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Cyclommatus elaphus (Acces toys)

Started by Beetle guy, July 20, 2018, 09:36:42 PM

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When I found a few pic's of two to be released sets (a Lucanidae set and a Dynastinae set) of beetle figurines by Acces Toys, I was mainly thrilled by the stag beetle set and Cyclommatus elaphus in particular.
Since the whole set of 7 figurines  each costed only about 6 dollars I purchased two stag beetle sets. Having in mind to customize some.

The figurines look realy good! and are mostly (not all) scale 1:1. Japanese  insect researcher Shigeru Okamura kept an eye on the development. For the price the sets are sold (about 6 dollars), you can imagine there have to be some restrictions. The paint is, not complaining, fairly minimalistic. But The modelling is very nice!!

The Cyclommatus elaphus in the set looks really like a subspecies Cyclommatus elaphus truncatus. So I repainted one of them as a more common version of Cyclommatus elaphus.
On to the pic's...

Left: the repainted figurine. Right: the original.

 

 

The original figurine.

 

 

The repainted figurine.

 




To beetle or not to beetle.

bmathison1972

My Access beetles are still in Japan. I am waiting for my source to get all the new 2018 figures (F-toys, T-TARTs) before sending, but it should be soon!

Beetle guy

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Quote from: bmathison1972 on July 20, 2018, 11:21:06 PM
My Access beetles are still in Japan. I am waiting for my source to get all the new 2018 figures (F-toys, T-TARTs) before sending, but it should be soon!

There is also a set out with (tiny) beetles each in their rearing case, didi you know?
https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/l456405164
To beetle or not to beetle.

bmathison1972

Quote from: Beetle guy on July 24, 2018, 09:50:40 PM
Quote from: bmathison1972 on July 20, 2018, 11:21:06 PM
My Access beetles are still in Japan. I am waiting for my source to get all the new 2018 figures (F-toys, T-TARTs) before sending, but it should be soon!

There is also a set out with (tiny) beetles each in their rearing case, didi you know?
https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/l456405164

yeah I passed on these LOL...almost bought 'em but decided I can pass for now

Beetle guy

#4
Quote from: bmathison1972 on July 24, 2018, 10:16:18 PM
Quote from: Beetle guy on July 24, 2018, 09:50:40 PM
Quote from: bmathison1972 on July 20, 2018, 11:21:06 PM
My Access beetles are still in Japan. I am waiting for my source to get all the new 2018 figures (F-toys, T-TARTs) before sending, but it should be soon!

There is also a set out with (tiny) beetles each in their rearing case, didi you know?
https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/l456405164

yeah I passed on these LOL...almost bought 'em but decided I can pass for now

haha, yes they were a bit to flimpsy for me.
To beetle or not to beetle.