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13 12, 2019

New for 2020 Papo Megaloceros

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New for 2020 Papo Megaloceros

Yesterday, Everything Dinosaur published details of five new dinosaur models coming out from Papo in 2020.  These models caused quite a lot of reaction, as was to be expected.  However, there is a sixth prehistoric animal due out from Papo next year, one that we deliberately chose not to include in our dinosaur themed blog post, it was only late in the afternoon that we posted up pictures of this sixth model on our social media sites.

Today, we can give this new for 2020 Papo prehistoric animal the platform it deserves, as there is going to be a Papo Megaloceros!

New for May 2020 the Papo Megaloceros

Papo Megaloceros model.

Papo adds a prehistoric mammal to its model range in 2020.  The Papo Megaloceros.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Magnificent Megaloceros!

Megaloceros is an extinct member of the deer family (Cervidae).  One species, the largest and type species M. giganteus, is often referred to as the “Irish Elk”, although it was not restricted to Ireland and it is not that closely related to the Elk.  The Papo model depicts this giant deer (the largest species exceeded two metres in height at the shoulder), as a magnificent animal, those colossal antlers have been skilfully crafted and the paintwork and detailing are superb.  There have been models of Megaloceros produced before, perhaps most famously by Bullyland of Germany, but this figure has long since been retired.

It is great to see such a staple of European natural history museum extinct mammal galleries depicted as a model.

A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur explained:

“With five dinosaur models to announce we thought it best to introduce these first before turning our attention to the magnificent Megaloceros figure.  With many prehistoric mammal models, they can be lost in the swirl of excitement and debate that accompanies the release of information about new dinosaur replicas and figures, we wanted to give the new Papo Megaloceros room to breathe, as this in our view is a wonderful figure, our personal favourite of the new for 2020 Papo prehistoric animals.”

The Fossilised Remains of a Megaloceros on Display at the National Museum of Scotland

A giant Irish Elk on display.

A Megaloceros skeleton on display.  Many specimens of Megaloceros adorn the mammal galleries of European natural history museums.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Due Out in May 2020

The Megaloceros model is likely to be available from Everything Dinosaur around May 2020, beating the introduction of the Papo dinosaur figures by several months.  We promise our blog readers that we keep them all posted about this model’s production and when it is going to be in stock.

To read about the five dinosaur models coming out from Papo late in quarter three 2020: Everything Dinosaur Announces New Papo Dinosaurs for 2020.

To view the range of Papo dinosaurs, pterosaurs, marine reptiles and of course, prehistoric mammals stocked by Everything Dinosaur: Buy Papo Prehistoric Animal Models at Everything Dinosaur.

9 12, 2019

Post Early For Christmas – A Reminder

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Post Early for Christmas – A Reminder

Today, Monday 9th December, is the latest recommended posting date for international parcels destined for Asia, Africa, the Caribbean, Central and South America, and the Far and Middle East.  This means that today, is the last recommended date for getting parcels out to customers in these parts of the world in time for Christmas.  The countdown to the big day is most certainly ticking away, there are only handful of shopping days until the 25th and from now on, almost every day, the latest recommended posting date for parcels from the UK to somewhere in the world will be passed.

Details of the Last Recommended Posting Dates from Royal Mail

Royal Mail latest recommended posting dates.

Latest recommended posting dates Christmas 2019.  Information sourced from Royal Mail.

Source: Royal Mail

Listing the Countries

To give readers and idea of the number of countries, for which today is the last recommended posting date to get parcels out in time for Christmas, we have published a list (by no means comprehensive), below.  Everything Dinosaur sends parcels to customers all over the world, for many of our customers today is the last day to get parcels sent out in time for the big day.

A list of the countries affected by today’s date:

Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Anguilla, Antigua, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Ascension Island, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bonaire, Borneo, Botswana, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, People’s Republic of China, Colombia, Comoros, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curacao, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Esawatini, Ethiopia, Falkland Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, French Guiana, Gabon, Gambia, Gaza and Khan Yunis, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea Republic, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Macau, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Mali, Martinique, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Mongolia, Montserrat, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Republic of Congo, Reunion, Rwanda, Saba, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, St Maarten, South Africa, South Korea, South Sudan, St Barts, St Helena, St Kitts and Nevis, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Sri Lanka, St Eustatius, St Lucia, St Pierre and Miquelon, Sudan Suriname, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tristan Da Cunha, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Turks and Caicos, Tuvalu, Uganda, UAE, Uruguay, US Virgin Islands, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vatican City, Vietnam, Wallis and Futuna, Western Sahara, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

That’s a considerable portion of the world.  To all our customers we advise placing orders with Everything Dinosaur as early as you can.  In this way, you are helping us and those hard-working mail networks that will be increasingly put under stress at this time of year.

8 12, 2019

Papo Limited Edition Spinosaurus Model in Stock

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Papo Limited Edition Spinosaurus Model in Stock

The Papo limited edition Spinosaurus model is in stock at Everything Dinosaur.  This eagerly anticipated Spinosaurus figure has arrived at the Everything Dinosaur warehouse and our team members have been busy emailing all those customers who have reserved a figure.  Such has been the popularity of this limited edition Papo model, that a second reservation list had to be set up and list members have been sent a special newsletter letting them know that this figure has arrived.

The Papo Spinosaurus Limited Edition Dinosaur Model

Papo Spinosaurus limited edition dinosaur model.

The Papo Spinosaurus limited edition dinosaur model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Two Options to Purchase From Everything Dinosaur

The new Papo Spinosaurus (2019) figure is huge and it comes in a sizeable presentation box.  The model measures an impressive 40.3 cm long and that magnificent sail is around 16.5 cm tall.  The presentation box measures nearly half a metre long.  This could give our international customers some problems, as the presentation box is too large to be sent out by standard international mail options.  However, customers outside of the UK have nothing to worry about.  Everything Dinosaur will be offering two purchase options:

  1. Purchase the Papo Limited Edition Spinosaurus with its Presentation Box.
  2. Purchase the Papo Limited Edition Spinosaurus dinosaur model without the Presentation Box.  This greatly reduces international postage costs.

With Everything Dinosaur Two Purchase Options for the New Papo Spinosaurus Dinosaur Model

Papo Spinosaurus limited edition purchase options. Option 1 model with presentation box or option 2 model without a presentation box.

Papo Spinosaurus limited edition purchase options. Option 1 model with presentation box or option 2 model without presentation box.  If the model is purchased without a presentation box this greatly reduces the international shipping costs.  This saves money for our customers outside the UK.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

To view the new Papo Spinosaurus model and to select your favoured purchase option: Papo Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Animal Models.

The Papo Limited Edition Spinosaurus Model with its Presentation Box

The 2019 Papo Spinosaurus limited edition model with its presentation box.

The new for 2019 Papo Spinosaurus limited edition model with its presentation box.  Everything Dinosaur customers are being offered the choice of purchasing this limited edition figure with or without its presentation box.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur commented:

“We do appreciate the dilemma this super-sized presentation box gives our customers.  The presentation box measures 47 cm long and stands nearly 23 cm high.  This severely limits the shipping options available for our customers overseas.  To overcome this problem, we can supply the figure without its presentation box, this will reduce the shipping costs and enable our customers to save a lot of money.”

In Stock!  The Papo Spinosaurus (Limited Edition)

Papo Spinosaurus (limited edition) in stock at Everything Dinosaur.

Everything Dinosaur stocks the limited edition Papo Spinosaurus dinosaur model.  The model can be purchased in its presentation box, or if customers prefer, the Papo Spinosaurus can be purchased out of its box, sent untagged without the gift box to help save money on postage.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

7 12, 2019

Last Recommended Posting Dates (2019)

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Last Recommended Posting Dates for Christmas (2019)

It’s that time of year when the holiday season is very nearly open us.  Lots of presents to purchase and to wrap for friends and relatives.  Everything Dinosaur team members have been working very hard to stay on top of orders and to ensure parcels are despatched quickly.  Our staff will do all they can to assist customers, here is a list of helpful hints and tips about posting parcels during the Christmas festive period.  We have also published the last posting date guidelines (produced by Royal Mail).

Please note, these last posting dates are for guidance only, we recommend posting as early as possible to avoid any potential problems at Christmas.

A Table Showing the Last Recommend Posting Dates for Parcels from the UK (Royal Mail)

Royal Mail latest recommended posting dates.

Latest recommended posting dates Christmas 2019.

Source: Royal Mail

Everything Dinosaur is doing all it can to ensure our customers have a happy Christmas.

For example, the last recommended posting date for airmail to the USA, is Saturday 14th December, whilst our customers in the Netherlands have a last recommended posting date of Monday 16th December.  The time will whizz by, our advice is always to post as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Further Helpful Hints and Tips from Everything Dinosaur

1).  Remember to include the house number or house name with the delivery address information.

2).  Check postcode/zip code details carefully.

3).  Before pressing the “submit” button to send an order to Everything Dinosaur, check the delivery address one last time, please check the delivery address information.

4). Remember, with PayPal and our own website’s ordering process, customers can write a message to us in the order message box.  You can write in confirmation of delivery address or any specific, relevant information required to help ensure a rapid delivery.

5).  If you want to specify a different delivery address to your billing address, our website allows you to do this easily and without any bother.

6).  If you want to send an item to your work address, please ensure that you include the company name in the delivery address details.

7).  If you think it will help, you can always specify a neighbour’s address where the parcel can be sent to if you will be out at work when the delivery is likely to occur.

If you have a query about Christmas parcel post, or indeed any aspect of Everything Dinosaur’s delivery service please feel free to contact us: Send an Email to Everything Dinosaur.

To visit the Everything Dinosaur website: Everything Dinosaur.

Happy Christmas shopping and remember, Everything Dinosaur’s team members will be available to help and assist you.

5 12, 2019

New Mojo Fun Prehistoric Life Dinosaur Models (Part 2)

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New Mojo Fun Prehistoric Life Dinosaur Models (Part 2)

Yesterday, Everything Dinosaur introduced six of the twelve new for 2020 dinosaur models from Mojo Fun.  In the second and final part of this series, we discuss the remaining prehistoric animal figures due out next year in the “Prehistoric Life” model range.

New for 2020 Mojo Fun Allosaurus Dinosaur Model

Mojo Fun Allosaurus dinosaur model (2020).

New for 2020 the Mojo Fun Allosaurus dinosaur model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Mojo Fun Allosaurus Dinosaur Model

The 2020 Allosaurus model is a new sculpt, team members at Everything Dinosaur are not sure whether this new figure will replace the existing Allosaurus model in the Mojo Fun portfolio.  The 2020 version has an articulated lower jaw and it is slightly longer than its predecessor.  The scarlet hornlets over the eyes and the raised markings along the snout contrast nicely with the muted dark grey overtones of the head and the body.  The Allosaurus is well-balanced and stable, thanks to the slightly oversized hind feet.

Mojo Fun New for 2020 Stegosaurus

The Mojo Fun new for 2020 Stegosaurus dinosaur model.

Mojo Fun new for 2020 Stegosaurus dinosaur model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Mojo Fun Stegosaurus

In yesterday’s post when we discussed the Ankylosaurus figure, a second armoured dinosaur for 2020 was mentioned.  We can now reveal that this is a new Stegosaurus sculpt.  Those famous plates running along the back are nicely shaped and carefully painted, these plates are stiff and not likely to be bent out of shape very easily.  The skin texture is well done with plenty of creases and wrinkles and there is even texture on the underside of the feet!  The posture also reflects a more modern interpretation than previous Stegosaurus figures.

Mojo Fun Models Reconstruct Life in the Late Jurassic of Western North America

New for 2020 the Mojo Fun Stegosaurus and Allosaurus.

Mojo Fun Stegosaurus and Allosaurus.  Two dinosaurs associated with the Upper Jurassic Morrison Formation of western North America.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

The New for 2020 Mandschurosaurus Dinosaur Model

 Mojo Fun new for 2020 Mandschurosaurus dinosaur model.

The Mojo Fun new for 2020 Mandschurosaurus dinosaur model.  The geology ruler helps to provide a sense of scale.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Mandschurosaurus Dinosaur Model

Ninety years after this plant-eating hadrosaurid was first described, Mojo Fun are introducing a Mandschurosaurus dinosaur model to their “Prehistoric Life” model range.  This Late Cretaceous, Chinese dinosaur might be regarded as “nomen dubium” by some scientists but there is nothing dubious about this figure, it has been skilfully crafted and beautifully painted.  The model is robust and sturdy and has a reassuring “solid” feel to it, the paint scheme is very striking with the brown combining well with the warm, apricot tones.  There is certainly plenty of detail to admire, the definitive black beak and the deep base to the tail, along with our favourite little touch, the fold of skin under the neck.  All in all, top marks for Mojo Fun for introducing a Mandschurosaurus into their product range.

Mojo Fun Tyrannosaurus rex Model (2020)

Mojo Fun T. rex (new for 2020).

The Mojo Fun Tyrannosaurus rex dinosaur model (new for 2020).

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Mojo Fun Tyrannosaurus rex

From one of the more obscure residents of the northern hemisphere in the Late Cretaceous to the most famous dinosaur of all.  Mojo Fun will add a new model of T. rex to their range.  This figure too is a new sculpt and it is very stable and well built.  The jaw on our production figure does not open as wide as other models, but it opens wide enough to view the fleshy, muscular tongue, which has almost got a purple tinge to it.  This is the largest T. rex figure made by Mojo Fun, it is some six centimetres longer than the 1/40th scale replica in this range.  It stands well and we particularly like the black wash effect applied to the hind feet.

The Mojo Fun Triceratops Dinosaur Model (2020)

Mojo Fun new for 2020 Triceratops dinosaur model.

The Mojo Fun new for 2020 Triceratops dinosaur model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Mojo Fun 2020 Triceratops Dinosaur Model

Bring out a new T. rex and a new version of Triceratops is sure to follow.  Mojo Fun don’t disappoint with a Triceratops scheduled to be released next year.  The figure is a colour variant on the existing Mojo Fun “large” Triceratops model, but the paint scheme has changed.  The model has a muted look overall, but the weathered look on those impressive brow horns has been retained.

Triceratops Better Watch Out!  There’s a New Mojo Fun T. rex Approaching

Mojo Fun Triceratops and the T. rex dinosaur model (2020).

The Mojo Fun Triceratops and the T. rex dinosaur model (2020).  The Triceratops has fantastic skin texture, this can be clearly seen on the shoulders and forelimbs of the model in closer view.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Mojo Fun Troodon (Troodontid) Model

Mojo Fun Troodon dinosaur model (2020)

New for 2020 the Mojo Fun troodontid dinosaur model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Mojo Fun Troodon (Troodontid)

The final model that we will feature today, is a feathered dinosaur, it is a model of Troodon, a famous North American, Late Cretaceous member of the Theropoda that was originally named on the basis of a single fossil tooth associated with the Judith River Formation of Montana.  The figure has been carefully sculpted to give the impression of a shaggy, feathery coat and in common with the rest of the new Mojo Fun releases the colour scheme is muted.  The second toe of each foot is raised off the ground and the stiff, inflexible tail extends out behind the model and ends in a brown and cream coloured fan.  The figure is well balanced and the feathers on the wings are beautifully marked.  The Troodon figure has an articulated lower jaw.

Tale of the Tape

  • Mojo Fun Allosaurus – length 22 cm, height of the head 9 cm.
  • Mojo Fun Stegosaurus – length 19 cm.
  • Mojo Fun Mandschurosaurus – length 24.5 cm.
  • Mojo Fun Tyrannosaurus rex – length 30 cm, height of the head 11.5 cm.
  • Mojo Fun Triceratops – length 20 cm.
  • Mojo Fun Troodon (troodontid) – length 22 cm, height of head 9.5 cm.

To read the first part in this series: New Mojo Fun Dinosaur Models (Part 1).

To view the existing range of Mojo Fun models available from Everything Dinosaur: Mojo Fun Prehistoric and Extinct Models.

4 12, 2019

New Mojo Fun Prehistoric Life Dinosaur Models (Part 1)

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New Mojo Fun “Prehistoric Life” Dinosaur Models (Part 1)

Mojo Fun is bringing out lots of new dinosaur models in 2020.  There will be a total of twelve new dinosaurs added to the very successful Mojo Fun “Prehistoric Life” range next year.  In the first of a two-part feature, Everything Dinosaur team members will be discussing these new models and showing photographs of the actual production figures.

The Mojo Fun Baryonyx Dinosaur Model (New for 2020)

New for 2020 Mojo Fun Prehistoric Life Baryonyx.

The new for 2020 Mojo Fun Prehistoric Life Baryonyx dinosaur model.  The geology ruler helps to provide scale.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Mojo Fun Baryonyx Dinosaur Model

Mojo Fun will be replacing their 2018 “blue” Baryonyx figure with this new sculpt.  The model reflects the more toned down approach to colouration that the company is employing with its new replicas and in our production figure the green paint on the topside of the model contrasts beautifully with the paler underside.  It’s a classic case of countershading highlighted by the mottled black markings that run from the top of the neck down to the base of the tail and cover the flanks.  The figure rests on its front claws, so stability is not an issue and Mojo Fun have added an articulated jaw.

“Bully for Brontosaurus” – New Mojo Fun Brontosaurus Model

New for 2020 the Mojo Fun Brontosaurus.

The new for 2020 Mojo Fun Brontosaurus dinosaur model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Mojo Fun Brontosaurus Dinosaur Model

With the re-establishment of the Brontosaurus genus in 2015 following an extensive revision of diplodocid fossil material, manufacturers have been keen to add a Brontosaurus to their range.  The Mojo Fun Brontosaurus opts for a more elephantine influenced colour scheme which contrasts nicely with their 2018 Diplodocus figure.  The model shows lots of wrinkles and skin texture and the neck is quite robust which is typical of this genus compared to the more gracile Diplodocus.  The Mojo Fun replica is sturdy and there is no noticeable flexibility in the neck or tail.  The tail itself has been skilfully modelled and the end is turning back on itself, this gives the impression of movement and will save a few cubic centimetres when it comes to boxing this model in readiness for sending out to customers.  The teeth in our model, might be a shade too white, but the red eye markings are classy and the head shape reflects typical diplodocid morphology.

Mojo Fun Brachiosaurus – New for 2020

Mojo Fun Brachiosaurus dinosaur model (new for 2020).

The new for 2020 Mojo Fun Brachiosaurus dinosaur model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Joining the Brontosaurus in 2020 is a new Brachiosaurus sculpt.  The figure is a little larger than other brachiosaurid models in the Mojo Fun “Prehistoric Life” range and like the Brontosaurus it reflects a more muted colour scheme with effective countershading.  It is pleasing to see plenty of texture and skin definition on the neck and the carefully painted eyes have a wet-look that provides realism.  The skull is typical for models representing this genus and the body proportions, the relationship between the length of the neck and the length of the tail for example, reflect our views on the brachiosaurid material ascribed from the Morrison Formation of the United States.

New for 2020 Mojo Fun Mamenchisaurus

Mojo Fun Mamenchisaurus dinosaur model (new for 2020).

The Mojo Fun Mamenchisaurus dinosaur model (new for 2020).

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Mamenchisaurus Model

Mojo Fun sauropod models are a bit like buses, you wait for ages for one to come along and then three come along together!  The third in our new for 2020 Mojo Fun replicas is this beautifully painted model of Mamenchisaurus.  It is a little larger than both the Brontosaurus and the Brachiosaurus figures, although none of these figures are regarded as being in scale, it is intriguing to consider that this figure represents one of the larger species assigned to the Mamenchisaurus genus.    The subtle paint scheme is very effective and this model has a row of black scutes running from the base of the skull to around halfway along the tail.

This trio of figures from Mojo Fun demonstrates the diversity of the Sauropodomorpha during the Late Jurassic and it is always a pleasure to see a different type of long-necked dinosaur added to a manufacturer’s portfolio.

A Terrific Trio of Sauropods Coming in 2020

Mojo Fun Sauropods for 2020.

Three new sauropods from Mojo Fun for 2020.  Left Mamenchisaurus, centre, the new Brontosaurus and at the back the Mojo Fun Brachiosaurus model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Armoured Ankylosaurus

Two armoured dinosaurs are being added to the range next year (the second member of the Thyreophora will be featured in part 2), but first we focus on the new Ankylosaurus figure.

The New for 2020 Mojo Fun Ankylosaurus Dinosaur Model

Mojo Fun Ankylosaurus dinosaur model (new for 2020).

The Mojo Fun Ankylosaurus dinosaur model (new for 2020).

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

In contrast to the majority of the new models, the colour palette chosen for this new Ankylosaurus is more striking than the existing Ankylosaurus figure in the company’s model range.  That formidable club tail is held out straight behind the body, which is anatomically correct and the bright, almost gold coloured osteoderms, spikes and scutes that run from the back of the skull to the tail reminded us of the depiction of Ankylosaurus is the ground-breaking BBC television series “Walking with Dinosaurs”.  We compliment Mojo for the way in which they have maintained the level of detail even on the underside of the figure.

Mojo Fun New for 2020 Spinosaurus

Mojo Fun Spinosaurus dinosaur model (new for 2020).

The Mojo Fun Spinosaurus dinosaur model (new for 2020).

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Mojo Fun Spinosaurus Dinosaur Model

The final new for 2020 model that we will feature in the first part of our review is the Spinosaurus.   This figure is much larger than the previous Spinosaurus in the Mojo Fun “Prehistoric Life” range and unlike its predecessor, this aquatic dinosaur is depicted in a quadrupedal pose.  The head shows lots of detail and there is that distinctive kink in the front portion of the upper jaw, little horns over the eyes and a small crest in front of the orbits.  The design team have taken care to examine the known cranial material associated with Spinosaurus aegyptiacus.  The figure also has an articulated lower jaw.  There is a lot of detail in the skin texture and effective muscular definition on the hind legs.  The colour scheme is intriguing, the figure is painted a metallic green with overtones of carmine red.  Depending on the lighting conditions, the model takes on a completely different look, as shown in the picture below which compares it with the Mojo Fun Baryonyx figure.

A Pair of Spinosaurids – Baryonyx and Spinosaurus

Mojo Fun new for 2020 Spinosaurus and Baryonyx.

The new for 2020 Mojo Fun Spinosaurus (back) and the Mojo Fun Baryonyx (front).

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Tale of the Tape

  • Mojo Fun Baryonyx – length 25 cm.
  • Mojo Fun Brontosaurus – length 22 cm, height of the head 11 cm.
  • Mojo Fun Brachiosaurus – length 23 cm, height of the head 19 cm.
  • Mojo Fun Mamenchisaurus – length 26.5 cm, height of the head 19.5 cm.
  • Mojo Fun Ankylosaurus – length 18.5 cm.
  • Mojo Fun Spinosaurus – length 28.5 cm, height of the sail 12.5 cm.

To view the range of Mojo Fun prehistoric animal figures available from Everything Dinosaur: Mojo Fun Prehistoric and Extinct Animals.

Part two, in which we show photographs of the final six new dinosaurs from Mojo Fun will be published tomorrow.

30 11, 2019

A Guide to the New CollectA Models (Part 5)

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A Guide to the New CollectA Models (Part 5)

Yesterday, Everything Dinosaur in collaboration with CollectA, announced the final five prehistoric animal models to be introduced by CollectA next year (2020).  These figures include three invertebrates (two cephalopods and an arthropod), plus a bizarre pterosaur, one of the strangest of all the flying reptiles and a new colour variant of the popular rearing Diplodocus replica.

As with previous CollectA releases, we have produced a short video in which we discuss these five models in a little more detail.

A Quick Video Guide to the New CollectA Prehistoric Animal Models (Fifth and Final Part)

Video Credit: Everything Dinosaur

CollectA Deluxe (Supreme) Caviramus Model in 1:2 Scale

The Pterosauria were the first vertebrates to master powered flight.  These flying reptiles which have no close living relatives, were very strange animals, perhaps the most bizarre of all were the “campylognathoidids” – pronounced cam-pea-low-gnath-oi-dids, which are known from Upper Triassic and Lower Jurassic strata.  Several genera have been assigned including Caviramus, but scientists are not sure where these types of pterosaurs fit into the Pterosauria family tree and indeed, how the genera within the Campylognathoididae family (also referred to as the Raeticodactylidae), are related to each other remains uncertain.  All the fossil material known comes from northern Europe with one species described from Greenland.  These were the first pterosaurs to demonstrate head crests as depicted on the CollectA Deluxe Supreme figure.

CollectA Have Four Pterosaurs in the CollectA Deluxe (Supreme) Model Range

CollectA Deluxe (Supreme) pterosaurs.

The pterosaurs in the CollectA Deluxe (Supreme) model range.  Each model has an articulated jaw.  Everything Dinosaur congratulates CollectA for introducing such a dynamic range depicting the huge variety within the Pterosauria.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Caviramus  (also referred to as Raeticodactylus), comes from Switzerland.  It had large eyes, a curved lower jaw, that is reminiscent of these types of pterosaurs (the name campylognathoidid – is from the Latin for curved jaw), proportionately long legs and slender wings.  Caviramus, with a wingspan of around 1.35 metres, is one of the largest representatives of this bizarre group.  The CollectA Deluxe Caviramus model measures around 32 cm long, it is referred to as a 1:2 scale model.  The narrow jaw with its deep keel at the front, was lined by an assortment of teeth of several different shapes and sizes.  What Caviramus ate remains a mystery but studies of the skull and jaws suggest that for such a small animal, it had a very powerful bite.  Fittingly, this new for 2020 CollectA model will have an articulated lower jaw.

Amazing Arthropods and Cool Cephalopods

In line with CollectA’s policy of introducing more creatures from the Palaeozoic, a superb replica of a trilobite has been added to the range.  Redlichia rex was only formally named and described earlier this year and it is the largest species of trilobite known from Australia to date.  To read more about the Cambrian predator Redlichia rex:  “King” of the Trilobites Discovered in Australia.

Two cool representatives of the Cephalopoda are also due out in the middle of 2020.  Both are nektonic and predatory, but they herald from very different parts of the extensive cephalopod timeline.  Nautilus pompilius can be traced back to the Pleistocene Epoch, whereas, the much larger and far more ancient Orthoceras is associated with the Ordovician-aged Baltic Sea limestones of Sweden.  All three of these beautifully sculpted replicas will be in stock at Everything Dinosaur by mid 2020.

One Trilobite (Arthropoda) and Two Cephalopods (N. pompilius and Orthoceras)

CollectA Arthropods and Cephalopods new for 2020.

New CollectA Arthropods and Cephalopods.  The three new models announced on Friday are shown at the top with (below), the previous new for 2020 invertebrate figures announced by Everything Dinosaur recently. 

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

CollectA Diplodocus – Grey

The final figure to be announced was the new rearing Diplodocus grey colour variant, which is due to be in stock at Everything Dinosaur early next year.  At this time, Everything Dinosaur team members are not sure whether this figure will replace the original rearing Diplodocus model that came out in 2013.  Naturally, if we receive information about model retirements from the CollectA ranges we will post this information up onto this blog and our other social media platforms.

A Pair of Diplodocus Models from CollectA – Age of Dinosaurs Popular Size

CollectA Diplodocus Figures

Comparing the new for 2020 grey Diplodocus with the original 2013 figure.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

For the time being, Everything Dinosaur still has stocks of the original CollectA rearing Diplodocus model: CollectA Prehistoric Life Models.

In summary, CollectA will introduce a total of eighteen new prehistoric animal models in 2020. Some of these figures will be available in early 2020, the rest should be in stock by the middle of the year.

To read our earlier article announcing the five new models discussed in our video review: New CollectA Prehistoric Animal Models (Part 5- Final)

29 11, 2019

New CollectA Models (Final Part)

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New CollectA Models (Part 5 – Final)

Today, Everything Dinosaur in collaboration with our friends at CollectA publish part 5, the final part in our series of articles announcing new CollectA prehistoric animal models for 2020.  Fittingly, in this fifth and final blog article we have five new figures to announce:

The five new CollectA prehistoric animal models are:

  • CollectA Deluxe (Supreme) 1:2 scale model of the bizarre pterosaur Caviramus.
  • CollectA Redlichia rex trilobite model (Other Prehistoric Animals Range).
  • CollectA Orthoceras – straight-shelled nautiloid (Other Prehistoric Animals Range).
  • CollectA Nautilus pompilius – once thought as an example of a “living fossil” (Other Prehistoric Animals Range).
  • CollectA The Age of Dinosaurs – Popular Size grey Diplodocus.

The CollectA Deluxe (Supreme) Caviramus Pterosaur Model

CollectA Caviramus model with an articulated jaw.

The bizarre Late Triassic pterosaur Caviramus (CollectA Caviramus model).

Picture Credit: CollectA

CollectA Deluxe (Supreme) Caviramus Model

CollectA will add a fourth pterosaur to their CollectA Deluxe (Supreme) range in 2020.  The Caviramus model will have an articulated lower jaw and it demonstrates all those weird and wonderful features that have left palaeontologists scratching their heads since this flying reptile was formerly named and described in 2006

Everything Dinosaur congratulates CollectA on introducing such a fascinating and untypical member of the pterosaur family into their model range.

CollectA Redlichia rex Trilobite

CollectA Redlichia rex – Trilobite Terror

CollectA Redlichia rex trilobite.

CollectA Redlichia rex trilobite model.  Like other recently announced new for 2020 CollectA models this replica was requested by a German museum and dinosaur theme park.

Picture Credit: CollectA

Wandering the seabed of what is now Australia some 513 million years ago, was a very large trilobite.  Redlichia rex was twice as big as other trilobites known from the Emu Bay Shale on Kangaroo Island (South Australia), the largest specimens are around thirty centimetres long.  It has been suggested that this trilobite specialised in hunting smaller trilobites it may have been a cannibal.  Named and described this year (2019), the species name “rex”, which means “king”, refers to its large size and predatory nature, reminiscent of Tyrannosaurus rex, which lived some 447 million years later.

The CollectA Orthoceras Model (New for 2020)

Collecta Orthoceras model.

CollectA Orthoceras.

Picture Credit: CollectA

CollectA Orthoceras

A model of a straight-shelled nautiloid (Orthoceras), will be added to the CollectA range.  Long before vertebrates became large enough to become apex predators, there was an evolutionary “arms race” between the Arthropoda and Mollusca.  Powerful armoured sea scorpions (eurypterids), such as Megalograptus did battle with giant orthoconic nautiloids.  Orthoceras was one such predator, a cephalopod and an active hunter of Ordovician seas some 465 million years ago.  They are only very distantly related to the living spiral shelled nautilus.

On the subject of nautiloids…

The CollectA Nautilus pompilius Model

CollectA Nautilus pompilius model.

CollectA Nautilus pompilius sometimes referred to as the “Emperor nautilus” because of its large size.

Picture Credit: CollectA

CollectA Nautilus pompilius

As with the trilobite, the Orthoceras and the ammonite/belemnite/horseshoe crab, CollectA figures discussed last week, this nautilus replica has been requested by a German museum and dinosaur-themed park.  Once described as a “living fossil” scientists now believe that extant forms are not that closely related to prehistoric lineages.  As for the large, chambered-shelled N. pompilius, its fossil record dates back to the Pleistocene Epoch.

The New for 2020 CollectA Grey Diplodocus

CollectA rearing Diplodocus - grey

New for 2020 CollectA rearing Diplodocus – grey.

Picture Credit: CollectA

CollectA Age of Dinosaurs – Popular Size Grey Diplodocus

The last of the five models for today, the final model to be announced for 2020, is a dinosaur.  This is very appropriate for a company that has forged such a strong reputation for its dinosaur figures and replicas.  CollectA will be introducing a new colour variant of its popular rearing Diplodocus dinosaur model.  Many collectors have requested a new colour scheme for this figure, the muted tones provide a fascinating contrast to the original CollectA rearing Diplodocus that was introduced in 2013.

Tale of the Tape

Those important model measurements:

  • CollectA Deluxe (Supreme) Caviramus length 32 cm, height 21 cm – available mid 2020.
  • CollectA Redlichia rex Trilobite length 9.5 cm, width 5.7 cm – available mid 2020.
  • CollectA Orthoceras shell length 15.2 cm, spread of arms 8.1 cm in diameter – available mid 2020.
  • CollectA Nautilus pompilius length 10 cm, width 4.5 cm, height 6.5 cm – available mid 2020.
  • CollectA rearing Diplodocus model length 19.4 cm, height just under 23 cm – available early 2020.

To view the current range of CollectA Age of Dinosaurs – Popular size figures: CollectA Prehistoric Life.

To view the first of the 2020 CollectA prehistoric animals to be announced: New CollectA Prehistoric Animals (Part 1).

To read about the second set of new for 2020 CollectA prehistoric animals: New CollectA Prehistoric Animals (Part 2).

To read the third part in our series introducing new CollectA figures: New CollectA Models (Part 3).

To read the fourth part in this series: New CollectA Models (Part 4).

To view the CollectA scale model series: CollectA Deluxe Prehistoric Life.

25 11, 2019

Important News – Limited Edition Papo Spinosaurus

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Important News – Limited Edition Papo Spinosaurus

The limited edition Papo Spinosaurus dinosaur model is one of the most eagerly anticipated dinosaur models for years.  Collectors and dinosaur model fans do not have much longer to wait as Everything Dinosaur expects to have this exciting, limited edition model in stock by around December 10th or thereabouts.

The Limited Edition Papo Spinosaurus Dinosaur Model

The limited edition Papo Spinosaurus dinosaur model.

The limited edition Papo Spinosaurus dinosaur model has an articulated jaw.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

The box that this 42 cm long model comes in is huge!  This box is far too large to be sent by airmail, signed or tracked and signed conventional international mail services.  So, to help Everything Dinosaur’s customers overseas we are offering TWO purchase options:

  1. Buy the model in its special edition gift box (fine for UK-based customers, but for customers overseas this would mean expensive postage).
  2. Buy the model without the box, sending the model without the big, cumbersome box drastically reduces postage charges for our customers.

All is explained in this short, five minute video:

Papo Spinosaurus Purchase Options

Video Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Two Purchase Options

At Everything Dinosaur, we appreciate this postage dilemma, so team members are prepared to unpack the model for those customers who what to purchase it without the box.  The model can then be sent out at a much reduced postage cost.  It can be despatched by airmail and other postal services, such as the tracked and signed option (which we would recommend for this limited edition figure).  The model, although large, (that beautiful sail on the back stands some nineteen centimetres off the ground at its highest point), can be sent out on its own without the packaging using conventional international mail with Everything Dinosaur.  If the model is taken out of its box and despatched, the overseas postage costs are very much reduced.

Summarising the Purchase Options Available at Everything Dinosaur

Papo Spinosaurus purchase options.

Papo Spinosaurus – two purchase options.  Option 1 purchase the model in the box, or option 2 purchase the model without the box.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

If the model is sent without the presentation box, it will be packed by Everything Dinosaur to ensure that the figure is protected and it will not have a product tag, this boxed model has no product tag associated with it.

With the mail services getting increasingly busy as we head towards the 25th December, customers can even message Everything Dinosaur when placing an order and let them know to delay sending out their parcel in order to avoid the risk of their purchase getting mislaid by the mail network in the Christmas rush.

Ensuring all the Cardboard and Plastic in the Presentation Box is Recycled

Everything Dinosaur is currently working towards 100% recycling of all wastepaper and cardboard at the company.  This is a key component of our environmental policy.  There is a lot of cardboard and plastic packaging associated with the Papo Spinosaurus presentation box.  Customers can be assured that we have put in place plans to ensure that all the cardboard and plastic from any boxes that have had the model removed will be recycled.  We have had to commission a special box to accommodate all those customers who want to purchase the model within its presentation box (we show this new packaging in the video), as part of our environmental policy we have sourced this box from a supplier that has used 70% recycled cardboard in its construction.  Only the facia elements are not made from recycled card, these in turn, have been produced from wood pulp from sustainable forests.

To see more Everything Dinosaur videos, model reviews along with helpful advice and tips we recommend that readers subscribe to our YouTube channel:

Subscribe to Everything Dinosaur on YouTube here: Everything Dinosaur on YouTube.

If you have any further questions about the Papo Spinosaurus model: Email Everything Dinosaur.

24 11, 2019

Rebor and Eofauna Models Feature in Everything Dinosaur Newsletter

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New Rebor and Eofauna Models Feature in Newsletter

The latest newsletter to be despatched by Everything Dinosaur features new figures from Rebor and Eofauna Scientific Research.  Grabbing the headlines is the recently introduced 1:40 scale replica of Atlasaurus (A. imelakei) by Eofauna.  This is a fabulous model of Atlasaurus, a strange sauropod known from the Jurassic of north Africa.

Making the Headlines – The Eofauna Scientific Research Atlasaurus Dinosaur Model

Eofauna Atlasaurus dinosaur model features in newsletter.

The new for November 2019 Eofauna Scientific Research Atlasaurus headlines the Everything Dinosaur newsletter.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

As far as team members at Everything Dinosaur are aware, this is the first replica of an Atlasaurus to be made by a mainstream model manufacturer.  Atlasaurus is the fifth figure to be produced in the Eofauna Scientific Research range and the second dinosaur.

Rebor GrabNGo Komodo Dragon and the Eofauna Scientific Research Deinotherium Replica

Also just arrived at the Everything Dinosaur warehouse are the Rebor GrabNGo Komodo dragon in 1/6th scale and the 1/35 scale Eofauna Deinotherium.  Both these models have earned praise for their realism and the quality of detail.  Staff have been kept busy contacting all those customers who requested one of these models to be reserved.

The Rebor GrabNGo Komodo Dragon and the Eofauna Scientific Research Deinotherium

Rebor GrabNGo Komodo dragon and Eofauna Deinotherium.

Rebor Komodo dragon model (left) and the Eofauna Scientific Research Deinotherium replica (right).

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

The Rebor GrabNGo Komodo dragon is the first in a new line of figures from Rebor.  Customers now have the opportunity to check-out the detail and build quality associated with this exciting new range.

To view the Eofauna Atlasaurus, the Deinotherium and the other three models in this range: Eofauna Scientific Research Models and Replicas.

To see the Rebor GrabNGo Komodo dragon model and the rest of the Rebor range: Rebor Replicas, Models and Figures.

Rebor Oddities – Dinosaur Foetuses

A large waitlist for the two Rebor Oddities figures (T. rex foetus and the Velociraptor foetus) had been built up since our first stock of these figures sold out.  With the arrival of a second shipment team members have been busy sorting out orders for these two, highly collectable and very unusual dinosaur figures.  It seemed appropriate to feature the return of these two popular models in our latest newsletter.

The Two Rebor Oddities Foetus Wet Specimens

Rebor Oddities T. rex foetus and Velociraptor foetus.

The two Rebor Oddities dinosaur foetuses.  The Velociraptor foetus (left) and the slightly larger T. rex foetus specimen (right).

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Fans of the “Jurassic Park/Jurassic World” movie franchise can have the opportunity to purchase their very own dinosaur foetus.  Each specimen jar has a light up base, just add water to create a stunning display piece.

Everything Dinosaur has published a short video guide to these two Rebor replicas on the company’s YouTube channel: How to Unpack and Set Up the Rebor Oddities Foetus Specimens.

Newsletter subscribers can find out about new additions to model ranges, discontinued lines, receive special offers and have the opportunity to join priority reserve lists for forthcoming releases.  To join Everything Dinosaur’s newsletter subscriber database, simply: Email Us or fill in the newsletter request form to be found at the bottom of our Everything Dinosaur website home page.

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