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New FAVORITE 2016 Silver Arowana Walkaround

Started by sbell, May 02, 2016, 02:43:02 AM

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sbell

Here I present one of the 4 new Soft Models from Favorite (Kinto) in the Ancient Fishes line.

Osteoglossum bicirrhosum, the silver arowana. This is a big species (>100 cm) of bonytongue, popular in home aquaria in much of the world. They have not been made as figures or toys much--just a couple of rare, expensive Kaiyodo Aqualand figures--since Japan is the only place that makes arowana models, and the Asian Arowana complex of species (Scleropages spp.) are far more popular (despite their rarity, and expense).

The figure itself is about 18cm long, giving a scale of roughly 1:7. I have personally kept a silver arowana that was more than double this size! It was kept with gars, bichirs, and...others (see below!).

Like the rest of the Ancient Fishes, and other FAVORITE Soft Models, the figure is heavy, and came packaged on a card. There is a base, and the figure has a large hole where the base fits. They are not interchangable between figures. Unlike the other models the arowana cannot sit/display without the ase, as it embeds in the side.

Pictures




Yes, they really do always look like they are judging you.






Note how the base sits against the side.









And, for 1:7 or so scale--the Yujin Blugill and the Replica Toy Fish Pumpkinseed figures. I actually kept my Arowana with all of the aforementioned fish, and Pumkinseeds! They got along very well!


Did I mention earlier to go get these figures? Because I will say it again, it's a great model!

brontodocus

Finally, it seems I can get myself a Silver Arowana figure, too (one that's not virtually impossible to get). And such a nice one, too. Even the lateral line is sculpted! :o

sbell

Quote from: brontodocus on May 04, 2016, 10:26:57 AM
Finally, it seems I can get myself a Silver Arowana figure, too (one that's not virtually impossible to get). And such a nice one, too. Even the lateral line is sculpted! :o

That's how I felt (although, I was able to get the less common Aqualand). But this one cost a lot less...I think I got all 4 Ancient Fishes, with postage, for about the same price!

Jetoar

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