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Shortfin Mako Shark (CollectA - Sea Life)

Started by brontodocus, July 03, 2014, 03:50:00 PM

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brontodocus

Phew, it's been a few months since I posted my last walk-around... but, hey, new figures have been released!  :D
So here's the walk-around of the CollectA Sea Life 88679 Shortfin Mako Shark, Isurus oxyrinchus (Rafinesque, 1810), new for 2014. Total length (along the curve of the back) is approx. 158 mm, so the scale is between approx. 1:18 and 1:25, corresponding to a total length of between 2.75 and 4.00 m total length (TL, i.e. including caudal fin).  The human figure (Minimen Andreas Köpke) is 1:20 scale. This is one of the best shark figures I've seen, my only complaint is the very soft material that tends to warp (so I had to do some hot water treatment on mine) and probably the paint may flake off easily as is the case in many soft figures.

Sadly, like most larger cartilaginous fishes this elegant and highly dynamic shark species is declining in numbers due to overfishing and IUCN lists it as "Vulnerable".


















Edit 2017-02-05: Fixed broken image urls.

widukind

Very wonderful figurine, i think i wish one too  :)

Jetoar

Thanks for share the imagesof this figure. I was waiting to see this replica and I think thtat it is really terrific  ^-^. In Andalucia, its name is "Lobito"  ^-^.
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OkapiBoy

I'm not usually a big fan of shark figures, but this one is a cool figure. The mouth is very well sculpted. Hoping to get this figure,too... when they are available.

brontodocus

Thanks widukind, Jetoar, and OkapiBoy! :) Like I said, I'm really pleased with it. There are so many shark figures that simply look ridiculous but this one is very accurate.

stargatedalek

so many shark figures turn out so plain, this one is great
mind if I ask about the other fish?

brontodocus

Quote from: stargatedalek on July 06, 2014, 09:44:02 PM
so many shark figures turn out so plain, this one is great
mind if I ask about the other fish?
Thanks, stargatedalek!  :) It's the Pacific Mackerel, Scomber japonicus, from Colorata's Salt Water Fish box:

stargatedalek


brontodocus

CollectA Shortfin Mako Shark images are working again. :)