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PostSubject: walkaround: Coconut Crab (Colorata - Yanbaru Creatures)   Sat Dec 02, 2017 11:17 pm

Walk-around of the coconut crab, Birgus latro (Linnaeus, 1767) by Colorata, Yanbaru Creatures, No. 8, new for 2017. The coconut crab is the largest terrestrial hermit crab (but only their young utilize an abandoned mollusk shell for protection). It occurs on many islands throughout the Indian and South Pacific Oceans, including Japan, hence it's inclusion in a set of animals from Yanbaru, a forested region of Okinawa Island.

Colorata figures are hard to get individually. I had to buy the whole set. Luckily I found a buyer on STS forum to take the remainders. I sold him the six non-arthropods for half the cost of the set. Still, I saved money this way rather than if I had I bought them individually (and who knows when that opportunity would have come along). I let him have the collector's box but since I paid the fees, I took the booklet :).

The figure is a single-piece of plastic. Based on the carapace width (20 mm), the figure is roughly 1:10 in size. It comes with a nicely-detailed habitat-style base. Small holes on the underside of the crab and the upper side of the base allow it to be snugly, yet not permanently, attached to is base. The rod is clear and can be cut to the desired length.

Coconut crabs are surprisingly rare as toys. This is only my fourth, the others being by Epoch (Poisonous Creatures - yes, despite that this crab is a delicacy, it can be poisonous to eat depending on its diet), Yujin (Shrimps and Crabs Collection), and Kaiyodo (Okinawa Figure Collection).

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PostSubject: Re: walkaround: Coconut Crab (Colorata - Yanbaru Creatures)   Sat Dec 02, 2017 11:49 pm

Colorata sets are always very interesting and, even if they are not always as accurate as Kaiyodo, they have the advantage of being non assemblable figures. There are lots of advantages of participating in oline communities of collectors and you presented one of them. Great that you could get it in an easier way through a cooperation with another member.
I've seen BeetleGuy's walk around of the long-armed scarab bettle. Can you tell which other figures are part of this set? study

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PostSubject: Re: walkaround: Coconut Crab (Colorata - Yanbaru Creatures)   Sat Dec 02, 2017 11:54 pm

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Colorata sets are always very interesting and, even if they are not always as accurate as Kaiyodo, they have the advantage of being non assemblable figures. There are lots of advantages of participating in oline communities of collectors and you presented one of them. Great that you could get it in an easier way through a cooperation with another member.
I've seen BeetleGuy's walk around of the long-armed scarab bettle. Can you tell which other figures are part of this set? study

Roger, the complete lineup is as follows:
1. Okinawa rail, Hypotaenidia okinawae
2. Okinawa woodpecker, Dendrocopos noguchii
3. Dugong, Dugong dugong
4. Yanbaru long-armed scarab, Cheirotonus jambar
5. Ryukyu black-breasted leaf turtle, Geomyda japonica
6. Okinawa habu, Protobothrops flavovirdis
7. Okinawa Ishikawa's frog, Odorrana ishikawae
8. Coconut crab, Birgus latro
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PostSubject: Re: walkaround: Coconut Crab (Colorata - Yanbaru Creatures)   Sun Dec 03, 2017 12:41 am

Thanks Blaine! Incredibly interesting set! Based on species and if your partner is who I am thinking, we will surely have the chance of seeing pictures of other figures. I am quite curious to see the woodpecker. bounce
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PostSubject: Re: walkaround: Coconut Crab (Colorata - Yanbaru Creatures)   Sun Dec 03, 2017 12:46 am

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Thanks Blaine! Incredibly interesting set! Based on species and if your partner is who I am thinking, we will surely have the chance of seeing pictures of other figures. I am quite curious to see the woodpecker. bounce
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Kiki is my partner, no secret there ;-)
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PostSubject: Re: walkaround: Coconut Crab (Colorata - Yanbaru Creatures)   Sun Dec 03, 2017 1:01 am

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Thanks Blaine! Incredibly interesting set! Based on species and if your partner is who I am thinking, we will surely have the chance of seeing pictures of other figures. I am quite curious to see the woodpecker. bounce
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Kiki is my partner, no secret there ;-)

That's what I call a perfect partner! I am so happy it is Kiki, it means we will watch some wonderful pictures of these creatures. monkey

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PostSubject: Re: walkaround: Coconut Crab (Colorata - Yanbaru Creatures)   Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:37 am

You bought the complete set? And also a beautiful crab.

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PostSubject: Re: walkaround: Coconut Crab (Colorata - Yanbaru Creatures)   Sun Dec 03, 2017 2:11 pm

Great Coconut crab Blaine Very Happy  I'm now waiting for my part of the box and I will take pictures, indeed I have  alot of pictures to do now.

Could you show a comparison pic with the other Coconut crabs you have?

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PostSubject: Re: walkaround: Coconut Crab (Colorata - Yanbaru Creatures)   Sun Dec 03, 2017 3:59 pm

Kiki, here are all my (the?) coconut crab figures:

1. Yujin (Shrimps and Crabs Collection)
2. Colorata (Yanbaru Creatures)
3. Kaiyodo (Okinawa Collection)
4. Epoch (Poisonous Creatures)

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PostSubject: Re: walkaround: Coconut Crab (Colorata - Yanbaru Creatures)   Sun Dec 03, 2017 4:59 pm

Thank you very much, do you have a favorite?

By the way, I never noticed how big these crabs are Shocked

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PostSubject: Re: walkaround: Coconut Crab (Colorata - Yanbaru Creatures)   Sun Dec 03, 2017 6:31 pm

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Thank you very much, do you have a favorite?

My favorite might be the new Colorata one, just because I love figures on habitat-style bases. But they are all very well done. The Yujin one is probably the most realistic.
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PostSubject: Re: walkaround: Coconut Crab (Colorata - Yanbaru Creatures)   Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:26 am

Great

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