Eofauna Palaeoloxodon 3

Vault tales 72 EoFauna Straight-Tusked Elephant Palaeoloxodon

Who makes it? A small but excellent company called EoFauna. This is literally their second figure ever. When did it come out? It was released in 2018. Here it is! Too large to get a proper photo with a full background… Still available? It hasn’t been out that long, and yes, they are. Where can […]

Safari TA Yonahlossee 2

Vault tales 68 Safari Ltd Tennessee Aquarium Yonahlossee Salamander

Who makes it? This is a classic from Safari Ltd, part of the small Tennessee Aquarium salamanders set. This one is item number 2104. When did it come out? Apparently 1995! Still available? Sadly, no. The whole series ended in the early 2000s or so, but could still be found into the mid-2000s. Good luck […]

Kaiyodo Tiger shark 1

Vault tales 66 Kaiyodo Capsule Q Tiger Shark

Who makes it? The second Kaiyodo aquatic figure in a week!? But this is from a very different set–it is more current, and part of what Kaiydo now refers to as their CapsuleQ Museum series–Series 7, Yaeyama, number 052 in the set. These particular series were produced referencing regions of Japan. Just a little figure, […]

ChickYuet Synthetoceras 1

Vault tales 57 Chick Yuet Synthetoceras

Who makes it? A Chinese toy company called Chick Yuet, part of a set of mid-sized vinyl prehistoric mammals When did it come out? I got it in 2006 or 2007. So around then maybe? Not bad for a dollar store toy…with terrifying red eyes for some reason Still available? Sadly no. They appear to […]

Safari Henodus 2

Vault tales 53 Safari toob Henodus

Who makes it? Safari Ltd as part of their Prehistoric Sea Life Toob, item number 682404. It’s a set that I’ve previously talked about before. When did it come out? The toob was released in 2009 Still available? I still thought it was…even though it was discussed by me before! I think I’m in denial. […]

Collecta mini deinothere 1

Vault tales 51 CollectA Deinotherium (mini)

Who makes it? CollectA, as part of their Prehistoric Mammal mini box set, item number 89A1100 When did it come out? 2019 Still available? It hasn’t been out for a year yet…it had better be! (It is) Somehow, for such a small figure, it can still appear large! Where can it be found in my […]

Obscurus Mystrios 2

Vault tales 47 Obscurus Mystriosuchus

Who makes it? Brandon DeMoss sculpted it as part of his Obscurus line. Not only have I had his figures available in store, he also sculpts the fish for my FaunaFiguresFishes line! When did it come out? I can’t recall exactly–possibly around 2010? I had them in my store in 2014 or so. Here is […]

Kaiyodo DT Smilo skull 1

Vault tales Dinotales 42 Series 2 Smilodon Skull

Who makes it? Kaiyodo Dinotales, Series 2. Number 48 (the series were numbered continuously–this skull would have been the 24th in the second series) When did it come out? Pretty close to 2000 One challenge of Dinotales skulls? Display. They don’t have bases or platforms. Many are flat bottomed but some, like ceratopsian frills or […]

Sch Raven 3

Vault tales 39 Schleich Raven

Who makes it? German company Schleich, part of their European Wildlife series. Item number 14241 When did it come out? The raven first came out in 2001. Here it is, the raven, preparing to coming knocking on your door… Still available? Quoth the Raven…nevermore. Since 2004. I am not sorry for that. Where can it […]

Bully Diatryma 4

Vault tales 37 Bullyand Predatory Ratite

Who makes it? This figure is from the glory days of Bullyland’s Stuttgart Museum Prehistoric Mammals line, item number 58356. It was originally released as Diatryma, but the re-release labelled it Gastornis. If knowing the exact species is important, this figure is probably G. gigantea. since it’s the best known Gastornis skeleton. And the biggest […]

Colorata Veloci 3

Vault tales 76 Colorata Cretaceous Dino Vol 1 Velociraptor

Who makes it? Colorata as part of their Dinosaurs Volume 1 Cretaceous box set, series number 970720. Number 03 in the collection When did it come out? I want to say around 2009 or 2010, maybe a little later. Colorata’s second take on Velociraptor. They didn’t change much from their first attempt. Still available? It […]

MKnight Knifefish 5

Vault tales 75 Monday Knight Productions Knifefish

Who makes them? They are current sold by a RPG miniatures company called Monday Knight Productions under the name ‘eel’ in their 25mm Aquatic animals line. Except, given the extended anal fin/no caudal-or-dorsal fin, and the overall shape, they’re more likely gymnotiform knifefish, not eels. My take on the pattern of a banded knifefish. The […]

Colorata Str Marlin 1

Vault tales 74 Colorata Striped Marlin

Who makes it? Colorata as part of their Saltwater Fishes box set–the original release (not the currently available version). Item 01 in the series, the box number is still 978399. When did it come out? I’ve had it since 2009, and I believe it was originally around then. Note the base–there are two visible extra […]

Iwako 1

Vault tales Run the Set 73 Iwako Prehistoric erasers

What is this? Well, it’s another Run the Set! This time, a selection of erasers from Japan by a company called Iwako. There is no way that I have all of them, but I do have a pretty interesting variety of species among them. What are these? As I said, they are erasers. Of some […]

Marx Sphenacodon 4

Vault tales 71 Marx Sphenacodon

Who makes it? This is a classic figure from Marx! When did it come out? I’m not really sure when this particular one came out, but it was produced from about 1955 to the 1970s. A classic monochrome plastic figure! Still available? Not the original figures, but I think it sometimes gets recast (officially or […]

3D YF Toadfish 2

Vault tales 70 3D Printed Yellowfin Toadfish

HAPPY NEW YEAR! First off, I’d like to thank anyone that reads these for sticking with me into a new year! So let’s open it with a fish. Of course. Who makes it? A friend through a collecting forum made the file for me–and it was printed at the university where I work! Then I […]

Tedco Arsinoitherium 3

Vault tales 69 COG Prehistoric Panorama Arsinoitherium

Who makes it? Sold by a company called Tedco, made by a company called COG Ltd, in their Dino Horizons line, as part of a series called Prehistoric Panorama…this Arsinoitherium was one of 6 mammals in the Prehistoric Mammals set (which was one of the 6 series made) When did it come out? These were […]

AK Sperm whale 2

Vault tales 67 Animal Kaiser Sperm Whale

Who makes it? Of the many properties that Bandai has had licensing deals with–it’s a figure made in conjunction with the Japanese game (card? video? both?) Animal Kaiser–part of the Bigger Beast Series 1, number 8. I think. Kind of like the Playmates Dinosaur King figures. When did it come out? I honestly don’t know. […]

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