New 2014 Introductions from Collecta

Available in Late 2014 Three New Replicas from Collecta

Collecta are going to introduce a wonderful replica of a juvenile Tyrannosaurus rex, a T. rex with feathers.  Anthony Beeson, the designer of this figure has commented that he has given his baby Tyrannosaur plumage based on a woodland bird, thinking that these small and vulnerable predators would hide in forests to avoid larger carnivores.  The replica is a very accurate representation of the latest scientific interpretation of young Tyrannosaurs.

The model measures approximately ten centimetres in length.

Collecta 2014 Introducing a Feathered Tyrannosaurus rex Juvenile

A young T. rex

A young T. rex

Picture Credit: Collecta/Everything Dinosaur

Joining the T. rex juvenile model next year is this lovely replica of Gastonia (G. burgei), an armoured dinosaur believed to be closely related to Polacanthus.  This dinosaur has spikes, plates and a heavily armoured head, a contemporary of the fearsome Utahraptor, this armour would have come in very handy.

Gastonia – Armoured Dinosaur from Collecta

Gastonia model (Collecta).

Gastonia model (Collecta).

Picture Credit: Collecta/Everything Dinosaur

The model measures around fifteen centimetres in length and should work well in dioramas with the existing Collecta Utahraptor model.

To view Everything Dinosaur’s current range of Collecta models: Collecta Prehistoric Animal Models

Last but not least for the moment, comes a model of the bizarre-looking prehistoric mammal called Arsinoitherium.  Arsinoitherium was a distant relative of today’s elephants, fossils have been found in Asia, Oman and we have seen some examples discovered in Egypt.  Great to see a model of this hoofed herbivore added to the Collecta model range.

Arsinoitherium Model from Collecta

Prehistoric beast distantly related to modern elephants.

Prehistoric beast distantly related to modern elephants.

Picture Credit: Collecta/Everything Dinosaur

The Arsinoitherium prototype measures around twenty centimetres in length and based on the size of an adult, male Arsinoitherium being around 3.4 to 3.5 metres in length, we estimate that this figure will work well with Collecta’s other prehistoric mammal models in 1:20 scale.

Looks like Collecta are going to have a super 2014.  These models should be in stock late in 2014 perhaps mid Summer?

7 Responses to “New 2014 Introductions from Collecta”

  1. Concavenator says:

    Very awesome models there-But I have a question-Is the Arsinoitherium in deluxe size like the Deinotherium and Megacerops?Thanks.

    • Mike says:

      Based on the prototype and its measurements we have suggested that this will be roughly in 1:20 size. Not sure whether it will be classed in the “Deluxe” category as yet, but since the model is slightly smaller than the Megacerops and many Arsinotherium genera were slightly smaller than the Megacerops represented in the model, we have been happy to state the scale as 1:20

  2. Manuel Alejandro Gómez Ramos says:

    The juvenile tyrannosaurus rex and gastonia are formidable, but dealing with Mike Arsinoitherium want to ask you is greater than the arsinotheitherium Safari?

    • Mike says:

      Its all a matter of personal opinion as to the Arsinoitherium, the Safari Ltd replica came out a long time ago, with its wrinkled skin and pink ears it was quite popular, however, this piece is now rare and expensive to purchase. The Collecta Arsinoitherium has cleaner lines and a partial coat of bristly hairs which is a nice touch. It does not really matter to us, its down to the individual to choose a favourite should they wish to do so. It is pleasing to see a model of this genus coming out though.

      • Manuel Alejandro Gómez Ramos says:

        Mike creo que no has entendido lo que te he comentado pero he utilizado el Traductor de Internet por eso te lo hago saber en mi lengua nativa. El Arsinotherium Collecta es un primor, y mejora con creces al de Safari (que por cierto lo tengo) pero la pregunta era si va a ser más grande en cuanto a centímetros que el milimétrico Arsinoitherium de Safari. Sólo es eso. Yo estoy muy contento con las figuras de Collecta de este año con todas y más aún yo creo que ya están y es la verdad en la primerísima línea del mercado del dinosaurio de juguete e incluso están quitando el podio a empresas que eran de las primeras. Mis felicitaciones a Anthony Besson y como repito ha sido un error en la traducción de mis palabras. Por eso se lo hago saber en español el Arsinoitherium de este año es con diferencia el mejor del mercado de juguete hoy por hoy.

      • Manuel Alejandro Gómez Ramos says:

        Mike I think you misunderstood what I said but you have used the Online translator but we do know in my native language. The Arsinotherium Collecta is a beauty, and the improvement of more than Safari (which by the way I got it) but the question was whether to be larger in terms of centimeters millimeter Arsinoitherium Safari. It’s just that. I am very happy with Collecta figures this year with all and even more I think they are now and the truth is in the first line of the dinosaur toy market and are even removing the podium to companies that were among the first. Congratulations to Anthony Besson and as I say it was a mistake in the translation of my words. So I let him know in Spanish the Arsinoitherium this year is by far the best toy market today.

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