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PostSubject: Mysterious sailfish   Fri Apr 29, 2016 9:12 pm

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Here is a rubber Sailfish I found in the flea market. It is only marked "Made in China". Anyone knows what brand made it, please?
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PostSubject: Re: Mysterious sailfish   Fri Apr 29, 2016 10:47 pm

I don't know the brand, but it is a great model Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Mysterious sailfish   Fri Apr 29, 2016 11:55 pm

I have no idea, I tried to find it in Wild Republic catalogue but no way. They released some large rubber animals in the past but I am almost sure I haven't seen this beautiful fish before.
Is it a Indo-Pacific sailfish, isn't it? Really wonderful piece. :)

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PostSubject: Re: Mysterious sailfish   Sat Apr 30, 2016 3:06 am

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I have no idea, I tried to find it in Wild Republic catalogue but no way. They released some large rubber animals in the past but I am almost sure I haven't seen this beautiful fish before.
Is it a Indo-Pacific sailfish, isn't it? Really wonderful piece. :)

I believe it is an Indo-Pacific sailfish.
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PostSubject: Re: Mysterious sailfish   Sat Apr 30, 2016 8:49 am

No idea for this fish

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PostSubject: Re: Mysterious sailfish   Sun May 01, 2016 12:13 am

How come there are so many toys that are just marked Made in China with no brand name!? Mad
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PostSubject: Re: Mysterious sailfish   Sun May 01, 2016 12:24 am

Mass marketing. (Required to have China for international purposes) - they can be bought and repackaged by companies with less resources or who don't want to invest in molds/moulds. For example bargain stores...

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PostSubject: Re: Mysterious sailfish   Sun May 01, 2016 12:27 am

I mean... Just to drive you crazy?

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PostSubject: Re: Mysterious sailfish   Sun May 01, 2016 5:34 am

It must be from the same people that make a lot of the terrible toy dinosaurs--complete with teeth that shoudln't be there.

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PostSubject: Re: Mysterious sailfish   Sun May 01, 2016 8:56 am

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...... with teeth that shoudln't be there.

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PostSubject: Re: Mysterious sailfish   Tue May 10, 2016 11:08 pm

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It must be from the same people that make a lot of the terrible toy dinosaurs--complete with teeth that shoudln't be there.

But this sailfish is far from being terrible...
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PostSubject: Re: Mysterious sailfish   Tue May 10, 2016 11:35 pm

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It must be from the same people that make a lot of the terrible toy dinosaurs--complete with teeth that shoudln't be there.

But this sailfish is far from being terrible...

That's exactly the reason of Sean's comment, I guess. If it was a terrible figure in all regards, these teeth won't be surely a problem but just a detail. I think Sean means that it is a pitty that such a nice figure have teeth like these. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Mysterious sailfish   Wed May 11, 2016 1:44 am

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It must be from the same people that make a lot of the terrible toy dinosaurs--complete with teeth that shoudln't be there.

But this sailfish is far from being terrible...

That's exactly the reason of Sean's comment, I guess. If it was a terrible figure in all regards, these teeth won't be surely a problem but just a detail.  I think Sean means that it is a pitty that such a nice figure have teeth like these. Wink
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That's exactly what I meant--it's not a museum-quality replica, but is well made, good paint scheme, decent detail. And then they threw those giant dinosaur teeth on it--when the real fish shouldn't even have teeth. It would actually make the fish easier to mold and cast wtih jsut a smooth mouth.

Especially disappointing since most large billfish models tend to keep the mouth closed, or onyl very slightly open.

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