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Re: Halichoeres's toy fishes, bugs, and weeds (custom figures pg. 58)
« Reply #1160 on: September 14, 2019, 03:26:02 AM »
Wow, some truly amazing and wonderful new additions!


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Re: Halichoeres's toy fishes, bugs, and weeds (custom figures pg. 58)
« Reply #1161 on: September 17, 2019, 03:17:21 AM »
Wow, some truly amazing and wonderful new additions!

Thank you!

And now, bony fishes of the Cretaceous:


TS Toys Muttaburrasaurus (Walking with Dinosaurs unofficial)
Scale: 1:30
Released: 2001
Albian of Australia
When I first learned of the TS Toys unofficial WWD line, I started looking for the Muttaburrasaurus, but I sort of stopped looking once the Australian Age of Dinosaurs line emerged. Of course, that line now seems stalled at one figure. Maybe one day they'll put out a nice bipedal Muttaburrasaurus, but for now this is at least an improvement on the CollectA version.


Mofun Toys Stygimoloch
Scale: 1:10-1:12
Released: 2019
Maastrichtian of North America
This mysterious toy has shown up in a couple of places on the forum, and the photos convinced me to give it a shot. It's definitely the largest, most detailed Stygimoloch on the market. It's odd, because I looked at the rest of Mofun's offerings, and they're mostly really bad bootlegs of Papo and Schleich figures. I don't know, then, where they got this pretty reasonable sculpt. Maybe it's a preemptive knockoff of one of Papo's 2020 figures that Mofun got to before production was finished. 


Much larger than the Takara Tomy version.


Not much on hand to the same scale, but this Coelurus will do in a pinch.


Papo Gorgosaurus
Scale: 1:40
Sculptor: Seo Jung-woon
Released: 2019
Campanian of North America
I've heard a lot of complaints about the size of this figure, but for me it's the perfect size. I like large animals in 1:40 if possible. It's a pretty good figure with a slightly weird pose, and at the very least it isn't another Ty***nosaurus. This replaces the 2004 Safari Gorgosaurus that's been on my shelf for the last couple of years. 


Hunting Hypacrosaurus


Custom Santanichthys diasii
Scale: 1:1
Sculptor: Vitor Silva
Lower Cretaceous
The last of the commissions from Vitor Silva. This fish is kind of special to me because it was the earliest fossil taxon in the time-calibrated phylogeny of characiform fishes that I built for my dissertation. I did a doodle of one in my art thread, it's my avatar on the forum, and I've been wanting one for my shelf for a pretty long time--but who's going to make one? Vitor Silva, that's who, the perfect sculptor for a taxon known from Brazil's Santana formation. Silva has posted this figure on his DeviantArt page, where he says it's the smallest figure he's ever made! The wire it's mounted on was not supposed to protrude through the back, so I have some minor repairs to make. It's such a tiny figure that a little damage in transit isn't particularly surprising.


With Safari's ammonite and Kaiyodo's Triops for scale. That's how small this thing is!


Finally, I got this PNSO Qianzhousaurus. I wanted one of their busts as a bookend for my paleo books, so I went with the one that's least overdone. I'd buy a PVC figure of this genus (well, a larger one than the existing mini). 
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Re: Halichoeres's toy fishes, bugs, and weeds (new Papo & custom pg. 59)
« Reply #1162 on: September 17, 2019, 10:02:50 AM »
Thanks for the photos and for the information Halicoeres! Your collection thread is always interesting.

If that stygimoloch is a “bad bootleg” of an upcoming figure from a brand I’ll be definitely interested in the original. This knockoff is really great!

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Re: Halichoeres's toy fishes, bugs, and weeds (new PNSO, Kaiyodo, WWD pg. 57)
« Reply #1163 on: September 17, 2019, 11:01:34 AM »
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Re: Halichoeres's toy fishes, bugs, and weeds (new PNSO, Kaiyodo, WWD pg. 57)
« Reply #1164 on: September 17, 2019, 11:08:16 AM »


Kaiyodo Barosaurus (Dinoland 100mm)
Scale: 1:100
Upper Jurassic
This is one of the few Kaiyodo pieces in my collection whose sculptor and release date I haven't been able to identify. It's a really elegant little piece, modeled after the mount at the American Museum in New York. ... Still, I think it's the best Barosaurus around.


Sculptor is Shinobu Matsumura, I think release date is arround the early 90's

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Re: Halichoeres's toy fishes, bugs, and weeds (new Papo & custom pg. 59)
« Reply #1165 on: September 17, 2019, 04:57:19 PM »
Those are cool new additions, and that fish is tiny! ;D

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Re: Halichoeres's toy fishes, bugs, and weeds (custom figures pg. 58)
« Reply #1166 on: September 18, 2019, 01:10:19 AM »
Papo Gorgosaurus

I've heard a lot of complaints about the size of this figure, but for me it's the perfect size. I like large animals in 1:40 if possible. It's a pretty good figure with a slightly weird pose, and at the very least it isn't another Ty***nosaurus.

I'm liking this figure more the more I see it.  Out of curiosity, how easy do you think it would be to correct its squatting pose?


Custom Santanichthys diasii

Wow!  Talk about a unique figure!  :o I really like the vaguely tetra-like color scheme.  Very appropriate!  ;)

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Re: Halichoeres's toy fishes, bugs, and weeds (new Papo & custom pg. 59)
« Reply #1167 on: September 18, 2019, 10:21:35 PM »
I agree with you about the size of the Gorgosaurus, I don't want a big figure of it, it looks right with other smaller figures. If anything, it's actually too big for the Safari Ltd Parasaurolophus (2017).
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Re: Halichoeres's toy fishes, bugs, and weeds (new Papo & custom pg. 59)
« Reply #1168 on: September 19, 2019, 11:05:39 PM »
Thanks for the photos and for the information Halicoeres! Your collection thread is always interesting.

If that stygimoloch is a “bad bootleg” of an upcoming figure from a brand I’ll be definitely interested in the original. This knockoff is really great!

Killekor

Thank you! I hope it's not a bootleg, because I don't like to support plagiarism, but if it is I'll want the original too.


Sculptor is Shinobu Matsumura, I think release date is arround the early 90's

Thanks for the information, I appreciate that!

Papo Gorgosaurus

I've heard a lot of complaints about the size of this figure, but for me it's the perfect size. I like large animals in 1:40 if possible. It's a pretty good figure with a slightly weird pose, and at the very least it isn't another Ty***nosaurus.

I'm liking this figure more the more I see it.  Out of curiosity, how easy do you think it would be to correct its squatting pose?



Yeah, I think Safari would make a better one, but this one is pretty solid by Papo standards. I'm not much of a customizer, but I think it would be pretty difficult. I expect you'd have to cut the legs completely off and partially sculpt new ones.

On the Santanichthys, good eye! The colors are modeled on several species of Astyanax, which is the genus I sampled most heavily for my grad research.

I agree with you about the size of the Gorgosaurus, I don't want a big figure of it, it looks right with other smaller figures. If anything, it's actually too big for the Safari Ltd Parasaurolophus (2017).

Yup, it's definitely too big for the Safari Para, but it would work with the Battat.

Those are cool new additions, and that fish is tiny! ;D

Thanks! Definitely one of my smallest, hardly larger than the little Bandai ichthyodectid.
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Re: Halichoeres's toy fishes, bugs, and weeds (custom figures pg. 58)
« Reply #1169 on: October 12, 2019, 04:38:32 PM »
Whoa!  Super jealous, those custom figures look amazing!  Do the conodonts have glass eyes?  And how did you decide on Anisopleurodontis?
@ZoPteryx I finally got a chance to check and the conodonts do have glass eyes. Sorry it took me so long!
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Re: Halichoeres's toy fishes, bugs, and weeds (custom figures pg. 58)
« Reply #1170 on: October 13, 2019, 05:12:04 AM »
Whoa!  Super jealous, those custom figures look amazing!  Do the conodonts have glass eyes?  And how did you decide on Anisopleurodontis?
@ZoPteryx I finally got a chance to check and the conodonts do have glass eyes. Sorry it took me so long!

No worries!  That's awesome!

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Re: The best figure of every species, according to Halichoeres
« Reply #1171 on: October 13, 2019, 11:13:11 AM »
Great threat, great collection.  Very varied. Fascinating read.

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Re: The best figure of every species, according to Halichoeres
« Reply #1172 on: October 15, 2019, 03:50:52 AM »
Great threat, great collection.  Very varied. Fascinating read.

Thank you, @Andanna! I'm glad you enjoyed it.
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