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Perching Cockatiel (Tenori Inko Collection)

Started by stargatedalek, February 21, 2015, 10:19:15 PM

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This is one of two cockatiel models I know of from the Tenori Inko line, the other is standing and I'm uncertain if one might be a re-sculpt of the other or not. I picked up the birds I have from this series in bulk lots on YAJ but they do appear on eBay occasionally. It comes in two pieces with the tail and wing tips being separate from the main body, assembly is highly minimal and the tail part is inserted and then it stays snugly in place. The tail piece and the main body are made of a hard but tough plastic, not unlike Wild Safari, whereas the feet are made of a harder more brittle plastic, sharp feeling to the touch. As such the birds main body is very durable but the feet are rather easily damaged, if dropped they sometimes snap off at the body or simply come "un-inserted" from the body (fortunately repairs are simple and effective with just a dab of glue). I think the feet were done in a different material to accompany the feature of standing on the rim of glasses. They total 11cm in length and 5 cm in height (including the crest and tail). These are two of the three colour morphs of cockatiel available in this particular pose.

The cockatiel (Nymphicus hollandicus), also known as the quarrion and the weiro, is a member of the cockatoo family endemic to Australia. They are prized as household pets and companion parrots throughout the world and are relatively easy to breed. As a caged bird, cockatiels are second in popularity only to the budgerigar.
The cockatiel is the only member of the genus Nymphicus. It was previously considered a crested parrot or small cockatoo; however, more recent molecular studies have assigned it to its own subfamily, Nymphicinae. It is, therefore, now classified as the smallest of the Cacatuidae (cockatoo family). Cockatiels are native to Australia, and favour the Australian wetlands, scrublands, and bush lands.
At 12cm length measured along the spine (including tail) the figure is in 1:2.5 - 1:3 scale. The grey one resembles a more common domestic morph (note the lack of bars on the tails underside), and the lighter one is (don't quote me on this) a good match for a partial albino strain. Everything on these birds is superb, from the colouring to the proportions to the detail work are all excellent. If there's any negative points the paint app isn't perfect (at this size its a scarely notable amount of diversion), and I suppose they are rather smooth which from a distance appears to lack texture detail, but they have all the detail needed where it counts if you ask me.

I forgot to take pics of them balancing on a glass, I'll have to get those up soon ;)


Excellent! :) And quite big, too, for gashapon figures. Are they a little different in sculpt? The tails seem to be different at least in some photos.


Good eye there, I'd forgotten to mention about their tails. Its not a different sculpt but they are distinctively bent in different directions, and while the material isn't by any means brittle, I don't think it has enough give to it for this to have been from packaging. Worth noting that none of the others in this set show such variation between colour morphs.


Nice figures and review! I think the light-colored form is called "lutino".


Quote from: Newt on February 23, 2015, 05:47:52 PM
Nice figures and review! I think the light-colored form is called "lutino".

Yes it is, with the love birds is the same. Awesome figures  ^-^.
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Quote from: Newt on February 23, 2015, 05:47:52 PM
Nice figures and review! I think the light-colored form is called "lutino".
Indeed it it is! Thanks for the ID, it was on the tip of my tongue but I knew it couldn't be leucistic  :P