Category: Product Reviews

Rebor 1:18 Scale Velociraptor “Winston” Breaks Record

Rebor 1:18 Scale Velociraptor Replica (Winston) A Fast Seller

The Rebor 1:18 scale Velociraptor replica, “Winston” has sold out quicker than any other model in the Rebor model range.  However, not to worry, more of these fantastic replicas are on the way and they should be in stock at Everything Dinosaur next week.  The Rebor Velociraptor figure was called “Winston” in honour of the special effects wizard Stan Winston, who was instrumental in articulating and bringing to life the Velociraptors in the first three “Jurassic Park” films.  It seems that these Rebor Velociraptors were as speedy as their on screen counterparts, they have sold out rapidly.

A Speedy Dinosaur Seller – The Rebor Velociraptor “Winston”

The Rebor Winston replica.

The Rebor Winston Velociraptor dinosaur model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

This beautifully detailed model stands around eight centimetres high at the head and is a generous fifteen centimetres long.  It has proved to be extremely popular with dinosaur fans and model collectors who have raved about its articulated arms and the stunning detail in that poseable lower jaw.

To express interest in having a Rebor Velociraptor 1:18 scale replica reserved for you, simply email Everything Dinosaur and one of our team members will personally email you when the new stock comes in.

Contact Everything Dinosaur about Rebor replicas: Email Everything Dinosaur

There’s no obligation and no need to for any payment, this is just one of the ways in which we try and support our customers.

A Wonderful Velociraptor Model (Rebor Velociraptor “Winston”)

Rebor Velociraptor "Winston"

Rebor 1:18 scale Velociraptor model

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Rebor and Dromaeosaurids

Rebor have slowly and steadily built up an exciting portfolio of prehistoric animal models over the last two years or so.  The company has produced a number of spectacular dromaeosaurid figures – the “raptors”.  Soon there will be a set of Deinonychus models available to go along with the existing Utahraptor and Velociraptor replicas.  The set of three Deinonychus models the “Cerberus Clan” will be on sale from Everything Dinosaur in November, we will post up more details about these 1:35 scale dinosaurs in due course.

In the meantime, Everything Dinosaur is interested in your feedback regarding the Rebor Velociraptor “Winston”, if you want to leave a comment about our service or indeed a review of the model itself, this is very easy to do, simply click the link to the Velociraptor product page below, and when on the page, click the orange coloured link “add your review”.

To review the Rebor “Winston” 1:18 scale Velociraptor model: Click here to add your review

We look forward to receiving feedback.

To see the full range of Rebor models available from Everything Dinosaur: Rebor Dinosaur and Prehistoric Animal Models

Jurassic Collectables Reviews Rebor “Winston and Stan” Velociraptors

Rebor “Winston and Stan” Velociraptors Reviewed

Those talented people at JurassicCollectables have produced another super video review of a Rebor replica, this time the limited edition, bronze-effect “Winston and Stan” model is in the spotlight.  Just 1,000 of these models have been made, also known as the “father and son” Velociraptor model set and what a fantastic item this is for dinosaur fans and model collectors.  Rebor have produced a number of dromaeosaurid replicas to date, this is the second limited edition “raptor” after the “Lock, Stock and Barrel” hatching Velociraptors that were introduced in 2015.

In this short video review (it lasts a little over six minutes), the narrator talks through the detailing on these bronze-effect models and compares them to the colour version of the 1:18 scale Velociraptor “Winston”, that we at Everything Dinosaur and JurassicCollectables reviewed last month.

The Review of “Winston and Stan” Velociraptors by Jurassic Collectables

Video Credit: JurassicCollectables

Videos such as this one by JurassicCollectables gives would-be purchasers the opportunity to get a really good look at a model before deciding to buy.  The close up shots really show the excellent attention to detail on these two figures, the models certainly do have a metallic look to them and they compliment the coloured version of the Rebor Velociraptor extremely well.

To see the video review of the colour version of the Rebor 1:18 scale Velociraptor figure “Winston”: JurassicCollectables Reviews the Rebor Velociraptor “Winston”

The Limited Edition Rebor Velociraptor Models in Bronze-effect Finish (Father and Son)

Limited edition Rebor Velociraptors "Winston and Stan".

The Rebor replicas “Winston and Stan”.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Swapping Model Bases – Mixing and Matching

The narrator swaps the bases over between the Rebor coloured Velociraptor version “Winston” and the bronze-effect counterpart.  This is an interesting idea and when the coloured model is put on the metallic effect base, the effect is that it looks like the dinosaur is running over volcanic ash.  Being able to mix and match Rebor replicas to create individual, unique dioramas is one of the great attractions of the Rebor model range.  We congratulate the narrator for pointing out this aspect of the Rebor product offering.

JurassicCollectables have a fantastic YouTube channel brim full of dinosaur model reviews and other very informative videos.

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

 To view the range of Rebor replicas including the wonderful, limited edition Velociraptor models “Winston and Stan” (whilst stocks last), click the link below:

The Rebor range of prehistoric animal models: The Rebor Range of Dinosaur and Prehistoric Animal Models

We at Everything Dinosaur, look forward to viewing more well-crafted videos from JurassicCollectables in the future.

An Excellent CollectA Thylacine Video Review

CollectA Thylacine Video Review

Everything Dinosaur customer Matthew (the Dinosaur King), has produced another excellent video review of one of his recent model purchases.  Talented and knowledgeable Matthew, has created a short video showcasing the rather excellent CollectA Thylacine model.  The Thylacine was a marsupial predator, the last known surviving member of the Thylacinidae, a once diverse family of predatory marsupials which were common throughout Australia and New Guinea.

The CollectA Thylacine Figure Reviewed

Video Credit: Matthew – The Dinosaur King

A Brief Video Review

In Matthew’s carefully scripted video, the viewer is treated to a detailed look at this new for 2016 replica.  The video itself lasts a little over five minutes in duration.  In this time, Matthew is able to get over just what an excellent replica the Thylacine figure is.  With the model out of its protective packaging, the narrator uses his hand to provide a scale for the Thylacine and the commentary includes a close up look at those gaping jaws and individually painted teeth.  Although, scientists know that the Thylacine (Thylacinus cynocephalus – the name translates to “dog headed pouched one”), could open its jaws very wide, it very probably preyed on animals much smaller than itself.  The Thylacine was hunted to extinction (it is probably extinct), as it was thought that this nocturnal hunter attacked sheep and other domestic animals.  Matthew discusses the demise of the Thylacine in the video, he also speculates on whether or not some small numbers may still survive in the remotest parts of Tasmania or within the wild outback of the Australian mainland.

The Remarkable and Highly Detailed Female Thylacine Model by CollectA

The CollectA Thylacine replica.

The CollectA Thylacine model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

A Female Thylacine

The model represents a female of the species, there is a sizeable joey in the pouch.  The tail of the juvenile can be seen sticking out.  The design team at CollectA certainly seem to have studied very carefully the few old photographs that show a Thylacine with a distended pouch.

To view the CollectA range of prehistoric animal models including the female Thylacine replica: CollectA Dinosaur and Prehistoric Animal Models

The video gives discerning model collectors the chance to view the model in detail.  The narrator comments on how accurate and life-like the figure is.  The video shows a close up of the black eyes of the Thylacine, a feature noted in the description of the Thylacine written in 1806 by Tasmania’s Deputy Surveyor-General George Harris.

Harris stated:

“The length of the animal from the tip of the nose to the end of the tail is 5 feet 10 inches, of which the tail is about 2 feet…Head very large, bearing a near resemblance to the wolf or hyena.  Eyes large and full, black with a nictant membrane, which gives the animal a savage and malicious appearance.”

Our thanks to Matthew for sharing this video with us, check out his YouTube channel for lots of other very informative prehistoric animal videos: Matthew the Dinosaur King YouTube Channel

New Rebor “Raptors” in Stock

Rebor Winston and “Father and Son” Replicas in Stock

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

The Delightful Rebor Velociraptor Replica “Winston”

The Rebor Winston replica.

The Rebor Winston Velociraptor dinosaur model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

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

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

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

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

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Can You Spot The Difference?

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

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

 Pins to Secure and Support the Model

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

Little Pins in the Base of the Model

Rebor replica "Winston" a Velociraptor model

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

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

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

“Winston and Stan” Limited Edition Model Set

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

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

The bronze effect Velociraptor replicas from Rebor.

The bronze effect Velociraptor dinosaur model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

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

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

JurassicCollectables Reviews Rebor Bad Company Set

Rebor Bad Company Model Set Reviewed (Compsognathus)

Time to catch up with the YouTube channel of JurassicCollectables, a great video channel showcasing the very best in prehistoric animal replicas and other items for collectors.  Take for example, their latest Rebor video, a brief review of the highly sought after Rebor “Bad Company” set of four Compsognathus figures.  This video gives dinosaur model fans the opportunity to peruse this model set prior to purchasing.

JurassicCollectables Reviews the Rebor “Bad Company” Compsognathus Set

Video Credit: Jurassic Collectables

Check out the YouTube channel of Jurassic Collectables here: JurassicCollectables on YouTube , it’s well worth a look and don’t forget to subscribe to the JurassicCollectables channel.

In this excellent video review, the narrator looks at the four models in turn and then reflects on how Rebor have been keen to make models similar to the Compsognathus dinosaurs from the second “Jurassic Park” movie – the “Lost World”.  As a spokesperson for JurassicCollectables stated on the company’s Facebook page: “you wouldn’t want to get lost in the forest with these guys around.”  The pack hunting habit and social behaviour of these little dinosaurs inferred in the film and from this set of four Rebor replicas, is of course, pure speculation.  Only two Compsognathus (C. longipes) have been described to date, the first specimen discovered came from the famous Upper Jurassic, lithographic limestone deposits of Solnhofen (southern Germany).  The second fossil specimen, was found in a limestone quarry near Nice (south-eastern France), in 1971.

The size of Compsognathus is debated, as there is a considerable disparity between these two specimens.  The German specimen (the holotype), is much smaller and probably represents a juvenile.  In the video, all four models are compared in size to a number of other models including “off colour Alan” and a Rebor Hatching Velociraptor model.  Rebor themselves, state a 1:6 scale for these replicas.

Mixing and Matching Rebor Replicas to Make Unique Dioramas

The JurassicCollectables reviewer demonstrates the flexibility of the Rebor range by bringing in a base from the Rebor Scout model “Breeze” baby Utahraptor and the 1:35 scale Ceratosaurus “Savage” base, these are used to create a little diorama that features the four compsognathids.  The single figure “Sentry” is also included in a couple of shots, this demonstrates how interchangeable the Rebor range is and we at Everything Dinosaur look forward to mixing and matching in this way as the Rebor portfolio grows.

The Rebor Compsognathus Model Set “Bad Company”

Rebor Compsognathus set "Bad Company"

Rebor “Bad Company” Compsognathus model set.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

 In the picture above the four Rebor Compsognathus replicas all look hungry.  This is one group of dinosaurs that you would not want to cross if you were alone in the woods on Isla Nublar or Isla Sorna for that matter.

To view the complete range of Rebor replicas including the new Rebor “Bad Company” and Rebor “Sentry” Compsognathus figures: Rebor Replicas and Figures

To see the review of “Sentry” by JurassicCollectables and for further information on Compsognathus longipesJurassicCollectables Reviews Rebor “Sentry”

JurassicCollectables Reviews The Scout Series Velociraptor

A Video Review of “Stan” the Rebor Scout Series Velociraptor

JurassicCollectables have produced a video review of the Rebor Scout series Velociraptor “Stan” and what an excellent review it is.  The Velociraptor figure has been introduced alongside “Breeze” the baby Utahraptor model by Rebor, this means that so far, of the four models that make up the Scout series, half of them are dromaeosaurids, much to the delight of “raptor” fans we suspect.  Although, this video review focuses on “Stan”, the baby Utahraptor can be seen on the back of the Velociraptor packaging and JurassicCollectables have promised to post up a video review of “Breeze” in the very near future.

The Unboxing Video Review by Jurassic Collectables

Video Credit: Jurassic Collectables

In the brief video, (it lasts a little under four minutes), the narrator guides the viewer through the details that can be seen on this carefully sculpted model.  A comparison is made between this figure and the hatching Velociraptors introduced by Rebor earlier this year.  It seems that “Stan” is very similar to the Velociraptors in the Rebor blind box collection, they certainly match up well in terms of the high quality finish.

JurassicCollectables have a wonderful YouTube channel brim full of dinosaur model reviews and other very informative videos.

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

The Rebor Baby Velociraptor Model “Stan”

"Stan" the baby Velociraptor dinosaur model by Rebor.

The Rebor “Stan” baby Velociraptor dinosaur model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Named after the American television and film special effects specialist Stan Winston, the person behind many of the dinosaurs that featured in the first three films of the “Jurassic Park” trilogy as well as other film classics such as “Aliens”, the first two “Predator” films as well as the “Terminator” series, “Stan” is a very cute looking dinosaur.  Collectors can expect Rebor to pay tribute to Stan Winston once more, in the very near future when “Winston”, the adult Velociraptor figure becomes available.  Team members at Everything Dinosaur have had a sneak preview and we are all very excited.

To see “Stan” the Rebor Scout baby Velociraptor model and the rest of the Rebor range at Everything Dinosaur: Rebor Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Animal Models

 In the JurassicCollectables video the narrator points out those famous second toes, the killing toes as they possess the sickle-shaped claw.  The material used to make the model is also commented upon.  The model has a degree of elasticity.  It still retains its shape and it stands well on the special base provided, but the slight “give” in the forelimbs helps to guard against accidental breakage.  All in all, this is an excellent model and we are delighted to see that a baby Velociraptor has been added to the very collectable Rebor Scout model series.

Rebor Acrocanthosaurus Replica Rave Reviews

Collectors Praise the Rebor Replicas Acrocanthosaurus “Hercules”

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

Paleo Paul wrote:

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

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

The Rebor Acrocanthosaurus atokensis model.

A great dinosaur model by Rebor (Acrocanthosaurus atokensis).

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

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

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

Praise for Everything Dinosaur’s Customer Service

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

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

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

Beautiful Detail on the Rebor Acrocanthosaurus atokensis model

Great detail on the Rebor Acrocanthosaurus replica.

Wonderful detail on the Rebor Acrocanthosaurus model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

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

The Prey Item Accessory

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

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

The Rebor Acrocanthosaurus and the Tenontosaurus.

The Rebor Tenontosaurus links with the Rebor Acrocanthosaurus replica.

Picture Credit: Rebor

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

Regular Everything Dinosaur customer Rhiannon reviewed this replica and stated:

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

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

Best Prehistoric Animal Models of 2015

The Dinosaur Toy Forum – Votes on Prehistoric Animal Models

Those discerning model collectors and prehistoric animal enthusiasts at The Dinosaur Toy Forum have voted on their top ten replicas that were introduced in 2015.  This eclectic group of knowledgeable collectors have weighed up the merits of the 2015 releases and after much debate and discussion a definitive top ten has been produced.  To be included in the survey, a figure had to have been released in 2015 and we at Everything Dinosaur were informed of the results and kindly sent a short video by The Forum administrators which showcases those models that made the list.

The Top Ten Prehistoric Animal Models of 2015

Video Credit: The Dinosaur Toy Forum

The Poll Winners Ten to the Runner Up Position

A poll for the best prehistoric animal models of 2015.

Voted the best models of 2015 by Dino Toy Forum members.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Key

10. The Schleich World of History Kentrosaurus

9. The Rebor 1:35 scale Acrocanthosaurus replica (Hercules)

8. The Wild Safari Dinos Nasutoceratops model (Safari Ltd)

7.  The CollectA Deluxe 1:40 scale Spinosaurus

6. The Wild Safari Dinos Yutyrannus model (Safari Ltd)

5. The CollectA 1:40 scale feathered T. rex replica

4.  The Papo baby Apatosaurus

3.  The Battat Terra T. rex replica

2.  The CollectA Supreme Guidraco 1.5 scale model

And the Winner is – The Wild Safari Dinos Sauropelta Dinosaur Model

Sauropelta wins the favourite prehistoric animal model of 2015 award.

Voted the favourite prehistoric animal model of 2015.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

All the top ten models, including the Battat Terra Tyrannosaurus rex dinosaur figure are available from Everything Dinosaur, we stock one of the widest ranges of prehistoric animal models in the world.

To see the huge range of prehistoric animal models available at Everything Dinosaur: Visit The Models Section of Everything Dinosaur

The Sauropelta replica, part of the Wild Safari Dinos model range manufactured by Safari Ltd is a deserved winner, in fact this is the second award that this particular replica has won.  In January 2016, Everything Dinosaur reported on the results of similar poll from the readers of the “Prehistoric Times” magazine.  In that survey, the Wild Safari Dinos Sauropelta came out joint top with the 2015 re-modelled Spinosaurus replicas by CollectA, to read a short article about the magazine’s survey: Congratulations to Safari Ltd and CollectA

Commenting on the results from The Dinosaur Toy Forum poll, a spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur stated:

“The Forum members certainly know their prehistoric animal replicas and the top ten from this survey shows the broad range of excellent quality prehistoric animal models that are currently available.  The Guidraco Supreme Pterosaur model is a worthy runner up but there is no disputing the winner, our congratulations to Safari Ltd for their Sauropelta figure.”

If these ten figures as voted for by The Dinosaur Toy Forum members are anything to go by then the prehistoric animal model making industry is in a very healthy state.  We look forward to hearing which of the many dinosaur figures introduced this year will be voted number one by the prestigious Dinosaur Toy Forum.

The Dinosaur Toy Forum can be found here: The Dinosaur Toy Forum

Our thanks to The Dinosaur Toy Forum administration team for sharing this information with Everything Dinosaur.

Safari Ltd Models (Unboxing Video)

Matthew the Dinosaur King – Unboxing Video

It is always a pleasure to receive feedback from our many thousands of customers.  A number of dinosaur fans even have their own dedicated websites that review purchases made from Everything Dinosaur.  Take for example, Matthew the Dinosaur King’s YouTube channel, a site dedicated to reviewing his ever-growing prehistoric animal model collection and to dinosaurs in general.  Team members at Everything Dinosaur try their best to keep up with all the amazing video reviews that our customers post up.  There is never enough time to watch all the videos, or indeed, to read all the blog articles written about the various models bought,  however, from time to time there is a slot in our busy schedules and we get the chance to view and to comment.

Here is an unboxing video from Matthew.  In this short video (it is just under five minutes long), Matthew discusses his recent purchase of the new for 2016 Safari Ltd dinosaur models and the re-issue of the prehistoric animals – the Megatherium and the baby Woolly Mammoth.  He has produced a number of individual video reviews of these replicas and we are looking forward to viewing them.

Everything Dinosaur Unboxing Video (Number 14)

Video Credit: Matthew the Dinosaur King

To subscribe to Matthew’s YouTube channel: View Matthew’s Videos and Subscribe

All the models in this Everything Dinosaur unboxing video come from the Wild Safari Prehistoric World range (Safari Ltd).

Matthew provides lots of helpful information to the viewer.  Videos such as this unboxing video can help inform potential customers who are uncertain whether to buy a particular model.  The close up shots of each replica really gives the viewer the opportunity to get a good look at each figure.  In addition, Matthew adds lots of helpful details about the prehistoric animals he reviews, explaining where the fossils were found and what sort of habitat the creature might have lived in.  His videos are most informative and we are always pleased to see how our models (and our packaging) is appreciated by customers.

To view the Wild Safari Prehistoric World model series available from Everything Dinosaur: Wild Safari Prehistoric World models

Thanks for your comments about our “awesome website” Matthew, this is much appreciated.

JurassicCollectables Review Dimetrodon

Schleich Dimetrodon under the Spotlight

Those clever people at JurassicCollectables have produced a video review of the new for 2016 Dimetrodon replica by Schleich.  Under the brand umbrella “First Giants”, Schleich have introduced two models so far this year, the blue-coloured Dilophosaurus was recently reviewed and now the second of the replicas in this series, the Dimetrodon has been scrutinised.

The Review of the Dimetrodon Model (Schleich) by JurassicCollectables

Video Credit: JurassicCollectables

In this brief video (it is a little over six minutes in length), a tour of the model is provided with commentary on the fantastic detail, especially those saggy skin folds and scales that makes this pelycosaur look so reptilian.  Quite a remarkable feat of model making by the design team at Schleich, they really do seem to have captured the essence of this bygone predator.  Particular attention is given to the paint job of the head and jaws (the lower jaw is articulated, like a number of other Schleich models).  The palate is well painted and shows some nice touches and those heterodont teeth are carefully weathered to give the model a touch of realism.  After all, depicting Dimetrodon with uniform teeth, just wouldn’t do.

Dimetrodon – “Two Form Tooth”

This Permian predator was not closely related to the dinosaurs and birds.  It is often described as a “mammal-like reptile”, or, to be more technically accurate a “stem mammal” or a “non-mammalian synapsid”.  These reptiles were part of the evolutionary lineage that gave rise to modern mammals and that includes us.  The Dimetrodon genus was named by the famous American palaeontologist Edward Drinker Cope and a number of species are now known, they all had different sized and different shaped teeth in their jaws.

A Close Up of the Jaws of the Schleich Dimetrodon

The jaws of the Schleich Dimetrodon.

The jaws of the Schleich Dimetrodon.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Schleich have taken care to ensure that different sized teeth are depicted in the jaws (incisors and caniniforms at the front of the jaws), with smaller teeth towards the back of the mouth.  The notch located in the upper jaw in front of the premaxilla, typical of this family (Sphenacodontidae), can be clearly seen in the model.

To view more prehistoric animal reviews on the YouTube channel and to subscribe to JurassicCollectables: JurassicCollectables YouTube Channel

“First Giants”

Although included in a range entitled “First Giants”, it is worth remembering that there were many large terrestrial vertebrates prior to the evolution of Dimetrodon, indeed, amongst the dozen of so species of Dimetrodon named, a number were relatively small, and most certainly, not all of them were apex predators.  However, having made this point, it is great to see a video review of this famous sail-backed reptile.  The narrator draws comparisons between this Schleich model and the Dimetrodon replica introduced by Papo back in 2013.  Everything Dinosaur produced their own video review of the Papo Dimetrodon, to view the video: Papo Dimetrodon Reviewed by Everything Dinosaur

To purchase the Schleich Dimetrodon and other prehistoric animals in the Schleich model range: Schleich Prehistoric Animal Replicas

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