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Megaptera

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PostSubject: CollectA Humpback Whale   CollectA Humpback Whale EmptyWed May 08, 2019 8:17 pm

Humpback Whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) are one of the most iconic whales in the world. They belong to the rorqual whales and can reach a length of around 15 metres. The Humpback has a very remarkable shape, because of its long pectoral fins and the nobby head. Moreover, they are famous for their songs, which were the reason people change their attitude towards whales and began to protect whale species around the world.

Humpback Whales are my all time favourites and so I decided to perform this walkaround. This figure is already quite an old model from CollectA. It was released in 2009 and its still available. The model has a length of around 21 cm. The details are very nice and it looks similar to the giant Humpback from Schleich.

The head shows the typical nobby shape of Humpbacks

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It is an individuum in the feeding grounds, because its belly and pectoral fins were parasitized by whale lice

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And here a comparison between the Schleich Humpback Whale and its calf and also the small one from Safari, which I got from Roger Very Happy

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At the end I want to show an example of a singing Humpback:


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PostSubject: Re: CollectA Humpback Whale   CollectA Humpback Whale EmptyWed May 08, 2019 8:23 pm

I just got this figure yesterday. This month, for my Synoptic Animal Collection, I am working on cetaceans. It was tough to find a humpback in the desirable size range, but I ended up going with this one. I was pleased when I got it in-hand!!! Thanks for the walkaround!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: CollectA Humpback Whale   CollectA Humpback Whale EmptyWed May 08, 2019 8:33 pm

Thank you:)
I'm looking forward to see your whale collection cheers
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PostSubject: Re: CollectA Humpback Whale   CollectA Humpback Whale EmptyWed May 08, 2019 8:59 pm

Great informations and pics :)

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PostSubject: Re: CollectA Humpback Whale   CollectA Humpback Whale EmptyWed May 08, 2019 9:18 pm

I love topics like these. Excellent presentation of your new humpback whale. I had before the Schleich big one, maybe my favorite once I've never had the Monterey from Safari in my hands. However, I have the Mojö Fun version, a gift from the company and a great figure too. Nice to see the little toob figure in this topic. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: CollectA Humpback Whale   CollectA Humpback Whale EmptyWed May 08, 2019 9:29 pm

Thank you, Roger. I also never had the chance to see the Monterey Bay one in real life.
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PostSubject: Re: CollectA Humpback Whale   CollectA Humpback Whale EmptyWed May 08, 2019 9:40 pm

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Thank you, Roger. I also never had the chance to see the Monterey Bay one in real life.

I had the Monterey Bay figure years ago, when I was a generalist. It was very nice, but the MBA figures are all just a bit big for me.
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PostSubject: Re: CollectA Humpback Whale   CollectA Humpback Whale EmptyThu May 09, 2019 6:32 am

Yes, they need too much space.
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PostSubject: Re: CollectA Humpback Whale   CollectA Humpback Whale EmptyFri May 10, 2019 4:02 pm

Moreover, there we know at least two to three subspecies of Humpbacks until now:
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The northern one is known as Megaptera novaeangliae kuzira whereas the southern one is known as Megaptera novaeangliae australis.
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