Papo Model Retirements 2019

At Everything Dinosaur, we have had lots of interest already from customers, social media followers and blog readers asking about new for 2019 models from Papo.  We are not able to publish this information as yet, it remains embargoed.  However, when we can, we will put up information and pictures, all part of our plans to inform people about what is new and upcoming in terms of 2019 model introductions from manufacturers next year.

In the meantime, it is sensible to focus on those models and figures that are being withdrawn and are going out of production.  Papo will be retiring two figures from their “Les Dinosaures” range next year, ironically neither of the models represent a dinosaur.

Papo is retiring:

  • Archaeopteryx
  • Tupuxuara

Papo Model Retirements – Archaeopteryx and Tupuxuara

Papo Tupuxuara and Papo Archaeopteryx retired 2019.

Papo model retirements 2019 – Archaeopteryx and Tupuxuara.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Winged Wonders Out of Production

Both these models represent animals from the Mesozoic that were capable of powered flight.  Of the two, palaeontologists believe that the pterosaur, Tupuxuara was probably more confident in the air.  Some of the latest research on the enigmatic “Urvogel” suggests that Archaeopteryx was actually quite a poor flier.  Whatever their volant abilities, both these figures are being retired and are now out of production.  However, thanks to Everything Dinosaur collectors and model fans are being pre-warned about their withdrawal.  There is still time to add these two models to your Papo figure collection.

Papo Archaeopteryx

The Papo Archaeopteryx figure was introduced in 2014 and at the time of its introduction, it received a lot of positive feedback as representations of Archaeopteryx lithographica were, if you pardon the pun, a bit thin on the ground.  Sadly, after nearly five years, this model has flapped its wings for the last time and has been officially withdrawn.

The Papo Archaeopteryx Model Received Lots of Praise When it was Introduced in 2014

The Papo Archaeopteryx model.

A close view of the head of the Papo Archaeopteryx model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

To view the range of Papo dinosaurs and prehistoric animal figures available from Everything Dinosaur: Papo Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Animals

At the time of this model’s introduction, Everything Dinosaur published several reviews of this figure including a video review.  These releases have been seen thousands of times.

Papo Tupuxuara

It is always a pleasure to see more models representing the Pterosauria being introduced, so the loss of the Papo Tupuxuara is a big blow.  This figure was only introduced in 2015, alongside the Papo young Apatosaurus model.  Three species of Tupuxuara have been named to date, the first being described in 1988.  These pterosaurs are synonymous with Lower Cretaceous sediments found in north-eastern Brazil.

The Papo Tupuxuara is Flying Off into the Sunset

Papo Tupuxuara pterosaur model.

The head of the Papo Tupuxuara pterosaur model.  The diet of this large Pterosaur from the Lower Cretaceous of Brazil remains uncertain.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

One of the reasons suggested for the withdrawal of the Papo Tupuxuara figure, is the difficulty encountered when trying to pronounce the name of this flying reptile.  Tupuxuara was named after a spirit referred to within the culture of the local Tupi people of north-eastern Brazil.  Tupuxuara is pronounced “Too-pooh-hwar-ah”.

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