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What species would you like to see figurines of?

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  1. ZooBinh

    ZooBinh Well-Known Member

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    I have a few hundred mini animals, I only kept them because my mom gave them to me, and because they were the first animal figurines I got.
     
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    After this thread, I discovered that really, and surprisingly, there is a lot of species that never has been made into figurine!!! So, answering the original purpose of this thread, I would like to see (and get) the next ones, in CollectA/Schleich/Papo style (very accurate and more or less 1:20-1:25 scale). Apparently none of them have been made into figurine:

    -Bush dog
    -Gerenuk
    -Pallas's cat
    -Spanish ibex
    -Drill
    -Rusty-spotted cat
    -Crab-eating raccoon
    -Beira
    -Bharal
    -Asian golden cat
    -Aardwolf
    -Giant otter
    -Silky anteater
    -Pacarana
    -Baikal seal
    -Ethiopian wolf
    -Mediterranean monk seal
    -Tibetan fox
    -Przewalski's gazelle
    -African manatee (or just buy a normal manatee and paint some light colour around eyes)
    -Water chevrotain
    -Kouprey
    -Giant forest hog
    -Baiji
    -Klipspringer
    -Vancouver island marmot
    -Swift fox
    -Dibatag
    -Bear cuscus
    -Volcano rabbit
    -Binturong
    -Marbled cat
    -Flat-headed cat
    -Pallid fox
    -Grey fox
    -Fishing cat
    -Black-footed cat
    -Geoffroy's cat
    -Pampas cat
    -Sand cat
    -Oribi
    -Mountain anoa
    -Chacoan peccary
    -Gelada
    -Riverine rabbit
    -Margay
    -Lowland paca
    -African palm civet
    -Fanaloka
    -Kodkod
    -Ringtail
    -Greater/lesser grison
    -Visayan warty pig
    -Annamese/vietnamese striped rabbit
    -Banded hare wallaby
    -Red-backed bearded saki
    -Cuvier's beaked whale
    -Dingiso
    -Falanouc
    -False orca
    -Four-horned antelope
    -Fraser's dolphin
    -Grey rhebok
    -Harbour porpoise
    -Heaveside's dolphin
    -Hog badger
    -La Plata dolphin
    -Maned rat
    -Melon-headed whale
    -Myanmar snub-nosed monkey
    -Nilgiri marten
    -Owston's palm civet
    -Plains vizcacha
    -Ross's seal
    -Rough-toothed dolphin
    -Steenbok
    -Tonkin snub-nosed monkey
    -Tucuxi
    -Yellow-backed duiker
    -Black duiker

    (notice I only choose big birds, because small birds would be too difficult to replicate in enough accuracy to scale... for the same reason I didn't put small mammals)
    -Siberian crane
    -Siberian capercaillie
    -Caucasian grouse
    -Storm's stork
    -Madagascar fish eagle
    -Green junglefowl
    -Mallee scrubfowl
    -Houbara bustard
    -Boat-billed heron
    -Kagu
    -Sarus crane
    -Greater and lesser adjutant
    -Helmeted hornbill
    -Comb-crested duck
    -Spix's macaw
    -Lesser rhea
    -Maleo
    -Black-and-white hawk eagle
    -Blue-throated macaw
    -Single-wattled and dwarf cassowaries
    -Arabian bustard
    -Australian bustard
    -Bengal florican
    -Bulwer's pheasant
    -Himalayan, Chinese and Sclater's monal
    -Crested argus pheasant
    -Crowned eagle
    -Flightless cormorant
    -Giant ibis
    -Great bustard
    -Great Indian bustard
    -Green ibis
    -Horned screamer
    -Kori bustard
    -Pel's fish owl
    -Northern screamer
    -White-naped ibis
    -Ocellated turkey

    -Painted river terrapin
    -Mandarin ratsnake
    -Russell's viper

    -Chinese paddlefish
    -Australian lungfish
    -Flagtail characin (any)
    -Flying gurnard (any)
    -Slender sunfish
    -Wedge-tail triggerfish
    -Ocellated knifefish

    -Angular rough shark
    -Antenna ray
    -Coffin ray
    -Fiddler ray
    -Australian ghostshark
    -Epaulette shark
    -Daggernose shark
    -Longnosed skate
    -Porbeagle
    -Butterfly ray (any)
    -Thornback guitarfish
    -Winghead shark

    -Pyrosoma atlanticum (with paint that make it glow in the dark)
    -Venus's girdle
     
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    Thanks! It would be a nice addition to my collection because it's very accurate and have a perfect size (if I translated correctly the inches to cm), and it would be the first bird of my (very small) collection. I'm more interested in the page than in the figurine itself, because it looks like a source to get figurines of brands that are not for sale in the page where I use to buy. But looking into details, looks like that the page is based in Vancouver, so shipping costs would be prohibitive for me! I still lack many more easily available figurines (I'm not so rich for buying them all at once, hehe).
     
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    Thanks, Kakapo

    I looked at various other websites, but I couldn't find any animals from your list.
     
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    Of course! I selected specifically for my list the animals that never have been made into figurine, as I explained above!
     
  7. Great Argus

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    I agree, would love to see many of those made!

    I actually have what is supposed to be a Binturong miniature, but it doesn't look like a Binturong in either shape or color... :rolleyes: I'm not sure what it was based off of, but it sure wasn't a Binturong...
     
  8. Chlidonias

    Chlidonias Moderator Staff Member

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    I just took a photo of my small collection: animal figurines | ZooChat

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    I don't collect them with any purpose - I just buy what I like the look of - so I don't care about scale or anything like that. I gave away a lot of my lesser ones which I didn't want any more.

    The large and small Echidnas and the Leadbeater's Possum which I mentioned earlier in the thread can be seen in the photo (all in a row as it happens, although that was unintentional). The Thorny Devil and Giant Weta also mentioned are in there too.

    Not all the animals are Schleich-type figurines. There's an Arapaima carved out of rubber (from Brazil) and a Komodo Dragon carved out of wood (from Komodo), as well as a few of the ones which come in pieces and you put together yourself (like in Yowie).
     
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    Curious, where did you get that Wobbegong? Looks nice!
     
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    Chlidonias Moderator Staff Member

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    All mine are bought in shops in New Zealand (some of them from shops in Australia). The Hammerhead and Frilled Shark are made by Safari Ltd. The Wobbegong is labelled as 2005 Schleich. It is a really nice model - about 11cm long (about 4.5 inches for you).
     
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    Chlidonias Moderator Staff Member

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    Funnily enough, regarding the above quote, when I took the photo of my figurines I realised that a lot of them look much worse in the photograph than in real life. I think your eyes process the image differently when it is a real item and when it is a photographic image.
     
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    I just had a look on the Schleich website and Wobbegong gets "no result" from their Search function. But there seem to be examples available via Ebay etc.
     
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    Thanks for the information! Looks like a few are still available here and there!

    I find that tends to happen a lot in pictures I take and pictures on the Internet. When looking at figurines online I tend to look for several photos to get an idea. I think our eyes interpret the lighting and colors differently in real life vs photos, like you suggested.
     
  14. ZooBinh

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    So for my collection:

    1x Border Collie
    1x French Bulldog
    1x Bald Eagle
    1x Llama
    1x Western Diamondback Rattlesnake
    3x White-Tailed Deer
    1x Grey Wolf
    1x Red Fox
    1x Fennec Fox
    1x Turkmenistan Caracal
    2x Cougar
    1x Texas Longhorn
    1x American Bison
    1x American Alligator
    1x Great Horned Owl
    8x Breyer Stablemate Horses
    1x Andalusian Stallion
    1x Dressage Hanoverian Mare
    1x Knabstrupper Mare
    1x Friesian Stallion
    1x Eastern Chipmunk
    1x Great White Pelican
    1x Atlantic Puffin
    1x Blue Shark
    1x Tiger Shark
    1x Great White Shark
    2x Chinstrap Penguins
    1x Mandrill
    2x Burchell's Zebra
    1x Greater Kudu
    1x Reticulated Giraffe
    1x African Elephant
    1x Common Warthog
    3x African Painted Dog
    1x Hyacinth Macaw
    1x Galapagos Tortoise
    1x Jaguar
    1x Giant Panda
    1x White Tiger
    3x White-Handed Gibbon
    1x Red Panda
    1x Bactrian Camel
    2x Indian Rhino
    3x Sumatran Rhino
    2x Javan Rhino
    3x Asian Elephant
     
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    The Schleich Wobbegong Shark was released in 2006 and retired in 2009, it’s a very nice model.
    Spotted Wobbegong
     
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    Nice! Got a few unusual ones in there!
     
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    You're talking about the Asian palm civet (Paradoxurus hermaphroditus) made by PlayVisions and mislabelled as "binturong"?
    http://toyanimal.info//images/d/d9/PV_genets_binturong.jpg

    I didn't counted it as a species made into figurine, just because it's not a binturong, no way :p
     
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    Most, if not all, these species are done by various brand and are very easily available!!! I'm surprised that your wishlist includes all these commonly made species.
     
  19. Chlidonias

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    That's a list of what he has, not what he wants...
     
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    Yep, that's the one!

    I agree with you there, Binturong in name but not appearance doesn't count! :p