Everything Dinosaur will be stocking the Rebor Smilodon populator Stray Cat Year of the Tiger limited-edition model. This figure is due to be in stock in June (2022). The sabre-tooth cat model with its tiger colouration is a 1/35th scale replica. Like the other Smilodon models introduced by Rebor, this figure has two interchangeable heads, permitting the big cat to be displayed either mouth closed or mouth open.

Rebor Smilodon populator Stray Cat Year of the Tiger
The Rebor Smilodon populator Stray Cat Year of the Tiger model. This limited-edition model will be available from Everything Dinosaur in June (2022).

The Year of the Tiger

The Rebor model commemorates the Chinese zodiac and the year of the tiger (2022). The tiger is known as the king of all beasts in Chinese folklore and astrological circles. As a zodiac sign the tiger is regarded as a symbol of strength and being brave.

Rebor Smilodon model.
The Rebor Smilodon populator model commemorates the Chinese Year of the Tiger. Rebor Smilodon populator in the tiger colour scheme.

Smilodon populator

Several species of Smilodon have been named and scientifically described. S. populator is regarded as the biggest. Some individuals had enormous upper canine teeth measuring more than 28 cm in length. This stocky and powerful predator roamed the southern portions of the American continent. With an estimated shoulder height of 1.2 metres, it would have dwarfed other Sabre-toothed cats that roamed the United States. S. populator was one of the largest members of the Felidae to have ever lived.

Rebor Smilodon model
The Rebor Smilodon populator shown in lateral view with mouth open. This is the tiger colour variant.

A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur commented:

The Rebor Smilodon populator Stray Cat Year of the Tiger limited-edition figure, should be in stock around June 2022. Another version, one painted like a Jaguar and named “Jungle” will be available later in the year. We expect to have more stock of the “Ice Age” colour variant available in a few weeks (late April 2022)”.

Rebor Smilodon populator (tiger colour variant).
The Rebor Smilodon populator in the tiger colour scheme. The figure is shown with the mouth closed head attachment.

The limited-edition Rebor Smilodon populator in the tiger colour scheme is likely to be a “roaring success”.

To view the range of Rebor prehistoric animal figures and models in stock at Everything Dinosaur: Rebor Models and Prehistoric Animal Figures.

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