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23 04, 2019

JurassicCollectables Reviews the Wild Safari Prehistoric World Stegosaurus

By | April 23rd, 2019|Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur Products, Everything Dinosaur videos, Main Page, Photos of Everything Dinosaur Products, Product Reviews|0 Comments

A Review of the Wild Safari Prehistoric World Stegosaurus Model

Safari Ltd have a long history of making Stegosaurus models, in fact when Safari Ltd first introduced the Carnegie Collection of figures back in 1989, the first figure in terms of its catalogue reference number was a Stegosaurus (400-01).  Over the last thirty years or so, our knowledge of armoured dinosaurs has greatly improved and there have been numerous stegosaurid figures produced.  Those dedicated people at JurassicCollectables have just produced a video review of the latest Stegosaurus model to be added to the Safari Ltd prehistoric animal portfolio.  They have reviewed the 2019 Wild Safari Prehistoric World Stegosaurus.

A Video Review of the New for 2019 Wild Safari Prehistoric World Stegosaurus Figure

Video Credit: JurassicCollectables

The 2019 Wild Safari Prehistoric World Stegosaurus Model

One of the most iconic and easily recognisable of all the dinosaurs, Stegosaurus was first scientifically described in 1877 by the famous American palaeontologist Othniel Charles Marsh and in this six minute video review, JurassicCollectables provide a detailed overview of this latest Stegosaur figure.  This is the third video review to be made in the last few weeks by JurassicCollectables that features a prehistoric animal from Safari Ltd.  Everything Dinosaur dispatched a Stegosaurus along with the new for 2019 swimming Spinosaurus and the beautifully painted, Wild Safari Prehistoric World Pteranodon model to the video making enthusiasts, as soon as these figures became available.  One section of this video review looks at all of these three models together, it is great to see new figures and models coming out from a mainstream model maker like Safari Ltd.

JurassicCollectables have already produced video reviews of the Wild Safari Prehistoric World Spinosaurus and the Pteranodon figure.  These videos are available to view on the JurassicCollectables YouTube channel.  Everything Dinosaur team members recommend that dinosaur fans and model collectors subscribe to JurassicCollectables on YouTube, the channel can be found here: The YouTube Channel of JurassicCollectables.

The Wild Safari Prehistoric World Stegosaurus Model

Wild Safari Prehistoric World Stegosaurus Dinosaur Model

The new for spring 2019, Wild Safari Prehistoric World Stegosaurus dinosaur model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Compared in Size with Other Safari Ltd Figures

One of the benefits of a video review is that it enables potential buyers to get a really good look at a figure before purchasing.  The video format also permits a model to be compared with a number of other figures and replicas.  Naturally, we have a cameo appearance from “off-colour” Alan, an action figure of Alan Grant from the “Jurassic Park/World” franchise, but in addition, the video shows the Stegosaurus and compares it in size to the other recent Safari Ltd introductions.

Comparing Different Wild Safari Prehistoric World Figures Together

Comparing Safari Ltd Stegosaurus and Pteranodon models.

The Wild Safari Prehistoric World Pteranodon (left) compared with the Stegosaurus model (right).

Picture Credit: JurassicCollectables

A Close-up View of the Head of the Wild Safari Prehistoric World Stegosaurus Model

A close-up view of the head of the Wild Safari Prehistoric World Stegosaurus dinosaur model.

Admiring the head of the Wild Safari Prehistoric World Stegosaurus dinosaur model.  Note the ossicles (small, rounded armoured scales embedded in the skin of the throat) can be made out.

Picture Credit: JurassicCollectables

To view the Wild Safari Prehistoric World models and figures including the new for 2019 introductions: Wild Safari Prehistoric World Models.

21 04, 2019

Rebor Killer Queen T. rex Models Have Articulated Jaws

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

The Rebor Killer Queen T. rex Models Have Articulated Jaws

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

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

Video Credit: Everything Dinosaur

“Jungle” Demonstrates the Jaw

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

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

Rebor Killer Queen T. rex dinosaur model.

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

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur commented:

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

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

Rebor T. rex model "plain" colour scheme.

The Rebor Killer Queen “plain” colour variant.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

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

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

20 04, 2019

JurassicCollectables Reviews a Spinosaurus Dinosaur Model

By | April 20th, 2019|Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur Products, Everything Dinosaur videos, Main Page, Photos of Everything Dinosaur Products, Product Reviews|0 Comments

The Wild Safari Prehistoric World Spinosaurus Reviewed by JurassicCollectables

The team at JurassicCollectables have recently published a video review of the new for 2019 Wild Safari Prehistoric World Spinosaurus dinosaur model.  Over recent years, palaeontologists have revised their views regarding the Spinosauridae, with the largest known spinosaurid, Spinosaurus aegyptiacus becoming the focus for an intense debate regarding the ecological role these huge Theropods played in the Cretaceous ecosystem.  JurassicCollectables have taken care to highlight the characteristics and attributes of this new model, that reflect current scientific thinking, after all, it is believed that Spinosaurus was semi-aquatic.

The JurassicCollectables Video Review of the New for 2019 Wild Safari Prehistoric World Spinosaurus Model

Video Credit: JurassicCollectables

A Dinosaur That Thought it Was a Crocodile

In September 2014, a paper was published in the journal “Science” that reviewed the S. aegyptiacus fossil material and proposed that this large predator was essentially a quadruped that had adapted to a semi-aquatic existence.  Here was a meat-eating dinosaur that thought it was a crocodile.  There has been a spate of aquatic Spinosaurus models, and this new figure from Safari Ltd depicts Spinosaurus in a swimming posture.  In this short video from JurassicCollectables (the video review lasts approximately 6 minutes and 40 seconds), the narrator comments on the crocodilian appearance of this figure.

The Spinosaurus is Depicted in a Swimming Pose

A video review of the Wild Safari Prehistoric World Spinosaurus model.

The Wild Safari Prehistoric World Spinosaurus dinosaur model reviewed by JurassicCollectables.

Picture Credit: JurassicCollectables

A Close Look at a Swimming Spinosaurus

The Safari Ltd model is in a swimming pose and the narrator takes viewers on a detailed guided tour of the figure.  The webbed feet for example, are shown in close-up and there are numerous comments about the scales and the careful painting of the Spinosaurus.  The figure is described as being very crocodile-like in appearance, with particular praise for the beautiful head sculpt and the subtle use of airbrushing.

To read Everything Dinosaur’s blog article on the revision of Spinosaurus published in the autumn of 2014: Spinosaurus – Four Legs are Better Than Two

Size Comparison Time –  A Pair of Spinosaurs

One of the great benefits of the JurassicCollectables video reviews is that dinosaur fans and collectors get to see models in great detail, they also have the opportunity to compare figures.  In this well-crafted video review, the Papo green T. rex dinosaur model is compared with the Wild Safari Prehistoric World Spinosaurus.  Off-colour Alan makes his customary appearance and intriguingly the recently introduced Schleich Spinosaurus is compared with the Safari Ltd replica.

Comparing the Wild Safari Prehistoric World Spinosaurus to the Schleich Spinosaurus Model

Comparing two Spinosaurus dinosaur models.

Two Spinosaurus models are compared.  The Safari Ltd Spinosaurus (left) is compared with the Schleich Spinosaurus model (right).

Picture Credit: JurassicCollectables

The similarities and differences between these two Spinosaurus models are discussed.  It is interesting to hear how the narrator highlights the differences between these two figures.   For example, the Schleich Spinosaurus may have an articulated lower jaw but it is actually much smaller than the Safari Ltd Spinosaurus.  The Schleich Spinosaurus has a gloss sheen giving the model a “wet look”, quite apt for a semi-aquatic dinosaur, this contrasts with the Wild Safari Prehistoric World Spinosaurus that has more of a matt finish.

Our thanks to JurassicCollectables for posting up a most informative video review.

JurassicCollectables has an amazing YouTube channel we recommend readers visit and subscribe: JurassicCollectables YouTube Channel

To view the Wild Safari Prehistoric World model range including the new for 2019 Spinosaurus: Wild Safari Prehistoric World

17 04, 2019

Rebor Killer Queen T. rex Adjusting the Arms

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

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

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

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

Video Credit: Everything Dinosaur

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Helpful Videos for Model Collectors and Dinosaur Fans

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

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

Rebor Killer Queen - Plain and Jungle.

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

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

A Trade Mark for Everything Dinosaur

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

A New Banner for Everything Dinosaur’s YouTube channel

Everything Dinosaur on YouTube.

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

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

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

A spokesperson for the UK-based dinosaur company said:

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

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

16 04, 2019

JurassicCollectables Reviews a New Pteranodon Model

By | April 16th, 2019|Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur Products, Everything Dinosaur videos, Main Page, Photos of Everything Dinosaur Products, Product Reviews|0 Comments

Wild Safari Prehistoric World Pteranodon Model Review

The talented team at JurassicCollectables have posted up a short video review of the new for 2019 walking Pteranodon model from the Wild Safari Prehistoric World figure collection.  This video review really helps collectors and prehistoric animal model fans to appreciate the vivid colours that Safari Ltd chose for their new pterosaur figure.  Unlike most flying reptile figures, this new for 2019 introduction, depicts Pteranodon on the ground, after all, these members of the Pterosauria must have spent some time on “terra firma”.

The Wild Safari Prehistoric World Pteranodon Video Review

Video Credit: JurassicCollectables

Fantastic Details Around the Skull and Eye

In the short video review, (the video lasts six minutes and thirty seconds), the narrator takes the Pteranodon model out of its wrapping and provides viewers with a guided tour of the figure.  Much of the video focuses on the beautifully-painted head, crest and beak.  In particular, the painting around the eye is praised.  Safari Ltd  have made Pteranodon figures before, but this is the first Pteranodon model that has been depicted in a walking pose and not with the wings stretched out in a flying position.

In the Video, the Quality of the Painting Around the Eye is Highlighted

A close-up view of the Wild Safari Prehistoric World Pteranodon model.

The superbly painted Wild Safari Prehistoric World Pteranodon model.  In the video, viewers are given a close-up view of the Wild Safari Prehistoric World Pteranodon model.

Picture Credit: JurassicCollectables

Pteranodon longiceps

The genus Pteranodon and the first species (P. longiceps), was erected in 1876 (Othniel Charles Marsh).  Numerous models of this famous Late Cretaceous pterosaur have been made, but few of them with the quality of sculpt and the paintwork of this Safari Ltd replica.  The shape of the crest denotes the species and the tiger colouration and the subtle airbrushing on the crest is admirable.

The Wild Safari Prehistoric World Pteranodon (P. longiceps) Model

JurassicCollectables reviews the Wild Safari Prehistoric World Pteranodon figure.

JurassicCollectables reviews the Wild Safari Prehistoric World Pteranodon model.

Picture Credit: JurassicCollectables

This well-crafted figure measures over eight centimetres long and the head is some ten centimetres off the ground.  The Pteranodon model used in the review was one of the first of the production figures to be made.  In this most informative video review, the model is compared with the recently reviewed Kaiyodo Sofubi Toy Box T. rex figure .  The Papo green standing T. rex also features, along with a cameo appearance by off-colour Alan.  No JurassicCollectables video review would be complete without an appearance of the Alan Grant figure.

The Wild Safari Prehistoric World Pteranodon Compared to the “Classic” Kaiyodo Sofubi Toy Box T. rex Figure

A Pteranodon model compared to a T. rex model.

Wild Safari Prehistoric World Pteranodon compared to the Kaiyodo Sofubi Toy Box T. rex.

Picture Credit: JurassicCollectables

Our thanks to JurassicCollectables for posting up such an interesting and helpful video review, of what is an excellent pterosaur model.

The YouTube channel of JurassicCollectables contains lots of informative and helpful dinosaur and prehistoric animal videos.  Everything Dinosaur recommends that readers subscribe to JurassicCollectables: JurassicCollectables YouTube Channel

To view the range of Wild Safari Prehistoric World models and figures including the 2019 Pteranodon model: Safari Ltd Wild Safari Prehistoric World

14 04, 2019

Rebor Killer Queen T. rex Models Imminent

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

Rebor Killer Queen T. rex Models Imminent

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

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

Rebor Killer Queen T. rex models.

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

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

A Pair of “Killer Queens”

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

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

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

Rebor Killer Queen Tyrannosaurus rex model (plain).

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

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Plain or Jungle Colour Variants

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

Rebor Killer Queen Tyrannosaurus rex Model (Jungle Colour Variant)

Rebor Killer Queen T. rex dinosaur model.

T. rex Killer Queen (jungle).

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur stated:

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

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

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

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

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

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

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

13 04, 2019

Dimetrodon Confrontation

By | April 13th, 2019|Adobe CS5, Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur Products, Main Page, Photos of Everything Dinosaur Products|0 Comments

Dimetrodons Battle for Dominance

Today, we feature another of those wonderful prehistoric scenes created by Safari Ltd.  Safari Ltd have produced some superb images illustrating various models within their excellent Wild Safari Prehistoric World range and today, the sail-backed, pelycosaur Dimetrodon steps into the spotlight.

The Wild Safari Prehistoric World Dimetrodon Diorama

Dimtrodon confrontation.

The Wild Safari Prehistoric World Dimetrodon diorama.

Picture Credit: Safari Ltd

In the illustration (above), a pair of Dimetrodons confront each other.  Such intraspecific conflicts may have been relatively common as animals fought for dominance, mates and territory.

Predator of the Permian

Known from North America, Europe and Russia, several species of Dimetrodon have been named.  One of the largest (D. grandis) is estimated to have weighed around two hundred kilograms and measured in excess of three metres in length.  Dimetrodon grandis would have been an apex predator within its ecosystem and it is quite probable that these reptiles (distantly related to modern mammals), would have battled each other to win mates and to gain territory in which to hunt.  In the illustration created by Safari Ltd, we see a pair of Dimetrodons confronting each other against a backdrop of a conifer forest.  It is possible, that these large reptiles may have competed with each other for the best basking sites, an example of intraspecific competition.  After all, if that large sail played a role in thermoregulation, the best places to warm up in the morning would have been at a premium for these large animals.

The Wild Safari Prehistoric World Dimetrodon Model

Dimetrodon model.

Wild Safari Prehistoric World Dimetrodon model.  Introduced into the model range in 2018.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Evolving Dimetrodon Models

The latest incarnation of Dimetrodon by Safari Ltd was introduced into their model range in 2018.  It ostensibly replaced an earlier figure that had been part of the Carnegie Collectibles model series.  When the Carnegie relationship ended and this part of the Safari Ltd model portfolio was retired, the company had the opportunity to introduce several new figures in subsequent years.  For example, in 2018 the new Dimetrodon replica was one of fourteen new prehistoric animal figures launched.

The Earlier Carnegie Collection Dimetrodon Figure

Dimetrodon model.

Sail-back reptile with ferocious teeth.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

The Wild Safari Prehistoric World Dimetrodon figure is approximately the same size as the earlier Carnegie Dimetrodon (approximately 19 cm long), but there are subtle differences between the two models.  The sails are different shapes, the supporting struts (elongated spines from the vertebrae), are more prominent in the most recently introduced version and the limbs in the 2018 model look more powerful and robust.  These changes reflect the changing interpretation of the fossil material associated with this genus.

To view the Wild Safari Prehistoric World Dimetrodon model and the rest of the figures and replicas in this range stocked by Everything Dinosaur: Safari Ltd/Wild Safari Prehistoric World Figures and Replicas

Our congratulations once again to the design team at Safari Ltd.  Not only has this company produced some excellent prehistoric animal figures, including monsters from the Palaeozoic like Dimetrodon, they have also produced fantastic promotional images of their creations.

8 04, 2019

Praising the Pegasus Spinosaurus Model Kit

By | April 8th, 2019|Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur Products, Main Page, Photos of Everything Dinosaur Products|0 Comments

Praising the Pegasus Spinosaurus Model Kit

At Everything Dinosaur, we get sent lots of pictures from model collectors and dinosaur fans of prehistoric animal landscapes, completed kits and dinosaur themed dioramas.  We always enjoy seeing how the items that we supply are used and we are amazed at how talented some of our customers can be when it comes to customising models and replicas.  Take for example, the Pegasus Spinosaurus model kit pictures sent into to us by model collector Martin.  We have been lucky enough to receive lots of photographs of finished kits, Martin’s beautifully crafted model took many hours to complete, but we think you will agree that the end result is stunning.

That’s a fantastic Spinosaurus replica Martin!

The Pegasus Spinosaurus Model Kit

The finished Pegasus Spinosaurus model kit.

The completed Pegasus Spinosaurus model kit.

Picture Credit: Martin

Pegasus Dinosaur Model Kits

There are three figures in the Pegasus Hobbies dinosaur model series, Triceratops, Tyrannosaurus rex and Spinosaurus.  All the kits comprise of PVC vinyl pieces, in the case of the Spinosaurus kit, there are eleven pieces that make up the Spinosaurus and a further six pieces that make up the unfortunate fish victim, plus a detailed display base.  Model collectors please note, paints and glue are not included in the kits.

The Assembled Kit Ready for Painting

Pegasus Spinosaurus model kit ready for painting.

Pegasus Spinosaurus model assembled ready to paint.

Picture Credit: Martin

When assembled the kit is ready for painting.  The Spinosaurus (S. aegyptiacus), has a stated scale – 1:24 and when it comes to painting and the use of washes, the model maker is free to choose any combination of colours they like, after all, no person has ever seen a living spinosaurid.

Highly Detailed Pegasus Model Kit (Spinosaurus)

Pegasus Spinosaurus model kit (front view).

The anterior portion of the Pegasus Spinosaurus model kit showing the partly painted Xiphactinus.

Picture Credit: Martin

The picture above, shows the anterior portion of the model, the skin of the Spinosaurus is finely detailed, even the morphology of the fingers and claws reflect what is known about spinosaurids and Theropods in general.  From this angle, the well-sculpted and detailed interior of the mouth can also be viewed.  Note, the subtle differences in the shape and size of the teeth in the lower jaw.

Catching a Xiphactinus

In Martin’s finished model, the fish that has been caught by the dinosaur has been beautifully painted too.  The delicate and astute brush work demonstrates the care and attention given to the painting, the pool of blood coalescing by the carcase provides a nice, gory touch.  Ironically, although Spinosaurus is often depicted as a piscivore, it would never have caught the fish represented in the Pegasus Hobbies model kit.  The fish is a Xiphactinus (pronounced Zee-fak-tin-us), a bony fish (Teleost) and although, the Teleosts have an extensive fossil record and evolved long before Spinosaurus, Xiphactinus is confined to the Late Cretaceous of North America.  With some Xiphactinus fossil specimens indicating a length of six metres or more, this fish would have made a sizeable meal for a hungry Spinosaurus.

The Finished Fish Victim Xiphactinus

Pegasus Spinosaurus model kit Xiphactinus.

Pegasus Spinosaurus model kit Xiphactinus fish accessory.

Picture Credit: Martin

A Close-up View of the Skilfully Painted Head of the Pegasus Spinosaurus Model

Pegasus Spinosaurus model.

A close-up view of the head of the Pegasus Spinosaurus model.

Picture Credit: Martin

Our thanks once again to Martin for sending in photographs of his splendid Spinosaurus.

To view the range of Pegasus kits available from Everything Dinosaur: Pegasus Dinosaur Model Kits

3 04, 2019

How Big is the PNSO Ceratosaurus Dinosaur Model “Nick”?

By | April 3rd, 2019|Adobe CS5, Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur Products, Everything Dinosaur videos, Main Page, Photos of Everything Dinosaur Products, Product Reviews|0 Comments

How Big is the PNSO Ceratosaurus Dinosaur Model?

The new for 2019 PNSO Ceratosaurus dinosaur model “Nick” is certainly making waves amongst dinosaur fans and model collectors.  Staff at Everything Dinosaur are not sure why our chums at PNSO chose to call their Ceratosaurus figure “Nick”, but all of us have been very impressed with the quality and craftsmanship demonstrated in this exceptionally large dinosaur model.  How big is the PNSO Ceratosaurus?   We could get out one of our tape measures or geological rulers to show just how huge this model is, but, instead we have created a short video that compares the PNSO Ceratosaurus with the recently introduced CollectA Deluxe Ceratosaurus.  After all, a picture (or in this case a short video), is worth more than a thousand words, or so the saying goes.

The New for 2019 PNSO Ceratosaurus “Nick” Compared to the CollectA Deluxe Ceratosaurus Figure

Video Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Comparing the PNSO Ceratosaurus to the CollectA Deluxe Ceratosaurus

In this short video (it lasts a little over thirty seconds), we compare the PNSO Ceratosaurus dinosaur model with the CollectA Deluxe 1:40 scale Ceratosaurus, which itself is a sizeable dinosaur replica.  The CollectA Deluxe Ceratosaurus is a recently introduced model, it only came out last year.

To read about all the new for 2018 CollectA Deluxe prehistoric animal models: CollectA Deluxe Figures Introduced in 2018

However, the CollectA figure is dwarfed by the impressive and enormous PNSO Ceratosaurus.   The PNSO replica is one of the largest Theropod figures that we have ever stocked.

The PNSO Ceratosaurus Dinosaur Model “Nick”

The PNSO Ceratosaurus dinosaur model.

The PNSO Ceratosaurus dinosaur model “Nick”.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Tale of the Tape – Ceratosaurus Dinosaur Models

The CollectA Deluxe Ceratosaurus is not a small dinosaur model by any means, but in our video, it looks tiny compared to the colossal PNSO Ceratosaurus.  For the statisticians amongst us here are the model measurements:

  • CollectA Ceratosaurus – length 27 cm approximately with a head height of 12 cm.
  • PNSO Ceratosaurus “Nick” – length around 58 cm approximately, with a head height of about 26 cm.

Remarkably, the base for the PNSO figure is around ten times the size of the base associated with the CollectA Deluxe Ceratosaurus.

Ceratosaurus But Which Species?

A number of species have been assigned to the Ceratosaurus genus and it is difficult to decide which species these replicas represent.  For example, do they represent C. nasicornis or perhaps C. dentisulcatus?  Whatever the species epithet, both these models are most impressive, but the PNSO Ceratosaurus is going to need a lot more shelf space.

In terms of calculating a scale for the PNSO model, this is challenging.  The maximum size for Ceratosaurus is unknown with estimated lengths ranging from about 4.5 metres to excess of 6 metres depending on the fossil specimen and the species.  If we take the upper figure (six metres) and we estimate the length of the PNSO Ceratosaurus to be about sixty centimetres, then, based on this crude assessment, the PNSO figure is in approximately 1:10 scale.

The CollectA Deluxe 1:40 Scale Ceratosaurus Compared to the PNSO Ceratosaurus Dinosaur Model

Comparing Ceratosaurus figures.

Comparing the PNSO Ceratosaurus dinosaur model with the CollectA Deluxe Ceratosaurus.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

To view the range of PNSO prehistoric animal figures available from Everything Dinosaur including “Nick” the Ceratosaurus: PNSO Age of Dinosaurs

To view the range of CollectA Deluxe prehistoric animal figures including the 1:40 scale Ceratosaurus: CollectA Deluxe Prehistoric Life

31 03, 2019

New PNSO Prehistoric Animal Models

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New PNSO Prehistoric Animals Debut in Everything Dinosaur Newsletter

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

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

The Huge PNSO Ceratosaurus Model Headlines the Everything Dinosaur Spring Newsletter

PNSO "Nick" the Ceratosaurus

The huge PNSO Ceratosaurus model – “Nick”.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

The PNSO Age of Dinosaurs Ceratosaurus

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

The PNSO Ceratosaurus “Nick” Dinosaur Model

PNSO Ceratosaurus "Nick".

The giant PNSO Ceratosaurus dinosaur model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Ophthalmosaurus Swims into View

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

The PNSO Ophthalmosaurus Figure Swims into Stock at Everything Dinosaur

PNSO Ophthalmosaurus "Brook".

The stunning PNSO Ophthalmosaurus model (Brook).

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

A New Mamenchisaurus Plus the Return of Megalodon and Basilosaurus

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

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

PNSO Mamenchisaurus and Megalodon models.

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

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

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

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

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

Mini Prehistoric Animals and a Special Offer for Newsletter Subscribers

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

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

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

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

A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur commented:

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

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

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