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Re: reptiles & amphibians
« Reply #40 on: August 27, 2012, 09:15:03 PM »
Sigh... those Coloratas make me want to start collecting turtles...


I hope this little guy is welcome here. He is made by Wild Republic and comes as a boxed set, unpainted, along with something like six paints and a brush. I chose to use my own set of acrylics and so forth. I was actually somewhat taken with the detail and level of work on the sculpt.


Ooh, I like! The detail really is good, and your paintjob suits him.
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Re: reptiles & amphibians
« Reply #41 on: September 10, 2012, 05:07:47 PM »
Colorata veiled chameleon

Kaiyodo alligator snapping turtle
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Re: reptiles & amphibians
« Reply #42 on: September 10, 2012, 07:24:25 PM »
Colorata veiled chameleon
Kaiyodo alligator snapping turtle

Nice finds :)!
Here's the Colorata Chameleon compared to the Kaiyodo:


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Re: reptiles & amphibians
« Reply #43 on: September 11, 2012, 10:55:58 AM »
Colorata veiled chameleon
Kaiyodo alligator snapping turtle

Nice finds :)!
Here's the Colorata Chameleon compared to the Kaiyodo:


thanks!  ^-^
im envious of your kaiyodo veiled cham

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Re: reptiles & amphibians
« Reply #44 on: September 11, 2012, 11:07:36 AM »
Kaiyodo red ear slider hatchlings

Kaiyodo leopard geckos

Kaiyodo anole

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Re: reptiles & amphibians
« Reply #45 on: September 23, 2012, 11:47:01 PM »
Play Visions Lizards

1995 Play Visions Chameleons and Geckos

1. Veiled Chameleon, 2. Parsonís Chameleon, 3. Panther Chameleon


4. Panther Gecko, 5. Leopard Gecko, 6. Madagascar Day Gecko

Veghead.com sells the set of 6 Play Visions lizards made of soft PVC as 3 chameleons and 3 geckos.

1998 Play Visions Exotic Lizards

1. Rhinoceros iguana, 2. Frilled neck lizard, 3. Gila monster


4. Thorny devil*, 5. Helmeted iguana
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6. Water monitor, 7. Double-crested basilisk, 8. Galapagos marine iguana

This set of 8 is no longer offered on Veghead.com.  The item numbers are sequential.

Yujin released a set of 23 lizards in 2002.  8 models from that set are recasts of the Play Visions exotics, marked with the same item numbers, except that the date was changed from 1998 to 2002, and the PV trademark was obliterated.  Too bad that the numbers on the Yujin paper labels do not correspond to the PV item numbers. Yujin lizards that are offered now on eBay are made of soft PVC rather than the harder plastic used in 1998 and also used initially in 2002.  The exotic lacertilians pictured above are a mix of figures dated 1998 and 2002.

EDIT: Water monitor by Yujin pictured above was a Nile monitor in the original 1998 PV set.  See reply # 49 by Zopteryx.

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Re: reptiles & amphibians
« Reply #46 on: September 26, 2012, 05:42:24 AM »
Did PV do some different paint schemes on the 1998 lizards?  I have a basilisk with a rather different pattern and a Nile Monitor (same as Water Monitor?) with different colors as well. ???

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Re: reptiles & amphibians
« Reply #47 on: September 26, 2012, 06:45:44 AM »
Did PV do some different paint schemes on the 1998 lizards?  I have a basilisk with a rather different pattern and a Nile Monitor (same as Water Monitor?) with different colors as well. ???

There are a lot of knockoffs out there, many of which didn't even bother to remove the PV symbol (that's the reason PV stopped making most of their small figures).  But I also know of a few instances of different paint schemes.

So, maybe? Although I've never seen that.

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Re: reptiles & amphibians
« Reply #48 on: September 26, 2012, 11:42:35 AM »
Did PV do some different paint schemes on the 1998 lizards?  I have a basilisk with a rather different pattern and a Nile Monitor (same as Water Monitor?) with different colors as well. ???

There are a lot of knockoffs out there, many of which didn't even bother to remove the PV symbol (that's the reason PV stopped making most of their small figures).  But I also know of a few instances of different paint schemes.

So, maybe? Although I've never seen that.

Oooh. Is the first time that I see Play Visions reptiles. I like Gila monster and Double-crested basilisk  ^-^.
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Re: reptiles & amphibians
« Reply #49 on: September 28, 2012, 06:51:20 AM »
Here are those variants I mentioned:

I totally forgot about the Gila Monster which is really different.  They all look and feel like the real deal compared to the ones I've got that match the previous photos.  The one anomally I found is that the PV on the Gila's belly is not encircled like the others.  That and the monitor is labeled as a Nile Monitor, not a Water Monitor. ???
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« Reply #50 on: September 28, 2012, 12:53:28 PM »
First off, Zopteryx, your diorama entry was phenomenal.  I was surprised that Epidexipteryx did not take first prize. Wonderful art.

Thank you for posting the photo of variants.  These threads really benefit from a group effort.  My objective was historical, to record the species in the sequence, because Veghead pulled their photo of the exotics.  Like SBell said, there are many knockoffs.  This was only an introduction.

As I mentioned, the examples in my photos were a mix of the years.  The 2002 lizards by Yujin do not have the PV trademark. Some of my figures are flexible plastic.  If the ones that you have are hard plastic, you are very lucky because they are rarely available.  I noticed that the basiliskís tail in your photo has less curvature than my copy.  I do not know how the monitor lizard changed its species. The new casts in soft PVC of the monitor and the Gila monster both look kind of bloated. The Yujin marine iguana sold now on eBay is black rather than mottled green.  Play Visions also had sets based on location.  I think there was a green iguana in the South American set.  Photos are invited.

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Re: reptiles & amphibians
« Reply #51 on: September 29, 2012, 02:23:26 AM »
Thank you very much for the kind words Stemturtle! :)

Those lizards are hard plastic, so I guess I'm very lucky! :))

Thought I'd share some more reptile figures.  I don't know if these are complete sets or anything.


PV Crocodilians (1996): Orinoco Crocodile (#6), Black Caiman (#3), Cuban Crocodile (#4), & Dwarf Caiman (#2)


K&M Lizards: Komodo Dragon, Fijian Iguana, Day Gecko

This group came with a remote control landrover and Steve Irwin action figure ( :'(). 

Tentative IDs: Saltwater Crocodile, Black Mamba, Puff Adder, Death Adder

Except for the PV Madagascar Boa, the following reptiles are labled XX and then the species name. ???  They're sort of like oversized PVs in looks but not in material or color.

Zebra-tailed Lizard, Black-tailed Rattlesnake, Southern Copperhead, Common Gartersnake

Arizona Night-Lizard, Five-lined Skink, Desert-Grassland Whiptail (not labeled XX, so maybe a knockoff?), Southern Alligator Lizard, Desert Iguana

Common Iguana, Leaf-toed Gecko, Greater Short-horned Lizard, Flat-tailed Horned Lizard, Collared Lizard, Blue Spiny Lizard.
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Re: reptiles & amphibians
« Reply #52 on: September 29, 2012, 03:20:00 PM »
Great photos, Zopteryx.  I want the PV crocs.  Probably a set of 8.  I know of 3 more: American Alligator, Johnstonís Crocodile, and Saltwater Crocodile.  If I owned them, I would post pics.  The Fijian banded iguana resembles a green iguana made by Play Visions in 1998, but smaller than the exotics. 

Whatís up with the coincidence of interests in paleo and herpetology?  How do we limit our collecting?

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Re: reptiles & amphibians
« Reply #53 on: September 29, 2012, 04:25:32 PM »
Great photos, Zopteryx.  I want the PV crocs.  Probably a set of 8.  I know of 3 more: American Alligator, Johnstonís Crocodile, and Saltwater Crocodile.  If I owned them, I would post pics.  The Fijian banded iguana resembles a green iguana made by Play Visions in 1998, but smaller than the exotics. 

Whatís up with the coincidence of interests in paleo and herpetology?  How do we limit our collecting?

I would assume that the 8th is probably a gharial. I have a Johnston's.  I had a Cuban as well, but it had its snout bit off.

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« Reply #54 on: September 29, 2012, 04:50:53 PM »
Great photos, Zopteryx.  I want the PV crocs.  Probably a set of 8.  I know of 3 more: American Alligator, Johnstonís Crocodile, and Saltwater Crocodile.  If I owned them, I would post pics.  The Fijian banded iguana resembles a green iguana made by Play Visions in 1998, but smaller than the exotics. 

Whatís up with the coincidence of interests in paleo and herpetology?  How do we limit our collecting?

I would assume that the 8th is probably a gharial. I have a Johnston's.  I had a Cuban as well, but it had its snout bit off.

SBell, if you decide to post a photo of the Johnstonís Crocodile, please mention the item number.  We could compile a checklist eventually.  These figures are pretty rare.

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Re: reptiles & amphibians
« Reply #55 on: September 29, 2012, 06:36:57 PM »
Great photos, Zopteryx.  I want the PV crocs.  Probably a set of 8.  I know of 3 more: American Alligator, Johnstonís Crocodile, and Saltwater Crocodile.  If I owned them, I would post pics.  The Fijian banded iguana resembles a green iguana made by Play Visions in 1998, but smaller than the exotics. 

Whatís up with the coincidence of interests in paleo and herpetology?  How do we limit our collecting?

I would assume that the 8th is probably a gharial. I have a Johnston's.  I had a Cuban as well, but it had its snout bit off.

SBell, if you decide to post a photo of the Johnstonís Crocodile, please mention the item number.  We could compile a checklist eventually.  These figures are pretty rare.

I just checked out what I have--the PV I have is a Tomistoma, number 07. Maybe it was a Johnston's with the broken snout.

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« Reply #56 on: September 29, 2012, 09:29:32 PM »
Crikey!  The false gharial!  You have the prize, SBell.  Thanks for the photo and item number.   :)

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« Reply #57 on: September 29, 2012, 09:47:54 PM »
Crikey!  The false gharial!  You have the prize, SBell.  Thanks for the photo and item number.   :)

I know--it was just in a pile of dinos and other animals that was given to the T.rex Centre by a friend. That's also where the sad Johnston's croc was.

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Re: reptiles & amphibians
« Reply #58 on: October 06, 2012, 06:34:00 AM »
Whatís up with the coincidence of interests in paleo and herpetology?  How do we limit our collecting?

Answer: We don't, we just buy more shelves for the figures! :))

So no info on those "XX" reptiles?  Seems like a rather interesting selection of North American species.
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« Reply #59 on: October 06, 2012, 05:07:09 PM »
Whatís up with the coincidence of interests in paleo and herpetology?  How do we limit our collecting?

Answer: We don't, we just buy more shelves for the figures! :))

So no info on those "XX" reptiles?  Seems like a rather interesting selection of North American species.

There's not much to say on the XX lizards--I've had the whole set for almost 20 years. Got them from a vending machine!  They are neat little lizards, but I wouldn't imagine that there's much more to learn, other than they seem to show up occasionally in other sets and lots.