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bmathison1972

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PostSubject: Walkaround: Walkingstick (Imperial Toys)   Walkaround: Walkingstick (Imperial Toys) EmptySun Aug 20, 2017 11:16 pm

Walk-around of an impressive walking stick insect, gen. sp. by Imperial Toys (1998). I have never seen this figure before!! I stumbled upon it on eBay, bid the minimum of $3.49, and won it (I had a max bid of $20 but luckily won it on the minimum).

The figure was produced by Imperial Toys in 1998, probably following the Smithsonian bandwagon in the late 1990s. I have never seen this figure before and was lucky to stumble upon it on eBay!

The figure is large; the body (without appendages) is 6.5 inches (16.5 cm). It has a simple body plan but some good detail, especially in the leg armature and copulatory organs (see last image for the latter). I am not a specialist on this group, so if it is attributable to known species, I am not immediately familiar with it (but will be snooping around more!).

EDIT: maybe represents Megaphasma denticrus (Stal, 1875)?

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PostSubject: Re: Walkaround: Walkingstick (Imperial Toys)   Walkaround: Walkingstick (Imperial Toys) EmptyWed Aug 23, 2017 5:37 am

Nice stuff

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PostSubject: Re: Walkaround: Walkingstick (Imperial Toys)   Walkaround: Walkingstick (Imperial Toys) EmptyThu Oct 26, 2017 9:26 pm

I would LOVE to come across Imperial Insects. I have many Imperial toys from the 1980's already. So, why not their 1990's insects?

But maybe you didn't put that topic in the right place: Imperial was founded by a jewish Survivor of the german Holocaust from World War II, Fred Kurt; not by an asian person, even though they were made in Hong Kong. This topic should be put in the "Unclassified Modern Companies" thread. All Imperial toys and Imperial-related stuff are gathered there.
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PostSubject: Re: Walkaround: Walkingstick (Imperial Toys)   Walkaround: Walkingstick (Imperial Toys) EmptyFri Oct 27, 2017 8:53 pm

Wonderful model, and very interesting brand Very Happy

Thanmkyou for the walkaround Applause

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