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Re: Safari: New for 2017
« Reply #1860 on: January 26, 2017, 07:20:24 AM »
I probably would get the Giga if I thought it would fit into my limited display space (I'm positive it won't). These two figures beautifully demonstrate the physiological differences between carcharodontosaurs and tyrannosaurs. They'd be a fun teaching tool.

We'll see.

I wonder how the Giga looks juxtaposed with the Carcharodontosaurus, size-wise (granted, the production values for the Giga are a lot more pronounced)

I would also like to see the Yutyrannus (I almost typed Y-rex) juxtaposed with this T-rex.

Well, here you go:





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Re: Safari: New for 2017
« Reply #1861 on: January 26, 2017, 03:29:27 PM »
 :) Thank you for the pictures. They actually look pretty nice together. I would imagine that an expanded set would include the Favorite Collection Yutyrannus (they share the same color scheme).
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Re: Safari: New for 2017
« Reply #1862 on: January 30, 2017, 05:34:50 AM »
Such a pretty family photo!

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Re: Safari: New for 2017
« Reply #1863 on: February 13, 2017, 11:37:32 PM »
Not sure if this is somewhere around here, but I was just going over the Safari price list...and the Cambrian toob, Prehistoric mammal skulls, Prehistoric crocodiles and Prehistoric sea life toobs are not listed...and the Gastornis and Tree fern are listed as Discontinued (the other trees are not listed either); the modern mammals skulls are also Discontinued.

Not sure if this was widely known or not; it's like the opposite of 'new for 2017'--the figures that just became a whole lot more rare.

Also not sure what else I am missing--there must be others I didn't catch as missing (nothing too special in the other categories though--other than the peccary, also listed as discontinued)

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Re: Safari: New for 2017
« Reply #1864 on: February 13, 2017, 11:54:52 PM »
I think that was mentioned somewhere. Having a proper thread for retired figures would be useful.  It could list all brands.
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Re: Safari: New for 2017
« Reply #1865 on: February 14, 2017, 12:33:35 AM »
I probably would get the Giga if I thought it would fit into my limited display space (I'm positive it won't). These two figures beautifully demonstrate the physiological differences between carcharodontosaurs and tyrannosaurs. They'd be a fun teaching tool.

We'll see.

I wonder how the Giga looks juxtaposed with the Carcharodontosaurus, size-wise (granted, the production values for the Giga are a lot more pronounced)

I would also like to see the Yutyrannus (I almost typed Y-rex) juxtaposed with this T-rex.

Well, here you go:





And with CollectA Lythronax:


Wow, your figure has bigger teeth than mine. Lucky!
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Re: Safari: New for 2017
« Reply #1866 on: February 14, 2017, 01:19:12 AM »
I'm LOVIN' that Lythronax ... the Yutyrannus, meh, not so much ...

Doug's feathered TRex is a thing of beauty ... its a shame that Safari gave its teeth such a sloppy paint job ... someone posted a photo of one that had the paint on the teeth re-done and - man oh man did it enhance the WOW factor!!

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Re: Safari: New for 2017
« Reply #1867 on: February 14, 2017, 06:15:13 AM »
You can give the teeth a simple brown wash, does wonders.

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Re: Safari: New for 2017
« Reply #1868 on: February 18, 2017, 05:37:03 AM »
Safari feathered T-rex with the PNSO featherless T-rex paint scheme by 2017OAA  :)
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Re: Safari: New for 2017
« Reply #1869 on: February 18, 2017, 06:05:20 AM »
It looks a lot better, still the teeth are its weakest part though.
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Re: Safari: New for 2017
« Reply #1870 on: February 22, 2017, 12:35:29 AM »
Does anybody have a good comparison shot yet of the Safari Diplodocus along with any of the older Carnegie sauropods?

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Re: Safari: New for 2017
« Reply #1871 on: February 23, 2017, 02:51:17 PM »
Does anybody have a good comparison shot yet of the Safari Diplodocus along with any of the older Carnegie sauropods?

I actually have one--it's with the 2008(?) Carnegie Dilpodocus:



It is much smaller...!

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Re: Safari: New for 2017
« Reply #1872 on: February 23, 2017, 02:53:45 PM »
Still pretty damn big and long though. This is why I had to pass on it. It simply would have taken up too much room in the display case. :(
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Re: Safari: New for 2017
« Reply #1873 on: February 23, 2017, 03:31:05 PM »
I think if the tails weren't looped they would be pretty similar in length but they have different proportions.

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Re: Safari: New for 2017
« Reply #1874 on: February 23, 2017, 03:38:09 PM »
I think if the tails weren't looped they would be pretty similar in length but they have different proportions.

As I said in my comment on the review of the WS Diplo, I still much prefer the Carnegie one. Which is also too large to have on display right now. :(
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Re: Safari: New for 2017
« Reply #1875 on: February 23, 2017, 03:42:56 PM »
I think if the tails weren't looped they would be pretty similar in length but they have different proportions.

As I said in my comment on the review of the WS Diplo, I still much prefer the Carnegie one. Which is also too large to have on display right now. :(

I feel you, large Figures are aa problem for me right now too.

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Re: Safari: New for 2017
« Reply #1876 on: February 23, 2017, 04:21:08 PM »
The WS version is more elegant and has less awkward feet positioning. The feet and corresponding toes are more precisely modeled on the WS version. The colors are more refined and the spines give it a more fashionable demeanor, overall. The looped tail also better approximates the iconic illustrations of Diplodocus found in recent paleoart. I hope to see a WS Mamenchisaurus in a similar scale in the near future (by the same sculptor, preferably)

However, the Carnegie version appears to have more heft and provides a stockier impression.
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Re: Safari: New for 2017
« Reply #1877 on: February 23, 2017, 04:28:33 PM »
The colors of the diplodocus of Safari are more subdued and conservative in their colors are more attractive the colors with which it is painted the diplodocus of Carnegie. What I regret about Safari in this figure being a diplodocus is too small could have made the figure the same size as its predecessor of Carnegie as happened with the kronosaurus, feathered tyrannosaurus and giganotosaurus this ye

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Re: Safari: New for 2017
« Reply #1878 on: February 23, 2017, 06:54:56 PM »


Ooh, that's very nice! I would of course have preferred if it was the same size, but that's close enough for me! I held off on the Carnegie Diplodocus because there was always something about the shape and pose that bothered me, even though I could never quite put my finger on it. I like the WS version a lot more!

I hope to see a WS Mamenchisaurus in a similar scale in the near future (by the same sculptor, preferably)

I second that! A 1:40 scale mamenchisaur would be the last major clade not represented in my collection. I of course also like a large bodied titanosaur, as that would be a more impressive representation of the family than my Carnegie Saltasauruses, but I can wait.

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Re: Safari: New for 2017
« Reply #1879 on: February 23, 2017, 07:14:25 PM »
Are both Diplodocus in the same scale?  The more pictures I see of the wild safari one, the more I feel like I should get that too. I do own the Carnegie one.  I do like that one. But the new starting to grow on me.