I wanted to create a topic to do what so many on this forum have done before- catalogue my new arrivals! This way I will have a record of what I purchase and when, and I will be able to see how my collection changes over time. Most of this thread will eventually be replacing outdated models, but at the moment, most of what I have to post are new species to add to my synoptic collection :)
I am starting with all of my additions since the start of the new year. Many models that I had dreamed to one day get and quite a few new brands to add to what was previously a mostly Schleich/Safari lineup. If you have any questions or if you can identify any of these figures to a more specific level than I have (subspecies), please let me know! I would like to be as specific as possible even if it is all speculative.
First of all, my new Safari models.
1. Gila Monster (Heloderma suspectum)
2. Black Howler Monkey (Alouatta caraya)
3. Southern Hairy-Nosed Wombat (Lasiorhinus latifrons)
4. Serval (Leptailurus serval) - This figure replaces a previous K&M figure.
5. Bennett's (red-necked) Wallaby (Macropus rufogriseus)
6. Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae)
7. Green Moray Eel (Gymnothorax funebris)
8. Matschie's Tree Kangaroo (Dendrolagus matschiei)
9. Togian Babirusa (Babyrousa togeanensis) - My classification here may be a bit of a debate, but I would like for this figure and the collecta to represent different species in my collection, and the Togian babirusa seems to fit best for the safari figure in my opinion.
10. Tasmanian Devil (Sarcophilus harrisi) - This figure replaces a previous K&M figure, but I am not satisfied with it, so I will likely replace it again later.[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
Secondly, Schleich. Only one for the moment, the large but beautiful:
1. Quokka (Setonix brachyurus)[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
Thirdly, two Mojo Fun figurines, my first two from the brand. I have seen varying reports on the quality of these figures, but I was very pleasantly surprised by these two and I will be ordering from Mojo again.
1. Southern Tamandua (Tamandua tetradactyla) - I have hesitantly identified this figure as the southern tamandua, but if anyone has evidence otherwise I would be happy to hear it :)
2. Sun Bear (Helarctos malayanus)[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
Next, my first and so far only Japanese figures! I had also ordered the Kaiyodo Pika, but it got lost in shipping
The Serow is Kitan Club, and the other two are Kaiyodo/Furuta
1. Japanese Serow (Capricornis crispus)
2. Masked Palm Civet (Paguma larvata) - You may notice that this figure is missing an ear. Unfortunately, it arrived rather beat up (not the fault of the seller, it happened in transit), and the ear is a casualty. I also had to completely repaint the non-visible side, as it was scraped down to bare plastic. Despite the flaws, I have chosen to keep this figure instead of hunting for a new one, as I think that it now has a story to tell :)
3. Japanese Raccoon Dog/Tanuki (Nyctereutes procyonoides viverrinus)[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
My first and only playvisions animals! I have wanted this set since I have known of it's existence and I was very lucky to find it for an affordable price. Being that my collection is synoptic, I opted out of the African Civet (I prefer the larger collecta version) and the Meerkat, since there are so many versions of those available.
From left to right:
1. Banded Palm Civet (Hemigalus derbyanus)
2. Spotted Linsang (Prionodon pardicolor)
3. Asian Palm Civet (Paradoxurus hermaphroditus) - Although this figure is incorrectly marked as a Binturong, Asian palm civet seems to be the most common identification.
4. Aquatic Genet (Genetta piscivora) - Incorrectly marked as "Aquatic Civet"
5. Ring-Tailed Vontsira/Mongoose (Galidia elegans)
6. Abyssinian Genet (Genetta abyssinica)[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
And the last image for the time being, Unbranded/Other figures. The fox is from the Natural History-Naturally Adorkable series, but the other two figures are unbranded.
1. Argali (Ovis Ammon) - This figure is unbranded, found on Aliexpress. It appears to be a knockoff of the Papo Mouflon. I would like to categorize this figurine into a subspecies, but I am having difficulty as the majority of photos of all subspecies are hunting photos. If anyone could help that would be great.
2. Tibetan Sand Fox (Vulpes ferrilata)
3. Small Indian Civet (Viverricula indica) - This figure was sold to me along with the playvisions, and a much larger sitting counterpart. It was listed as a "small spotted civet", which to my knowledge is not a species that exists. I may repaint the figure to better suit my identification, unless there is a better figurine of this species available.[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
And for now that is all! I will update soon, as I have my first Southlands figures on the way, (in fact I wanted to wait for their arrival to start this thread, but it appears they are very delayed due to current circumstances), and may go on another shopping spree soon