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|Subject: Stag Beetle (Bullyland) Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:26 am|| |
The march of the 'Bullybugs' (thanks, Susanne) continues with the European stag beetle, Lucanus cervus (Linnaeus, 1758)
, originally released in 1994. This species is not as commonly made as some of its Japanese/Asian cousins, but is still well-represented in toy/figure form. I have 12 figures that can be reliable attributed to this species.
Bullyland's figure is an impressive major male. Measuring 8.0 cm (not including legs nor mandibles), the figure is 1:1 for a large specimen (I have seen true monstrous specimens of this species in Southern Moravia, Czech Republic). The color and texture are very nice.
Like several others reviewed, this figure also has its dollar-store counterpart (see last two images). Interestingly, the dollar store figure has a slightly better scuplt (in terms of shape and contours), but less-realistic texture and colors.
On to the pics:
With its dollar-store counterpart:
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|Subject: Re: Stag Beetle (Bullyland) Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:06 am|| |
Commercially talking, the direct competitor of Bullyland is Schleich. They're both German and animal themed with cartoon and fantasy lines in their range. Though, when I check the page where these Bullybugs are listed, I see that there is no comparison possible between these two German companies. I wonder why Schleich rarely explore this theme, there's no similar series in their assortment.
Interesting also these Dolar's inspirations, despite their colors and texture, it is evident which was their source.
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|Subject: Re: Stag Beetle (Bullyland) Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:17 pm|| |
I own that beetle too, but with damaged legs
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