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Lord of the Pachyderms: Elephants

Started by OkapiBoy, January 27, 2013, 06:57:16 AM

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OkapiBoy

Along with Lions, tigers, giraffes, Rhinos, bears, zebras, and wolf, elephants are one of the best known animals in the world, and for good reasons. Elephants are the largest land mammals alive today. Their body plan is very much unlike any other living animals, with large ears, long trunk, pillar-like legs, and long tusk.
The two (or three) species, African and Asian elephants living today, comes from a long line that stretches millions of years (there are over160 extinct members of the order Proboscidea). Unfortunately, both species are struggling to survive and may soon join their long extinct ancestors.

The African elephant ( Loxodonta Africana)
Also known as bush elephant is native to Africa. They are larger than the Asian species, and both sexes have tusk. They can be found in diverse habitat, from savannahs, forest, deserts, and coastal areas. The forest elephant L. Cyclotis) is considered a sub-species of the bush or African elephant, although some consider it as a whole separate species. They are slightly smaller than that of their savannah cousins, and typically have shorter, more slender tusk. As their name suggest, they inhabit dense forest in central Africa.

Papo

Mojo

Wild Republic

KMI


The Asian elephant (Elephas Maximus)
smaller than it’s African cousin, and is native to Asia. In this species, only the males typically have the long tusk (although females also sometimes have them, but much smaller). Their ears are much smaller that their African counterpart and they are also more hairy. Like its African cousin, Asian elephants can be found in diverse habitat (except for deserts), and are known swimmers (hoping from one island to another in some places).  Asian elephants can be found in the Asian continent and also in many SE Asian island nations. Unlike the African elephant, Asian elephants have a long history of domestication and features prominently in some Asian cultures.

Papo

CollectA





As a bonus, here are some extinct Proboscideans ( Deinotheres, Mammutids, and gomphotheres)  along with their living relatives.


There you go, now lets see your various figures ;D

Jetoar

Cool images, thanks for sharing friend
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Fukuiraptor

I love elephants!  Thanks for sharing!

sauroid

these are my Elephants
Nayab African elephant

Mojo Fun African Elephant and calf

Collecta Asian elephant calf (w/ a hippo calf)

Japan brand (maybe Yujin) Asian elephant

and an unknown solid vinyl African elephant

OkapiBoy

That Nayab figure is cool. I am not familiar with the line.
Here are two more asian elephants from Safari and Schelich
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Jetoar

Very nice figures, before figures that did Schleich were not bad, but this figure are better from my point of view.
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brontodocus

Those Papo elephants are both very good, the African and the Asian one! 8)

Jetoar

#7
Loveley images, I share more of my collection  ^-^.





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postsaurischian


  ^-^  Kaiyodo - Mega Sofubi Advance  African Elephant  (originally sculpted by Matsumura Shinobu)



Jetoar

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Fukuiraptor

The Kaiyodo is an awesome figure although it looks a bit too thin.

Stuckasaurus

Does anybody have any comparison shots between Safari's Asian and African elephants? I'm specifically trying to see how well they would pair with the African Bull figure pictured below. (As an aside, are all of Safari's African elephant models technically bulls? Or are some females? Is there really much of a difference in the live animal?)


sauroid

just a thought: the major brands should start making their elephant figures 3x bigger on the oncoming years. the template for excellent elephant figures are the Kaiyodo megasofubi and the PNSO ones.
just wondering, are the PNSO and the Kaiyodo the same scale? what other large elephant figures are there? the Vanishing Wild, Wildlife Wonder, the 2016 Papo large ver. and Bullyland (although not as good as the others)?

brontodocus

Quote from: sauroid on November 17, 2016, 04:41:04 AM
just a thought: the major brands should start making their elephant figures 3x bigger on the oncoming years. the template for excellent elephant figures are the Kaiyodo megasofubi and the PNSO ones.
just wondering, are the PNSO and the Kaiyodo the same scale? what other large elephant figures are there? the Vanishing Wild, Wildlife Wonder, the 2016 Papo large ver. and Bullyland (although not as good as the others)?
Schleich made the gorgeous "Mighty Fighter Elephant" but unfortunately, its armour isn't removable. From the specifics I've seen for the PNSO elephant it seems it's a bit smaller than the Mega Sofubi (PNSO stated on their FB page that it's 35*21*11 cm). But, well, you never know. I tend to trust only those measurements I've faked myself... ;D

sauroid

thanks for that bit of info Dr. Andre

Jetoar

Thanks for sharing the images of Kaiyodo and Safari figures  ^-^.
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AcroSauroTaurus

#16
My Elephants (majority are mammoths...)

Figures:
Schleich female African Elephant (retired)
Schleich male Asian Elephant
Safari Woolly Mammoth
Invicta painted Woolly Mammoth
Small orange Woolly Mammoth (needs identification)
TEDCO Dig-Up-Dino Woolly Mammoth skeleton (retired)

Chap Mei Animal Planet saddled African Elephant (retired)
I am the Dinosaur King!

Advicot

Where can you get the Sol90 elephant? I love that model and would really like it in my collection.  :)
Don't I take long uploading photos!

suspsy

I really wish someone would make a toy of the African forest elephant. It deserves as much attention as the other two species.

FlaffyRaptors

#19
I wanted to ask:
Which major company made the best African and Asian elephant?
Schleich, CollectA, Mojo, Safari, Papo...