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PostSubject: Insects (AAA)   Insects (AAA) EmptyTue Jan 01, 2019 4:50 am

Review of a set of insects by AAA. I am surprised I have not reviewed this set previously! I am not sure all the ways AAA markets their figures, and some of these may be available individually, but I bought mine as a bagged set.

There are 10 figures, medium in size (I will put individual measurements below with each image). They are all stamped with the AAA logo and a common English name (one of which is incorrect, they are discussed individually below). Scientific names below are of my assigning.

AAA is popular with collectors so I thought I would highlight this set! Enjoy. In no particular order:

1. Longhorned beetle, Cerambyx cerdo. If you accept my Latin name here, it would be a unique species. Length = 6.8 cm (not including appendages)

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2. Ladybug. Length = 5.0 cm

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3. Weevil. This figure is incorrectly marked on the underside as a 'dung beetle'. Length = 6.5 cm (including snout)

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4. Hercules beetle, Dynastes hercules. This species is commonly made but this might be the only female! It is the only one I am familiar with. On the underside it is stamped 'rhinoceros beetle]. Length = 5.0 cm

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5. Rhinoceros beetle, Xylotrupes gideon. On the bottom stamped 'two horned beetle'. Length = 6.5 cm (including horns)

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6. Stage beetle. This is probably modeled after something specific, but I do not know what. Length = 8.0 cm (including mandibles)

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7. Grasshopper. Length = 8.0 cm (not including legs)

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8. Green darner, Anax junius. Simply marked 'dragonfly'. Length = 6.3 cm; wingspan = 9.3 cm

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9. Emperor scorpion, Pandinus imperator. Length = 10.0 cm (including claws, to the point at which the tail curls upwards)

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10. Cicada. Length = 6.2 cm (including wings)

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PostSubject: Re: Insects (AAA)   Insects (AAA) EmptyTue Jan 01, 2019 5:32 am

Very nice :)

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PostSubject: Re: Insects (AAA)   Insects (AAA) EmptyTue Jan 01, 2019 12:52 pm

They look actually nice! I like the female Hercules beetle, for any reason it looks more exotic when they show something not so exotic. Laughing
I will bookmark this topic and use your pictures at the wiki when possible. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Insects (AAA)   Insects (AAA) EmptyTue Jan 01, 2019 8:16 pm

Again a very interesting topic ! Thankyou very much cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Insects (AAA)   Insects (AAA) EmptyTue Jan 08, 2019 11:25 am

I wanted to put these pictures on TAI but first I need your help to confirm if the cicada, ladybug, longhorn beetle, rhinoceros beetle (Hercules) already listed in this link are the same as yours. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Insects (AAA)   Insects (AAA) EmptyTue Jan 08, 2019 1:16 pm

Roger wrote:
I wanted to put these pictures on TAI but first I need your help to confirm if the cicada, ladybug, longhorn beetle, rhinoceros beetle (Hercules) already listed in this link are the same as yours. Very Happy

yes
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PostSubject: Re: Insects (AAA)   Insects (AAA) EmptyTue Jan 08, 2019 1:19 pm

bmathison1972 wrote:
Roger wrote:
I wanted to put these pictures on TAI but first I need your help to confirm if the cicada, ladybug, longhorn beetle, rhinoceros beetle (Hercules) already listed in this link are the same as yours. Very Happy

yes

Thanks! :)

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PostSubject: Re: Insects (AAA)   Insects (AAA) EmptySat Jan 26, 2019 9:55 am

They are so neat! It's sad however they identified a weevil as a dung beetle… they are so different!
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PostSubject: Insects Message.   Insects (AAA) EmptyThu Jul 09, 2020 3:37 pm

Hi Blaine, it's aschuck, and I wanted to know, where did you purchase that set of AAA insects? Was it from Veghead? Or somewhere else? Just wondering, because today, I purchased a set of insects from veghead. There are 12 in the set, and they are 3 to 5 inches long. Could you tell me if these match up with -- oh, wait, I forgot, I have no pictures yet. Oh well, I'll show them to you all, when they arrive. They'll just have to go in the portrait box. Just in case you didn't know, the portrait box is a box in my collection where all the figures who await their pictures go until I can put them in my collection proper. Makes sense, doesn't it? Anyway, when I get my set of insects, I'll show them to you and the other members sometime. Okay? In the meantime, I'll keep posting if there's more news.

Thanks for all your help,

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PostSubject: Re: Insects (AAA)   Insects (AAA) EmptyThu Jul 09, 2020 7:02 pm

Portrait box !!!! How wonderful cheers
I may adopt the idea . A good way to keep track of them Very Happy


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PostSubject: Re: Insects (AAA)   Insects (AAA) EmptyThu Jul 09, 2020 11:44 pm

aschuck wrote:
Hi Blaine, it's aschuck, and I wanted to know, where did you purchase that set of AAA insects?  Was it from Veghead?  Or somewhere else?  Just wondering, because today, I purchased a set of insects from veghead.  There are 12 in the set, and they are 3 to 5 inches long.  Could you tell me if these match up with -- oh, wait, I forgot, I have no pictures yet.  Oh well, I'll show them to you all, when they arrive.  They'll just have to go in the portrait box.  Just in case you didn't know, the portrait box is a box in my collection where all the figures who await their pictures go until I can put them in my collection proper.  Makes sense, doesn't it?  Anyway, when I get my set of insects, I'll show them to you and the other members sometime.  Okay?  In the meantime, I'll keep posting if there's more news.  

Thanks for all your help,

Aschuck

Yes, I bought them years ago from VegHead. I bought a couple sets from VegHead, maybe one of them had 12 figures. However, as far as I remember, the AAA set had only 10 (maybe I forgot a couple, I can't remember)
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