New CollectA Models 2019 (Part 4)
Today, we conclude our look at the new for 2019 CollectA models by revealing the last of the figures scheduled to be released next year. We also provide information on a prehistoric animal play set that has an augmented reality (AR) component.
- CollectA Deluxe 1:20 scale Elasmotherium model (available mid 2019).
- CollectA Prehistoric Animals Playset with Augmented Reality (available mid 2019).
The New for 2019 CollectA Deluxe Elasmotherium Model
Picture Credit: CollectA
The CollectA Deluxe 1:20 Scale Elasmotherium Model
As one member of the Rhinocerotoidea superfamily is retired and out of production (the CollectA Deluxe Paraceratherium model), so it is replaced by another member of the Rhinocerotoidea, albeit from a different branch of this large taxonomic grouping, the rhinocerotid Elasmotherium and what a fantastic looking replica it is! Several species of Elasmotherium have been identified from the numerous fossils found in Europe and Asia and CollectA have chosen to create a model of the largest known species, and what is thought to be the largest true rhino to have ever lived, the giant, five-metre-long Elasmotherium sibiricum.
Commenting on this new Deluxe figure, designer Anthony Beeson stated:
“I thought that it would be nice to do a toy Elasmotherium sibiricum for a change rather than the usual Woolly Rhinoceros. Our Elasmotherium is quite hefty, I plumped for a hairy animal and have based the presumed horn on the Palaeolithic cave painting from Rouffignac in France that is thought to represent the creature often referred to as ‘the Siberian unicorn’.”
The Rouffignac limestone caves (Grotte de Rouffignac), are located in the Dordogne (south-western France) and this location was given UNESCO World Heritage Site status in 1979. The cave walls depict more than 250 drawings attributed to the Magdalenian culture of the Late Pleistocene. Many different types of animal are depicted with Woolly Mammoths (Mammuthus primigenius), predominating but there are a number of cave paintings that show Woolly Rhinos (Coelodonta antiquitatis) and one image that illustrates a powerfully built rhinoceros with a single, very large nose horn that has been interpreted as representing Elasmotherium.
The CollectA Deluxe Elasmotherium Compared to the Stylised Rhinoceros Cave Painting from Grotte de Rouffignac
Picture Credit: CollectA/Wikipedia
To view the current range of CollectA Deluxe figures and replicas: CollectA Deluxe Prehistoric Life
The CollectA Prehistoric Animal Playset
CollectA will also be introducing a prehistoric animal themed playset in 2019. Sources close to CollectA have stated that this is to be a 38-piece playset with a dozen CollectA dinosaur cards with augmented reality (the figures come to life via the AR technology).
The New for 2019 CollectA Prehistoric Animal Playset
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This playset is believed to consist of, a large playmat (estimated size 37 cm by 29 cm), two prehistoric trees, twelve mini-dinosaur figures, the twelve AR cards and a further ten accessories that permit a degree of playset landscape customisation such as the building of a volcano, a small hill or some coastal features of different shapes and sizes. This cleverly constructed playset comes in a handy carry case and skilfully blends traditional prehistoric animal figures with cutting-edge augmented reality technology.
- CollectA Deluxe 1:20 scale Elasmotherium – length 25.5 cm, height 13.6 cm.
- CollectA Prehistoric Animal Playset – length of playmat 37 cm, width 29 cm.
A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur commented:
“CollectA have continued to innovate and extend their range of replicas. Over the next few months they will be adding scale models of Edaphosaurus, Baryonyx, Carnotaurus, the amazing pterosaur Caiuajara and a scale model of Elasmotherium. In addition, we can expect to see Fukuiraptor and Borealopelta make an appearance plus a new mini-set of prehistoric animals and a prehistoric animal playset in which to place them. Next year is going to be an exciting year for model collectors.”
To view the other three articles that introduce the rest of the new for 2019 prehistoric animal models from CollectA.
New CollectA models (Part 1): Part 1 (New CollectA models for 2019)
New CollectA models (Part 2): Part 2 (New CollectA models for 2019)
New CollectA models (Part 3): Part 3 (New CollectA models for 2019)