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12 05, 2020

Bullyland Ammonite Model “Turntable Tuesday”

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“Turntable Tuesday” Bullyland Ammonite Model

It’s “Turntable” Tuesday at Everything Dinosaur!  The time of the week when we put another prehistoric animal model on our turntable and give it a spin.  Today, it is the turn of the Bullyland ammonite model, the first invertebrate to feature in this series and an ammonite replica that it is used by museums all over the world to illustrate the Ammonoidea.

The Bullyland Ammonite Model “Turntable Tuesday”

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Ammonite Replicas

The Bullyland ammonite is one of the most popular figures in the German company’s “Dinosaur Park” range.  It depicts a typical ammonite, with large eyes, a hypernome and a beautifully detailed beak (mouth).  The shell has an inverted keel and it is strongly ribbed, characteristics associated with a number of known genera from both the Jurassic and Cretaceous geological periods.

The Bullyland Ammonite Model

Bullyland ammonite model.

The Bullyland replica ammonite model.  The strongly ribbed shell, large eyes and the presence of a hypernome (siphon).

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Ubiquitous and Important Extinct Group of Cephalopods

Although extinct, animals in the Subclass Ammonoidea are extremely important to scientists.  Ammonites are members of the Mollusca Phylum that lived in chambered shells and were entirely marine.  Many hundreds of different genera are known.  The ability to evolve rapidly, to leave abundant fossil material in the form of their fossilised shells (comprised of aragonite, a naturally occurring crystalline form of calcium carbonate), has made these molluscs ideal candidates for zonal fossils.  Outcrops of rock, although in some cases, separated by thousands of miles and composed of different constituents, limestone and sandstone for example, can be correlated due to the fact that they contain similar ammonite fossils.  The technique of using fossils to identify the relative age of sediments is called biostratigraphy.  Rock layers are divided into distinct and easily identifiable zones as they are characterised by one or more particular fossil species.  Ammonites make ideal zone fossils.

The Bullyland Ammonite Model is Often Used in Museum Exhibits

The Bullyland ammonite model next to a polished section of an ammonite fossil.

The Bullyland ammonite model is often used in museum displays to depict the living animal next to fossil material.

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Used in Museum Displays and Exhibits

In the short video, the ammonite model is shown next to a fossil specimen.  Many museums use the Bullyland ammonite replica in display cases so that visitors can get an idea of what the living animal was like whilst they view the fossilised remains of the ammonite aragonite shells.

The Posterior Portion of the Bullyland Ammonite Model

Ammonite model next to a fossil specimen.

The strongly ribbed shell and the obvious keel of the ammonite replica.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

The “turntable Tuesday” ammonite model video, lasts a little over two minutes, it is one of a series of videos posted on Everything Dinosaur’s YouTube channel showcasing different replicas.  To view these videos check out our YouTube channel: Everything Dinosaur on YouTube.

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To view the Bullyland ammonite model and to see the rest of the Bullyland prehistoric animal models available from Everything Dinosaur: Bullyland Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Animal Models.

11 05, 2020

Sarcosuchus Goes for a Swim

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Wild Safari Prehistoric World Sarcosuchus

Our thanks to Amy who sent into Everything Dinosaur some beautiful photographs of her recently acquired Wild Safari Prehistoric World Sarcosuchus model.  It looks like the recent good weather was taken advantage of so that the Sarcosuchus could patrol outside.  These are wonderful well-composed photographs, especially the ones of the Sarcosuchus in the water.

The Wild Safari Prehistoric World Sarcosuchus Ready to Ambush

Wild Safari Prehistoric World Sarcosuchus replica.

A Sarcosuchus takes to the water.  Our thanks to Amy for sending into Everything Dinosaur some wonderful photographs of her recently acquired Sarcosuchus model.

Picture Credit: Amy

The Sarcosuchus certainly looks very much at home in the water.  It looks like it is ready to ambush any unwary dinosaur that decides to take a drink.  Only distantly related to extant crocodylians, very little was known about this giant predator until an almost complete skull was unearthed in Niger by a French research team (1964).  A series of expeditions to the same region of Africa led by the famous American palaeontologist Paul Sereno in the mid 1990’s resulted in the discovery of six new specimens and it was from these remains that the body plan of this crocodyliform was reconstructed.

It is Likely that Sarcosuchus was an Ambusher of Animals that Ventured to Close to the Water

Wild Safari Prehistoric World Sarcosuchus.

Ready to ambush!  The Wild Safari Prehistoric World Sarcosuchus model.

Picture Credit: Amy

Sarcosuchus Going for a Swim

The Sarcosuchus model looks quite at home in Amy’s garden pond.  The model of “flesh crocodile” measures an impressive 26.5 centimetres long and it is one of the largest prehistoric animal models introduced this year by Safari Ltd.  Only the Edmontosaurus replica surpasses it in size.  In keeping with the scientific paper published in 2001 by Sereno et al when the fossilised specimens found during the 1990’s were formally described, Amy has chosen to depict her Sarcosuchus as a semi-aquatic animal.  It would have basked on the riverbank and occasionally moved around on land, but it probably did not stray too far from water.

Sarcosuchus Probably Did Not Stray Far from Water

Wild Safari Prehistoric World Sarcosuchus model.

The Wild Safari Prehistoric World Sarcosuchus model takes a stroll in the sunshine.

Picture Credit: Amy

A Beautifully Painted Crocodyliform

The design team at Safari Ltd studied the scales and markings on living crocodiles in order to create their detailed prehistoric crocodile model.  The photograph (above), shows the different sized scales on the replica, smaller rounded scales on the flanks with larger, rectangular scales on the legs and the underside of the animal.  The parallel rows of osteoderms that run down from the neck to the tail have been skilfully recreated and the model demonstrates the bulbous upper jaw tip first identified in that almost complete fossil skull found in the Gadoufaoua region of northern Niger in 1964.

A Close View of the Head of the Wild Safari Prehistoric World Sarcosuchus Model

Wild Safari Prehistoric World Sarcosuchus model.

A close view of the beautifully painted head and jaws of the Wild Safari Prehistoric World Sarcosuchus model.

Picture Credit: Amy

Fossils from Africa and also from Brazil

Two species of Sarcosuchus have been scientifically described.  Fossils from Africa associated with Lower Cretaceous outcrops of the Elrhaz Formation have been ascribed to S. imperator, whereas, the much older strata from the Ihas Group outcropping in north-eastern Brazil have yielded specimens that have been ascribed to the species S. hartti.  The holotype material associated with S. hartti resides at the London Natural History Museum, but given the huge temporal range which spans the African and Brazilian material, it is very likely that other Sarcosuchus species and closely related genera will be identified.

Wild Safari Prehistoric World Sarcosuchus

Sarcosuchus on the prowl.

Wild Safari Prehistoric World Sarcosuchus on the prowl.  A carefully composed shot with an effective use of perspective to give the impression of a sizeable animal walking by.

Picture Credit: Amy

A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur commented:

“Our thanks to Amy for sending into us some splendid and carefully composed photographs of her Sarcosuchus model.”

To view the Sarcosuchus replica and the rest of the models in the Safari Ltd range: Wild Safari Prehistoric World models and figures.

10 05, 2020

Papo Tyrannosaurids

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Papo Tyrannosaurids – A Pair of Papo Tyrannosaurs

At Everything Dinosaur, we like to do our best when it comes to assisting our customers.  Take for example, a fan of Papo prehistoric animal models who asked us to photograph a Papo brown Tyrannosaurus rex model and the Papo Gorgosaurus replica prior to making a potential purchase.  Our team members were happy to oblige and emailed over several photographs from the company’s own studio of the two tyrannosaurids including a picture of the two prehistoric animals together on one of the turntables we use for our YouTube videos.

The Papo Brown Tyrannosaurus rex Model and the Papo Gorgosaurus

Papo Brown standing T. rex and the Papo Gorgosaurus dinosaur models.

The Papo brown T. rex model (introduced in 2012) on the left with the 2019 Papo Gorgosaurus adjacent.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

These two tyrannosaurs make an attractive pair.  The Papo brown T. rex model was introduced in 2012 replacing the “classic” green version of this dinosaur.  The Papo Gorgosaurus is a much more recent addition to the Papo “Les Dinosaures” range.  This figure was introduced in 2019.

With the current COVID-19 difficulties, Everything Dinosaur has been able to put in place a series of contingency measures to help the company to continue operating its mail order business.  For example, making commitments to stock figures earlier than normal and putting in place plans to hold various products in readiness to bring them into the company’s warehouse.  These measures and the other steps that Everything Dinosaur have taken have enabled the company to maintain the availability of a number of product lines, including the popular Papo prehistoric animals.

To view the range of Papo prehistoric animal models and figures available from Everything Dinosaur: Papo Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Animal Models.

5 05, 2020

CollectA Deluxe Woolly Mammoth “Turntable Tuesday”

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“Turntable Tuesday” CollectA Deluxe Woolly Mammoth

It’s “Turntable Tuesday” at Everything Dinosaur and time to give another prehistoric animal figure in our extensive range, a spin.  Today, we have selected one of the most underrated models in the CollectA Deluxe Prehistoric Life model range – the 1:20 scale Woolly Mammoth.  It is time this fabulous figure of an iconic Ice Age animal got put into the spotlight.

“Turntable Tuesday” – The CollectA Deluxe 1:20 Scale Woolly Mammoth

Video Credit: Everything Dinosaur

CollectA Deluxe 1:20 Scale Woolly Mammoth (Mammuthus primigenius)

Lots of prehistoric animal ranges include a Woolly Mammoth figure (M. primigenius).  It seems that as soon as a manufacturer starts to extend a range beyond the Dinosauria, the Woolly Mammoth comes into consideration.  The CollectA 1:20 scale replica was introduced back in 2009 along with the Woolly Mammoth calf, which coincidentally, makes a short appearance in our video.  Interestingly, although no scale declaration was ever made for the calf model, these models were originally given sequential catalogue and production numbers.  They do work very well together in terms of scale.

CollectA Woolly Mammoth Models

CollectA Woolly Mammoth models.

The CollectA Deluxe Woolly Mammoth model in 1:20 scale and the CollectA Prehistoric Life Woolly Mammoth calf.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Woolly Mammoth on the Turntable

Our short video showcasing these excellent replicas lasts around one minute fifty seconds.  Using a turntable to display the models we can permit viewers an all-round view of the figure.  We did have to place the adult Mammoth on its back so that we could show the beautifully sculpted teeth in the upper jaw.  Those tusks (upper incisors), are beautifully weathered too.

The Everything Dinosaur Video Highlights Some of the Details on the Ice Age Models

Highlighting details on the CollectA Deluxe Woolly Mammoth model.

The Everything Dinosaur video highlights the details in the upper jaw.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Model Measurements – Are They 1:20 Scale?

The CollectA Deluxe adult Woolly Mammoth measures around 20 cm long and that magnificent head is approximately 15 cm off the ground.  Different species were different sizes and as with extant elephants today, the males were much larger than the females.  Scientific measurements based on Mammuthus primigenius suggest an adult body size of around 3.5 metres to 4 metres in length, so this figure is indeed in approximately 1:20 scale.

The CollectA Deluxe Woolly Mammoth Replica

The CollectA Deluxe Woolly Mammoth replica.

CollectA Deluxe Woolly Mammoth replica.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

The CollectA Woolly Mammoth Calf

CollectA Woolly Mammoth calf.

CollectA Prehistoric Life Woolly Mammoth calf model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

The Woolly Mammoth video can be found on Everything Dinosaur’s YouTube channel, please subscribe, you can find the channel here: Everything Dinosaur on YouTube.

To view the CollectA Deluxe range of prehistoric animals: CollectA Deluxe Prehistoric Life Models.

To view the CollectA Woolly Mammoth calf and the rest of the figures in the Prehistoric Life range: CollectA Prehistoric Life.

3 05, 2020

Preparing for Caviramus

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Preparations Underway for the CollectA Caviramus Pterosaur Model

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

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

CollectA Caviramus model with an articulated jaw.

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

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Caviramus schesaplanensis

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

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

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

Everything Dinosaur’s Fact Sheet Illustration of Caviramus

Carivramus pterosaur scale drawing.

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

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

From the Upper Triassic Kössen Formation

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

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

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

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

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

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

28 04, 2020

Paleo-Creatures Kosmoceratops “Turntable Tuesday”

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“Turntable Tuesday” – Paleo-Creatures Kosmoceratops

It’s “Turntable Tuesday” at Everything Dinosaur and this week we take the Paleo-Creatures Kosmoceratops for a spin.  This is the second Paleo-Creatures figure that we have featured in this series, following hot on the heels of Moschops comes this beautiful figure of “ornate horned face”.

“Turntable Tuesday” Paleo-Creatures Kosmoceratops Dinosaur Model Goes for a Spin

Video Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Paleo-Creatures Kosmoceratops Figure

The Paleo-Creatures Kosmoceratops measures around thirteen centimetres in length and it is approximately in 1:38 scale.  This hand-crafted figure is just one of an excellent range of figures all designed and sculpted by the talented Jesús Toledo.  Formally described in 2010, this horned dinosaur lived around 76-74 million years ago (Campanian faunal stage of the Late Cretaceous).  The binomial scientific name is Kosmoceratops richardsoni, the species name honours Scott Richardson, who discovered the first fossils associated with this species in Utah in 2006.  The naming of Kosmoceratops after Scott Richardson was also in recognition for his work in mapping the geology of the “Beehive state”.

The Paleo-Creatures Kosmoceratops richardsoni Dinosaur Model in 1:38 Scale

Paleo-Creatures Kosmoceratops figure.

The Paleo-Creatures Kosmoceratops dinosaur model.  This hand-crafted model is supplied with a data card and its own display place complete with Kosmoceratops tracks.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Paleo-Creatures Kosmoceratops “Turntable Tuesday”

The aim of Everything Dinosaur’s “turntable Tuesday” videos is to post up once a week, a short video showcasing a prehistoric animal figure on our YouTube channel.  The turntable allows viewers to see the figure in close detail from all angles, it is a 360 degree tour of a model.  The Kosmoceratops figure video lasts around ninety seconds, our objective is to produce a video that lasts between a minute and two and a half minutes in length.  With our own studio, we intend to make more videos including detailed reviews of dinosaur models in the near future.

Going for a Spin – The Paleo-Creatures Kosmoceratops on Everything Dinosaur’s Turntable

Paleo-Creatures Kosmoceratops model.

Paleo-Creatures Kosmoceratops figure goes for a spin on “turntable Tuesday”.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Everything Dinosaur on YouTube

The Everything Dinosaur YouTube channel provides a myriad of helpful information on prehistoric animals including numerous model reviews and “turntable Tuesday” videos.  It has already attracted thousands of subscribers and clocked up over 1.25 million views.  To view the rest of the “turntable Tuesday” series and all the other videos on the Everything Dinosaur YouTube channel: Everything Dinosaur on YouTube.

We recommend that dinosaur fans and collectors subscribe to Everything Dinosaur on YouTube.

The Paleo-Creatures Kosmoceratops scale model and the rest of the Paleo-Creatures range is available from Everything Dinosaur, they can be found here: Paleo-Creatures Prehistoric Animal Models and Figures.

26 04, 2020

Out and About with the new for 2020 Mojo Fun Brontosaurus

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New for 2020 Mojo Fun Brontosaurus Model – Out and About with Brontosaurus

Everything Dinosaur is expecting deliveries of Papo prehistoric animals, Safari Ltd figures and CollectA models over the next few days.  All these figures have been put on stand-by, ready for team members to move into our warehouse – all part of our contingency plans put in place prior to the lockdown due to the COVID-19 outbreak.  By implementing good hygiene and ensuring social distancing is observed, our mail order operations can keep going.

However, despite our best efforts and all that planning, the production schedules for many new figures have had to be delayed.  For example, we are still awaiting the arrival of the new for 2020 Mojo Fun prehistoric animal and extinct figures.  We do have some production samples around the office, so we thought we would take advantage of the good weather to photograph one or two of these new models.

The New for 2020 Mojo Fun Brontosaurus Dinosaur Model

Mojo Fun Brontosaurus.

A Mojo Fun Brontosaurus.  This is the new for 2020 Mojo Fun Brontosaurus model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

A More Muted Colour Scheme

The Mojo Fun Deluxe Brontosaurus has a much more muted colour scheme than the Diplodocus figure that was introduced in 2018.  The skin shows nice texturing and in order to reduce the length of the model as well as to animate the figure, the head and that thick sauropod neck is turned to the side and the tail curved round as if the dinosaur was just about to flick it out to deter a predator.

A Close-up Showing the Detailed Skin Texturing on the Neck of the Mojo Fun Deluxe Brontosaurus

Mojo Fun Brontosaurus dinosaur model.

A close-up view of the Mojo Fun Brontosaurus dinosaur.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Following the extensive review of the Diplodocidae and the resurrection of the Brontosaurus genus, Mojo Fun is the latest manufacturer to introduce a replica of this iconic dinosaur.  A Brontosaurus model has been added recently by CollectA (2018), to their not for scale “Prehistoric Life” range.  It is likely that more Brontosaurus models will be made in the future.

To read Everything Dinosaur’s blog post about the revision of the diplodocids which led to the revival of the Brontosaurus genus: The Return of Brontosaurus.

A Closer View of the Anterior Portion of the Mojo Fun Brontosaurus Model

Mojo Fun Brontosaurus model.

The Mojo Fun Brontosaurus model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

A Morrison Formation Favourite – Brontosaurus

Out and about with a Mojo Fun Brontosaurus model.

A Mojo Fun Brontosaurus dinosaur model on display.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Mojo Fun Model Measurements

Team members have measured the figure.  It is approximately 22 cm long and the head is around 11 cm off the ground.  It is hoped that this new figure and the rest of the new for 2020 Mojo Fun prehistoric animal models will be in stock later on this year.  If we get any additional information with regards to a delivery date we will be sure to post up this news onto our various social media pages.

A Brontosaurus Attacked by Allosaurus (New for 2020 Mojo Fun Allosaurus Dinosaur Model)

Mojo Fun Allosaurus attacks the Mojo Fun Brontosaurus

A Mojo Fun Brontosaurus dinosaur model being attacked by the new for 2020 Mojo Fun Allosaurus figure.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Sixteen New Mojo Fun Prehistoric and Extinct Models

Everything Dinosaur estimates that there are sixteen new Mojo Fun prehistoric animal models for 2020, including a new model of Allosaurus (pictured above).

To view the current range of Mojo prehistoric animals available from Everything Dinosaur: Mojo Fun Prehistoric and Extinct Models and Replicas.

24 04, 2020

Everything Dinosaur and Rebor Titanoboa

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Everything Dinosaur and Rebor Titanoboa

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

The Rebor Titanoboa 1:35 Scale Replica “Monty”

"Monty" the Rebor Titanoboa model.

Rebor “Monty” Titanoboa model.

Production Schedule and Availability

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

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

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

The Price of Rebor Titanoboa

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

Rebor “Monty” Titanoboa cerrejonensis Model

"Monty" the Rebor Titanoboa model.

Rebor “Monty” Titanoboa model.

Securing your Rebor Titanoboa with Everything Dinosaur

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

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

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

IN SUMMARY

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

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

21 04, 2020

Paleo-Creatures Moschops “Turntable Tuesday”

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Paleo-Creatures Moschops “Turntable Tuesday”

It is time to pop into the Everything Dinosaur studio to produce another YouTube video.  This week, it is the Paleo-Creatures Moschops model that is being put through its paces for our “turntable Tuesday” feature.  This is the first time that we have made such a video involving one of the prehistoric animal replicas from the Paleo-Creatures range.

Paleo-Creatures Moschops Highlighted on “Turntable Tuesday”

Video credit: Everything Dinosaur

The Paleo-Creatures Moschops Model

The Paleo-Creatures range features an array of incredible replicas, all designed and individually sculpted by Jesús Toledo, a very talented artist based in Spain. The Paleo-Creatures range includes dinosaurs and some of the more bizarre and astonishing animals from the fossil record, amazing creatures such as Moschops, a 1:20 scale figure of a therapsid, fossils of which come from the famous Karoo Basin of southern Africa.

The Paleo-Creatures Moschops Replica

Paleo-Creatures Moschops replica.

The Paleo-Creatures Moschops figure is in 1:20 scale.  It measures around 12 cm long and the model stands some 8 cm tall.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

The Paleo-Creatures Moschops figure is supplied with a display base, two plant accessories and a helpful bilingual data card (written in both English and Spanish).

An Exciting Range of Prehistoric Animal Figures

Each and every one of the figures in the Paleo-Creatures range has been individually hand-crafted.  Only a few of each type of model is produced at any time.  The beautifully detailed scale models represent a wide range of extinct creatures, including replicas from the Palaeozoic, such as the Late Permian Moschops, but also the likes of Aegirocassis, an Ordovician anomalocarid, the prehistoric shark Xenacanthus, the astonishing Tullimonstrum and the enormous arthropod Arthropleura.

To view the range of Paleo-Creatures figures and models available from Everything Dinosaur: Paleo-Creatures Models, Replicas and Figures.

The Paleo-Creatures Range of Prehistoric Animal Figures

The Paleo-Creatures range

An assortment of prehistoric animal replicas in the Paleo-Creatures range.  Examples of some of the amazing models of dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals within the extensive Paleo-Creatures range.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Everything Dinosaur on YouTube

The Everything Dinosaur YouTube channel provides lots of helpful information on prehistoric animals including numerous reviews and “turntable Tuesday” videos.  It has already attracted thousands of subscribers, to view the rest of the “turntable Tuesday” series and all the other videos on the Everything Dinosaur YouTube channel: Everything Dinosaur on YouTube.

We recommend that dinosaur fans and collectors subscribe to Everything Dinosaur on YouTube.

Paleo-Creatures Moschops Model

The Paleo-Creatures Moschops model.

The Paleo-Creatures Moschops model comes complete with plant accessories and a display base.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur commented:

“There are not that many figures of Late Permian therapsids available these days.  It is great to see that Paleo-Creatures have added a replica of Moschops to their already extensive model range.  We look forward to highlighting more models in the Paleo-Creatures range in the very near future on Everything Dinosaur’s YouTube channel.”

The Paleo-Creatures Moschops Replica on the Turntable Ready for “Turntable Tuesday” at Everything Dinosaur

The Paleo-Creatures Moschops model features on "turntable Tuesday".

Examining the Paleo-Creatures 1:20 sale Moschops model thanks to Everything Dinosaur’s “turntable Tuesday”.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

20 04, 2020

Mojo Fun Tyrannosaurus rex Deluxe with Articulated Jaw

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

Reviewing the Mojo Fun Tyrannosaurus rex Deluxe

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

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

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

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

Picture Credit: Mojo Fun/Everything Dinosaur

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

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

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

Reviewing the Mojo Fun Tyrannosaurus rex with Articulated Jaw

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

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

Mojo Fun Prehistoric Life T. rex Deluxe (2020)

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

Picture Credit: Thomas

An Attractive Choice of Colouration

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

The Texture of the T. rex Replica is Highlighted

Interesting texture on the Mojo Fun Tyrannosaurus rex Deluxe.

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

Picture Credit: Thomas

Ridges Along the Neck, Back and Halfway Down the Tail

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

The Mojo Fun Tyrannosaurus rex has an Articulated Jaw

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

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

Picture Credit: Thomas

Eye-Catching Colouration

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

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

Mojo Fun Tyrannosaurus rex Deluxe with an articulated jaw.

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

Picture Credit: Thomas

Concluding Comments

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

Ideal for Imaginative and Creative Play

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

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

Picture Credit: Thomas

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

Providing a View on the Mojo Fun Tyrannosaurus rex Dinosaur Model

Mojo Fun Tyrannosaurus rex Deluxe reviewed.

A review of Tyrannosaurus rex from top to tail.

Picture Credit: Thomas

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

Stock Expected Soon

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

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

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