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PostSubject: Re: Safari Ltd predictions and first revelations for 2015!   Wed Aug 06, 2014 4:37 am

Share it. If they didn't not want it to go public, then why would they include it in the Email?

please share it

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PostSubject: Re: Safari Ltd predictions and first revelations for 2015!   Wed Aug 06, 2014 5:51 am

That's up to you. When anyone shares information like that (especially vital in terms of vulnerability of the info, for instance another company could steal the idea and make a release later in the year after hastily putting together a prototype to share with the public kind of a thing) it makes the company less likely to share things like that with the public in confidence. However, Takama did have a point, if they didn't explicitly say somewhere down the line that they would like it to be hush-hush then... Well, the ball is in your court I guess. Smile 

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PostSubject: Re: Safari Ltd predictions and first revelations for 2015!   Wed Aug 06, 2014 3:06 pm

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That's up to you. When anyone shares information like that (especially vital in terms of vulnerability of the info, for instance another company could steal the idea and make a release later in the year after hastily putting together a prototype to share with the public kind of a thing) it makes the company less likely to share things like that with the public in confidence. However, Takama did have a point, if they didn't explicitly say somewhere down the line that they would like it to be hush-hush then... Well, the ball is in your court I guess. Smile 

I'm familiar with the email in question, which is tradeshow promo picture. Technically, it is only meant for retailers to see. I Sasrlooswolfhound is 100% correct. In the past, there were retailers who leaked images of Safari & Schleich before the companies specifically gave permission, and both companies closed ranks, so to speak, & stopped sharing early images with any retailers; banned photos at tradeshows, etc. I always air on the side of caution & assume that when Safari, or any other company, wants to, they will release the images. But it is ultimately up to you.
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PostSubject: Re: Safari Ltd predictions and first revelations for 2015!   Wed Aug 06, 2014 5:37 pm

Taking your posts into account, I will share it when the models are officially revealed if this photo is not revealed with them. My apologies for any disappointment, but I don't want to get myself in trouble. I really do want to show it!
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PostSubject: Re: Safari Ltd predictions and first revelations for 2015!   Wed Aug 06, 2014 6:30 pm

No worries.  Smile Like I said if we leaked things like that all the time then the companies would never share things like that with the general community. It's a basic trust thing. And plus, we can all be patient... this time of year is great to learn that principle! (and re-learn it over and over every year) Laughing 

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PostSubject: Re: Safari Ltd predictions and first revelations for 2015!   Wed Aug 06, 2014 7:26 pm

No worries. Sorry if I'm so inpatient.

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PostSubject: Re: Safari Ltd predictions and first revelations for 2015!   Wed Aug 06, 2014 7:30 pm

You're not impatient, I'm excited too. No worries, like I said, we just have to tread softly or the companies will never share early with us. I'm just as impatient as you are to see what being offered this next year!

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PostSubject: Re: Safari Ltd predictions and first revelations for 2015!   Thu Aug 07, 2014 12:07 am

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I'm guessing another ceratopsid will be released  this year. Perhaps nasutoceratops? I also haven't seen any new sauropods recently so camarasaurus or another titanosauriform is possible as there are already two diplodocoids. I have found Safari a very predictible brand at times, but not always.

I talked with one of Safaris Sculptors, and he said Safari is not keen on releasing more Sauropods cuz they think the public is unable to tell them apart  Rolling Eyes

That's strange Suspect The public must be able to tell different sauropod species apart with all the ones CollectA has released. Anyone who looks in a dinosaur book with the different species should be able to identify the differences  Rolling Eyes 
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PostSubject: Re: Safari Ltd predictions and first revelations for 2015!   Thu Aug 07, 2014 12:10 am

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Hahaha, so what? Is this a hint or something? I was just guessing Wink Wink  lol! 
*And sins I don't really like the current 'Boto' out there by the major brands, I just hoped this would be a Boto. Freshwater dolphin...
 I'm not saying it isn't a boto; I'm not saying it is, either.   tongue 

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Hahaha, so what? Is this a hint or something? I was just guessing Wink Wink  lol! 
*And sins I don't really like the current 'Boto' out there by the major brands, I just hoped this would be a Boto. Freshwater dolphin...
 I'm not saying it isn't a boto; I'm not saying it is, either.   tongue 

Aaarhg XD Razz Well, what ever it is, it is a water animal, and I'm happy about that Very Happy

Oh, there are definitely some aquatic additions that will please collectors. At least one is a species that no other company has produced, at least none of the majors. Kaiyodo may have produced one as part of their Aqualand series from the 90s (not the same as Aquatales), and there is one other Japanese company that has produced one, but if I say the company name, I'd be giving too much away.  I've known about a few of the new intros since last year, actually, and I'm glad to see they are really well executed, at least in the photos.

Hmm  scratch Very interesting. It shouldn't be too hard to figure out what aquatic animals are being released in 2015 based on these clues.
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PostSubject: Re: Safari Ltd predictions and first revelations for 2015!   Thu Aug 07, 2014 12:17 am

Well, once you figured it out let us all know?  Wink 

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PostSubject: Re: Safari Ltd predictions and first revelations for 2015!   Thu Aug 07, 2014 12:22 am

Saarlooswolfhound wrote:
Well, once you figured it out let us all know?  Wink 

Possibly  Very Happy tongue I have ideas, but I'm not 100% sure if I should say anything.
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PostSubject: Re: Safari Ltd predictions and first revelations for 2015!   Thu Aug 07, 2014 12:26 am

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Saarlooswolfhound wrote:
Well, once you figured it out let us all know?  Wink 

Possibly  Very Happy tongue I have ideas, but I'm not 100% sure if I should say anything.

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PostSubject: Re: Safari Ltd predictions and first revelations for 2015!   Thu Aug 07, 2014 12:28 am

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Well, once you figured it out let us all know?  Wink 

Possibly  Very Happy tongue I have ideas, but I'm not 100% sure if I should say anything.

You've nothing to lose :)

Why's that?  Smile 
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PostSubject: Re: Safari Ltd predictions and first revelations for 2015!   Thu Aug 07, 2014 12:31 am

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Well, once you figured it out let us all know?  Wink 

Possibly  Very Happy tongue I have ideas, but I'm not 100% sure if I should say anything.

You've nothing to lose :)

Why's that?  Smile 

Because there's no harm in speculation (except on the stock market, but that's a whole other story). The worst that could happen is your guess is wrong. There's no penalty for that, so go nuts :)
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PostSubject: Re: Safari Ltd predictions and first revelations for 2015!   Thu Aug 07, 2014 12:34 am

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Well, once you figured it out let us all know?  Wink 

Possibly  Very Happy tongue I have ideas, but I'm not 100% sure if I should say anything.

You've nothing to lose :)

Why's that?  Smile 

Because there's no harm in speculation (except on the stock market, but that's a whole other story).  The worst that could happen is your guess is wrong.  There's no penalty for that, so go nuts :)

That's true  scratch I'm thinking it might be some species of porpoise... Suspect 
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PostSubject: Re: Safari Ltd predictions and first revelations for 2015!   Thu Aug 07, 2014 12:51 am

Why is that?
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PostSubject: Re: Safari Ltd predictions and first revelations for 2015!   Thu Aug 07, 2014 1:43 am

A new porpoise would be great.

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PostSubject: Re: Safari Ltd predictions and first revelations for 2015!   Thu Aug 07, 2014 2:03 am

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I'm guessing another ceratopsid will be released  this year. Perhaps nasutoceratops? I also haven't seen any new sauropods recently so camarasaurus or another titanosauriform is possible as there are already two diplodocoids. I have found Safari a very predictible brand at times, but not always.

I talked with one of Safaris Sculptors, and he said Safari is not keen on releasing more Sauropods cuz they think the public is unable to tell them apart  Rolling Eyes

That's strange Suspect The public must be able to tell different sauropod species apart with all the ones CollectA has released. Anyone who looks in a dinosaur book with the different species should be able to identify the differences  Rolling Eyes 
The perceptions of the public towards the sauropod dinosaurs may be the excuse Safari gives for not wanting to produce many of them,but I bet the REAL reason is because they would likely be more expensive to mass-produce than other types of dinosaurs given that they would usually be the biggest of the line.

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PostSubject: Re: Safari Ltd predictions and first revelations for 2015!   Thu Aug 07, 2014 2:16 am

A small one would be nice.

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PostSubject: Re: Safari Ltd predictions and first revelations for 2015!   Thu Aug 07, 2014 2:23 am

Amargusaurus and diplodocus are quite different. And they are both sauropods. I feel like the prehistoric market is too ignored. Especially prehistoric mammals.

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PostSubject: Re: Safari Ltd predictions and first revelations for 2015!   Thu Aug 07, 2014 3:17 am

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Why is that?

From your comment about a species that was only made by one Japanese company and not any major brands to date. I know there are other possibilities, but I'm just taking a guess.
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PostSubject: Re: Safari Ltd predictions and first revelations for 2015!   Thu Aug 07, 2014 3:20 am

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Takama wrote:
Geospiza fortis wrote:
I'm guessing another ceratopsid will be released  this year. Perhaps nasutoceratops? I also haven't seen any new sauropods recently so camarasaurus or another titanosauriform is possible as there are already two diplodocoids. I have found Safari a very predictible brand at times, but not always.

I talked with one of Safaris Sculptors, and he said Safari is not keen on releasing more Sauropods cuz they think the public is unable to tell them apart  Rolling Eyes

That's strange Suspect The public must be able to tell different sauropod species apart with all the ones CollectA has released. Anyone who looks in a dinosaur book with the different species should be able to identify the differences  Rolling Eyes 

The perceptions of the public towards the sauropod dinosaurs may be the excuse Safari gives for not wanting to produce many of them,but I bet the REAL reason is because they would likely be more expensive to mass-produce than other types of dinosaurs given that they would usually be the biggest of the line.

That's probably true, but I think Safari would also be losing money by not making one to another company that might make a species that's been ignored by Safari. They won't know how well a figure sells (or doesn't sell) until they produce it.
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PostSubject: Re: Safari Ltd predictions and first revelations for 2015!   Thu Aug 07, 2014 4:28 am

I agree with you Emma. Though I think there are some mammal like reptiles that would be great additions to collections. I don't collect dinos at the moment, but when I get caught up with the "regular" animals of the big brands I plan on expanding and adding to my dino and oceanic animal sections.

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PostSubject: Re: Safari Ltd predictions and first revelations for 2015!   Thu Aug 07, 2014 5:35 am

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Takama wrote:
Geospiza fortis wrote:
I'm guessing another ceratopsid will be released  this year. Perhaps nasutoceratops? I also haven't seen any new sauropods recently so camarasaurus or another titanosauriform is possible as there are already two diplodocoids. I have found Safari a very predictible brand at times, but not always.

I talked with one of Safaris Sculptors, and he said Safari is not keen on releasing more Sauropods cuz they think the public is unable to tell them apart  Rolling Eyes

That's strange Suspect The public must be able to tell different sauropod species apart with all the ones CollectA has released. Anyone who looks in a dinosaur book with the different species should be able to identify the differences  Rolling Eyes 

The perceptions of the public towards the sauropod dinosaurs may be the excuse Safari gives for not wanting to produce many of them,but I bet the REAL reason is because they would likely be more expensive to mass-produce than other types of dinosaurs given that they would usually be the biggest of the line.

That's probably true, but I think Safari would also be losing money by not making one to another company that might make a species that's been ignored by Safari. They won't know how well a figure sells (or doesn't sell) until they produce it.

That's partially true; and that is why we often see companies releasing the same species other companies have previously released. Every new release is a gamble with the general public; however, we have to keep in mind that it isn't even the consumers who drive every decision - it's the retailers. Retailers are loathe to stock items that are not fast sellers and that take up a lot of shelf space. Sauropods are not as popular as theropods or ceratopsians; they do not sell as well overall from what I have heard. My own personal experience would tend to validate that, but I try not to over generalize. But from what I have heard, retailers can get really fussy when larger figures are introduced that they don't believe will fly off the shelves (and make room for more stock). In these instances, there are many retailers who simply won't stock the item. And it isn't necessarily the consumers who don't know the difference between the various species of - well anything, really. It's the retailers. Take for instance: there are a good number of retailers who do not realize that Safari 's black wolves are the same as their gray wolves, just repainted. Same with the black foxes. Scary. And true. They don't even know that there are different collections; just different sizes. So when they place their orders, they order "x" number of large black wolves (those would be the Wildlife Wonders figures), "y" number of medium black wolves (the Wild Safari NAW). Many retailers are not even close to experts, do not own a single book on the subjects, and don't have a clue about what animal they are ordering for stock; so long as the have a "brontosaurus" What a Face Rolling Eyes  on the shelves. In the current marketplace, there actually are fewer and fewer retailers who stock entire lines, all the companies are trying different strategies to catch retailer attention as much as consumer attention. CollectA is banking on collectors and specialty shops; Safari caters to zoo shops and museum stores; Schleich went big box with Walmart and Toys R Us; Mojo is staking its claim at Hobby Lobby; and Papo... well Papo is doing it's own little thing and banning it's products from Amazon and Ebay and limiting the number of online retailers that can stock their products. No one really knows what they hope to accomplish with that, but oh well. Each company therefore is trying to meet consumer demand as well as meet the requests of their retailers, who have more power than we as collectors tend to give them credit for.
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PostSubject: Re: Safari Ltd predictions and first revelations for 2015!   Thu Aug 07, 2014 7:20 am

I know what ALL of next year's releases are going to be!!!
They are going to be PLASTIC!!!

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PostSubject: Re: Safari Ltd predictions and first revelations for 2015!   Thu Aug 07, 2014 9:38 am

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Why is that?

From your comment about a species that was only made by one Japanese company and not any major brands to date. I know there are other possibilities, but I'm just taking a guess.

It's a good guess, too. Which species, though? Kaiyodo produced a Dall's Porpoise in the Animatales series; Yujin produced a Finless Porpoise...

Another clue: one of the new sealife figures is a common sight in public aquaria. Another new figure is not as common in aquaria, but Safari (& other brands) have made this species before with success.
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PostSubject: Re: Safari Ltd predictions and first revelations for 2015!   Thu Aug 07, 2014 8:19 pm

Could anyone give hints as to the new Wild Safari Dinosaurs?
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PostSubject: Re: Safari Ltd predictions and first revelations for 2015!   Fri Aug 08, 2014 12:43 am

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Why is that?

From your comment about a species that was only made by one Japanese company and not any major brands to date. I know there are other possibilities, but I'm just taking a guess.

It's a good guess, too. Which species, though? Kaiyodo produced a Dall's Porpoise in the Animatales series; Yujin produced a Finless Porpoise...

Another clue: one of the new sealife figures is a common sight in public aquaria. Another new figure is not as common in aquaria, but Safari (& other brands) have made this species before with success.

I was leaning more towards a Dall's porpoise scratch I had actually forgotten about the finless porpoise. I would say more so a Dall's porpoise since a finless porpoise was made by a major brand. I can figure out possibly what the other new sealife figure is if I'm thinking correctly (the one that's common in public aquaria) but it hasn't been narrowed down (i.e. mammal, fish, etc.).
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PostSubject: Re: Safari Ltd predictions and first revelations for 2015!   Fri Aug 08, 2014 12:51 am

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Could anyone give hints as to the new Wild Safari Dinosaurs?

Sorry. I, for one, haven't seen or heard anything.
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PostSubject: Re: Safari Ltd predictions and first revelations for 2015!   Fri Aug 08, 2014 1:24 am

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sphyrna18 wrote:
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Why is that?

From your comment about a species that was only made by one Japanese company and not any major brands to date. I know there are other possibilities, but I'm just taking a guess.

It's a good guess, too. Which species, though? Kaiyodo produced a Dall's Porpoise in the Animatales series; Yujin produced a Finless Porpoise...

Another clue: one of the new sealife figures is a common sight in public aquaria. Another new figure is not as common in aquaria, but Safari (& other brands) have made this species before with success.

I was leaning more towards a Dall's porpoise scratch I had actually forgotten about the finless porpoise. I would say more so a Dall's porpoise since a finless porpoise was made by a major brand. I can figure out possibly what the other new sealife figure is if I'm thinking correctly (the one that's common in public aquaria) but it hasn't been narrowed down (i.e. mammal, fish, etc.).

I didn't specifically say any were fish or mammals;  Razz  Don't narrow down your guesses... throw all of them against the wall and see if something sticks.... See if this helps: the one I referenced as being common in public aquaria is one (note I didn't say the only one) that hasn't been produced by any of the major companies - it has only been produced by one Japanese company. The other I mentioned is a new sculpt of a species that has been previously produced by Safari as well as by other companies, but it is not a common species in public aquaria. These are not the only aquatic intros.
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PostSubject: Possible 2015 models?   Fri Aug 08, 2014 1:49 am

this must mean that safari is producing a new leatherback sea turtle.  Very Happy 

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PostSubject: Re: Safari Ltd predictions and first revelations for 2015!   Fri Aug 08, 2014 1:50 am

Just throwing an idea out there (not really too much based on the clues because I'm not that familiar with previous or less known brands) but if Safari remade their sail fish that would be neat.

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PostSubject: Re: Safari Ltd predictions and first revelations for 2015!   Fri Aug 08, 2014 1:57 am

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Why is that?

From your comment about a species that was only made by one Japanese company and not any major brands to date. I know there are other possibilities, but I'm just taking a guess.

It's a good guess, too. Which species, though? Kaiyodo produced a Dall's Porpoise in the Animatales series; Yujin produced a Finless Porpoise...

Another clue: one of the new sealife figures is a common sight in public aquaria. Another new figure is not as common in aquaria, but Safari (& other brands) have made this species before with success.

I was leaning more towards a Dall's porpoise scratch I had actually forgotten about the finless porpoise. I would say more so a Dall's porpoise since a finless porpoise was made by a major brand. I can figure out possibly what the other new sealife figure is if I'm thinking correctly (the one that's common in public aquaria) but it hasn't been narrowed down (i.e. mammal, fish, etc.).

I didn't specifically say any were fish or mammals;  Razz  Don't narrow down your guesses... throw all of them against the wall and see if something sticks....  See if this helps:  the one I referenced as being common in public aquaria is one (note I didn't say the only one) that hasn't been produced by any of the major companies - it has only been produced by one Japanese company.  The other I mentioned is a new sculpt of a species that has been previously produced by Safari as well as by other companies, but it is not a common species in public aquaria.  These are not the only aquatic intros.  

I know you never specified if any were fish or mammals, just throwing out ideas  Smile

weaselfan93 wrote:
this must mean that safari is producing a new leatherback sea turtle.  Very Happy 

I never thought of this, it's possible though.

Saarlooswolfhound wrote:
Just throwing an idea out there (not really too much based on the clues because I'm not that familiar with previous or less known brands) but if Safari remade their sail fish that would be neat.

I also didn't think of this either  scratch  

However, sailfish and leatherback sea turtles aren't found in any aquaria (that I can think of) but both are possible since one isn't popular in aquaria. I can think of a few shark species and mammals that are popular in aquaria... Suspect
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PostSubject: Re: Safari Ltd predictions and first revelations for 2015!   Fri Aug 08, 2014 2:03 am

I'd love to see some deep sea sharks in the regular scale for figures (namely the Goblin Shark), those would be neat to see as figures.
I can't think of a popular aquaria animal yet... still speculating. Suspect scratch study 

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PostSubject: Re: Safari Ltd predictions and first revelations for 2015!   Fri Aug 08, 2014 2:10 am

I was thinking either a sand tiger shark, a Pacific white-sided dolphin or a sea otter. I thought of a killer whale calf but when it was re-sculpted for the Wild Safari Sealife collection it didn't sell well. A goblin shark might be too ugly/scary for the public  Rolling Eyes  I doubt any of the 2015 aquatic releases are for the Monterey Bay, but you never know.
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PostSubject: Re: Safari Ltd predictions and first revelations for 2015!   Fri Aug 08, 2014 2:16 am

Safari has made one before (my absolute favorite dolphin I've seen from a company), and if they a good job again I'd buy it!  (this coming from someone who doesn't regularly collect sea life)Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Safari Ltd predictions and first revelations for 2015!   Fri Aug 08, 2014 2:18 am

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Safari has made one before (my absolute favorite dolphin I've seen from a company), and if they a good job again I'd buy it!  (this coming from someone who doesn't regularly collect sea life)Laughing

I'd also buy it again, even if it's a re-sculpt for Monterey Bay. Could it also be a re-sculpt of their spotted dolphin?  scratch 
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PostSubject: Re: Safari Ltd predictions and first revelations for 2015!   Fri Aug 08, 2014 3:01 am

Pacific White-sided Dolphin - always a popular species - but it has been done by Safari, CollectA, Kaiyodo, Colorata, Kitan Club, and Kinto Favorite AND it is common enough in public aquaria. Great guess, but nope. Goblin Shark is obviously not common in public aquaria, but it hasn't been produced previously by Safari or any other major (PlayVisions isn't a major since they're out of the animal figure game); only Japanese companies show the Goblin any love these days. So, nope.
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PostSubject: Re: Safari Ltd predictions and first revelations for 2015!   Fri Aug 08, 2014 8:08 am

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Pacific White-sided Dolphin - always a popular species - but it has been done by Safari, CollectA, Kaiyodo, Colorata, Kitan Club, and Kinto Favorite AND it is common enough in public aquaria.  Great guess, but nope.  Goblin Shark is obviously not common in public aquaria, but it hasn't been produced previously by Safari or any other major (PlayVisions isn't a major since they're out of the animal figure game); only Japanese companies show the Goblin any love these days.  So, nope.  

In Safari Ltd's prehistoric sharks set, you can catch a shark related to the goblin shark.
They look alike.

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PostSubject: Re: Safari Ltd predictions and first revelations for 2015!   Fri Aug 08, 2014 11:50 am

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Pacific White-sided Dolphin - always a popular species - but it has been done by Safari, CollectA, Kaiyodo, Colorata, Kitan Club, and Kinto Favorite AND it is common enough in public aquaria.  Great guess, but nope.  Goblin Shark is obviously not common in public aquaria, but it hasn't been produced previously by Safari or any other major (PlayVisions isn't a major since they're out of the animal figure game); only Japanese companies show the Goblin any love these days.  So, nope.  

In Safari Ltd's prehistoric sharks set, you can catch a shark related to the goblin shark.
They look alike.

That's true, but a lot of animals look alike. Leopards and jaguars look alike. That doesn't make them the same. I love the idea of a goblin shark, and can't understand why one hasn't been added to Safari's or CollectA's rosters, but alas, as it stands, the scapanorhynchus figure does not = a goblin shark. Sorry. Do not pass Go. Do not collect $200.  No Laughing 
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PostSubject: Re: Safari Ltd predictions and first revelations for 2015!   Fri Aug 08, 2014 3:26 pm

I was just thinking, maybe it is a member of the sealions/walrusses?
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PostSubject: Re: Safari Ltd predictions and first revelations for 2015!   Sat Aug 09, 2014 11:14 pm

I'm not sure about it being a pinniped (even though sea lions are popular in public aquaria) Safari has two sea lions and a walrus already  scratch 
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PostSubject: Re: Safari Ltd predictions and first revelations for 2015!   Sat Aug 09, 2014 11:28 pm

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I'm not sure about it being a pinniped (even though sea lions are popular in public aquaria) Safari has two sea lions and a walrus already  scratch 

Hmm, that is true...  scratch scratch Oh and Pinniped is a funny word XD Razz

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PostSubject: Re: Safari Ltd predictions and first revelations for 2015!   Mon Aug 11, 2014 6:08 pm

Could the Wild Safari Sealife great white shark be getting a re-paint for 2015? Safari Ltd. has a picture on their Facebook page for their Shark Week contest: [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
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PostSubject: Re: Safari Ltd predictions and first revelations for 2015!   Mon Aug 11, 2014 6:24 pm

Maybe, its more splotchy than before. Could it be a new model?

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PostSubject: Re: Safari Ltd predictions and first revelations for 2015!   Mon Aug 11, 2014 6:32 pm

Someone asked about it and all they said was that it was a re-paint, it's not pictured in their Collections section of their website yet  scratch 
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PostSubject: Re: Safari Ltd predictions and first revelations for 2015!   Thu Aug 28, 2014 2:22 pm

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I talked with one of Safaris Sculptors, and he said Safari is not keen on releasing more Sauropods cuz they think the public is unable to tell them apart  Rolling Eyes .

He  did say that they had him start on a Shunosaurus though, but they kept calling it off. I think that maybe they will finish it for this year

I would like to clarify and correct these statements. Takama contacted me in 2013 by way of a DTF personal message about Safari doing more sauropods and being new to forums I thought my comments would be kept private. He later repeated what I said and since then I no longer comment about Safari Ltd. I will make an exception here.

First, what I said is with sauropods the trick is to find one different enough and exciting enough that the uninformed could see the difference.

Second, I never said that I had started a Shunosaurus and it had been called off, what I did say is that I had suggested Shunosaurus. I never said that it had been accepted.

The final point I made to him in my PM and it is still valid is if you have suggestions for Safari Ltd the best way is still through their Facebook page.
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PostSubject: Re: Safari Ltd predictions and first revelations for 2015!   Thu Aug 28, 2014 5:30 pm

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I talked with one of Safaris Sculptors, and he said Safari is not keen on releasing more Sauropods cuz they think the public is unable to tell them apart  Rolling Eyes .

He  did say that they had him start on a Shunosaurus though, but they kept calling it off. I think that maybe they will finish it for this year

I would like to clarify and correct these statements. Takama contacted me in 2013 by way of a DTF personal message about Safari doing more sauropods and being new to forums I thought my comments would be kept private. He later repeated what I said and since then I no longer comment about Safari Ltd. I will make an exception here.

First, what I said is with sauropods the trick is to find one different enough and exciting enough that the uninformed could see the difference.

Second, I never said that I had started a Shunosaurus and it had been called off, what I did say is that I had suggested Shunosaurus. I never said that it had been accepted.

The final point I made to him in my PM and it is still valid is if you have suggestions for Safari Ltd the best way is still through their Facebook page.
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PostSubject: Re: Safari Ltd predictions and first revelations for 2015!   Thu Aug 28, 2014 6:23 pm

So you make Safari's dinosaur figures? That's neat! Just out of curiosity, did you do their postosuchus? I love Safari's dinosaurs, you do a great job!

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