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Re: Uk - fascination with the Land of the Rising Sun
« Reply #440 on: April 25, 2019, 11:01:52 PM »
I canít supply information on the unknown figure, only admiration. A lovely pair of porcelain figures.


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Re: Uk - fascination with the Land of the Rising Sun
« Reply #441 on: April 26, 2019, 12:10:08 AM »
Great additions! One decidedly old-school Sauropod and one a bit contemporary in its realization. I really like the striped one.

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Re: Uk - fascination with the Land of the Rising Sun
« Reply #442 on: April 26, 2019, 08:01:59 AM »
I don't normally collect porcelain figures but I've received these two very beautiful figures from two friends. One being a rare 1960's Norcrest piece made in Japan and the other is unknown to me (any info gratefully received). Both are precious so I need to be careful with them.




It's from a russian artist called Nikolay Abramovich.
It's from a series of 7 figures produced in different shade of colours.
The "orange" ones:





Once they were common on Ebay.

I have the Labyrinthodon ( Mastodonsaurus torvus ) in my collection:



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Re: Uk - fascination with the Land of the Rising Sun
« Reply #443 on: April 26, 2019, 12:27:31 PM »
Thanks for the info. I'll have a look tonight.

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Re: Uk - fascination with the Land of the Rising Sun
« Reply #444 on: May 23, 2019, 10:38:29 PM »
I was lucky to receive a couple of packages in the past couple of days and will need to pick up one further from the post office tomorrow. The package holds something very special, a sneak peak is at the bottom of the page!

So first up, courtesy of Brett, a set from Konami depicting scenes from King Kong - 1930's style. Lovely monochrome set!

















Next up, a delightful little set from Bandai - the Complete Works of the Dinosaur (thank you SBell!). Including the beautiful cards.
















And finally..... the actual models painted for the original mock ups used on the Antediluvian Miniatures.... Will look good with my existing three pieces.

 



 

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Re: Uk - fascination with the Land of the Rising Sun
« Reply #445 on: May 24, 2019, 07:48:20 AM »
I love the Pteranodon & Apatosaurus from your 'King Kong' set -
never seen them before - looks vintage indeed.

The Bandai set is, from some reason, impossible to get.
I don't understand why - as after all, it looks like a cheap small set.
not all figures are nicely made - but I find the Baryonyx & Tsintaosaurus irresistible.


I see you have special connections with the Antediluvian company.
good for you - what I got was a plastic body with 4 pewter legs ...
I think I saw this particular model also as a Japanese brand - don't remember now exactly where ...
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Re: Uk - fascination with the Land of the Rising Sun
« Reply #446 on: May 24, 2019, 11:39:33 PM »

I see you have special connections with the Antediluvian company.
good for you - what I got was a plastic body with 4 pewter legs ...

I would have received the same but I commissioned the proprietor to make them up for me. Due to time constraints they could not mock mine up so simply sent their originals. And I think they are rather dashing with my Dawn of the Dinosaur figures. I have the Allosaurus too, will ask for that to be completed when funds permit.







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Re: Uk - fascination with the Land of the Rising Sun
« Reply #447 on: May 26, 2019, 07:37:05 PM »
Those Antediluvian pieces are a real treasure for the collector of oddities and rarities. Very nice display.
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Re: Uk - fascination with the Land of the Rising Sun
« Reply #448 on: May 29, 2019, 06:46:22 PM »
Amazing new addition! Those loos awesome and really displays nicely with Dawn of the Dino figures above it! Congratulations ^-^

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Re: Uk - fascination with the Land of the Rising Sun
« Reply #449 on: May 29, 2019, 09:03:23 PM »
These "retro" Victorian dinosaur figures are a real gem. I congratulate you on your additions RU.

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Re: Uk - fascination with the Land of the Rising Sun
« Reply #450 on: June 07, 2019, 09:39:18 AM »
Just added the other two Kaiyodo Rex figures. They really are amazing. I have a duplicate of the special version boxed and in as new condition (see my sales thread).



And an alternative photo of my re-painted OG figure. Hard to believe these are over 80 years old!



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Re: Uk - fascination with the Land of the Rising Sun
« Reply #451 on: July 09, 2019, 08:22:19 PM »
I don't get too many new additions these days but grabbed a Battat Rex hidden away in a UK ebay auction. Anyone know which version this one is please?

Looks lovely with the kaiyodo group.


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Re: Uk - fascination with the Land of the Rising Sun
« Reply #452 on: July 09, 2019, 09:17:24 PM »
@UK Hi UK, I'm pretty sure it's the third version of Battat's tyrannosaurus from the Boston Museum for a simple reason, its hozico is longer, the first and second versions have a flatter hozico being the second version of the "feet of snow" and that stands up with tiny plastic platforms. The most valuable is the first version that is like the second but without the "feet of snow".

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Re: Uk - fascination with the Land of the Rising Sun
« Reply #453 on: July 10, 2019, 08:02:28 PM »
@UK Hi UK, I'm pretty sure it's the third version of Battat's tyrannosaurus from the Boston Museum for a simple reason, its hozico is longer, the first and second versions have a flatter hozico being the second version of the "feet of snow" and that stands up with tiny plastic platforms. The most valuable is the first version that is like the second but without the "feet of snow".

I suspected it was the 3rd edition but thank you Manuel for confirming.

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Re: Uk - fascination with the Land of the Rising Sun
« Reply #454 on: July 10, 2019, 09:31:38 PM »
@UK Hi UK, I'm pretty sure it's the third version of Battat's tyrannosaurus from the Boston Museum for a simple reason, its hozico is longer, the first and second versions have a flatter hozico being the second version of the "feet of snow" and that stands up with tiny plastic platforms. The most valuable is the first version that is like the second but without the "feet of snow".

I suspected it was the 3rd edition but thank you Manuel for confirming.

Thanks to you @UK I'm glad you could have helped.

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Re: Uk - fascination with the Land of the Rising Sun
« Reply #455 on: July 11, 2019, 05:06:52 PM »
Hey, nice to see a big Battat in the collection, still one of my favorite rex figure.
It's always great to see a photo update of your collection, and congrats on those priceless OG figures!