Category: Press Releases

Safari Ltd Announce New Models for 2015

Safari Ltd – New Prehistoric Animal Models for 2015

Safari Ltd have provided Everything Dinosaur with information in regards to this company’s new prehistoric animal models scheduled for release in 2015.  As with the trend in recent years, the number of Wild Safari Dinos introductions outnumbers those in the Carnegie Collectibles, scale model range.  One new addition is being added to the Carnegie Collectibles series, a model of a feathered Velociraptor.

Feathered Velociraptor from Safari Ltd

Available from Everything Dinosaur in 2015.

Available from Everything Dinosaur in 2015.

Estimated to be in approximately 1:50 scale the Velociraptor model measures a little over 19 cm in length and the model is a fraction under 8 cm tall.

The other prehistoric animal models that are due out next year are all part of the not-to-scale Wild Safari Dinos model range.  The introductions consist of a feathered Yutyrannus, the horned dinosaur Nasutoceratops, an Archaeopteryx figure and a model of the armoured dinosaur known as Sauropelta.

The Feathered Yutyrannus Dinosaur Model

Available from Everything Dinosaur in 2015.

Available from Everything Dinosaur in 2015.

The Yutyrannus model measures 20 cm long and is about the same height as the Velociraptor figure discussed earlier, just under 8 cm tall.

To read Everything Dinosaur’s article about the discovery of this “Chinese Feathered Tyrant”: One Tonne Basal tyrannosaurid

The Wild Safari Dinos Nasutoceratops

Available from Everything Dinosaur in 2015.

Available from Everything Dinosaur in 2015.

A beautifully crafted figure that keeps up the company’s proud tradition of introducing  at least one horned dinosaur model each year.  The Nasutoceratops measures 17 cm in length and stands 6 cm high.  To read Everything Dinosaur’s article on the discovery of “large nose, horned face”: Nasutoceratops Article.

Next, we have a replica of Archaeopteryx, a replica painted to reflect some of the latest scientific thinking about “ancient wing” or Urvogel, as the Germans like to call it.  The model is quite large, it is just under 10 cm high and the wing span is around 10 cm too.  What a fantastic model it is.

Wild Safari Dinos Archaeopteryx Model due out in 2015

Due to land at Everything Dinosaur next year.

Due to land at Everything Dinosaur next year.

Last but not least, is the wonderful replica of Sauropelta.  At Everything Dinosaur we just love our armoured dinosaurs and we look forward to receiving this model into our range early in 2015.

Armoured Sauropelta from Safari Ltd

Available from Everything Dinosaur in early 2015

Available from Everything Dinosaur in early 2015

At Everything Dinosaur, we supply Safari Ltd models with our own prehistoric animal themed information sheet.  Scale drawings have already been commissioned for all these models, just to whet your appetites, here is the finished drawing of the basal tyrannosaurid Yutyrannus.

Yutyrannus Drawing from Everything Dinosaur

Dinosaur drawing (Yutyrannus)

Dinosaur drawing (Yutyrannus)

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

To see the range of Safari Ltd prehistoric animal models available from Everything Dinosaur: Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Animal Models

Congratulations to the North-West Science Alliance

Certificate of Achievement for the North-West Science Alliance

Within the scientific community there are a great many hard-working, dedicated people who give up their free time to advance the general public’s understanding of science.  The North-West branch of the British Science Association is a typically vibrant team who work tirelessly to help inform, inspire and educate.

Amongst the many successes of this dedicated community that provides speakers, organises science festivals, SciBars (a science presentation in a pub), workshops and other hands-on events, there is the North-West Science Alliance (NWSA). This long-standing organisation has acted as a facilitator bringing together the public, science industries, schools, colleges and universities and fosters co-operation between these diverse bodies.

Lorelly Wilson, as Chairperson of the NWSA and the Chair/Secretary of the North-West branch of the British Science Association has done more than most to advance the general public’s understanding of science and to promote careers in science to students.  Her work was recognised when the NWSA was nominated for an award as part of Adult Learners’ Week organised by the National Institute of Adult Continuing Education (NIACE).  Yesterday evening, a team member of Everything Dinosaur was asked to present a Certificate of Achievement to Lorelly in recognition of her hard work.

Certificate of Achievement to the North-West Science Alliance

Lorelly Wilson accepts award.

Lorelly Wilson accepts award.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

One of the great things about our work is that we get to meet some amazing and talented people.  We were delighted to be able to present this award, the North-West Science Alliance had some stiff competition, more than fifteen hundred nominations were put forward and we at Everything Dinosaur were very pleased to hear of their success and to celebrate this achievement with them.

Closing Date for Name a Dinosaur (T shirt Competition) Approaches

Dinosaur T-shirt Competition Closes on Friday 19th September (2014)

Just a few more days to go, but there is still time to enter Everything Dinosaur’s “Name the Dinosaur on our Exclusive T. rex T-shirt Competition”, seriously, we are going to have to think of easier titles.  Anyway, the contest closes on Friday 19th September.  PLEASE NOTE THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED.

Back on August 22nd, Everything Dinosaur introduced a little contest to celebrate the introduction of the company’s exclusive range of dinosaur themed T-shirts.  We called it our “T-errific, T-yrannosaurus, T-easer, T-shirt competition (there we go again with the long titles).  Our “Apprentice Palaeontologist” tee featured a very cute baby Tyrannosaurus rex.  It even held in its claws a geology hammer, very sweet, but we did not have a name for this little critter.  That reminds us, thanks to Sandra and Mary for their suggestion of “crittersaurus”, this name has been added to our competition entries.

Cute Tyrannosaurus rex Baby Needs a Name

Think of a name for me to win a T-shirt!

Think of a name for me to win a T-shirt!

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

To view Everything Dinosaur’s dinosaur themed clothing for children: Dinosaur Themed Clothing for Children

Entering the competition is really easy, remember it’s a chance to win a dinosaur themed T-shirt for your own budding palaeontologist, just “Like” Everything Dinosaur’s FACEBOOK page, then comment on the picture of the baby dinosaur design on our red T-shirt (as seen above, the same picture will be posted up on our Facebook page today, so that it is easy to find).  It is a very friendly looking “Apprentice Palaeontologist”, our little dinoaur just needs a name.

Don’t forget, to enter, just visit Everything Dinosaur on FACEBOOK  and “like” our page and leave a suggested name for our baby dinosaur by adding a comment to the baby dinosaur’s picture.

Everything Dinosaur on Facebook

Click the logo to visit our Facebook page and to give our page a "like".

Click the logo to visit our Facebook page and to give our page a “like”.

Everything Dinosaur on FACEBOOK: “LIKE” Our Facebook Page and Enter Competition

We will draw the lucky winner at random after the name caption competition closes this Friday that’s  Friday 19th September 2014.  Good luck to everyone taking part.

Full terms and conditions, the competition rules and so forth can be found here: Dinosaur T-shirt Competition Extra Information

PLEASE NOTE THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED

Feedback from Everything Dinosaur Customers

Customer Says Hi and Thank You

We are very lucky to have some amazing customers and we really enjoy learning all about the adventures our dinosaur toys get up to.  The other day, amongst the very many complimentary emails we received about our customer service, there was one from dad Kevin, who wrote to us about his young son Ted.

It seems that Ted is a budding palaeontologist and he just loves the dinosaur models that came from Everything Dinosaur.

Kevin wrote to say:

“I recently made an order of about five dinosaurs from you.  Ted’s growing obsession with dinosaurs led me to your site and I was impressed by the quantity, quality and value for money of the models that you offer.  I was thoroughly impressed by your service, the dinosaurs really are top quality and not only that but they arrived fast, nicely packed and came with info sheets that were a pleasant surprise too.”

Ted Ensuring that his Diplodocus Gets a Good Feed

Young Ted knows that Diplodocus was a herbivore.

Young Ted knows that Diplodocus was a herbivore.

Picture Credit: Dad (Kevin)

It’s always a pleasure to hear from our customers.  We receive a lot of feedback from parents, teachers, guardians, museum staff – all sorts of people.  We genuinely try and help all that we can.

Kevin went onto add:

“The main purpose of this email, was to thank you and to share with you some of the joy your products have brought us all.”

We are grateful to Kevin and his family for sending us a splendid picture of young Ted making sure his Diplodocus gets plenty of food to eat.  Kevin commented that thanks to his dinosaurs, he was learning all about what different animals eat.  An understanding of animals, plants and learning about food chains is part of the national science curriculum for Key Stages 1 and 2 for England.  Dinosaurs as a teaching topic does help enthuse and engage the minds of young children.

School Site Updates

Everything Dinosaur’s School Site Updates

Busy days at Everything Dinosaur, not only are team members starting the first of the autumn term’s teaching assignments this morning, but there are further updates being added to the company’s bespoke teaching website.  Everything Dinosaur provides a lot of educational resources and support to schools, home educators, teaching assistants and museums.  The teaching website was set up so as to provide a dedicated support site about dinosaurs and fossils to assist those involved in education.

Teaching tips, articles, resources and free downloads.

Teaching tips, articles, resources and free downloads.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Amongst the free downloads, teaching plans, schemes of work and other resources, Everything Dinosaur team members have been busy writing bespoke articles about how dinosaurs and fossils can help in education on the site’s teaching blog.  Trouble is, we have hundreds of articles and even more ideas for new articles so this task is monumental.  Still we shall persevere and new articles are being posted up all the time.

To visit Everything Dinosaur’s dedicated teaching site: Dinosaur and Fossil Themed Resources for Schools

Time Running Out To Enter Dinosaur T-shirt Contest

Name the Dinosaur Competition

As we celebrate the introduction of Everything Dinosaur’s range of childrens’ dinosaur themed T-shirts, our competition to think of a suitable name for one of the dinosaurs featured in the new designs, really seems to have taken off.  We have lots of entries so far, but there is still time to enter (competition closes on Friday 19th September).  Please note this competition is now closed.

One of the designs on our dinosaur T-shirts features a baby T. rex.  He (or she), looks very cute and the competition is simple – come up with a name for this little critter.

The Range of Exclusive Everything Dinosaur T-shirts

The first of the dinosaur themed T-shirts from Everything Dinosaur.

The first of the dinosaur themed T-shirts from Everything Dinosaur.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Give a name to our baby dinosaur and we will send one lucky winner a dinosaur T-shirt from our new range* for their junior palaeontologist to wear!

Think of a name for me to win a T-shirt!

Think of a name for me to win a T-shirt!

To enter the contest for a chance to win a dinosaur themed T-shirt for your own young dinosaur fan, all you have to do is “Like” Everything Dinosaur’s FACEBOOK page, then comment on the picture of the baby dinosaur design on the red T-shirt (pictured above).  Our friendly baby dinosaur needs a name, what can you come up with?

To enter, just visit Everything Dinosaur on FACEBOOK  and “like” our page and remember to leave a suggested name by making a comment under the “apprentice dinosaur” image.

Everything Dinosaur on Facebook

Click the logo to visit our Facebook page and to give our page a "like".

Click the logo to visit our Facebook page and to give our page a “like”.

Everything Dinosaur on FACEBOOK: “LIKE” Our Facebook Page and Enter Competition

We will draw the lucky winner at random and the name caption competition closes on Friday 19th September 2014.  Good luck!

To view Everything Dinosaur’s range of dinosaur and prehistoric animal themed clothing click on the picture below:

Dinosaur and Prehistoric Animal Pjs, T-shirts, Sweatshirts etc.

Exclusive to Everything Dinosaur

Exclusive to Everything Dinosaur

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

To view the range of dinosaur T-shirts and other dinosaur themed clothing for children: Dinosaur Clothes including Dinosaur T-shirts

*The range of T-shirt sizes available to the prize winner

Competition Winner can choose from these sizes.

Competition winner can choose from these sizes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* please note the red “Appentice Palaeontologist T-shirt is only available in sizes up to 9 yrs-11 yrs, chest size 82 cm.

Terms and Conditions of Name Our Baby Dinosaur Competition

Automated entries are not permitted and will be excluded from the draw.

Only one entry per person.

The prize is non-transferable and no cash alternative will be offered.

The Everything Dinosaur name a baby dinosaur caption competition runs until Friday 19th September 2014.

Winner will be notified by private message on Facebook or email.

Prize includes postage and packing.

For full terms and conditions email: Contact Everything Dinosaur

PLEASE NOTE THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED.

Dinosaurs Provide Rapid Dispatch

Everything Dinosaur Promotes Rapid Dispatch

Our customers know all about our rapid dispatch of parcels, our speedy service has been commented upon over 1,000 times on Everything Dinosaur’s website but we ourselves don’t very often mention it.  It’s not that we are hiding our light under a bushel, but for Everything Dinosaur’s team members, we are just so used to getting things packed and dispatched as quickly as we can.  We appreciate that once an order has been placed, customer communication does not end there.  We always contact customers to let them know that their order has been received and when it is going to be dispatched, we like to give these assurances.  As many of us shop on line as well we know how important it is to be kept informed.

Same Day Dispatch Monday to Friday with Everything Dinosaur

Prompt service and rapid dispatch of orders from Everything Dinosaur.

Prompt service and rapid dispatch of orders from Everything Dinosaur.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Whilst writing this article, we were interrupted by a phone call from a customer (other team members were grabbing lunch at the time).  The customer had telephoned as they were planning a party for their little boy, but they had been let down over deliveries from some mail order companies in the past.  We are always saddened to hear things like this, however, within a few minutes, the customer’s party order had been packed and prepared for dispatch.  It will be on its way this afternoon and the customer should receive her party favours and dinosaur items tomorrow.  An email was sent just to reassure the customer that her order had been prepared and that it was ready to go out.

Everything Dinosaur team members do try their best.  Very occasionally a parcel can be lost in the delivery networks that we use, this can be frustrating but at least our customers know that once having placed an order with us, parcels are rapidly prepared and made ready for dispatch.  Speedy dinosaurs whatever next!

Try us for yourselves visit: Everything Dinosaur for all your dinosaur and prehistoric animal product needs.

Everything Dinosaur’s New School Website Is Launched

Dinosaur Workshops In School

Everything Dinosaur’s new teaching themed website has been launched today.  This new site, aimed at helping teachers, learning support providers and home educators is packed full of dinosaur and fossil themed teaching ideas, blog articles, helpful hints and free downloads.

Dinosaurs for Schools

Everything Dinosaur aims to help teachers, museums and home educators.

Everything Dinosaur aims to help teachers, museums and home educators.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

To visit Everything Dinosaur’s educational site: Dinosaur Workshops and Teaching Resources

The new website has been designed to act as an educational resource to help teachers, teaching assistants and other member of the teaching profession to cover science subjects aimed at school children from the Early Years Foundation Stage right up to Key Stage 4 and beyond.  Home educators too, will find this new resource helpful.  Everything Dinosaur’s team of teaching professionals have worked over the last six months or so to provide reliable assistance with the challenges posed by the new curriculum.  The intention is to help learning support providers and teachers by permitting access to dinosaur, fossil and evolution teaching resources that have been checked over by dinosaur experts and fossil collectors, thus providing a reliable set of resources and guides to assist educators as they instil the skills needed to develop an interest in and perhaps a career in the sciences.

A spokesperson for Everything Dinosaur commented:

“It is all about getting students to develop scientific skills such as enquiry, investigation, observation and analysis.  For many teachers the challenge will be to help pupils to work scientifically, whilst for those teaching professionals working at EYFS and Key Stage 1 a dinosaur themed teaching topic is a great way to help engage the children.”

Dinosaur Toy Forum Diorama Contest Still Time to Enter

Entries for Dinosaur Toy Forum Contest Have to be in by Sept. 27th 2014

Everything Dinosaur is proud to sponsor this year’s Dinosaur Toy Forum diorama competition.  Not long to go now before the closing date for this prestigious contest (Saturday, September 27th),  so model makers and landscape designers are going to have to get a move on if they want to claim the accolade of creating the best (as voted for by forum members), prehistoric diorama of the year.

Everything Dinosaur Sponsors The Dinosaur Toy Forum’s Annual Competition

Proud to sponsor the competition.

Proud to sponsor the competition.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

The rules and regulations for the 2014 contest are as follows:

-Entry is free.

-All members of The Dinosaur Toy Forum, including staff, are invited to participate.  Non-members wishing to participate are invited to register to the forum, this is free.

-Dioramas have to feature prehistoric creatures: from Trilobites to Triceratops, it doesn’t matter, so long as it is prehistoric.

-The deadline for entries is Saturday 27th September 2014. (Entries received after 00.00 hours GMT September 27th will be invalid.)

-One diorama per member.  Once submitted it cannot be exchanged for an alternative entry.

-Entries must be accompanied by a creative title.

-Dioramas have to be new (never published on the web before) and you must have produced the diorama yourself.  Stealing somebody else’s diorama will result in disqualification.

-Photoshop is allowed, but the original photograph(s) must be your own.

-Winners will be selected by a poll open to all Dinosaur Toy Forum members (there will be no professional judges), that will take place shortly after the closing date.  There will be three winners in first, second and third place respectively (no joint positions), as selected by the poll.  In the event of a tie for any position, a tie-break poll will be created. There will also be three non-prize winning honourable mentions.

As well as the honour of the title, there are a range of prehistoric animal models up for grabs supplied by ourselves and we look forward to viewing all the entries.

How to Enter

-Entries will remain anonymous until the winners are announced.  For this reason we request that entrants do not watermark or sign their entries.

-Entries should be submitted as a .jpg file 1000px wide.

-Entries should be sent via email as an attachment to plesiosauria@gmail.com.  The email title should read as follows: “dinosaur diorama contest 2014 – [forum username]“, and the email body should include the diorama    title.

For further guidance Everything Dinosaur recommends that The Dinosaur Toy Forum should be viewed and consulted or emails can be sent to the email address provided immediately above.

To register to join The Dinosaur Toy Forum: The Dinosaur Toy Forum

A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur explained:

“The model making community is very well informed about ancient life.  Model makers in our experience, are also very imaginative and we have had the pleasure of viewing dioramas that have been submitted as competition entries in previous years.  We are all really looking forward to seeing this year’s entries.”

The very best of luck to all of this year’s entrants, as fans of dinosaur toys and models ourselves we are really excited to be involved.

Woolly Mammoth Diorama

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Exclusive Dinosaur Themed T-shirts

Everything Dinosaur’s Exclusive Dinosaur Themed T-shirts

The first of Everything Dinosaur’s exclusive dinosaur themed T-shirts are now in stock and team members are running around the office roaring with excitement.  Three brand new designs have been added to our T-shirt range, just part of a number of new additions to the clothing section of our website.

Colourful, Dinosaur Themed T-shirts from Everything Dinosaur

The first of the dinosaur themed T-shirts from Everything Dinosaur.

The first of the dinosaur themed T-shirts from Everything Dinosaur.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

The T-shirts are all great quality and hard wearing (185 gsm) and with help from our customers, we have set about creating the exclusive designs that have been produced as direct to garment prints.  The pink and the sky blue dinosaur themed T-shirts are available in sizes from 3-14 years (chest size 66cm to 90cm), or in imperial measurements if you prefer, chest sizes 26 inches to 35¼ inches.

The red “Apprentice Palaeontologist” T-shirt is available in age ranges 3-11 years (chest size 66cm to 84cm), or once again in imperial measurements 26 inches to 33¼ inches.

Three Bright and Colourful Exclusive Dinosaur Themed T-shirts

Exclusive to Everything Dinosaur

Exclusive to Everything Dinosaur

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

To see Everything Dinosaur’s range of  dinosaur themed tees for children: Dinosaur Themed T-shirts for Children

Our team members are especially proud of the pink (sorbet) T-shirt, which has been designed with budding Mary Annings in mind.  The caption reads: “Palaeontologists think that T. rex girls were bigger and fiercer than T. rex boys – SO WATCH OUT!”

The females of many species of bird, the Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis) for example, are much larger than the males.  This trend is seen in a number of Theropod dinosaurs too, including Tyrannosaurus rex.  This is an example of Cretaceous girl power and since we at Everything Dinosaur are keen to encourage girls as well as boys to take up a career in the sciences, we thought it a good idea to create a sassy, dinosaur themed t-shirt with a girl power motif.

A special mention to those hard working guys at Shirt Monkey who helped us with the designs and produce the T-shirts for us.  Is this an example of monkeys and dinosaurs working together?   Whatever next!

To visit Shirt Monkeys: Visit Shirt Monkey

We hope you like our range of dinosaur themed T-shirts, a special thank you for all the customers and Facebook fans who provided us with feedback and advice (we have made these T-shirts available in larger sizes as promised).

All we have to do now is get the photography sorted and of course start work on some new designs…

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