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Humphead Wrasse ( Favorite Marine Life series)

Started by OkapiBoy, October 01, 2014, 02:49:19 AM

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OkapiBoy

Favorite Co. release a wide variety of animals, both extant and prehistoric, although I am more familiar with their prehistoric lines of figures.
Thie figure is of the Humphead wrasse, or more commonly know as Napoleon Wrasse, one of my favorite fish. It is from the marine life series. Napoleon wrasse is the largest of the wrasse species and is truly one of the most majestic fish in the ocean. Anyone who have seen a live one, both in wild of public aquarium will, without a doubt be struck by it's large size and beauty. Unfortunately, this species is now endangered due to the live fish trade, no this trade is not for aquarium, but for the food, specifically the restaurant industry.Live humphead wrasse are a status symbol in many of these expensive restaurant in Asia. The sad thing is that the only part of this fish that is highly valued is its lips.
Large specimens of this wrasse, once a common sight in tropical oceans, are now rare.
Anyway, back to the figure, this one is a large figure and very nicely detailed. Unlike others in the series, this one does not come with a stand.
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You can see the size of this figure compared to the other favorite figures
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PS - can we have a section for Favorite figures, too? ;)

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brontodocus

A wonderful figure that Favorite Humphead Wrasse is - and one I always wanted to have, too. :) Oh, and of course congrats for all those new Prehistoric ones designed by Hirokazu Tokugawa (plus one Araki). :)

bmathison1972

what other species are in the Favorite marine life series? Is there a link somethere? The word 'favorite' is too generic so Google searches aren't helpful :)

brontodocus


bmathison1972

Quote from: brontodocus on October 04, 2014, 11:47:33 PM
Hi Blaine, here's a link to the complete series: http://www.f-favorite.net/english/products/marine/SoftModel/

thanks, looks like the Anomalacris is the only arthropod among all their figures, so I'm not missing anything for the moment LOL

Hercules beetle

I luckily own that beautiful figure of a humphead wrasse. I might get the ocean sunfish from the set too.

brontodocus

Quote from: Hercules beetle on October 17, 2014, 05:59:40 PM
I luckily own that beautiful figure of a humphead wrasse. I might get the ocean sunfish from the set too.
I'm not aware of a Favorite Soft Model sunfish but I remember there was one among their discontinued Desktop models (the larger resin ones) - of which I only have the Manta Ray, which also never made it to a Soft Model - but I believe both are available as magnets and the Manta as a smaller strap figure, too.

Hercules beetle

Quote from: brontodocus on October 17, 2014, 09:13:13 PM
Quote from: Hercules beetle on October 17, 2014, 05:59:40 PM
I luckily own that beautiful figure of a humphead wrasse. I might get the ocean sunfish from the set too.
I'm not aware of a Favorite Soft Model sunfish but I remember there was one among their discontinued Desktop models (the larger resin ones) - of which I only have the Manta Ray, which also never made it to a Soft Model - but I believe both are available as magnets and the Manta as a smaller strap figure, too.
Not certain but mine might be the large resin one.

brontodocus

The so-called "Soft Models" are made out of (actually quite rigid) PVC-like plastic, much like Schleich or other major brands use for their figures. The old "Desktop Models" resins came with a black wooden base and the models were fixed on a metal rod (the models have a screw thread in the belly) - here's the Desktop Manta Ray as an example.

Hercules beetle

Quote from: brontodocus on October 17, 2014, 09:37:15 PM
The so-called "Soft Models" are made out of (actually quite rigid) PVC-like plastic, much like Schleich or other major brands use for their figures. The old "Desktop Models" resins came with a black wooden base and the models were fixed on a metal rod (the models have a screw thread in the belly) - here's the Desktop Manta Ray as an example.
Mine is definately the soft figure then.