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27 04, 2018

Everything Dinosaur’s May Newsletter (2018)

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May Newsletter – Model Retirements and New Figures Back in Stock

Subscribers to Everything Dinosaur’s newsletter received their latest bulletin this week.  They were the first to know about the arrival of more stocks of the Rebor Velociraptor 1:18 scale replica “Winston”, as well as the arrival of more of the Rebor Yutyrannus huali figure, the Rebor Y-REX, the first 1:35 scale model produced by Rebor.

Back in Stock at Everything Dinosaur the Rebor Y-REX and the Rebor Velociraptor Figure “Winston”

May newsletter Rebor Y-REX and "Winston" back in stock.

Everything Dinosaur May newsletter announces Rebor models back in stock.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Everything Dinosaur customers who had requested a model be reserved for them have already been contacted by team members.

To view the range of Rebor replicas available from Everything Dinosaur: Rebor Scale Models and Figures

Model Retirements

In a meeting with the senior management of Safari Ltd a few months ago, Everything Dinosaur was informed that the model making company was going to slim down its inventory.   Three models have been retired, the Edmontosaurus, Inostrancevia and the Nigersaurus, expect more retirements to be announced by Everything Dinosaur in the near future.  Also, rumoured to be consigned to extinction, is the Battat Terra Amargasaurus figure, this Sauropod dinosaur model, is believed to be out of production.

Newsletter Readers were Amongst the First to Find Out About Model Retirements

Everything Dinosaur announces model retirements in its May 2018 newsletter.

Everything Dinosaur announces model retirements in its May 2018 newsletter – three Safari Ltd models (Inostrancevia, Nigersaurus and Edmontosaurus) plus one retirement from Battat (Battat Terra Amargasaurus).

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Safari Ltd Retirements

The model of the gorgonopsid Inostrancevia, part of the Wild Safari Prehistoric World model range was introduced along with the Edmontosaurus back in 2011.  It is a shame to see these three figures out of production, but we can expect to hear of new model introductions to this award-winning range in the autumn.

Models Out of Production

Safari Ltd model retirements.

Safari Ltd model retirements in 2018.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Battat Terra Amargasaurus

Rumours abound about the retirement of the Amargasaurus dinosaur model from the Battat Terra range.  It is proving very difficult to find stocks, however, model collectors and dinosaur fans can rest assured, Everything Dinosaur has plenty of stock of this figure that is believed to have been withdrawn from production.

A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur commented:

“One of the benefits of subscribing to our newsletter is that you can find out about model retirements and figures going out of production before most other collectors.  This enables dinosaur fans who have subscribed to complete their model collections.”

To request a subscription to Everything Dinosaur’s regular newsletter, simply drop us an email: Email Everything Dinosaur

Giant Squid Soft Toys and New Papo Models

One of our more unusual soft toys features in the May newsletter, the cute and cuddly giant squid soft toy.  This colourful plush Cephalopod measures over eighty centimetres long from the tips of the tentacles to its rear end.  We also had to mark the arrival of the first for 2018 Papo figures by giving the Papo cave man with spear, the Papo young Spinosaurus and the Papo Amargasaurus a mention.

New Papo Figures and a Giant Squid Soft Toy

May newsletter, new for 2018 Papo models (young Spinosaurus, cave man with spear and an Amargasaurus) plus a giant squid soft toy.

May newsletter 2018 – Papo models and a giant squid soft toy.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

With the disappearance of the Battat Terra Amargasaurus and the arrival of the Papo Amargasaurus model, it seems fans of this South American, long-necked dinosaur will be able to collect a replica of this dinosaur after all.

To view the range of Papo prehistoric animals and figures available from Everything Dinosaur: Papo Prehistoric Animal Models and Figures

25 04, 2018

Wild Safari Prehistoric World Feathered T. rex Wins Award

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Accolade for Wild Safari Prehistoric World Feathered T. rex

Readers of Prehistoric Times magazine have voted the Wild Safari Prehistoric World Feathered T. rex model the best dinosaur toy of 2017.   The figure faced tough competition, but it had a number of factors in its favour.  Firstly, it is a model of a Tyrannosaurus rex, the most popular of all the prehistoric animals and secondly, this skilfully crafted replica depicted T. rex with a shaggy coat of feathers, a modern interpretation of this iconic dinosaur.

Voted the Best Dinosaur Figure of 2017 by Readers of Prehistoric Times Magazine

Wild Safari Prehistoric World Feathered Tyrannosaurus rex.

Wild Safari Prehistoric World Feathered T. rex.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

To view the Wild Safari Prehistoric World Feathered T. rex and the other models in this range available from Everything Dinosaur: Wild Safari Prehistoric World Models and Figures

A Feathered Tyrannosaurus rex Figure

Standing a little under fifteen centimetres high and measuring an impressive 32 centimetres long, this Tyrannosaurus rex figure depicts the “Tyrant Lizard King” with a coat of reddish-brown protofeathers, with more prominent quills on the top of the formidable skull and the running down the back of the neck.  The feathers on the back of the head and neck suggest that these quills might have played a role in visual display, the body feathers as shown in this replica, would have made a very effective coat, helping to keep this reptile warm.  The designers at Safari Ltd chose to make the snout and the underside of the neck bare, a similar characteristic is seen in extant vultures.  Many species of vultures such as the Lappet-faced (Torgos tracheliotos) and the White Rumped vulture (Gyps bengalensis) have heads and necks which are devoid of feathers.  A mistake often made, is to assume that this lack of feathers on the neck and head prevents the bird from getting caked in blood as it reaches inside carcasses to feed.  This adaptation may assist in helping the vulture to keep clean, but it is now known that the bare head and neck play a role in thermo-regulation, helping the bird to cool down.  Perhaps the design team at Safari Ltd had considered this research before finalising the feathery features on their 2017 dinosaur model.

A Close-up View of the Head of the Wild Safari Prehistoric World Feathered Tyrannosaurus rex

Feathered T. rex model.

The back of the neck of the T. rex model has prominent feathers.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Previous Winners (2015 and 2016)

Safari Ltd have won this accolade on several previous occasions, in 2015 the Wild Safari Prehistoric World Sauropelta model was voted number one, whilst last year the Wild Safari Prehistoric World Iguanodon figure was honoured.

Previous Winners the Wild Safari Prehistoric World Iguanodon and Sauropelta Models

Wild Safari Prehistoric World Iguanodon and Sauropelta.

Previous award winners (top) the Iguanodon figure in 2016 and the Sauropelta, winner in 2015 (bottom).

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur/Safari Ltd

Attention to Detail

It is the attention to detail that impresses.  This product line has a deserved reputation for the excellent painting of models, but it is the fine details that really make the feathered T. rex figure stand out from the pack.  Take, for example, the scratches and scars on the muzzle of the dinosaur model.  Face biting amongst Tyrannosaurs has long been suspected and the sculptors at Safari Ltd were keen to incorporate evidence of this behaviour into this T. rex model.

Note the Scars on the Maxilla and the Beautifully Painted Head of the Figure

The Wild Safari Prehistoric World T. rex Dinosaur Model

Note the prominent scars on the muzzle of the T. rex figure (face biting).

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur stated:

“We congratulate Safari Ltd for winning the Prehistoric Times best dinosaur model of the year award for three years running.  Given the fantastic quality of prehistoric animal replicas available at the moment winning this hat-trick is some achievement.  The feathered T. rex model is truly spectacular and a worthy winner.”

The Artwork Depicting the Safari Ltd Feathered T. rex when it was Launched in 2017

Wild Safari Prehistoric World Feathered T. rex artwork.

The concept art linked with the 2017 launch of the T. rex model.

Picture Credit: Safari Ltd

14 04, 2018

Colourful Mini Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Animals

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Mini Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Animals

Everything Dinosaur has updated the box of mini dinosaur and prehistoric animal models to include a replica of the flying reptile Pteranodon.  This popular set of prehistoric animal figures is sold either as a box of 96 models, or the little dinosaur and prehistoric animal models can be purchased individually.  The pterosaur Pteranodon joins the likes of Stegosaurus, Apatosaurus and a horned dinosaur in the prehistoric animal box, a collection of prehistoric animals from the Age of Dinosaurs.

Colourful Mini Dinosaur and Prehistoric Animal Models

Prehistoric animal and dinosaur figures.

Dinosaur and prehistoric animal models.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Great for Party Gift Bags

With at least ten different models per box, these little prehistoric animal figures are ideal for party gift bags and for use in dinosaur themed party games.  They make really useful cake decorations, for all those busy grown-ups baking dinosaur themed birthday and celebration cakes for their budding young palaeontologists.  Plastic and robust, the mini dinosaur and prehistoric animal models make very colourful cake toppers.

A Box of Assorted Prehistoric Animals and Dinosaurs

Box of dinosaur and prehistoric animal models.

Dinosaur and prehistoric animal models – ideal for parties or for use in schools to help young children gain more confidence with numbers and to aid the development of motor skills.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Helping Children with their Counting and Sorting

Our mini dinosaur and prehistoric animal models have proved very effective teaching aids in school.  The mini dinosaur models are used to help children get to grips with numbers and these bright and colourful figures help inspire and motivate many young children as they make super counters and props for use in counting exercises.  The variety of the figures in a box of 96 provides plenty of opportunities for sorting these little models into different groups.  For example, we have used them to help sort out all the red coloured models into one group, all the yellow coloured models into another.  In addition, we have seen children differentiate and sort the models according to how many legs the animal walks on (two legs or four).

As an extension for more capable learners linked to the Key Stage 1 curriculum is to challenge pupils to sort the figures into meat-eaters and plant-eaters, linking the counting game to an element of the national curriculum that explores simple food chains and food webs.

Tactile Models – Great for Kinaesthetic Learning

Dinosaur and prehistoric animal models.

Mini dinosaur and prehistoric animal models available from Everything Dinosaur.

A Wide Variety of Prehistoric Animals

Lots of different types of dinosaur models are included, plant-eaters, meat-eaters, Jurassic dinosaurs, Cretaceous dinosaurs, pterosaurs and such like.  Great for counting and sorting games. a box of 96 mini dinosaurs and prehistoric animal figures.  Each model measures around 4 to 5 centimetres in length, just the right size for young children in Reception or Year 1 to handle.

To view the mini dinosaur and prehistoric animal models and to see the extensive range of inexpensive dinosaur and prehistoric animal themed gifts and educational materials supplied by Everything Dinosaur, simply click this link: Dinosaur and Prehistoric Animal Gifts and Teaching Resources

11 04, 2018

Merci Pour Le Triceratops!

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Thanks for the Triceratops Photographs

At Everything Dinosaur, we really enjoy viewing the model collections of dinosaur fans.  It is great to see what collectors and figure enthusiasts have made of their purchases and we get lots of pictures sent into us highlighting dinosaur displays, prehistoric animal dioramas and completed model kits.  Recently, we received some photographs from a talented model maker who had just finished a Pegasus Hobbies Triceratops model kit and what a fantastic replica he has created.

The Completed Pegasus Triceratops Model

Pegasus Hobbies Triceratops model kit.

A completed 1:24 scale Pegasus Hobbies Triceratops dinosaur model.

Picture Credit: M.F.

A Beautiful Horned Dinosaur Model

The Pegasus Hobbies Triceratops is one of trio of dinosaur model kits currently available from this manufacturer.  The kit consists of a solid PVC Triceratops dinosaur in several constituent parts, a detailed display base and a name plate.  Model fans and collectors have a wonderful 1:24 scale Triceratops figure to assemble and paint.  As the glue and paints are not included in the kits, the model maker has complete freedom to decide what colour scheme they would like.  The very talented collector who sent in these pictures to Everything Dinosaur, has chosen to emphasise the subtle scales on the flank and to highlight the epocipitals on that awesome-looking head shield.

Thank You for Sending in the Triceratops Photographs

A completed 1:24 scale Pegasus Triceratops model.

Finished Triceratops dinosaur model kit.

Picture Credit: M. F.

Painting the Toes of Triceratops

The finished model shows lots and lots of detail.  The skull and the open mouth have been painted with considerable skill and care.  Note how even the individual digits and toes have been painted, there is certainly a lot to admire in this completed replica.  The weathered look to those huge brow horns and the delicate brushwork that has enabled them to fit seamlessly into their bony sockets is particularly impressive.  This is a wonderful example of the dinosaur model maker’s art.

The Pegasus Hobbies Triceratops Box Art

The Pegasus Hobbies Triceratops dinosaur model.

Pegasus Hobbies Triceratops 1:24 scale dinosaur model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

The box art for this kit (shown above), depicts this horned dinosaur in a forest environment, but this model maker has chosen to paint the display base a sandy colour.  Perhaps the Triceratops lived in an arid environment, or maybe the display base depicts the shore of a lake or a river bank.  Could the Triceratops be at the seaside?  Ironically, numerous Triceratops fossil specimens have been found in association with ancient coastal habitats.

A Close-up View of the Skull (Triceratops Model Kit)

Finished Triceratops model kit.

A completed 1:24 scale Pegasus Triceratops model.

Picture Credit: M. F.

The Pegasus Hobbies kits have built up a strong reputation for their quality and craftsmanship, these kits really do give model makers the opportunity to develop their own unique interpretation of a famous animal from the fossil record.

To view the range of Pegasus Hobbies kits available from Everything Dinosaur: Pegasus Hobbies Dinosaur Model Kits

Our thanks once again to the talented person who sent in the photographs, or as we might say in their language “Merci beaucoup pour les photographies fantastiques du Triceratops.”

8 04, 2018

Taking Photographs of the Rebor Ceratosaurus (Savage)

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Rebor Ceratosaurus 1:35 Scale Replica Poses for the Camera

A figure collector contacted Everything Dinosaur and asked us to select a Rebor Ceratosaurus dinosaur model for him.  However, before placing his order, he requested that we send some photographs of the model.  We are always happy to oblige fellow collectors and dinosaur model enthusiasts, so we quickly despatched some images via email so that the buyer could peruse his potential purchase.

The Rebor 1:35 Scale Model of Ceratosaurus (C. dentisulcatus)

Rebor Ceratosaurus dinosaur model (Savage).

The Rebor 1:35 scale Ceratosaurus dentisulcatus replica.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

The Rebor Ceratosaurus Figure (Savage)

Measuring around 27 centimetres in length and standing an impressive 10. 5 centimetres high when posed on its detailed base, the Rebor Ceratosaurus is a most attractive figure.  It comes with its own polystone base, with a puddle effect and small tree stump.  The base itself, measures around 14 centimetres long.  The dinosaur is depicted in a very dynamic pose, almost as if it is sprinting.  Although, a sizeable predator, the robust Ceratosaurus dentisulcatus shared its environment with some even larger Theropods, such as Saurophaganax and Allosaurus.  The detail on the model is fantastic, from the characteristic nose horn and the prominent bony growths over the eyes, down to the scales running along the back to the end of that powerful tail.   The Rebor 1:35 scale Ceratosaurus has proved to be extremely popular with avid collectors of prehistoric animal models and figures.

A Close-up View of the Head and Jaws of the Rebor Ceratosaurus Dinosaur Model

Rebor Ceratosaurus dinosaur model (Savage).

A close-up view of the head and the jaws of the Rebor Ceratosaurus dinosaur model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

In the close-up view of the head and jaws, the beautiful detail of the hornlets over the eyes can be seen along with that prominent nasal horn.  The Rebor sculpt shows the large jaws and blade-like teeth associated with the Ceratosaurus genus.

Several Species of Ceratosaurus Have Been Described

Although associated mostly with Upper Jurassic deposits, fragmentary fossils from Argentina that are associated with the Aptian faunal stage, indicate that these predators survived into the Early Cretaceous.  Several species of  Ceratosaurus have been described from Morrison Formation fossils, although fossil finds suggest that this dinosaur was geographically widespread.  Ceratosaurus material has been found in Portugal (Lourinhã Formation) and there is some evidence to suggest that these types of dinosaur lived in Africa (fossils from the Tendaguru Formation in Tanzania).

It really is a most remarkable figure.  Having viewed the photographs that we had emailed, the dinosaur model collector asked us to reserve this particular model for him.  It was subsequently purchased and we suspect that in a few days it will be taking pride of place in his model collection.

To view the Rebor Ceratosaurus (Savage) and the rest of the figures in the Rebor series: Rebor Prehistoric Animal Models and Figures

6 04, 2018

JurassicCollectables Reviews the Schleich Carnotaurus (2017)

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A Video Review of the Schleich Carnotaurus Dinosaur Model

Those talented and clever people at JurassicCollectables have produced another dinosaur model video review.  This time it is the Schleich “Conquering the Earth” Carnotaurus figure from 2017 that is given the star treatment.  This figure was introduced by Schleich last year, but interest in Carnotaurus has certainly been piqued after its appearance in the recent “Jurassic World – Fallen Kingdom” movie trailer.  Whilst the tyrannosaurids rose to prominence in the northern hemisphere during the Late Cretaceous, in the south, as the super-continent Gondwana continued to break apart, it was the bizarre abelisaurids, such as Carnotaurus, that took on the role of apex predators.

In this short video (duration a little under eight minutes), a Schleich Carnotaurus dinosaur model is unwrapped and put on the display turntable.  The narrator discusses the model and highlights some of the features, including how it reminds him of another Carnotaurus figures that came out as merchandise from earlier “Jurassic Park/Jurassic World” dinosaur movies.

The Schleich Carnotaurus Dinosaur Model Video Review

Video Credit: JurassicCollectables

The video review gives model collectors the opportunity to see this very unique dinosaur model up close.  The model has a very distinctive skull, a point emphasised in the video.  The narrator comments on the simple but effective colour scheme and praises the wet, glossy look of the eye that helps to animate this figure.  The rows of neck plates and other osteoderms are mentioned, although, the spokesperson for JurassicCollectables does not comment on the distinct overbite depicted on this short-skulled dinosaur.

JurassicCollectables on Their YouTube Channel

JurassicCollectables have a brilliant YouTube channel which is full of prehistoric animal model reviews and other very informative and interesting videos.  This YouTube channel has tens of thousands of subscribers, more than 64,000, that’s an amazing achievement, our congratulations to everyone at JurassicCollectables for such a fantastic collection of videos.

You can visit the YouTube channel of JurassicCollectables here: JurassicCollectables on YouTube, Everything Dinosaur recommends that prehistoric animal model fans subscribe to the JurassicCollectables channel on YouTube.

To purchase the Schleich “Conquering the Earth” Carnotaurus dinosaur model and to see the full range of Schleich prehistoric animal figures that Everything Dinosaur offers: Schleich Dinosaur and Prehistoric Animal Models

The Schleich “Conquering the Earth” Carnotaurus Dinosaur Model

Schleich Conquering the Earth Carnotaurus model.

The Schleich “Conquering the Earth” Carnotaurus figure.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

A Tactile Dinosaur Model (Schleich Carnotaurus)

Schleich are building a reputation for the tactile quality of their dinosaur models.  The narrator in the video alludes to the “feel” of the model, the different sized scales and their texture lends a kinaesthetic quality to this dinosaur, a point picked up by numerous teaching assistants and learning support advisers in schools who are using Schleich dinosaur models to assist with sensory play and kinaesthetic themed learning.

For an article that discusses the tactile qualities of a Schleich figure: The Tactile Qualities of the Schleich Brachiosaurus

Our thanks to, JurassicCollectables for their most informative and instructive video review of the Schleich Carnotaurus, we look forward to this talented team producing more videos of the Schleich “Conquering the Earth” dinosaur model range in the future.

29 03, 2018

Talented South African Model Makers

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Prehistoric Dioramas Showcased in the South African Sun

Brothers Luke and Raef have their very own customised, unique prehistoric landscapes for their dinosaur models to explore thanks to a hard-working and dedicated father.  A few weeks ago, Everything Dinosaur was sent in some pictures of a second dinosaur diorama that had been built by dad Paul at their home in South Africa.  The two prehistoric landscapes, complete with replica volcano, a cave inhabited by early hominins and a marine seascape, look fantastic side by side in the family’s garden.  It helps to live in a hot country when it comes to showcasing your model making skills outdoors.

The Prehistoric Landscapes in the Garden

Two stunning dinosaur dioramas.

The two dinosaur dioramas side by side (latest landscape is on the left).

Picture Credit: P. M.

Many Hours of Hard Work

Fans of building dioramas and model scenes will know just how many hours of hard work have gone into building these prehistoric landscapes.  The second project was started over the Christmas holidays and the material chosen to provide the contours and that steep cliff leading to the water feature was fibreglass, which can be tricky to work with, but the end results speak for themselves.

The Second Prehistoric Landscape was Started in Late December

Dinosaur diorama, work in progress.

Work in progress on the dinosaur diorama.

Picture Credit: P. M.

Over the years, we have featured several examples of prehistoric landscapes and dioramas, we are always impressed and amazed by the ingenuity shown by the talented model makers.  Young Raef’s landscape includes a cleverly constructed marine environment, just the sort of place needed for your sea monsters and other figures to hang out.

A CollectA Deluxe Kronosaurus Has Grabbed an Unfortunate CollectA Dolichorhynchops

Kronosaurus attacks Dolichorhynchops.

Kronosaurus makes a meal of Dolichorhynchops.

Picture Credit: P.M.

A Team Effort

The whole family was involved in this enterprise, all helping to create the landscape, paint the scenery, sort out the planting of the prehistoric vegetation, seaweeds and corals (see above) and to create some of the amazing special effects such as wires for the pterosaur models to be suspended from.

Painting the Prehistoric Landscape – Dealing with the Details

Prehistoric landscape painting.

Painting the prehistoric landscape.

Picture Credit: P.M.

Commenting on the success of the projects, dad Paul stated:

“We completed the second landscape over Christmas, I never want to work with fibreglass again, but all is well that ends well.  The kids were heavily involved in modelling and painting the landscape.  They are very pleased with it and therefore so am I!”

Customers of Everything Dinosaur for several years, the family have slowly and surely built up a collection of prehistoric animals, including some rare figures, to populate their landscapes.

A Maiasaura and Hatchlings Very Much at Home in the Dinosaur Diorama

Maiasaura mother and nest.

A Maiasaura mother and nest in the diorama landscape.

Picture Credit: P. M.

The photograph (above) highlights the attention to detail in the dinosaur dioramas, what a rich and varied planting scheme.

A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur commented:

“What an impressive pair of dioramas!  It has taken some skill and technical ability to construct such beautiful prehistoric landscapes.  Each diorama has some amazing features like smoking volcanoes, flowing lava and a Stone Age cave complete with prehistoric art.”

Can You Spot the Cave Paintings?

The inhabitants of the prehistoric cave.

Fantastic detail such as these cave paintings feature in the prehistoric dioramas.

Picture Credit: P.M.

Entering Model Making Competitions

In their email correspondence with Everything Dinosaur, the family have asked us about whether they could enter any model shows or diorama contests, we provided some advice suggesting that it was worthwhile seeing if there was a local model making club in South Africa where they could display their completed work.  Our congratulations to Paul, Raef, Luke and Amanda, we really appreciate you taking the time and trouble to share these images with us.

19 03, 2018

Everything Dinosaur March Newsletter

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Rebor Fallen Queen, Straight-tusked Elephants and Paleo-Creatures Feature in Newsletter

Everything Dinosaur’s latest customer newsletter has been circulated and it contains lots of helpful information about new products, stocking levels and updates on forthcoming introductions.  The headline features the return of the extremely popular Rebor Fallen Queen (Triceratops horridus) figure.  Version two of this figure is back in production and Everything Dinosaur has received stocks of this super replica which makes a fantastic addition the Rebor King T. rex model.

The March Newsletter has Triceratops in the Headlines

The Rebor Triceratops figure (Fallen Queen) features in an Everything Dinosaur newsletter.

The Rebor T. horridus in the March newsletter from Everything Dinosaur.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

The Rebor Fallen Queen is a Stand Alone Figure or can be used in Conjunction with the Rebor 1:35 scale T. rex Replica

The Rebor Fallen Queen and the Rebor King T. rex.

The Rebor Fallen Queen (version 2) with the Rebor King T. rex figure.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Everything Dinosaur customers who had requested a model be reserved for them have already been contacted.

To view the range of Rebor replicas available from Everything Dinosaur: Rebor Scale Models and Figures

Palaeoloxodon antiquus – Straight-tusked Elephant

On the subject of reserve lists, Everything Dinosaur’s priority reserve list for the second model in the Eofauna Scientific Research scale model series is now open.  The Straight-tusked elephant (P. antiquus) has already generated a lot of excitement after our joint press release with our friends at Eofauna.  A number of museums and other institutions have already made enquiries and this 1:35 scale figure will be with us in June.

Proving Very Popular Already – The Eofauna Scientific Research Straight-tusked Elephant Model

Palaeoloxodon antiquus model reserve list.

The reserve list is now open for the Eofauna Scientific Research Straight-tusked elephant.

Picture Credit: Eofauna Scientific Research/Everything Dinosaur

To join our priority reserve list for this stunning Straight-tusked elephant scale model, simply drop Everything Dinosaur an email: Email Everything Dinosaur

Leave the rest to us, you don’t have to have a memory like an elephant, we will reserve a figure for you and a team member will personally email you to let you know that the stock has arrived.

Extinct Animals from Paleo-Creatures and a Soft Toy Dodo

Our latest bulletin also features three new figures from Paleo-Creatures, the “sleeping dragon” Mei long, a marvellous Arthropleura model and especially for fans of early armoured dinosaurs, a splendid Scelidosaurus replica.  These new additions are in stock and currently available from Everything Dinosaur.

Paleo-Creatures Replicas and a Dodo Soft Toy

Paleo-Creatures and a Dodo soft toy.

Extinct creatures feature in the Everything Dinosaur March 2018 newsletter.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

The Paleo-Creatures range of hand-crafted prehistoric animals: Paleo-Creatures Models and Figures

Standing a fraction under twenty centimetres high, the new Dodo soft toy has been skilfully crafted and it looks incredibly cute.  There are just a few of these remarkable plush Dodos in stock so grab yours before they become extinct.  Best of all, you don’t have to travel all the way to Mauritius to pick one up.

The Dodo Soft Toy Available from Everything Dinosaur

Dodo soft toy.

Soft toy Dodo available from Everything Dinosaur

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

To view the soft toy Dodo and other prehistoric animal soft toys: Prehistoric Animal Soft Toys

PNSO Triceratops “Doyle” and the Eofauna Scientific Research Steppe Mammoth

Concluding our latest newsletter, we feature the stunning and extremely rare PNSO Triceratops “Doyle” figure along with the very first figure in the Eofauna Scientific Research range, the 1:40 scale Steppe Mammoth model (Mammuthus trogontherii).  These two scale models have proved to be extremely popular with model collectors.

The PNSO Triceratops Figure “Doyle” and the Eofauna Scientific Research Steppe Mammoth

Eofauna Scientific Research Steppe Mammoth and the PNSO Triceratops (Doyle).

PNSO Triceratops Doyle and the Eofauna Scientific Research Steppe Mammoth.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

The Steppe Mammoth figure measures nineteen centimetres long and is just under twelve centimetres high at the shoulders, it can be found here: Eofauna Steppe Mammoth model

Coming from the PNSO Age of Dinosaurs range, the Triceratops “Doyle” is also in 1:35 scale, it measures around 26 centimetres in length and the base upon which the replica stands is a little over nineteen centimetres long.

The PNSO Triceratops “Doyle” can be viewed here: PNSO Age of Dinosaurs

We look forward to sending out more newsletters later on in the spring.  Remember, if you want to join our newsletter list simply drop Everything Dinosaur an email, expressing your wish to get our periodic newsletters: Email Everything Dinosaur to Subscribe to our Newsletter

13 03, 2018

Plans Progressing for Palaeoloxodon

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Everything Dinosaur Preparing for a Straight-tusked Elephant

Everything Dinosaur team members have been busy preparing for the introduction of the Straight-tusked elephant figure from Eofauna Scientific Research.  This 1:35 scale replica of Palaeoloxodon antiquus is due to arrive in stock around late May/early June, that may be a few weeks away, but there is still plenty of work to do in the meantime.

The New for 2018 Straight-tusked Elephant from Eofauna Scientific Research

Straight-tusked elephant model.

Eofauna Scientific Research Straight-tusked elephant (Palaeoloxodon antiquus).

Picture Credit: Eofauna Scientific Research/Everything Dinosaur

To join Everything Dinosaur’s reserve list for this new 1:35 scale figure simply email: Contact Everything Dinosaur to Reserve Your Model

Space has been allocated in our warehouse to receive this wonderful proboscidean and we have ensured that there will be adequate stock of the first figure in the Eofauna range, the Steppe Mammoth model (introduced last year), which is likely to have an upsurge in sales as more collectors discover this wonderful model range.

Commissioning a Scale Drawing of Palaeoloxodon antiquus

An illustration of Palaeoloxodon antiquus has already been commissioned and completed.  This drawing, will form the basis for a scale drawing of this extinct elephant that will be used in our exclusive Straight-tusked elephant fact sheet that will be sent out with every model sell.  The fact sheet is currently being researched and prepared.  Once it has been approved, this new fact sheet will be added to our library of several hundred prehistoric animal data sheets that Everything Dinosaur has compiled.

The Illustration of the Straight-tusked Elephant Commissioned by Everything Dinosaur

Straight-tusked elephant illustration.

A drawing of a Straight-tusked elephant.

Picture Credit: Mike Fredericks/Everything Dinosaur

A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur commented:

“We do appreciate that model collectors often like to learn a little about the prehistoric animal that a model represents, that’s why we go to the trouble of commissioning drawings and creating fact sheets for the majority of the prehistoric animals and dinosaurs that we sell.  In addition, as the Eofauna Scientific Research figure is based on actual fossil specimens, it is fitting for us to provide a fact sheet on this extinct elephant, after all, one of our objectives is to help educate and inform.”

Palaeoloxodon Upsets the Loxodonta

A study of ancient Palaeoloxodon antiquus DNA revealed that this extinct species was closely related to African forest elephants (Loxodonta cyclotis).  This came as a surprise as most palaeontologists had believed that the Palaeoloxodon genus was, from a taxonomic perspective, closer to the Asian elephant (Elephas maximus).  Furthermore, the genetic analysis revealed that extant forest elephants in the Congo Basin were more closely related to Palaeoloxodon antiquus than they were to the African savannah elephant (Loxodonta africana).  This meant that the elephant family tree would have to be drastically revised and the Loxodonta genus itself will have to be reviewed and subjected to some revision.

Members of the Elephantidae family (most of them), might have big, but it turns out that these iconic animals with their ancient lineage can still produce some enormous surprises.

The Eofauna Scientific Research Straight-tusked Elephant with the First Eofauna Model (Mammuthus trogontherii)

The Eofauna Straight-tusked elephant the Steppe Mammoth model.

The Eofauna Scientific Research Straight-tusked elephant (right) and the Steppe Mammoth figure (left).

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

To view the current range of Eofauna Scientific Research models available from Everything Dinosaur: Eofauna Scientific Research Scale Replicas

10 03, 2018

Finalising Fact Sheets for March Deliveries

By | March 10th, 2018|Dinosaur and Prehistoric Animal Drawings, Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur News and Updates, Everything Dinosaur Products, Main Page, Photos of Everything Dinosaur Products|0 Comments

Brontosaurus Fact Sheet for the CollectA Brontosaurus Model

The first of the new for 2018 CollectA figures are due in stock at Everything Dinosaur at the end of this month (March 2018).  Preparations to receive the new models along with deliveries from Papo and Mojo Fun are well underway.  However, as we send out a fact sheet on virtually every named animal we supply, our team members have been busy compiling a fact sheet on the famous Sauropod Brontosaurus, as CollectA will be introducing a Brontosaurus figure this year.

Everything Dinosaur’s Scale Drawing of Brontosaurus

Drawing of Brontosaurus.

A scale drawing of Brontosaurus.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Bully for Brontosaurus

The CollectA Brontosaurus model has a release date of mid-2018, it will be part of the company’s extensive “Prehistoric Life” collection of not-to-scale dinosaur models.  The double row of scutes running along the back of the figure is an interpretation of the fossil material related to diplodocids that suggests that some types of these long-necked, Late Jurassic dinosaurs had dermal armour.

The New for 2018 CollectA “Prehistoric Life” Brontosaurus Model

CollectA Brontosaurus replica.

The CollectA Brontosaurus dinosaur model with a double row of dermal spikes running down the body.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Observant model collectors will have noticed the red flash on the neck of this herbivore.  Palaeontologists believe that these large animals lived in herds and the brightly coloured patch of skin on the throat might have acted as a signalling device in visual displays.  This colouration, along with the double row of dermal spikes is speculative, however, these features on this excellent figure have a grounding in science and reflect what has been deduced about these dinosaurs from their fossils and from studying animals living in herds today.

Several Sauropods in the CollectA Range

The CollectA range “Prehistoric Life” already includes several not to scale models representing Sauropods.  For example, the range contains Cetiosaurus, Shunosaurus, Agustinia, Amargasaurus, Ampelosaurus, Argentinosaurus, Brachiosaurus, Diplodocus, Daxiatitan, Rebbachisaurus, a rearing Rhoetosaurus and an Alamosaurus.  It is great to see a replica of “Thunder Lizard” being added to this collection.

The CollectA “Prehistoric Life” Range Features Several Sauropods

Daxiatitan model by CollectA.

A Daxiatitan replica is amongst numerous Sauropods featured in the extensive CollectA “Prehistoric Life” model range.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Commenting on the impending introduction of a Brontosaurus model, a spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur stated:

“Brontosaurus has had a rather chequered taxonomic career since the genus was first erected in 1879.  For a long time, Brontosaurus was thought to be a junior synonym of Apatosaurus until a substantial review of diplodocid fossils undertaken in 2015 led to the resurrection of the genus”.

To read Everything Dinosaur’s article on this research into the Diplodocidae: The Return of Brontosaurus

Everything Dinosaur Already Has a Fact Sheet on the Closely Related Apatosaurus

Apatosaurus scale drawing.

Scale drawing of Apatosaurus (A. ajax).

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

We are looking forward to completing our fact sheets as we await the arrival of the new models.

To view the CollectA “Prehistoric Life” models including the Sauropods in stock at Everything Dinosaur: CollectA Prehistoric Life Figures

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