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bmathison1972

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PostSubject: Insect Set to the Party Box (Aico)   Insect Set to the Party Box (Aico) EmptySun Sep 02, 2018 3:32 pm

Review of another one of those odd, novelty sets. This one is called Insect Set to the Party Box by a company called Aico (release date unknown). It looks like it was intended to be used for novelty toys for children's birthday parties and such. It is a random mix of figures. The figures themselves are quite varied in size, material, and level of quality, suggesting they were commissioned from different manufacturers. There are 12 figures representing 6 species. Most are your typical gashapon to bin style sizes.

Here is the box with a representative of each:

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On to the figures themselves:

First up, a generic Dorcus hopei. It is very smooth, somewhat stylized, and solid/stiff. It is not clearly a knockoff of the more familiar companies that have produced this species. Size-wise, it is similar to T-TARTS B.I.G. Insects or maybe F-toys figures.

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Next, a figure that was marketed simply as a 'bee' but most-certainly represents the giant Asian hornet, Vespa mandarinia. This figure is among the smallest in the set!

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Next, a generic sphingid larva (hornworm). Too bad a species could not be attributed to it; it's a neat one!

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One of two earthworms in the set. The earthworms are a very soft, rubbery material. I hope they hold up over time...

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One of two cockroaches in the set. Similar to many bin-style figures, these are made of a very stiff, firm plastic.

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Lastly, the ants. These are the same sculpt as the ant in the K&M International Itsy Bities Bucket (http://animaltoyforum.com/index.php?topic=2185.0). There were five in the set. I decided to get creative here. I used super glue to adhere three of them to half of a 4D Master log. I then used super glue to attach one of the Kitan Club mushrooms to the log too. The final product a cool little ant diorama!

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PostSubject: Re: Insect Set to the Party Box (Aico)   Insect Set to the Party Box (Aico) EmptySun Sep 02, 2018 4:50 pm


Congratulations, this set is marvellous Applause Applause

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PostSubject: Re: Insect Set to the Party Box (Aico)   Insect Set to the Party Box (Aico) EmptySun Sep 02, 2018 5:25 pm

Interesting brand, do you know if they have also birds and mammals?

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PostSubject: Re: Insect Set to the Party Box (Aico)   Insect Set to the Party Box (Aico) EmptySun Sep 02, 2018 7:07 pm

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Interesting brand, do you know if they have also birds and mammals?

No sorry, never heard of them. I stumbled upon this on YAJ by accident.


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PostSubject: Re: Insect Set to the Party Box (Aico)   Insect Set to the Party Box (Aico) EmptySun Sep 02, 2018 7:34 pm

Thanks

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PostSubject: Re: Insect Set to the Party Box (Aico)   Insect Set to the Party Box (Aico) EmptySun Sep 02, 2018 9:47 pm

I love it when you show this kind of sets ! cheers
Normally I think I would not give them a second look, but you show us that they are interesting if you know what they are, - like I would with, say, a cheap set of horses Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Insect Set to the Party Box (Aico)   Insect Set to the Party Box (Aico) EmptyMon Sep 03, 2018 12:15 am

I like the cockroach, isn't it close to any known species? It looks reasonably convincent. Thanks for opening this topic. Very Happy

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