Category: Everything Dinosaur News and Updates

Everything Dinosaur – Battat Terra Dinosaurs

Battat Terra Dinosaurs Added to the Range

Everything Dinosaur is delighted to announce that the Battat Terra dinosaurs model range is being added to the UK-based company’s inventory.  All twelve of the prehistoric animal models, including the discontinued therizinosaurid, Nanshiungosaurus (pronounced Nan-she-ung-oh-sore-us) are going to be stocked by Everything Dinosaur.  The models are due to arrive early next week and we expect them to be on line and available for sale in about 72 hours.

If you would like to reserve one of these excellent models, of if you would like more information, drop us a line: Email Everything Dinosaur

Battat Terra Dinosaurs – Added to the Everything Dinosaur Model Range

Available on line from Everything Dinosaur in early May 2016.

Available on line from Everything Dinosaur in early May 2016.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Everything Dinosaur Honours Dan LoRusso

The figures sculpted by Dan LoRusso for the Terra product line are re-painted versions of replicas originally designed for the Museum of Science (Boston).  Everything Dinosaur is proud to add the Battat Terra dinosaurs to its, already extensive model range, a fitting tribute to highly respected Dan LoRusso, who sadly passed away last year.

The Battat Terra Carnotaurus Dinosaur Model

The Battat Terra Carnotaurus dinosaur model.

The Battat Terra Carnotaurus dinosaur model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

The picture above shows the splendid Carnotaurus (C. sastrei) replica, which is one of six Theropod dinosaurs to feature in this twelve model series.  Everything Dinosaur will offer all twelve models for sale plus, for a limited time, the complete set of all twelve replicas will be available to buy in a single purchase and at a very special introductory price.

Commenting on the addition of the Battat Terra dinosaurs to Everything Dinosaur’s extensive portfolio of prehistoric animal figures, a spokesperson for the UK company stated:

“It is great to see all twelve of the first wave of the Battat Terra dinosaurs added to our model range.  The shipment is due to arrive in the next couple of days and then they will be available on the company website.  These models are ideal for collectors and dinosaur fans and we are delighted to announce that a number of the Battat Terra replicas will be exclusive to Everything Dinosaur.”

Battat Terra Dinosaurs – A Wonderful Model Range

The Battat Terra series features a mix of different types of dinosaur.  Very well-known dinosaurs such as Tyrannosaurus rex, Stegosaurus, Pachyrhinosaurus and Parasaurolophus are included along with some of the more unusual members of the Dinosauria such as the armoured dinosaur Euoplocephalus, Dacentrurus, Cryolophosaurus and Amargasaurus.  Naturally, as with all the named prehistoric animal figures sold by Everything Dinosaur, each replica will be supplied with its own fact sheet which will tell customers about the dinosaur, when it lived, what it ate and so forth.

Battat Terra Dinosaur Models Available from Everything Dinosaur

The excellent Battat Terra dinosaur models.

The excellent Battat Terra dinosaur models.

Picture Credit: Battat

The picture above features a Battat Terra Pachyrhinosaurus, with a Dacentrurus model in the middle and the beautiful therizinosaurid Nanshiungosaurus on the left.  Lurking in the background is one of the meat-eaters in this model series – Cryolophosaurus.

No need to pre-order but if you would like to reserve one of these excellent models, of if you would like more information, simply: Email Everything Dinosaur

Everything Dinosaur and STEM Workshops

Everything Dinosaur and STEM Workshops

Now that the STEM directories are being run by such a prestigious scientific body as the Royal Institution, Everything Dinosaur team members have been giving the dinosaur and fossil themed workshops that feature in this national directory a bit of a spring clean.  STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths and the aim of the STEM members is to help to promote the teaching of these disciplines in schools.

Everything Dinosaur Offers a Variety of Dinosaur and Fossil Workshops for Schools

Dinosaur Detectives - one of the exciting school workshops offered by Everything Dinosaur.

Dinosaur Detectives – one of the exciting school workshops offered by Everything Dinosaur.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

There are a wide variety of both in-school and excursion activities listed, covering all aspects of scientific endeavour as well as engineering and mathematics.  Our team members have been giving our workshops their annual check up, making sure all that helpful information (and contact details) are up to date.

Take for example one of our workshops aimed at school children between the ages of 9 and 11 – “Dinosaur Detectives”, which gives Key Stage 2 and 3 students the opportunity to study a real set of dinosaur fossilised tracks preserved in sediments located in Utah (USA).

Outline of the Workshop

Become a dinosaur detective in this fun and interactive session that introduces the concept of working scientifically.  Learn what fossils can tell us about life in the past and explore a strange and mysterious set of fossilised tracks that lead you on a journey of discovery all about evolution.  Can you become a dinosaur detective and solve the mystery?

Typical Session Activities

•Fossil handling and exploration
•Learning about palaeontology and the sort of work undertaken by palaeontologists
•An introduction to evolution and how organisms change over time
•What fossils can tell us about prehistoric life
•Interpreting information and gathering evidence from fossils
•Exploring a set of Early Jurassic fossilised footprints (working scientifically)

Lots of Tactile Fossil Handling in the Workshops

Lots of fossil handling in the Everything Dinosaur workshop.

Lots of fossil handling in the Everything Dinosaur workshop.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Learning Outcomes

The workshop is designed to reinforce learning associated with KS2 elements of the science curriculum with a focus on evolution, inheritance, climate change, adaptation and extinction. This is an active session that involves extensive participation, collaborative learning and reinforces key learning concepts.  The workshop reinforces the concept of scientific working, exploring evidence and interpreting information to formulate theories.  Students and teachers benefit from the chance to meet and engage with professionals from a scientific background.

Additional Information

Exploring trace fossils with Everything Dinosaur

Subjects Covered: Mathematics, General Science

Running time: 1-4 hours approximately

Ages 5-7 years old, 7-11 years old (Key Stages one and two)

To contact Everything Dinosaur to request more information/quotation: Contact Everything Dinosaur Request a Quotation

Note: Costs vary depending on location of school

Everything Dinosaur Prepares for Easter

Everything Dinosaur’s “Egg-citing” Easter Activities

As team members prepare to conduct all their dinosaur themed teaching workshops this week, an “egg-citing” conclusion to lots of term topics in schools, we are also aware of a number of emails received over the weekend from anxious customers who have contacted us to enquire when they should make a purchase in order to ensure arrival in time for Easter.  Everything Dinosaur’s busy staff are working very hard to ensure that all orders placed over the weekend are packed and despatched today.  In addition, the vast majority of orders placed with Everything Dinosaur over the morning and during the early part of the afternoon will also be sent out today.

Everything Dinosaur Working Hard to Support our Customers

UK orders still being packed and despatched in time for the Easter holidays.

UK orders still being packed and despatched in time for the Easter holidays.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Naturally, for the majority of our overseas customers, it is now too  late to order items in time for the holidays.  However, for our UK customers, Everything Dinosaur team members are still packing and despatching UK orders in time for Easter delivery.  We advise that placing an order as early as possible really helps.  We monitor the website very carefully and we are quick to respond to customers, handling enquiries and dealing with any questions, all this helps us to have a very quick turnaround.  Our record from receipt of payment until receipt into the UK national mail network stands at forty minutes, that’s a very fast and efficient service!

We will continue to work during the rest of the week, ensuring that all orders received for toys and games from Everything Dinosaur are despatched as quickly as possible.

No Postal Deliveries or Courier Services on Friday 25th or Monday 28th March

UK customers are reminded that as Friday and Monday are national holidays (Bank Holidays), there are no Royal Mail postal deliveries.  Our couriers will also not be collecting or making deliveries on these two days.  We intend to operate a skeleton service over the holiday period, emails and the various websites will still be monitored and checked and staff are coming into the office on Sunday morning to ensure that our packing team don’t have too big a pile of parcels to pack when normal office hours are resumed on Tuesday 29th March.

Everything Dinosaur team members will also be checking the updates from Royal Mail and the various courier services we use, just to keep abreast of any changes in the potential speed of delivery due to disruption in the delivery network.

Yes, we are egg-cited about Easter, lots of fieldwork and other projects to do, but we remain committed to providing our customers with “egg-cellent” customer service!

Rebor 1:6 Scale Hatchling Velociraptors

Rebor 1:6 Scale Velociraptor Hatchlings

The latest offering from Rebor has arrived in our warehouse and for the time being Everything Dinosaur team members are in danger of being overwhelmed by a pack of baby Velociraptors.  Rebor has added a set of nine, beautifully painted, 1:6 scale hatching Velociraptors to their blossoming product portfolio.  All of the dinosaur figures have different paint schemes and fans of the Jurassic Park/Jurassic World franchise will, no doubt, be able to match a number of the figures to the various Velociraptor incarnations seen in movies.

In Stock at Everything Dinosaur the Rebor 1:6 Scale Hatchling Velociraptors

The Rebor Hatching Velociraptor set.

The Rebor Hatching Velociraptor set.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

We are not too sure what the collective noun for a group of Velociraptors is, perhaps a “savage of Velociraptors” might be appropriate.  Whatever the term, Rebor have taken care to produce nine differently hand-painted models.  Not only is the skin colouration different, but there is some variation in the eye colouration and in addition, some hand-painted replicas have a vertical slit for a pupil, whilst others have a rounded pupil.

One of the 1:6 Scale Hatching Velociraptors by Rebor

A Velociraptor Hatchling by Rebor.

A Velociraptor Hatchling by Rebor.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

To view the complete range or Rebor replicas including the new hatching Velociraptor figures: Rebor Replicas and Figures

Our chums at JurassicCollectables have produced a marvellous unboxing video which shows the models in all their glory.  In this short video review (around eight minutes in length), JurassicCollectables open a set of nine boxes in turn and provide a close up view of each replica.  At Everything Dinosaur, we have made the complete set of all nine figures available as a single purchase option, but collectors do have the opportunity to purchase models individually, should they wish to go down the mystery blind box purchase route.

A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur commented:

“The boxes are “blind”, this means that you can’t tell which Velociraptor model is inside until you actually open the box.  When sold individually, these Rebor 1:6 scale hatchling Velociraptors are a mystery blind box item.  We cannot guarantee which particular figure is in which box, we do appreciate that a number of model collectors do enjoy this aspect of collecting, never knowing quite which one of the set they are getting until the box is opened and all is revealed.”

The Unboxing Video Review by Jurassic Collectables

Video Credit: Jurassic Collectables

All of the models are depicted in the classic Velociraptor form, there are no feathers to be seen, just lots of careful attention to detail.  Each model comes with its own stand so that the hatching Velociraptor can be displayed.  We are confident these little figures will prove to be very popular and we look forward to receiving comments from customers as they go about identifying their brood.

Check out the YouTube channel of Jurassic Collectables here: JurassicCollectables on YouTube , don’t forget to subscribe to the JurassicCollectables channel.

Everything Dinosaur Newsletter March 1st

E-news from Everything Dinosaur

The latest e-news was sent out by Everything Dinosaur to its customer database and subscriber lists yesterday.  Call them “updates”, “shouts”, “bulletins” or whatever, we intend to send out a newsletter to our fans, customers and subscribers ever fourteen days.  So much is going on inside the company these days, a more frequent mailing might be more appropriate, but for the time being we will limit our mail shots to one every two weeks.   After all, we always respond to customer requests, emails and letters, so we are always doing our best to keep everyone up to date with developments.

Our newsletters are being rolled out in response to increasing requests from customers and dinosaur fans in general to be kept informed regarding new models and other product developments at Everything Dinosaur.  The newsletter for March 1st featured information on the new for 2016 Safari Ltd dinosaur models, last minute support for grown-ups as they prepare for World Book Day, plus news of an exciting feathered dinosaur exhibition coming to the UK next year.

The March 1st “E-zine” from Everything Dinosaur

Keeping dinosaur and fossil fans up to date.

Keeping dinosaur and fossil fans up to date.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Feathered Dinosaurs, Notebooks and Glyptodonts

The newsletter also featured details about a super dinosaur notebook that has been added to our “back to school” range of products.  This is bound to get young dinosaur fans roaring with excitement.  It is great for school and it will, no doubt, encourage junior palaeontologists with their handwriting.  Details on the feathered dinosaur exhibition is provided along with news of prehistoric mammal model re-issues, (that Glyptodont, the Wild Safari Prehistoric World Doedicurus, for example).

It’s not just dinosaurs at Everything Dinosaur, we stock prehistoric mammals too: Prehistoric Mammals

Like all of Everything Dinosaur’s commercial activities, subscribers to our newsletter have to opt in to receive the information.   The customer database is very well maintained and team members dedicate quite a considerable portion of their time to ensuring the data provided by customers is secure and up to date.

If readers of this blog would like to subscribe, then you have to give us your permission, this can be done by contacting Everything Dinosaur by email: Contact Everything Dinosaur

If you send us an email requesting to be added to our e-news database, then we shall add you to our subscriber list.  It would be helpful if you provided us with your name and surname this will enable our team members to personalise the correspondence.

Everything Dinosaur and JurassicCollectables

Readers of our newsletter were also informed about Everything Dinosaur’s working relationship with the video makers JurassicCollectables.  A partnership which will provide  our customers and fans with access to the amazing JurassicCollectables video portfolio, via our own social media channels.

New for 2016 Wild Safari Prehistoric World Models Take Centre Stage in the March 1st Newsletter

New dinosaur models for 2016.

New dinosaur models for 2016.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Our next newsletter is due out in the middle of March and we are also planning our Easter edition (end March).

If blog readers would like to subscribe, then all you have to do is to drop us an email: Contact Everything Dinosaur

Wild Safari Prehistoric Mammals

Welcoming Back Old Friends (Prehistoric Mammal Models)

Those clever people at Safari Ltd have re-introduced a number of prehistoric mammal models into their Wild Safari Prehistoric World model range.  The models, had previously been retired but with the demise of the Carnegie Collectibles collection and the stopping of production of these scale models, Safari Ltd have decided to make available once again four mammals, namely: Amebelodon, the Giant Ground Sloth (Megatherium), the baby Woolly Mammoth and Doedicurus (a Glyptodont).

Welcoming Back Old Friends – Prehistoric Mammal Models 

Wild Safari Prehistoric World mammals.

Wild Safari Prehistoric World mammals.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

The hand-painted Glyptodont arrived in stock at Everything Dinosaur around Christmas time, the Doedicurus model has now been joined in our warehouse by the other three re-introduced prehistoric mammal models.  Although the sculpts are the same, the paint work on the models is slightly different.  This is most notable on the Doedicurus and the Amebelodon figures.  The Doedicurus has a little more silver paint on the toes and dermal armour (osteoderms and scutes), than the earlier version of this South American giant which has been identified as an extinct member of the armadillo family.

To read a recent article from Everything Dinosaur that explains the research into Glyptodont ancestry: Doedicurus DNA Solves Puzzle Over Glyptodont Ancestry

Updating the Wild Safari Prehistoric World Amebelodon

The new version of the Amebelodon is quite a lot different from the original Wild Safari Prehistoric World Amebelodon replica.

Everything Dinosaur customer and keen prehistoric animal model collector Mr R. Chan, explained:

“There are two versions, the retired version and the 2016 version.  The retired one has painted toes and tail hair, a grey paint job and some weathering on the tusks.  The newer version, has a more brownish colouration and has no paint on the toes or tail hair.”

Our thanks to Mr Chan for providing such a helpful explanation.

The New for 2016 Wild Safari Prehistoric World Amebelodon Model

Wild Safari Prehistoric World Amebelodon (2016)

Wild Safari Prehistoric World Amebelodon (2016)

Picture Credit: Safari Ltd

To view Everything Dinosaur’s range of Wild Safari Prehistoric World models and the remaining stocks of the Carnegie Collectibles range of scale prehistoric animal models, click this link: Wild Safari Prehistoric World Models and Carnegie Collectibles

Everything Dinosaur Teams Up with JurassicCollectables

JurassicCollectables and Everything Dinosaur

One of the most exciting things about collecting dinosaur models is being able to swap views and feedback on the figures.  One of the best places out there to do this on the whole of the “world wide web” is the YouTube channel of JurassicCollectables.  How appropriate then, on the night of the Academy Awards (the Oscars), for Everything Dinosaur to announce that the UK-based mail order company has teamed up with the super talented film makers at JurassicCollectables!

Jurassic Collectables have operated a YouTube channel for the best part of seven years.  With over 46,000 subscribers and some 30.5 million views, this has certainly become the go to place for collectors and dinosaur fans to catch up on the latest prehistoric animal model introductions.  Take for example, the review of the new for 2016 Schleich Dilophosaurus model, one of the latest additions to our own Schleich product portfolio.  Great lighting, enables this replica to be shown off in all its glory and we love the attention to detail that the video reviewer shows, just like the attention to detail shown in the actual skin texture on the Dilophosaurus itself.

To View the “First Giants” Schleich Dilophosaurus Video Review

Video Credit: JurassicCollectables

Check out the YouTube channel here: JurassicCollectables on YouTube

Everything Dinosaur and JurassicCollectables

Commenting on the partnership with Everything Dinosaur, all round good guy JC commented:

“Jurassic Collectables YouTube channel is an on line video archive for all things Jurassic Park and Dinosaurs.  In the early 1990’s there was a palpable fascination with Dinosaurs that was realised through Spielberg’s ground breaking film.  Through a lens of Jurassic-nostalgia, the aim of the channel is to provide a friendly in depth look at all dinosaur products.  This is why Jurassic Collectables is honoured to be partnered with Everything Dinosaur, an on line store they regularly call upon for the latest in Dinosaur figurines and merchandise.”

Now that’s an accolade for the hard-working team members at Everything Dinosaur, perhaps it’s time for us to take a curtain call!

To view Everything Dinosaur’s on line store: Everything Dinosaur

Explaining the association between JurassicCollectables and Everything Dinosaur, a spokesperson for the company stated:

“Here at Everything Dinosaur, we really enjoy watching the amazing videos that JurassicCollectables produce.  We have been admirers for a long time and it is terrific to see such a dedicated channel.  We wholeheartedly endorse what they do and we recommend, if you have not done so already, subscribing.”

Tonight, Hollywood might be abuzz with the Dolby Theatre hosting the 88th Academy Awards but check out the JurassicCollectables YouTube channel for some super dinosaur themed videos.  An Oscar for best picture perhaps?

Dodos and Dinosaurs

New Cute Dodo Soft Toy Available from Everything Dinosaur

Everything Dinosaur has added a cute and very cuddly Dodo soft toy to the company’s soft toy range.  Although not a dinosaur in the strictest sense, (would you believe an avian-dinosaur)?  The Dodo soft toy is a very welcome addition to the range of dinosaur and prehistoric animal soft toys.

A Soft Toy Dodo from Everything Dinosaur

Dodo soft toy.

Dodo soft toy.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

With its shiny black eyes, bright yellow beak and little wings, this soft toy Dodo is suitable for children from three years of age.  Even extinct animals need love to!  The soft toy Dodo stands an impressive thirty centimetres tall and it is made from very soft material indeed, one might even say that this is a super-soft, soft toy.

To view Everything Dinosaur’s range of prehistoric animal and dinosaur soft toys: Soft Toy Dinosaurs and Other Soft Toys

Getting to Grips with a Giant Pigeon

The Dodo, scientific name Raphus cucullatus was a member of the pigeon family.  Growing to the size of a turkey, it was the largest type of pigeon known.  Based on contemporary descriptions and notes from scientists who had the opportunity to study this bird before its extinction, the Dodo is described as being chubby with a rounded body covered in grey coloured feathers.  The head and beak were naked of feathers, the bill was large and the mouth could open surprisingly wide.  The legs and feet were yellow and this bird moved rather slowly and clumsily.  Contemporary reports suggest that this bird gave a loud squawk when alarmed.

Sadly, as any budding young palaeontologist will tell you, within a century or so of its discovery by Dutch sailors on the island of Mauritius, the Dodo was extinct.  The reason for its demise remains uncertain.  It had been thought that visitors to Mauritius had killed the bird for food, but there are numerous accounts of the bird’s flesh tasting “oily” and being very unpalatable.   More likely, rats, pigs and cats introduced to the island by European settlers devastated the Dodo population by destroying nests and eating young birds and eggs.

In 1693, the French explorer and naturalist Francois Legaut visited the last known refuge of the Dodo on the East Indian island.  He found no trace of Dodos.  This comical-looking bird has become a symbol for extinction, hence the phrase “as dead as a dodo”.  The Dodo had died out in less than one hundred years after mankind encountered it.

We hope you like our Dodo soft toy, it is rather lovable!

A Dodo Soft Toy Sitting on a Nest on Mauritius

A soft toy Dodo sitting on a nest.

A soft toy Dodo sitting on a nest.

Preparing for the New CollectA Models

Preparing for the New CollectA Models – Metriacanthosaurus et al

Team members at Everything Dinosaur are busy preparing for the arrival of the next set of new CollectA prehistoric animal models.  The new for 2016 replicas are due to arrive at the end of March, or possibly the first week of April.  We are expecting a number of new models, including the splendid Metriacanthosaurus (M. parkeri) model.

Everything Dinosaur (CollectA Metriacanthosaurus)

"Parker's moderately spined lizard"

“Parker’s moderately spined lizard”

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Metriacanthosaurus, pronounced met-tree-ah-can-tho-sore-us, is known from a single, fragmentary skeleton excavated from a site approximately one and a half miles north of the Dorset town of Weymouth (Jurassic Coast of southern England).  The holotype material is currently stored in the Oxford Museum of Natural History and team members at Everything Dinosaur have been researching and writing a fact sheet on this English prehistoric animal.  The exact locality of the fossil remains is debated, however, most palaeontologists assert that the fossils, which include two thigh bones, come from the clays located at Jordan Cliffs.  What is not debated, is the age of the material as one of the dorsal vertebrae associated with the specimen had the fossilised remains of an oyster attached to it (Gryphaea).  The species is diagnostic of the uppermost layer of the Oxford Clay Formation (Early Oxfordian faunal stage of the Jurassic).  The Gryphaea species associated with the fossilised remains of Metriacanthosaurus is Gryphaea dilatata.

Everything Dinosaur’s Scale Drawing Ready for the Fact Sheet

A scale drawing of the Theropod dinosaur Metriacanthosaurus.

A scale drawing of the Theropod dinosaur Metriacanthosaurus.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

To view the CollectA prehistoric animal range available from Everything Dinosaur: CollectA Prehistoric Animal Models

As far as we at Everything Dinosaur are aware, Metriacanthosaurus is the only Theropod currently recognised from the upper Oxford Clay Formation.  The name translates as “Parker’s moderately-spined lizard”, as the dorsal vertebrae possess relatively tall neural spines.  The species name honours the English 19th Century anatomist and zoologist William Kitchen Parker who has been credited with the original fossil discovery.  Its classification within the Theropoda remains uncertain.

Megalosaurus parkeri

When originally named by the German palaeontologist Friedrich von Huene in 1923, it was called Megalosaurus parkeri.  However, in the late 1920’s and early 1930’s many German scientists were being heavily influenced by the work on North African dinosaurs by Ernst Stromer von Reichenbach.  The tall neural spines were reminiscent of the much more prominent spines found on the dorsal vertebrae of Spinosaurus (S. aegyptiacus), a dinosaur named by Stromer in 1915, whose fossils were being continuously studied.  No other member of the Megalosauridae had such large neural spines and so the genus assignment was questioned.  It was suggested that this English dinosaur should be associated with the spinosaurids.  In 1932, von Huene concluded that it should be placed within the genus Altispinax, which was known from Germany.  The problem was the fossil material from Weymouth represented an animal that lived at least 25 million  years before Altispinax.

It was not until the 1960’s that a separate genus – Metriacanthosaurus was erected (Alick Walker, 1964), more recent studies have attempted to place this dinosaur more accurately within the phylogeny of the Theropoda.  Metriacanthosaurus has been placed within the sinraptorid clade.  If Metriacanthosaurus was a member of the Sinraptoridae family, then it would the first European member of this mostly Asian family of meat-eating dinosaurs to have been described.  The lack of cranial material makes positive identification at the taxonomic level difficult, the fossil material ascribed to this dinosaur consists of elements of the pelvis (a partial right ilium), vertebrae and elements of the hind limbs but the bones are severely cracked and distorted.

Prehistoric Mammal Models to Make Welcome Return

Wild Safari Prehistoric World

Many dinosaur fans and model collectors have been emailing Everything Dinosaur expressing their excitement about the new dinosaur models coming out this year from Safari Ltd.  The Iguanodon, Carcharodontosaurus and the Masiakasaurus models are replicas that we too, are looking forward to getting in stock.  However, it is worth remembering that in addition to the new models, Safari Ltd will be bringing back some prehistoric mammals.  The giant sloth, the baby Woolly Mammoth, Amebelodon and the glyptodont Doedicurus figures will also be available later on this spring.

Safari Ltd Teaser Poser – Models for 2016

As seen in Prehistoric Times magazine

Welcome back some old friends in 2016.

Picture Credit: Safari Ltd/Everything Dinosaur

A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur commented:

“Bringing back some recently retired models makes a lot of sense for Safari Ltd.  With the retirement of the Carnegie Collectibles range of models, the Safari Ltd model stable has been depleted somewhat.  However, the re-introduction of some old favourites will help to boost the portfolio of replicas offered and also give collectors a chance to complete their model collections.  A new generation of model collectors can be exposed to these splendid prehistoric mammal models.”

To view the range of Safari Ltd models available from Everything Dinosaur: Wild Safari Prehistoric World Models

The first of these re-introductions, the Doedicurus is already in stock at Everything Dinosaur, it is proving to be very popular.

A Very Colourful Glyptodont (Doedicurus Model)

Everything Dinosaur's illustration is in the centre.

Everything Dinosaur’s illustration is in the centre.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

It is great to see that the recently retired prehistoric animal models made by Safari Ltd are being re-introduced in the spring of 2016. Perhaps this will start a trend for Safari Ltd, whereby they introduce retired models in future years.  If this becomes a trend, this type of activity might be adopted by other manufacturers, could we see the return of the Papo Green T. rex figure, the Bullyland Iguanodon or even a Schleich Woolly Mammoth?

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