Flying Peacock Spider Figurine by Bandai
M. lobatus (male)
From Bandai's October 2021 installment of the Diversity of Life on Earth line, comes the beautiful Flying Peacock Spider figurines! These are based on Peacock spiders native to Australia, of which over 80 species exist! Figures in the Peacock Spider line are known for their intricate design, multiple points of articulation, and for their striking posed positions. While technically toys, these figures are more for display or instruction than for play. The peacock spider set features five figures, including a male masked peacock spider (M. personatus), male coastal peacock spider (M. speciosus), male lobed peacock spider (M. lobatus), and a male and female of M. volans.
*This listing is for the M. lobatus male figure.
You will receive a new, unopened spider figure in factory sealed plastic from Bandai. They come with a paper from Bandai - written in Japanese.
Only a limited number of these toys were produced and they were all pre-sold to distributors prior to being made. All the figurines are only released in Japan and can be difficult to find, individual figures could not be purchased by consumers as they were originally sold for use in gashapon machines, and collectors had to rely on luck of the draw (or drop in the case of gashapon). While suitable for education, these figures are intended as collectibles for adults. The figures require a small amount of assembly before they are ready for display.
Type: Flying Peacock Spider : M. lobatus (male)
Approx. Scale: 16:1
Country of Release: Japan
Additional figures not included. Shown for reference purposes only.