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Re: Recent Acquisitions
« Reply #500 on: May 22, 2012, 08:45:50 PM »
I'm with Simon on this one. The latest CollectA stuff has been miles ahead of their previous efforts (though they inexplicably still got their Triceratops' hands wrong). For some reason, the theropods - with the exception of that lovely Theri - remain pretty hideous. I feel no more inclined to buy their new Mapusaurus than I am to buy the old Eustreptospondylus. Here's hoping the upcoming Deinocheirus turns out as good as its promo photos :)

Totally agree, although, CollectA did a relatively fine job on their Neovenator, IMO. I'm also hoping for a supremely delightful Deinocheirus representation!- it is, after all, their most anticipated figure of 2012  :) It's also possible that the Deinocheirus will turn out to be as good as the promo photos considering how well the Theri came out (Theri's colors are actually even more enhanced, and intricate than their original promo pics!)
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« Reply #501 on: May 22, 2012, 08:50:42 PM »
Hmph.  So they got the head wrong on both the TRex and the Mapusaurus - the lower jaw is messed up in both figures, fuzzy detail, poor quality.  A step backward for Collecta.  You know, the Mapusaurus body doesn't look too bad in your pics.  But the arms, legs and head are a different story.

They really need to work on the detail for their theropod heads - for all their big steps forward the past few years, this is still one area where they have continually fallen short.  One need only look at the WS theropods to see that it can be done right on figures of this size ...

It seems that Schleich and CollectA (and Mojo) are on the same boat when it comes to theropods! ;D

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« Reply #502 on: May 23, 2012, 09:39:07 AM »
I have found this JP Allosaurus in ebay. it is cheapper than other allosaurus  :)

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Jurassic-Park-Toy-The-Lost-World-allosaurus-figure-/251063969002?pt=US_Action_Figures&hash=item3a749424ea#ht_500wt_1202

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« Reply #503 on: May 23, 2012, 10:07:31 PM »
Hello. I bougth these figures two weeks ago and the last monday they arrived  :))





Bullyland Brachiosaurus and Paratypothorax, Disney Velociraptor and Jurassic Park Allosaurus. The Allosaurus is very hard to find because in Spain didn´t arrive. The other dinosaurs have the same situation  *orthocone*.

Is your Velociraptor really that pink, or is it just the lighting?

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« Reply #504 on: May 24, 2012, 12:19:18 PM »
The colour of velociraptor is magenta with brown stripes but its surface is shiny  :).
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« Reply #505 on: May 24, 2012, 08:24:10 PM »
4 new arrivals alongside my old invicta
- Carnegie, Schleich and Early Learning Centre Brachs
- Collecta Jobaria


Well impressed with the Schleich figure, my favorite new figure :) Don't usually like joined molds but thought the ELC figure was nice considering its cheap price.

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« Reply #506 on: May 25, 2012, 10:16:15 PM »
The colour of velociraptor is magenta with brown stripes but its surface is shiny  :).

Well, that seems strange to me. Mine is blue but it looks like the stripes are the same color.

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« Reply #507 on: May 26, 2012, 01:05:54 AM »
Well, that seems strange to me. Mine is blue but it looks like the stripes are the same color.

That's because there are 2 models, one magenta and the blue one  ^-^.
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« Reply #508 on: May 27, 2012, 01:04:37 AM »
Just bought from a garage sale today a kenner 93 velociraptor. Its older than I am, and I bought it for 2 bucks.

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« Reply #509 on: May 27, 2012, 03:48:23 PM »
Well, that seems strange to me. Mine is blue but it looks like the stripes are the same color.

That's because there are 2 models, one magenta and the blue one  ^-^.

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« Reply #510 on: May 27, 2012, 06:42:03 PM »
2012 is proving to be the year of the Sable Antelope! Question is, who is not producing one this year? Safari, CollectA, and Mojo released theirs already, and here they are. They are all good figures, but CollectA's versions wins this round >:D

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Re: Recent Acquisitions
« Reply #511 on: May 27, 2012, 08:13:39 PM »
2012 is proving to be the year of the Sable Antelope! Question is, who is not producing one this year? Safari, CollectA, and Mojo released theirs already, and here they are. They are all good figures, but CollectA's versions wins this round >:D

CollectA pair on the left, Safari (front) and Mojo on the right.
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Some Australian animals ;)

Schleich and Papo Yak

The very sad Mojo Brachi :-\



Thanks for introducing me to Mojo. Their extinct figures aren't that great, but now that I'm collecting extant figures, I think I may pick up some of theirs.

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« Reply #512 on: May 28, 2012, 06:31:38 AM »
Boki, i agree with you re the Mojo Brachi. i also have it but not proud of it. Mojo makes very good extant animals i dont know why they cant make good prehistoric ones. (well, the Sarcosuchus and the Smilodon arent that bad)

are there any info whether Mojo Fun is going to make more prehistoric animals?
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Re: Recent Acquisitions
« Reply #513 on: May 28, 2012, 07:27:07 AM »
just got this very cool chimpanzee figure that could pass for an early hominid



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« Reply #514 on: May 28, 2012, 01:52:25 PM »
just got this very cool chimpanzee figure that could pass for an early hominid

I agree with you, sauroid, that the chimp looks like an early hominid.  This is one of my all-time favorites, a bonobo, Pan paniscus, made by Del Prado.  Sometimes Snertus sells it on eBay, although none is offered just now. I paid less than ten dollars. I have never seen this species done by another manufacturer. 

EDIT: Sauroid posted on the Animal Toy Forum that this figure is the common chimpanzee, Pan troglodytes.
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Re: Recent Acquisitions
« Reply #515 on: May 28, 2012, 05:38:44 PM »
Boki, i agree with you re the Mojo Brachi. i also have it but not proud of it. Mojo makes very good extant animals i dont know why they cant make good prehistoric ones. (well, the Sarcosuchus and the Smilodon arent that bad)

are there any info whether Mojo Fun is going to make more prehistoric animals?

Mojo ran a poll on facebook asking what animals should be made for 2013.

and there are some Prehistoric cretures comeing out that year as a result
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« Reply #516 on: May 28, 2012, 05:46:12 PM »
Boki, i agree with you re the Mojo Brachi. i also have it but not proud of it. Mojo makes very good extant animals i dont know why they cant make good prehistoric ones. (well, the Sarcosuchus and the Smilodon arent that bad)

are there any info whether Mojo Fun is going to make more prehistoric animals?

Mojo ran a poll on facebook asking what animals should be made for 2013.

and there are some Prehistoric cretures comeing out that year as a result

Well, they suggested that they might be on the list--the prehistoric ones included Deinotherium and Brontotherium

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« Reply #517 on: May 28, 2012, 08:29:42 PM »
I would like see more Mojo prehistorics in 2013
because the paint is excellent.


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« Reply #518 on: May 28, 2012, 09:39:17 PM »
Got me a new Carnegie Brachiosaurus...and it really is a Brachiosaurus! Lovely figure, review soon...
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« Reply #519 on: May 28, 2012, 11:20:29 PM »
Got me a new Carnegie Brachiosaurus...and it really is a Brachiosaurus! Lovely figure, review soon...
Oh, has it arrived in the UK already?