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19 03, 2019

Reflecting on Hyaenodon gigas

By | March 19th, 2019|Adobe CS5, Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur Products, Main Page, Photos of Everything Dinosaur Products|0 Comments

Reflecting on Hyaenodon gigas

The extinct clade Creodonta, a term first used by the famous American palaeontologist Edward Drinker Cope (1875), was composed of a great variety of carnivorous mammals, of all shapes and sizes.  One of the most imposing of these predatory mammals was Hyaenodon gigas.  With a shoulder height of around 1.4 metres H. gigas was one of the largest members of the Hyaenodontidae family.  For a comparison, male Bengal tigers (Panthera tigris tigris), stand around 1 metre high at the shoulder.

A fully grown H. gigas is estimated to have weighed around half a tonne.  This was a very formidable carnivore.

Those clever people at Safari Ltd have created a stunning image that highlights the beauty and detail of their Wild Safari Prehistoric World Hyaenodon model.

Reflecting on a Beautiful Prehistoric Animal Model – Hyaenodon gigas

A Hyaenodon gigas model.

The Hyaenodon gigas replica part of the Wild Safari Prehistoric World model series by Safari Ltd.

Picture Credit: Safari Ltd/Everything Dinosaur

The Wild Safari Prehistoric World Hyaenodon gigas Model

Last year, Safari Ltd introduced several new synapsid models.  For instance, a Przewalski’s horse was added to their “Winner’s Enclosure” collection.  Numerous prehistoric mammals as well as a stunning Dimetrodon replica were also launched.  In 2018, Safari Ltd added the Hyaenodon gigas, Uintatherium, Megacerops, Macrauchenia, a Daeodon and a model of an American Mastodon (Mammut americanum).

Super Synapsids on Display

New prehistoric animal models from Safari Ltd (2018).

Some wonderful synapsid models were introduced in 2018.  From top left Przewalski’s horse (extant) with the extinct pelycosaur Dimetrodon (below).  From left to right – Uintatherium, Megacerops, the American Mastodon, H. gigas, Macrauchenia and a trotting Daeodon model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Naturally, each of these prehistoric animal figures is supplied with its very own fact sheet, so collectors and model fans can learn about the creature that the model represents.

Our congratulations to Safari Ltd for making such a diverse range of figures and for producing such stunning images to accompany their model range.  The use of light and the clever photoshop effect of movement of the water in the puddle adds a new level of authenticity to their figures.  The reflection of the Hyaenodon model has been skilfully created and we look forward to posting up more examples of this sort of creativity on our blog in the near future.

A Stunning Image to Promote a Prehistoric Animal Model

The Wild Safari Prehistoric World Hyaenodon gigas model.

Reflecting on the Wild Safari Prehistoric World Hyaenodon gigas figure.

Picture Credit: Safari Ltd/Everything Dinosaur

To view the range of Wild Safari Prehistoric World models and figures available from Everything Dinosaur: Wild Safari Prehistoric World Models and Replicas

15 03, 2019

Win a Dinosaur Book with Everything Dinosaur

By | March 15th, 2019|Adobe CS5, Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur News and Updates, Main Page, Press Releases|0 Comments

Win a Copy of the Superb “The Dinosaurs Rediscovered” by Professor Michael Benton

WIN! WIN! WIN! with Everything Dinosaur!  Win a copy of the brilliant new book by Professor Mike Benton

Everything Dinosaur has another super, dinosaur themed giveaway.  We have a copy of the brand new book by Professor Michael Benton “The Dinosaurs Rediscovered” and we are giving you the chance to win it.

Get to Grips with the Very Latest Dinosaur Discoveries and Research

Win a dinosaur book from Everything Dinosaur.

Win a copy of “The Dinosaurs Rediscovered” by Professor Michael Benton.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Aimed at serious dinosaur fanatics as well as general readers with an interest in science, this latest publication by the highly respected Professor Benton provides an authoritative account on how our knowledge about the Dinosauria has changed in recent years.  This really is a must have!  Make room on your book shelf for this excellent publication.  Even better, you can win a copy courtesy of Everything Dinosaur!

Win a Copy of “The Dinosaurs Rediscovered” in our Competition

All you have to do is “Like” Everything Dinosaur’s FACEBOOK page, then comment on our dinosaur book competition post giving a name for the superb Sinosauropteryx dinosaur model depicted on the front cover.  The Sinosauropteryx illustrated by Julius Csotonyi is stunning, but he/she needs a name!

Don’t Forget to Suggest a Name and to “Like” our Facebook Page

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We will draw the lucky winner at random and the Sinosauropteryx naming competition closes at midnight on Sunday 31st March.  Good luck!

Don’t forget to visit our Facebook page to enter (please give our Facebook page a “like”): Everything Dinosaur on Facebook

To view Everything Dinosaur’s range of superb prehistoric animal and dinosaur themed gifts visit: Everything Dinosaur

Terms and Conditions of the Name the Front Cover Sinosauropteryx Competition

Automated entries are not permitted and will be excluded from the draw.

Only one entry per person.

The prize is non-transferable and no cash alternative will be offered.

The Everything Dinosaur name a Sinosauropteryx competition runs until midnight Sunday 31st March 2019.

Winner will be notified by private message on Facebook.

Prize includes postage and packing.

For full terms and conditions contact: Contact Everything Dinosaur

14 03, 2019

New CollectA Models On Their Way

By | March 14th, 2019|Adobe CS5, Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur News and Updates, Main Page, Photos of Everything Dinosaur Products, Press Releases|0 Comments

New for 2019 CollectA Models Due to Arrive Next Week

Exciting news for dinosaur fans and model collectors, the first batch of the new for 2019 prehistoric animal models from CollectA are due to arrive at Everything Dinosaur next week.  Stocks of the Borealopelta, the Deluxe 1:40 scale Carnotaurus, the super-sized pterosaur figure – Caiuajara and the 1:20 scale Deluxe Edaphosaurus are all on their way.  In addition, the new for 2019 set of mini prehistoric animal models are also due to arrive at the same time.

Coming into Stock at Everything Dinosaur

New for 2019 CollectA prehistoric animal models.

The first batch of new for 2019 CollectA prehistoric animal models are on their way to Everything Dinosaur.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

The picture above shows the first four models coming into stock along with the mini prehistoric animal model set which will feature an additional twelve figures.  Back in November, when we were given the official go ahead to discuss the 2019 CollectA offering, Everything Dinosaur team members posted up the first pictures of these hand-painted models.  They were very well received.

A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur commented:

” We are delighted to announce that the first new prehistoric animals from CollectA are going to be in stock very soon.  These quality models capture the essence of CollectA, they don’t just focus on dinosaurs, only two of the sixteen figures represent members of the Dinosauria [Carnotaurus and Borealopelta], we know how keen model collectors are to acquire animals from the Palaeozoic and Cenozoic Eras as well.”

Heading Your Way!  The CollectA Deluxe Carnotaurus Dinosaur Model

CollectA Deluxe 1:20 scale Carnotaurus dinosaur model.

CollectA Carnotaurus dinosaur model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Detailed Prehistoric Animal Models

Many manufacturers focus on just a handful of figures, but the CollectA range is huge with a wide variety of prehistoric animals (and plants) represented.  Over recent years the company has introduced several sets of mini-prehistoric animal figures.   Later on this month, Everything Dinosaur will be receiving stocks of the prehistoric animal model set, or as we at Everything Dinosaur like to call it “the synapsids plus one”.  All the figures are synapsids, with the exception of the mini Kelenken model, which as a bird comes from the Archosaur lineage of diapsids.

The CollectA Mini Prehistoric Animal Model Set

The CollectA Box of Mini Prehistoric Animals (2019)

The CollectA box of mini prehistoric animal models which is going to be available in 2019. Twelve prehistoric animal models.  Coming into Everything Dinosaur very soon.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

How many of the twelve models in the set can you name?  As a clue and to give you a start, we have given you the name of one already.

Sailing Towards Us the Sail-backed Reptile Figure Edaphosaurus

The CollectA Edaphosaurus model.

The CollectA Edaphosaurus model.  If you look at the top right-hand corner of the photograph you can see the CollectA Carnotaurus coming into attack!

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

We are looking forward to getting all these new models into stock next week.  Rest assured all those dinosaur fans on our reserve lists, as soon as the models come in we will be emailing you to let you know that the figures are available and that we have set one aside.

To view the range of CollectA prehistoric animal models available from Everything Dinosaur: CollectA Prehistoric Animals

7 03, 2019

Everything Dinosaur Achieves 6,000 “Likes” on Facebook

By | March 7th, 2019|Adobe CS5, Everything Dinosaur News and Updates, Main Page, Prehistoric Times|0 Comments

Everything Dinosaur Reaches 6,000 “Likes” on Facebook

Today, Everything Dinosaur celebrates the benchmark of having achieved 6,000 “likes” on Facebook.  Our Facebook page (@EverythingDinosaur), provides a reliable source of information on new prehistoric animal models, figure retirements, updates on fossil finds and we post up lots and lots of images of prehistoric animals, especially dinosaurs.   We even publish surveys and polls too!

The Everything Dinosaur Facebook page reached the landmark of 5,000 “likes” at the end of July 2018, a little over seven months later, we have smashed through the 6,000 “likes” threshold on our page.  A huge thank you to all those followers and friends who have “liked” our page.

6,000 Facebook “Likes” for Everything Dinosaur

Facebook and 6,000 "likes"

6,000 Facebook “likes” click to “like” Everything Dinosaur.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Reaching Facebook Milestones

In June 2015, the Everything Dinosaur Facebook page passed the landmark of 2,000 “likes”.  By early November 2017, this had been doubled to more than 4,000 and now we have had a fifty percent increase on this with an additional 2,000 “likes” added in less than fifteen months.

A representative from Everything Dinosaur commented:

“I would like to thank all our friends, followers, customers, dinosaur enthusiasts and collectors of prehistoric animal figures who have taken the time and trouble to visit our Facebook page and to give Everything Dinosaur’s page a “like”.  We really do appreciate this and, unlike some Facebook sites, all of our “likes” are genuine.  The increase in our page’s popularity has come from organic growth and not a single “like” has come from any form of paid for advertising and promotion.  We all feel very honoured.”

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The “like” button on the Facebook social media platform permits users to easily interact with Everything Dinosaur.  The page provides status updates, photos, links, news, polls and comments.  Gaining legitimate and genuine “likes” on Facebook gives an organisation authority and provides reassurance to other Facebook visitors.   This helps to build up a community around the company and helps to reinforce customer loyalty and trust.


We believe customer service is the key to getting "likes".

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Everything Dinosaur Celebrating 6,000 “Likes” on Facebook

6,000 "Likes" on Facebook for Everything Dinosaur.

Everything Dinosaur achieves 6,000 “likes” on Facebook.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Once again, a very big thank you from all of us at Everything Dinosaur to all of you.

2 03, 2019

Beasts of the Mesozoic Atrociraptor

By | March 2nd, 2019|Adobe CS5, Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur Products, Main Page, Photos, Photos of Everything Dinosaur Products|0 Comments

Beasts of the Mesozoic Atrociraptor marshalli

Our thanks to dinosaur model fan and collector Caroline who sent us some beautiful photographs of her recently purchased Beasts of the Mesozoic Atrociraptor marshalli figure.  The taxonomic position of Atrociraptor within the Dromaeosauridae remains contentious, however, with a short, powerful jaw and oversized teeth this predator lives up to its scientific name meaning, that of “cruel or savage thief”.

Everything Dinosaur were sent some Photographs of the Atrociraptor Figure Outdoors

Atrociraptor marshalli (Beasts of the Mesozoic) a 1:6 scale dinosaur figure.

The Beasts of the Mesozoic Atrociraptor marshalli dinosaur model.  A beautifully composed photograph.

Picture Credit: Caroline

The outdoor location really brings out the colouration of the model, the exquisite way in which the bright red elements of the plumage have been blended in with the muted tones of brown and black.  The sun lit model highlights the texture and the individual feathers on the torso and the top of hips can be clearly seen in this well-composed photograph.

Atrociraptor marshalli

Named and described in 2004, some eighty years after the far better known Velociraptor (V. mongoliensis) was described, this dinosaur is estimated to have reached a length of approximately two metres and weighed around fifteen kilogrammes.  The fossil material associated with this genus comes from the famous Horseshoe Canyon Formation of southern Alberta, however, a single jaw fragment and some isolated teeth from the Two Medicine Formation of Montana may also represent Atrociraptor.

Everything Dinosaur’s Scale Drawing of Atrociraptor marshalli

Atrociraptor marshalli scale drawing.

A scale drawing of the dromaeosaurid Atrociraptor marshalli.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Fast Delivery of a Fast Member of the Dromaeosauridae

When sending her pictures to Everything Dinosaur Caroline commented:

“The order arrived not long ago.  Thank you for the fast delivery.  Please use the photos of the Beasts of the Mesozoic Atrociraptor marshalli if you wish.”

We are happy to post up Caroline’s excellent photographs, pictures of a fast running dinosaur, that was delivered quite fast as well.

The Beasts of the Mesozoic Atrociraptor marshalli Dinosaur Figure

A view of the Beasts of the Mesozoic Atrociraptor marshalli figure.

A close-up view of the distinctive short snout and the oversized teeth of the beautifully crafted Beasts of the Mesozoic Atrociraptor marshalli figure.

Picture Credit: Caroline

The photograph (above), shows a close-up view of the head of the Beasts of the Mesozoic model.  The characteristic short, robust snout and the oversized teeth that helped to define this genus can clearly be seen in this beautifully composed picture.

A spokesperson for Everything Dinosaur praised the images saying:

“We are always pleased to receive photographs of purchases from customers.  The Atrociraptor model looks fantastic in these outdoor shots.”

To view the Beasts of the Mesozoic Atrociraptor marshalli and the rest of the Beasts of the Mesozoic articulated “raptor” models available from Everything Dinosaur: Beasts of the Mesozoic Models

1 03, 2019

Nemicolopterus or a Juvenile Sinopterus?

By | March 1st, 2019|Adobe CS5, Dinosaur and Prehistoric Animal Drawings, Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur Products, Main Page, Photos of Everything Dinosaur Products|0 Comments

Nemicolopterus or a Juvenile Sinopterus?

As it is March 1st, team members at Everything Dinosaur, thought it appropriate that on St David’s Day, the patron saint of Wales, it might be a good idea to post up a picture of one of the welsh dinosaurs such as Pantydraco (P. caducus) or the recently described Dracoraptor (D. hanigani), but in the end we decided to post up a picture of a very tiny pterosaur instead.

As we prepare for the arrival of the new for 2019 PNSO models, we have been busy researching and writing fact sheets to accompany sales of these figures.  One of these new PNSO models is a replica of Nemicolopterus, which if it is a valid genus, represents the smallest member of the Pterosauria described to date.

Everything Dinosaur’s Scale Drawing of the Tiny Chinese Pterosaur Nemicolopterus crypticus

Nemicolopterus crypticus scale drawing.

A scale drawing of the tiny pterosaur named Nemicolopterus.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Tiny Chinese Pterosaur

With a wingspan not much bigger than a garden robin (Erithacus rubecula), Nemicolopterus probably weighed less than 100 grams.  Assigned to the Tapejaridae family, this little flying reptile, known from a single fossil specimen, has attracted quite a lot of controversy since it was named and described in 2008.

To read Everything Dinosaur’s 2008 article about the discovery of Nemicolopterus: New Species of Tiny Pterosaur from China.

The unfused bones and body proportions are very typical of a juvenile pterosaur.  It has been suggested that the fossil specimen might not represent a tiny species, but the juvenile stage of a much larger pterosaur.  For example, a number of academics have compared the Nemicolopterus fossil to juvenile specimens of the tapejarid Sinopterus, which is also known from China.

The New for 2019 PNSO Age of Dinosaurs Nemicolopterus Model

PNSO Nemicolopterus model.

The PNSO Nemicolopterus pterosaur model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

The PNSO Nemicolopterus (or whatever genus the figure should represent), is coming into stock at Everything Dinosaur in the next few weeks.

It has been suggested that Nemicolopterus may not be a valid genus.  It has been proposed that the fossil material should be re-assigned to the genus Sinopterus.  Whatever the outcome, on March 1st, in honour of a Welsh national symbol and with a nod towards the orient and the legends of dragons from the Far East, we thought it appropriate to post up some images of a tiny flying reptile.

Happy St David’s Day.


25 02, 2019

A Beautiful Dinosaur Themed Pencil Drawing

By | February 25th, 2019|Adobe CS5, Dinosaur and Prehistoric Animal Drawings, Dinosaur Fans, Main Page, Press Releases|0 Comments

A Beautiful Dinosaur Themed Pencil Drawing

Our thanks to Caroline for sending into Everything Dinosaur, a beautiful, hand-drawn dinosaur themed card.  Caroline had wanted to purchase one of the limited edition, Rebor hatching Baryonyx figures, but she was unable to make the purchase when these figures first came into stock.  We received her request to reserve a Rebor “Hurricane”, one of just 1,000 replicas made.  Our team members were happy to set a Baryonyx aside and a few weeks later Caroline was able to make her purchase.

As a thank you, we received this splendid illustration of a swimming Spinosaurus.  The Onchopristis (an extinct sawfish), swimming closeby and better watch out!  Spinosaurus is believed to have been a piscivore.

Spinosaurus Going for a Swim

A swimming Spinosaurus.

Spinosaurus going for a swim.

Picture Credit: Caroline Smalley

Caroline included a message with her card.  She thanked us for holding onto the Rebor Hatching Baryonyx “Hurricane” figure and congratulated us on our customer service.

A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur commented:

“It is always a pleasure to receive illustrations such as the swimming Spinosaurus from our customers.  There are so many incredibly talented people out there and to be able to reconstruct a long extinct animal and place it within an environmental context is a real skill.  We even noted the small Theropod dinosaur illustrated on the inside of the card.  We are happy to know that the limited edition Rebor Hatching Baryonyx figure has found a good home.”

Even the Rebor Hatching Baryonyx “Hurricane” Looks Impressed!

Rebor Hatching Baryonyx "Hurricane".

The limited edition hatching Baryonyx figure “Hurricane” by Rebor.  Even the Rebor figure looks awestruck at seeing the Spinosaurus illustration, after all, these two Theropods belong to the same family (Spinosauridae), although Baryonyx (B. walkeri) lived tens of millions of years earlier than Spinosaurus.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Our thanks once again to Caroline for sending in her wonderful dinosaur themed thank you card.

21 02, 2019

Everything Dinosaur Receives Feefo Gold Trusted Service Award 2019

By | February 21st, 2019|Adobe CS5, Everything Dinosaur News and Updates, Main Page, Product Reviews|0 Comments

Top Marks for Everything Dinosaur

Everything Dinosaur has won the Feefo Gold Service award, an independent seal of excellence that recognises that the UK-based dinosaur company delivers exceptional customer service as well as exceptional prehistoric animal models.  Feefo product and service ratings are provided by real customers, Everything Dinosaur has over 600 customer reviews and comments posted up on its award winning website.

Everything Dinosaur’s Gold Trusted Service Award

Feefo certificate of excellence (2019).

Everything Dinosaur has won for the second year in a row, the top award from Feefo.  We even got sent a certificate to prove it.

Picture Credit: Feefo

The Gold Trusted Service Award

The accolade was created by Feefo.  Trusted Service is only awarded to those businesses that use Feefo to collect genuine reviews and comments.  Those organisations that meet this high standard, based on the number of reviews collected, and their average rating, are recognised with this award.  It is regarded as a badge of honour, this accreditation remains unique, as it is based purely on the interactions with real people who purchase from Everything Dinosaur.  As all reviews are verified as genuine, the accreditation is a true reflection of a Everything Dinosaur’s commitment to outstanding service.

To see what all the fuss is about check out Everything Dinosaur’s website: Visit Everything Dinosaur’s website

Gold Trusted Service Award to Everything Dinosaur

Gold Trusted Service Award to Everything Dinosaur.

Feefo awards top marks to Everything Dinosaur.

Picture Credit: Feefo

To win this prestigious award, a company must meet the criteria of receiving at least fifty reviews between January 2018 and December 31st 2018, with a Feefo customer service rating of between 4.5 and 5.0.  At the moment, Everything Dinosaur has six hundred reviews posted up on-line, over 98% of them are 5-stars.

A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur commented:

“We are really pleased to receive this award from Feefo.  This is the second year that we have been eligible for this honour and it is the second year in a row that we have been awarded it.  The Feefo Gold Trusted Service award.  We are committed to delivering the highest quality of customer service and these days it is vitally important for companies to listen, understand and respond to customers.  We have lots of exciting plans for our websites in 2019, we are looking forward to another successful year.”

Praise from the CEO

Matt West, the Chief Executive Officer at Feefo congratulated Everything Dinosaur and added:

“The Trusted Service award has always been about recognising those companies that excel beyond the norm.  This year we’ve seen many remarkable businesses leveraging the full potential of Feefo to provide outstanding levels of experience for their customers – and rightly being awarded our most prestigious accreditation.  I’m looking forward to the continual success of the businesses that work in partnership with us throughout 2019.”

Over the next few months, Everything Dinosaur will be introducing new prehistoric animal models from Papo, Safari Ltd, CollectA, PNSO, Rebor, Mojo Fun and a number of other organisations.  For a company that specialises in dinosaurs, there is no sign that Everything Dinosaur is heading for extinction.

13 02, 2019

A Quick Preview of the Schleich Diabloceratops Model

By | February 13th, 2019|Adobe CS5, Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur News and Updates, Everything Dinosaur Products, Everything Dinosaur videos, Main Page, Photos of Everything Dinosaur Products, Press Releases|0 Comments

A Short Video of the Schleich Diabloceratops Model

Everything Dinosaur have posted up a short video previewing the new for 2019 Schleich Diabloceratops dinosaur model.  This video is more of a teaser for fans of prehistoric animals and dinosaur model collectors.  In the video, we confirm the length of this figure (it is approximately sixteen centimetres long and those impressive horns are approximately eleven centimetres off the ground).

A Quick Preview of the New for July 2019 Schleich Diabloceratops Dinosaur Model

Video Credit: Everything Dinosaur

One of Four New Prehistoric Animal Models from Schleich in July 2019

The Schleich Diabloceratops will be replacing the recently retired Schleich Styracosaurus and the beautiful Pentaceratops figure.  It will be one of four new prehistoric animal models from Schleich due to arrive at Everything Dinosaur’s warehouse in July (2019).  The other figures are:

  1. Schleich Dracorex – a model of the “dome-headed” dinosaur Dracorex hogwartsia.  The Schleich Dracorex measures nineteen centimetres long and the head height is around ten centimetres.
  2. Schleich juvenile Giganotosaurus – this figure has an articulated lower jaw and it measures around twenty-six centimetres in length and stands over ten centimetres high.
  3. Schleich Plesiosaurus – this marine reptile has a poseable neck and it is approximately sixteen centimetres long.

To read a brief article about the new for 2019 Schleich Plesiosaurus and to see a short video preview of this model: A Quick Look at the New for 2019 Schleich Plesiosaurus Model

A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur commented:

“The Schleich Diabloceratops model has certainly been getting a lot of attention.  Within the Schleich range of large dinosaur models, there is one chasmosaurine (Triceratops) and one centrosaurine which is the new Diabloceratops.  The two great tribes of Late Cretaceous horned dinosaurs are now represented by Schleich figures once again.  Diabloceratops may have been very distantly related to Triceratops, but they would never have met.  Diabloceratops lived millions of years before Triceratops evolved.”

A Closer View of the Beautifully Detailed Head of the Schleich Diabloceratops

Schleich Diabloceratops model.

The beautifully painted and very detailed head of the new for July 2017 Schleich Diabloceratops model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

To view the current range of Schleich prehistoric animal figures, including some already released new for 2019 Schleich dinosaurs: Schleich Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Animal Models

Coming into Stock Soon at Everything Dinosaur (July 2019)

The Schleich Diabloceratops dinosaur model.

The Schleich Diabloceratops dinosaur model (available July 2019 from Everything Dinosaur).

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Diabloceratops Fact Sheet

Dinosaur fans and prehistoric animal model collectors will receive a Diabloceratops (D. eatoni) fact sheet with every model purchased from Everything Dinosaur.

10 02, 2019

A Quick Look at the New for 2019 Schleich Plesiosaurus Model

By | February 10th, 2019|Adobe CS5, Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur News and Updates, Everything Dinosaur Products, Everything Dinosaur videos, Main Page, Photos of Everything Dinosaur Products, Press Releases|0 Comments

A Preview of the New for 2019 Schleich Plesiosaurus Model

Schleich will be introducing four new prehistoric animal models in July 2019.  Today, we take a brief look at the only non-dinosaur figure to come out with this batch of replicas, the Schleich Plesiosaurus.  It had been rumoured that the German-based model manufacturer intended to produce a plesiosaur and thanks to Everything Dinosaur, we can now post up a quick video preview of this model that will be in stock in the summer.

A Short Preview of the New for 2019 Schleich Plesiosaurus Model

Video Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Four New Schleich Models

The four new Schleich prehistoric animal models scheduled to be released in July (2019) are as follows:

  • A juvenile Giganotosaurus
  • A Dracorex
  • A horned dinosaur Diabloceratops
  • A Plesiosaurus (marine reptile)

Coming into Stock at Everything Dinosaur in the Summer (July 2019) New Schleich Prehistoric Animal Models

New from Schleich in 2019.

New models being introduced into the Schleich prehistoric animal model range in July 2019.  Foreground the new Plesiosaurus figure with a flexible neck, middle left the juvenile Giganotosaurus with an articulated jaw.  Middle right the Dracorex figure and top left the new Diabloceratops model.  In the top right, a Schleich Animantarx armoured dinosaur can be spotted, this figure was introduced in January.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Praising the Schleich Plesiosaurus

In the short video preview, a spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur comments on the unusual colouration on the top of the head of this figure, the dark blue markings have been described as looking like “goggles”, quite appropriate for an animal that spent much of its time under water.  It can be speculated that these reptiles had good colour vision and their heads may have played a role in visual communication. Crests or horns on the head would have affected streamlining so such ornamentation is not known in the Plesiosauria, so perhaps subtle markings on the head could have helped signal the maturity of the animal and its fitness for breeding.

The overall colouration of the plesiosaur model is also discussed.  The model is coloured a sky blue with flecks of white on the broad back.  This combines well with a paler underside which represents countershading, a concept long linked with extinct marine reptiles and seen in many marine mammals today.  The narrator in the video reflects on the fact that the colour scheme reminds him of polar conditions and states that as fossils of plesiosaurs have been found in high latitudes, such a colour scheme is appropriate as these reptiles are now known to have lived in cold waters.

On Display The New for July 2019 Schleich Plesiosaurus Model

Schleich Plesiosaurus model.

The Schleich Plesiosaurus model on display.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Model with a Flexible Neck

As with a number of earlier plesiosaur figures, the Schleich Plesiosaurus has a flexible neck.  This permits the neck to be placed in a variety of poses.  When tested the neck is quite stiff and this allows the figure to remain in the pose chosen without the head drooping down.  The Schleich Plesiosaurus will be in stock along with the three other figures (Dracorex, Diabloceratops and the juvenile Giganotosaurus), in July (2019).

To view the range of Schleich prehistoric animal models currently available from Everything Dinosaur: Schleich Prehistoric Animal Models

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