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PostSubject: Club Earth Tropical Fish Set / Seeking photos for 2   Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:55 am

Recently came into possession of two animal figure lots from eBay. One had the Club Earth Butterflies and this one...Club Earth Tropical Fish!

Here are photos of them in numerical order:

#1 Flame Angelfish

#2 Red-Headed Butterflyfish

#3 Threadfin Butterflyfish

#4 Copper-Band Butterflyfish

#5 Scythe-Marked Butterflyfish

#6 Long-Nosed Butterflyfish

#7 Common Clownfish

#8 Moorish Idol

#9 Regal Tang

#10 Powder Blue Surgeon

#11 2-Banded Anemonefish

#12 Black-Tailed Humbug

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PostSubject: Re: Club Earth Tropical Fish Set / Seeking photos for 2   Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:32 am

Nice fishes Fallon. But are you sure that they are Club Earth? I know Club Earth very similar like Play Visions but these figurines i have as cheap chinese figures without the specie names :)

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PostSubject: Re: Club Earth Tropical Fish Set / Seeking photos for 2   Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:14 am

Great catch !!! Applause
They are really nice cheers
How big are they ?


@widukind wrote:
Nice fishes Fallon. But are you sure that they are Club Earth? I know Club Earth very similar like Play Visions but these figurines i have as cheap chinese figures without the specie names :)

I think they are too well painted to be chep figures, aren't they ? scratch

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PostSubject: Re: Club Earth Tropical Fish Set / Seeking photos for 2   Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:20 pm

Thanks for opening this topic, Fallon! I hope you can find #3 and #10.
These figures are very beautiful! As Susanne pointed, these are too well painted to be those regular China figures we know from almost all Club Earth or Play Visions sets. They are also nubered and species marked and it is often an evidence that they belong to a branded set. I would love to see the cheap China versions, namely these two missing in this topic, thus, we could try to guess, at least, the species. #5 was already listed on Club Earth Sea Animals series, so, I am not sure it belongs to both. It is important to tell that Beatrice is an expert grouping these figures in series. She pays atention to all details, from the way they are painted, manufactured or even the lettering used to get them marked. :)

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PostSubject: Re: Club Earth Tropical Fish Set / Seeking photos for 2   Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:05 pm

@widukind wrote:
Nice fishes Fallon. But are you sure that they are Club Earth? I know Club Earth very similar like Play Visions but these figurines i have as cheap chinese figures without the specie names :)

Yes, these are Club Earth. I consulted with Beatrice and she believes these are Club Earth too. The species names are on all these figures as well as the series number. (You can actually see the speices names on each of these in the photos if you zoom in.) As Susanne said, the paint work is entirely too nice to be just the cheap China figures.

I think I know the similar cheap china set you are talking about though. Beatrice has the same set but as you said, none of hers have the names or anything and the paint work isn't as good. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Club Earth Tropical Fish Set / Seeking photos for 2   Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:20 pm

Than sorry, thats very interesting

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PostSubject: Re: Club Earth Tropical Fish Set / Seeking photos for 2   Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:38 am

Btw. the missing fish are probably these species, a butterfly fish and a blue powder tang, but I have only the cheap copy, so this picture is just showing the type not the Club Earth fishes. I hope you will find them one day (and I hope I will find the whole set ;-) )



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PostSubject: Re: Club Earth Tropical Fish Set / Seeking photos for 2   Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:01 am

Thanks Beatrice! It may help a collector trying to find the original ones. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Club Earth Tropical Fish Set / Seeking photos for 2   Fri Dec 29, 2017 1:10 am

I own this set but I thought they were Toy Major...
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PostSubject: Re: Club Earth Tropical Fish Set / Seeking photos for 2   Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:50 am

As far as I know Toy Major always has marked its animals with the usual TM in oval and a year (have the butterflies and they are definitely marked).
But it is possible that TM also copied this set (like they copied the CE butterflies, too)
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PostSubject: Re: Club Earth Tropical Fish Set / Seeking photos for 2   Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:24 pm

@Froggie wrote:
As far as I know Toy Major always has marked its animals with the usual TM in oval and a year (have the butterflies and they are definitely marked).
But it is possible that TM also copied this set (like they copied the CE butterflies, too)

Oh wow...did not know Toy Major also copied this set! Thanks for the picture btw! I will keep my eyes peeled for the nicer painted versions of those two. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Club Earth Tropical Fish Set / Seeking photos for 2   Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:13 pm

Good news! The elusive #3 and #10 CE Tropical Fish have been found!

#3 Threadfin Butterflyfish


#10 Powder Blue Surgeon

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PostSubject: Re: Club Earth Tropical Fish Set / Seeking photos for 2   Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:38 pm

That powder blue surgeon is very nice. I will look if i have that specie too

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PostSubject: Re: Club Earth Tropical Fish Set / Seeking photos for 2   Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:27 pm

Congrats! I'm very happy that you have found the missing ones cheers

Now that you have found the CE originals and posted the pictures one can see very clearly the enourmous painting quality difference (and also fin structure)
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PostSubject: Re: Club Earth Tropical Fish Set / Seeking photos for 2   Sat Jan 27, 2018 6:33 pm

Congratulations for completing this wonderful series. These last two you've found are really beautiful and well finished figures. Thanks also for providing pictures to Toy Animal Wiki that has one more set complete. cheers

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