Toys: part II
And on the subject of complete sets, here is the Safari Monterey Bay Aquarium set. As you can see the display stand does not contain enough spaces for all the pieces, but this is partly because some of the pieces (e.g. the manta ray and Big-eye thresher) were issued after the display stand was produced. Some of the pieces included here aren't part of the set anyway. A Blue shark which is part of the set is missing from my collection, though I did once own it. Some of these models are among my favourite of model animals: in particular the Great white shark and adult Sperm whale.
An assortment of dinosaurs.
And some more (with assorted other prehistoric animals).
Moving on, we come to snakes, lizards, frogs and salamanders. The Gila monster is about life-sized, as are the dendrobatid frogs and some others.
Yet more dinosaurs. The big brown tyrannosaur at the back and left is produced by Schleich: there are also Battat, Bullyland, Safari and Invicta models here. The green styracosaur at front right changes colour when placed in hot water and the spiky ankylosaur thing next to it glows in the dark. The Invicta Troodon at far right is another customised model, hand painted.
An assortment of theropods. The big tyrannosaur at far right is the toy originally produced for the Dino-riders set and later released without the saddle and guns and so on. Rex in the movie Toy Story is based on this toy I think. The big red tyrannosaur in the middle is the Jurassic Park toy.
And that'll do for now. There are lots more photos, but I'll stop there I think. For the latest news on Tetrapod Zoology do go here.