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 Emperor Scorpion (Kaiyodo - Revogeo)

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PostSubject: Emperor Scorpion (Kaiyodo - Revogeo)   Emperor Scorpion (Kaiyodo - Revogeo) EmptyWed Apr 24, 2019 12:50 am

OK, time for Blaine to get back to bugs! Today is a walkaround of the emperor scorpion, Pandinus imperator (Koch, 1842) by Kaiyodo - Revogeo, new for 2019!

I will be honest, I almost didn't get this (or any upcoming figures in the set, except maybe the crab). They are 1) large, 2) very expensive, and 3) species commonly made. With my 2019 focus being building a synoptic non-arthropod collection, I thought these would wait. I finally decided to get one, and boy am I glad I did! Later this month (or so), a red-clawed crab should be released in this series, and eventually a Japanese giant water bug, Japanese hornet, red swamp crayfish, mantis, and one or more (?) stag beetles.

The figure is hard to measure accurately since the tail is not fully articulated, but it measures about 20.0 cm, which technically makes it 1:1 for a maximum-sized specimen (although it's larger than any I have seen in terraria). It is made of a lightweight, durable plastic. Most of the figure is articulated: body segments, base of tail, claws (including the pincers themselves). The walking legs and the segments within the tail are not articulated. The detail is amazing (as to be expected by Kaiyodo) and the color is good.

The figure is actually not quite as big as I had feared (I think they have people with small hands model them for photos) and is comparable to the Safari Smithsonian figure (see last image). Another reason the figure seems large is that the Smithsonian insects were all supposed to be in the 2:1 range, but this figure does measure about 20.0 cm which technically makes it on the far end of 1:1

The figure comes secure in a nice large box reminiscent of a book (honestly I bet most of the cost of this thing comes from the packaging C:-) ).

I bought mine on Saturday form Monsters in Motion out of California and got it in 3 days (and it was still one of the few under $100 USD, well, before shipping).

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PostSubject: Re: Emperor Scorpion (Kaiyodo - Revogeo)   Emperor Scorpion (Kaiyodo - Revogeo) EmptyWed Apr 24, 2019 1:52 am

That`s amazing model ! I`m glad for you, that you decided to get it, it look`s really awesome !
Congratulations Blaine :)

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PostSubject: Re: Emperor Scorpion (Kaiyodo - Revogeo)   Emperor Scorpion (Kaiyodo - Revogeo) EmptyWed Apr 24, 2019 8:06 am

Beautyful model !  I understand that you are pleased with it cheers
It really looks almost alive !

The packing gives it a very extravagant feeling, doesn't it ?  Cool  Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Emperor Scorpion (Kaiyodo - Revogeo)   Emperor Scorpion (Kaiyodo - Revogeo) EmptyWed Apr 24, 2019 11:52 am

I never thought I would find beautiful a scorpion!.. :)
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PostSubject: Re: Emperor Scorpion (Kaiyodo - Revogeo)   Emperor Scorpion (Kaiyodo - Revogeo) EmptyWed Apr 24, 2019 11:20 pm

That's a phenomenal figure! I liked already a lot the Smythsonian but I am also very impressed with this one. That's literally a Deluxe figure, even the way it is packaged is amazing. I surely didn't mind having one of these at home. Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Emperor Scorpion (Kaiyodo - Revogeo)   Emperor Scorpion (Kaiyodo - Revogeo) EmptySat Apr 27, 2019 4:47 pm

Huge and nice figurine

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