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Updates from team members at Everything Dinosaur. Company activities, fossil hunting trips, information about Everything Dinosaur.

7 05, 2020

Missing Fossil Collecting

By | May 7th, 2020|Everything Dinosaur News and Updates, Main Page, Photos/Pictures of Fossils|0 Comments

Missing Fossil Collecting

Everything Dinosaur team members had lots of plans for fossil collecting expeditions over the late spring and summer months.  Like lots of people at the moment we have had to postpone these activities (COVID-19).  Instead, team members are busy planning some projects and fieldwork for the late autumn and for 2021.

A Lot of Plans for Fieldwork are Having to be Redrawn

Media day at Devil's Coulee (Alberta).

An audience for an excavation.  Field work for many palaeontologists has had to be curtailed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Picture Credit: Devil’s Coulee Dinosaur and Heritage Museum

A point often overlooked when discussing fossil collecting as a hobby, is that if fossils were not found and collected, many important specimens would be lost to the elements.  Fossils eroding out of the cliffs along the Dorset coast for example, they could easily be lost to the sea as there are very few visitors permitted to the “Jurassic Coast” at the moment.

With Many Countries in Lockdown Fossil Finding Expeditions for Many People are not Possible at the Moment

Heading east from Lyme Regis to Burton Bradstock.

The view towards West Bay and Burton Bradstock.  Much of the “Jurassic Coast” is devoid of visitors at the moment (COVID-19).

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Museums Closed Too

Important research work has also had to be postponed or suspended.  Researchers wanting to access museum specimens will probably have to wait until these institutions and other academic bodies such as universities can function properly with a full complement of staff.

Access to Museum Collections is Restricted for the Time Being

Dean Lomax and Judy Massare examining Ichthyosaur specimens.

Dean Lomax and Judy Massare examining Ichthyosaur specimens in the marine reptile gallery at the Natural History Museum (London) as part of their research into the Ichthyosauria.

Picture Credit: Dean Lomax

Everything Dinosaur team members have lots to keep them occupied.  Ironically, a few weeks before the lockdown came into effect, we were at the London Natural History Museum undertaking some project work ourselves.  We visited various parts of the museum including the marine reptiles gallery, although if you know that part of the museum quite well, it is not only the marine reptile specimens that are on display, we were there for the ichthyosaurs, the Metriorhynchidae (marine crocodyliforms) as well as one other very important fossil specimen that is located there but we won’t mention this…

The Marine Reptiles Gallery at the London Natural History Museum

Marine reptiles gallery at the London Natural History Museum.

The famous marine reptiles gallery at the London Natural History Museum.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

3 05, 2020

Preparing for Caviramus

By | May 3rd, 2020|Adobe CS5, Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur News and Updates, Everything Dinosaur Products, Main Page, Photos of Everything Dinosaur Products|0 Comments

Preparations Underway for the CollectA Caviramus Pterosaur Model

At the end of November last year (2019), Everything Dinosaur revealed that CollectA would be introducing a replica of the bizarre Late Triassic pterosaur Caviramus.  This 1:2 scale model, along with the rest of the remaining new for 2020 CollectA prehistoric animals, have been delayed (coronavirus outbreak), but team members at Everything Dinosaur have still been busy making preparations for this model’s arrival.

Arriving in 2020 (Later on in the Year) The CollectA Supreme Caviramus Pterosaur Model

CollectA Caviramus model with an articulated jaw.

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

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Caviramus schesaplanensis

Of all the pterosaurs known to science (there are around 130 genera), arguably the most bizarre but poorly known are those from the Late Triassic and into the latter stages of the Early Jurassic (Toarcian stage), that have been tentatively grouped together as “Campylognathoidids”.  Caviramus is one such member, assigned by several authors, although there is very little agreement amongst pterosaur experts how the various associated genera are related to each other, or indeed, how they fit into the wider Pterosauria.  The grouping consists of around half a dozen or so assorted genera, most of which have been found in Europe.  European members include Austriadactylus, Carniadactylus, Eudimorphodon, Campylognathoides, Caviramus and Raeticodactylus.

Named and described in 2006 (Fröbisch and Fröbisch), from a partial lower jaw found on the western slope of the Schesaplana mountain in Switzerland, Caviramus schesaplanensis was soon joined by another species (C. filisurensis), following the scientific description in 2008 of a much more complete skeleton found in contemporaneous deposits.  As if to highlight the complexities of trying to phylogenetically plot these strange flying reptiles, Caviramus filisurensis was placed in its own genus Raeticodactylus when it was described (Rico Stetcher).  However, other researchers challenged this placement and comparisons with the jawbone of C. schesaplanensis led to claims that the two pterosaur fossils represented the same species or at least they were congeneric (belonging to the same genus).

A more recent study (2014), concluded that these two, closely related pterosaurs should be placed in the Raeticodactylidae family and that Raeticodactylus was the sister genus of Caviramus.  This phylogenetic assessment remains controversial, as indeed does the placement of all the “campylognathoidids” within the Pterosauria.  In our fact sheet that will accompany sales of the CollectA Supreme 1:2 scale Caviramus replica, we hope to provide a little more information about this Triassic flying reptile.

Everything Dinosaur’s Fact Sheet Illustration of Caviramus

Carivramus pterosaur scale drawing.

A scale drawing of the bizarre Pterosaur Caviramus (C. schesaplanensis).

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

From the Upper Triassic Kössen Formation

With their complex, multi-cusped teeth, large eyes, down-turned lower jaw tips and proportionately long wing fingers, the “Campylognathoidids” represent one of the earliest radiations of the Pterosauria.  In common with most other early pterosaurs Caviramus was relatively small, with an estimated wingspan of around 1.2 metres, giving it a wingspan roughly comparable to the Common Buzzard (Buteo buteo).  However, what Caviramus ate is entirely unknown.  Wear and scratches observed on teeth along with studies of jaw morphology suggest that these flying reptiles were capable of processing their food in their mouths to some degree – chewing, an anatomic trait unique within the Pterosauria.  What Caviramus ate is very much open to speculation.  It probably was a generalist feeding on plant material, invertebrates, small vertebrates and possibly carrion.  Studies of the potential aerial abilities of Caviramus indicate that it may have flown but relied on gliding to an extent.

The fossilised partial lower jaw assigned to C. schesaplanensis comes from the Kössen Formation.  Its age is uncertain due to problems over accurately dating the strata.  The sediments represent a lagoonal environment that overtime, became a more open marine ecosystem but the absence of any obvious zonal fossils such as ammonites or conodonts makes accurate dating very difficult.  The strata are regarded as Late Norian to Early Rhaetian in age.  Based on this, our team members conclude that Caviramus was taking to the air around 210-206 million years ago.

To read our post in which we introduced the new for 2020 CollectA Supreme Caviramus replica: New for 2020 – CollectA Models (Part 5).

Everything Dinosaur’s short video announcing new for 2020 CollectA figures including Caviramus: A Guide to the New CollectA Models (Part 5).

Our team members hope to post up more information about the new for 2020 CollectA figures including when they might be in stock.

To view Everything Dinosaur’s existing range of CollectA scale models: CollectA Deluxe Replicas.

25 04, 2020

Everything Dinosaur Mail Order Business Still Operating

By | April 25th, 2020|Adobe CS5, Everything Dinosaur News and Updates, Main Page, Press Releases|0 Comments

Everything Dinosaur Mail Order Business Still Operating

These are certainly challenging times for us all.  The coronavirus pandemic continues and team members at Everything Dinosaur would like to convey our thoughts and sympathies to all those people who have been affected by the virus.  We would also like to extend our very best wishes to each and every one of our customers, social media followers and friends.  We are all living through a very difficult set of circumstances but Everything Dinosaur continues to provide assistance, advice and support.

Our mail order business is still operating, we have been following UK Government advice implementing hygiene measures, social distancing and cleanliness regimes.  Fortunately, we were kept very well informed with regards to the position in China earlier on in the year and in January (2020), we began to put into place new practices and contingency plans that enabled our mail order business to keep operating.

Everything Dinosaur’s Mail Order Business is Still Operating

Everything Dinosaur still operating the mail order business.

Everything Dinosaur’s mail order business is still operating during the coronavirus pandemic.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Everything Dinosaur continues to pack and despatch orders.  Our mail order business is still open and we continue to send out parcels to our customers all over the world.  Everything Dinosaur is not extinct!

Unchartered Territory for Businesses

COVID-19 and all its implications represent unchartered territory for all businesses.  Everything Dinosaur has been challenged on numerous fronts but we are doing all we can to continue operating.  We are still able to pack and depatch parcels and we have arranged a collection routine that means that parcels can be collected by various couriers and Royal Mail staff using a rota system.  This has enabled us to provide collections twice daily and on certain days of the week three times a day.

Working closely with our postal partners across the globe we have been able to maintain delivery services.  However, delivery delays are to be expected.  Many countries have implemented special measures to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and these measures have had an impact on delivery times.

Whilst the situation remains fluid, it is reassuring for Everything Dinosaur’s customers to note that we have maintained our five-star rating for customer service (as independently verified by the rating company Feefo).  Indeed, many of our customers have praised our team members for packing and despatching orders so promptly permitting swift deliveries to be made.

Everything Dinosaur Maintaining their Mail Order Operations

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 their mail order business.  Times may be difficult but our dedicated team are doing all they can to help support customers.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

A spokesperson for Everything Dinosaur commented:

“Our dedicated staff are doing all they can to assist and help customers.  We do appreciate that being able to place and receive orders at this time helps to provide a sense of normality and that our customers are trying to sort birthday presents and other gifts for loved ones.  Being able to indulge in a hobby such us model collecting can help with mental well-being when many of our customers are self-isolating at home.  We are doing all we can to maintain mail order operations.  In additon, we continue to provide free teaching resources, fact sheets, puzzles and quizzes as well as finding time to support key workers in our community.”

Everything Dinosaur remains committed to doing all that it can to assist parents, guardians, teaching professionals and all the many thousands of followers, customers, social media followers and fans that we have.

24 04, 2020

Everything Dinosaur and Rebor Titanoboa

By | April 24th, 2020|Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur News and Updates, Everything Dinosaur Products, Photos of Everything Dinosaur Products, Press Releases|2 Comments

Everything Dinosaur and Rebor Titanoboa

Fans of the excellent Rebor range of replicas and figures may be aware that news has been announced about the release of the eagerly anticipated Rebor Titanoboa (T. cerrejonensis) figure.  Everything Dinosaur team members have kept in close contact with all our suppliers in what are difficult and challenging times for us all.  We commend all the staff at Rebor for managing to get this figure produced and made available.

The Rebor Titanoboa 1:35 Scale Replica “Monty”

"Monty" the Rebor Titanoboa model.

Rebor “Monty” Titanoboa model.

Production Schedule and Availability

The model is scheduled to be available for sending out from the factory to our warehouse in the UK at the end of May.  This means, that if a shipping service is used* then we can expect this item to be available on-line at Everything Dinosaur in July (possibly a little earlier).

*Shipping – air freight may not be possible for this figure. It is important that cargo flights give priority to the global movement of medical equipment, personal protective equipment and other essential items at the time of this worldwide crisis (coronavirus).

This means that these figures may not arrive as promptly as usual, but at this difficult time we are sure our customers can understand the situation and the restrictions on logistics in these unprecedented circumstances.

The Price of Rebor Titanoboa

The published price of this figure for the moment is £29.16 plus VAT if appropriate and postage (pricing may change due to changes in freight prices, currency fluctuations and other factors).

Rebor “Monty” Titanoboa cerrejonensis Model

"Monty" the Rebor Titanoboa model.

Rebor “Monty” Titanoboa model.

Securing your Rebor Titanoboa with Everything Dinosaur

Originally, there were plans to release several colour variants of this 1:35 scale figure.  For the time being, “Monty” will only be available in one colour scheme and stock of this item is limited.

We have a reserve list for this item.  Anyone who has expressed an interest in the Rebor Titanoboa and has been placed on our reserve list will be emailed in the next 24-hours by Everything Dinosaur.

If you wish to join our reserve list for the Rebor Titanoboa, simply send an email to us: Email Everything Dinosaur about Rebor Titanoboa.

IN SUMMARY

  • Rebor Titanoboa “Monty” – likely to be available July 2020 (approximately).
  • Published price at the moment is £29.16 GBP (plus sales tax if appropriate) and postage.
  • One colour variant available.
  • Limited stocks.
  • Everything Dinosaur customers who have already expressed an interest in this model will be emailed by Everything Dinosaur and updated.
  • If you wish to join our reserve list for the Rebor Titanoboa: Email Everything Dinosaur.

Please note our reservation list for the first batch of this model is now closed (25th April 2020)

20 04, 2020

Mojo Fun Tyrannosaurus rex Deluxe with Articulated Jaw

By | April 20th, 2020|Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur News and Updates, Everything Dinosaur Products, Main Page, Photos of Everything Dinosaur Products, Product Reviews|0 Comments

Reviewing the Mojo Fun Tyrannosaurus rex Deluxe

The current difficulties we are all experiencing (coronavirus outbreak), are having a significant impact on all our lives.  At Everything Dinosaur, we are doing what we can to continue to work as normally as possible.  Whilst the mail order side of the company is still operating, we are hampered by delays in production both of existing and new for 2020 prehistoric animal models.  Take for example, the Mojo Fun Prehistoric Life model range.  A lot of work had gone into revamping and extending the company’s range of dinosaur figures.  A total of sixteen new models/colour variants of existing models were due to be introduced this spring.  These have all been delayed due to coronavirus.  Everything Dinosaur is doing all it can to bring these new models into stock, we are optimistic that these figures will be available in a few weeks.

Sixteen New Dinosaur Models Including a Deluxe Tyrannosaurus rex, a Spinosaurus and a Troodontid Due to be Introduced

Lots of new dinosaur models due out soon from Mojo Fun.

The extended range of dinosaur and prehistoric animal models from Mojo Fun.

Picture Credit: Mojo Fun/Everything Dinosaur

In the meantime, the delay has allowed us to get a little creative when it comes to highlighting this range.  With some production models and prototypes around the office, this gave us the opportunity for some collectors and dinosaur enthusiasts to get their hands on a replica long before anybody else.

The new for 2020 Mojo Fun Tyrannosaurus rex with an articulated jaw was despatched to Thomas, a student with an ambition to study palaeontology at university, so that he could provide a review of a figure from an expert’s point of view.

Our thanks to Thomas, for his comments and for the excellent photographs he sent us.

Reviewing the Mojo Fun Tyrannosaurus rex with Articulated Jaw

The 2020 Mojo Fun Tyrannosaurus rex is a great improvement upon their previous Red T. rex.  The new 2020 figure is a large figure at around 30 cm or 1 foot long and over 10 cm tall (10.8 cm tall roughly).  The model’s dynamic walking posture can be interpreted in many different ways allowing for several creative scenarios to be made, such as stalking prey, exploring territory, a general walking motion or even pursuing a fleeing prey item.

Stalking Prey or Exploring a Territory – The New for 2020 Mojo Fun Tyrannosaurus rex Deluxe

Mojo Fun Prehistoric Life T. rex Deluxe (2020)

The dynamic walking posture of the new T. rex figure.

Picture Credit: Thomas

An Attractive Choice of Colouration

The figure is sturdy and stands well but can have difficulty standing on softer ground (grass) and uneven surfaces such as gravel.  The rusty orange to copper colouration chosen for the figure is an interesting and attractive choice which helps to make the model stand out more amongst other figures and perhaps more appealing to younger minds.

The Texture of the T. rex Replica is Highlighted

Interesting texture on the Mojo Fun Tyrannosaurus rex Deluxe.

The texture of the new for 2020 T. rex is rough with multiple bumpy ridges along the top of the neck, back and halfway down the tail.

Picture Credit: Thomas

Ridges Along the Neck, Back and Halfway Down the Tail

The texture of the figure is rough with multiple bumpy ridges along the top of the neck, back and halfway down the tail.  The model is quite firm in hand and has a nice weight to it.  On top of this, the figure is also fairly robust and can endure rough play but the paint job in certain areas of the body can be chipped easily, though, in the case of imaginative play this may give the figure further character as the scrapes can be interpreted as battle scarring.

The Mojo Fun Tyrannosaurus rex has an Articulated Jaw

The Mojo Fun Tyrannosaurus rex Deluxe has an articualted lower jaw.

The new for 2020 Mojo Fun Tyrannosaurus rex Deluxe has an articulated jaw.

Picture Credit: Thomas

Eye-Catching Colouration

Its eye-catching colouration gives the impression of a fierce animal, something many people might find appealing about this figure.  The articulated jaw feature allows for further creative and imaginative play though it can be a bit loose at times and has a somewhat limited degree of movement.  The overall sculpt of the figure gives off some “Jurassic Park” vibes adding to the figure’s appeal for creative play.  The hands of the figure are not pronated which is a plus.

Plenty of Detail to Admire in the Mojo Fun Tyrannosaurus rex Deluxe

Mojo Fun Tyrannosaurus rex Deluxe with an articulated jaw.

Eye-catching detail of the model with its articulated jaw.

Picture Credit: Thomas

Concluding Comments

In conclusion, the 2020 Mojo Fun Tyrannosaurus rex figure is great for imaginative and creative play and is quite durable and robust.  Its relatively high sturdiness also means that on hard surfaces it is unlikely to fall over very easily, an issue that a lot of older theropod figures have, this is achieved by an increase in foot size and a well-balanced figure opting for a more dense plastic allowing for the figure to stand firmly.

Ideal for Imaginative and Creative Play

Great for robust, imaginative play the Mojo Fun Tyrannosaurus rex Deluxe.

Ideal for robust, imaginative play the new for 2020 Mojo Fun Tyrannosaurus rex Deluxe.

Picture Credit: Thomas

I would like to thank Everything Dinosaur for providing me with the opportunity to a write a review on this great figure.

Providing a View on the Mojo Fun Tyrannosaurus rex Dinosaur Model

Mojo Fun Tyrannosaurus rex Deluxe reviewed.

A review of Tyrannosaurus rex from top to tail.

Picture Credit: Thomas

Our thanks to Thomas for his review and for sending the splendid photographs.

Stock Expected Soon

All sixteen of the new for 2020 Mojo Fun dinosaur models are expected to be in stock soon at Everything Dinosaur.  Naturally, we will do all that we can to keep dinosaur fans and collectors informed about deliveries.

In the meantime, to view the existing range of Mojo Fun Prehistoric Life models: Mojo Fun Prehistoric and Extinct models.

15 04, 2020

Stocking Up with Papo Prehistoric Animals

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Everything Dinosaur Bringing in More Stock of Papo Models

Things may be very difficult for all of us at the moment as the UK and much of the world for that matter, progresses through the fourth week of lockdown.  Everything Dinosaur’s work in schools has had to be postponed and all events and outreach activities cancelled but the company’s mail order operations continue to function.  Fortunately, team members became aware of the potential problems that a widespread outbreak of coronavirus might cause relatively early in the year, many weeks before the disease became a pandemic.  As a result, Everything Dinosaur was able to put in place a number of contingency measures to help the company to continue working.

For example, making commitments to stock earlier than normal and putting in place plans to hold various products in readiness to bring them into the company’s warehouse.  These measures have helped Everything Dinosaur to maintain the availability of a number of ranges, such as the popular Papo prehistoric animals.  Yesterday, the first of the contingency stock was made available to customers.

Seventeen Different Prehistoric Animals in the Papo Range to Replenish Stock

Papo prehistoric animal models.

Some of the Papo prehistoric animal models brought in to replenish stock by Everything Dinosaur.  In total, Everything Dinosaur made arrangements to have stock of some seventeen different prehistoric animals in the Papo range available permitting a rapid re-stocking of diminished inventory.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Seventeen different types of prehistoric animal model from the Papo range were brought into stock.  All the individual prehistoric animals still available in the Papo range are now in stock at Everything Dinosaur.  The only out of stock items are the retired Tupuxuara, some gift boxes and the small tub of Papo dinosaur models.

To see the range of Papo models and figures available from Everything Dinosaur: Papo Prehistoric Animal Models and Figures.

A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur commented:

“These are extremely challenging times.  Whilst we have had to suspend our work in schools, postpone events and all the outreach work that we had planned, we are still endeavouring to provide a degree of normality for our many thousands of customers all over the world.  We are still able to offer a mail-order service to those consumers wishing to purchase items.  We do appreciate the comments of many parents and grandparents that we have received who have been delighted that we are still able to provide them with the special dinosaur themed gifts for the birthday of loved ones.  Many collectors are self-isolating and we do understand how indulging a hobby or an interest can provide a welcome distraction and aid mental well-being.”

The spokesperson added:

“We have been happy to set items aside, keep items back until mail networks become more stable, reserve products for customers and provide updated advice on the potential availability for new for 2020 items.  Our team members have been doing all they can to advise and support customers.”

The Popular Papo Tyrannosaurus rex Model – One of Seventeen Different Types of Papo Model Brought In

Papo brown T. rex model.

The Papo brown T. rex dinosaur model is one of the figures that Everything Dinosaur had a contingency reserve of.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

10 04, 2020

Everything Dinosaur Provides a Crossword Challenge

By | April 10th, 2020|Adobe CS5, Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur News and Updates, Main Page, Press Releases|0 Comments

A Crossword Inspired by the Rebor Range of Prehistoric Animal Replicas

Everything Dinosaur has designed a crossword puzzle themed on the exciting range of Rebor replicas and prehistoric animal models.  This crossword is available as a free, pdf download helping to entertain all those fans of Rebor models currently at home due to the global coronavirus outbreak.  The crossword has been compiled by team members to test the product knowledge of dinosaur fans and model collectors.

Everything Dinosaur’s Rebor Replicas Inspired Crossword

Rebor inspired crossword designed by Everything Dinosaur.

The Rebor inspired crossword designed by Everything Dinosaur.  All the answers in the grid relate to the Rebor range in some way.  Can you solve it?

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

From 1 Across to 27 Down the Rebor Replicas Inspired Crossword

The first Rebor models came out in 2014.  Since then, the range has grown and developed and consists of a huge variety of dinosaurs, pterosaur models and special figures such as the limited edition models, the Rebor “Oddities” and the recently introduced Komodo dragon, the first figure in the eagerly anticipated “GrabNGo” range.

The Rebor Range Features a Wide Range of Prehistoric Animals and Other Replicas

The Rebor range of prehistoric animal models.

The Rebor range has grown and includes dozens and dozens of replica scale models.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

To view the extensive range of Rebor models available from Everything Dinosaur: Rebor Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Animal Models.

Testing the Knowledge of Collectors

The crossword has been designed as a bit of a challenge for the fans of the Rebor range.  Since the introduction of these models six years ago, the range has increased and now contains a very wide range of dinosaurs – Velociraptors, tyrannosaurids, Stegosaurus, Acrocanthosaurus, armoured dinosaurs and ornithopods.

A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur commented:

“We have tried to feature as many Rebor figures and replicas as we could in our crossword puzzle.  The crossword has been designed to test knowledge about the Rebor model range and we think that the clues, some of which are cryptic, make this quite a challenge.  It was certainly a lot of fun creating the puzzle and it is available free from Everything Dinosaur.”

Free Rebor Themed Crossword Puzzle

To request your free Rebor crossword, simply contact Everything Dinosaur by email: Email Everything Dinosaur for your Free Rebor Inspired Crossword.

Some of the Rebor Themed Clues in the Crossword

Rebor inspired crossword clues.

Some of the clues in the Rebor inspired crossword that has been designed by Everything Dinosaur.  Can you solve our crossword puzzle?

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

If you email Everything Dinosaur, we will send out two pdf documents.  One will contain the crossword grid to fill in, the second pdf will contain the actual crossword clues.  Our team members have prepared an answer grid as well, if participants get stuck, then all they have to do is to email Everything Dinosaur and our staff will be happy to email over the answers.

We would like to wish everyone the very best of luck with this very special crossword challenge.

To contact Everything Dinosaur about the free Rebor inspired crossword puzzle: Email Everything Dinosaur.

5 04, 2020

New CollectA Dinosaurs Feature in Everything Dinosaur Newsletter

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New CollectA Dinosaurs Feature in Everything Dinosaur Newsletter

The six new for 2020, dinosaur models from our chums at CollectA feature in the latest Everything Dinosaur newsletter.  Top of the bill, or should that be beak, is the stunning 1:6 scale CollectA Deluxe Protoceratops replica.  This is a superb model of a plant-eater, that is amongst the most extensively studied of all the Dinosauria.

The New for 2020 CollectA Deluxe Protoceratops Dinosaur Model (1:6 Scale)

CollectA Deluxe 1:6 scale Protoceratops dinosaur model.

Top of the bill – the new for 2020 CollectA Deluxe Protoceratops dinosaur model features in the latest Everything Dinosaur newsletter.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

The CollectA Deluxe Protoceratops has an articulated lower jaw.

CollectA Deluxe Microraptor Model

Another Asian dinosaur from the Cretaceous also features, the beautiful Microraptor figure, which like the Protoceratops is also in 1/6th scale.  This figure which measures around eighteen centimetres in length and has a twelve centimetre wingspan, has been sculpted at the request of a Chinese research institute so that they could use the model to help illustrate what Microraptor is believed to have looked like.

CollectA Deluxe Microraptor in the Everything Dinosaur March Newsletter

CollectA Deluxe Microraptor model.

The beautiful CollectA Deluxe 1:6 scale Microraptor dinosaur model features in Everything Dinosaur’s March newsletter.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Two more CollectA scale models (CollectA Deluxe), feature in the latest Everything Dinosaur newsletter.  There is the 1:40 scale Bajadasaurus a recently described dicraeosaurid from Argentina and the 1:40 scale Fukuisaurus, a model of a dinosaur that roamed the Early Cretaceous of Japan.  As Fukuisaurus was about one/third as long as Bajadasaurus and considerably lighter, the CollectA scale model is a lot smaller, so for our newsletter readers we chose to pair the Fukuisaurus with the new Prehistoric Life Baryonyx dinosaur model.

The CollectA Deluxe Fukuisaurus and the CollectA Baryonyx Model

CollectA Deluxe Fukiusaurus and CollectA Prehistoric Life Baryonyx.

Two new for 2020 CollectA dinosaurs – the 1:40 scale Fukuisaurus and the new CollectA Prehistoric Life Baryonyx.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Although the Baryonyx is not a scale model it does measure about four centimetres longer than the Fukuisaurus replica (eighteen and a half centimetres compared to the Fukuisaurus model length of around fourteen centimetres), this is because, in reality Baryonyx, just like Bajadasaurus, was a much bigger animal than Fukuisaurus.

Two Related Sauropods Feature in the Everything Dinosaur Newsletter

CollectA Deluxe Bajadasaurus and the rearing Diplodocus.

Sauropods feature – the new CollectA Deluxe Bajadasaurus and the new colour variant CollectA rearing Diplodocus (grey colour scheme).

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Although Bajadasaurus with its amazing forward facing neck spikes, looks very different from Diplodocus, these dinosaurs were related.  The Dicraeosauridae family, to which Bajadasaurus has been assigned, is the sister family to the Diplodocidae and as such both dicraeosaurids and diplodocids were members of the superfamily Diplodocoidea.

To view the CollectA Deluxe range of scale prehistoric animal models: CollectA Deluxe Scale Models.

To view the CollectA Prehistoric Life model range: CollectA Prehistoric Life Models.

If you wish to subscribe to the Everything Dinosaur newsletter so that you can keep up with company developments, simply send us an email: Email Everything Dinosaur.

3 04, 2020

Mojo Fun Lucky Golden Rat Models – Helping to Spread Smiles

By | April 3rd, 2020|Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur News and Updates, Main Page, Photos of Everything Dinosaur Products, Press Releases|0 Comments

Mojo Fun Lucky Golden Rat Models – Helping to Spread Smiles

Everything Dinosaur team members want to pay tribute to all those customers who have received a special Mojo Fun lucky golden rat model in with their Everything Dinosaur parcel over the last few weeks.  As our stock of these rare Mojo Fun golden rat charms runs out we are having to stop this little gesture of goodwill towards our customers.  However, we wanted to respond and acknowledge the level of support that we have received from our customers.

At Everything Dinosaur, we don’t just simply supply Everything Dinosaur toys and games, we send out smiles too.

Everything Dinosaur Sent out a Mojo Fun Lucky Golden Rat Model Each Day to Some Lucky Customer Chosen at Random

Everything Dinosaur lucky charm giveaway.

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

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Sending Out Lucky Charms

Mojo Fun has produced a limited edition run of golden lucky rat key rings, to celebrate the Chinese year of the rat.  In the Chinese zodiac, the rat is the first animal in the cycle of animals and the year of the rat represents a time for fresh starts and new beginnings.  People born in the year of a rat are thought to be hard-working and industrious.  In Chinese astrology, those born in the year of the rat are diligent with a positive outlook on life.  They also like to collect things and involve themselves with many interests and hobbies.  Such a hobby might be prehistoric animal model collecting.  Everything Dinosaur certainly has lots of customers in the Far East.

A Triceratops Watch Next to a Mojo Fun Lucky Golden Rat

A Triceratops watch and a Mojo Fun lucky golden rat.

Lucky golden rat and a Triceratops watch.  A photograph taken next to the packing materials used to pack the order and we can also see part of our special thank you note that we sent out with these special parcels.

A customer who made a purchase got a little surprise.  Everything Dinosaur has been giving away a Mojo Fun lucky golden rat model each day until our stock of this rare figure ran out.  Were you lucky enough to find one in your parcel?

The Battat Terra Acrocanthosaurus Dinosaur Model Sharing a Box with a Mojo Fun Golden Rat

Two unlikely companions an Acrocanthosaurus and a golden rat.

A dinosaur model shares a box with a Mojo Fun lucky golden rat model.

Our very best wishes to every person who has received one of these rather special models.  We hope they bring you good future and good luck in these challenging and uncertain times.

To view the range of Mojo Fun prehistoric and extinct replicas in stock at Everything Dinosaur: Mojo Fun Prehistoric and Extinct Animal Models.

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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