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bmathison1972

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PostSubject: Common pill-bug (Kaiyodo - Sofubi Toy Box)   Common pill-bug (Kaiyodo - Sofubi Toy Box) EmptySun Aug 20, 2017 8:36 pm

Walkaround of one of the most anticipated figures this year, the common pill-bug, Armadillidium vulgare (Latreille, 1804) by Kaiyodo, Sofubi Toy Box, No. 012A, new for 2017. Armadillidium vulgare is native to the western Palearctic but has been introduced to places around the world, including North America. Kaiyodo previously made this figure (albeit much smaller) in 2015 as part of their Capsule Q Museum Backyard Creatures - Soil Organisms set (see last image).

The figure, well, like many of the Sofubi Toy Box/Megasofubi Advance figures is absolutely amazing. It is made out of a soft, hollow plastic. It can be 'squeezed' but it is not soft and rubbery. Like the swallowtail caterpillar, it is a single-piece with no movable parts.

The figure measures 137 mm (not including appendages), making it approximately 7.5:1 for a large specimen. Apparently there is a color variant which I may or may not get (maybe if I see it conveniently on eBay someday...).

The figure comes in a plastic bag and also includes a catalog for the entire STB series (the swallowtail caterpillar did not come with that).

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Very detailed :)

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Among all Sofubi Toy Box figures, it is without any doubts, my favorite. In my forever belated plans, there is surely one of these figures. Also, as it is retired already, I believe I won't satisfy mi wish. This particular species was part of my childhood and I am quite nostalgic. These animals were very common around and it is considered a cute and friendly creature in my country. Even its common name here, bicho-de-conta, is very popular and everyone knows it. I believe it is like that in several parts of the world once it has a wide geographic distribution.
Now, I am so poor sighted that I can't really see a real one, they're quite small for me and a magnified creature could seems made for me. Laughing From the line I also find the caterpillar, humboldt penguin and komodo dragon interesting figures but, this one is the nicest. I am surprised only Kaiyodo did it, it is such a common creature and could easily be released by several other companies. Very Happy

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"There's a new sheriff in town, little guy."

The sheriff is somehow familiar to me? Perhaps this guy ?!

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"There's a new sheriff in town, little guy."

The sheriff is somehow familiar to me? Perhaps this guy ?!

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Ha!
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Beautiful sheriff, too bad I have less place for my collection now, it is very tempting.

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very impressive! Shocked
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