep Sea Creatures TOOB …

Ducks (Decoy Rubber Duckies by Funrise Express)

With the possible exception of the Teddy bear the classic rubber duck is without question the most popular animal toy in the world. And although the collecting of rubber duckies does not really tie into our own hobby you can bet that they have their own loyal following of collectors. And the selection of different …

Edible Crab (Marine Life by Papo)

Today we are looking at the edible crab (Cancer pagurus) released just this year by Papo. This is an exciting figure. It is Papo’s first crustacean, and only the second crustacean in a Western company’s ‘Sealife/Marine life’ line following CollectA’s 2019 king crab (I am not counting figures in the Incredible Creatures line by Safari …

Kiwi (Wildlife by CollectA)

Review and images by Lanthanotus; edited by bmathison1972 Today I want to introduce you to the figure of another instantly recognizable bird. But again, despite its worldwide popularity, the choice of figures is comparably few. The more welcomed is CollectA’s 2015 release. “Kiwi” derives from the native Maori language and – as quite common in …