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Coelacanths
« on: March 24, 2012, 01:41:17 PM »
Just found you again.

Want to follow up on a topic left hanging on a ledge in the coelacanth thread from before. Doubt if anyone finds this or cares now, but here goes anyway:  An adult living species of coelacanth is 5.5 feet long to 6.5 feet long. Figurine scale should be based on that size, I would assume.

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Re: Coelacanths
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2012, 01:52:12 PM »
Just found you again.

Want to follow up on a topic left hanging on a ledge in the coelacanth thread from before. Doubt if anyone finds this or cares now, but here goes anyway:  An adult living species of coelacanth is 5.5 feet long to 6.5 feet long. Figurine scale should be based on that size, I would assume.

Cheers.

I should think so. I just took a pair of calipers to my Wild Safari figure - it is 138.8 mm long. Now, where's my calculator... ;D


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Re: Coelacanths
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2012, 01:54:41 PM »
hah sweeet Here I found the old topic :)
http://dinotoyforum.proboards.com/index.cgi?action=display&board=collections&thread=4694&page=1

There are quite a few beauties in there too like these ones:






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Re: Coelacanths
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2012, 09:04:20 PM »
Speaking of Coelacanths, the documenatry "Dinofish" will be airing on NatGeo Wild tonight (4/1). ;)

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Re: Coelacanths
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2012, 06:36:58 PM »
There's a plush Coelacanth by Colorata :).


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Re: Coelacanths
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2012, 08:19:22 PM »
I have to get one of those plushes! It is too cool!

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Re: Coelacanths
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2012, 09:15:27 PM »
I have to get one of those plushes! It is too cool!
Agreed! :o

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Re: Coelacanths
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2012, 07:22:15 PM »
This poor Coelacanth :P is by Takara TOMY A.R.T.S.


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Re: Coelacanths
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2012, 12:33:28 AM »
This poor Coelacanth :P is by Takara TOMY A.R.T.S.



And it's the only Mawsonia figure made so far! I was really hoping it was somehow detachable (but without the dino's lower jaw).

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Re: Coelacanths
« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2012, 06:47:38 AM »
This poor Coelacanth :P is by Takara TOMY A.R.T.S.



And it's the only Mawsonia figure made so far! I was really hoping it was somehow detachable (but without the dino's lower jaw).

Why  do they always make the coelacanth the food of choice for marine reptiles and dinos? >:D

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Re: Coelacanths
« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2012, 03:31:29 PM »
This poor Coelacanth :P is by Takara TOMY A.R.T.S.



And it's the only Mawsonia figure made so far! I was really hoping it was somehow detachable (but without the dino's lower jaw).

Why  do they always make the coelacanth the food of choice for marine reptiles and dinos? >:D

Well, they're "old"!  On the other hand, in Planet Dinosaur, they used Onchopristis (or a similar species), which is a huge sawfish!  And the Kinto desktop uses a gar. Oddly, both are with Spinosaurus.

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Re: Coelacanths
« Reply #11 on: August 21, 2012, 04:53:08 PM »
I love coelcanth items and I've always wanted a real big piece of some sort so I was really happy when I saw that Aiko had released a 58 cm/22~23 inch Mega Series toy! The material is kinda like a soft squishy plastic (urethane latex?).
Posing it next to the Wild Safari figure for size comparison;



By the way I'm currently keeping my eyes open for an AQUALAND coelcanth but I'm not really familiar with how rare certain toy series are and whatnot, I've seen two on Japanese auctions that went for around 30-45.000 JPY ($400~500) each, was that an unordinary high price or is that the average that I'll have to brace for? Guess it's time to save up...
« Last Edit: August 21, 2012, 07:00:34 PM by kvastfena »

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Re: Coelacanths
« Reply #12 on: August 21, 2012, 06:47:10 PM »
Aaaaah! :o :)

I've never seen this huge Aiko latex coelacanth before! That's a really nice one. :) And yes, the Kaiyodo Aquatales figures (I assume you mean those) demand high prices even in Japan. :-\

EDIT: D'oh! Did I really write Aquatales instead of Aqualand? :o :-[ Sorry for all confusion. Urgh. :-X
« Last Edit: August 21, 2012, 09:29:46 PM by brontodocus »

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Re: Coelacanths
« Reply #13 on: August 21, 2012, 07:09:56 PM »
Aaaaah! :o :)

I've never seen this huge Aiko latex coelacanth before! That's a really nice one. :) And yes, the Kaiyodo Aquatales figures (I assume you mean those) demand high prices even in Japan. :-\

Oops, accidentally wrote aqualine instead of aqualand yeah! Thank you for the response...At least one don't have to worry about getting "ripped off" when a high price it's the norm, ha ha

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Re: Coelacanths
« Reply #14 on: August 21, 2012, 07:36:11 PM »
I love coelcanth items and I've always wanted a real big piece of some sort so I was really happy when I saw that Aiko had released a 58 cm/22~23 inch Mega Series toy! The material is kinda like a soft squishy plastic (urethane latex?).
Posing it next to the Wild Safari figure for size comparison;



By the way I'm currently keeping my eyes open for an AQUALAND coelcanth but I'm not really familiar with how rare certain toy series are and whatnot, I've seen two on Japanese auctions that went for around 30-45.000 JPY ($400~500) each, was that an unordinary high price or is that the average that I'll have to brace for? Guess it's time to save up...

Where can we find the Aiko, and how much? As for the Aqualands, that price still seems high--maybe  for a whole bunch of them.

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Re: Coelacanths
« Reply #15 on: August 21, 2012, 07:41:38 PM »
As for the Aqualands, that price still seems high--maybe  for a whole bunch of them.
It depends - the small Aqualand figures are cheaper, of course. But thinking of the large Aqualand Coelacanth Boki has, I guess they'll normally end up at a few hundreds. :-\

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Re: Coelacanths
« Reply #16 on: August 21, 2012, 08:05:23 PM »

Where can we find the Aiko, and how much? As for the Aqualands, that price still seems high--maybe  for a whole bunch of them.

I'm actually not sure if Aiko has a "main" shop or similar...When browsing around other sites here's some links that seem to still have it in stock though, Japanese only; 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

The item's originally is around ~3.400 JPY but since none ships internationally from what I've seen I used a deputy service to get it, with commission fees included it was around $60 (not included shipping it from them to me) Of course if you know someone in japan that can get it for you without a middleman it will most likely be much cheaper!

EDIT: Also yes I'm referring to the bigger figurine and not bottlecap sized ones. Example with what I'm assuming is original box; http://toyskingtyuubu.blog.fc2.com/blog-entry-137.html
« Last Edit: August 21, 2012, 08:26:43 PM by kvastfena »

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Re: Coelacanths
« Reply #17 on: October 09, 2013, 12:14:47 AM »
There's a plush Coelacanth by Colorata :).



I'd love to get one of those plushies. A bit pricey for me at the moment though, but one day...

The only Coelacanth figures I have are the Safari one, the one with the Takara Tomy Spino, and a couple with those 4D Master Plesiosauruseseses. (The latter 3 being located in mouths, but of course...)

That giant one looks awesome.
I really really like blue things.

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Re: Coelacanths
« Reply #18 on: October 15, 2013, 11:42:43 PM »
Mini coelacant in the upcoming Cryptozoology Toob by Safari ltd

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« Reply #19 on: October 16, 2013, 12:27:45 AM »
That looks nice. I wish I could get it on it's own though, the other figures don't seem interesting to me really, from what I can see at least.
I really really like blue things.