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PostSubject: Play Visions 8017 Prehistoric Hyena: A walkaround by Kikimalou   Sat Mar 26, 2016 1:26 pm

In 1995, Playvisions produced a Big size PREHISTORIC MAMMALS series. The models were strongly inspired by the Marshall Illustrated Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Animals illustrations.

The Prehistoric hyena is still a mystery for me. Most of the time  collectors called it an Andrewsarchus and I follow the tradition. Nevertheless, this prehistoric Hyena could also be a Hyaenedon, which is prehistoric but definitively not a hyena.

Here are the two pictures derived from the Marshall book.

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And now a small walkaround Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Play Visions 8017 Prehistoric Hyena: A walkaround by Kikimalou   Sat Mar 26, 2016 1:27 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Play Visions 8017 Prehistoric Hyena: A walkaround by Kikimalou   Sat Mar 26, 2016 1:28 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Play Visions 8017 Prehistoric Hyena: A walkaround by Kikimalou   Sat Mar 26, 2016 1:29 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Play Visions 8017 Prehistoric Hyena: A walkaround by Kikimalou   Sat Mar 26, 2016 3:14 pm

Christophe, I think you're touching a delicate matter. Laughing
From watching both illustrations, I can't be sure from which particular one the inspiration was taken.
Apparently, there are more similarities in pose and skull with the hyaenodon but both look very similar.
Also, it definitively doesn't look like none of the true prehistoric hyenas.

Hyaenodon (hyena tooth), is a name that could easily serve as inspiration to the prehistoric hyena designation that Play Visions used. A big trouble indeed.
It is fantastic to see that you've found some free time to present us one more of your great walk arounds! cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Play Visions 8017 Prehistoric Hyena: A walkaround by Kikimalou   Sat Mar 26, 2016 3:36 pm

Great walk around Christophe! Smile I don't know which one is that probably the model is not detailed enough to tell for sure. Smile The proportions of its body suggest that possibly it's more similar to Andrewsarchus. scratch

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PostSubject: Re: Play Visions 8017 Prehistoric Hyena: A walkaround by Kikimalou   Sat Mar 26, 2016 4:04 pm

Judging by the small PV 'Hyena', it is more likely to be Andrewsarchus (the small one is much closer to the illustration).

The orientation of the legs would indicate the Andrewsarchus.

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PostSubject: Re: Play Visions 8017 Prehistoric Hyena: A walkaround by Kikimalou   Sat Mar 26, 2016 8:41 pm


WOW CHRISTOPHE..... Applause Applause Applause

You have one treasure in your hands.

Big congratulations. Beautiful ilustrations too.

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PostSubject: Re: Play Visions 8017 Prehistoric Hyena: A walkaround by Kikimalou   Sun Mar 27, 2016 9:54 am

What a delightful, rare, funny, beautyful model  and wonderful photos  Shocked  drunken  Applause

How big is this one ? Is the material the same as other common models ?

A true Christophe-walkaround  ( Which is a huge compliment in all respects !!!! )  cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Play Visions 8017 Prehistoric Hyena: A walkaround by Kikimalou   Sun Mar 27, 2016 3:57 pm

Nice pics and nice model :)

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PostSubject: Re: Play Visions 8017 Prehistoric Hyena: A walkaround by Kikimalou   Mon Mar 28, 2016 9:56 pm

I personnaly tend to think the figure was more inspired by the Andrewsarchus drawing than by the Hyaenodon's Why? Because the figure shows only spots on the face, just like the andrewsarchus illustration, while the Hyaenodon's illustration shows stripes as well as spots. So, the me, the stripeless face of the figure looks more like the Andrewsarchus drawing. But I may be wrong, of course.
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PostSubject: Re: Play Visions 8017 Prehistoric Hyena: A walkaround by Kikimalou   Mon Apr 04, 2016 12:16 pm

Thank you all for your nice words and comments Very Happy

It seems there is an agreement to see a PV Andrewsarchus Laughing  Why PV called it a Prehistoric hyena will stay a mystery I guess.

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.], The model has the same size than the Mojo Hyaenodon and the material is a classic PV plastic Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Play Visions 8017 Prehistoric Hyena: A walkaround by Kikimalou   Wed Apr 06, 2016 10:33 pm

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Thank you all for your nice words and comments Very Happy

It seems there is an agreement to see a PV Andrewsarchus Laughing  Why PV called it a Prehistoric hyena will stay a mystery I guess.

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.], The model has the same size than the Mojo Hyaenodon and the material is a classic PV plastic Wink

Unless Playvisions thought Hyaenodon as a prehistoric hyaena!
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PostSubject: Re: Play Visions 8017 Prehistoric Hyena: A walkaround by Kikimalou   Wed Apr 06, 2016 11:09 pm

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Thank you all for your nice words and comments Very Happy

It seems there is an agreement to see a PV Andrewsarchus Laughing  Why PV called it a Prehistoric hyena will stay a mystery I guess.

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.], The model has the same size than the Mojo Hyaenodon and the material is a classic PV plastic Wink

Unless Playvisions thought Hyaenodon as a prehistoric hyaena!

It is worse that they called the Palorchestes--a marsupial--a Tapir!

I think they were trying to find a modern tie-in for each animal, but neither of those (nor the 'rhino' Eobasileus) have a close modern analog that makes sense!

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PostSubject: Re: Play Visions 8017 Prehistoric Hyena: A walkaround by Kikimalou   Fri Apr 08, 2016 8:55 am

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Thank you all for your nice words and comments Very Happy

It seems there is an agreement to see a PV Andrewsarchus Laughing  Why PV called it a Prehistoric hyena will stay a mystery I guess.

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.], The model has the same size than the Mojo Hyaenodon and the material is a classic PV plastic Wink

Unless Playvisions thought Hyaenodon as a prehistoric hyaena!

It is worse that they called the Palorchestes--a marsupial--a Tapir!

I think they were trying to find a modern tie-in for each animal, but neither of those (nor the 'rhino' Eobasileus) have a close modern analog that makes sense!

affraid  You are right, I forget about the poor Palorchestes!

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PostSubject: Re: Play Visions 8017 Prehistoric Hyena: A walkaround by Kikimalou   Sun Apr 10, 2016 2:29 am

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Thank you all for your nice words and comments Very Happy

It seems there is an agreement to see a PV Andrewsarchus Laughing  Why PV called it a Prehistoric hyena will saty a mystery I guess.

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.], The model has the same size than the Mojo Hyaenodon and the material is a classic PV plastic Wink

Unless Playvisions thought Hyaenodon as a prehistoric hyaena!

It is worse that they called the Palorchestes--a marsupial--a Tapir!

I think they were trying to find a modern tie-in for each animal, but neither of those (nor the 'rhino' Eobasileus) have a close modern analog that makes sense!


affraid  You are right, I forget about the poor Palorchestes!

Don't worry: I saw a chinasaur Ceratosaurus marked "Oviraptor" and a chinamonkey mandrill called "chimpanzee"; that means Playvisions is not the only manufacturer who made that kind of mistake...
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PostSubject: Re: Play Visions 8017 Prehistoric Hyena: A walkaround by Kikimalou   Sun Apr 17, 2016 11:00 am

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Don't worry: I saw a chinasaur Ceratosaurus marked "Oviraptor" and a chinamonkey mandrill called "chimpanzee"; that means Playvisions is not the only manufacturer who made that kind of mistake...

Hélas, un chien mouillé ne sèche pas l'autre Laughing

Unfortunately a wet dog won't dry another one!

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