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24 04, 2019

Updating Everything Dinosaur’s YouTube Artwork

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Everything Dinosaur on YouTube

Everything Dinosaur has been granted a trade mark for its brand.  As a result, we are having to change and update a lot of our visuals on our websites and our header images on those social media platforms where we can be found.  A trade mark is a sign that can distinguish the trade origin of goods and services from those of other companies.  The Everything Dinosaur brand logo has been approved as a trade mark as it has been considered to be acceptable and distinctive.  Our trade mark is yet another sign of our long-term commitment to the dinosaur and prehistoric animals market.

The Everything Dinosaur Logo (Trade Mark) 2019

Everything Dinosaur has a trade mark.

Everything Dinosaur logo trade mark (2019).

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Words, Sounds and Symbols

A trade mark can include:- words, sounds, colours, smells, shapes and logos, or indeed a combination of these.  Registering a trade mark permits you  to display the ® symbol, it demonstrates that your brand has protection and informs people about its status.  Everything Dinosaur will be amending and changing various visuals and images in order to reflect these changes.  For example, the header artwork on the company’s YouTube channel has recently been updated.

The New Header Artwork for Everything Dinosaur’s YouTube Channel

YouTube Channel Art - Everything Dinosaur 2019

Everything Dinosaur’s new header for their YouTube channel.  The PNSO Ceratosaurus figure “Nick” is shown (left), whereas the new for 2019 Beasts of the Mesozoic limited edition Velociraptor osmolskae figure is shown on the right.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Eagle-eyed readers will be able to spot the trade mark ® symbol on our new YouTube channel header, along with the heads of two new for 2019 dinosaur figures.  The header artwork features “Nick” the new, giant Ceratosaurus figure from PNSO, along with the limited edition Beasts of the Mesozoic Velociraptor osmolskae model.  The Ceratosaurus is already in stock, the Beasts of the Mesozoic V. osmolskae figure will be arriving in June along with the latest “raptor” figures and model sets.

A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur commented:

“We will be implementing a programme of changes and upgrades to our visuals in order to reflect our trade mark status.  Applying for a trade mark demonstrates our commitment to the prehistoric animal models and figures market, as indeed do the Ceratosaurus and Velociraptor osmolskae figures depicted on our YouTube artwork.  We are committed to increasing the number and the range of prehistoric animal figures that we offer.”

The Everything Dinosaur YouTube channel has over 2,200 subscribers and is packed full of dinosaur and prehistoric animal model reviews along with helpful advice and tips.

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

21 04, 2019

Rebor Killer Queen T. rex Models Have Articulated Jaws

By | April 21st, 2019|Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur News and Updates, Everything Dinosaur Products, Everything Dinosaur videos, Main Page, Photos of Everything Dinosaur Products, Press Releases|0 Comments

The Rebor Killer Queen T. rex Models Have Articulated Jaws

Last week, saw the introduction of the latest prehistoric animal models from Rebor.  The Rebor Killer Queen T. rex figures arrived at our warehouse and team members were soon very busy informing all our customers who had reserved one of these models and packing orders so that our customers could get their precious parcels as quickly as possible.  We have already received some fantastic pictures from model collectors and dinosaur fans who shared snaps of these latest additions to the Rebor range of prehistoric animal models.  We promise to post some of these fantastic photographs on our social media platforms, but in the meantime, we have been busy making some videos to highlight the features of the Killer Queen figures.  Today, we demonstrate that the Rebor Killer Queen Tyrannosaurus rex models have articulated lower jaws.

The Rebor Killer Queen T. rex Dinosaur Model has an Articulated Jaw

Video Credit: Everything Dinosaur

“Jungle” Demonstrates the Jaw

This new 1/35th scale T. rex sculpt from Rebor comes in two colour schemes.  There is the brownish/tan coloured figure nicknamed “plain” and a second figure with more of a greenish colouration, this is “jungle”.  It was the “jungle” colour variant that Everything Dinosaur team members chose to make the jaw demonstration video.  The video is very short, just twenty seconds long, but plenty of time to show some of the fantastic detail incorporated into the head sculpt and of course, that articulated lower jaw.

The Rebor Killer Queen “Jungle” Colour Variant Features in the Everything Dinosaur Video

Rebor Killer Queen T. rex dinosaur model.

T. rex Killer Queen (jungle).  Both the Rebor Killer Queen “jungle” and the Rebor Killer Queen “plain” have articulated lower jaws.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur commented:

“Whilst we wait for our bespoke film studio to be constructed, team members can only make short videos, so we are rather limited in what we can do.  However, this and an earlier video we shot, demonstrating how the articulated arms on these models can be freed up have been well received by our customers.  We have one final short video of the Rebor Killer Queen “jungle” figure to post up, in this video we will demonstrate the poseable, flexible tail.”

The Rebor Killer Queen “Plain” Colour Variant – T. rex Model with an Articulated Lower Jaw

Rebor T. rex model "plain" colour scheme.

The Rebor Killer Queen “plain” colour variant.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

To view Everything Dinosaur’s earlier video highlighting how to ease the moveable forelimbs on this model: Rebor Killer Queen Adjusting the Poseable Arms on the Model

To purchase the new for spring 2019 Rebor Killer Queen Tyrannosaurus rex models (both “plain” and “jungle” colour variants and to see the range of Rebor replicas that are stocked by Everything Dinosaur: Rebor Prehistoric Animal Models and Figures

19 04, 2019

Preparing for a Question and Answer Session with Year 2

By | April 19th, 2019|Adobe CS5, Educational Activities, Everything Dinosaur News and Updates, Main Page, Teaching|0 Comments

Preparing for a Question and Answer Session with Year 2

This week, sees the beginning of the summer term for schools in the UK.  Everything Dinosaur team members have a very congested programme of dinosaur and fossil workshops to look forward to over the next few weeks and in a few days a member of staff will be visiting a school in Lancashire to conduct a series of workshops with Year 2 classes.  As part of a busy morning of dinosaur and fossil themed activities, the teaching team have requested that we participate in a question and answer session with the budding, eager palaeontologists.  The children will, no doubt, pose some challenging and intriguing questions to our dinosaur expert, however, we have prepared a special question just for them as part of our programme of suggested extension activities.

Our question for the Key Stage 1 children (Year 2) – how did dinosaurs keep themselves clean?

Did Dinosaur Preen their Feathers just like Birds?

Mei long illustration.

Did dinosaurs preen their feathers like modern birds?  If many dinosaurs were feathered, how did they keep their feathers clean?

Outlining the Extension Activity

Fossil bones and teeth can provide palaeontologists with lots of information about extinct animals, but evidence from body fossils can’t tell us much about how animals that lived in the past behaved.  Trace fossils preserve evidence of the activity of animals, such as tracks, burrows, trails and borings.  From this data, scientists can infer behaviour such as dinosaurs moving in a herd, based on fossilised footprints indicating the same type of animals all moving at the same pace in the same direction.  However, there is very little evidence preserved in the fossil record about how extinct animals kept themselves clean.

Did Sauropod Dinosaurs Wallow in Mud Like Some Large Mammals?

How did dinosaurs keep themselves clean?

If large mammals like extant elephants wallow in mud then perhaps large Sauropod dinosaurs behaved in a similar way.

Our Challenge to the Year 2 Classes

In order to answer some of these questions about the behaviour of dinosaurs, palaeontologists examine the behaviours of animals alive today that are related to the Dinosauria.  By observing how birds and reptiles keep themselves clean, then perhaps the likely behaviours of dinosaurs can be deduced or inferred.

Can the Year 2 children conduct research into how living animals keep themselves clean?  Can they transfer this knowledge to the extinct members of the Dinosauria and suggest ways that different dinosaurs such as Apatosaurus and Tyrannosaurus rex kept clean?

Extensions

As with all our dinosaur and fossil workshops in school, we like to provide lots of extension ideas to the teaching team.

  • What can the children do to help the animals that live around the school to help them keep clean?  For example, providing a shallow tray filled with water to make a bird bath – linking to the English national curriculum science syllabus – living things and habitats.
  • Why do we need to keep clean?  Why is it important to brush our teeth?  A link to hygiene and personal development.

For further information about the dinosaur and fossil workshops conducted in schools by Everything Dinosaur team members: Email Everything Dinosaur About School Workshops

17 04, 2019

Rebor Killer Queen T. rex Adjusting the Arms

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Adjusting the Arms on the Rebor Killer Queen T. rex Dinosaur Model

The recently introduced Rebor Killer Queen T. rex dinosaur models are proving to be very popular with collectors and dinosaur model fans.  This Tyrannosaurus rex figure is available in two colour variants (plain and jungle) and several parts of this dinosaur are poseable.  The lower jaw is articulated, the tail contains a flexible rod that enables it to be put into numerous poses and the arms move to.

Everything Dinosaur has created a short, helpful video that explains how to free up the arms on this Rebor replica.  When first unpacked, the forelimbs can be a little stiff and difficult to move.  However, give the joints a few seconds of heat, such as from a hairdryer and collectors will find that the warmed joints become easier to manoeuvre.  The video has been posted up on our Instagram page along with some more pictures and it is up on our YouTube channel as well.

An Easy Way to Adjust the Arms on the Rebor Killer Queen T. rex Dinosaur Model

Video Credit: Everything Dinosaur

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Helpful Videos for Model Collectors and Dinosaur Fans

At Everything Dinosaur, we use our various social media platforms, such as this blog, our Facebook page along with Instagram and our YouTube channel to post up helpful information about prehistoric animals and dinosaur models.  We will also be posting up videos in the near future that demonstrate the articulated jaw on the Rebor Killer Queen and a video that highlights the poseable tail.  We try our best to educate and inform our customers about the various prehistoric animal models and figures that we supply.  However, we can sometimes get our colour variants mixed up, for example, in the video highlighting how to free up the arms we referred to the figure as a “plain” variant, however, eagle-eyed viewers will spot that we were actually using the Rebor Killer Queen “jungle” colour variant in our video shoot.

The Rebor Killer Queen T. rex Dinosaur Models (Plain and Jungle Colour Variants)

Rebor Killer Queen - Plain and Jungle.

The Rebor Killer Queen T. rex is available in two colour schemes (jungle and plain).

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

A Trade Mark for Everything Dinosaur

Eagle-eyed viewers to our various social media platforms will also notice some subtle changes to our themes and layout.  Everything Dinosaur has received a trade mark and our team members are slowly amending all our social media platforms to reflect this.  For example, our header image for the Everything Dinosaur YouTube channel has already been changed.

A New Banner for Everything Dinosaur’s YouTube channel

Everything Dinosaur on YouTube.

The Everything Dinosaur YouTube channel header.  Note the ® symbol which denotes a registered trade mark.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Note the ® symbol associated with the Everything Dinosaur logo, Everything Dinosaur is now a registered trade mark (February 2019).

A spokesperson for the UK-based dinosaur company said:

“We try and post up helpful images, advice and videos for our customers.  Our YouTube channel contains a number of model reviews, competitions and helpful tips.  When it comes to the Rebor Killer Queen figures, our simple guide to freeing up the arms should help to prevent any unfortunate accidents.  In addition, we have commenced a programme to update our company visuals to reflect our trade mark status.”

To view the range of Rebor figures and models available from Everything Dinosaur, including both colour variants of the recently introduced Rebor Killer Queen models: Rebor Prehistoric Animal Models and Figures

14 04, 2019

Rebor Killer Queen T. rex Models Imminent

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

Rebor Killer Queen T. rex Models Imminent

The eagerly awaited Rebor Killer Queen Tyrannosaurus rex models are due to arrive at Everything Dinosaur in the next few days.  Both versions of the Rebor T. rex are coming into stock, the brown/black-coloured model (plain) and the predominately green-coloured replica (jungle).  This is the second Rebor T. rex pairing after the successful launch of “Vanilla Ice” in the autumn of 2018.

Rebor Killer Queen T. rex Figures (Plain and Jungle) Coming to Everything Dinosaur

Rebor Killer Queen T. rex models.

The Rebor Killer Queen Tyrannosaurus rex dinosaur models (jungle and plain colour variants).

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

A Pair of “Killer Queens”

The Rebor Killer Queen models have articulated lower jaws, moveable forelimbs and a flexible tail so the tail can be posed in various positions.  When these figures arrive, Everything Dinosaur team members will be busying themselves by contacting all those who have reserved figures.  It is likely that these very collectable figures will feature in Everything Dinosaur’s next customer newsletter.

Each Tyrannosaurus rex figure measures approximately 40 centimetres in length.  At the hips, the models measure a fraction under 13 centimetres in height.

New for Spring 2019 The Rebor Killer Queen Tyrannosaurus rex (Plain)

Rebor Killer Queen Tyrannosaurus rex model (plain).

The Rebor Killer Queen T. rex dinosaur model (Plain).

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Plain or Jungle Colour Variants

Collectors will have the opportunity to pick up two versions of this model.  Tyrannosaurus rex is known from Upper Cretaceous strata from the United States and Canada.  One fossilised footprint from Mexico, suggests that the “King of the Tyrant Lizards” lived in Mexico as well, but no body fossils have confirmed this assertion.  It has been suggested that T. rex was confined to more northern latitudes, even the most southerly portions of Laramidia could not be described as “jungle”, although the palaeoenvironment in the southern portion of Laramidia is regarded as sub-tropical.  T. rex would have been familiar with plains, although analysis of plant fossils indicates that the Hell Creek Formation (Maastrichtian faunal stage), deposits are representative of a riverine dominated system surrounded by forest.

Rebor Killer Queen Tyrannosaurus rex Model (Jungle Colour Variant)

Rebor Killer Queen T. rex dinosaur model.

T. rex Killer Queen (jungle).

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur stated:

“Congratulations to Rebor for making two more excellent Tyrannosaurus rex models.  The different colour variants provide dinosaur fans and collectors with the opportunity to get two different versions of the same model and we have received lots of emails from customers asking us to reserve figures for them.  As soon as the shipment arrives at our warehouse, we will get the cartons unpacked and checked over as quickly as possible, then it is simply a question of getting the stock on-line and contacting all those people on our priority reserve list.  The Rebor Killer Queen T. rex figures could be stock as early as tomorrow.”

It has recently been confirmed that Everything Dinosaur will be offering both “plain” and “jungle” as a set at a specially discounted price.

Purchase the Pair of Rebor Killer Queen T. rex Models Together (Jungle and Plain)

Buy the Rebor Killer Queen T.rex models as a pair (jungle and plain).

Purchase the Rebor Killer Queen T. rex models as a pair (plain and jungle).

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

To view the range of Rebor prehistoric animal models and figures stocked by Everything Dinosaur: Rebor Prehistoric Animal Models and Figures

10 04, 2019

New Look for Everything Dinosaur Website

By | April 10th, 2019|Adobe CS5, Everything Dinosaur News and Updates, Main Page, Maintenance on Website, Press Releases|0 Comments

New Look for Everything Dinosaur Website

Regular visitors to Everything Dinosaur’s main website (Everything Dinosaur), will notice some subtle changes to the theme and the website’s framework.  Customers can still expect our award winning 5-star service, that has not changed, nor have we reduced the range of dinosaur and prehistoric themed products that we stock, however, our use of sliders and animation has been reduced to help maintain fast page load times when our site is viewed on mobiles and other devices.

A Fresh, New Look for Everything Dinosaur’s Website

Dinosaur themed workshops in schools.

Dinosaur workshops in schools, Everything Dinosaur offers dinosaur and fossil workshops in schools.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Constantly Working to Improve our Customer’s On Site Experience

Team members at Everything Dinosaur are constantly working to improve and enhance the experience visitors and customers have when they visit our websites.  Making such improvements are part of a long-term and on-going programme of investment to help this UK-based company stay ahead of the curve when it comes to technical developments.  After all, with our knowledge of the Dinosauria, we don’t want Everything Dinosaur going extinct!

The changes we have made will have no bearing on how the site is viewed.  It will have no impact on the site pages, all the customer benefits are retained, the changes just permit those visitors using mobiles and other devices (not viewing the site from a personal computer), to have slightly quicker load times, for the pages that they wish to view or the landing pages that they are directed to.

The Front Page Will Still Inform Customers About New Products and New Models

Promoting Eofauna Scientific Research figures and models.

New slides helping to promote the Eofauna Scientific Research prehistoric animal models and figures.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Website Functionality

The functionality of the website will not be affected by these changes.  The front page of our website will continue to inform visitors about new arrivals/new products and the Feefo ratings along with the chat live options will continue to be prominently displayed.  The “contact us” email link will still be accessible, but in the near future another, additional “contact us” link will be provided nearer the top of the page, just for customer convenience.

The First of the New Website Slides Promotes the Kaiyodo Sofubi Toy Box Articulated Tyrannosaurus rex Models

Promoting Kaiyodo Sofubi Toy Box T. rex dinosaur figures.

New Kaiyodo Sofubi Toy Box T. rex models feature in the first of our new promotional slides.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur commented:

“These changes are part of an on-going process to reflect changes in technology and the preferences of customers.  We continue to monitor the performance of our various websites on a daily basis and to adjust them so that we can continue to meet the needs of our ever-growing and international customer base.  The first slides we have put up on Everything Dinosaur’s home page support our work with Eofauna Scientific Research and Kaiyodo.  These slides also give us the opportunity to promote our very popular dinosaur and fossil workshops in schools.  We now have greater flexibility in the sort of slides and other visuals that we can use to keep our website refreshed and up to date.”

A Programme of Further Investment

Just like when writing a scientific paper or report, the work done so far is part of a continuing process.  As with science, things move on and the Everything Dinosaur websites are constantly being reviewed and updated to meet the changing needs of the market place.

9 04, 2019

More Improvements to the Everything Dinosaur Website

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More Improvements to the Everything Dinosaur Website

Everything Dinosaur team members have set aside much of the time this week to schedule some adjustments and improvements to the company’s website.  Some minor changes are being made to the way in which pictures are being uploaded onto the site, these alterations are part of Everything Dinosaur’s on-going plans for continuous improvement and customers will not notice any difference in the operation of our various platforms.

As part of the changes, some of the visuals have been updated to include images of recently introduced or items that are being introduced in the very near future.

Changing Some of the Visuals on the Everything Dinosaur Website

The new design for the learning category (Everything Dinosaur).

Updating the learning category at Everything Dinosaur.  Changes are being made to some visuals and images to further improve the experience of visitors and customers.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Continuous Improvement – Kaizen

The Everything Dinosaur website is being constantly examined and analysed in order to detect areas where improvements can be made.  Our aim is to build a culture of continuous improvement and these goals and aims are reflected in the way in which we try to maintain and develop our on-line presence.   All team members have a role to play in helping to develop continuous improvement.  Take for example, some of the visuals that we use to promote various categories and sub-categories of products.  These are updated and refreshed in order to reflect the latest additions to our product range.

Updating the Papo Sub-category Image

The new design for the Papo category.

Updating the Papo figures and models category.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Updating Papo Images

As part of our revision of the images we use on the website, the visual associated with the Papo website has been updated to include the recently introduced brown, running Tyrannosaurus rex figure.  The image also depicts the Papo Pentaceratops and the Gorgosaurus, both models are due to in stock later on this year (summer 2019).

A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur commented:

“Updating the visuals is important for our customers, it helps them to see how a product range is changing.  We not only take care to include upcoming, new items but also we ensure that out of production items are removed from these visuals.  After all, we don’t want to confuse our visitors.”

Updating Wild Safari Prehistoric World Images to Improve Page Loading

In addition to the Papo category being adjusted, other model categories have been revamped too.  Take for example, the Wild Safari Prehistoric World range of prehistoric animal models and figures.  Virtually all of the new for 2019 models are already in stock at Everything Dinosaur, but plans are well advanced to receive the last of this year’s new models – the Wild Safari Prehistoric World Allosaurus.  As a result, the visual used to promote this sub-category has also been revised.  The new Allosaurus model has been added to this image.

Updating the Wild Safari Prehistoric World Model Sub-category

The new design for the Safari Ltd category.

Updating the Safari Ltd figures and models category.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Find Everything Dinosaur’s main website: Everything Dinosaur

31 03, 2019

New PNSO Prehistoric Animal Models

By | March 31st, 2019|Adobe CS5, Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur News and Updates, Everything Dinosaur Newsletters, Everything Dinosaur Products, Main Page, Photos of Everything Dinosaur Products, Press Releases|2 Comments

New PNSO Prehistoric Animals Debut in Everything Dinosaur Newsletter

The latest Everything Dinosaur newsletter was published this week and it featured the new PNSO Age of Dinosaurs models as well as a couple of old favourites.  Just in at the warehouse, the giant “Nick” the Ceratosaurus figure, “Brook” the Ophthalmosaurus along with a 1:35 scale Mamenchisaurus and all twenty-four of the new for 2019 PNSO Toys that Accompany your Growth model series.

To view the new for 2019 PNSO Age of Dinosaurs figures including the new Ceratosaurus: PNSO Age of Dinosaurs

The Huge PNSO Ceratosaurus Model Headlines the Everything Dinosaur Spring Newsletter

PNSO "Nick" the Ceratosaurus

The huge PNSO Ceratosaurus model – “Nick”.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

The PNSO Age of Dinosaurs Ceratosaurus

This is a huge model, the box alone measures more than half a metre in length.  The model inside is enormous and it deserves top billing in our spring newsletter.  The figure is beautifully painted and depicts this Late Jurassic Theropod in an aggressive pose with one foot raised off the ground.  The model is supplied with two supports to help it to be displayed.  It towers over other Theropod dinosaur models.

The PNSO Ceratosaurus “Nick” Dinosaur Model

PNSO Ceratosaurus "Nick".

The giant PNSO Ceratosaurus dinosaur model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Ophthalmosaurus Swims into View

The eagerly awaited PNSO Ophthalmosaurus has also arrived and it features in the newsletter too.  A number of academics, palaeontologists and other scientists have made enquiries about PNSO replicas.  The Ophthalmosaurus replica for example, will be used in science communications work.  As well as sending out the newsletter to our subscribers, team members were busy ensuring that all those customers who had requested one of these models was contacted.

The PNSO Ophthalmosaurus Figure Swims into Stock at Everything Dinosaur

PNSO Ophthalmosaurus "Brook".

The stunning PNSO Ophthalmosaurus model (Brook).

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

A New Mamenchisaurus Plus the Return of Megalodon and Basilosaurus

PNSO have created a 1:35 scale model of Mamenchisaurus, an iconic Sauropod from China that had the longest neck relative to its body of any known member of the Sauropoda.  Mamenchisaurus had nineteen cervical vertebrae and the neck of this twenty-one metre monster measured a whopping fourteen metres or so.  It features in the Everything Dinosaur newsletter alongside a returning favourite, the PNSO Megalodon shark model is back in stock.

The PNSO 1:35 Scale Mamenchisaurus and the Return of the Megalodon

PNSO Mamenchisaurus and Megalodon models.

The PNSO 1:35 scale Mamenchisaurus model and the Megalodon model feature in the latest Everything Dinosaur newsletter.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

PNSO T. rex “Wilson”, Triceratops “Doyle” and the Small Prehistoric Animal Figures

It can’t really be an Everything Dinosaur newsletter without one mention of Tyrannosaurus rex.  The 1/35 th scale T. rex called “Wilson” is back in stock along with its counterpart, the magnificent Triceratops “Doyle” which has been modelled in the same scale.

Also just arrived at Everything Dinosaur, are the latest editions to the PNSO small prehistoric animal model range.  The set includes twenty-four, beautifully sculpted little prehistoric animal figures in the PNSO Toys that Accompany your Growth series.  In the image, that we created for our spring newsletter, only fourteen of the twenty-four models were depicted, but this is enough to give model collectors a good idea of the breadth and the quality of this exciting replica series.

Mini Prehistoric Animals and a Special Offer for Newsletter Subscribers

Triceratops and T. rex along with PNSO small prehistoric animal models.

PNSO “Doyle” and “Wilson” 1:35 scale models and some of the amazing PNSO small prehistoric animal models.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Everything Dinosaur newsletter subscribers are amongst the first to learn about new models and replicas coming into stock.  Subscribers can also be the first to join a VIP reserve list to ensure that they can acquire items.  Our newsletter is sent out periodically and it is absolutely free to join.

A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur commented:

“We are delighted to welcome more of the amazing PNSO prehistoric animals into our company”

To request to join the Everything Dinosaur newsletter subscribers list: Simply Email Everything Dinosaur

26 03, 2019

Atopodentatus Gets Our Attention

By | March 26th, 2019|Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur News and Updates, Everything Dinosaur Products, Main Page, Photos of Everything Dinosaur Products|0 Comments

The Unique Atopodentatus unicus

As the new for 2019 PNSO figures arrive at Everything Dinosaur, we have time to reflect on one of the new models.  The replica of the bizarre Triassic marine reptile Atopodentatus (A. unicus).  Although Atopodentatus was named and scientifically described less than five years ago, this three-metre-long Tetrapod has certainly attracted a great deal of debate.  Where it sits phylogenetically has yet to be resolved.  Tentatively, it could be placed within the Sauropterygia.  The Sauropterygia is an extremely diverse Superorder of reptiles.  It includes the placodonts, plesiosaurs, nothosaurs and the Pachypleurosauria.*

The New for 2019 PNSO Atopodentatus Model

PNSO Atopodentatus (Finch).

The new for 2019 PNSO Atopodentatus model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Pachypleurosauria* – PNSO have also introduced a pachypleurosaur into their “Prehistoric Animal Toys That Accompany Your Growth” range, one of the twenty-four new models is “Ricky” the Keichousaurus.

At First it was a Filter Feeder

The fossil material associated with this genus comes from south-western China (Guanling Formation).  The strata are thought to be Middle Triassic in age (Anisian faunal stage) and these marine deposits have helped scientists to construct a picture of how life bounced back from the devastating End Permian extinction event.  When first described, Atopodentatus was thought to feed by stirring up mud on the seabed to filter out small invertebrates.  The rostrum was thought to be downturned, resulting in this reptile having a vertical, zipper-like jaw.

A Life Reconstruction of Atopodentatus unicus (2014)

Atopodentatus life reconstruction (2014).

Strange Triassic marine reptile.  Atopodentatus unicus was thought to have had a downturned rostrum, a unique jaw configuration not found in other vertebrates.

Picture Credit: Nobu Tamura (2014)

To read Everything Dinosaur’s article about the original scientific description of Atopodentatus: Bizarre New Triassic Marine Reptile Described

A Marine Reptile with a “Hammerhead”

Turns out, Atopodentatus did not have such a unique and highly specialised feeding adaptation after all, but it is nonetheless, quite remarkable.  Additional specimens led to a new interpretation of the shape of the skull and rather than having a downturned rostrum, Atopodentatus had a set of jaws shaped like a hammerhead.  It was proposed that Atopodentatus was herbivorous.   The teeth lining the hammerhead were used to scrape seaweed and algae from rocks.  The plant material was then sucked into the back of the mouth and filtered by the long, thin tooth mesh.

Atopodentatus Life Reconstruction (2016)

Atopodentatus life reconstruction (2016).

An illustration Atopodentatus feeding underwater.

Picture Credit: Y. Chen (Institute of Vertebrate Palaeontology and Palaeoanthropology)

To read Everything Dinosaur’s 2016 article about the reinterpretation of Atopodentatus: Atopodentatus Unzipped

Atopodentatus unicus still had a highly specialised feeding adaptation, although one not quite a peculiar as previously thought.  It still represents the oldest record of herbivory within marine reptiles and its discovery has helped scientists to better understand how marine ecosystems recovered after the End Permian extinction event.

Remarking on the addition of an Atopodentatus to the PNSO model range, a spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur commented:

“As a Chinese company, PNSO have attempted to focus on prehistoric animals that lived in China.  This has resulted in a whole new and never before created set of prehistoric animal replicas such as Atopodentatus and Keichousaurus.  Thanks to PNSO, Everything Dinosaur customers now have an even greater variety of prehistoric animal models to collect.”

The New for 2019 PNSO “Finch” – Atopodentatus Figure

PNSO Atopodentatus unicus model.

The PNSO Atopodentatus unicus model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

To view the PNSO Age of Dinosaurs range: PNSO Age of Dinosaurs

20 03, 2019

Updates to the Everything Dinosaur Website

By | March 20th, 2019|Everything Dinosaur News and Updates, Main Page, Press Releases|0 Comments

Updates to the Everything Dinosaur Website

As part of our on-going commitment to improve our customer service, there are going to be some changes made to the Everything Dinosaur website.  Technical changes are being made to help improve site speed and page loading times and in addition, some aspects of the front end of our site are being tweaked.  A section in the footer of our homepage is being changed, the dinosaur themed recipes that were listed on this part of our site are being transferred to our blog.

Dealing with Everything Dinosaur will continue to be a Piece of Cake

Dinosaur themed birthday cake.

Simple to make dinosaur birthday cake.  One of the recipe ideas to be found on the Everything Dinosaur web log.  These recipes have been transferred over to our blog to help make them more accessible.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur commented:

“With so many different models and figures available from Everything Dinosaur, our website has thousands of images associated with it.  We have set about some improvements to help with the loading speed of the web pages and at the same time, taken the opportunity to move some content making it more accessible by placing it on our huge blog.”

With All the Changes Everything Dinosaur has Planned There Are Lots of Treats in Store

Dinosaur treats made by Year 2 children.

Dinosaur chocolate nests and biscuits.  With over 50 new prehistoric animal models scheduled to be in stock in the next few weeks, the Everything Dinosaur website is undergoing a bit of a spring clean.  There will be lots of treats in store for fans of dinosaurs and prehistoric animals.

Picture Credit: Spire Nursery and Infant School

Updating the Everything Dinosaur Website

Visitors to the Everything Dinosaur website will not notice many changes on the front end, but for example, a new wait list function has been added to the site, permitting visitors to be emailed directly and within a few seconds of an out of stock item becoming available again.  Furthermore, the Everything Dinosaur Instagram social media button has been added: Follow Everything Dinosaur on Instagram.

The recipes listed on the website, will be replaced by a recent posts element that permits the most recently published blog posts to be linked directly to our main site.  This will help with indexing the site and provide our visitors with an up-to-date inventory of our latest blog posts.  With a new blog post being published every day, there is a lot of information to get your teeth into!

Visit Everything Dinosaur’s Blog for Lots of Dinosaur Themed Recipe Ideas

Dinosaur themed recipes on the Everything Dinsoaur blog.

Dinosaur recipe ideas – dinosaur themed cakes, biscuits and other snacks, visit the Everything Dinosaur blog.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Everything Dinosaur is a UK-based supplier of dinosaur and prehistoric animal themed models, toys and merchandise, check-out our website: Visit Everything Dinosaur

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