Rebor Club Selection Hatching Velociraptors Video Review
The second replica in the highly sought after Rebor Club Selection series is this excellent set of hatching Velociraptors. The little Theropods have been nick-named Lock, Stock and Barrel and in this ten minute video review, Everything Dinosaur looks at this 1:1 scale replica in detail and provides helpful, scientific insight into the layout and design of this particular collector’s piece.
Everything Dinosaur’s Video Review of the Rebor Club Selection Hatching Velociraptors
Video Credit: Everything Dinosaur
We suspect that the sculpt is based on the first species of Velociraptor to be scientifically named and described (Velociraptor mongoliensis), fossils of which were discovered by an American Museum of Natural History expedition to Mongolia in 1924. Ironically, the expedition did not set out to intentionally find new dinosaurs, the primary objective was to discover the ancestry of modern humans.
Rebor are to be praised for introducing such a well thought out and fascinating replica. In this short, (10:13) video, we comment on the shape of the eggs, explain a little about the sandy substrate that the three models rest upon and discuss ways in which this centre piece could be presented. In addition, we look at the science behind the sculpt. For example, although the dinosaurs are presented as scaly reptiles, rather than fuzzy bird-like Theropods, we look at the implications for producing model baby dinosaurs that are so well developed. One glance at those teeth and sharp claws on display would convince you that these young Velociraptors are capable of looking after themselves almost as soon as they have hatched. What is the science behind Rebor’s thinking? We try to present some evidence to support Rebor’s interpretation and highlight a couple of aspects of this model such as the vertical pupils in the eyes which might have been over looked by other reviewers.
The Velociraptor Hatchings Have Vertical Slits for Pupils
Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur
The picture above shows a close up of the hatching Velociraptor nick-named “Stock”. In our video review, we try to pick up on one or two points and highlight aspects of this replica that might not have been covered by other reviewers.
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