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Re: Halichoeres's toy fishes (mostly sarcopterygians)
« Reply #40 on: May 20, 2015, 03:04:59 PM »

More from the Triassic! There's more available at larger scales like this, but it's still a little spotty.

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Yowie Deltasaurus. Another temnodpondyl! About 1:10-1:15.

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Yowie Tasmaniosaurus. About 1:10-1:15. Looks more like a goanna than a proterosuchid, but hey, it's a capsule figure. When have those been any good? Oh wait...

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Kaiyodo Coelophysis to answer my own question. About 1:30

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CollectA Liliensternus, ~1:30. On the lookout for the Bullyland rendition.

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Safari Euparkeria (crocs toob), ~1:6.

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Bullyland Arizonasaurus, 1:20.

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Safari Postosuchus, probably the best stem crocodile at this price point. ~1:20-1:25

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Carnegie Tanystropheus. 1:20

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Bullyland Mastodonsaurus. A bruiser at 1:20.

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Safari Chasmatosaurus (Proterosuchus) from the crocs toob. ~1:20-1:25. When I was a kid, Pluto was a planet and Chasmatosaurus was a valid genus.

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Play Visions Triadobatrachus. About 1:2-1:3. One of just a few PV figures I own (and now you know I've been trading with Roselaar).
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Re: Halichoeres's toy fishes (mostly sarcopterygians)
« Reply #41 on: May 20, 2015, 04:30:14 PM »


That's a good name for them. I have kept several different species (including the pictured one) over the course of many years. Easily my favorite fish. And they live for such a long time...

That is a good name for them! I have a soft spot for them also--I was going to do my dissertation on them, but then all the countries I would have gone for field work had revolutions or civil wars. Probably the most trivial effect of those events, but it definitely changed my career trajectory.

If I had known anyone in that field, I would have totally found a way to work with them--but that was before the internet. Or digital anything. Which made it much harder to find people or resources if you weren't already part of the system. Does make one wonder how the events in the area have affected the populations of these and other fish (everyone's so worried about the big mammals--what about the rivers and lakes?).

I ended up 'settling' for working in the aquarium industry for a long time (on top of so much else), and got to keep and maintain a lot of different species (never had the resources for breeding). It can be amusing how many long-established species (of many fishes) in the aquarium trade are still described as 'new' years or decades later.

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« Reply #42 on: May 20, 2015, 08:37:28 PM »
http://tfpaleo.exblog.jp/

Have you come across the above site? If not, it might be something you'll like. From what I can gather from google translate these are models from some kind of palaeo fish competition.

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Re: Halichoeres's toy fishes (mostly sarcopterygians)
« Reply #43 on: May 20, 2015, 09:56:20 PM »
http://tfpaleo.exblog.jp/

Have you come across the above site? If not, it might be something you'll like. From what I can gather from google translate these are models from some kind of palaeo fish competition.

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Re: Halichoeres's toy fishes (mostly sarcopterygians)
« Reply #44 on: May 20, 2015, 11:29:24 PM »
http://tfpaleo.exblog.jp/

Have you come across the above site? If not, it might be something you'll like. From what I can gather from google translate these are models from some kind of palaeo fish competition.

It was cruel to show us things like that, that we can't have... :o

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Re: Halichoeres's toy fishes (mostly sarcopterygians)
« Reply #45 on: May 22, 2015, 01:57:32 PM »
The rest of the Paleozoic!


Some Devonian fish-apods. Dino Horizons Ichthyostega (someone bit off some of its toes, it seems), Kaiyodo Acanthostega.


Some Permian things. Clockwise from bottom left: Kaiyodo Trochosaurus, Bullyland Procynosuchus, Play Visions Peltobatrachus, Kaiyodo Diplocaulus.


More Permian.

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Papo Dimetrodon

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Kaiyodo Eryops

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Dino Horizons Dicynodon. Not as nice a paint job as the Kaiyodo Lystrosaurus, but honestly I think it's better proportioned.

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Safari Inostrancevia. There should be more gorgonopsid toys in the world. The JP Lycaenops occasionally tempts me, but I can't ever bring myself to spend money on it.

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Safari Scutosaurus. I take the fact that it was discontinued so soon after its release as an indication that kids don't buy pareiasaurs, which is unfortunate.


Dimetrodon x3. I'll probably end up trading the old Carnegie 1:40 rendition.
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Re: Halichoeres's toy fishes (mostly sarcopterygians)
« Reply #46 on: May 25, 2015, 03:34:55 PM »
Some Late Cretaceous hadrosaurs:


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Bullyland Lambeosaurus. I heretically believe this one to be better than the Invicta, but maybe that's just sour grapes because the Invicta is so hard to come by.

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Carnegie Maiasaura Mark II. Being one of the less visually interesting hadrosaurs, this one probably owes its longevity on the market to the little nest. (The previous iteration really looked like it was taking a dump, though.)

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Carnegie Corythosaurus. I love this figure.

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Safari Edmontosaurus. Another winner. Could be a little bigger, but it looks great.

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Favorite Parasaurolophus. Also lamentably a little on the small side, but what a sculpt.

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CollectA Tsintaosaurus. I can't wait for someone else to make a Tsintaosaurus so I can stop feeling sexually harassed every time I look at my Late Cretaceous shelf.
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Re: Halichoeres's toy fishes (mostly sarcopterygians)
« Reply #47 on: May 25, 2015, 07:26:26 PM »
Some Late Cretaceous hadrosaurs:

LOVE this shot! I wish we had more higher quality/detailed hadrosaurs out there.
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Re: Halichoeres's toy fishes (mostly sarcopterygians)
« Reply #48 on: May 25, 2015, 08:12:10 PM »

LOVE this shot! I wish we had more higher quality/detailed hadrosaurs out there.

Couldn't agree more! I still need to pick up the WS Gryposaurus and Hypacrosaurus and the CollectA Olorotitan. And of course I'm forever on the hunt for the Favorite Saurolophus. What I'd really love to see is a huge Shantungosaurus.
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Re: Halichoeres's toy fishes (mostly sarcopterygians)
« Reply #49 on: May 26, 2015, 01:34:39 PM »
Today, some non-dinosaurian archosaurs of the Late Cretaceous:



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Favorite Pteranodon. I wish all flying pterosaurs came with little stands like this. I'm considering drilling holes in all the other ones I own and making custom stands.

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Like this one (CollectA Pteranodon). I'm having a hard time finding a Pteranodon ingens longiceps figure that I like. I had the CollectA Deluxe and the Papo "Ludodactylus," but they both look worse in person. I didn't notice the Papo's teeth until I got it home.

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CollectA Hatzegopteryx. This stance is great for azhdarchid figures. They tower over everyone and they take up less room than wings-extended versions.

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CollectA Quetzalcoatlus. It'd be nice if the CollectA Alamosaurus were to scale with this piece. Maybe CollectA will eventually make a deluxe rendition (not holding my breath, though).

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Carnegie Deinosuchus. Not enough prehistoric crocs on the market. My kingdom for a Stomatosuchus!

Like the rest of my collection, nothing especially rare or sought-after here, but I'm enjoying this exercise in cataloguing (I'm a taxonomist at heart).
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Re: Halichoeres's toy fishes (mostly sarcopterygians)
« Reply #50 on: May 27, 2015, 01:39:31 PM »
Some Late Cretaceous thyreophorans (by which time only the ankylosaurs persisted, of course).


Four companies, four styles.

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Schleich Replica-saurus Saichania. Delightfully huge, probably larger than the nominal 1:40 of the Replica-saurus line, but I haven't measured it.

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Papo Ankylosaurus, which in my collection stands in for Euoplocephalus, at least until the Battat re-release. I like the pose and the detailing enough to overlook the proportion problems.

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CollectA Edmontonia. Not too bad, but probably also due for replacement when the Battat version is available again.

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Favorite Ankylosaurus. I only wish it were bigger, but this is possibly the most exquisite sculpt of Ankylosaurus ever produced by a toy company in this price range.
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Re: Halichoeres's toy fishes (mostly sarcopterygians)
« Reply #51 on: May 27, 2015, 03:27:29 PM »
my collecta quetz with prey beak cant sticking very well with baby alamo. Looks like the beak is bending...in baby alamo stomach there is a hole and in the quetz tounge there is an extra plastic which is attach to the hole on baby alamo. But in weeks the extra plastic on quetz tongue separated from the hole on baby alamo. What make the baby alamo still sticking on quetz jaw is because baby alamo become one with the upper jaw of the quetz.
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« Reply #52 on: May 27, 2015, 05:14:47 PM »
my collecta quetz with prey beak cant sticking very well with baby alamo. Looks like the beak is bending...in baby alamo stomach there is a hole and in the quetz tounge there is an extra plastic which is attach to the hole on baby alamo. But in weeks the extra plastic on quetz tongue separated from the hole on baby alamo. What make the baby alamo still sticking on quetz jaw is because baby alamo become one with the upper jaw of the quetz.

So there's a peg-and-socket arrangement? That's good to know, I had wondered in passing how they managed to get that in there. That's frustrating that yours popped out; I haven't had any problems yet. Could you bend yours back into place with some heat and a little glue?
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Re: Halichoeres's toy fishes (mostly sarcopterygians)
« Reply #53 on: May 27, 2015, 05:25:18 PM »
Yes, i hope your quetz fine. i add some blood effect and intestine on that part to cover the minus. I wish i could give you the pict but the figure is sold to my friend few months ago. I have the pict that time on my ipad but its deleted automatically now...
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Re: Halichoeres's toy fishes (mostly sarcopterygians)
« Reply #54 on: May 27, 2015, 09:16:03 PM »
I love your collection! So many different pieces from so many different ages. I read your complaint about the small number of Triassic figures, but did not see the Bullyland Protochirotherium on your pictures. Get yourself one, youŽll like it!

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Re: Halichoeres's toy fishes (mostly sarcopterygians)
« Reply #55 on: May 28, 2015, 02:12:22 AM »
I love your collection! So many different pieces from so many different ages. I read your complaint about the small number of Triassic figures, but did not see the Bullyland Protochirotherium on your pictures. Get yourself one, youŽll like it!

http://dinotoyblog.com/2014/02/08/protochirotherium-bullyland-exclusive-for-the-regionalmuseum-wolfhagen-germany/

Thanks very much! I've thought about the Protochirotherium, but for some reason part of me balks at buying an ichnotaxon! I may pick it up, though. I recently bought (but have not yet received) the Bullyland Liliensternus, as well as the Dawn of the Dinosaurs "Frenguellisaurus." On the lookout for the other Dawn of the Dinosaurs figures and the Bullyland Batrachotomus and Paratypothorax. Otherwise all that's left are the ever-elusive PlayVisions amphibians (I'm missing 5).

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Re: Halichoeres's toy fishes (mostly sarcopterygians)
« Reply #56 on: May 28, 2015, 02:07:40 PM »
Late Cretaceous marginocephalians!



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Papo Triceratops. Not without its charms. About 1:35.

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Papo Pachyrhinosaurus. Really a nice sculpt, artistic license and all. About 1:40.

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Papo Styracosaurus. The head is modeled after a Sideshow model, right? I think it looks fantastic. These three Papo ceratopsians were the first things I bought when I decided to start collecting. About 1:35.


The Styracosaurus and Pachyrhinosaurus, ventral view. I'm sure someone has pointed this out elsewhere, but the stance and many elements of the sculpt are identical for these two. It seems as though the texturing was changed along the spine, and the heads and tails were swapped out, but otherwise dead ringers down to the wrinkles on the belly.

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CollectA Torosaurus. Not bad. Missed out on the group shot because he's on the overflow shelf and I forgot about it (the late Cretaceous ~1:40 shelf is completely full). About 1:50-1:55.

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CollectA Achelousaurus. About 1:35-1:40.

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CollectA Kosmoceratops. From 2012, when it seems CollectA was starting to get good at ceratopsians. About 1:35.

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Safari Diabloceratops. Recently replaced the always-surprised CollectA version in my collection. About 1:30-1:35.

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CollectA Pachycephalosaurus. This is an excellent piece, one of my favorites from CollectA. Probably the only instance in which a CollectA replaced a Papo in my collection (I bought the Papo Pachycephalosaurus along with the foregoing ceratopsians, but this one is just better). About 1:40.
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Re: Halichoeres's toy fishes (mostly sarcopterygians)
« Reply #57 on: May 28, 2015, 04:56:31 PM »
Papo styraco is still the most favorite for me  :) nice collection !

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« Reply #58 on: May 29, 2015, 05:44:17 AM »
Very nice!
Love the Papo Styracosaurus myself too, but prefer the WS Pachyrhinosaurus over the Papo model. Nice comparison shot too.

Haha, yeah, the CollectA Diabloceratops always looks spooked! Kind of funny. I've always thought the CollectA Torosaurus looked "off" somehow... maybe the proportions? Maybe because it's on the small side? Not sure.
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« Reply #59 on: May 29, 2015, 01:21:58 PM »
Papo styraco is still the most favorite for me  :) nice collection !
It's one of my favorites also! Thanks for the kind words.

Very nice!
Love the Papo Styracosaurus myself too, but prefer the WS Pachyrhinosaurus over the Papo model. Nice comparison shot too.

Haha, yeah, the CollectA Diabloceratops always looks spooked! Kind of funny. I've always thought the CollectA Torosaurus looked "off" somehow... maybe the proportions? Maybe because it's on the small side? Not sure.
The WS Pachy is really nice too. For that matter, so is the Battat. As for the Torosaurus, I get the same sense. I think the head is well-proportioned with the body, but I think there are problems in the face. It might be that the beak is too small, but I am not at all certain.
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