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smilodoncalifornicus

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PostSubject: Re: Smilodon figurine accuracy   Smilodon figurine accuracy - Page 3 EmptyWed Sep 20, 2017 9:33 pm

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At least, Smilodoncalifornicus, there ARE figures made of your favorite animal! Even though they are not so good. How do you think I feel, as a Bowhead Whale freak, hardly ever seeing a bowhead whale figure made? I would love to see more bowhead whale figures out there. Even if they are not all too good.

Well, I do hope they start making Bowhead whale figures by some mainstream companies
for you.

Thank you! Up to now, Larami made one, Safari ltd made one, Albert heijn made one, CollectA made one and I have two different Made in China models. That makes a total of six. Six different bowhead whale figures. Not bad, but not much.

Your welcome.  That is true, 6 different sculpts of that animal is not much.  I have about the same amount of Smilodonts
in my collection, even though there is probably 70 plus or more made.   I only want ones that have scientific accuracy.
Even out of the 6 or so I have, they aren't superb, but decent.

Do you own the Playmobil Smilodon?



I do not have that one.
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PostSubject: Re: Smilodon figurine accuracy   Smilodon figurine accuracy - Page 3 EmptyWed Sep 20, 2017 9:34 pm

Is it because you don't find it accurate or is it simply because you never had the chance to get one?
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PostSubject: Re: Smilodon figurine accuracy   Smilodon figurine accuracy - Page 3 EmptyWed Sep 20, 2017 9:38 pm

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Is it because you don't find it accurate or is it simply because you never had the chance to get one?


I never purchased that one because its much too toy-like and lacks any detail.  I don't find the figure very accurate overall. Its more of a toy than it is a static display figure.


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PostSubject: Re: Smilodon figurine accuracy   Smilodon figurine accuracy - Page 3 EmptyThu Sep 21, 2017 11:39 am

Great topic :)))) Just come here to view comments.



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PostSubject: Re: Smilodon figurine accuracy   Smilodon figurine accuracy - Page 3 EmptyThu Sep 21, 2017 4:21 pm

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Great topic :)))) Just come here to view comments.

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PostSubject: Re: Smilodon figurine accuracy   Smilodon figurine accuracy - Page 3 EmptyFri Sep 22, 2017 10:18 pm

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Is it because you don't find it accurate or is it simply because you never had the chance to get one?


I never purchased that one because its much too toy-like and lacks any detail.  I don't find the figure very accurate overall. Its more of a toy than it is a static display figure.
Oh! So, you don't play with your toys; you just display them. Well, I'm a totally different collector because I do play with mine...
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PostSubject: Re: Smilodon figurine accuracy   Smilodon figurine accuracy - Page 3 EmptyFri Sep 22, 2017 10:22 pm

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Is it because you don't find it accurate or is it simply because you never had the chance to get one?


I never purchased that one because its much too toy-like and lacks any detail.  I don't find the figure very accurate overall. Its more of a toy than it is a static display figure.


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PostSubject: Re: Smilodon figurine accuracy   Smilodon figurine accuracy - Page 3 EmptyThu Nov 23, 2017 9:04 pm

Now here is a good one.

Also in two different versions.

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PostSubject: Re: Smilodon figurine accuracy   Smilodon figurine accuracy - Page 3 EmptyThu Nov 23, 2017 10:30 pm

Ohh, yes ! That is a true beauty !!!
But I think the price is also more beautyful than the mass produced plastic toy-models that we collect ? Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Smilodon figurine accuracy   Smilodon figurine accuracy - Page 3 EmptyFri Nov 24, 2017 2:55 pm

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Now here is a good one.

Also in two different versions.

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When I look at this sculpt of Smilodon it is descent in a lot of ways, but it has a certain fantasy figure appearance.  For me, in some ways it is not very believable as a Smilodon Fatalis.  I am not a fan of its retracted claws all being out.  It is however much better than so many others made.  Then again, that is not hard to do, as most sculpts of this cat are quite terrible in Scientific accuracy.


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PostSubject: Re: Smilodon figurine accuracy   Smilodon figurine accuracy - Page 3 EmptyFri Nov 24, 2017 10:55 pm

If only there was a way we could know what color it was...
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PostSubject: Re: Smilodon figurine accuracy   Smilodon figurine accuracy - Page 3 EmptyMon Nov 27, 2017 1:39 am

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If only there was a way we could know what color it was...


Yes, that would be so nice . It's really the only mystery about this cat's appearance.
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PostSubject: Re: Smilodon figurine accuracy   Smilodon figurine accuracy - Page 3 EmptyMon Nov 27, 2017 6:44 am

On the bright side, Papo should be doing a copy of that Sideshow Smilodon in the next couple years Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Smilodon figurine accuracy   Smilodon figurine accuracy - Page 3 EmptyMon Dec 04, 2017 8:10 pm

I think Papo's 2017 Smilodon is the WORST Sabertooth figure I have ever seen. It is just ridiculous looking.
I cannot possibly take it seriously as a Smilodon figure.  I am completely baffled as to why any company nowadays would make a Smilodon that way.   What a mess. 

It is obvious that Papo was not interested in Scientific accuracy at all with this goofy figure. To myself, they are a company that makes a lot of fantasy figures.


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PostSubject: Re: Smilodon figurine accuracy   Smilodon figurine accuracy - Page 3 EmptyMon Dec 04, 2017 8:47 pm

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I think Papo's 2017 Smilodon is the WORST Sabertooth figure I have ever seen. It is just ridiculous
looking.  I cannot possibly take it seriously as a Smilodon figure.  I am completely baffled as to why any company nowadays would mold a Smilodon that way.  

It is obvious that Papo was not interested in Scientific accuracy at all with this figure. To myself, they are a company that makes a lot of fantasy figures.

Papo mostly just copycats. Most of their dinosaurs are copies of Jurassic Park. Their one Apatosaurus is a copy of a Sideshow figure. I'm half-tempted to start looking through old paintings of Cave Bears to see what they copied their new one from. When Papo tries to do something original, it mostly looks like crap... I can't take that new Smilodon seriously either. But hey, now that Sideshow made a new figure, maybe Papo will copy that too?
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I think Papo's 2017 Smilodon is the WORST Sabertooth figure I have ever seen. It is just ridiculous
looking.  I cannot possibly take it seriously as a Smilodon figure.  I am completely baffled as to why any company nowadays would mold a Smilodon that way.  

It is obvious that Papo was not interested in Scientific accuracy at all with this figure. To myself, they are a company that makes a lot of fantasy figures.

Papo mostly just copycats. Most of their dinosaurs are copies of Jurassic Park. Their one Apatosaurus is a copy of a Sideshow figure. I'm half-tempted to start looking through old paintings of Cave Bears to see what they copied their new one from. When Papo tries to do something original, it mostly looks like crap... I can't take that new Smilodon seriously either. But hey, now that Sideshow made a new figure, maybe Papo will copy that too?

You may be right about them making a copy of the Sideshow Smilodon soon.
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I think Papo's 2017 Smilodon is the WORST Sabertooth figure I have ever seen. It is just ridiculous
looking.  I cannot possibly take it seriously as a Smilodon figure.  I am completely baffled as to why any company nowadays would mold a Smilodon that way.  

It is obvious that Papo was not interested in Scientific accuracy at all with this figure. To myself, they are a company that makes a lot of fantasy figures.

Papo mostly just copycats. Most of their dinosaurs are copies of Jurassic Park. Their one Apatosaurus is a copy of a Sideshow figure. I'm half-tempted to start looking through old paintings of Cave Bears to see what they copied their new one from. When Papo tries to do something original, it mostly looks like crap... I can't take that new Smilodon seriously either. But hey, now that Sideshow made a new figure, maybe Papo will copy that too?

It's true about their Preshistoric models, not about their wildlife series.

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I like the safari and the new collecta 2015 smilodon. The 2013 bullyland is ok, perhaps a juvenile or another breed of sabertooth cat.

The worst are the Mojo one, the Schleich one and the older one from Collecta.


I completely disagree with you on the Mojo Smilodon.  I think the Mojo Sabertooth is one of the very best there is, easily in fact. It has much more scientific accuracy than most mainstream figures of Smilodon do.   The 2013 Bullyland one is terrible in scientific accuracy, just terrible.  It is silly looking even.
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