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4489 Research Boat with Sperm Whale
« on: May 08, 2008, 19:21:36 »
Hi Playmofriends,

here comes the review from the Sperm Whale !!

A great Whale !!

The Length are 34 cm !!

Enjoy the pics.

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« Last Edit: May 08, 2008, 19:35:55 by Customizer »
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Re: 4489 Research Boat with Sperm Whale
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2008, 19:22:20 »
and ACTION !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  ;D

First picture: boady full with water.

Second pic :  boady empty !!

ENJOY !

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Re: 4489 Research Boat with Sperm Whale
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2008, 19:32:50 »
and..............

YES HES HUNGRY AND HE CAN EAT 7 PIRATES !!

ENJOY !!!   :lol:

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Re: 4489 Research Boat with Sperm Whale
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2008, 21:02:07 »
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and..............

YES HES HUNGRY AND HE CAN EAT 7 PIRATES !!



So it can be used as a "take-along pirates set" as well!

 

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Re: 4489 Research Boat with Sperm Whale
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2008, 00:25:53 »
That's a massive model whale at about 7.65 metres scaled up, although in real life it a sperm whale that size would only be about half grown.
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Re: 4489 Research Boat with Sperm Whale
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2008, 04:13:28 »


Thanks, Andi ...  :wow:

GREAT REVIEW !!!

That's a massive model whale at about 7.65 metres scaled up, although in real life it a sperm whale that size would only be about half grown.

Regarding scale, it seems that we both came to about the same conclusion, Gordon.

34cm equals about 13.38 inches;
(Playmobil scale is the same as LGB 22.5:1)

22.5 x 13.38 = almost exactly 25 feet.

Sperm whales grow to 60 feet (however, there have been larger ones).

So this "little" fellow is less than half grown (just as you said, Gordon)!

Wonderful addition to the Playmobil line!

Thanks again, Andi ...

All the best,
Richard



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Re: 4489 Research Boat with Sperm Whale
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2008, 04:45:03 »



Hello, KT ...  :wave:



So it can be used as a "take-along pirates set" as well!



Your clever comment made me laugh ...  :lol:

Thanks,
Richard


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Re: 4489 Research Boat with Sperm Whale
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2008, 15:07:41 »
great review, Customizer!!

The whale seems to have two separated moieties, right and left, and just one nostril in one of the sides.

The real sperm whale has a most slender, shaft-like lower jaw. The Playmobil sperm whale is in this respect most similar to the wide-jawed Disney's Pinocchio (1940) whale, which is however better to play as it can swallow the pirates, given its reduced relative size noted by Playmofire and Richard.

It could be good to customize a pirate ship as a whaler (there would be minor adjustments, using more cold weather clothes in the clickies, and putting harpoons on the cannons -for this I would choose the Roman ballistae big darts). Whalers may fight the cachalot and pirates may assault the whalers (as far as I know, sperm whales are only aggresive against men when attacked).

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Re: 4489 Research Boat with Sperm Whale
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2008, 03:05:42 »
thanks for the review andi.  :love:
i agree with pyrrhus - the lower jaw is totally wrong.  :'(
it should have been a lot slender and there should have existed little holes in the upper jaw where the lower teeth could fit (sperm whales only have teeth in the lower jaw).  :(
i must confess that this made me a little sad - i am a sperm whale fan(cachalote means sperm whale in portuguese) so i tend to be a little unforgiving about zoolical mistakes.  >:(
the picture of a poor stranded specimen shows what i mean.

they got the single-left-position nostrel right though.  :yup:
and the humps in its back also seem o.k.  :yup:

sperm-whales are beautiful creatures and quite shy and elusive, living between the surface and 3 km (2miles) deep where the pressure is incredible - 300 kg/cm2 (4000 pounds/square inch).
i have seen a lot of these animals in the atlantic slowly swimming near the surface although they all dived very quickly whenever i got into the water.
they are huge and no doubt this playmo-whale can only be a juvenile.
a real full-grown bull would be about 60 cm (25 inches) when scaled down to playmo-reality.
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Re: 4489 Research Boat with Sperm Whale
« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2008, 03:33:43 »

a real full-grown bull would be about 60 cm (25 inches) when scaled down to playmo-reality.


Somehow, in a way, the size of the boats may, not be accurate in scale, we could say ... In "Sawyer's Playmobil" blog, there's in there somewhere* a photo -- very well conceived, by the way ... -- of a long-boat being lifted up as though it was to be brought into the ship ... Well, in the actual ship, there's no room for a long-boat ... (This is even the reason why the picture concept is perfect: it deceives us, and makes us think that it's possible to do that with the playmobil ship we have ... :D )

The boat is maybe a bit smaller than an actual ship, in scale ... As well as the Roman galley is much smaller than an actual one, which would have plenty of people inside, rowing (...).

In a way, it makes sense that the whale should be made smaller as well. It's, on another hand, to be thought that, in what concerns scale, it's a baby whale ;)

The ultimate purpose of Playmobil is to be a toy, after all ... (...) ::)
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i have seen a lot of these animals in the atlantic slowly swimming near the surface although they all dived very quickly whenever i got into the water.
they are huge and no doubt this playmo-whale can only be a juvenile.


Have you actually seen them?! :o
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