Schleich World of History Giganotosaurus (orange) Review

A Review of the Schleich World of History Giganotosaurus (Orange)

Schleich have added another meat-eating dinosaur model to their World of History collection.  It is a Giganotosaurus (the name means Giant Southern Lizard), the most colourful of all the Giganotosaurus replicas that this German manufacturer have made.  This Schleich dinosaur model is referred to as Giganotosaurus (orange), helping to distinguish it from earlier versions of this dinosaur made by Schleich.  The name is very appropriate as it has a most striking orange colouration running down the side of the neck, the flanks and along the base of the broad, powerful tail.

The New for 2015 Schleich Giganotosaurus (orange)

Giant Southern Lizard.

Giant Southern Lizard.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

The picture above shows just how colourful this Schleich dinosaur model actually is.  The bright orange paintwork sets off the dark blue of the spine and the green band that runs from the top of the snout down to the end of the tail.  There is also a row of bony scales that resemble small horns running down the body.  All the models are hand-painted and when pictured using a flash, the colours really do stand out.  There might be a little variation in each model, after all, they are hand-painted but the underlying sculpt provides an excellent base with much to be admired.  Of particular note are the carefully depicted large scales on the broad feet and the detailing of the skull.  This model, like the majority of Schleich meat-eating dinosaur models has an articulated jaw.

The Schleich Giganotosaurus (orange) has an Articulated Jaw

With an articulated jaw.

With an articulated jaw.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

The pose is most unusual.  The tail is bent round and provides support for the model, this permits the left hind foot to be slightly raised off the ground giving this Schleich dinosaur replica quite a unique look.  Credit to the design team at Schleich for coming up with this.

The Schleich Giganotosaurus (orange) is Beautifully Balanced

With articulated jaw and beautifully balanced.

With articulated jaw and beautifully balanced.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

One small drawback of the pose is that when you measure the model it is around twenty-four centimetres in length, but once that curved tail is taken into account its true length is nearly thirty-two centimetres, making this Schleich dinosaur model quite a sizeable beast.  Fitting really when you consider that Giganotosaurus was one of the largest and heaviest terrestrial carnivores known to science.

The head height is around seventeen centimetres allowing this dinosaur to be a match for the two Tyrannosaur models introduced by Schleich into their World of History range.  The Schleich Giganotosaurus reflects a trend from the company to introduce more colourful and bright prehistoric animal figures.  Although there is much to be admired with this latest addition, it is aimed broadly at young dinosaur fans.  Certainly, the model will stand up well to robust, creative play.

 To view the complete range of large Schleich dinosaur and prehistoric animal models: Schleich World of History Prehistoric Animal Models

With Schleich having produced three large Giganotosaurus models within the last five years, there is an interesting debate taking place as to which is people’s favourite.

Schleich Giganotosaurus – Which One is Your Favourite?

Which one is your favourite?

Which one is your favourite?

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

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