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Re: CollectAŚNew for 2020
« Reply #760 on: September 03, 2020, 05:51:08 PM »
This may have been discussed elsewhere, but @Halichoeres had asked me earlier about the ID on the CollectA 2020 horseshoe crab. Now that it is available, and some pics are out (STS forum), I am thinking it is the Atlantic horseshoe crab, and this is my reasoning:

1. While the first three lateral spines are longer, this can be seen in some females of the Atlantic as well as the Japanese species.
2. the armature on the prosoma is much more like the Atlantic species (the Japanese species has less-pronounced spines above the eyes)
3. the comparison of the length of the prosoma and the telson are more inline with the Atlantic
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Re: CollectAŚNew for 2020
« Reply #761 on: September 03, 2020, 08:48:34 PM »
Damn, that Caviramus looks sooo good! I love how vibrant the red color on the head is. Now I kinda regret spending all my pocket money on Transformers instead of getting one lol.

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Re: CollectAŚNew for 2020
« Reply #762 on: September 06, 2020, 01:50:22 PM »
Thank you. It's a great model with a wonderful pose, that helps.

I usually don't collect the flyers but these big CollectA models are so tempting. I wonder how durable they are because it would be fun to have one on my balcony. But I am afraid the birds would use it as their toilet...

I've had 4 Guidracos, 2 Dimorphodons, 3 Cauijara , and now 2 of these Caviramus outdoors since they released with no issues. They are kind of small to get bird droppings, unlike my bigger statues in the park.  My concern would be squirrels or chipmunks that like to gnaw on things. Maybe try a clear matte coat on them to prevent it?

Yeah, I think a sealant would be good. We don't have munks and squirrels are the red kind, so they usually stay in the woods. But I have lots of curious magpies and doves that love to explore whatever I put up.

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Re: CollectAŚNew for 2020
« Reply #763 on: September 07, 2020, 07:26:36 PM »
This may have been discussed elsewhere, but @Halichoeres had asked me earlier about the ID on the CollectA 2020 horseshoe crab. Now that it is available, and some pics are out (STS forum), I am thinking it is the Atlantic horseshoe crab, and this is my reasoning:

1. While the first three lateral spines are longer, this can be seen in some females of the Atlantic as well as the Japanese species.
2. the armature on the prosoma is much more like the Atlantic species (the Japanese species has less-pronounced spines above the eyes)
3. the comparison of the length of the prosoma and the telson are more inline with the Atlantic

Thanks @bmathison1972  that's helpful. I saw someone online suggest it's intended as ćMesolimulus, but the spines look quite different to my eye.
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Re: CollectAŚNew for 2020
« Reply #764 on: September 07, 2020, 08:03:37 PM »
This may have been discussed elsewhere, but @Halichoeres had asked me earlier about the ID on the CollectA 2020 horseshoe crab. Now that it is available, and some pics are out (STS forum), I am thinking it is the Atlantic horseshoe crab, and this is my reasoning:

1. While the first three lateral spines are longer, this can be seen in some females of the Atlantic as well as the Japanese species.
2. the armature on the prosoma is much more like the Atlantic species (the Japanese species has less-pronounced spines above the eyes)
3. the comparison of the length of the prosoma and the telson are more inline with the Atlantic

Thanks @bmathison1972  that's helpful. I saw someone online suggest it's intended as ćMesolimulus, but the spines look quite different to my eye.

It's possible they modeled it after an extinct species, but if they had one would assume they would have given it a proper name, as they did the Redlichia rex. If an extant species, L. polyphemus is the best option.

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Re: CollectAŚNew for 2020
« Reply #765 on: September 09, 2020, 05:52:08 PM »
This may have been discussed elsewhere, but @Halichoeres had asked me earlier about the ID on the CollectA 2020 horseshoe crab. Now that it is available, and some pics are out (STS forum), I am thinking it is the Atlantic horseshoe crab, and this is my reasoning:

1. While the first three lateral spines are longer, this can be seen in some females of the Atlantic as well as the Japanese species.
2. the armature on the prosoma is much more like the Atlantic species (the Japanese species has less-pronounced spines above the eyes)
3. the comparison of the length of the prosoma and the telson are more inline with the Atlantic

Thanks @bmathison1972  that's helpful. I saw someone online suggest it's intended as ćMesolimulus, but the spines look quite different to my eye.

It's possible they modeled it after an extinct species, but if they had one would assume they would have given it a proper name, as they did the Redlichia rex. If an extant species, L. polyphemus is the best option.

Yeah, I agree with that assessment.
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Re: CollectAŚNew for 2020
« Reply #766 on: September 13, 2020, 10:33:07 PM »
Man CollectA had some really fun releases this year! I was happy to see someone produced a decent Lisowicia! though is it just me or does it feel so small in hand?

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Re: CollectAŚNew for 2020
« Reply #767 on: September 14, 2020, 01:24:41 AM »
Man CollectA had some really fun releases this year! I was happy to see someone produced a decent Lisowicia! though is it just me or does it feel so small in hand?

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Re: CollectAŚNew for 2020
« Reply #768 on: September 14, 2020, 01:27:27 AM »
Man CollectA had some really fun releases this year! I was happy to see someone produced a decent Lisowicia! though is it just me or does it feel so small in hand?

Itĺs just you.
Yup, I agree, that figure is massive in person!😂

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Re: CollectAŚNew for 2020
« Reply #769 on: September 14, 2020, 01:31:55 AM »
Man CollectA had some really fun releases this year! I was happy to see someone produced a decent Lisowicia! though is it just me or does it feel so small in hand?

Itĺs just you.
Yup, I agree, that figure is massive in person!😂

It's big, but not overly big, at least for my tastes :-).

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Re: CollectAŚNew for 2020
« Reply #770 on: September 15, 2020, 10:02:04 PM »
Man CollectA had some really fun releases this year! I was happy to see someone produced a decent Lisowicia! though is it just me or does it feel so small in hand?

Itĺs just you.
Yup, I agree, that figure is massive in person!😂

It's big, but not overly big, at least for my tastes :-).




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Re: CollectAŚNew for 2020
« Reply #771 on: September 18, 2020, 02:21:42 AM »
Minizoo restocked, so I ordered the remaining Paleozoic critters along with the Saltriovenator. Now the only 2020 toy left on my list is the Papo Megaloceros.
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Re: CollectAŚNew for 2020
« Reply #772 on: September 19, 2020, 04:52:14 PM »
Minizoo restocked, so I ordered the remaining Paleozoic critters along with the Saltriovenator. Now the only 2020 toy left on my list is the Papo Megaloceros.

I just ordered the last three CollectA I want: horseshoe crab, mountain gorilla, and Tyrol grey cow.

Unfortunately I have about a dozen Papo things on my wishlist (mainly because they are releasing 6 arthropods LOL), but I also want the sailfish, edible snail, Irish elk, common pheasant, European mole, golden jackal, and probably the cormorant.

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Re: CollectAŚNew for 2020
« Reply #773 on: September 20, 2020, 12:57:46 PM »
Minizoo restocked, so I ordered the remaining Paleozoic critters along with the Saltriovenator. Now the only 2020 toy left on my list is the Papo Megaloceros.

About the Saltriovenator, I hope to have everything ready for the review byTuesday.
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Re: CollectAŚNew for 2020
« Reply #774 on: September 21, 2020, 04:13:23 PM »
Minizoo restocked, so I ordered the remaining Paleozoic critters along with the Saltriovenator. Now the only 2020 toy left on my list is the Papo Megaloceros.

About the Saltriovenator, I hope to have everything ready for the review byTuesday.

Cool!
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Re: CollectAŚNew for 2020
« Reply #775 on: October 04, 2020, 12:42:03 AM »
Thought I would let folks know, in case anyone is interested, that Happy Hen Toys has all(?) the new 2020 releases, such as the invertebrates, etc.
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Re: CollectAŚNew for 2020
« Reply #776 on: October 04, 2020, 04:42:57 PM »
Thought I would let folks know, in case anyone is interested, that Happy Hen Toys has all(?) the new 2020 releases, such as the invertebrates, etc.

Good to know. It's been hard to get these in North America, so I'm glad to hear they're carrying them.
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Re: CollectAŚNew for 2020
« Reply #777 on: October 04, 2020, 07:04:00 PM »
I'm still waiting for Dejankins to get them, which should be soon. That Happy Hen Toys got them is a good sign.

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Re: CollectAŚNew for 2020
« Reply #778 on: November 01, 2020, 08:15:21 PM »
 Has anyone identified the species of the Belemnite or Pleuroceras yet?