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3 07, 2019

CollectA Deluxe Baryonyx – Articulated Jaw

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The CollectA Deluxe Baryonyx – Articulated Jaw

We have been asked by dinosaur fans and model collectors to post up more pictures and information about some of the new for 2019 prehistoric animal models that have come into stock at Everything Dinosaur.  Our team members are happy to acquiesce and we have recently posted up onto our Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest pages pictures of some of the new Schleich and CollectA figures.  One of the questions we have been asked is whether or not the new CollectA Deluxe Baryonyx dinosaur model (1:40 scale), has an articulated jaw.  Yes, it does, we even shot a short video to demonstrate this.

Demonstrating the Articulated Lower Jaw (CollectA Deluxe 1:40 scale Baryonyx Dinosaur Model

Video Credit: Everything Dinosaur

A Short Baryonyx Video

In this short, YouTube video (it lasts around 20 seconds), we show the CollectA Baryonyx and we demonstrate the lower jaw.  This is a carefully crafted dinosaur figure and the jaw reflects the dentition associated with baryonychid dinosaurs and the upper jaw has that distinctive “notch” that is associated with the holotype fossil material retrieved from a Surrey clay pit (Weald Clay Formation), after the initial fossil discovery in 1983.

A Close View of the Head and Jaw of the CollectA Baryonyx Dinosaur Model

The CollectA Deluxe 1:40 scale Baryonyx dinosaur model.

CollectA Deluxe 1:40 scale Baryonyx dinosaur model.  A close-up view of that carefully sculpted skull and the articulated lower jaw.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

To view the CollectA Deluxe Baryonyx dinosaur model and the rest of the figures in the CollectA Deluxe Prehistoric Life range: The CollectA Deluxe Prehistoric Life Range.

Details on the Base

In order to best represent the anatomical proportions of this dinosaur, the design team at CollectA opted to place this 2019 version of Baryonyx on a base.  However, the base is far from just a support for the model, it has been beautifully sculpted and shows lots of detail.  For example, there are some plant fronds to be found on the base and the effect is to indicate that the Baryonyx is walking along a muddy, slippery riverbank, an environment in which this semi-aquatic dinosaur would have been very much at home.

A Close-up View of the Base of the CollectA Baryonyx Dinosaur Model

A close-up view of the base of the new for 2019 CollectA Baryonyx model.

Close-up view of the base of the new for 2019 CollectA Baryonyx model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Webbed Feet – Baryonyx

Although it is difficult to spot on the actual model, the design team at CollectA were keen to give the impression of webbed feet on this dinosaur.  Palaeontologists have speculated that this theropod may have had webbing between its toes, an adaptation to help it to move around in its aquatic environment.

2 07, 2019

Prehistoric Times Magazine

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Prehistoric Times Magazine On the Way!

The next edition of the quarterly magazine “Prehistoric Times” is on the way.  This magazine will be arriving at our offices shortly.   Editor and chum, Mike Fredericks sent us an image of the front cover of the next issue.

Prehistoric Times Issue (130)

The front cover of "Prehistoric Times" magazine - summer 2019.

“Prehistoric Times” magazine issue 130.

Picture Credit: Mike Fredericks

An Eclectic Collection of Prehistoric Animals

The eye-catching front cover features an eclectic mix of prehistoric animals, all life-sized models made by the hugely talented sculptors and artists at Blue Rhino Studios (Minnesota, USA).  The staff at Blue Rhino Studios have worked with museums and attractions all over the world.  Established in the 1990’s the company has become a leader in state-of-the-art prehistoric mammal, pterosaur and dinosaur figures.  Issue 130 (summer 2019), will feature an interview with Blue Rhino team members.

Readers can expect articles on Allosaurus and the enigmatic prehistoric rhinoceros Elasmotherium, as well as a continuation of the long-running series by John Lavas highlighting the contribution of the Czech illustrator Zdeněk Burian.  From the front cover details, we can see that this edition will also include an interview with the American artist Mark Hallett, a leading light in dinosaur and prehistoric animal illustrations.

Our thanks to the editorial team at “Prehistoric Times” magazine for giving us this preview.

1 07, 2019

New CollectA 2019 Models in Stock

By | July 1st, 2019|Adobe CS5, Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur News and Updates, Everything Dinosaur Products, Main Page, Photos of Everything Dinosaur Products, Press Releases|0 Comments

CollectA Elasmotherium, Baryonyx and Fukuiraptor

The last of the scheduled 2019 model releases from CollectA are now in stock at Everything Dinosaur.  The trio of prehistoric animal figures are the 1:20 scale Deluxe Elasmotherium model, the 1:40 scale Baryonyx and the prehistoric life Fukuiraptor model.  What an impressive set of prehistoric animal figures they make!

Just Arrived!  The CollectA Deluxe 1:20 Scale Elasmotherium Model

The CollectA Deluxe 1:20 scale Elasmotherium model.

CollectA Deluxe 1:20 scale Elasmotherium model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

The CollectA Deluxe Elasmotherium Model

This is an excellent replica of this enigmatic member of the Rhinocerotidae family, a creature that has been nicknamed the “Siberian Unicorn”.  The design team at CollectA have emphasised the animal’s long legs and depicted it in an almost trotting pose.   A coat of rough shaggy hair generously covers the figure, although the presence of a shaggy coat, or indeed any hair whatsoever can only be inferred as the fossil record does not actually provide any substantive proof of the Elasmotherium having a dense coat.  The nature of the horn (if indeed it possessed one), is also largely speculative but CollectA have been careful to depict their Elasmotherium using the scientific literature as a guide.  Measuring around 26 centimetres in length and that horn standing some 15 cm tall, this is a most impressive model.

To purchase the CollectA Elasmotherium and the rest of the new for 2019 CollectA Deluxe prehistoric animal models: CollectA Deluxe Prehistoric Life Models.

The CollectA Fukuiraptor

From a prehistoric animal known from relatively recent and abundant fossil material from a wide area, to a dinosaur that is mostly known from a single quarry site representing strata laid down in the Early Cretaceous of Japan (Kitadani Formation).  Little is known about Fukuiraptor kitadaniensis.  It has been assigned to the Megaraptora clade but prior to this it was thought to be a derived Allosauroid when first named and described nineteen years ago (Azuma, Yoichi; Philip J., Currie (2000). “A new carnosaur (Dinosauria: Theropoda) from the Lower Cretaceous of Japan”.  In an initial scientific study published in 1995,  it was thought that Fukuiraptor had affinities towards the Dromaeosauridae.

The New for 2019 CollectA Prehistoric Life Fukuiraptor

The CollectA Fukuiraptor dinosaur model (CollectA Prehistoric Life 2019).

The new for 2019 CollectA Prehistoric Life Fukuiraptor dinosaur model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Fukuiraptor had large hands and powerful grasping fingers armed with strongly curved claws.   These features are well represented in this new dinosaur model.  CollectA have been keen to add more dinosaurs from Asia to their model range and Fukuiraptor has been one of the most eagerly anticipated models of 2019.

The CollectA Deluxe 1:40 scale Baryonyx Dinosaur Model

The third member of this impressive trio is the CollectA Deluxe Baryonyx dinosaur model (1:40 scale replica).  This model has an articulated jaw that has been designed to replicate the distinctive baryonchid dentition.  Since Baryonyx is associated with aquatic environments the design team at CollectA have given their model subtle webbing between the toes.

The New for 2019 CollectA Deluxe Baryonyx Dinosaur Model

CollectA Deluxe Baryonyx dinosaur model (2019).

CollectA Deluxe Baryonyx model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

To view the CollectA Baryonyx and the rest of the CollectA prehistoric animal and dinosaur models: CollectA Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Animal Figures.

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