Category: Everything Dinosaur Products

New Rebor “Raptors” in Stock

Rebor Winston and “Father and Son” Replicas in Stock

The Rebor Winston Velociraptor replica and the beautiful, limited edition, bronze effect “Father and Son” Velociraptor set are in stock at Everything Dinosaur.  The latest additions to the Rebor scale model range arrived a few hours ago and we have had time to admire these skilfully crafted dinosaur models.  Inspired by Stan Winston, the special effects pioneer who worked on the first three films in the “Jurassic Park” franchise, the models depict Velociraptors as they were envisaged in the famous movies.  Hence the names “Winston” and “Stan”

The Delightful Rebor Velociraptor Replica “Winston”

The Rebor Winston replica.

The Rebor Winston Velociraptor dinosaur model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

The picture above shows the coloured version of “Winston”.  It is beautifully painted and if you compare it with the picture below, you should be able to note another feature of this particular Rebor replica, one that is shared by the bronze effect “Winston” in the “Father and Son” Velociraptor model set.

Straight Out of the Box – The Rebor “Winston” Velociraptor Dinosaur Model

A 1:18 scale Velociraptor dinosaur model (Rebor Winston).

Straight out of the box! A Rebor Velociraptor model (1:18 scale model).

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Can You Spot The Difference?

The two pictures above show the Velociraptor replica, they have been taken with the ties still on the model but there is a difference between the two photographs, can you spot it?  Yes, that’s right the forelimbs in the pictures are in different positions.  Both the “Winston” and the “Father” replicas have articulated arms.  This enables collectors to position their “raptors” in different poses.  The lower jaws in both models are also articulated.

To purchase the Rebor Winston Velociraptor Model: Rebor 1:18 Scale Velociraptor Model “Winston”

 Pins to Secure and Support the Model

Rebor have striven to give the new Velociraptor replicas a dynamic pose and the design team have certainly achieved a wonderful effect.  Discreet pins in the base fit securely into sockets under the feet, this helps to stabilise the model as it balances on those delicately crafted Velociraptor toes.

Little Pins in the Base of the Model

Rebor replica "Winston" a Velociraptor model

The red arrow points to the discrete pin that helps to secure the Velociraptor model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

When the model is secured to the base the pins cannot be seen.

“Winston and Stan” Limited Edition Model Set

The bronze effect, limited edition Velociraptor model set, nick-named “Father and Son”, consists of a “Winston” accompanied by “Stan”, the baby Velociraptor introduced recently into the Rebor “Scout” model series.  The adult dinosaur in this set also has articulated front limbs and an articulated lower jaw.  The bronze effect paint work has been very well done and the models have an almost pewter-like quality to them.

The Rebor “Father and Son” Limited Edition Velociraptor Model Set

The bronze effect Velociraptor replicas from Rebor.

The bronze effect Velociraptor dinosaur model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

To purchase the limited edition Velociraptor model set (whilst stocks last), check out Everything Dinosaur’s Rebor model section: Rebor Models and Replicas.

Only one thousand of these bronze effect sets have been made, those collectors lucky to get hold of one will have something really special to add to their dinosaur model collection.

Getting Excited About Paleo-Creatures

A Short Video of the Paleo-Creatures Replicas

Team members at Everything Dinosaur are getting very excited at the imminent arrival of the first of the Paleo-Creatures prehistoric animal models.  Stocks of Xenacanthus, Tullimonstrum (Tully’s monster) and Atopodentatus (A. unicus) et al,  will soon be filling our warehouse shelves and we can’t wait for the shipment to arrive.  Everything Dinosaur announced recently that they would be stocking the Paleo-Creatures line of high quality, polyurethane resin replicas.

The Paleo-Creatures range of hand-crafted, scale model prehistoric animals has been created by talented Spanish artist and designer Jesús Toledo.  He very kindly sent Everything Dinosaur a link to a short video showing the models that we had ordered laid out ready for packing before they were despatched to our warehouse.  In this short video (one minute forty-five seconds), viewers get the chance to see up close for themselves just how gorgeous these models are.  Check out the video in this link: Paleo-Creatures Video

Video Credit: Jesús Toledo (Jetoar’s Collectables)

A Row of Torvosaurus Models from Paleo-Creatures

Paleo-Creatures Torvosaurus

A row of Paleo-Creatures Torvosaurus.

Picture Credit: Jesús Toledo (Jetoar’s Collectables)

 The picture above is from the short video that was sent to Everything Dinosaur.  The video shows some of the models lined up ready for packing prior to their despatch to our warehouse.   The model in the middle is the beautiful Paleo-Creatures Torvosaurus replica.  What a fantastic dinosaur model this is!  Just behind Torvosaurus some Paleo-Creatures Tullimonstrum (T. gregarium) can be seen.  Lining up in front of the fearsome Torvosaurus are some Kosmoceratops models, perhaps being just in front of a hungry Torvosaurus, especially a model with an articulated lower jaw, is quite a dangerous place for a horned dinosaur model to be.

Aegirocassis and Koolasuchus Replicas (Paleo-Creatures)

Paleo-Creatures models.

The Aegirocassis replicas (foreground), Koolasuchus models (background).

Picture Credit: Jesús Toledo (Jetoar’s Collectables)

The splendid Aegirocassis (anomalocaridids, also referred to as anomalocarids) are lined up ready to be packed, these are wonderful models of the giant Ordovician filter-feeder.  In the background, some of the Koolasuchus replicas are awaiting their turn to be packed.  They too, are very beautiful and highly detailed, hand-crafted models.

To read a press release announcing that Everything Dinosaur would be stocking the Paleo-Creatures model range: Paleo-Creatures Coming to Everything Dinosaur

A Close Up of the Paleo-Creatures Concavenator

The Paleo-Creatures Concavenator.

A close up view of the Paleo-Creatures Concavenator.

Picture Credit: Jesús Toledo (Jetoar’s Collectables)

The fine detailing on these models can really be made out, both in these still pictures and from the video that was kindly sent in to us.

Eotyrannus (E. lengi) Model from Paleo-Creatures

Paleo-Creatures Eotyrannus model.

The Paleo-Creatures Eotyrannus ready for shipping.

Picture Credit: Jesús Toledo (Jetoar’s Collectables)

Paleo-Creatures Coming to Everything Dinosaur

Paleo-Creatures Replicas Added to Everything Dinosaur’s Huge Model Range

Everything Dinosaur is pleased to announce that the UK based prehistoric animal model supplier will be stocking the Paleo-Creatures range of prehistoric animal replicas.  Paleo-Creatures are the brain-child of talented Spanish artist and model maker Jesús Toledo.  The first ten figures should be arriving at Everything Dinosaur’s warehouse next week and then model fans will be able to purchase on line at Everything Dinosaur’s website Everything Dinosaur shortly afterwards.

Coming into Stock in the Next Few Days – Paleo-Creatures Prehistoric Animal Models

The Paleo-Creatures range

An assortment of prehistoric animal replicas in the Paleo-Creatures range.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

The Paleo-Creatures Replica Range

To start with, ten models are coming into stock.  The picture above shows the ten replicas, the top row shows Concavenator (C. corcovatus), the Koolasuchus (K. cleelandi) and the bizarre marine reptile Atopodentatus (A. unicus).  The middle section of the image showcases a further four Paleo-Creatures figures, on the left there is Aegirocassis (A. benmoulai), the giant filter-feeding anomalocaridid (anomalocarid) from the Ordovician.  The beautifully coloured Dilophosaurus (D. wetherilli), sits above a fantastic replica of the amazing Tully Monster (Tullimonstrum gregarium) and to the right of the image we have the Paleo-Creatures Kosmoceratops (K. richardsoni).

A spectacular Xenacanthus, an ancient genus of freshwater shark, joins the Paleo-Creatures Torvosaurus and an Eotyrannus (E. lengi) on the third row.  Creator Jesús Toledo has even provided the Eotyrannus and Torvosaurus replicas with articulated lower jaws.

Amazing Figures for the Discerning Model Collector

Paleo-Creatures Concavenator

The Paleo-Creatures Concavenator model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

For further information about the Paleo-Creatures range and enquire about availability and prices: Email Everything Dinosaur

Hand-Crafted and Beautifully Painted Prehistoric Animal Replicas

The Paleo-Creatures range of prehistoric animal figures are superb quality polyurethane replicas hand-painted with high quality acrylic paints.  Each one makes a fantastic piece for any model collector, especially discerning collectors of prehistoric animal models.  These scale models are available exclusively to Everything Dinosaur customers within Everything Dinosaur’s main markets and to express an interest in obtaining a Paleo-Creatures replica simply drop Everything Dinosaur an email and our dedicated team will contact you with further information: Email Everything Dinosaur for Further Information about the Paleo-Creatures Line

Aimed at collectors aged fourteen and above, these replicas are top quality display items.

The Paleo-Creatures Koolasuchus Figure

The fantastic Paleo-Creatures Koolasuchus.

A Paleo-Creatures Koolasuchus figure.

Picture Credit: Paleo-Creatures/Everything Dinosaur

A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur commented:

“We like the individuality of these figures.  Each Paleo-Creatures replica is carefully crafted and hand-painted, they really are excellent quality and we love the fact that some of the more amazing and bizarre prehistoric animals are represented.  For example,  it’s great to see a really good model of Koolasuchus, along with an interpretation of the bizarre Triassic marine reptile Atopodentatus.  Of course, there are dinosaur models and terrific they are too, but for us the real stars are the truly weird Tully Monster and the giant filter feeder Aegirocassis.”

The first ten models in this exciting new series will be available from Everything Dinosaur, next week!

New Schleich Dinosaurs for 2017 (Part 2)

New from Schleich Early 2017 More Dinosaur Models

Yesterday, Everything Dinosaur team members provided information on the first of the new for 2017 Schleich prehistoric animal models.  In today’s article, we conclude our look at the new 2017 Schleich dinosaurs (yes, all models announced so far are members of the Dinosauria), by looking at the other, smaller models that the Germany-based manufacturer will be introducing into their prehistoric animal replica range next year.

Let’s jump straight in by looking at the new mini dinosaur models.

Four New Mini Dinosaur Models Available from Schleich in Early 2017

New mini dinosaurs (Schleich) 2017.

New mini dinosaurs from Schleich for early 2017.

Picture Credit: Schleich/Everything Dinosaur

It’s no surprise but Schleich will be adding four new prehistoric animal models to their range of “dinosaur minis” in 2017.  Clockwise from top right we have a colour variant of the Spinosaurus model, a new figure, a feathered, mini Utahraptor (expect more news about “raptors” below).  Next there is a colour variant of the Velociraptor mini dinosaur figure.  If our calculations are correct, this is the third colour variant of a Velociraptor to become available in the Schleich minis range, perhaps the German manufacturer is trying to encourage collectors to build up their own “raptor pack”!  Last but not least we have a new Tyrannosaurus rex mini dinosaur model in a changed pose.  The new for 2017 Schleich mini T. rex reminds us of the Papo mini T. rex dinosaur model in the model dinosaur set that was introduced last year.  Expect these new replicas to be available sometime in quarter one of next year.

To view the range of mini  dinosaurs and prehistoric animals available: Schleich Mini Dinosaurs

A New Predator Box Set for 2017 from Schleich

New dinosaur box set (Schleich 2017)

A Spinosaurus and a new painted version of T. rex in the box set.

Picture Credit: Schleich/Everything Dinosaur

Schleich will be adding to their small dinosaur boxed play sets early next year by bringing out a new, very colourful Spinosaurus sculpt to accompany a repaint of the small Tyrannosaurus rex model.  Expect each replica to measure around fifteen centimetres in length (although the Spinosaurus may be a little bigger).  This box set is scheduled for a January 2017 release.  As far as we at Everything Dinosaur know, Schleich have no plans to sell these two carnivore models separately.

To view Everything Dinosaur’s current range of small Schleich models: Schleich Dinosaurs

A New “Raptor Squad” from Schleich

We promised readers more news about “raptors”.

Feathered “Raptors” Are Coming!

Schleich "raptor" set.

Three model “raptors” from Schleich in early 2017.

Picture Credit: Schleich/Everything Dinosaur

A set of three, feathered “raptors” will also be introduced.  The biggest model  in the picture above is a colour variant of the large Utahraptor model.  This colour variant will also have an articulated lower jaw and poseable forelimbs.  Like its more colourful counterpart, this Utahraptor will measure twenty-one centimetres in length.  The medium sized dinosaur is a new model of a Velociraptor.  The smallest “raptor” in this trio is a model of Microraptor, a re-painted version of a Microraptor model introduced by Schleich in their cave play set.  This set of three dinosaur models will be available early in quarter one of next year and they will not be sold separately.

No News of Dinosaur Jigsaws

To date, Everything Dinosaur has not received news regarding the release of any new mini dinosaur themed jigsaws.  However, Schleich will be making new model announcements in due course and Everything Dinosaur team members will be doing their best to ensure dinosaur fans and model collectors are kept informed via this blog and our social media pages.

To read yesterday’s article about the larger Schleich model introductions for 2017: New Schleich Dinosaurs for 2017 (Part 1)

New Schleich Dinosaurs for 2017 (Part 1)

Everything Dinosaur Reveals the First of the New for 2017 Schleich Dinosaurs

After the successful introduction of the Schleich Dunkleosteus, the Herrerasaurus and the marvellous Barapasaurus models this spring, Schleich have been preparing new prehistoric animal replicas to introduce into their model range for 2017.  The first models of the new for 2017 Schleich prehistoric range are all dinosaurs and there is a strong Late Jurassic theme as three of the four large dinosaurs to be introduced early next year are associated with Upper Jurassic strata.

New for 2017 The Schleich Brachiosaurus

Schleich 2017 Brachiosaurus.

Schleich Brachiosaurus model (2017).

Picture Credit: Schleich/Everything Dinosaur

This model measures around thirty centimetres in length and the head height is a fraction over eighteen centimetres.  It is a decent size but nowhere near the size of the Schleich “Saurus” replicas which measured around forty-eight centimetres long and were approximately 1:40 scale.  There is an existing Brachiosaurus replica in Schleich’s “World of History” range and the new for 2017 replica is roughly the same size, but we at Everything Dinosaur can confirm that the new for 2017 Brachiosaurus model is a new sculpt, it is not a repaint of an existing replica.  Sources close to Everything Dinosaur have commented that this replica might be available January 2017, but realistically it would probably be available from mid February onwards.  Check out Everything Dinosaur’s Facebook page and this blog for more updates.

New for 2017 Schleich Stegosaurus

Schleich (2017) Stegosaurus dinosaur model.

New for 2017 the Schleich Stegosaurus.

Picture Credit: Schleich/Everything Dinosaur

Having retired the World of History Stegosaurus this year, Schleich have been keen to re-introduce this popular armoured dinosaur into their larger model range. If we are not mistaken, this Stegosaurus featured in the Schleich Volcano play set that was introduced earlier this year.  The Stegosaurus replica measures fifteen centimetres long and those fearsome tail spikes are raised over eleven centimetres into the air.   As for when this model will be available, expect it quarter one of 2017.

Schleich New for 2017 Allosaurus

Schleich Allosaurus dinosaur model (2017)

Coming in 2017 a Schleich Allosaurus dinosaur model.

Picture Credit: Schleich/Everything Dinosaur

The third of the Jurassic dinosaurs is the predator Allosaurus.  Schleich have made a number of Allosaurus models in the past, they currently have an Allosaurus replica in their model range but we can confirm that the 2017 Schleich Allosaurus will be a new sculpt.  The new model measures a fraction over twenty-five centimetres in length and that nicely detailed head (with articulated lower jaw), stands around twelve and a half centimetres high, making the 2017 model larger than the existing Allosaurus replica.  Once again, dinosaur fans can expect this new model in quarter one of 2017.

To view Everything Dinosaur’s existing range of larger Schleich prehistoric animal models: Schleich Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Animal Models

New from Schleich for 2017 a Feathered Utahraptor Dinosaur Model

Feathered Utahraptor (Schleich 2017)

The colourful feathered Utahraptor from Schleich

Picture Credit: Schleich/Everything Dinosaur

The fourth of the new introductions for the first part of 2017 is this colourful, feathered Utahraptor dinosaur model.  It has moveable forelimbs and an articulated lower jaw and although we at Everything Dinosaur could take issue with one or two anatomical discrepancies, it is pleasing to see a feathered dinosaur like Utahraptor enter the Schleich range.  The new for 2017 Schleich Utahraptor measures twenty-one centimetres long and that impressive head stands a little under nine and half centimetres high.

New Dinosaurs Logo From Schleich

Hot on the heels of some further print-led marketing of the Schleich prehistoric animal model range, the German company has introduced a new logo for its “dinosaurs” sub-brand.  This logo effectively covers all the prehistoric animals in the company’s portfolio, even if models don’t actually represent a dinosaur (Dimetrodon, Dunkleosteus, Quetzalcoatlus etc).

Schleich’s “Dinosaur” Logo 

Schleich logo - Dinosaurs

Schleich dinosaurs logo.

Picture Credit: Schleich

We are not sure what these new introductions will mean for some of the existing replicas within the Schleich model range but a spokesperson for Everything Dinosaur stated that collectors could expect some model retirements next year as well as further introductions to the Schleich prehistoric animal model portfolio later in 2017.  On that note, check out part two of our Schleich new for 2017 update coming out tomorrow.

Pictures of New for 2016 Papo Velociraptors

Papo Green Velociraptor and Papo Feathered Velociraptor

At Everything Dinosaur, we enjoy receiving pictures of dinosaur and prehistoric animal models.  We have lots of very talented customers who make gorgeous dinosaur themed dioramas and other prehistoric scenes.  We really appreciate the fact that we get sent photographs of model displays, even pictures of the models themselves can make our day.  The Papo Velociraptors are quite photogenic and here are some snaps we took of the new for 2016 Papo “raptors” when we saw them earlier in the year at a trade show.

 A Pair of Papo Velociraptors

Papo Velociraptor models.

The Papo Feathered Velociraptor and the Papo Green Velociraptor dinosaur models.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

The picture shows the excellent green Papo Velociraptor in the background and in the foreground, the new for 2016 Papo feathered Velociraptor, both of these models are available from Everything Dinosaur.  In terms of size, the green “raptor” edges it as it measures about a centimetre longer than the feathered Velociraptor replica, although it might be a little unfair to compare these models in terms of size as they have different poses, the green Velociraptor for example, has a more upright stance.

Examining the Papo Feathered Velociraptor

The feathered Velociraptor from Papo.

Holding the Papo feathered Velociraptor model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

 Papo, the French model and figure manufacturer, has built up a strong reputation for its excellent replicas over the last few years.  The company’s dinosaur model range was believed to have been inspired by the first film, “Jurassic Park” that was released in 1993.  The current range consists of nearly forty different prehistoric animals.  The “raptors” certainly are very reminiscent of the “Jurassic Park” pack.

To view the full Papo prehistoric animal model range: Papo Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Animal Models

The Velociraptors are part of a group of five new model introductions this year from Papo (dinosaurs range).  They were introduced along with a Baryonyx replica, a new colour variant of the running Tyrannosaurus rex and the fearsome Cretaceous terrestrial crocodile Kaprosuchus.  These are all excellent models and very welcome additions to the Papo product range.

Papo Velociraptor Model Comparisons

Close up views of Papo Velociraptors.

An aerial view of the Papo Velociraptor models.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Two Species of Velociraptor

Two species of Velociraptor have been described.  Velociraptor mongoliensis was named and described in 1924 (Osborn) and in 2008 a second species was erected – V. osmolskae.  A joint Belgian/Chinese expedition to the Bayan Mandahu region of Inner Mongolia in 1999, recovered two fragments of upper jaw bone, that, although very similar to V. mongoliensis, showed enough anatomical differences to merit the erection of a new Velociraptor species.  Velociraptor osmolskae was very probably closely related to V. mongoliensis and it is hoped that further analysis of fragmentary Theropod remains from Bayan Mandahu and more Velociraptor fossil finds from China will help to provide further information regarding the phylogeny of these two dinosaurs.  The Belgian palaeontologist Pascal Godefroit (and colleagues), honoured the Polish palaeontologist Halszka Osmólska, a person synonymous with exploring Upper Cretaceous rock formations of Mongolia, when they erected the trivial name.

Velociraptor Pathology

A skull attributed to Velociraptor mongoliensis shows clear pathology.  There are two parallel rows of small puncture marks along part of the skull.  These punctures match the dentition of an adult Velociraptor.  This pathology has been interpreted as evidence of fight between two Velociraptors. The lack of any signs of healing preserved in the fossil bones, suggests that the recipient of the injuries was mortally wounded or that it died shortly after the encounter with the other “raptor”.

Perhaps some of our customers will send in pictures of their Velociraptor models posed in combat!

Giganotosaurus Diorama from Paleo Paul

Carnegie Giganotosaurus Dinosaur Diorama

Dinosaur enthusiast and prehistoric animal model collector Paleo Paul emailed Everything Dinosaur and sent us a couple of pictures of his dinosaur diorama featuring a remodelled Giganotosaurus.  The talented model maker has used a Carnegie Collectibles Giganotosaurus replica and set this, now quite rare dinosaur model, in a prehistoric scene that features cycads and a flowering plant.  Giganotosaurus (G. carolinii) roamed Patagonia (southern Argentina) around ninety seven million years ago and it is regarded as one of the largest Theropod dinosaurs described to date.  It certainly makes a fitting centre piece to Paleo Paul’s prehistoric scene.

The Giganotosaurus Dinosaur Diorama

A cleverly crafted dinosaur diorama.

A Giganotosaurus dinosaur diorama from Paleo Paul.

Picture Credit: Paleo Paul

The Evolution of Flowering Plants

Great care has been taken to build up the vegetation in this diorama.  A range of prehistoric plants are depicted including a substantial angiosperm (flowering plant).  It was during the latter part of the Cretaceous geological period that flowering plants began to replace ferns, cycads, bennettitales and conifers as the dominant terrestrial flora.  Top marks to Paleo Paul for adding a flowering plant to his dinosaur diorama.

Paleo Paul wrote:

“Sharp-eyed collectors will notice a Carnegie Giganotosaurus dinosaur model, I used modellers putty to modify and then repainted.”

At Everything Dinosaur we get lots of pictures sent into us by model collectors and dinosaur fans.  We really enjoy seeing how prehistoric animal models are used to create prehistoric scenes and it never ceases to amaze us how talented and skilful a number of our customers are.

The Carnegie Collectibles Giganotosaurus Dinosaur Model

The Carnegie Collectibles Giganotosaurus dinosaur model, as part of the scale model range of prehistoric animals made by Safari Ltd, was retired a few years ago.  Like the majority of this model range, that was endorsed by palaeontologists from the Carnegie Museum of Natural History (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA), it is becoming increasingly difficult for model collectors and dinosaur fans to acquire.  Fortunately, Everything Dinosaur still has stocks and our strong links with the American manufacturer has assured Everything Dinosaur customers continued access to this range for the foreseeable future.

The Carnegie Collectibles Giganotosaurus Dinosaur Model Features in the Diorama

The Giganotosaurus dinosaur model (Carnegie Dinosaurs).

The Carnegie Collectibles Giganotosaurus dinosaur model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

To view the range of prehistoric animal models including Carnegie Collectibles available from Everything Dinosaur: Carnegie Collectibles and Wild Safari Dinos Prehistoric Animal Models by Safari Ltd

Modifying a Giganotosaurus Model

Paleo Paul has skilfully repositioned the dinosaur’s tail and given this carnivore a deeper, more robust neck.  These and the other modifications really help to make the diorama stand out.  It’s an excellent prehistoric scene and great care and thought has gone into composition and layout.

A Close Up of the Giganotosaurus Dinosaur

A fearsome Giganotosaurus dinosaur diorama.

Paleo Paul’s Giganotosaurus dinosaur model diorama.

Picture Credit: Paleo Paul

A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur commented:

“Our thanks to Paleo Paul for sending in these pictures, we really enjoy looking at all the photographs of prehistoric animal dioramas that we receive.  Giganotosaurus, as an apex predator, is a popular choice amongst model makers and we think that Paleo Paul’s interpretation is very praiseworthy.”

Late Cretaceous Dinosaur Diorama

North America in the Late Cretaceous

Some of the most famous dinosaurs of all came from the Late Cretaceous of North America, famous formations such as the Hell Creek Formation of Montana.  Model maker Robert Townsend has put together a substantial prehistoric animal themed diorama that illustrates this time in our Earth’s history.  For fans of iconic dinosaurs such as Triceratops, Tyrannosaurus rex and Ankylosaurus there is certainly much to admire in Robert’s four metre long prehistoric scene.

A Herd of Hadrosaurs Down by the River Taking a Drink

A herd of Hadrosaurs.

A herd of duck-billed dinosaurs down by the river.

Picture Credit: Robert Townsend

Robert began his dinosaur model collecting in the 1990’s and over the years he has built up an extensive collection featuring replicas from a number of manufacturers including figures from the “Walking with Dinosaurs” series, that were first made back in 1999.  These figures are exceptionally rare and quite collectable.  In addition, Robert has augmented his model portfolio by purchasing dinosaur replicas that come from other manufacturers such as the excellent Wild Safari Dinos Pachyrhinosaurus (Safari Ltd), seen in the foreground of the picture below.  Over the last decade or so, the choice for discerning collectors like Robert has increased enormously, take for example, the CollectA range “Prehistoric Life”.  Since this range was began back in 2005, it has grown to include over 150 different prehistoric animals, fossils of many of which, date from the Upper Cretaceous.

Torosaurus and a Pachyrhinosaurus Dinosaur Models

Two horned dinosaurs.

A Pachyrhinosaurus (foreground) and a Torosaurus (background).

Picture Credit: Robert Townsend

A CollectA Kosmoceratops in Robert’s Dinosaur Diorama

A CollectA Kosmoceratops dinosaur model.

A CollectA Kosmoceratops

Picture Credit: Robert Townsend

The beautifully detailed CollectA Kosmoceratops dinosaur model was introduced in 2012 and remains one of the favourite CollectA figures with Everything Dinosaur team members.  Kosmoceratops fossils have been found in Utah (United States) and although the fossils are from Upper Cretaceous rocks, this horned dinosaur lived earlier than the likes of Triceratops, Ankylosaurus and T. rex.  Kosmoceratops roamed some 75 million years ago.  The discovery of Kosmoceratops and other Late Cretaceous horned dinosaurs such as Mercuriceratops and Utahceratops has helped scientists to establish several distinct dinosaur faunas on the landmass that formed western North America.  This land, called Laramidia covered what was to become Utah and Colorado in the south stretching north up into Alberta, Canada.

To view the CollectA range of “Prehistoric Life” animal models available from Everything Dinosaur: CollectA Prehistoric Animal Models

Tyrannosaurus rex Attacks an Edmontosaurus

An Edmontosaurus encounters T. rex.

A Tyrannosaurus battles an Edmontosaurus.

Picture Credit: Robert Townsend

It’s not just plant eaters that features in Robert’s detailed diorama.  There are plenty of carnivores too.  In the picture above a T. rex attacks an Edmontosaurus.  Both of these models come from the excellent Wild Safari Dinos range.  As you would expect from a prehistoric scene that depicts life at the very end of the Cretaceous, Tyrannosaurus rex features prominently.  In the picture below, a Battat Terra T. rex (1998 model version), challenges a Deinosuchus (prehistoric crocodile model which is part of the Safari Ltd Carnegie Collectibles series).

Down by the Waterhole a Deinosuchus Challenges a T. rex

T. rex and Deinosuchus models.

Deinosuchus and T. rex.

Picture Credit: Robert Townsend

Sadly, the designer behind the great Battat Terra range, Dan LoRusso passed away last year, but Everything Dinosaur, in honour of this talented palaeoartist have brought the range into the company’s product portfolio, and once again the Battat Terra range is available (whilst stocks last).

To view the range of Battat Terra dinosaur models available from Everything Dinosaur: Battat Terra Dinosaur Models

Commenting on the detailed Late Cretaceous prehistoric animal diorama created by Mr Townsend, a spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur stated:

“The Late Cretaceous saw the evolution of a number of iconic dinosaurs.  It is great to see the way in which Robert has blended in the different prehistoric animals to make a diorama that depicts lots of scenes within such an extensive layout.  We are sure that the wonderful and talented Dan LoRusso would have approved.”

Ankylosaurus Wanders By

A baby Ankylosaurus and its mother.

An Ankylosaurus mother and young.

Picture Credit: Robert Townsend

Rebor Acrocanthosaurus Replica Rave Reviews

Collectors Praise the Rebor Replicas Acrocanthosaurus “Hercules”

Dinosaur fans and model collectors have been praising the Rebor range of 1:35 scale replicas ever since their introduction more than two years ago.  At Everything Dinosaur, we regularly receive emails from collectors who have written to say how much they admire a particular model.  Take for example, this missive we received from “Paleo Paul” regarding the Rebor Acrocanthosaurus atokensis model that he had recently purchased.

Paleo Paul wrote:

“Just purchased this recently and WOW! WOW! WOW!  Breathtaking work by Rebor.  Can’t find a single negative about this model.  Detail awesome.  Accuracy brilliant.  Paint and finish stunning.  Spent the first five days just staring at it.  Model comes with prey item accessory, which can be placed in its jaws or at its feet for maximum effect.  The eyes of the Acrocanthosaurus have been very cleverly depicted without pupils, in a translucent gold colour, and this works extremely well as you can imagine the Acro stealthily stalking its prey at dusk or during moonlight hours.  The Rebor range has all the quality of the super detailed polystone replicas, sometimes seen for sale without the megabucks price tag!  I can honestly see these super figurines increasing in value as they become more sought after!  Can’t wait to see what Rebor bring out next.”

The Object of “Paleo Paul’s” Affection – the Rebor 1:35 Scale Replica of Acrocanthosaurus “Hercules”

The Rebor Acrocanthosaurus atokensis model.

A great dinosaur model by Rebor (Acrocanthosaurus atokensis).

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Team members at Everything Dinosaur enjoy receiving feedback from customers and we read every review and email that we receive.  It is always fun to read what discerning dinosaur fans think about their purchases.

To see the range of Rebor figures stocked by Everything Dinosaur, including the Acrocanthosaurus “Hercules” replica: The Rebor range of Prehistoric Animal Models

Praise for Everything Dinosaur’s Customer Service

It is not just the models that get rave reviews.  At Everything Dinosaur we try our best to help our customers, to advise them and we always strive to deliver top notch customer service.  Our attention to detail and helpful attitude did not go unnoticed by this reviewer, he added:

“An absolute pleasure to deal with the team at Everything Dinosaur.  They just make the whole ordering process so easy.”

It’s nice to know that are work is appreciated.

Beautiful Detail on the Rebor Acrocanthosaurus atokensis model

Great detail on the Rebor Acrocanthosaurus replica.

Wonderful detail on the Rebor Acrocanthosaurus model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Everything Dinosaur has published a total of 1,492 customer reviews on its website over the last three years.  A total of forty-six reviews for the Rebor range of models and replicas have been received so far.  Given the popularity of Rebor models a spokesperson for Everything Dinosaur stated that it was likely that Rebor would pass the half century mark for customer reviews before the entire site reached the landmark total of fifteen hundred.

The Prey Item Accessory

“The prey item accessory” referred to in the Acrocanthosaurus model review by Paleo Paul is the head, neck and partial torso of a Tenontosaurus, a contemporary of A. atokensis and it is quite likely that this large carnivore did indeed hunt and eat Tenontosaurus.  Recently, Rebor introduced the second element of the Acrocanthosaurus diorama, the rest of the Tenontosaurus corpse.

The Second Element in the “Hercules” Dinosaur Diorama – the Tenontosaurus Carcase

The Rebor Acrocanthosaurus and the Tenontosaurus.

The Rebor Tenontosaurus links with the Rebor Acrocanthosaurus replica.

Picture Credit: Rebor

The Tenontosaurus replica “Ceryneian Hind” – from the labours of Hercules, has already received rave reviews of its own.

Regular Everything Dinosaur customer Rhiannon reviewed this replica and stated:

“Beautifully produced, with a high visual impact.  Suitably grotesque, yet also sombre and very much worth adding to the Hercules piece.  Corpse models can really bring a set to life!  It’s such a beautiful model it also bodes very well for Rebor’s future Ornithischian lines.”

A third element to make this diorama complete will shortly be available from Everything Dinosaur.

New Scout Series Models by Rebor

Rebor “Breeze” and Rebor “Stan”

Newly arrived at the Everything Dinosaur warehouse are “Breeze” and “Stan”, two new dinosaur replicas in the Rebor Scout model series.  In one delivery we have doubled the Scout series range as there are now four baby dinosaur models to collect.

Available from Everything Dinosaur – The Rebor Utahraptor “Breeze”

The Rebor baby Utahraptor "Breeze"

The Rebor “Breeze” dinosaur model in the Scout series.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

In the United Kingdom, we have the saying “a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush”.  This phrase was brought to mind when we photographed “Breeze” the baby Utahraptor perched in the hand of one of our team members.  This beautifully painted, museum quality, 1:35 scale replica comes complete with a little rock for this baby dinosaur to sit on.  The Rebor baby Utahraptor might look quite cute but it will grow up to be a six and half metre long super-predator that might have weighed as much as a tonne!

The Rebor Baby Utahraptor – “Breeze”

The Rebor baby Utahraptor replica shows typical anatomical traits of a baby.  The relatively large head, the big eye and the long limbs.  The grasping three-fingered hands are well presented and that killing claw, the sickle-like claw on the second toe, is clearly visible.  Baby Utahraptors were probably quite independent from their parents once they had hatched (precocial), they were probably quite mobile and capable of catching their own food, which would have consisted of small lizards, insects and other small animals.

The Rebor Utahraptor “Breeze”

Rebor "Breeze" Utahraptor baby.

REBOR 1:35 baby Utahraptor museum class replica nicknamed “Breeze”.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

“Stan” the Velociraptor Dinosaur Model

Joining “Breeze” is another “raptor” replica, this time a model of a Velociraptor.  Rebor have added “Stan” a model of a baby Velociraptor to their Scout series range.

The Rebor “Stan” Velociraptor Dinosaur Model

"Stan" the baby Velociraptor dinosaur model by Rebor.

The Rebor “Stan” baby Velociraptor dinosaur model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

The picture above shows the baby Velociraptor “Stan” perched in a team member’s hand.  Note the black claws on the toes, in contrast to the greyish white claws of the baby Utahraptor – a nice touch from Rebor.  The baby Velociraptor certainly looks quite cute, with its large head and oversized limbs (indicating a concept called distal growth).  It might look cute, but when fully grown and part of a pack, this dinosaur would have been one best avoided.  The cute head will have a jaw lined with some eighty very sharp teeth and if this dinosaur did hunt in packs it would have been a very formidable hunter.

To view the full range of Rebor replicas available from Everything Dinosaur: Rebor Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Animal Models

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