Vault Tales 223 Run the Set Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Excavation Dinosaurs of Japan

So, we revisit Kaiyodo capsule figures once again. This time they are not truly Dinotales but are obviously the heirs to that wonderful and sorely missed line. This is part of the newer type of Kaiyodo figure, the CapsuleQ gashapon figures. And they’re pretty great–five figures based on fossil animals found in Japan; or atContinue reading “Vault Tales 223 Run the Set Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Excavation Dinosaurs of Japan”

Vault Tales 218 Shapeways 1:20 Champsosaurus

So today is going to be a bit of a set, and at the same time a review of a single figure. Because it’s only available that way (like getting multiple copies of the same figure, maybe in different poses…like this Eryops) . But this time, it’s a variety of Champsosaurus from Shapeways, at 1:20Continue reading “Vault Tales 218 Shapeways 1:20 Champsosaurus”

Vault Tales 217 Run the Set Lido Nabisco Prehistoric Mammals

Today is a more classic vintage set–a series of plastic prehistoric mammals! Featuring some very, very unusual species (and a few expected familiar ones). As was kind of common in the 1950s and 1960s, these were giveaways with Nabisco cereals. Sets of monochromatic animal figures of various themes and sources were not uncommon (Marx andContinue reading “Vault Tales 217 Run the Set Lido Nabisco Prehistoric Mammals”

Vault Tales 216 Run the Set Wild Republic Bouncy Ball Sharks

So weird set today–and proof that amazing figures and sets can come from very, very dumb places. I am sure that most people are familiar with Wild Republic–their merch is ubiquitous in shops at zoos, aquariums, museums and science centres…and has also infiltrated regular toy shops and ‘impulse’ toy sections in other stores. These days,Continue reading “Vault Tales 216 Run the Set Wild Republic Bouncy Ball Sharks”

Vault Tales 206 Run the Set OUMCRAFT ‘Life’ Game figures part 2

Only a couple days ago, I wrote about the first Oumcraft models I received in conjunction with my Life game from Kickstarter. Those ones focused on the Silurian and Devonian figures, including a number of acanthodians, conodonts, agnathans and early vertebrates. This time around, I will show the figures from the Devonian stage of theContinue reading “Vault Tales 206 Run the Set OUMCRAFT ‘Life’ Game figures part 2”