My first Hybodus arrived without a dorsal spine--I just complained enough that they actually sent me another! They did ask for photos, etc. And just like the fin, it wasn't even in the bag (I have a friend that could have fixed it no problem, but if I don't have the part, there's not much to do).
Interestingly, I really considered getting the smooth hound, but when the prehistoric sharks were back in stock, the hound wasn't, so I went without.
You know that all these photos have been made to tantalize you ;D. Ehm, and me, too. Well, I just ordered more marine figures today... boomerang! Heck, and I didn't even buy this Papo Dolphin yet. Oh, no! Hopefully my local toy store still has them, I can't just order like 15 more figures just to get free shipping... no, wait... of course I can... ;D
Aaaah, I was waiting for this one. That's a lovely figure and beautifully displayed with the Takara Octopus! I received mine today as well (right now I'm taking the photographs) - your discussion about it brought me to the idea, so thanks for reminding me.
You know, I think it's safe to say that I'm just going to be gushing over every new figure you post here, so I ought to save myself the trouble of repeating my hyperboles. ;D And save you the tedium of seeing them too. ;D