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21 09, 2017

JurassicCollectables Reviews the Papo Cave Bear Model

By | September 21st, 2017|Everything Dinosaur Products, Everything Dinosaur videos, Main Page, Photos of Everything Dinosaur Products, Product Reviews|0 Comments

Papo Cave Bear Video Review (JurassicCollectables)

The latest video review from JurassicCollectables has been posted up and it features the wonderful Papo Cave Bear model.  This replica is one of two prehistoric mammals being added to the Papo “Les Dinosaures” model range this year.  The Smilodon replica has been delayed, so for the time being we have this Ursus spelaeus figure to admire.  In this short video review, (it lasts just under three minutes), the narrator takes us on a tour of this beautifully painted Papo model.

The JurassicCollectables Video Review of the New for 2017 Papo Cave Bear Model

Video Credit: JurassicCollectables

It is great to see another prehistoric mammal added to the Papo range, especially after the retirement of the Woolly Rhino figure a couple of years ago and the recent news that the Papo baby Woolly Mammoth is going out of production*.   The JurassicCollectables video displays the quality of the paintwork and attention to detail on this model.  Thanks to “off-colour Alan” and a handy Tyrannosaurus rex, this video provides a good idea of the model’s size and scale.

The Distinct Sloping Forehead of U. spelaeus 

The narrator talks about the distinctive sloping forehead of Ursus spelaeus that helps to distinguish this model from more ubiquitous models of Brown Bears (Ursus arctos).  He also explains about some of the problems that can occur when trying to sculpt realistic looking fur on models of large mammals.

The Papo Cave Bear Figure (New for 2017)

The Papo Cave Bear Model.

A powerful looking Cave Bear model from Papo.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

In this excellent video, the narrator comments on the beautifully sculpted feet and paw pads.  The dynamic pose is discussed and the position of the hind legs noted.

The JurassicCollectables YouTube channel has amassed well over 54,000 subscribers and has something like seven hundred dinosaur and prehistoric animal inspired videos.  We think this might be the first video review of a Cave Bear replica undertaken by the team at JurassicCollectables.

Everything Dinosaur recommends prehistoric animal enthusiasts and model fans to visit JurassicCollectables on YouTube and to subscribe: JurassicCollectables on YouTube

The Powerfully Built Cave Bear

Becoming extinct as recently as 24,000 years ago, the Cave Bear would have been known to the people of the Late Pleistocene.  It was a powerfully built animal, but not the largest bear that ever lived, a common misconception. True, a fully grown, male might have weighed as much as one tonne and when it reared up on its strong hind legs it could have stood more than 3.3 metres high, but the fossil remains of a South American Short-faced Bear (Arctotherium angustidens) indicate that this animal was much larger, weighing around 1.6 tonnes.

Everything Dinosaur Photographed the Papo Cave Bear Last Year

Cave Bear model by Papo.

Papo Cave Bear (dorsal view of one of the first models to be made).

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

To view the Papo Cave Bear replica and the rest of the excellent Papo “Les Dinosaures” model range: Papo Prehistoric Animal Models

Our thanks once again to JurassicCollectables for producing such an interesting and informative video.

* Everything Dinosaur has blogged about Papo model retirements.  For an article that reveals which models are being dropped from the Papo range: New Papo for 2018 and Model Retirements

19 08, 2017

JurassicCollectables Reviews Rebor “Alex DeLarge” Replica

By | August 19th, 2017|Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur Products, Everything Dinosaur videos, Main Page|0 Comments

A Video Review of the Rebor Leaping Velociraptor “Alex DeLarge”

The second of the recently introduced leaping Velociraptor figures has been reviewed by JurassicCollectables.  This time, it is the stunning “Alex DeLarge”, Rebor Velociraptor in 1:18 scale, that is in the spotlight.  Rebor have been busy producing lots of “raptors” and as well as highlighting the features of “Alex”, this clever video review includes comparisons with other Rebor Velociraptor models, including “Spring-heeled Jack”, the 1:18 scale “Winston” and the juvenile “Stan”

JurassicCollectables Reviews the Rebor Leaping Velociraptor “Alex DeLarge”

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Video Credit: JurassicCollectables

In this short video, (duration 6:12), viewers are given the chance to have a really good look at this cleverly designed, Late Cretaceous, Asian dinosaur.  The narrator discusses various aspects of “Alex DeLarge”, although the video does not give the explanation for this Velociraptor’s moniker.  Alex DeLarge is the name of the violent protagonist in the novel “A Clockwork Orange” by Anthony Burgess which was published in 1962.  The book was made into a film, directed by Stanley Kubrick in 1971.

To view the Rebor 1:18 scale replica “Alex DeLarge”, the counterpart model “Spring-heeled Jack” and the rest of the excellent Rebor prehistoric animal model range: Rebor Dinosaur and Prehistoric Animal Replicas

Velociraptors of “Jurassic World”

It is apt for this particular Rebor model to be named after a character which has appeared in the cinema.  Alex DeLarge, liked to wield a razor, reminiscent of the “killing claw” associated with these dinosaurs, in the book and the film, Alex DeLarge roamed the streets in a gang, social, pack-hunting behaviour has been proposed for Velociraptors too.  The beautiful paint job on this particular Rebor replica is similar to the colouration of the Velociraptor called Blue which was seen in the recent dinosaur movie “Jurassic World”.  Sadly, for “off-colour Alan” his encounter with this 1:18 scale replica does not end well!

The Rebor Velociraptor “Alex DeLarge” Replica

Rebor 1:18 scale "Alex DeLarge" Velociraptor replica.

Rebor 1:18 scale Velociraptor model “Alex DeLarge”.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Compared with the Rebor Tyrannosaurus rex and the Rebor Velociraptor Models

It is great to see that JurassicCollectables have included other model and figure comparisons in their video review of the Rebor “Alex DeLarge” Velociraptor.  Towards the end of the video, look out for a line-up of Rebor Velociraptors and a comparison between the Rebor King T. rex replica in 1:35 scale and this leaping Velociraptor figure.  It is also helpful to see the model posed on both the two rods that are supplied with this replica as well as seeing how the arms fit into their sockets.

The close-up shot of the head and the views of the paintwork on the tail are very well done, nothing is out of focus and videos like this really do provide the best opportunity to view a model before deciding to purchase.

JurassicCollectables have an amazing YouTube channel which is full of prehistoric animal model reviews and other very interesting and carefully put together videos, including reviews of the aforementioned Rebor “King T. rex” and other Rebor replicas.

Visit the YouTube channel of Jurassic Collectables: JurassicCollectables on YouTube , please subscribe to the JurassicCollectables channel, this is a great channel for collectors as well as fans of prehistoric animals.

To view Everything Dinosaur’s blog article about the recently published JurassicCollectables review of “Spring-heeled Jack”: JurassicCollectables Reviews “Spring-heeled Jack”.

11 08, 2017

JurassicCollectables Reviews “Spring-heeled Jack”

By | August 11th, 2017|Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur Products, Everything Dinosaur videos, Main Page|0 Comments

A Video Review of the Rebor Leaping Velociraptor “Spring-heeled Jack”

JurassicCollectables have been hard at work again and their latest video to be posted is a review of the amazing “Spring-heeled Jack”, the Rebor Velociraptor, 1:18 scale dinosaur model.  Rebor has continued to set the standard when it comes to introducing “retro raptors” and this new Velociraptor joins “Winston, Stan” and “Alex DeLarge” in the Rebor replica range.

JurassicCollectables Reviews “Spring-heeled Jack”

Video Credit: JurassicCollectables

In this brief video review, (it lasts just over six and a half minutes), viewers are given the opportunity to have a really good look at this skilfully modelled Late Cretaceous Theropod.  The narrator discusses various aspects of “Spring-heeled Jack”, named after a strange being from English folklore that was first reported 180 years ago.  For example, the video looks at the base of the model in detail and demonstrates the articulated jaw and the forelimbs that can be set in various positions.

To view the Rebor 1:18 scale replica “Spring-heeled Jack”, the counterpart model “Alex DeLarge” and the entire Rebor prehistoric animal model range: Rebor Dinosaur and Prehistoric Animal Replicas

“Jurassic Park” Velociraptors

With the ground-breaking dinosaur movie “Jurassic Park”, hitting cinema screens in 1993, Velociraptors were up front and centre when it came to the prehistoric animals featured.  We won’t open up the debate on the size of the “raptors” in the film, suffice to say, thanks to this movie and the work of Stan Winston, the American film and television special make-up and special effects master, a whole new generation of young dinosaur fans was created.  The Velociraptors in the Rebor replica range, pay tribute to the contribution played in the portrayal of dinosaurs by Stan Winston, that’s why a number of the models in this range carry his moniker.  The leaping “Spring-heeled Jack” is reminiscent of the leaping Velociraptors from the Jurassic Park film franchise.

The Rebor Velociraptor “Spring-heeled Jack” Replica

Rebor "Spring-heeled Jack" Velociraptor model.

Rebor 1:18 scale Velociraptor “Spring-heeled Jack”.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

The genus name means “speedy robber or speedy thief” and the JurassicCollectables video review shows these dynamic models in all their beauty.

Compared with the Rebor Tyrannosaurus rex and the Rebor Carnotaurus Models

Our thanks to those clever people at JurassicCollectables for including in this video review comparisons with the Rebor Tyrannosaurus rex replica (King T. rex) and the recently reviewed Rebor Carnotaurus figure “Crimson King”.  Off-colour Alan even gets in on the action, he is shown riding on the back of the leaping Velociraptor and the figure looks really good next to “Spring-heeled Jack”, very reminiscent of the scene from the first Jurassic Park” movie where big-game hunter, Robert Muldoon meets his demise.

JurassicCollectables have a brilliant YouTube channel crammed full of prehistoric animal model reviews and other very interesting and informative videos, including reviews of the aforementioned Rebor Carnotaurus replica and the Rebor “King T. rex“.

Visit the YouTube channel of Jurassic Collectables: JurassicCollectables on YouTube , please remember to subscribe to the JurassicCollectables channel, after all, some 50,000+ dinosaur and prehistoric animal model fans can’t be wrong!

7 07, 2017

JurassicCollectables Reviews the Papo Cryolophosaurus

By | July 7th, 2017|Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur videos, Main Page, Product Reviews|0 Comments

Papo Cryolophosaurus Video Review (JurassicCollectables)

Dinosaur model reviews are coming in thick and fast from JurassicCollectables.  Today, we share their latest video review, a look out the new for 2017, Papo Cryolophosaurus dinosaur model.  The Papo Cryolophosaurus is the last of the Papo dinosaur figures to be introduced this year, but it has been well worth the wait as the paint scheme and detailing on this figure is exquisite.

The New for 2017 Papo Cryolophosaurus – Video Review by JurassicCollectables

Video Credit: JurassicCollectables

Frozen Crested Lizard

Found on the slopes of Mount Kirkpatrick at an altitude of around 4,000 metres Cryolophosaurus (C. elloitti), an Early Jurassic dinosaur is one of the most unusual of all the Theropoda.  The first fossils of this dinosaur were discovered during an expedition at the end of 1990/early 1991, during the Antarctic summer.  The genus name was inspired by that remarkable bony crest and the fossil site location – the genus name translates as “frozen crested lizard”.

In this short video (duration 4:49), the narrator talks about the beautiful bony ridges on the skull that gave this dinosaur its name.  The commentary includes details of the washes used to create such a glossy looking dinosaur.  Although, during the time of Cryolophosaurus Antarctica was a considerable distance away from the South Pole, the climate would still have been harsh, but not as extreme as today.

The Cryolophosaurus material comes from the Hanson Formation, several other vertebrates are known from the Lower Jurassic strata. Cryolophosaurus shared its chilly forested world with Pterosaurs, Prosauropods and Sauropods, Cynodonts (mammal-like reptiles) and several other types of Theropod.  Intriguingly, these rocks have yet to be fully mapped and explored and a number of fossil finds (including dinosaur remains) have yet to be formally described.

Detailed Video Description

In the JurassicCollectables video review, the narrator provides a detailed description of this skilfully made dinosaur model.  Particular attention is given to the skull sculpt including the detail on the inside of the mouth and the folds of skin on the neck, before the video shows the scales and other osteoderms that have been carefully crafted into the figure.

The JurassicCollectables YouTube channel has lots of Papo model videos, plus reviews of many other new for 2017, prehistoric animal figures.  It is a “go to” site for many dinosaur fans and model collectors.  To visit the JurassicCollectables YouTube channel and to subscribe: JurassicCollectables on YouTube

The video review of the Papo Cryolophosaurus may have only been posted up for a few hours but it has already attracted over 3,600 views.

The Papo Cryolophosaurus Dinosaur Model

Papo Cryolophosaurus dinosaur model.

The Papo Cryolophosaurus dinosaur model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Just like the narrator, we have a couple of these Papo replicas on one of our shelves in the office.  It is the favourite new for 2017 Papo model of “Tyrannosaurus Sue”!  We are looking forward to the rest of the new for 2017 Papo replicas, the Cave Bear, Dimorphodon and the roaring Smilodon figures will be in stock soon.

To view the range of Papo prehistoric animal models available from Everything Dinosaur: Papo Dinosaur and Prehistoric Animal Models

The Papo Cryolophosaurus Dinosaur Model

Papo Cryolophosaurus.

The Papo Cryolophosaurus dinosaur model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

4 07, 2017

JurassicCollectables Reviews the Rebor Carnotaurus

By | July 4th, 2017|Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur videos, Main Page|0 Comments

A Video Review of the Rebor Carnotaurus “Crimson King”

The latest JurassicCollectables video to be posted is a review of the spectacular “Crimson King”, the Rebor Carnotaurus (C. sastrei), 1:35 scale dinosaur model.  Rebor has continued to set the standard when it comes to 1:35 scale Theropods and this new Carnotaurus joins Acrocanthosaurus, Ceratosaurus, Yutyrannus, Utahraptor, T. rex, Velociraptor and Deinonychus in the Rebor replica range.

JurassicCollectables Reviews the “Crimson King”

Video Credit: JurassicCollectables

In this short review, (the video lasts a fraction over six minutes), viewers are given the opportunity to have a really good look at this skilfully modelled South American dinosaur.  The narrator discusses various aspects of this dinosaur model.  For example, he points out the care and attention to detail revealed by the sculpted roof of the mouth and that amazing coloured tongue.  The articulated jaw and front limbs are demonstrated and the lava field base is also shown and commented upon.

To view the Rebor Carnotaurus replica “Crimson King” and the entire Rebor prehistoric animal model range: Rebor Dinosaur and Prehistoric Animal Replicas

Carnotaurus – “Meat-eating Bull”

When the fossilised remains of a single, individual specimen was discovered in the mid 1980’s, palaeontologists were very puzzled.  This Theropod from Argentina, was unlike any other dinosaur that scientists had described at the time.  It ended up being assigned to its own family, the Abelisauridae, along with Abelisaurus (A. comahuensis).  The skin impressions, found in association with the Carnotaurus specimen, provided the researchers with some of the best-preserved dinosaur skin samples that had been discovered.  The blunt snout and the thin lower jaw suggested that this dinosaur had a unique hunting strategy.  The skull seemed too lightly built to cope with struggling prey, however, at an estimated eight metres in length, Carnotaurus was very probably an apex predator, although it can’t be ruled out that this dinosaur was a specialised scavenger, relying on the kills of other dinosaurs.  In the JurassicCollectables video, the Rebor Tenontosaurus corpse (Ceryneian Hind) is used to provide scale for the figure.

The Rebor Carnotaurus “Crimson King” Figure

Rebor Carnotaurus dinosaur model the "Crimson King".

Rebor Carnotaurus.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

The genus name was erected as this dinosaur has two prominent horns above its eyes.  These horns stuck out sideways and reminded the scientists of the horns of a cow.  It is not known what these horns were for, it has been speculated that they could have shown maturity, or perhaps they played a role in visual displays.  Another theory put forward is that these horns protected the eyes during intraspecific combat.

The Rebor 1:35 Scale Carnotaurus Dinosaur Model (C. sastrei)

Rebor Carnotaurus dinosaur model.

Rebor “Crimson King” Carnotaurus dinosaur model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Papo Brown Tyrannosaurus rex

The very informative JurassicCollectables video review also features the Papo Brown Tyrannosaurus rex model (standing T. rex figure), this replica is also used to provide scale and the Rebor Carnotaurus works very well alongside this Papo model.  Look out for “off colour Alan”, who makes his regular appearance.  A JurassicCollectables dinosaur model review would not be complete without an appearance of this figure!

JurassicCollectables have a wonderful YouTube channel stuffed full of prehistoric animal model reviews and other very informative videos, including reviews of the Rebor Acrocanthosaurus replica and the Rebor Cerberus Clan (Deinonychus dinosaurs).

Visit the YouTube channel of Jurassic Collectables here: JurassicCollectables on YouTube , don’t forget to subscribe to the JurassicCollectables channel, after all, some 55,000 dinosaur and prehistoric animal model fans already have!

29 06, 2017

JurassicCollectables Reviews Mojo Fun Red Hunting T. rex

By | June 29th, 2017|Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur Products, Everything Dinosaur videos, Main Page, Product Reviews|0 Comments

Mojo Fun Red Hunting T. rex Reviewed by JurassicCollectables

In a first for the YouTube channel of JurassicCollectables, a video review of a Mojo Fun dinosaur model has been posted up.  The figure reviewed is the new for 2017, Mojo Fun red hunting Tyrannosaurus rex and in this brief video (it lasts around four minutes), dinosaur fans are given a guided tour of one of the newest models in the Mojo Fun “Prehistoric & Extinct” range.

The company was founded in 2009 and the range of figures and replicas has grown steadily ever since.  Today, there are over thirty models in the Mojo Fun “Prehistoric & Extinct” series and it is fitting for JurassicCollectables to start their association with this company by producing a video review of one of the hunting T. rex dinosaur models, as these figures are proving to be very popular with Everything Dinosaur’s customer base.

Although, this video review focuses on “red”, a number of Papo dinosaurs feature, helping to provide a useful comparison.  Also, look out for a regular appearance by “off-colour Alan”, he even tries riding on the back of the Mojo Fun model.

The Mojo Fun Hunting T. rex (Red) Video Review by JurassicCollectables

Video Credit: Jurassic Collectables

In the short video, the narrator guides the viewer through the details that can be seen on this carefully sculpted replica.  These videos are a great way for dinosaur model fans to learn about new collections.  JurassicCollectables takes great care to show the figure from numerous angles.  It is really helpful to have a 360-degree view.

JurassicCollectables have a brilliant YouTube channel crammed full of prehistoric animal model reviews and other very informative videos.  They have just achieved 55, 000 subscribers, that’s a fantastic achievement, our congratulations to the team.

Visit the YouTube channel of JurassicCollectables here: JurassicCollectables on YouTube , Everything Dinosaur recommends that dinosaur model fans subscribe to the JurassicCollectables channel.

The Mojo Fun “Prehistoric & Extinct” Hunting Tyrannosaurus rex Model

Mojo hunting Tyrannosaurus rex.

Mojo hunting T. rex dinosaur model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Mojo Fun has produced several Tyrannosaurus rex figures, the range includes a juvenile T. rex plus a 1:40 scale version, along with a green painted, hunting T. rex figure.

To see these Tyrannosaurs and the rest of the Mojo Fun “Prehistoric and Extinct” range at Everything Dinosaur: Mojo Fun Prehistoric and Extinct Animals

In the JurassicCollectables video, the narrator explains the colour scheme on the figure and highlights the fine details of the skin texture.  It certainly is a fearsome looking dinosaur with its huge jaws and vicious teeth.

Our thanks to JurassicCollectables for this super video review and we look forward to viewing more Mojo Fun model reviews in the near future.

To read Everything Dinosaur’s article published earlier this month announcing the arrival of the new Mojo Fun range: Everything Dinosaur Adds Mojo Fun Models

For a recently published article that challenges the idea of a feathered T. rexT. rex Sheds its Feathers

5 06, 2017

A Couple of CollectA Video Reviews

By | June 5th, 2017|Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur Products, Everything Dinosaur videos, Main Page, Product Reviews|0 Comments

CollectA Gigantspinosaurus and CollectA Excalibosaurus Video Reviews

Matthew the Dinosaur King’s YouTube channel has nearly 150 dinosaur and prehistoric animal themed videos on it.  In the last few days, two new videos have been posted, both reviews of new for 2017 CollectA Prehistoric Life models.  Matthew has provided a video review of the Chinese basal stegosaurid Gigantspinosaurus and the English Jurassic marine reptile Excalibosaurus and both videos are extremely informative.

Matthew the Dinosaur King Presents a Video Review of the CollectA Gigantspinosaurus

Video Credit: Matthew the Dinosaur King (YouTube channel)

Matthew’s YouTube channel has over 6,000 subscribers (that’s awesome) and we at Everything Dinosaur enjoy seeing the various prehistoric animal reviews and other items that the enthusiastic channel owner posts up.  It is a great channel for fans of dinosaurs and dinosaur model collecting, to subscribe: Matthew the Dinosaur King Videos

The CollectA Gigantspinosaurus Model (CollectA Prehistoric Life Series)

In the Gigantspinosaurus video, which lasts a little over five minutes, viewers are given the opportunity to have a really good look at this exotic member of the Thyreophora.  It is one of a number of armoured dinosaurs that have been added to the CollectA Prehistoric Life model series over the years, it is good to see such a wide variety of armoured dinosaurs in the range.  The narrator pays special attention to those amazing parascapular spines, although the anatomical position of these huge “comma-like” spines is still debated and their exact purpose open to some speculation, most palaeontologists would agree with the way in which these structures are portrayed in the CollectA model.  All praise to the video maker for taking time out to show the detail on the small head, including on the inside of the mouth.   In the video, the colour scheme is commented upon, like the narrator, we at Everything Dinosaur like the choice of colours.

The CollectA Excalibosaurus Marine Reptile Model

The CollectA Excalibosaurus Video Review

Video Credit: Matthew the Dinosaur King (YouTube channel)

In this short video (duration 3:43), the narrator provides information about when this bizarre marine reptile lived, how big it was and where its fossils have been found.  The CollectA Excalibosaurus model is then reviewed with the model being shown at lots of different angles so that would-be collectors can get a good look at this replica.  Towards the end of the video the CollectA Deluxe Pliosaurus model is introduced to provide a size comparison.  It’s helpful when various models are compared side by side, although for the Excalibosaurus in this case, it does not end well, with the narrator placing the figure in the jaws of the giant Pliosaurus.

Videos like these permit fans of prehistoric animal models and figures to discuss their collection, to highlight the details in certain models and to inform and educate the viewers about what scientists have deduced about these long extinct animals from their fossils.  We urge our blog readers to checkout Matthew the Dinosaur King’s YouTube channel.

To view the CollectA Gigantspinosaurus and the CollectA Excalibosaurus figures and the rest of the CollectA Prehistoric Life model range: CollectA Prehistoric Life models

27 05, 2017

JurassicCollectables Reviews the Papo Polacanthus

By | May 27th, 2017|Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur videos, Main Page|0 Comments

Papo Polacanthus Video Review (JurassicCollectables)

JurassicCollectables have produced another very informative video of a Papo, new for 2017, prehistoric animal figure.  This time, the armoured Polacanthus takes centre stage and in this brief video review (duration 4:08), dinosaur model fans have the opportunity to take a really good look at this model.

The JurassicCollectables Video Review of the Papo Polacanthus

Video Credit: JurassicCollectables

The Papo Polacanthus Dinosaur Model

Polacanthus is one of those iconic dinosaurs, an animal that would be well-known to most dinosaur enthusiasts, but there have not been too many replicas of this armoured dinosaur produced.  Not need to worry, as Papo have gone a long way to making amends by producing a beautifully detailed sculpt, a model that although very much characteristic of Papo’s modelling style, provides enough accurate anatomical detail to keep even the most ardent dinosaur fan happy.

The narrator takes viewers on a guided tour of the Papo Polacanthus.  Exquisite details are highlighted such as the careful sculpting and painting around the beak and comments are made about the lovely folds of skin down the legs and the great variation in the body scales and osteoderms that that model has.

One of Everything Dinosaur’s First Looks at the New for 2017 Papo Polacanthus Replica

Papo Polacanthus replica.

Papo Polacanthus dinosaur model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

The YouTube channel of JurassicCollectables provides a comprehensive resource for prehistoric animal model reviews and dinosaur themed merchandise.  The videos are expertly shot and provide viewers with the chance to get a really close look at replicas.

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

 That Famous Sacral Shield

The dermal armour is very well described and JurassicCollectables chose a novel way of showing off that beautiful characteristic sacral shield – a thick, fused plate of armour over the hips.  Regular cast member “off-colour Alan” uses the Polacanthus sacral shield as a saddle, this is a first for Everything Dinosaur members, we had not considered the sacral shield as a saddle before!  Although, we would not recommend trying to ride a Polacanthus, these animals were certainly capable of carrying a person as indicated by their robust limb bones and wide hips, but in all likelihood, it would have been a very bumpy ride.  Some of our American palaeontologist chums refer to the sacral shield as “the buckler”, perhaps they have theorised about the potential to use these particular members of the Thyreophora as transport!

The Papo Polacanthus Dinosaur Model

Papo Polacanthus model.

Papo Polacanthus dinosaur model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

It’s great to see Papo making a model of Polacanthus, it is a very welcome addition to the Papo “Les Dinosaures” range and we look forward to seeing further video reviews from JurassicCollectables as more of the new for 2017 Papo models come into the JurassicCollectables spotlight.

To see the entire range of Papo prehistoric animal models at Everything Dinosaur: Papo Dinosaur and Prehistoric Animal Models

14 05, 2017

JurassicCollectables Compares Acrocanthosaurus Models

By | May 14th, 2017|Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur videos, Photos of Everything Dinosaur Products|0 Comments

Papo Acrocanthosaurus Compared to Rebor Acrocanthosaurus

Over the last couple of years, dinosaur fans and model collectors have had the opportunity to obtain a number of replicas of the enigmatic Cretaceous Theropod Acrocanthosaurus (A. atokensis).  As well as the Safari Ltd replacement for the extremely rare Carnegie Collectibles Acrocanthosaurus, CollectA added an Acrocanthosaurus model into their Deluxe 1:40 range.  In 2016, Rebor introduced their highly-acclaimed 1:35 scale replica “Hercules” and a few weeks ago Papo added Acrocanthosaurus to their “Les Dinosaures” series.

But how do these models compare?  That’s a question that those clever people at JurassicCollectables set out to answer in their latest video review.  In this video, the Rebor Acrocanthosaurus and the Papo Acrocanthosaurus are put side by side, viewers have the chance to compare and contrast these two models.

JurassicCollectables Compares Acrocanthosaurus Models

Video Credit: JurassicCollectables

Giving Channel Subscribers Want They Want

This comparison video came about as several subscribers to JurassicCollectable’s YouTube channel had requested it.  We admire the way in which the team behind the video channel responded promptly to requests and in this short video, (duration just under two minutes), dinosaur fans get the chance to examine these two excellent replicas and compare and contrast them.

To subscribe to JurassicCollectables YouTube channel: JurassicCollectables on YouTube

The Two Acrocanthosaurus Replicas are Compared

The Papo Acrocanthosaurus compared to the Rebor Acrocanthosaurus.

Comparing the Rebor Acrocanthosaurus to the Papo Acrocanthosaurus.

Picture Credit: JurassicCollectables

The Papo Acrocanthosaurus (left) shown next to the Rebor 1:35 scale Acrocanthosaurus (right).

High-spined Lizard Models

Only a handful of body fossils of this large, meat-eating dinosaur have been found.  It’s phylogenetic relationship within the Theropoda is still debated and exactly over what time period Acrocanthosaurus roamed the United States is difficult to establish definitively.  Trackways from Texas have been ascribed to Acrocanthosaurus along with isolated teeth from as far away as Maryland in the eastern United States, even the exact size of this predator is controversial, although most estimates suggest a maximum length of around twelve metres.

Comparing the Heads of the Two Acrocanthosaurus Models (Papo and Rebor)

The Rebor Acrocanthosaurus compared to the Papo Acrocanthosaurus.

Comparing the Papo Acrocanthosaurus with the Rebor Acrocanthosaurus.

Picture Credit: JurassicCollectables

As with all the videos from JurassicCollectables, the camerawork is excellent and the models are always in focus.  In this video, the viewer is given the opportunity to get a really close look at these two striking dinosaur models.

Same Dinosaur, Different Styles but Similar Poses

The narrator points out that the Papo model’s head is lower than the Rebor replica version, both companies have depicted Acrocanthosaurus in a different way.  However, there are similarities in the pose, particularly the position of the hind feet and the curve of the long tail.  This is best seen from overhead (see picture), in the JurassicCollectables video, care has been taken with shot selection to ensure that these differences and similarities can be highlighted.

An Overhead View (Dorsal View) of the Papo Acrocanthosaurus and the Rebor Acrocanthosaurus

Acrocanthosaurus models compared.

Overhead views of the Rebor Acrocanthosaurus (right) compared to the Papo Acrocanthosaurus (left).

Picture Credit: JurassicCollectables

Commenting on the similar poses of the two dinosaurs, a spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur stated:

“It is all to do with stability.  Although the Papo model has the added benefit of having its front claws resting on the ground to give support, when it comes to getting a large, bipedal figure to stand up it is important to get the balance point over the hips.  The neck is slightly curved and the tail has been give an “S” shape in both these figures, this helps to balance the model and allows the design team to make the hind feet more in proportion with the rest of the sculpt.”

Both figures have their merits and it is great to see another type of apex predator included in a model range, other than the usual T. rex and Allosaurus figures.

To view the Papo Acrocanthosaurus and the rest of the Papo range: Papo Prehistoric Animal Models
For the Rebor 1:35 scale Acrocanthosaurus and the other Rebor replicas: Rebor Prehistoric Animals

9 05, 2017

JurassicCollectables Reviews the Papo Ceratosaurus

By | May 9th, 2017|Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur videos, Main Page, Product Reviews|0 Comments

A Papo Ceratosaurus Video Review

Those clever and talented people at JurassicCollectables have posted up another dinosaur model review onto their YouTube channel.  This time it is the stunning new for 2017 Papo Ceratosaurus in the spotlight.    The Papo Ceratosaurus is one of six new dinosaurs or repainted dinosaurs being added to the Papo range this year and it has attracted praise from many model forums and collecting communities, it is a fantastic model of the Late Jurassic predator.

JurassicCollectables Reviews the Papo Ceratosaurus Dinosaur Model

Video Credit: Jurassic Collectables

Ceratosaurus Takes Centre Stage

In this video, which lasts a little over four minutes, the narrator takes the viewer on a guided tour of this excellent figure.  Starting with a detailed examination of the skull and that articulated lower jaw, the spokesperson for JurassicCollectables comments on the use of various washes to add detail and the careful choice of paints as well as highlighting how nicely sculpted the digits and claws are.  In a lot of the artwork that depicts Theropod dinosaurs of the Morrison Formation of the western United States, it is often the larger Allosaurus that is given centre stage, a case in point being the David Bonadonna artwork that accompanied our article (May 5th), on the new diplodocid Galeamopus pabsti.*

With the introduction of the Papo Ceratosaurus dinosaur model, Ceratosaurus is likely to gain in popularity, especially amongst dedicated collectors, who perhaps may not have heard a lot about this Late Jurassic Theropod.

The Papo Ceratosaurus Dinosaur Model

Papo Ceratosaurus model.

Papo Ceratosaurus dinosaur model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Several Species within the Ceratosaurus Genus

A number of species have been assigned to the Ceratosaurus genus, including a species from Portugal and a tentative assignment after fossil material was discovered in Tanzania.  The large skull in proportion to the body size has been captured in this Papo replica and the JurassicCollectables video review provides plenty of scope for viewers to study this replica from a variety of angles.  Those bony ridges (extensions of the lacrimal bones), are shown in close-up view and the narrator takes care to discuss the paintwork associated with the dermal armour that runs down the back and the flanks.

The New for 2017 Papo Ceratosaurus Dinosaur Model

Papo Ceratosaurus.

The Papo Ceratosaurus dinosaur figure.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Scale Comparisons with Other Papo Models

A feature of the video reviews from JurassicCollectables are the size comparisons undertaken using other well-known prehistoric animals.  Naturally, “off-colour Alan” is on hand to help out and in this video, the 2016 Papo Kaprosuchus along with a Papo Velociraptor figure are used to provide an indication of the size of the Ceratosaurus.  For good measure, the recently reviewed Papo Acrocanthosaurus dinosaur model is filmed next to the Papo Ceratosaurus.  It is great to see these highly collectable figures shown in this way.

The JurassicCollectables YouTube channel is jam-packed with hundreds of amazing and very informative dinosaur and prehistoric animal videos.  Everything Dinosaur recommends subscribing to this really well managed channel: Find JurassicCollectables on YouTube Here

Papo’s “Les Dinosaures” Model Range

Although, Papo has chosen not to create scale models, their range of prehistoric animal figures is increasingly rapidly.  In addition, to the models already introduced this year, Everything Dinosaur is expecting stocks of the new Dimorphodon, Cave Bear, Smilodon and the Cryolophosaurus dinosaur to arrive shortly.  In terms of Theropods (not including models of birds), Papo currently offers nearly a dozen Theropods and several variations of the most popular carnivorous dinosaurs such as Velociraptor and Tyrannosaurus rex.  There are plans to add yet more in the late autumn, (more about this nearer the time).  For the moment, we shall watch the JurassicCollectables Papo Ceratosaurus video review once more.

To the full range of Papo prehistoric animals including the Papo Ceratosaurus model on Everything Dinosaur’s website: Papo Dinosaur and Prehistoric Animal Models

*To read Everything Dinosaur’s article on Galeamopus pabstiWhipping Up Interest in Whiplash Dinosaurs

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