28 November 2011
Kaiyodo Supersaurus figure
Digging out one of the older display items I have from the shelf, and it's one of the more unusual ones - a Supersaurus dinosaur figure from Kaiyodo. :o
This Kaiyodo Supersaurus miniture is a limited figure from "The Gigantic Dinosaur Expo 2006" that was held from 15th July to 10th September 2006 in Makuhari Messe. During my Tokyo trip with my family in 2006 Makuhari was one of the few places that we have visited, and while I'm not big into shopping there I noticed big posters promoting this dinosaur event. Since I was a fan of dinosaurs during childhood I thought it won't hurt to give this event a peek. The venue was huge; you can say it's like a whole museum being put on a temporary exhibition!
After going through the whole exhibition, I came upon the gift shop section near the exit. As the supersaurus was the one of the main features of the event I thought I would buy a small miniature of it. Although this is a non-scale figure I'm a fan of things in small sizes with fine details, so it fits my taste pretty well there~
View from the right
View from the left
Head and neck
Torso and base
Clear parts can been seen on the main body along with the neck and front end of the tail where the bones are painted on top of. It makes sense for it to adopt this since the figure is very small.
Viewing from front, with the focus mainly on the head itself
View from the back
Supersaurus with HGUC 1/144 Zaku F2. According to the data the Supersaurus is approximately 33m long, so the two are not in the same scale (the Zaku is about 12.5cm tall); the dinosaur would have to be bigger in order for the two to match.
A random last shot of the Supersaurus with some 1/144 scale German soldiers (I don't have civillians of similar sizes). The two are not in the same scale, but I can always treat it as some similar sauropods in this particular case. Tried to make it seem more mystifying with a quick omni lighting effecto on the Photoshop ^^;
I didn't realise that I have this figure for 5 years already, and that was before I got into bishoujo figures too. Time really flies. :o
For something that is this small with bones that are mere millimetres thick in this size, the level of details on the ribs and vertebrae are really well done, not at least to say the paintwork in order to make it seem like cast bones as seen in museums.
Although I have lost the photos that I have taken in the exhibition, at least I have this to remember the event by. It's also something I can remember my childhood love for dinosaurs back then ^^