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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
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.
“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