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31 03, 2020

CollectA Deluxe 1:6 Scale Microraptor (Turntable Tuesday)

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Turntable Tuesday – CollectA Deluxe Microraptor Dinosaur Model

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

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

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

CollectA Deluxe Microraptor Dinosaur Model

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

The Stunning CollectA Deluxe 1:6 Scale Microraptor Dinosaur Model

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

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

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Iridescent Feathers and a Bifurcated Tail

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

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

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

Highlighting the Feathers (CollectA Deluxe Microraptor Model)

The CollectA Deluxe Microraptor Model.

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

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

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

29 03, 2020

Everything Dinosaur’s Video Review CollectA Fukuisaurus

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CollectA Deluxe Fukuisaurus 1:40 Scale Dinosaur Model Reviewed

Team members at Everything Dinosaur have been busy preparing a bespoke video studio so that they can provide more in-depth video reviews for customers and fans of dinosaur model collecting.  The first full-length review of a dinosaur model has been published on the company’s YouTube channel.  The dinosaur model reviewed is the beautiful, new for 2020 CollectA Deluxe 1:40 scale Fukuisaurus.

Everything Dinosaur’s Video Review of the New for 2020 CollectA Deluxe 1:40 Scale Fukuisaurus Dinosaur Model

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To purchase the CollectA Deluxe Fukuisaurus and to see the rest of the CollectA Deluxe range: CollectA Deluxe Prehistoric Life Models.

CollectA Deluxe Fukuisaurus Video Review

In our short video we try to combine a little bit of the science behind the study of this Japanese dinosaur with comments about the CollectA Deluxe replica.  For example, we discuss the model and its quadrupedal stance but in reality this herbivorous dinosaur probably spent the majority of its time in a bipedal posture (the forelimbs were much shorter than the hindlimbs).  In addition, we comment on the beautifully painted mouth and beak of Fukuisaurus.  The video then provides information about the unusual anatomical features associated with the skull of Fukuisaurus.

The Fukuisaurus Video Review Provides Plenty of Close-up Views of the Dinosaur Model

 Everything Dinosaur video review of the new for 2020 CollectA Deluxe Fukuisaurus dinosaur model (close-up views).

The Everything Dinosaur video review of the new for 2020 CollectA Deluxe Fukuisaurus dinosaur model (close-up views).

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A 1/40th Scale Model?

The video also provides the opportunity for the Fukuisaurus to be measured.  Viewers can see that the figure measures approximately 14 centimetres long.  CollectA have included this model in their CollectA Deluxe range and it is described as being in 1:40 scale.  However, team members at Everything Dinosaur advise collectors to take a more relaxed approach to stated scales when it comes to prehistoric animal models, especially dinosaurs.  Most dinosaurs are known from relatively scrappy and incomplete skeletons, therefore, it is often very difficult to provide accurate information about the size and weight of the animal.  In the Everything Dinosaur Fukuisaurus fact sheet that accompanies sales of this model, we state that Fukuisaurus (F. tetoriensis), was approximately 4 to 4.5 metres in length.  Based on these dimensions, we estimate that the model is in approximately 1:30 or 1:32 scale.

The CollectA Deluxe Fukuisaurus Dinosaur Model

CollectA Deluxe 1:40 scale Fukuisaurus.

The new for 2020 CollectA Deluxe Fukuisaurus dinosaur model 1:40 scale, or perhaps 1:32 scale?

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Our video review permits us to explain a little more about the size and scale of this dinosaur model.

Fossils Found in Close Association with Fukuiraptor (F. kitadaniensis)

The bedding plane from where the fossils of Fukuisaurus were found (the lower portion of Bonebed I at the famous Kitadani Quarry on Honshu Island, Japan), also contain the fossilised remains of a theropod dinosaur. This dinosaur is the similar-sized Fukuiraptor, which was actually formally described some three years before Fukuisaurus. The phylogeny of Fukuiraptor remains open to debate, although numerous vertebrate palaeontologists support the idea that Fukuiraptor was a member of the enigmatic Megaraptora clade.

Fukuiraptor may have hunted Fukuisaurus. In the Everything Dinosaur video review, the narrator comments upon this possibility and discusses the lack of evidence to support this notion.

Sharing the Same Bonebed and Now Sharing the Same Video

Two CollectA dinosaur models on display.

The CollectA Fukuiraptor dinosaur model (left) and the CollectA Deluxe Fukuisaurus (right).

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

The Pleurokinetic Skull of an Ornithopod

The dinosaur model video review also provides the opportunity to discuss some of the unique anatomical traits associated with Fukuisaurus.  Ornithopod skulls were remarkable examples of natural selection.  These dinosaurs evolved the ability to chew their food.  In order to process the tough stems of cycads, pine needles and horsetails, these dinosaurs evolved pleurokinetic skulls.  To process food in their mouths, the lower jaw moved up and against the inner surface of the teeth in the upper jaw, to produce a scissor-like cutting action.  To achieve this, the top part of the skull had to accommodate the movement of the lower jaw.  The skull could flex slightly in several places allowing the skull to be hinged (pleurokinetic joints).  In our video review, we discuss this and point out that the maxilla (part of the upper jaw), was closely associated with a facial bone in the skull.  This suggests that the skull of Fukuisaurus either could not flex, or that it was hinged in a different way to the skulls of related ornithopods.

The Everything Dinosaur YouTube channel is jam-packed with lots of prehistoric animal model reviews and information, we also post up lots of hints and tips about dinosaur model collecting along with reading recommendations, new book reviews and we have introduced “turntable Tuesday”, our once-a-week short video review of a prehistoric animal figure.

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28 03, 2020

First Batch of New for 2020 CollectA Prehistoric Animals in Stock

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New for 2020 CollectA Prehistoric Animal Models in Stock

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

Six new CollectA Dinosaur Models are in Stock at Everything Dinosaur

The six new CollectA dinosaur models.

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

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Six of the Best!

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

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

CollectA Deluxe 1:40 scale Fukuisaurus dinosaur model.

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

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

The CollectA Prehistoric Life Baryonyx Dinosaur Model

The CollectA Baryonyx dinosaur model (2020).

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

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

The Rearing Diplodocus – New Colour Variant (Grey)

CollectA rearing Diplodocus - grey

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

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CollectA Deluxe Scale Figures

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

The 1:40 Scale CollectA Deluxe Bajadasaurus Dinosaur Model

The CollectA Deluxe 1:40 scale Bajadasaurus dinosaur model.

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

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

CollectA 1:6 Scale Protoceratops Dinosaur Model

CollectA Deluxe 1:6 Protoceratops model.

The new for 2020 CollectA Deluxe Protoceratops dinosaur model.

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The CollectA Deluxe 1:6 Scale Microraptor Model

CollectA Deluxe Microraptor - new for 2020

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

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

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

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

24 03, 2020

CollectA Deluxe Bajadasaurus (Turntable Tuesday)

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CollectA Deluxe Bajadasaurus Turntable Tuesday

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

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

Video Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Everything Dinosaur on YouTube

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

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

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

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

The CollectA Deluxe Bajadasaurus with its Bizarre Neck Spines

The CollectA Deluxe Bajadasaurus dinosaur model.

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

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

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

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

A Very Spiky Sauropod – The CollectA Deluxe Bajadasaurus Dinosaur Model

The CollectA Deluxe Bajadasaurus.

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

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

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

18 03, 2020

Every Day Everything Dinosaur Will Give Away a Lucky Charm

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Golden Rat Lucky Charm Giveaway with Everything Dinosaur

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

The Beautiful Mojo Fun Golden Rat Lucky Charm Key Ring

Mojo Fun lucky charm key ring - golden rat.

The beautiful Mojo Fun lucky charm rat key ring.

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Everything Dinosaur Giving Away Mojo Fun Golden Rat Lucky Charms

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

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

Everything Dinosaur Giving Away Lucky Charms

Everything Dinosaur lucky charm giveaway.

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

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur commented:

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

Take a Photograph – Share the Smile!

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

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

Everything Dinosaur giving away Mojo Fun golden rat key rings.

Everything Dinosaur giving away Mojo Fun golden rat lucky charms.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

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

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

17 03, 2020

CollectA Deluxe Fukuisaurus 1:40 Scale (Turntable Tuesday)

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CollectA Deluxe Fukuisaurus 1:40 Scale (Turntable Tuesday)

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

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

Video Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Fukuisaurus – A Japanese Dinosaur

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

Two Models of Dinosaurs from the Lower Cretaceous of Japan

CollectA dinosaur models Fukuiraptor and Fukuisaurus.

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

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CollectA Fukuisaurus and CollectA Fukuiraptor

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

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

A spokesperson for Everything Dinosaur commented:

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

The CollectA Deluxe Fukuisaurus 1:40 Scale Dinosaur Model

CollectA Deluxe 1:40 scale Fukuisaurus.

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

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

When will the CollectA Fukuisaurus be in Stock?

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

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

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

14 03, 2020

March Model Madness

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Everything Dinosaur Newsletter – March Model Madness

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

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

Headlining the Everything Dinosaur Newsletter – The Wild Past Protoceratops Model

Wild Past Protoceratops dinosaur model makes headlines.

The Wild Past Protoceratops dinosaur model makes headlines.

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The Return of Rebor Replicas

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

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

Rebor "Sweeney" and "Sentry".

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

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Fascinating Foetus and a Charging 1:20 scale Elasmotherium

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

Rebor and Rhinos (Elasmotherium) Available from Everything Dinosaur

Rebor Oddities Velociraptor and CollectA Deluxe Elasmotherium.

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

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

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

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9 03, 2020

Wild Past Protoceratops Video Showcase

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Wild Past Protoceratops Video Showcase

With the arrival of the first model in the new Wild Past prehistoric animal range, a 1:35 scale replica of Protoceratops andrewsi, Everything Dinosaur team members celebrated by creating a short video featuring this dinosaur model.

Taking a Turn on the Turntable the 1/35 Scale Protoceratops andrewsi Dinosaur Model

Video Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Wild Past Protoceratops Dinosaur Model (P. andrewsi)

The video lasts just under 90 seconds, but the use of the turntable enables dinosaur model fans to get a really good look at this exciting new figure.

The Protoceratops is the first figure to be introduced in this range and the dinosaur replica comes complete with a little model of a nest of dinosaur eggs.  The addition of the dinosaur eggs is very appropriate, as the discovery of nests of eggs in association with the fossilised remains of Protoceratops andrewsi demonstrated that at least some of the members of the Dinosauria laid eggs.  The dinosaur model measures around 6.5 cm in length and the tip of that bristle tail is approximately 3 cm high.

A Geology Ruler Helps to Show the Size and Scale of the Wild Past Protoceratops Model

The Wild Past Protoceratops model measures around 6.5 cm long.

The Wild Past Protoceratops (P. andrewsi) next to a geology ruler to show scale.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur commented:

“The turntable we used in this short video, enables viewers to get a really good look at the figure.  We hope to make more videos like this and to post them up regularly.  In the meantime, dinosaur model fans should note that this Wild Past figure has had a limited production run, only 500 models have been made.”

The Wild Past Protoceratops (P. andrewsi) is Available from Everything Dinosaur

The Wild Past Protoceratops dinosaur model is available from Everything Dinosaur.

Protoceratops andrewsi model available from Everything Dinosaur.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Available from Everything Dinosaur

The dinosaur model comes complete with its own box, the beautiful box art was provided by renowned Joseph Fells.  The artist gets a brief mention in our Wild Past Protoceratops video.  There are plans to add more prehistoric animal figures to the Wild Past range and Everything Dinosaur will be able to publish news of forthcoming models in the near future.

In the meantime, to purchase the Wild Past Protoceratops: Wild Past Prehistoric Animal Models.

6 03, 2020

Wild Past 1:35 scale Protoceratops in Stock

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The Wild Past Protoceratops andrewsi (1:35) is in Stock

The Wild Past 1:35 scale Protoceratops andrewsi dinosaur model is now in stock at Everything Dinosaur.  Dinosaur fans and model collectors can now acquire the first of this exciting new range of prehistoric animal figures from Everything Dinosaur.

The Wild Past Protoceratops Dinosaur Model Complete with a Nest of Dinosaur Eggs

Wild Past Protoceratops dinosaur model.

The Wild Past 1/35th scale Protoceratops andrewsi dinosaur model is now in stock at Everything Dinosaur.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Protoceratops andrewsi

Protoceratops andrewsi is one of two species assigned to the Protoceratops genus.  It was formally named and scientifically described nearly a hundred years ago (1923).  A second, slightly larger species was described in 2001 (Protoceratops hellenikorhinus).  It remains one of the most intensely studied of all the Dinosauria and it’s discovery (the first fossil specimen was found in 1922), has helped palaeontologists to better understand two crucial aspects of dinosaur biology.

Firstly, dinosaur nests and eggs were found in association with the ubiquitous fossil remains.  This was the conclusive proof that scientists had been searching for that demonstrated that at least some of the Dinosauria laid eggs.  In addition, the hundreds of fossil specimens, many with cranial material, has enabled palaeontologists to piece together how these animals changed as they got older and matured.  As a result, the ontogeny of this dinosaur is quite well understood (ontogenesis – how an organism develops anatomically as it grows).  Palaeontologists have examples of embryos, recently hatched individuals, juveniles as well as fully mature adults to study.

A Protoceratops on Display at the Naturmuseum Senckenberg (Frankfurt)

Protoceratops on display.

A Protoceratops exhibit on display at The Naturmuseum Senckenberg (Frankfurt, Germany).  The skull is to the right of the photograph.

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Commenting on the addition of the Wild Past Protoceratops model to Everything Dinosaur’s portfolio of prehistoric animal figures and replicas, a spokesperson for the UK-based company stated:

“We are delighted to be able to add the Wild Past range to our ever-going stock of dinosaur and prehistoric animal figures.  We have already received a number of enquiries about this new replica, many collectors have been concerned that they might not be able to get hold of the Protoceratops, especially as the first production run has been quite small.  Now dinosaur fans and model collectors can acquire this 1:35 scale dinosaur model from Everything Dinosaur.”

In Stock at Everything Dinosaur – The Wild Past Protoceratops Dinosaur Model (1/35th Scale)

The Wild Past Protoceratops dinosaur model available from Everything Dinosaur.

Everything Dinosaur is now stocking the new for 2020 Wild Past Protoceratops dinosaur model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

To view the Wild Past 1:35 scale Protoceratops dinosaur model: Wild Past Dinosaur and Prehistoric Animal Models.

5 03, 2020

Mojo Fun New for 2020 Prehistoric Animal Models Delayed

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New for 2020 Mojo Fun Prehistoric Animal Models Delayed Until at Least June 2020

The impact of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) and the disruption to the Chinese economy is beginning to affect production plans and proposed delivery schedules for new for 2020 prehistoric animal models.  In Everything Dinosaur’s statement released earlier this week, we explained that this virus outbreak has global implications that will affect producers, retailers and importers across a vast spectrum of goods, not only goods sourced from Asia.  Our statement also conveyed our thoughts and sympathies to all those people affected by COVID-19.  Our full statement of earlier this week can be found here: Everything Dinosaur COVID-19 Information.

As part of our own plans to help mitigate the impact of the virus, we have been working closely with our distribution chain partners and we can now confirm that the eagerly awaited new for 2020 Mojo Fun prehistoric animal models are likely to be delayed until at least June 2020.  Further delays cannot be ruled out at this stage.

New for 2020 Mojo Fun Prehistoric Animal Models Delayed Until at Least June 2020

New Mojo Fun prehistoric animals delayed.

The new for 2020 Mojo Fun prehistoric animal models are likely to be delayed until at least June 2020.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Mojo Fun Prehistoric Animal Models

There are plans to introduce more than ten new dinosaur models along with colour variants of existing models.  However, the outbreak of COVID-19 has curtailed the original plans to have these figures available in March 2020.  The latest information received by Everything Dinosaur suggests that the new for 2020 prehistoric animals are likely to be delayed until at least June 2020.  The new Tyrannosaurus rex Deluxe model with an articulated jaw (seen on the right of the picture above), is one of the new figures affected.

“Bully” for Mojo Fun Brontosaurus But Not Until June 2020

Delays to Mojo Fun Models 2020.

The new for 2020 Mojo Fun Brontosaurus dinosaur model is delayed.

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The Mojo Fun Brontosaurus Deluxe model, regarded as an impressive sauropod replica by those lucky enough to have had the chance to view the prototype and pre-production samples, is also affected.  This twenty-three centimetre long Brontosaurus had been expected in early March but it is not likely to be available now until the early summer.

A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur commented:

“We are grateful to Mojo Fun for their swift action.  By informing Everything Dinosaur we can build in contingency plans to help to bring in new models from this range as quickly as possible.  This is a fast moving story, we will do all we can to keep our customers informed about new model availability.  Fortunately, we have managed to build up buffer stocks of the popular Mojo Fun prehistoric and extinct model range and we should be able to support sales of existing models for some time to come.”

The Impressive Mojo Fun Brachiosaurus Dinosaur Model is Also Delayed

New Mojo Fun prehistoric animals delayed due to virus outbreak.

The new for 2020 Mojo Fun prehistoric animal models including the new Deluxe Brachiosaurus are likely to be delayed until at least June 2020.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Keeping our Customers Informed

Everything Dinosaur will do all it can to ensure that our customers are kept informed about model availability and other developments.

To view the existing range of Mojo Fun models and replicas: Mojo Fun Prehistoric and Extinct Animals.

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