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1 04, 2020

Everything Dinosaur – Free Resources Including Teaching Materials

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Everything Dinosaur – Providing Support and Free Teaching Resources

The Chinese have a saying “may you live in interesting times”.  These are certainly interesting times as we all have to get used to the “new normal” with the coronavirus pandemic to contend with.  Team members would like to convey their thoughts and best wishes to all those who have been affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19).

We have introduced new measures and policies that have enabled the mail order part of our business to keep operating.  In these difficult times, having a hobby to act as a distraction can provide great comfort and help to relieve stress.   Dinosaur model collecting can have a positive impact on mental health and we have been delighted to receive lots of pictures (and videos too), from collectors who have showcased their collections.

The Mail Order Operations of Everything Dinosaur – Still in Business

Free resources and providing support.

Free resources and support from Everything Dinosaur.  The mail order part of the business is still operating and team members are supporting customers by providing lots of free to use resources and teaching materials.

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Helping to Support Teachers and Those Teaching at Home

Everything Dinosaur has been able to put in place contingency plans helping to keep the company operating through these uncertain times.  Our outreach work, liaising with museums and other academic institutions has had to be temporarily put on hold and our school visits have been postponed, but team members are doing all they can to support teachers, teaching assistants, parents, guardians and all those people home schooling at the moment.

Free to Use Teaching Materials and Learning Resources All with a Prehistoric Animal Theme

Free teaching resources and learning materials from Everything Dinosaur.

Free learning materials, teaching resources and advice provided by Everything Dinosaur.

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A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur stated:

“We do appreciate that the education of many children has been disrupted.  We know how challenging this can be, not just for teaching professionals but also for those adults who have children at home who now need to take on a teaching role and to also find ways of keeping their charges entertained.  Hopefully, our free to use teaching materials, lesson plans and activity ideas will prove to be helpful in the current situation.  We have already supplied hundreds of free downloads and our dedicated school website is geared to handle even more requests in the next few weeks.”

A Blog Site and Lots for Free Puzzles and Games

The Everything Dinosaur blog continues to provide a useful source of information regarding science stories and fossil discoveries.  Team members are striving to maintain their routine of posting one new article every day.  In addition, staff have been busy sending out free puzzles, dinosaur themed quizzes, word searches and even specially compiled dinosaur themed crosswords following requests from fans of prehistoric animals.

The Everything Dinosaur Blog is a Useful Place to Gather Information and We Have Also Sent Out Lots of Free Games and Puzzles

Everything Dinosaur's blog provides lots of helpful resources and team members provide free downloads.

The Everything Dinosaur blog provides lots of helpful resources and team members provide free downloads.

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Everything Dinosaur on YouTube and Facebook

It’s not just education, we recognise that in the current situation there is a need to entertain as well as inform.  Team members have been busy creating new YouTube videos and posting up several times a day onto the company’s social media pages including the Facebook site.

Everything Dinosaur Providing Lots of On-line Content to Support Dinosaur Fans

Helping with home schooling supporting our customers.

Free to access YouTube and Facebook resources including teaching materials, information and learning resources.

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31 03, 2020

CollectA Deluxe 1:6 Scale Microraptor (Turntable Tuesday)

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Turntable Tuesday – CollectA Deluxe Microraptor Dinosaur Model

It’s “Turntable Tuesday” and it is time to put another prehistoric animal model on the Everything Dinosaur turntable and give it a spin.  Today, we feature the awesome, new for 2020 CollectA Deluxe 1:6 scale Microraptor dinosaur model.

“Turntable Tuesday” The New for 2020 CollectA Deluxe Microraptor Dinosaur Model Goes for a Spin

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The CollectA Deluxe Microraptor is in stock at Everything Dinosaur, this fantastic, feathered dinosaur figure and the rest of the CollectA Deluxe Prehistoric Life collection can be found here: CollectA Deluxe Prehistoric Life Models.

CollectA Deluxe Microraptor Dinosaur Model

First named and scientifically described twenty years ago, Microraptor has become one of the most studied of all the Chinese dinosaurs from Liaoning Province.  It was the first dinosaur specimen found to demonstrate the presence of flight feathers on its hind legs as well as on its arms.  Three species have been assigned to this genus, although there is some debate as to their validity as separate species.  Microraptor fossils are the most abundant non-avialan dinosaur found in the Jiufotang Formation (Liaoning Province).  All the material comes from the same bedding plane – the Shangheshou Bed.  It has been estimated that over three hundred specimens have been collected to date, although it is difficult to verify this figure as a large number of specimens are in the hands of private collectors who are reluctant to come forward due to the difficulties that might arise once these fossils come to the attention of the Chinese authorities.

The Stunning CollectA Deluxe 1:6 Scale Microraptor Dinosaur Model

The new for 2020 CollectA Deluxe 1:6 scale Microraptor dinosaur model.

The CollectA Deluxe 1:6 scale Microraptor dinosaur model.  The iridescent feathers and the bifurcated tail are highlighted in the “turntable Tuesday” video.

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Iridescent Feathers and a Bifurcated Tail

In 2012, a scientific paper was published in “Science”, the journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, that reported upon a study of fossilised pigment cells (melanosomes), preserved within a Microraptor fossil specimen (BMNHC PH881).  The researchers compared the arrangements of the melanosomes to those of extant birds and concluded that although Microraptor feathers were black, the melanosomes were reminiscent of the melanosomes found in birds that have iridescent feathers.

The scientific paper that proposes iridescence in the plumage of Microraptor “Reconstruction of Microraptor and the Evolution of Iridescent Plumage” by Quanguo Li, Ke-Qin Gao, Qingjin Meng, Julia A. Clarke, Matthew D. Shawkey, Liliana D’Alba, Rui Pei, Mick Ellison, Mark A. Norell and Jakob Vinther published in the journal Science.

In Everything Dinosaur’s short “Turntable Tuesday” video, these iridescent feathers on the CollectA Microraptor are highlighted.  In addition, the model also sports a bifurcated tailfan, as reflected in fossil discoveries.  It has been suggested that this tailfan structure and the iridescent feathers were primarily used for display.

Highlighting the Feathers (CollectA Deluxe Microraptor Model)

The CollectA Deluxe Microraptor Model.

Showing the iridescent feathers and the bifurcated tailfan of the CollectA Deluxe Microraptor model.

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The Everything Dinosaur YouTube channel can be found here: Everything Dinosaur on YouTube.  We recommend that you subscribe.

To purchase the CollectA Deluxe 1:6 scale Microraptor and other models in the CollectA Deluxe range: CollectA Deluxe Prehistoric Life Models.

28 03, 2020

First Batch of New for 2020 CollectA Prehistoric Animals in Stock

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New for 2020 CollectA Prehistoric Animal Models in Stock

The first batch of new for 2020 prehistoric animal models from CollectA are now in stock at Everything Dinosaur.  The first six prehistoric animal figures are available from Everything Dinosaur.  These figures are the 1:40 scale CollectA Deluxe Fukuisaurus, the CollectA Deluxe Bajadasaurus (also in 1:40 scale), the 1:6 scale Microraptor and the Protoceratops in the same scale.  We also have the Baryonyx model along with the new rearing Diplodocus colour variant (grey).

Six new CollectA Dinosaur Models are in Stock at Everything Dinosaur

The six new CollectA dinosaur models.

Six new for 2020 CollectA dinosaur models.  Top left, the new rearing Diplodocus colour variant, top right the CollectA Baryonyx.  Middle row the 1:40 scale Bajadasaurus and the Fukuisaurus.  Bottom row the 1:6 scale Protoceratops and the Microraptor.

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Six of the Best!

CollectA intend to introduce a total of eighteen prehistoric animal figures in 2020.  Due to coronavirus production plans have been interrupted, but Everything Dinosaur has been able to receive stocks of the first six models to be released.  These six new dinosaur figures help to demonstrate the great variety of body plans within the Dinosauria.  As for the models, we could say that they represent “six of the best”.

The Beautiful 1:40 Scale Fukuisaurus Dinosaur Model (CollectA Deluxe)

CollectA Deluxe 1:40 scale Fukuisaurus dinosaur model.

The CollectA Deluxe 1:40 scale Fukuisaurus dinosaur model.   A wonderful model of an ornithopod from the Early Cretaceous of Japan.

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The CollectA Prehistoric Life Baryonyx Dinosaur Model

The CollectA Baryonyx dinosaur model (2020).

The new for 2020 CollectA Prehistoric Life Baryonyx dinosaur model.  The figure has been placed on a display base so that the feet can be kept in proportion with the rest of the dinosaur’s body.

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The Rearing Diplodocus – New Colour Variant (Grey)

CollectA rearing Diplodocus - grey

New for 2020 CollectA rearing Diplodocus – grey.  The model is the same sculpt as the rearing Diplodocus figure which was introduced in 2013.  It is likely that the 2013 Diplodocus will now be retired, but at the time of writing, this had not been confirmed by CollectA.

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CollectA Deluxe Scale Figures

Four of the newly arrived CollectA dinosaur models are scale figures.  As well as the 1:40 scale Fukuisaurus (pictured earlier), there is a 1:40 scale replica of the recently described (2019), sauropod Bajadasaurus (B. pronuspinax).

The 1:40 Scale CollectA Deluxe Bajadasaurus Dinosaur Model

The CollectA Deluxe 1:40 scale Bajadasaurus dinosaur model.

The new for 2020 CollectA Bajadasaurus dinosaur model is in stock at Everything Dinosaur.  That’s a very impressive set of spikes on the neck of this herbivorous dinosaur.

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CollectA 1:6 Scale Protoceratops Dinosaur Model

CollectA Deluxe 1:6 Protoceratops model.

The new for 2020 CollectA Deluxe Protoceratops dinosaur model.

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The CollectA Deluxe 1:6 Scale Microraptor Model

CollectA Deluxe Microraptor - new for 2020

The CollectA Deluxe Microraptor model (1:6 scale).

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The new CollectA Baryonyx and the rearing Diplodocus can be found at this section of the Everything Dinosaur website: CollectA Prehistoric Life Models.

The Fukuisaurus, Bajadasaurus, Protoceratops and the 1:6 scale CollectA Deluxe Microraptor dinosaur model can be found here: CollectA Deluxe Prehistoric Animal Models.

25 03, 2020

Everything Dinosaur – Still Operating Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

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Everything Dinosaur – Far from Extinct

Dear Customers and Friends of Everything Dinosaur,

We are living in unprecedented times.  The COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic has global implications, we would once again, like to convey our thoughts and sympathies to all those people who have been affected by this virus.

Everything Dinosaur would like to extend our well wishes to each and every one of our customers and friends.  We want to pass on our thoughts and sympathies to all those people who have been affected by this outbreak.  This is a very difficult time for all of us.  We would like to briefly update you on the current situation at Everything Dinosaur.

We are far from extinct!  Whilst we are constantly reviewing advice received from the UK Government, the Chamber of Commerce and our Dept of Trade and Industry account manager, for the time being at least, our mail order business is operating as normal.

Business as Usual for Everything Dinosaur

Everything Dinosaur taking steps to ensure business as usual.

Everything Dinosaur has put in place a number of measures that means the company can operate the mail order business.

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Customers Can Still Place Orders!

Everything Dinosaur is still operating!  The plans we put in place weeks ago have put us in a reasonable position when it comes to our mail order business.  Whilst we will always heed the advice of the Government and the Chamber of Commerce, we are still able to operate our mail order business.  Customers can still place orders; we are still despatching and our customers are receiving their parcels.

We don’t have a crystal ball, but because we have lots of contacts in China and elsewhere in the world, team members at Everything Dinosaur quickly became aware of the potential implications if the disease spread outside of Hubei Province (China).  We started to put plans in place back in January (2020), a rolling set of measures to support our staff, our customers, our suppliers and our local community.

Everything Dinosaur Putting Plans In Place to Manage in Difficult Times

Business as Usual at Everything Dinosaur.

Everything Dinosaur working hard to stay on top of the situation.

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Preparations and Plans

The United Kingdom and much of the world, may now be in lockdown.  Everything Dinosaur began its preparations on a “just in case scenario” ten weeks ago.

These preparations included:

  • Cutting back on the amount of teaching work undertaken to permit more management time dedicated towards the mail order business.
  • Using stocks (purchased 2018 for outreach science programmes) of alcohol based hand sanitisers (some of which have already been donated to vulnerable members of the local community).
  • Deliberately building up stock of dinosaur models, figures and other items and ensuring that these could be packed and despatched from homes if needed.
  • Building up quantities of packaging supplies to help support the mail order operations.
  • Implementing stringent cleanliness regimes and social distancing.
  • Taking all essential steps to ensure the safety and protection of all Everything Dinosaur team members.
  • Switching shipment delivery addresses to permit stock to remain accessible to Everything Dinosaur team members.
  • Liaising closely with factories in order to put in place contingency plans to ensure continuity of stock.
  • Suspension of all but essential travel, suspension of all face-to-face meetings.
  • Postponement of outreach science programmes and dinosaur themed workshops.

In the last three weeks we have received a total of eighteen FEEFO reviews all of them rated Everything Dinosaur as a 5-star service provider.

We are still continuing to maintain the very highest levels of customer service.

Helping Out at Home

Lots of our customers have been in touch, with many of our customers having to stay at home, they have been looking for products and projects to help get them through these uncertain times.  We are should not overlook the mental health of those persons advised to self-isolate.  A hobby like dinosaur model collecting, model making, replica painting, building dioramas and so forth can play a significant part in helping with well-being.  We are also aware of the large numbers of children currently at home.

Keeping Children Occupied – Dinosaurs for Creative, Imaginative Play

Children playing with Schleich dinosaur and prehistoric animal models.

Children playing with dinosaur and prehistoric animal models.

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Free Resources, Downloads, Fact Sheets, Games and Teaching Materials

It has always been our philosophy to support teachers, teaching assistants and home educators.  It is our belief that play is an essential part of childhood and the young people learn more whilst they are having fun.  A new dinosaur is named and described every two weeks or so.  There is always plenty to talk about when it comes to prehistoric animals.  In the light of the current situation, Everything Dinosaur acknowledges that some of our customers have additional needs and we have rolled out a programme of extra support and assistance.

  • Ensuring that everyone, not just schools have access to our free, educational downloads: General Teaching Resources.
  • Reception, nursery and Early Years Foundation Stage (ages 3-6) dinosaur themed teaching resources to download: Early Years Downloads.
  • Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 (ages 6 to 12) dinosaur and fossil themed teaching resources to download: Key Stage 1 and 2 Downloads.
  • Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 (ages 12 to 16) dinosaur and fossil themed teaching resources to download: Key Stage 3 and 4 Downloads.
  • The Everything Dinosaur teaching blog – hundreds of articles featuring advice, hints, lesson plans and other materials: Everything Dinosaur Teaching Blog.
  • In addition, there is this blog site, with over 4, 750 articles and features about prehistoric animals and fossil discoveries.
  • Over the last ten days, Everything Dinosaur has initiated a programme of sending out every day to a lucky customer a free Mojo Fun golden model.
  • Support for our customers with additional needs have been rolled out including surprise free gifts, learning materials and free downloads.
  • Sending out personalised projects and providing one-to-one support for parents of children/young people with an interest in fossils and dinosaurs.
  • Supplying free puzzles, games, top trumps, crosswords as part of a programme to help support families in lockdown.

Everything Dinosaur Has Launched a Programme of Supporting Families at Home

Teaching support from Everything Dinosaur.

Everything Dinosaur providing lots of free resources to support families.

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Everything Dinosaur remains committed to doing all it can to help in the current difficult situation.  For the time being, we are able to operate our mail order business with the minimum of disruption.  Everything Dinosaur is far from extinct!

Keep well, stay safe!

24 03, 2020

CollectA Deluxe Bajadasaurus (Turntable Tuesday)

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CollectA Deluxe Bajadasaurus Turntable Tuesday

Time to pop into our studio and to put the new for 2020 CollectA Deluxe Bajadasaurus dinosaur model through its paces for “turntable Tuesday”.  Each week, Everything Dinosaur intends to feature a prehistoric animal on the company’s YouTube channel and today, it is the CollectA Deluxe Bajadasaurus going for a spin.

“Turntable Tuesday” – The CollectA Deluxe 1:40 Scale Bajadasaurus

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Everything Dinosaur on YouTube

The YouTube channel of Everything Dinosaur features lots of videos of dinosaurs and other prehistoric animal figures.  Our aim is to provide model reviews, hints and tips for collectors and to develop videos that provide a useful resource for our customers and for dinosaur fans of all ages.

To see Everything Dinosaur on YouTube and to subscribe: Everything Dinosaur on YouTube.

The CollectA Deluxe 1:40 Scale Bajadasaurus (B. pronuspinax)

Bajadasaurus was only formally named and scientifically described in February 2019 (although the fossils were found back in 2010), we congratulate the design team at CollectA for being so quick off the mark when it comes to bringing out a figure representing a dinosaur that was described a little over a year ago.  It has been assigned to the Dicraeosauridae family of long-necked dinosaurs, although, these dinosaurs are characterised by their relatively short necks when compared to the related diplodocids such as Apatosaurus, Brontosaurus and Diplodocus.

The CollectA Deluxe Bajadasaurus with its Bizarre Neck Spines

The CollectA Deluxe Bajadasaurus dinosaur model.

The new for 2020 CollectA Deluxe1:40 scale Bajadasaurus dinosaur model.  The neck spines (enlarged, paired neural spines) are forward facing and may have had a role in defence against theropod dinosaur attacks.

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If the fossil material has been interpreted correctly, then Bajadasaurus was one of the most bizarre of all the Dinosauria known to science.  The model, and indeed the scientific illustrations of this prehistoric animal have been based on better-known dicraeosaurids.  The huge neural spines, associated with the cervical vertebra assigned to position C5 in the neck of this dinosaur, gave rise to the idea that each neck bone had a pair of enormous, keratin-coated spines which would have acted as a formidable deterrent for any meat-eating dinosaur looking for a meal.

To read Everything Dinosaur’s blog article about the scientific description of Bajadasaurus pronuspinaxDefensive Dicraeosaurids – the Bizarre Bajadasaurus.

A Very Spiky Sauropod – The CollectA Deluxe Bajadasaurus Dinosaur Model

The CollectA Deluxe Bajadasaurus.

CollectA Bajadasaurus dinosaur model (1:40 scale).  A view of the amazing neck spines of this South American dinosaur that lived approximately 14o million years ago.

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To view the CollectA Deluxe Bajadasaurus and the rest of the prehistoric animals in the CollectA Deluxe Prehistoric Life model range: CollectA Deluxe Prehistoric Life.

20 03, 2020

Everything Dinosaur Continuing to Support Schools and Home Educators

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Everything Dinosaur Continuing to Support Schools and Home Educators

At this time of uncertainty due to the coronavirus outbreak, Everything Dinosaur team members want to let you know how we are responding to the recent announcement about school closures. Our hearts go out to all those affected globally by the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.  We are doing all we can to assist the education sector.  Everything Dinosaur is currently operating as normal and we intend to provide regular updates in what is a very fluid situation.  We are working very hard to limit the disruption to schools, nurseries and other academic bodies.

Everything Dinosaur has released the following statement:

Everything Dinosaur Team Members Helping to Support the Education Sector and Home Schooling

Everything Dinosaur supporting schools and home educators.

Everything Dinosaur team members working hard to support the educational sector and home schooling at this difficult time (coronavirus outbreak 2020).

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The website links to gain access to our free teaching resources and other educational materials:

In addition, this blog site has posted up news stories, information about fossils, features about dinosaurs, evolution, natural selection, new theories and articles on other science related subject areas, every day since May 2007.  This is a resource that has over 4,750 articles, which are all free to access, helping to provide additional materials for teachers, teaching assistants, academics and home schoolers.

Furthermore, our hard-working and enthusiastic staff handle numerous email enquiries each day, providing advice, free prehistoric animal fact sheets and other resources.

Everything Dinosaur is working extremely hard to help support universities, colleges, nurseries, other academic bodies and home educators.  We continue to provide free of charge, a wide range of fossil and dinosaur themed teaching resources and learning materials.

18 03, 2020

Every Day Everything Dinosaur Will Give Away a Lucky Charm

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Golden Rat Lucky Charm Giveaway with Everything Dinosaur

Things might be a little difficult right now due to the coronavirus outbreak, but team members at Everything Dinosaur are determined to keep cheerful and are trying to spread a little joy and happiness in these challenging times.  Take for example, an initiative started this week to include a Mojo Fun golden rat lucky charm as a free gift to one Everything Dinosaur customer each day.

The Beautiful Mojo Fun Golden Rat Lucky Charm Key Ring

Mojo Fun lucky charm key ring - golden rat.

The beautiful Mojo Fun lucky charm rat key ring.

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Everything Dinosaur Giving Away Mojo Fun Golden Rat Lucky Charms

In the Chinese lunar calendar, the year 2020 is the year of rat.  The rat in the Chinese zodiac is seen as a sign of surplus, good prospects and wealth.  The rat is strongly linked to the family in Chinese culture (a consequence of this rodent’s ability to breed rapidly), rats are seen as successful, adaptable but happy to lead a quiet, peaceful existence.

Each year for the past few years, Mojo Fun has produced a special, limited edition replica of the animal represented by the new Chinese year.  These figures are highly prized and difficult to obtain, but at Everything Dinosaur, we have decided to include one of these beautiful models in a parcel every day until our stock runs out.

Everything Dinosaur Giving Away Lucky Charms

Everything Dinosaur lucky charm giveaway.

Everything Dinosaur is giving away a golden rat lucky charm key ring to one customer every day until the stock runs out.

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A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur commented:

“We had intended to give away these stunning little models once the new for 2020 Mojo Fun prehistoric animal models arrived, but due to the coronavirus outbreak, these models, like a lot of other items have been delayed.  So, we thought we would cheer everybody up by sending one of these special figures out to a customer every day for as long as our stocks last.  For us, it’s all about spreading a little happiness and joy at this difficult time.”

Take a Photograph – Share the Smile!

In addition, we are asking all those customers who receive a golden rat, to take a picture of their lucky charm next to their purchases from Everything Dinosaur.  If they email the picture to us, we will then post it up onto our social media pages so that we can share the joy a little.

Take a Photograph of Your Gift Next to the Items from Everything Dinosaur – Share the Smile

Everything Dinosaur giving away Mojo Fun golden rat key rings.

Everything Dinosaur giving away Mojo Fun golden rat lucky charms.

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As a valued customer, we hope this gift brings a little happiness and we have asked recipients to take a picture of their gift alongside the prehistoric animals purchased from Everything Dinosaur.  If the photograph is then emailed to us, we will post the picture up onto our social media pages so that everyone can share in the fun.

To view the Mojo Fun range of prehistoric animal models and replicas available from Everything Dinosaur: Mojo Fun Prehistoric and Extinct Model Range.

17 03, 2020

CollectA Deluxe Fukuisaurus 1:40 Scale (Turntable Tuesday)

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CollectA Deluxe Fukuisaurus 1:40 Scale (Turntable Tuesday)

As Everything Dinosaur team members get better acquainted with the video management software and other technical aspects of the company’s small studio, we have opted to try and produce at least one dinosaur or prehistoric animal themed YouTube video a week.  With the arrival of a small turntable, we decided to start showcasing various dinosaur figures by producing short (around one or two minutes long), videos.  In this brief YouTube video, we highlight the new for 2020 CollectA Deluxe 1:40 scale Fukuisaurus dinosaur model.

Turntable Tuesday – The CollectA Deluxe 1:40 Scale Fukuisaurus Dinosaur Model Takes a Spin

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Fukuisaurus – A Japanese Dinosaur

The CollectA Fukuisaurus model follows hot on the heels of the CollectA Fukuiraptor figure that was introduced in 2019.  Both dinosaurs are associated with the famous Kitadani Formation of Fukui on the Japanese island of Honshu.  The ornithopod Fukuisaurus (which was named and described in 2003) and the theropod Fukuiraptor, which was formally scientifically described three years earlier, come from the same bonebed in the Kitadani Dinosaur Quarry (Bonebed I).  It has been speculated that Fukuiraptor preyed upon Fukuisaurus, but there is very little scientific evidence other than the proximity of the fossil material to support this supposition.

Two Models of Dinosaurs from the Lower Cretaceous of Japan

CollectA dinosaur models Fukuiraptor and Fukuisaurus.

The CollectA Fukuiraptor (top) and the CollectA Deluxe Fukuisaurus (bottom).

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CollectA Fukuisaurus and CollectA Fukuiraptor

Towards the end of this short video (it lasts a fraction over two minutes long), the CollectA Deluxe Fukuisaurus and the CollectA Fukuiraptor are shown together.  This permits dinosaur model fans and collectors to get a really good look at both figures.  Although the Fukuisaurus is part of the CollectA Deluxe range and it is in approximately 1:40 scale, as Fukuisaurus was a relatively small member of the hadrosaurid lineage, the actual dinosaur model is quite small.  Everything Dinosaur team members have measured the replica and it is approximately 14 cm long and stands around 5.5 cm high at the hips.

It is beautifully detailed and there is much to be admired in this CollectA figure (yes, we do point out in the video that this dinosaur model does have a cloaca).

A spokesperson for Everything Dinosaur commented:

“A lot of dinosaur model fans and collectors have asked us to make more videos about prehistoric animals, we are working hard to get up to speed and we do intend to produce another forty or so videos this year, including reviews of some of the new for 2020 CollectA models.”

The CollectA Deluxe Fukuisaurus 1:40 Scale Dinosaur Model

CollectA Deluxe 1:40 scale Fukuisaurus.

The new for 2020 CollectA Deluxe Fukuisaurus dinosaur model (1:40 scale).

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

When will the CollectA Fukuisaurus be in Stock?

The first batch of the new for 2020 CollectA prehistoric animal models including the Fukuisaurus have been delayed (coronavirus).  As soon as Everything Dinosaur have news about these models, then it will be posted up onto this blog and onto the company’s social media pages.

In the meantime, to view the Fukuisaurus production sample video and all the other videos on the Everything Dinosaur YouTube channel: Everything Dinosaur on YouTube.

To see the CollectA Deluxe Prehistoric Life range of models: CollectA Deluxe Prehistoric Life.

14 03, 2020

March Model Madness

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Everything Dinosaur Newsletter – March Model Madness

It is March model madness, with a new edition to the Everything Dinosaur model range plus the return of some old favourites.  Newsletter subscribers will have received this week our latest missive and it provides details of the new Wild Past Protoceratops, plus Rebor replicas and a “heads up” that the mighty 1:20 scale CollectA Deluxe Elasmotherium is back in stock!

The brand Wild Past has only recently been launched, but the first of the models in this exciting range is already in stock at Everything Dinosaur, but be warned, the 1:35 scale Protoceratops andrewsi complete with a nest of dinosaur eggs has had a very limited production run, so stock of this particular member of the Protoceratopsidae is likely to sell out fast.

Headlining the Everything Dinosaur Newsletter – The Wild Past Protoceratops Model

Wild Past Protoceratops dinosaur model makes headlines.

The Wild Past Protoceratops dinosaur model makes headlines.

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The Return of Rebor Replicas

Good news for fans of Rebor replicas.  Although the extended Chinese New Year led to disruption in international delivery networks, Everything Dinosaur had been able to arrange the shipment of the popular Rebor “Raptor” replica called “Sweeney” and the 1:6 scale Compsognathus model “Sentry”.  Newsletter readers were the first to receive an update letting them know that both these Rebor figures were once again available.

The Rebor “Raptor” 1:18 Scale Velociraptor “Sweeney” and the 1:6 Scale Compsognathus “Sentry” are Back in Stock

Rebor "Sweeney" and "Sentry".

The Rebor 1:18 scale Velociraptor replica called “Sweeney” and the Rebor 1:6 scale Compsognathus model “Sentry” are back in stock at Everything Dinosaur.

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Fascinating Foetus and a Charging 1:20 scale Elasmotherium

In addition, the Rebor Oddities Velociraptor foetus wet specimen with light up base is also available.  This fascinating model of an embryonic dinosaur was first introduced in the late summer of last year.  Standing around 22 centimetres high, the figure makes a striking centrepiece to any prehistoric animal model collection.  Joining the Velociraptor is the CollectA Deluxe 1:20 scale Elasmotherium, this replica too is also now available.

Rebor and Rhinos (Elasmotherium) Available from Everything Dinosaur

Rebor Oddities Velociraptor and CollectA Deluxe Elasmotherium.

The Rebor Oddities Velociraptor foetus with light up base and the CollectA Deluxe 1:20 scale Elasmotherium model are in stock at Everything Dinosaur.

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There may be a number of issues surrounding international logistics with the continuing coronavirus outbreak but there are lots of prehistoric animal models in stock at Everything Dinosaur including the Wild Past Protoceratops, Rebor replicas and the CollectA Deluxe Elasmotherium.

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10 03, 2020

Luchibang xingzhe – Long-legged Chinese Pterosaur Described

By | March 10th, 2020|Adobe CS5, Dinosaur and Prehistoric Animal News Stories, Dinosaur Fans, Main Page, Photos/Pictures of Fossils|0 Comments

Luchibang xingzhe – Long-legged Chinese Pterosaur Described

A team of international scientists including Dr David Hone (Queen Mary University of London) and colleagues from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the China University of Geosciences and the Institute of Vertebrate Palaeontology and Palaeoanthropology (Beijing), have published a paper describing a new species of long-legged pterosaur that once flew over the skies of what is now Inner Mongolia.  The new flying reptile has been named Luchibang xingzhe (pronounced Loo-chee-bang shing-hey).

The Nearly Complete Holotype Specimen of Luchibang xingzhe

The holotype specimen of Luchibang xingzhe (ELDM 1000).

The holotype specimen of Luchibang xingzhe.  Note scale bar equals 10 cm.  The skull is at the top, the elongated jaws are facing to the left.

Picture Credit: Palaeontologia Electronica

Described from a single, near complete, articulated specimen (ELDM 1000), this pterosaur has been assigned to the Istiodactylidae family, members of the Suborder Pterodactyloidea, known for their short-tails, long toe bones and very thin walls to their bones.  Istiodactylid pterosaurs were geographically widespread, fossils having been found in Lower Cretaceous sediments located in North America, the Isle of Wight (southern England) and northern China.

Although the animal was immature when it died, it already had a wingspan estimated at around two metres.  The fossil skeleton indicates that it was already much bigger than most other istiodactylids, suggesting a large wingspan (perhaps around five metres), as an adult.  Luchibang had proportionately long hindlimbs and these, plus the teeth, suggest that this flying reptile hunted fish, perhaps stalking them in the same way as a modern heron.  The pterosaur has been named in honour of Lü Junchang, (Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences), in recognition of his research work on Chinese members of the Pterosauria and from the Mandarin word for “heron”.

Robust and Elongated Hindlimbs

The fossil specimen is the most complete istiodactylid specimen described to date.  The completeness of the skeleton was one of the factors that led to allegations that the fossil had been faked.  Sadly, many fossils from China are “enhanced” to make them more valuable, however, after extensive analysis the specimen has been proved to be genuine, but this issue along with a debate with regards to phylogeny led to delays in publication.  It is to the credit of the research team that they persevered and that the scientific paper has now been published.  Intriguingly, the fossilised remains of two small fish (probably Lycoptera), are preserved in association with Luchibang.  One fish resides between the jaws (see photograph below), whilst the second is inside the rib cage and may represent the remains of this flying reptile’s last meal.  If the second fish fossil does represent gut contents, then this reinforces the idea that Luchibang was a piscivore (fish-eater).

A Close View of the Partial Skull and the Jaws of Luchibang xingzhe With Fish Remains in Association

A close view of the jaws of Luchibang showing the fish fossil.

A close view of the jaws of Luchibang showing the fish fossil in association.  The scale bar equals 5 cm and the black arrow points to the fossil fish.

Picture Credit: Palaeontologia Electronica

The scientific paper: “An unusual new genus of istiodactylid pterosaur from China based on a complete specimen” by David W. E. Hone, Adam J. Fitch, Feimin Ma and Xing Xu published in Palaeontologia Electronica.

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