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17 01, 2022

PNSO to Introduce a Styracosaurus Model

By | January 17th, 2022|Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur News and Updates, Everything Dinosaur Products, Main Page, Press Releases|0 Comments

PNSO will be adding a replica of the horned dinosaur Styracosaurus to their mid-size model range. The figure should be in stock at Everything Dinosaur in March (2022). The PNSO Anthony the Styracosaurus model is another member of the Centrosaurinae subfamily of horned dinosaurs to be added to the PNSO portfolio. The Styracosaurus joins Jennie the Centrosaurus, Brian the Pachyrhinosaurus, Perez the Machairoceratops and A-Qi the Sinoceratops.

PNSO Anthony the Styracosaurus
The spectacular PNSO Styracosaurus dinosaur model is expected to be in stock at Everything Dinosaur in March 2021.

Styracosaurus albertensis

Named and scientifically described by the famous Canadian palaeontologist Lawrence Lambe in 1913, Styracosaurus with its stunning array of spikes and its single, large nose horn is regarded as one of the most spectacular dinosaurs known to science. Model fans and collectors will be excited to see the figure.

PNSO Anthony the Styracosaurus (anterior view)
The PNSO Anthony the Styracosaurus (anterior view).

PNSO Anthony the Styracosaurus Dinosaur Model

Whilst PNSO does not normally state a scale for the figures in their mid-size model range, an approximate scale for this dinosaur model can be calculated. The model measures 18 cm long from the end of its tail to the tip of its snout. Size estimates vary for S. albertensis, but fully grown adults are thought to have measured around 5.5 metres in length. Based on these measurements, team members at Everything Dinosaur have postulated that this model’s scale is approximately 1:30.

PNSO Anthony the Styracosaurus model measurements
The Styracosaurus model measures 18 cm long and the tips of those impressive head shield spikes are around 10 cm off the ground.

Posters, Booklet and a QR Code

The PNSO Anthony the Styracosaurus model will be supplied with a full-colour, 64-page booklet as well as posters. A QR code on the product packaging links to a brief video that outlines how the figure was developed. The posters and booklet help to highlight the fabulous artwork of the very talented Chinese palaeoartist Zhao Chuang.

PNSO Anthony the Styracosaurus
The new for 2022 PNSO Styracosaurus model is supplied with a 64-page full, colour booklet, posters and a QR code that once scanned directs you to a short video that explains how the model was made.

A Spectacular Dinosaur Model

Commenting on the introduction of the spectacular Styracosaurus dinosaur model, a spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur stated that PNSO had rapidly built an excellent reputation for making beautiful horned dinosaur models.

The spokesperson added:

“We welcome the addition of Anthony the Styracosaurus to the PNSO model range. We are confident that this new for 2022 dinosaur figure will prove to be a firm favourite amongst dinosaur fans and model collectors.”

PNSO Anthony the Styracosaurus model.
The PNSO Anthony the Styracosaurus dinosaur model depicted in dorsal view.

To view the range of PNSO dinosaur and prehistoric animal models in stock at Everything Dinosaur: PNSO Age of Dinosaurs Models and Figures.

15 01, 2022

William Reviews a Mastodon Model

By | January 15th, 2022|Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur Products, Main Page, Photos of Everything Dinosaur Products, Product Reviews|0 Comments

Our thanks to prehistoric animal model fan and collector William who sent into Everything Dinosaur his detailed review of the Safari Ltd Wild Safari Prehistoric World Mastodon figure. Here is William’s review of this prehistoric elephant model, which was first introduced in 2018.

Wild Safari Prehistoric World Mastodon model.
The Wild Safari Prehistoric World Mastodon model.

Mammut americanum – Sculpted by Doug Watson

As with most of his previous model reviews, William starts by commenting on the head. He states that the Mastodon has a lower, flatter skull than mammoths and extant elephants. He comments that the Wild Safari Prehistoric World Mastodon has well defined, dark orange eyes with black pupils and nicely sculpted eye lids. The model is shown with its mouth open, the tongue can be seen but there is no second set of tusks in the lower jaw as found in other types of ancient proboscidean. The ears are small and reflect theories on thermoregulation (heat dispersal and conservation) in these large-bodied mammals.

Details on the trunk are highlighted. The figure has its trunk raised, either to sniff the air or bellow a challenge to a rival. William praises the trunk commenting that in life it would have been used to pluck foliage and branches as well as having a role as a tactile, sensory organ. The reviewer states that living elephants have 40,000 muscles in their trunk and are capable of lifting over 700lbs. He speculates that Mastodons may have had stronger trunks.

Scale Drawing American Mastodon.
American Mastodon scale drawing.

William observes that the prominent tusks are of a natural ivory colour and held low. They model has flexible tusks with no sharp tips, so these protrusions do not represent a hazard and are unlikely to cause injury.

Reviewing the Body and the Coat of the Mastodon Figure

William explains that the short, robust and muscular build of Mammut americanum was unlikely to lead to confusion with coeval mammoth species. The American Mastodon was ideally suited to its temperate forest environment. He provides size estimates and concludes that bulls were much larger than cows, as seen in living elephant species.

When discussing the coat, William states that it “is one of the finest sculpted I have ever seen, only surpassed by Eofauna’s Steppe Mammoth figure.”

The Wild Safari Prehistoric World Mastodon is a marvel to touch and to hold thanks to the exquisite details of the model’s coat. He states that it is refreshing to see this as with mammoths’ hair colour would have varied between individuals and William speculates that perhaps, every once in a while, a genetic abnormality would permit an albino variant to be born.

Strong Legs

William praises the strong legs and highlights the detailing such as the toenails. He comments that these large animals would have traversed temperate woodlands and conifer forests, eating a wide variety of plant material in order to satisfy their huge appetites. He completes his model review by stating that the model has a rich auburn colour with a dark wash that has been skilfully applied to highlight the skin folds and the muscles under the skin.

A Mastodon Carving.
Close up of carved bone depicting an American Mastodon. The carving is estimated to be around 15,000 years old and it could be the oldest artwork recorded in America. The depiction of a prehistoric elephant emphasises the significance of these large mammals to the first people to live in the Americas. Sarah Grile/The Palm Beach Post.

American Mastodon Fact File

To conclude his review of the model, William provided some additional information regarding this species, commenting that in 1705 in the New York village of Claverack a Dutch settler whilst out working dug up a large tooth, the first of many found over next two centuries. William briefly outlines the evolutionary history of the prehistoric elephant lineage and explained that it was the French naturalist Georges Cuvier who erected the genus.

William explained that these elephants ranged from Alaska/Canada in the north down to central Mexico, but there is no fossil evidence of these animals ever having reached South America. Most scientists believe that the last of the Mastodons perished along with much of the American megafauna around 10,000 years ago, although these huge herbivores may has survived until as recently as 4,000 years ago, in isolated pockets.

He states that the Wild Safari Prehistoric World American Mastodon is a great addition to his model collection and he adds that he received the figure with a fast despatch and delivery from Everything Dinosaur. It arrived in 100% perfect condition. William also praised the customer service of Everything Dinosaur.

To see the range of Safari Ltd prehistoric animal models in stock at Everything Dinosaur: Wild Safari Prehistoric World Models.

12 01, 2022

Sending Dinosaur Models to the European Union

By | January 12th, 2022|Adobe CS5, Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur News and Updates, Everything Dinosaur Products, Main Page, Press Releases|0 Comments

Earlier this week, team members at Everything Dinosaur were notified of a discussion taking place on the Dinosaur Toy Forum about how Beasts of the Mesozoic models might reach customers in the European Union now that the UK had left the EU.

Concerns had been raised by dinosaur fans and Beasts of the Mesozoic model collectors about whether items secured in the Kickstarter programme, such as new tyrannosaur figures could be despatched into the EU.

Beasts of the Mesozoic Xenoceratops
The Beasts of the Mesozoic Xenoceratops (background shot) a magnificent articulated dinosaur model in 1:18 scale. The Xenoceratops was part of the third wave of colourful horned dinosaur models to be introduced. Everything Dinosaur has been involved in fulfilment operations on behalf of Creative Beast Studio, helping to ensure despatch of Kickstarter orders to the UK and Europe.

Everything Dinosaur has been responsible for fulfilment operations on behalf of Creative Beast Studio, ensuring despatch of Kickstarter figures to the UK and the rest of Europe.

In response to these concerns, Everything Dinosaur posted up onto the forum the following information:

The UK officially left the European Union on 31st January 2020 (at 11pm CET), there then followed a transition period where nothing changed, giving all parties the time to adjust to the new trading arrangements, this ended on 31st December 2020. Since that date, Everything Dinosaur has offered a fully tracked and delivery duty paid (DDP) service for all our customers in the EU. Everything Dinosaur pays the duty for the customer. We have also become members of the Import One Stop Shop (IOSS) scheme, which whilst not part of Brexit, is a European initiative to harmonise the payment of VAT across Europe. We are registered in Ireland for this purpose and by doing so we ensure that the VAT applied on all purchases is the correct amount for each European country and that VAT received is then submitted to that person’s national tax authority. All our customers can be assured that Everything Dinosaur has done all it can and continues to ensure compliance with international taxation laws.

Delivery Duty Paid (DDP)

When addressing the issue of delivery duty paid (DDP), the following information was supplied:

With regards to DDP deliveries, since the UK started its new relationship with the EU Everything Dinosaur has sent out thousands of parcels to customers – every single one DDP and with (as far as we know, as we have never received any comment about a customer of ours having to pay extra for a parcel), not a single problem.

Beasts of the Mesozoic adult Triceratops and Torosaurus
The largest figures in wave 3 represent two of the largest horned dinosaurs known to science. Torosaurus latus (left) and Triceratops horridus (right). Everything Dinosaur was responsible for wave 3 fulfilment operations across the UK and Europe.

EU 2019/1020 Market Surveillance Regulations

In addition to calming any fears about the sending of parcels into the EU, the statement also addressed new EU legislation concerning market surveillance stating:

We would also add that in July 2021 new EU legislation came into force – this is called EU 2019/1020 market surveillance regulations. It has come about due to the huge number of items being purchased by EU customers which originate from outside the EU. The Beasts of the Mesozoic range would be affected by this legislation – as would Nanmu Studio, ITOY Studio, W-Dragon and such like.

Unless someone in the supply chain takes responsibility for ensuring product safety such as CE accreditation within the EU then the sale of an item would be illegal and subject to being held up at the EU port of entry. We can assure all forum members, that as Everything Dinosaur is a responsible company and well aware of our obligations under international law, we have ensured that all the Beasts of the Mesozoic, Nanmu Studio, ITOY Studio, W-Dragon etc that we sell are registered in the EU and comply fully with EU 2019/1020. Everything Dinosaur has registered in Germany for this purpose (at considerable expense we might add).

To read an article that explains more about the implications of EU 2019/1020 for model collectors: New Market Surveillance Regulations Come into Force.

Market Surveillance Regulations (EU) 2019/1020
Under the new (EU) 2019/1020 regulations dinosaur models may not be offered for sale to EU consumers without an Economic Operator established in the EU.

Beasts of the Mesozoic Tyrannosaurs

It had been noted that comments had been made on the forum about how the Kickstarter tyrannosaur fulfilment process would be undertaken. Whilst stressing that no decisions had been taken to date, Everything Dinosaur supplied the following information:

We were responsible for all European and UK Beasts of the Mesozoic fulfilment operations for Wave 3 ceratopsians, as we had been for earlier fulfilment operations concerning Beasts of the Mesozoic Kickstarters, this operation was undertaken in mid-December when the shipment arrived at our UK warehouse. Despite the huge problems at the time due to COVID-19 restrictions and the enormous strain on the European mail delivery system and our own commitments to sending orders to our customers in time for Christmas, we were able to complete the despatch of Wave 3 fulfilment on schedule.

At this time (mid-January 2022), there has been no formal agreement in place between Everything Dinosaur and David Silva of Creative Beast Studio with regards to the treatment of the tyrannosaur series. Everything Dinosaur can confirm that it intends to stock this most impressive range. At this stage in the Beasts of the Mesozoic production cycle, no decision as to fulfilment for the tyrannosaur range has been made.

If readers require further information, they are welcome to contact Everything Dinosaur: Email Everything Dinosaur.

To view the Beasts of the Mesozoic models available from Everything Dinosaur: Beasts of the Mesozoic Models.

9 01, 2022

Rebor Smilodon populator Stray Cat (Plain)

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Team members at Everything Dinosaur have posted up some pictures of the recently introduced Rebor Smilodon populator Stray Cat (plain colour variant). The figure has a declared scale of 1:11 and the Smilodon is the first prehistoric mammal model to be added to the Rebor range. Previously, the only mammal figure in the range was the 1/11th scale figure of a Mountain Gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei).

Rebor Smilodon Stray Cat (plain colour scheme)
The Rebor Smilodon populator Stray Cat in the “plain” colour scheme shown in lateral view with the mouth open.

Two Interchangeable Smilodon Heads

This beautiful model is supplied with two interchangeable heads so the Smilodon can be displayed with either mouth open or mouth closed. The head fits securely into the neck of the body and it is difficult to discern a join. The clever design team at Rebor came up with this idea as it permits them to avoid having an unsightly joint on the figure associated with an articulated lower jaw.

Rebor Smilodon model "plain".
The Rebor Smilodon populator Stray Cat in the “plain” colour scheme. The model is supplied with two interchangeable heads, one showing the mouth open, the other with the mouth closed as seen here.

Smilodon populator

Several species of “knife-tooth” have been named and described. S. populator is regarded as the largest. Some individuals had massive upper canine teeth around 28 cm in length. This robust and powerful predator roamed the southern portions of the Americas. It would have dwarfed the Sabre-Toothed Cats of the United States and was one of the largest felids to have ever lived, with a shoulder height of approximately 1.2 metres.

Rebor Smilodon populator Stray Cat
The Rebor Smilodon populator Stray Cat 1/11th scale model shown in close-up view. This is the “plain” colour variant and it has the mouth-closed head attachment. The model is shown in lateral view.

Model Measurements

The Rebor Smilodon populator Stray Cat model measures around 26.5 cm long with a height of approximately 13.5 cm.

To view this figure and the rest of the Rebor dinosaur and prehistoric animal models available from Everything Dinosaur: Rebor Models and Figures.

6 01, 2022

Caldey Illustrates Spiclypeus

By | January 6th, 2022|Adobe CS5, Dinosaur and Prehistoric Animal Drawings, Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur Products, Main Page, Photos of Everything Dinosaur Products|0 Comments

Talented young artist Caldey has sent into Everything Dinosaur her latest dinosaur artwork. She has produced a drawing of the Late Cretaceous chasmosaurine Spiclypeus (S. shipporum) having once again been inspired by prehistoric animal models in her collection.

Named and scientifically described in 2016, fossils of this large ceratopsian come from Judith River Formation exposures in Montana. When the fossils were being excavated the dinosaur was nicknamed “Judith” by the field team. Officially this specimen is CMNFV 57081 and it is now housed in the fossil vertebrate collection at the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa, Ontario.

Spiclypeus shipporum illustrated
A very colourful illustration of the Late Cretaceous chasmosaurine Spiclypeus shipporum. Picture credit: Caldey.

Beasts of the Mesozoic Spiclypeus shipporum

Caldey has sent into Everything Dinosaur several horned dinosaur drawings, many of which have been based around the colourful Beasts of the Mesozoic model series. These articulated dinosaur models are well-known for having stunning box art, so it is quite fitting to see these figures encouraging and inspiring young artists.

Beasts of the Mesozoic Spiclypeus shipporum packaging
The Beasts of the Mesozoic Spiclypeus shipporum artwork that is featured on the front of the box. This model series is well-known for having wonderful artwork as part of the packaging.

A Wave 2 Ceratopsian

The Beasts of the Mesozoic Spiclypeus model, was one of nine figures added to this popular range in the second production wave. Caldey has already sent into Everything Dinosaur her drawing of another wave 2 figure, an illustration of Medusaceratops (M. lokii).

An illustration of Medusaceratops
An illustration of Medusaceratops. Picture credit: Caldey.

A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur commented:

“Our thanks to Caldey for sending into us such a splendid Spiclypeus drawing. We always enjoy receiving prehistoric animal illustrations and it never ceases to amaze us how talented some of these young artists are.”

To read Everything Dinosaur’s 2016 article about the discovery of Spiclypeus: Spiked Shield Horned Dinosaur from Montana.

5 01, 2022

PNSO Jennie the Centrosaurus

By | January 5th, 2022|Adobe CS5, Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur News and Updates, Everything Dinosaur Products, Main Page, Press Releases|1 Comment

PNSO will be adding a replica of the Late Cretaceous horned dinosaur Centrosaurus to their mid-size model range. Jennie the Centrosaurus will be in stock at Everything Dinosaur in a few weeks. Centrosaurus was named and scientifically described back in 1904 (C. apertus) by the famous Canadian palaeontologist Lawrence Lambe.

It’s wonderful to see a new replica of “pointed lizard”.

PNSO Jennie the Centrosaurus
PNSO Jennie the Centrosaurus. This dinosaur model in the PNSO mid-size model range will be in stock at Everything Dinosaur around March (2022).

A Host of Horned Dinosaurs

PNSO have been busy extending their mid-size model range and they have more exciting figures to introduce. There are a number of horned dinosaurs already represented in this series. For example, back in December, Everything Dinosaur announced that there would be a new version of “Doyle” the Triceratops introduced complete with a fossil skull and previously we have announced a Machairoceratops, Spinops and a Pachyrhinosaurus as well as a model of the horned dinosaur from China – Sinoceratops.

PNSO Jennie the Centrosaurus dinosaur model.
The spectacular PNSO Centrosaurus model.

Supplied with an Illustrated Booklet and Coloured Posters

Jennie the PNSO Centrosaurus model will be supplied with a full-colour, 64-page booklet as well as posters. A QR code on the product packaging links to a short video that explains how the figure was developed. The posters and booklet help to showcase the fabulous artwork of the very talented palaeoartist Zhao Chuang.

PNSO Jennie the Centrosaurus posters and booklet
The PNSO Jennie the Centrosaurus comes complete with a 64-page booklet, posters and a QR code that links to a video that explains the model’s development.

Model Measurements

The Centrosaurus dinosaur model measures 16 cm in length, and the bony projections (epoccipitals) on top of the impressive neck frill are approximately 7.5 cm off the ground. Although, PNSO as a rule, does not declare a scale on their mid-size models, based on an approximate length of an adult Centrosaurus apertus of around 5.5 metres, team members at Everything Dinosaur estimate a scale of 1:35.

PNSO Jennie the Centrosaurus model measurements
PNSO Jennie the Centrosaurus measures 16 cm in length and those beautiful epoccipitals on top of the skull are around 7.5 cm off the ground.

A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur, confirmed that this figure was due to be in stock in a few weeks, it would be on the same shipment as the recently announced “Doyle” the Triceratops and “Harvey” the Iguanodon. These figures could be in stock at Everything Dinosaur in March (2022).

PNSO Jennie the Centrosaurus.
The PNSO Jennie the Centrosaurus dinosaur model in lateral view.

To view the current range of PNSO prehistoric animal models in stock at Everything Dinosaur: PNSO Age of Dinosaurs.

3 01, 2022

A Collector Shows His Dinosaur Model Collection

By | January 3rd, 2022|Adobe CS5, Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur Products, Main Page, Photos of Everything Dinosaur Products|0 Comments

Our thanks to dinosaur model fan and collector John who sent into Everything Dinosaur some photographs of his recent PNSO prehistoric animal purchases. At Everything Dinosaur, we enjoy seeing how collectors set about putting their figures on display.

PNSO Amargasaurus model on display
The PNSO Lucio the Amargasaurus model is displayed against a mountain backdrop. Picture credit: John.

A Trio of Hadrosaurs

PNSO have increased their range of mid-size dinosaur models significantly in the last two years. John has only just started to collect PNSO figures, but he has already picked up Audrey the Lambeosaurus, Caroline the Corythosaurus (both 2020 introductions) and a beautiful Wyatt the Parasaurolophus figure, which came into stock at Everything Dinosaur in 2021.

PNSO hadrosaur models on display.
A trio of PNSO Hadrosaur models. The collector has added bases to the duck-billed dinosaur replicas. Picture credit: John.

John has provided bases for his duck-billed dinosaurs as well as supplying a background as part of his dinosaur-themed display.

Recently, PNSO added a stunning replica of “titanic swan”, an Olorotitan to their mid-size model range, yet another superb lambeosaurine hadrosaur to put on display.

Ivan the Olorotitan dinosaur model on display.
Ivan the Olorotitan model on display. Picture credit: John.

Whilst many collectors choose to display their collections on shelves or within specially constructed glass cabinets, John has opted to provide backdrops for his figures, producing the illusion of the dinosaur having been photographed in natural surroundings. We think his choice of backgrounds are most effective.

A Dinosaur Battle

PNSO introduced a diorama that featured a ferocious Yangchuanosaurus attacking the Chinese stegosaur Chungkingosaurus. The fighting pair are presented on a detailed base and John has added to this by sliding in a suitable background to depict this dinosaur conflict from the Jurassic. The prominent conifers on the backdrop fit well with a Middle/Late Jurassic prehistoric scene.

PNSO Dayong the Yangchuanosaurus and Xiaobei the Chungkingosaurus on display.
A pair of dinosaurs do battle! The PNSO Dayong the Yangchuanosaurus and Xiaobei the Chungkingosaurus have been placed against a misty background, the conifer forest provides a fitting backdrop for this dinosaur encounter. Picture credit: John.

A Pair of Stegosaurs on Display

In 2021, PNSO introduced a model set that featured an adult Stegosaurus and a juvenile. The Chinese design team wanted to highlight how these famous dinosaurs changed as they grew and matured. The figures entitled Biber and Rook certainly do that and John has added emphasis to the pair by placing them on their own circular display base and adding a carefully chosen background.

PNSO Biber and Rook on display.
The pair of stegosaur models Biber and Rook depicting thyreophoran ontogeny. Picture credit: John.

Our thanks to John for sending in his photographs. A splendid selection of PNSO dinosaur models on display.

28 12, 2021

Rebor Saurophaganax Notorious Big

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Those talented model makers at Rebor are to add a replica of the Late Jurassic theropod Saurophaganax to their range. This 1:35 scale dinosaur figure, which comes in three different colour versions should be in stock at Everything Dinosaur around March 2022.

These replicas of Saurophaganax maximus will be available in “Badlands”, “Jungle” and “Volcanic Cavern” colour schemes and each dinosaur model will have an articulated lower jaw and moveable arms.

Rebor Saurophaganax dinosaur model "Badlands"
REBOR 1:35 Saurophaganax maximus Museum Class Replica “Notorious Big” in the “Badlands” colour scheme.

Saurophaganax maximus

Saurophaganax is regarded by many palaeontologists as the largest carnivorous dinosaur known from the Morrison Formation of the western United States. Size estimates vary, but it has been suggested that this huge predator could have reached a length of around 13-14 metres and weighed in excess of 3 tonnes. The original fossil material used to describe this genus was found in 1931 in Cimarron County (Oklahoma). The genus Saurophagus was erected in 1941, but it was later discovered that this scientific name was already occupied. The debate continues as to whether this dinosaur is a valid genus or examples of exceptionally large Allosaurus.

Rebor Saurophaganax maximus dinosaur model (jungle colour variant).
The Rebor Saurophaganax maximus Museum Class replica in the “Jungle” colour scheme. All three colour variants will be available from Everything Dinosaur.

The fossil material from the 1930’s was re-examined by palaeontologist Daniel Chure and in 1995 the genus Saurophaganax was established, although it is still regarded as “nomen dubium” by some scientists. Hopefully, fossil material recently found in New Mexico will confirm the taxonomic status of S. maximus. The genus name translates as “greatest lizard-eater” whilst the trivial or specific epithet reflects the huge size of this theropod.

Rebor Saurophaganax Model Measurements

All three of these stunning, new for 2022 dinosaur models are 41.5 cm long. The head height is around 13 cm. The declared scale for these figures is 1/35th so they will fit well with other Rebor theropod replicas. Based on size estimates of between 10.5 metres and 14 metres long, team members assess the approximate scale of this figure to be between 1:25 and 1:34. Given the variation in dinosaur size proposed by palaeontologists and the difficulties of assigning a maximum size to dinosaurs, team members consider the stated scale on the packaging to be reasonable when all factors are considered.

Rebor Saurophaganax volcanic cavern colour scheme
The impressive Rebor Saurophaganax maximus dinosaur model in the “Volcanic Cavern” colour scheme.

Confirming that the intention was to have these figures despatched from the factory before the start of the Chinese New Year holidays, a spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur commented that they were looking forward to receiving all three colour variants and that they should be in stock sometime around March 2022.

To view the current range of Rebor dinosaurs and prehistoric animals available from Everything Dinosaur: Rebor Dinosaur and Prehistoric Animal Models.

27 12, 2021

Rebor Smilodon populator Stray Cat (Ice Age)

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Team members at Everything Dinosaur have taken some photographs of the impressive Rebor Smilodon populator Stray Cat model in the Ice Age colour scheme. The figure is a colour variant on the Rebor Smilodon “plain” replica. The colouration would provide excellent camouflage for a predator in a snowy landscape, although there is very little fossil evidence to indicate whether Smilodon populator inhabited mountainous areas where snow might have fallen on a regular basis.

Rebor Smilodon Stray Cat (Ice Age colour scheme)
The Rebor Smilodon populator Stray Cat model in the Ice Age colour scheme. The model is shown in an oblique, lateral view and the figure has the mouth-closed head attachment.

Two Heads are Better than One

The Rebor Smilodon figures are supplied with two heads. One head depicts the mouth open, the other shows the mouth closed. The heads can be securely fixed into the body by a large peg on the back of the head. This peg fits into a socket in the neck and it cannot be seen (as demonstrated in the pictures on this post). The heads are interchangeable so collectors can display their figure with its mouth open or closed. How they choose to display the model is entirely a matter of personal choice. The use of interchangeable heads prevents the need for an articulated lower jaw, the large and obvious joint would have spoiled the look of this most impressive prehistoric cat model.

Rebor Smilodon populator Stray Cat Ice Age
The Rebor Smilodon populator 1:11 scale model. The figure is shown in lateral view with the open-mouth head attachment. The model measures approximately 26.5 cm long and stands around 13.5 cm tall.

Rebor Smilodon populator Model Measurements

Both the Rebor Smilodon populator Stray Cat models (plain and Ice Age colour variants) measure approximately 26.5 cm in length. The figures stand around 13.5 cm tall and the declared scale is 1:11. Since these figures arrived at Everything Dinosaur, they have received excellent reviews from model fans and collectors. The detail on these figures is extremely impressive, Rebor are to be congratulated for producing such beautiful Smilodon models.

Rebor Smilodon model in the Ice Age colour scheme.
A close-up of the head of the Rebor Smilodon populator figure (mouth open head attachment). The exquisite detailing of the teeth and the inside of the mouth can be clearly seen. The model has a declared scale of 1:11.

To view the Rebor Smilodon populator Stray Cat model and the other figures in the Rebor range: Rebor Prehistoric Animal Models and Figures.

26 12, 2021

The New for 2022 CollectA Triceratops Video Review

By | December 26th, 2021|Adobe CS5, Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur News and Updates, Everything Dinosaur Products, Everything Dinosaur videos, Main Page, Photos of Everything Dinosaur Products, Product Reviews|0 Comments

Everything Dinosaur has published regular updates on the company’s YouTube channel keeping dinosaur fans and model collectors informed about the new for 2022 CollectA prehistoric animal models. Our blog post today features the fourth and final video in this sort series. We provide a video review of the new, 1:40 scale CollectA Triceratops horridus model.

Everything Dinosaur looks at some of the science behind the new for 2022 CollectA Deluxe Triceratops horridus dinosaur model.

The CollectA Deluxe 1:40 Scale Triceratops horridus

Triceratops might be one of the most recognisable of all the dinosaurs, but scientists have learned a great deal about “three-horned face” over the last decade or so and the new for 2022 CollectA Triceratops (T. horridus) dinosaur model reflects some of the latest scientific thinking.

CollectA Deluxe Triceratops horridus
The new for 2022 CollectA Deluxe Triceratops dinosaur model.

The Shape of the Skull and Neck Frill

The CollectA model has been based on “Horridus”, an almost complete Triceratops horridus specimen excavated from Hell Creek Formation deposits exposed in Montana. This superbly preserved Triceratops skeleton has the most complete skull and neck frill of any Triceratops specimen described to date. It is more than 99% complete. The design team at CollectA have been able to use this skeleton to accurately depict the head and the neck frill on their dinosaur model.

A close-up view of the head of the new for 2022 Collect Deluxe Triceratops.
A close-up view of the head of the new for 2022 CollectA Deluxe Triceratops model.

Almost a Complete Tail

In total, around 87% of the entire skeleton of a single, individual animal has been recovered, including much of the tail apart from a few posterior caudal vertebrae. This has permitted palaeontologists to reconstruct the tail of this horned dinosaur. Its length, depth and relative proportions in relation to the rest of the body are reproduced in the new CollectA Triceratops figure.

Scale drawing T. horridus
Triceratops horridus scale drawing. The design team at CollectA have been able to use the Melbourne Museum specimen “Horridus” to accurately recreate the tail of a Triceratops. Picture credit: Museums Victoria.

Triceratops Video Contents

In this brief video, it lasts around ten minutes and thirty seconds, the narrator looks at the science behind this new dinosaur model, provides information on when it will be in stock and highlights the model’s measurements.

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The Video Contents

0:00 – A New Triceratops!
0:25 – Triceratops horridus.
1:25 – Subscribe!
1:34 – The Science Behind the Model!
2:57 – Melbourne Museum Specimen.
4:11 – Triceratops Tail Length!
4:40 – Skull and Neck Frill.
5:02 – Pattern of Scales!
6:22 – Model Measurements.
7:15 – In Stock 2022?
8:04 – Question of the Day!
8:58 – Links to Previous CollectA Videos.
9:21 – Everything Dinosaur Social Media.
9:32 – CollectA Product Range!
9:52 – Our Blog Post.

The question posed in the video is:

What Other Horned Dinosaur would you like CollectA to add to their Deluxe Model Series?”

To view the range of CollectA Deluxe prehistoric animal models in stock at Everything Dinosaur: CollectA Deluxe Prehistoric Life Models.

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

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