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PostSubject: Discovery Science Sharks Alien Sharks set!   Sun Sep 02, 2018 5:09 am

I already put these on Twitter and ATF, but wanted them here as well.

Walmart USA sold two sets of sharks from Discovery Science as part of their 30th Anniversary. I think the set names are based on shows, but I have no idea.

Thanks to [member=558]Halichoeres[/member] for getting these for me!

Each set is a box of 10 figures. There are species pictured and named on the back. The figures aren't marked...and the pictures/animal names don't always match well or at all with the figures in the set. So sometimes I had to take wild stabs at the species of the model...

This one is called Alien Sharks. I'm not sure, but I think the show is about odd and little-known sharks.

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(note: except for a few format alterations, I'm just kind of posting my mini reviews of each with the photos)

This first one is a Goblin shark Mitsukurina. Biggest one in 2 sets!
Unique species as figure? No
Identifiable from photo on box? Yes
Represents species? Yes
Display worthy? Yes
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Next, frilled shark Chlamydoselache
Unique species as figure? No
Correct photo on box? Yes
Represents species? Yes, but there are better
Display worthy? I guess. I have several others.
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Common sawfish Pristis. Listed as a ‘sawshark’ but clearly isn't (ventral gills, no rostral barbels)
Unique species as figure? No
Correct photo on box? No. Not even the correct superorder
Represents species well? Meh
Display worthy? No. Again, I have several…
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‘Ghost shark’ On the box is a picture is a Rhinochimaerid. They should've done that but at least it's different.
Unique species as figure? Yes
Correct photo on box? Sort of…at least it’s a Holocephalan
Represents species well? Yes. Definitely a chimaera…
Display worthy? Yes, it’s at least different
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Bull shark. Needed to reach a bit here. The models aren’t marked, so sometimes it’s a matter of ‘maybe?’
Unique species as a figure? No
Correct photo on the box? Well…it’s a shark. Maybe?
Represents species well? There’s better
Display worthy? No
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Hammerhead shark Sphyrna Generic species.
Unique species as a figure? No
Correct photo on the box? Well…it’s hard to mistake a hammerhead shark
Represents species well? Many exist. Many are better
Display worthy? No
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Speartooth shark Glyphis. Based on photos on the box and best fit for ID.
Unique species as a figure? Yes. If it's a Glyphis
Correct photo on the box? It’s a best fit thing. But tiny eyes and long pectorals?
Represents species well? It’s okay
Display worthy? Sure
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Japanese bullhead shark Heterodontus Box depicts leopard shark (Triakis)…nope. The second wrongest one in two sets...the other set has one that's more disappointing.
Unique species as a figure? No (for either species)
Correct photo on the box? Not even close
Represents species well? There’s better. Of either species
Display worthy? Nope
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Megamouth shark Megachasma
Unique species as a figure? No, but sculpt and paint job is different
Correct photo on the box? Hard to mistake it
Represents species well? It’s okay
Display worthy? Maybe
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Basking shark Cetorhinus Again, hard to miss this one…
Unique species as a figure? No. Every figure seems to look like it too…
Correct photo on the box? Basking sharks are pretty hard to miss…
Represents species well? Sure.
Display worthy? Nope
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I do recommend the sets if you can find them. They were apparently only available in some Walkmarts in the US. During Shark week. So who knows if they can still be found.
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PostSubject: Re: Discovery Science Sharks Alien Sharks set!   Sun Sep 02, 2018 8:51 am

Thankyou again for a beautyful, interesting, and informative presentation cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Discovery Science Sharks Alien Sharks set!   Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:23 am

Are these sets retired and easy to find? And what is the material?

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PostSubject: Re: Discovery Science Sharks Alien Sharks set!   Sun Sep 02, 2018 3:37 pm

Both are quite interesting sets and surely a must have for all shark lovers even if they're not always accurate... I mean the sharks. Laughing There are some unusual species and the concept is decent.
Your presentations are really interesting. :)

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PostSubject: Re: Discovery Science Sharks Alien Sharks set!   Sun Sep 02, 2018 5:49 pm

I really like your photographs and the information. Your review on these figures was very informative. As nice as it is to see certain unique species made, it's extremely helpful to know which ones have better representations and which ones are truly unique. Either way, this seems like a prized set overall.

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PostSubject: Re: Discovery Science Sharks Alien Sharks set!   Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:50 pm

I think you have all figurines identify right? Right? :)

So i hope i have nothing to do Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Discovery Science Sharks Alien Sharks set!   Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:21 am

I compared yesterday. The basking shark looks very very similar to the Safari basking shark and the zebra bullhead shark is, i will say, the same like the PV zebra bullhead shark. Compare pics soon after my next zoo news.

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PostSubject: Re: Discovery Science Sharks Alien Sharks set!   Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:20 am

Is it possible to share the pictures from the package of.both sets? Thanks

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PostSubject: Re: Discovery Science Sharks Alien Sharks set!   Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:08 pm

Very interesting animal figures.
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