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 208 Run the Set Yowies Lost Kingdom B

So I am doing another set, and this time it is the figures that I have from the Yowies Lost Kingdom B series. Released in the early 2000s, there were 30 models in total, I believe all based on fossil material subfossil material from Australia or New Zealand (just like series A). Unlike some ofContinue reading “Vault Tales 208 Run the Set Yowies Lost Kingdom B”

Vault Tales 199 Run the Set FameMaster 4D Puzzles Animals

I have visited with a few FameMaster 4D puzzles in past posts, but never a ‘set’ of them. There are various incarnations and releases of them, as well as different modes of selling them. Sometimes it’s in plastic eggs, sometimes in little boxes. Although the lines are kind of broad, they were usually out inContinue reading “Vault Tales 199 Run the Set FameMaster 4D Puzzles Animals”

Vault Tales 198 Run the Set Kaiyodo Takara ChocoQ Amazing Animals

It’s a Run the Set today, a few figures from one of the last Kaiyodo Choco animal series. In this case, it was a set called Amazing Animals, released with Takara in the rebranded ‘ChocoQ’ line. This occurred after Kaiyodo parted ways with Furuta in about 2003 (I think); from what I recall, Kaiyodo hadContinue reading “Vault Tales 198 Run the Set Kaiyodo Takara ChocoQ Amazing Animals”

Vault Tales 194 Run the Set Play Visions Sharks

Another Run the Set, but one that I have part of now. These are the figures I have from the Play Visions bulk bin Shark series. This was one of the many series that came out in the later 90s from Play Visions featuring some kind of unifying theme, often (more or less) taxonomic orContinue reading “Vault Tales 194 Run the Set Play Visions Sharks”