Vault tales 174 – Clades – Eryopiformes

We’re back and with another ‘Clades’ post. This time, it will be a paraphyletic one, ‘Eryopiformes’. This is a crown group of the Temnospondyls, and as the name implies, it consists of the famous big ‘amphibian’ Eryops, but also the rest of the ‘Stereospondyls’–and this group may also include the Gymnophiona, the modern caecillians! AsContinue reading “Vault tales 174 – Clades – Eryopiformes”

Vault Tales 166 ToyTrio Huayangosaurus, Cave Bear, Thylacine

Today we will look at three very different figures, all of extinct animals. After that…they’re all completely different from each other. Even a variety of materials! Kaiyodo Lawson Dinotales Series 7 Huayangosaurus Our first figure today is from the last Kaiyodo Dinotales series, series 7, released as a Lawson series. As with the fifth andContinue reading “Vault Tales 166 ToyTrio Huayangosaurus, Cave Bear, Thylacine”

Vault Tales 159 ToyTrio Achaeon, Ladybug, Placerias

We’ve got a wide assortment of figures here–representing ‘tiny’ in different ways! Some figures are tiny, some figures represent the super tiny, and some figures represent tiny animals fairly closely. It also mean tiny sections…not much to say about little figures sometimes! Yujin NHK Miracle Planet Archaeon First off, representing the tiniest life forms possibleContinue reading “Vault Tales 159 ToyTrio Achaeon, Ladybug, Placerias”

Vault Tales 119 Kinto/Favorite Pewter Plesiosaurus

For today we’re going to look at one of those odd ones in my collection–a well known company in an unusual style. As the photos give it away, it is a special release pewter version of their Plesiosaurus, but not the one familiar now. For many recent collectors (last 15 years or so) the companyContinue reading “Vault Tales 119 Kinto/Favorite Pewter Plesiosaurus”

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. When did it come out? I honestly have no clue.Continue reading “Vault tales 75 Monday Knight Productions Knifefish”