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PostSubject: Review: Aquatic Museum (Wing Mau)   Wed Aug 23, 2017 2:55 am

Review of the complete set Aquatic Museum by Wing Mau. While in recent years, it appears Wing Mau is producing and marketing figures by Play Visions, Club Earth, and K&M International, this appears to be an original set of theirs. The set consists of six species of crabs, two of which are unique figures (see below).

There are six figures, each a solid piece of PVC/plastic. Each figure comes with a plastic base (there is no attachment method for the base) that when assembled with each other, forms a large base that can be used as a diorama-style play set. I do not remember if each crab figure had a specific base associated with it, so the bases I have for individual species below is random. The figures are typical gashapon-sized, roughtly 25 mm across the carapace (I do not have one handy at the moment for measurements).

This is a recommended set, especially for those interested in aquatic/marine species. It shows up on eBay periodically and is still on the Wing Mau website so it should still be in production.

Here is a group shot of the crabs:

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Here is the assembled base:

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Individual crab figures (in no particular order):

1. Chasmagnathus convexus, the mud-flat crab.
This is to my knowledge a unique figure.

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2. Chiromantes haematocheir, the red-claw crab.
Previously also made by Furuta, Kaiyodo, and Yujin.

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3. Mictyris longicarpus, long-armed soldier crab.
Interestingly, the paper for this figure is mislabeled as Uca arcuata which is also part of the set (see below). Previously made by Cadbury (Yowies) and Epoch.

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4. Uca arcuata.
A fiddler crab previously made by Koro Koro (Toba Aquarium).

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5. Uca crassipes.
A fiddler crab, technically unique by major/professional manufacturers but Jetoar made one for Paleo-Creatures (Unknown Depths).

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6. Uca lacteael.
A fiddler crab previously made by Epoch.

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PostSubject: Re: Review: Aquatic Museum (Wing Mau)   Wed Aug 23, 2017 5:38 am

Wow, you found these crabs! Where? Big congrats

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PostSubject: Re: Review: Aquatic Museum (Wing Mau)   Thu Aug 24, 2017 2:24 am

widukind wrote:
Wow, you found these crabs! Where? Big congrats

I think I bought them on eBay. They pop up on eBay every now and then!
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PostSubject: Re: Review: Aquatic Museum (Wing Mau)   Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:33 am

Thanks :)

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PostSubject: Re: Review: Aquatic Museum (Wing Mau)   Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:59 am

Love this set! Wing Mau surprise me every time!
Really like the tiles, that you can connect, looks very cool!

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