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Japenese crane game figures - unknown maker
« on: June 12, 2020, 02:29:15 PM »
I'm not sure who makes these; this is the only photo I've seen. But they're prizes in some crane games in Japan.



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Re: Japenese crane game figures - unknown maker
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2020, 07:10:01 PM »
Odd combination, but I do like the choices. Not so certain on the Megatherium though.

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Re: Japenese crane game figures - unknown maker
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2020, 10:16:13 PM »
Aw these are cute!
The screenshot seems to be from one of those apps that allow people to play crane games in Japan while not being in Japan via remote control.
They ship the prices you win to your address.
I have never tried that myself but someone else who does that from time to time told me about that.

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Re: Japenese crane game figures - unknown maker
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2020, 07:09:57 AM »
Odd combination, but I do like the choices. Not so certain on the Megatherium though.

I First thought it looks like a sitting baboon,  too.  But what I thought was the face is just its muzzle.  He holds bis head askew  :)

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Re: Japenese crane game figures - unknown maker
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2020, 07:35:53 AM »
I was thinking more of those japanese snow monkies upon seeing it. You know, the ones who like bathing in hot springs.
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Re: Japenese crane game figures - unknown maker
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2020, 08:09:22 PM »
Aw these are cute!
The screenshot seems to be from one of those apps that allow people to play crane games in Japan while not being in Japan via remote control.
They ship the prices you win to your address.
I have never tried that myself but someone else who does that from time to time told me about that.

I was not aware such a thing existed! That's a pretty clever way to expand your market.

I was thinking more of those japanese snow monkies upon seeing it. You know, the ones who like bathing in hot springs.

Yeah, it reminds me of a snow monkey also. Interesting take, and why not? Do we have cave art of ground sloths that give us a clue to coloration?
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Re: Japenese crane game figures - unknown maker
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2020, 03:03:32 PM »
Aw these are cute!
The screenshot seems to be from one of those apps that allow people to play crane games in Japan while not being in Japan via remote control.
They ship the prices you win to your address.
I have never tried that myself but someone else who does that from time to time told me about that.

I was not aware such a thing existed! That's a pretty clever way to expand your market.

I was thinking more of those japanese snow monkies upon seeing it. You know, the ones who like bathing in hot springs.

Yeah, it reminds me of a snow monkey also. Interesting take, and why not? Do we have cave art of ground sloths that give us a clue to coloration?

Wouldn’t mean much even if we did, primitive art depicts animals in all colours.

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Re: Japenese crane game figures - unknown maker
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2020, 06:56:13 PM »
Some have had their fur preserved, I think Nothrotherium's fur was preserved and is apparently yellowish.
I need to check that however in a book that is unfortunately at my parents' house 400 km from my place.

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Re: Japenese crane game figures - unknown maker
« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2020, 09:37:42 PM »

Yeah, it reminds me of a snow monkey also. Interesting take, and why not? Do we have cave art of ground sloths that give us a clue to coloration?

Wouldn’t mean much even if we did, primitive art depicts animals in all colours.

Sure, many different cultures produced cave and rock art, often in fanciful colors or whatever they had to hand. But sometimes the colors chosen really do seem intended to reflect the appearance of the animals in life, for example with the woolly rhinoceros: https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/tetrapod-zoology/the-remarkable-life-appearance-of-the-woolly-rhino/.

Some have had their fur preserved, I think Nothrotherium's fur was preserved and is apparently yellowish.
I need to check that however in a book that is unfortunately at my parents' house 400 km from my place.

That's interesting! I didn't know about that, but if some were preserved in caves that's the sort of thing that could make it through a few thousand years.
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