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Nile Monitor (Play Visions)

Started by stemturtle, January 12, 2013, 07:47:55 PM

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stemturtle

The Nile Monitor, Varanus niloticus, by Play Visions 1998, has a total length of 3 5/8 inches; 9 cm.  This is a rare figure, but the 2002 Yujin variation is frequently available on eBay as a Water Monitor, Varanus salvator.   
















Nile Monitor and Water Monitor

Credit to Varanus (aka Zopteryx) for reporting on the Dinosaur Toy Forum that the PV lizard is a Nile Monitor, while the Yujin figure is labeled a Water Monitor.  These figures by both brands are marked with the number 6. This is an inexplicable example of speciation by manufacturer.  The Yujin monitor is cast in a softer plastic than the PV lizard, and appears to be distorted; not flat on the ground like the 1998 version.  My Nile Monitor came from a box of reptiles by National Geographic.

animaltoyforum

Great photos of a lovely little figure :)

A dedicated Play Visions section of the forum may well be in order some day!


Jetoar

Quote from: animaltoyforum on January 12, 2013, 08:39:17 PM
Great photos of a lovely little figure :)

A dedicated Play Visions section of the forum may well be in order some day!

Cool figures, I like it. Congrats for you walk around  ^-^.
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brontodocus

Very nice! :) It's the first time I see the PV version, I already have the Yujin figure. Great photos, too, many thanks for sharing, stemturtle! :)

postsaurischian

Cute monitor & very nicely photographed walk-around :).
Keep on showing us your pics, stemturtle!

Varanus

Great review Stemturtle! :)

Quote from: stemturtle on January 12, 2013, 07:47:55 PM
Credit to Varanus (aka Zopteryx) for reporting on the Dinosaur Toy Forum that the PV lizard is a Nile Monitor, while the Yujin figure is labeled a Water Monitor.
My pleasure. ;)

widukind

This is one of my most wanted figurines too  :) :) :) Congrats for that  :) :)

Battatitan

#7
Nice monitors - they look really detailed and make a great pair  :D I love the stripes on the Play Vision one: they give him great character.