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1 07, 2019

New CollectA 2019 Models in Stock

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CollectA Elasmotherium, Baryonyx and Fukuiraptor

The last of the scheduled 2019 model releases from CollectA are now in stock at Everything Dinosaur.  The trio of prehistoric animal figures are the 1:20 scale Deluxe Elasmotherium model, the 1:40 scale Baryonyx and the prehistoric life Fukuiraptor model.  What an impressive set of prehistoric animal figures they make!

Just Arrived!  The CollectA Deluxe 1:20 Scale Elasmotherium Model

The CollectA Deluxe 1:20 scale Elasmotherium model.

CollectA Deluxe 1:20 scale Elasmotherium model.

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The CollectA Deluxe Elasmotherium Model

This is an excellent replica of this enigmatic member of the Rhinocerotidae family, a creature that has been nicknamed the “Siberian Unicorn”.  The design team at CollectA have emphasised the animal’s long legs and depicted it in an almost trotting pose.   A coat of rough shaggy hair generously covers the figure, although the presence of a shaggy coat, or indeed any hair whatsoever can only be inferred as the fossil record does not actually provide any substantive proof of the Elasmotherium having a dense coat.  The nature of the horn (if indeed it possessed one), is also largely speculative but CollectA have been careful to depict their Elasmotherium using the scientific literature as a guide.  Measuring around 26 centimetres in length and that horn standing some 15 cm tall, this is a most impressive model.

To purchase the CollectA Elasmotherium and the rest of the new for 2019 CollectA Deluxe prehistoric animal models: CollectA Deluxe Prehistoric Life Models.

The CollectA Fukuiraptor

From a prehistoric animal known from relatively recent and abundant fossil material from a wide area, to a dinosaur that is mostly known from a single quarry site representing strata laid down in the Early Cretaceous of Japan (Kitadani Formation).  Little is known about Fukuiraptor kitadaniensis.  It has been assigned to the Megaraptora clade but prior to this it was thought to be a derived Allosauroid when first named and described nineteen years ago (Azuma, Yoichi; Philip J., Currie (2000). “A new carnosaur (Dinosauria: Theropoda) from the Lower Cretaceous of Japan”.  In an initial scientific study published in 1995,  it was thought that Fukuiraptor had affinities towards the Dromaeosauridae.

The New for 2019 CollectA Prehistoric Life Fukuiraptor

The CollectA Fukuiraptor dinosaur model (CollectA Prehistoric Life 2019).

The new for 2019 CollectA Prehistoric Life Fukuiraptor dinosaur model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Fukuiraptor had large hands and powerful grasping fingers armed with strongly curved claws.   These features are well represented in this new dinosaur model.  CollectA have been keen to add more dinosaurs from Asia to their model range and Fukuiraptor has been one of the most eagerly anticipated models of 2019.

The CollectA Deluxe 1:40 scale Baryonyx Dinosaur Model

The third member of this impressive trio is the CollectA Deluxe Baryonyx dinosaur model (1:40 scale replica).  This model has an articulated jaw that has been designed to replicate the distinctive baryonchid dentition.  Since Baryonyx is associated with aquatic environments the design team at CollectA have given their model subtle webbing between the toes.

The New for 2019 CollectA Deluxe Baryonyx Dinosaur Model

CollectA Deluxe Baryonyx dinosaur model (2019).

CollectA Deluxe Baryonyx model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

To view the CollectA Baryonyx and the rest of the CollectA prehistoric animal and dinosaur models: CollectA Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Animal Figures.

29 06, 2019

Everything Dinosaur June Newsletter (June 2019)

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Everything Dinosaur Newsletter (June 2019)

Team members at Everything Dinosaur have recently published the first of a string of summer newsletters.  In this email, subscribers are updated on Rebor stocks, informed about new PNSO figures and given the opportunity to purchase the new for 2019 new colour variant Papo Stegosaurus.

Top Billing in the Newsletter for the Recent Arrival the Papo Stegosaurus (New Colour Variant)

The Papo Stegosaurus model features in the latest Everything Dinosaur newsletter.

The new for 2019 Papo Stegosaurus headlines the latest Everything Dinosaur newsletter.  Just arrived, the amazing and beautifully painted Papo Stegosaurus dinosaur model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

An Update on Rebor Stocks

Fans of the Rebor range are aware just how quickly this model portfolio has grown.  Not all the figures in stock are being produced again in the near future.  For example, the Rebor “War Pig” Ankylosaurus model (mountain), is getting low on stock and no future production run for this armoured dinosaur model has been announced.  Stocks of the very popular Rebor “Spring-heeled Jack” Velociraptor figure are similarly under pressure.

Some Stocks of Rebor Figures are Getting Low

Rebor model stocks - an update.

An update on Rebor model stocks.  The Rebor “War Pig” Ankylosaurus model in the mountain colour scheme and the Rebor “Spring-heeled Jack” Velociraptor model have low stock status at Everything Dinosaur and the company is not certain whether more models can be acquired.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

PNSO Prehistoric Animals are Imminent

Some exciting news for subscribers, the latest batch of PNSO prehistoric animal figures including the eagerly anticipated Yangchuanosaurus and Chungkingosaurus diorama are coming into stock very soon.  These collectables are expected at the Everything Dinosaur website around the middle of next month (July 2019).  A reserve list for the Yangchuanosaurus/Chungkingosaurus pair has already been opened.

Expected in July (2019) New PNSO Prehistoric Animal Models

PNSO prehistoric animal models at Everything Dinosaur.

PNSO models and figures coming into stock at Everything Dinosaur.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

PNSO Special Edition Gift Box

Subscribers have also been informed about a special collectors’ edition box set of PNSO models coming into stock.  The gift box contains all forty-eight of the PNSO “Toys that Accompany your Growth” model range.  Each model is within its own packaging, but the entire series is presented in a special edition gift box complete with a handy carry handle.  Only a few of these gift boxes are coming into stock at Everything Dinosaur and newsletter subscribers were the first to hear of this and the first to be given the opportunity to register their interest in this very special item.

First News of Everything Dinosaur Stocking the Special Edition PNSO Gift Box

Forty-eight models in the PNSO gift box.

PNSO special edition gift box.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

These periodic newsletters are a fantastic and very convenient way for customers to keep in touch with new products and other developments at Everything Dinosaur.

A spokesperson for the UK-based company stated:

“We have so many new models coming into stock at Everything Dinosaur, new PNSO, Papo, Rebor figures, CollectA and Beasts of the Mesozoic.  Subscribing to our newsletter is a great way to keep up to date and get the latest news and special offers.”

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

26 06, 2019

New Schleich 2019 Models in Stock

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New Schleich 2019 Prehistoric Animal Models in Stock

The July releases of Schleich prehistoric animal models are now in stock at Everything Dinosaur.  Now available from the UK-based specialist dinosaur model retailer are the Schleich Diabloceratops, Dracorex, the juvenile Giganotosaurus and the Schleich Plesiosaurus figure.  These are the final set of prehistoric animal figures to be introduced by Schleich this year and what a splendid quartet they make.

Now in Stock at Everything Dinosaur the Latest Schleich Prehistoric Animal Figures

New for 2019 four more Schleich prehistoric animal models.

Schleich 2019 prehistoric animal figures.  Plesiosaurus (top left), Dracorex (top right), Diabloceratops and the juvenile Giganotosaurus model (bottom).

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

To view the four new Schleich prehistoric animal models and the rest of the Schleich range available from Everything Dinosaur: Schleich Dinosaur and Prehistoric Animal Models

New Schleich Prehistoric Animal Models

Schleich has moved to a production system whereby new models are released in two main batches.  The first release took place in quarter 1, this second batch of new models was not due to be available until next month, but as Everything Dinosaur knows how eager their customers were to get these models, we were able to receive all four of these new replicas a little earlier.  In total Schleich have released nine new prehistoric animal figures this year.

A Display Showing Some of the New Schleich Models

New from Schleich in 2019.

New models being introduced into the Schleich prehistoric animal model range.  Everything Dinosaur has all these models and more in stock.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Schleich Diabloceratops

Measuring around sixteen centimetres in length with a height measured from the tip of those impressive horns of eleven centimetres, the Schleich Diabloceratops works well when compared in scale with the Schleich Triceratops figure that was introduced in 2018.  It is a beautifully painted model and it is great to see a manufacturer producing models of some of the more unusual members of the Ceratopsia.

The Schleich Diabloceratops Dinosaur Model

Schleich Diabloceratops.

Schleich Diabloceratops dinosaur model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Schleich Dracorex Model

Another slightly obscure dinosaur added to the Schleich range is a representation of the pachycephalosaur Dracorex (D. hogwartsia).  This dinosaur’s name was inspired by children’s fascination with Harry Potter (Hogwarts School), we suspect the Schleich Dracorex is going to be popular with collectors fascinated with Schleich.

The Schleich Dracorex Dinosaur Model

Schleich Dracorex model.

Schleich Dracorex dinosaur model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

The Schleich Juvenile Giganotosaurus Dinosaur Model

Joining the recently introduced adult Giganotosaurus is this eye-catching replica of a juvenile Giganotosaurus.  Measuring around twenty-six centimetres in length, this is quite a large Schleich model.  Just like the Schleich adult Giganotosaurus figure, the Schleich juvenile Giganotosaurus has an articulated lower jaw.

The Schleich Juvenile Giganotosaurus Dinosaur Model

Schleich juvenile Giganotosaurus model.

Schleich juvenile Giganotosaurus dinosaur model.  This Schleich dinosaur model has an articulated lower jaw.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Schleich Plesiosaurus

The last of the four models to be introduced is not a dinosaur, but a marine reptile, a Plesiosaurus.  The long-retired Schleich “Saurus” range included a plesiosaur figure, but as far as we can recall it has been many years since this company made a Plesiosaurus.

The Schleich Plesiosaurus Model

Schleich Plesiosaurus model.

Schleich Plesiosaurus.  This marine reptile figure has a flexible, bendy neck.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

25 06, 2019

New Papo Colour Variant Stegosaurus in Stock

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New Papo Colour Variant Stegosaurus in Stock

The new for 2019 Papo Stegosaurus (colour variant) is in stock at Everything Dinosaur.  This repainted figure, is an update on the classical Papo Stegosaurus, (product code 55007), which was one of the very first prehistoric animals to be added to the company’s “Les Dinosaures” model range.

The Stunning Papo Stegosaurus (New Colour Variant)

Papo Stegosaurus (new colour variant).

Papo Stegosaurus (new colour variant) 2019.  This is a picture taken by an Everything Dinosaur team member to highlight the spectacular colour scheme on the new for 2019 Papo Stegosaurus dinosaur model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

To purchase the new for 2019 Papo Stegosaurus and the other models and figures in the Papo range: Papo Prehistoric Animal Models

A Makeover for the Papo Stegosaurus

The sculpt is as per the original Papo Stegosaurus figure but the model has been completely re-painted with the characteristic plates on the back and running down to the tail an almost “blood red” colour. This works well with the countershading highlighted on the figure’s body and the overlying dark stripes that provide a reticulation-like effect.  As collectors would expect from a Papo figure, the painting is excellent and the detailing around the open beak and the eye is particularly remarkable.  Eagle-eyed readers will observe tiny round spots of lighter paint in amongst the darker stripes, a nice touch from the design team at Papo.

The “Classic” Papo Stegosaurus and the New for 2019 Version

Two Papo Stegosaurus figures.

The “classic” Papo Stegosaurus (left) and the new for 2019 Papo Stegosaurus (right).

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur commented:

“We are not certain about the future of the original Papo Stegosaurus figure.  It, for the moment is included in the latest 2019 collector’s booklet and the main Papo catalogue.  However, we note that earlier this year, Papo introduced a new colour variant Allosaurus model and this new figure has effectively replaced the original Allosaurus.  The first Allosaurus model to be made by Papo has been withdrawn from catalogues and company promotional materials.  If we receive news about the original Papo Stegosaurus we will make sure we post this information up onto our social media sites to help keep everybody informed.”

A Stunning New Stegosaurus Dinosaur Model from Papo

A new Papo Stegosaurus dinosaur model.

The new for 2019 Papo Stegosaurus dinosaur model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

More Papo Models Coming Soon

The new colour variant Papo Stegosaurus is the third new figure to be introduced this year, it follows the brown running Tyrannosaurus rex and the new version of the Papo Allosaurus that was mentioned earlier.  There are still two figures to come, the eagerly awaited Papo Pentaceratops and the Papo Gorgosaurus, both figures are expected to be in stock at Everything Dinosaur soon.

23 06, 2019

Illustrating a Papo Smilodon

By | June 23rd, 2019|Dinosaur and Prehistoric Animal Drawings, Everything Dinosaur Products, Main Page|0 Comments

Illustrating a Papo Sabre-Toothed Cat

Our thanks to Maurizio for sending into us a beautiful illustration of the Papo Smilodon model.  We have been lucky to have received several drawings from Maurizio in the past but this is the first illustration of a prehistoric mammal that we have been sent.

Maurizio’s Smilodon (Sabre-Toothed Cat) Drawing

Papo Smilodon model illustrated.

An illustration of the Papo Smilodon model.

Picture Credit: Maurizio

Our thanks to Maurizio for sending in this drawing, we were able to recognise which model the drawing represents, we have posted up a picture of the actual Papo Smilodon figure (see below).

The Papo Smilodon Figure

Papo Smilodon.

Papo Smilodon from Everything Dinosaur

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

In Maurizio’s illustration the cat has its claws out ready for action, Smilodon, like most species of big cat were able to retract their claws, the exception in the big cat family is the Cheetah (Acinonyx spp.), Cheetahs can only partially retract their claws.  The genus name “Acinonyx” is an approximate translation from two Greek words that together mean “immobile claws”.

To read more about the claws of Smilodon spp.: The Claws of Sabre-Tooth Cats – Were They Tree Climbers?

Our thanks once again to Maurizio for taking the time and the trouble to send into us a wonderful drawing of a Smilodon.

19 06, 2019

A Customised CollectA Edaphosaurus

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A Customised CollectA Edaphosaurus

More pictures have been sent into Everything Dinosaur showing how a prehistoric animal model can be made into a truly unique piece.  Our thanks once again to model and figure collector Elizabeth who gave us access to some photographs of her recently customised CollectA Edaphosaurus replica.  Having purchased the figure from Everything Dinosaur, the model was dispatched to professional model maker Martin Garratt for a custom makeover.  We think the results are awesome!

The Customised CollectA Edaphosaurus Model

CollectA Edaphosaurus on a custom-made base.

A customised CollectA Edaphosaurus replica.

Picture Credit: Elizabeth

Presented on a Base

As well as carrying out a spectacular paintjob on the figure, Martin has constructed a base complete with representatives of Permian vegetation to help make this herbivorous synapsid feel at home.

Fine Details on the Custom-made Base (CollectA Edaphosaurus)

A customised CollectA Edaphosaurus.

A customised CollectA Edaphosaurus replica.  A clear view of the fine detailing on the base.

Picture Credit: Elizabeth

Presenting a prehistoric animal figure on a base allows the model maker to add an extra dimension to the project and provides fine details and finishing touches.

A View of the Skilfully Painted Tail of the Edaphosaurus Model

The tail of the customised CollectA Edaphosaurus.

A customised CollectA Edaphosaurus replica.  A close-up view of the tail.

Picture Credit: Elizabeth

Commenting on her figure, collector Elizabeth stated:

“I love the way Martin [Martin Garratt] graded the colour on the tail.”

Painting the Throat of a Pelycosaur

CollectA have stated that they intend to introduce more models of animals that lived during the Palaeozoic into their figure range.  The Edaphosaurus follows on from a beautifully crafted Dimetrodon figure that came out last year.  Thanks to Elizabeth’s photographs we can all appreciate the work that has gone into creating this stunning Edaphosaurus.

A View of the Carefully Painted Throat of the CollectA Edaphosaurus Model

A beautifully painted throat (CollectA Edaphosaurus).

A customised CollectA Edaphosaurus replica.  A closer view of that beautifully painted throat that really brings out the detailed scales on the CollectA figure.

Picture Credit: Elizabeth

Model collector Elizabeth added:

“I tried to get underneath him to show the lovely work on his throat and the spots on his cheek”.

Your efforts are greatly appreciated, these close-up views highlight the excellent brush work as well as showcasing the wonderful scale texture that CollectA have incorporated into their model.

The CollectA Model Viewed from the Side

Detailing on the sail - CollectA Edaphosaurus.

A customised CollectA Edaphosaurus replica.  Note the washes used to highlight the sail and to provide a wet-look to the model.

Picture Credit: Elizabeth

The Off-the-Shelf CollectA Edaphosaurus Model

CollectA Edaphosaurus model.

The CollectA 1:20 scale Edaphosaurus model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Our thanks once again to Elizabeth for sharing her pictures of the customised Edaphosaurus with us.  To view the CollectA Edaphosaurus and other prehistoric animal figure models in this series: CollectA Prehistoric Life Figures and Replicas.

18 06, 2019

Limited Edition Papo Spinosaurus – Further Update

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Limited Edition Papo Spinosaurus – Further Update

At Everything Dinosaur, we try our best to keep model collectors and fans of dinosaur figures up to date with developments in the industry.  One of the most eagerly anticipated dinosaur models in years, the limited edition Papo Spinosaurus, has been subject to further delays and it is not likely to be in stock until October (October 2019).

The Limited Edition Papo Spinosaurus – Expected October 2019

Limited edition Papo Spinosaurus (October 2019).

The limited edition Papo Spinosaurus is now expected in October 2019.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

In Stock October 2019

At a recent meeting with senior Papo team members, Everything Dinosaur pressed for an update on the new for 2019 prehistoric animal figures due to be added to the company’s “Les Dinosaures” range.  Prior to this most recent meeting, Everything Dinosaur had been informed that this figure was due to be launched in August/September.  We put out a release about this at the beginning of this month (June 2019), however, according to the latest information, the figure’s production and painting has been subject to further delays and this figure is not due to be released until October.

Papo Spinosaurus – An Eagerly Anticipated Dinosaur Model

Papo Spinosaurus (limited edition dinosaur model).

Papo Spinosaurus spotted at a trade show.  Papo Spinosaurus (limited edition dinosaur model).

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur commented:

“We are working closely with Papo to ensure that production of these figures runs as smoothly as possible, Papo want to produce a truly spectacular dinosaur model and have been working hard to manage the production process.  As soon as we have further information about this eagerly anticipated prehistoric animal replica we will ensure that this information is posted up onto this blog and our various other social media platforms.”

Production Samples

During a very productive meeting with Papo, a number of important issues were discussed.  It is likely that the first production samples will be available late July, these will come straight from the factory and team members at Everything Dinosaur will be able to examine them and to post up further information and pictures.  At least that is the plan, but with a complicated large figure such as this Spinosaurus (it measures more than forty centimetres in length), some further delays could occur.

We are able to confirm that this figure will be provided in a special presentation box and the model will stand nearly seventeen centimetres tall (measuring the height of the sail).

Tale of the Tape – Papo Spinosaurus

The actual Papo Spinosaurus (S. aegyptiacus) measurements are:

length = 40.3 cm, width 10.5 cm and height (height of sail) 16.5 cm.

The new colour variant Papo Stegosaurus model is expected to arrive at the Everything Dinosaur warehouse very shortly, with the Pentaceratops and the Gorgosaurus models to follow later.

To view the range of Papo figures currently in stock at Everything Dinosaur: Papo Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Animal Models

12 06, 2019

CollectA Caiuajara Gets a Custom Makeover

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CollectA Caiuajara Pterosaur Model Gets Customised

Our thanks to dinosaur and prehistoric animal model collector Elizabeth who sent into Everything Dinosaur some photographs of her recent CollectA pterosaur purchase that she has had customised by a professional model maker and artist.  The pterosaur figure is the recently introduced (spring 2019), CollectA Supreme Deluxe Caiuajara model.  This figure has been highly praised by collectors and fans of prehistoric animals, but when placed in the hands of a professional model maker this figure can be customised and elevated to a higher level.

The CollectA Deluxe Caiuajara Pterosaur Model After the Makeover

A customised CollectA Caiuajara model.

The CollectA Deluxe Caiuajara pterosaur figure (custom painted).

Picture Credit: Elizabeth

Custom Painted

At Everything Dinosaur, we tend to get a lot of pictures of models that have been custom painted or altered by their owners in some way.  We marvel at how clever and creative these people are.    The CollectA Deluxe Caiuajara figure is very impressive, but the professional model maker (Martin Garratt),  has created a truly unique piece, one that would not be out of place in a museum collection.  Our congratulations to Martin for his excellent work and our thanks to Elizabeth for sharing images of the commission.

The CollectA Deluxe Caiuajara (Out of the Box)

CollectA Deluxe Caiuajara with moveable jaw.

The Age of Dinosaurs Deluxe Caiuajara pterosaur figure with a moveable jaw.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Colour Vision and Feathers

Recent research has suggested that members of the Pterosauria may have been feathered in a similar way as dinosaurs.  There is growing evidence to indicate that the common ancestor of the dinosaurs and pterosaurs may have evolved a coat of simple feathers to help this active animal keep warm.

To read an article outlining the latest evidence that supports the idea that feathers first evolved in the Early Triassic: Feathers Came First Then Birds Evolved

A Closer View of that Beautifully Detailed Head Crest

Customised Caiuajara.

CollectA Caiuajara has been customised.

Picture Credit: Elizabeth

A Pterosaur Starting Point

When it comes to customising a figure or model, it is very important to work with a highly accurate and well-made model in the first place.  If the figure has approximately the right proportions and has an intriguing pose that is anatomically accurate, then this permits the model maker the opportunity to really enhance the figure to create something truly unique.  Standing around twenty-four centimetres high, the CollectA Deluxe Caiuajara is quite sizeable and it has provided the model maker with lots of scope to really bring out the model’s features.  Martin’s choice of colour scheme is very effective and the use of starkly contrasting colours highlights that colour was most important to these flying reptiles and supports the idea that these active animals had colour vision.

The Model Maker has chosen a Vivid Colour Palette and Used a High Gloss Wash to Bring out Details

CollectA Deluxe Caiuajara (customised).

A customised CollectA Caiuajara model.

Picture Credit: Elizabeth

A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur commented:

“Our thanks to Elizabeth for sharing these photographs with us, this figure will make a marvellous addition to her model collection.”

To view the CollectA Caiuajara figure and the rest of the models in the CollectA Deluxe range: CollectA Deluxe Prehistoric Life

3 06, 2019

Mojo Fun Prehistoric Mammals

By | June 3rd, 2019|Adobe CS5, Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur Products, Main Page, Photos of Everything Dinosaur Products|0 Comments

Mojo Fun Prehistoric Mammals

The excellent “Prehistoric & Extinct” model range (Mojo Fun), contains a lot of dinosaur figures but today, we focus on a couple of prehistoric mammal models.  We have praised this model range before, congratulating the company for producing figures of recently extinct creatures such as the Quagga of southern Africa and the Tasmanian Tiger (Thylacine).  The range includes a number of other prehistoric mammals, replicas of some creatures that became extinct millions of years ago and not just within the last 150 years or so as in the case of the Thylacine and the Quagga.

A Scene Featuring Mojo Fun Prehistoric Mammals

A landscape featuring Mojo Fun prehistoric mammal models.

Mojo Fun prehistoric mammals (Hyaenodon gigas and Deinotherium).

Picture Credit: Mojo Fun/Everything Dinosaur

Hyaenodon gigas and Deinotherium

The picture (above), depicts the fearsome Hyaenodon gigas one of the largest members of the Hyaenodontidae family (foreground).  Some fossil specimens indicate that this cursorial mammal could have weighed as much as 500 kilograms.   The large, elephant-like animal in the background is a Deinotherium, a very popular Mojo Fun prehistoric animal figure amongst collectors, after all, not that many replicas of “gigantic, terrible beast” have been produced.

The Mojo Fun Deinotherium Model

New colour Mojo Fun Deinotherium 2018.

Mojo Fun Deinotherium (new colour 2018).  A new colour variant of this popular prehistoric animal replica was introduced last year.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Wide Temporal and Geographical Ranges

Mojo Fun have taken great care in the creation of their promotional image.  A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur commented:

“It is always a pleasure to post up images depicting prehistoric animal models from the various ranges that we support.   We have some more images kindly supplied by Mojo Fun of some of their new for 2019 prehistoric animals, we are looking forward to posting up these images to, when the figures come into stock.”

A Hyaenodon gigas Scale Drawing Based on the Mojo Fun Hyaenodon Figure

Hyaenodon gigas scale drawing.

A scale drawing of the giant, carnivorous mammal Hyaenodon gigas.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Fossils of both Hyaenodon and Deinotherium genera have a wide geographical and temporal distribution.  H. gigas is known from the Lower Oligocene of south-eastern Mongolia, so it lived long before the first members of the Deinotheriidae evolved and certainly before the first members of this elephant family left Africa and became more widespread.  However, as the Deinotherium genus is believed to have existed from the Miocene to the Pliocene Epoch and as some hyaenodonts persisted until the Late Miocene, it is possible that species of Deinotherium would have been contemporaneous with some of the last members of the Hyaenodontidae.

An interaction between a member of the Deinotheriidae and a carnivorous hyaenodont could have taken place.

To view the range of Mojo Fun models stocked by Everything Dinosaur: Mojo Prehistoric and Extinct Animal Models

1 06, 2019

Update on the Limited Edition Papo Spinosaurus

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Update on the Limited Edition Papo Spinosaurus

The limited edition Papo Spinosaurus model has been delayed and the original launch date for this eagerly awaited dinosaur figure has been put back with a release date now estimated at August/September.  Everything Dinosaur remains heavily committed to this figure and by delaying this figure by a few weeks, this does permit both Papo and ourselves to ensure a successful roll out of other new for 2019 Papo models such as the Gorgosaurus, the new colour variant Stegosaurus and the Pentaceratops model.

Latest news:  Now likely to be in stock in October.

Papo Spinosaurus Figure Delayed

Spinosaurus dinosaur model from Papo

The awesome Papo Spinosaurus dinosaur model.  Delayed until August/September 2019.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Technical Issues

Technical issues have been cited as the reason for the delay.  With such an eagerly anticipated dinosaur figure, we are confident that design team at Papo and the production staff would be wanting to create the very best, most detailed model possible and therefore it may be sensible to take a little longer with the production process and the design of the special box that this figure will be presented in.

Everything Dinosaur team members have been involved in detailed discussions concerning the boxing of this figure.  As a business, we are trying to cut down on single use cardboard as part of our environmental policy, aiming to maintain our excellent record when it comes to recycling cardboard and paper.  However, a spokesperson from Papo’s senior management commented that the gift box “really highlights the premium value of this limited edition item” and added that “it’s also a good protection against shocks during the shipment.”

Papo Spinosaurus aegyptiacus Part of the French Technical Document

Papo Spinosaurus en Francais,

Papo limited edition Spinosaurus, technical document.  The model has been delayed a release date is now expected August/September 2019.  The design of the gift box can be seen on the right.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Same Model – New Delivery Date

Team members at Everything Dinosaur are hopeful that the first production samples will be ready for inspection in late July.  The expected delivery of models ready for sale to the wider public should be August/September, if Everything Dinosaur receives further information and updates, these will be published on this blogsite as well as on the company’s various social media platforms.

The Papo Spinosaurus (S. aegyptiacus) Dinosaur Model is Expected August/September

Papo Spinosaurus model due August/Septermber 2019.

The Papo Spinosaurus (S. aegyptiacus) dinosaur model is now expected August/September.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur stated:

“All those people who are on Everything Dinosaur’s priority reserve list will still be offered a model, nothing has changed for them in terms of being guaranteed the chance to purchase this limited edition figure.”

The spokesperson went onto add:

“We have a meeting with Papo in a couple of weeks’ time, we hope to receive further information and if there is any additional news regarding this model or indeed any of the other new for 2019 figures such as the Papo Pentaceratops, the Gorgosaurus or the new colour variant Stegosaurus, we shall be sure to pass this information onto our customers”.

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

Update – now likely to be in stock in October 2019.

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