Vault Tales 209 FigureFrenzy Deinotherium, Neanderthal, Andrewsarchus, Chasmaporthetes

Oooh! Prehistoric mammal FigureFrenzy today! And quite the range of figures and companies while we’re at it! Let’s see! Starlux Deinotherium Our first figure is the elephant-like Deinotherium Starlux, released in 1973 with the item number FS40044. It was probably the first decent representative figure of the genus, and some of that is pretty clear.Continue reading “Vault Tales 209 FigureFrenzy Deinotherium, Neanderthal, Andrewsarchus, Chasmaporthetes”

Vault Tales 207 FigureFrenzy Hyena, Dodo, Cynognathus, African wild dog, Arsinoitherium

So here’s a random assortment of mostly mammals (and adjacent) figures. And one extinct bird, just to mix it up. Most of them are pretty good too! Schleich Spotted hyena (2015 release) Let’s start with a figure that represents one of my favorite animals (mammal edition), a Spotted hyena which, yes, I’ve covered a fewContinue reading “Vault Tales 207 FigureFrenzy Hyena, Dodo, Cynognathus, African wild dog, Arsinoitherium”

Vault Tales 182 FigureFrenzy Hyena, Spinosaurus, Polar bear, Sea turtles, Sasquatch

So I decided to change things up a little, as mentioned at the end of my last post. It felt like it would be more fun to do more figures, with shorter discussions. Unless, of course, it warrants more discussion. So I’m labelling these FigureFrenzies! Lots of fun stuff (I hope). Let’s do this! PaniniContinue reading “Vault Tales 182 FigureFrenzy Hyena, Spinosaurus, Polar bear, Sea turtles, Sasquatch”

Vault Tales 3 Bandai Spotted Hyena standing

Who makes it? Bandai, as part of a World Natural Animals capsule series of African animals. Most were paired mother & young, or a family trio. The hyena set is two adults; the pictured one is the standing adult (the other one is sitting in a decidedly not-hyena like pose). They don’t give product numbersContinue reading “Vault Tales 3 Bandai Spotted Hyena standing”

Vault Tales 2 Schleich Spotted Hyena 2005

Who makes it? Schleich, as part of their African animals back when they were a larger part of my collection, if not my outright main company. This version lightened up the paint job to more brown than orange. It was released using product number 14347. When did it come out? Many years ago‚Ķmany! Around 2005Continue reading “Vault Tales 2 Schleich Spotted Hyena 2005”