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Leatherback Turtle (Safari Ltd. - Wild Safari Sealife)

Started by brontodocus, December 28, 2012, 12:17:46 AM

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brontodocus

This is a walk-around of the retired Wild Safari Leatherback Turtle, Dermochelys coriacea (Vandelli, 1761). Total length is 110 mm and carapace length 72 mm, corresponding to a scale between 1:14 and 1:30. Charles R. Darwin from Accoutrements "Evolving Darwin Playset" is approx. 1:22.5 scale.









Edit 2017-02-07: Fixed broken image urls.

animaltoyforum

I really don't have any excuse for not owning this one.  :-[


brontodocus

Unfortunately, it seems not that easy to find anymore. When I bought i t from a German store more than three years ago it was the last one they had and I haven't seen it since. :(

animaltoyforum

Serves me right :-[ They might be extant, but surely turtles deserve a place alongside my extinct marine reptiles.


Jetoar

Cool turtle, Is the first time that I see this figure. I think that if he has another colors, He will be able to more accurate and realistic.
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brontodocus

Quote from: animaltoyforum on December 28, 2012, 12:50:13 AM
Serves me right :-[ They might be extant, but surely turtles deserve a place alongside my extinct marine reptiles.
Hehe, underwater flight may qualify them to be placed along with plesiosaur figures? :) There are still some good marine turtle figures around, sadly none of the major companies makes a Leatherback Turtle. It would be a really nice species to add to Safari's Incredible Creatures line, by the way, since there are already many good turtles included there. 8)
Quote from: Jetoar on December 28, 2012, 10:29:53 AM
Cool turtle, Is the first time that I see this figure. I think that if he has another colors, He will be able to more accurate and realistic.
Yes, the figure dates back to a time when Safari's paints weren't as good as today, the colouration of the eyes is sloppy and the light spots are too large. The sculpt itself is very good and I can imagine that Safari Ltd. would give it a much better paint job today if it was still in production.

Ana

It's wonderful turtle, unfortunately is sooo hard to find 8) Congratulations for having it!!!

brontodocus

Thanks, Ana! :) I guess I've bought mine just in time...

KathyAnderson

I have this turtle! I don't know where she (I decided mine's a girl) is at the moment, but when i find her, i'll post a pic. She was in my Christmas stocking a few years ago.
I didn't know that she's rare now. Great review!:)
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~Kathy~

brontodocus

Many thanks, Kathy! :) Yes, even though it may not have been discontinued for that long I guess you can call yourself very lucky to have it. And strangely, Leatherback Turtle figures seem scarce, anyways (with the exception of a few recent Japanese figures, of course).

KathyAnderson

You're welcome!
I didn't know that. I would've thought there'd be a lot of leatherback sea turtle figures, since they're the largest kind. (They ARE the largest type of sea turtle, right?)
I like Puppy in my Pockets and Littlest Pet Shop.
~Kathy~

brontodocus

Images in walk-around of WS Sealife Leatherback Turtle (old version) are visible again. :)

BlueKrono

Quote from: KathyAnderson on April 24, 2013, 12:11:39 AM
You're welcome!
I didn't know that. I would've thought there'd be a lot of leatherback sea turtle figures, since they're the largest kind. (They ARE the largest type of sea turtle, right?)

They are by far the largest turtle by any measure, and are in fact the fourth heaviest living reptile, superseded only by three big crocodilians.
I like turtles.