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PostSubject: Smithsonian Giant Insects   Sat Aug 27, 2011 12:29 am

These insects are beautiful, too bad Safari retired them (I don't know when they were retired). Here's pictures of them. You can sometimes find them in lots on ebay.

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PostSubject: Re: Smithsonian Giant Insects   Sat Aug 27, 2011 12:41 am

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These insects are beautiful, too bad Safari retired them (I don't know when they were retired). Here's pictures of them. You can sometimes find them in lots on ebay.

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The beautiful and qualitative Insects! I collect some insects too! Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Smithsonian Giant Insects   Sat Aug 27, 2011 12:42 am

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These insects are beautiful, too bad Safari retired them (I don't know when they were retired). Here's pictures of them. You can sometimes find them in lots on ebay.

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The beautiful and qualitative Insects! I collect some insects too! Wink

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Beautiful collection indeed! Love the butterflies.
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PostSubject: Re: Smithsonian Giant Insects   Sat Aug 27, 2011 12:47 am

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These insects are beautiful, too bad Safari retired them (I don't know when they were retired). Here's pictures of them. You can sometimes find them in lots on ebay.

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The beautiful and qualitative Insects! I collect some insects too! Wink



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PostSubject: Re: Smithsonian Giant Insects   Sat Aug 27, 2011 12:49 am

I love how you display them and mix them up with other critters. Once I have the money to redo my room, I'm going to display my collection in a neater way.
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PostSubject: Re: Smithsonian Giant Insects   Sat Aug 27, 2011 9:15 am

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These insects are beautiful, too bad Safari retired them (I don't know when they were retired). Here's pictures of them. You can sometimes find them in lots on ebay.

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They are gorgeous Shocked
Yes, what a shame they are retired !
But I suppose they have to retire some figueres now and then, - we are all so eager to get new ones Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: Smithsonian Giant Insects   Sat Aug 27, 2011 9:52 am

yes, we may not complain from Safari descontinuing some series. That's the brand with the widest range i know. But, to someone that only collects insects is surely hard to see that only CollectA is launching new models! What's new in 2011? A ladybird, wasn't it Kevin? :)
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PostSubject: Re: Smithsonian Giant Insects   Sat Aug 27, 2011 10:59 am

And bumblebee!
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PostSubject: Re: Smithsonian Giant Insects   Sat Aug 27, 2011 1:24 pm

Wow, they are amazing, the butterflies are really beautiful - makes me want to collect them Shocked

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PostSubject: Re: Smithsonian Giant Insects   Thu Sep 01, 2011 4:01 am

Safari said they have plans for a new insect (more than one?) in 2012. Not sure if I believe them until I see it :). For someone like me who does collect only insects, there is not much in 2011 but there is more than in 2010. Here are what I know of:

Takara Tomy: Scorpion set (6 + secret)
Takara Tomy: Insect trophy heads (I am not interested in this actually)
Bullyland: green huntsman spider
CollectA: lady beetle and bumblebee
Safari: honeybee and monarch life cycles (and the Venomous Creatures Toob has 3 arthropods)

May not be much, but it prevents me from filling up my house and spending too much money Very Happy

By the way, I have most of the Smithsonian Giant Insects (except monarch and larva) but they are among the best replicas around! Especially the lubber grasshopper and flea.

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PostSubject: Re: Smithsonian Giant Insects   Thu Sep 01, 2011 2:09 pm

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Safari said they have plans for a new insect (more than one?) in 2012. Not sure if I believe them until I see it :). For someone like me who does collect only insects, there is not much in 2011 but there is more than in 2010. Here are what I know of:

Takara Tomy: Scorpion set (6 + secret)
Takara Tomy: Insect trophy heads (I am not interested in this actually)
Bullyland: green huntsman spider
CollectA: lady beetle and bumblebee
Safari: honeybee and monarch life cycles (and the Venomous Creatures Toob has 3 arthropods)

May not be much, but it prevents me from filling up my house and spending too much money Very Happy

By the way, I have most of the Smithsonian Giant Insects (except monarch and larva) but they are among the best replicas around! Especially the lubber grasshopper and flea.

--BAM

Thanks for your information and they are much more than I thought before! You are our really expert in insects! You must believe in SAFARI LTD, they usually pay atention to collectors and work in several series at the same time! Good luck! :)
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PostSubject: Re: Smithsonian Giant Insects   Tue Sep 06, 2011 9:42 pm

Mmm, they look gorgeous, I especially like the giant centipede and the lubber grasshopper.

But it doenst seem like they have pics of all of them. The only one I have of them, the flea, isnt there.
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PostSubject: Re: Smithsonian Giant Insects   Thu May 17, 2012 8:37 pm

Are the Smithsonian insects the same size as regular Safari ltd insects? I am curious because I own the recent Safari ltd Monarch Butterfly; was the one retired in 1995 the same scale? question
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PostSubject: Re: Smithsonian Giant Insects   Fri May 18, 2012 10:14 am

They are 2:1(twice the size of the real animal). There is also a leaf-insect in the series!

Safari does have many many hidden treasures whitin their series. I hope to find more of those someday. What a Face

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PostSubject: Re: Smithsonian Giant Insects   Tue May 22, 2012 9:31 pm

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They are 2:1(twice the size of the real animal). There is also a leaf-insect in the series!

Safari does have many many hidden treasures whitin their series. I hope to find more of those someday. What a Face

If they are twice the size of the real thing, then I conclude they must be bigger than the regular Safari ltd insects as well.
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