New Papo Prehistoric Animal Model Measurements (Part 1)

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Official Measurements for the Papo Chilesaurus and the Papo Giganotosaurus Models

Everything Dinosaur has published details of the official measurements for the four, brand new prehistoric animal figures expected later in the year from Papo.  In today’s blog post, we will provide information on the Chilesaurus and Giganotosaurus figures, a second post will follow which will provide measurement details of the other new dinosaur replica (Stygimoloch) as well as the eagerly anticipated Papo Megaloceros.

Although Papo does not produce scale models, our team members have provided an approximation of scale for each of these figures in order to assist dinosaur fans and collectors with their prehistoric animal collections.

The Official Model Measurements for the Papo Chilesaurus Model

Official measurements for the new for 2020 Papo Chilesaurus dinosaur model.

The official measurements for the new for 2020 Papo Chilesaurus dinosaur model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Papo Chilesaurus – Tale of the Tape

The Papo Chilesaurus figure measures around fifteen centimetres in length and the tail is approximately eight centimetres off the ground.

A Photograph of One of the Production Figures (Papo Chilesaurus)

Papo Chilesaurus dinosaur model (new for 2020).

The New for 2020 Papo Chilesaurus dinosaur model (the pen helps to show the size of this replica).

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

With an estimated adult animal total length of 3 to 3.2 metres, Everything Dinosaur team members estimate that this figure is in approximately 1:20 to 1:22 scale.

The Official Measurements for the New for 2020 Papo Giganotosaurus Dinosaur Model

Official measurements for the new for 2020 Papo Giganotosaurus dinosaur model.

The official measurements for the new for 2020 Papo Giganotosaurus dinosaur model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Papo Giganotosaurus Dinosaur Model

The official measurements for the Giganotosaurus model are length eighteen centimetres, with an overall height of twenty centimetres.  The unorthodox pose of this figure makes an assessment of scale quite a challenge for this particular model.  However, if we apply the Pythagoras theorem which states that the square of the length of the hypotenuse is equal to the sum of squares of the lengths of other two sides of a right-angled triangle, (a² + b² = c²), we can approximate the length of the head, body and tail if the model was put in a more anatomically correct pose.

By drawing a right-angled triangle over the body plan of the figure, an approximation for the length of the head, body and the tail can be calculated.

Team members calculated the length of the hypotenuse to be approximately 27 cm, which, when compared to the estimated length of the adult dinosaur at around 13.2 metres, equates to a 1:48 scale figure.

Estimating the Scale of the Papo Giganotosaurus Figure

Estimating the approximate scale of the new for 2020 Papo Giganotosaurus dinosaur model using the Pythagoras theorem.

Estimating the approximate scale of the new for 2020 Papo Giganotosaurus dinosaur model using Pythagorean theorem.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Production Delays due to COVID-19 Outbreak

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak in China, there has been an unavoidable delay on the production of these new Papo models.  Everything Dinosaur will, of course, keep our blog readers and social media followers updated and provide further information as and when we receive it.

A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur commented:

“Whilst there is a lot of uncertainty with regards to the production of the new models and figures, Everything Dinosaur has built up considerable stock of Papo models and we are confident that the vast majority of the Papo figures, including some quite rare and retired replicas will still be available from us for a considerable time to come.  If a model should be temporarily unavailable, customers always have the option to join a waitlist.  As and when we receive updates on Papo prehistoric animal production, we will provide this information to our social media followers and blog post readers.”

To view the range of Papo prehistoric animal models available from Everything Dinosaur: Papo Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Animal Models.