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PostSubject: Spiny Lobster (Safari LTD - Incredible Creatures)   Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:59 pm

Walk-around of the California spiny lobster, Panulirus interruptus (Randall, 1840) by Safari LTD, Incredible Creatures, new for 2018. The figure is not marketed at the species level, but given its morphology, color, and that it was originally hinted at being North American, P. interruptus is the most-likely candidate. Members of s genus are morphologically similar, and I am not enough of an expert on this group to say for sure, but if we call this P interruptus (which I think I will), this will be the sixth species in the genus in toy/figure form!

This is the seventh in a growing list of crustaceans (and similar aquatic arthropods) in the Safari Incredible Creatures line, following the Sally lightfoot crab (2006), terrestrial hermit crab (2006), American/Maine lobster (2007), horseshoe crab (2008), blue crab (2010), and shrimp (2015). My hopes is that one day Safari will make miniatures of some of these (with others) in a ‘Crabs, Shrimp, and Lobsters TOOB’.

The figure is impressive, measuring 16.5 cm in length (not including antennae nor legs), and putting it in the 1:1 range. Despite its size, it is not my largest spiny lobster (I have an even larger one by Nihon Auto Toys). The detail…WOW. Absolutely incredible. Any complaints about the inaccuracies of their last IC crustacean (the 2015 shrimp) are gone here. The entire figure, even the legs and antennae, are a strong, stiff plastic. This is an incredible figure of an impressive size and amazing detail! Also, like more of Safari’s recent releases, it has a duller matte finish rather than being mostly smooth and glossy.

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PostSubject: Re: Spiny Lobster (Safari LTD - Incredible Creatures)   Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:55 pm

Amazing model cheers Applause

Also great paintwork, considering that it is a toy Very Happy

Do you have the Maine lobser also ? Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Spiny Lobster (Safari LTD - Incredible Creatures)   Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:08 pm

I have no knowledge about lobsters, but this sure looks like an amazing model! It looks really realistic and pretty detailed. Looks like Safari Ltd did a great job! Congratulations on getting it!

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PostSubject: Re: Spiny Lobster (Safari LTD - Incredible Creatures)   Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:56 am

I've got really impressed with this figure since the promotional photo was presented. Now I see it is absolutely delicious in every detail. Being life sized is clearly a bonus and again you are right, there is no comparison between this figure and the IC shrimp. It is in a completely different level of quality.

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PostSubject: Re: Spiny Lobster (Safari LTD - Incredible Creatures)   Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:57 pm

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.......you are right, there is no comparison between this figure and the IC shrimp. It is in a completely different level of quality.

But I like the [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] Embarassed Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Spiny Lobster (Safari LTD - Incredible Creatures)   Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:44 pm

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.......you are right, there is no comparison between this figure and the IC shrimp. It is in a completely different level of quality.

But I like the [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] Embarassed Laughing

I like the shrimp too, Susanne, but there is a lot wrong with it; at least three (possibly 4) glaring scientific errors.
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PostSubject: Re: Spiny Lobster (Safari LTD - Incredible Creatures)   Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:50 pm

Thanks again for this interesting and educational contribution! sunny study

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PostSubject: Re: Spiny Lobster (Safari LTD - Incredible Creatures)   Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:08 pm

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.......you are right, there is no comparison between this figure and the IC shrimp. It is in a completely different level of quality.

But I like the [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] Embarassed Laughing

I like the shrimp too, Susanne, but there is a lot wrong with it; at least three (possibly 4) glaring scientific errors.

Ohh Shocked

I don't want to know what they are , - thanks for not telling lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Spiny Lobster (Safari LTD - Incredible Creatures)   Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:55 am

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.......you are right, there is no comparison between this figure and the IC shrimp. It is in a completely different level of quality.

But I like the [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] Embarassed Laughing

I like the shrimp too, Susanne, but there is a lot wrong with it; at least three (possibly 4) glaring scientific errors.

Ohh Shocked

I don't want to know what they are , - thanks for not telling

Well, if you want to know what they are, I mention them in my walkaround of that figure: [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
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PostSubject: Re: Spiny Lobster (Safari LTD - Incredible Creatures)   Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:22 pm

Very nice but too huge for my zoo :)

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