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"Saltwater" Crocodile (Safari Ltd. - Incredible Creatures)

Started by brontodocus, December 31, 2012, 01:30:59 PM

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brontodocus

A walk-around of the Incredible Creatures "Saltwater Crocodile", originally named "Walking Crocodile" (and stamped "Crocodile"). I disagree about the identification as a Saltwater Crocodile which is one of the crocodiles with the weakest neck armor and should have two more or less distinct longitudinal ridges in front of the eyes. Those are missing in the figure and the neck osteoderms look a lot like those of the Nile Crocodile,  Crocodylus niloticus (Laurenti, 1768). Total length is approx. 381 mm with a snout-vent length of 187 mm. For a Nile Crocodile the scale would be approx. 1:7 - 1:13 for an average and up to 1:18 for an exceptionally large individual. Here is the link to the figure at Safari's website: http://safariltd.shptron.com/p/incredible-creatures%C2%AE-saltwater-crocodile










Last photo is a size comparison of the IC Alligator with Babies, IC "Saltwater Crocodile" (formerly "Walking Crocodile"), and Papo Nile Crocodile.

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

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Jetoar

He is very big. I think that this figure will be better with other colors (as colorata salta water)  ^-^.
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Keaton64

I received this figure today, and I have a question for those who also own one:  is the tail more flexible than the rest of the body?  It just seems like the material for the stomach is much more durable (and harder to squeeze) than the tail.  I wasn't sure if this is normal across all figures or exclusive to mine.  I bought it directly from Safari, but they haven't run out of the old color scheme yet; I thought for sure after these past several months that the remastered version would arrive today.  It's still awesome though.

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postsaurischian

I also have the old version and it's completely hollow.

Jetoar

Quote from: postsaurischian on June 09, 2017, 10:27:05 AM
I also have the old version and it's completely hollow.

I dont know the old version of this figure  :o.
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Keaton64

The one I have is also completely hollow as well, but I noticed a distinct difference in the pliability of the tail.  I just wanted to see if the tail on anyone else's figure was softer and more flexible than the rest of the body like the one on mine, or is the tail as hard to squeeze as the mid-section.

Also Jetoar, I was referring to the new remaster of this figure that safari has in their 2017 catalogue.  It's a much darker green than the one pictured above, which sort of does make it the old one now.  They haven't gotten through their stock of this color scheme yet.