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31 03, 2020

CollectA Deluxe 1:6 Scale Microraptor (Turntable Tuesday)

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Turntable Tuesday – CollectA Deluxe Microraptor Dinosaur Model

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

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

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

CollectA Deluxe Microraptor Dinosaur Model

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

The Stunning CollectA Deluxe 1:6 Scale Microraptor Dinosaur Model

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

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

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Iridescent Feathers and a Bifurcated Tail

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

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

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

Highlighting the Feathers (CollectA Deluxe Microraptor Model)

The CollectA Deluxe Microraptor Model.

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

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The Everything Dinosaur YouTube channel can be found here: Everything Dinosaur on YouTube.  We recommend that you subscribe.

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

29 03, 2020

Everything Dinosaur’s Video Review CollectA Fukuisaurus

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CollectA Deluxe Fukuisaurus 1:40 Scale Dinosaur Model Reviewed

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

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

Video Credit: Everything Dinosaur

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

CollectA Deluxe Fukuisaurus Video Review

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

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

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

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

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A 1/40th Scale Model?

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

The CollectA Deluxe Fukuisaurus Dinosaur Model

CollectA Deluxe 1:40 scale Fukuisaurus.

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

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

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

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

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

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

Sharing the Same Bonebed and Now Sharing the Same Video

Two CollectA dinosaur models on display.

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

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

The Pleurokinetic Skull of an Ornithopod

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

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

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24 03, 2020

CollectA Deluxe Bajadasaurus (Turntable Tuesday)

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CollectA Deluxe Bajadasaurus Turntable Tuesday

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

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

Video Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Everything Dinosaur on YouTube

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

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

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

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

The CollectA Deluxe Bajadasaurus with its Bizarre Neck Spines

The CollectA Deluxe Bajadasaurus dinosaur model.

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

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

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

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

A Very Spiky Sauropod – The CollectA Deluxe Bajadasaurus Dinosaur Model

The CollectA Deluxe Bajadasaurus.

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

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

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

17 03, 2020

CollectA Deluxe Fukuisaurus 1:40 Scale (Turntable Tuesday)

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CollectA Deluxe Fukuisaurus 1:40 Scale (Turntable Tuesday)

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

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

Video Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Fukuisaurus – A Japanese Dinosaur

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

Two Models of Dinosaurs from the Lower Cretaceous of Japan

CollectA dinosaur models Fukuiraptor and Fukuisaurus.

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

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

CollectA Fukuisaurus and CollectA Fukuiraptor

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

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

A spokesperson for Everything Dinosaur commented:

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

The CollectA Deluxe Fukuisaurus 1:40 Scale Dinosaur Model

CollectA Deluxe 1:40 scale Fukuisaurus.

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

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

When will the CollectA Fukuisaurus be in Stock?

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

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

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

9 03, 2020

Wild Past Protoceratops Video Showcase

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Wild Past Protoceratops Video Showcase

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

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

Video Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Wild Past Protoceratops Dinosaur Model (P. andrewsi)

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

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

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

The Wild Past Protoceratops model measures around 6.5 cm long.

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

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur commented:

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

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

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

Protoceratops andrewsi model available from Everything Dinosaur.

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Available from Everything Dinosaur

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

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

25 02, 2020

CollectA Deluxe Protoceratops Video Preview

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CollectA Deluxe Protoceratops Video Preview

Everything Dinosaur is expecting to take delivery of the first batch of the new for 2020 CollectA prehistoric animal models in just a few weeks.  One of the new figures will be the 1:6 scale replica of Protoceratops (P. andrewsi).  To help dinosaur fans and model collectors to appreciate the superb detailing on this replica, we have made a short sixty second preview video.  This is the first video that utilises our new turntable, this is really helpful when it comes to displaying dinosaur models and figures.

Previewing Protoceratops – The CollectA Deluxe Protoceratops Dinosaur Model

Video Credit: Everything Dinosaur

CollectA 1:6 Scale Protoceratops Model

The CollectA Protoceratops measures around 24 cm in length and those bristles on the tail stand approximately 11 cm high.  Everything Dinosaur has invested in a small turntable so that viewers of the company’s videos can get a really good look at prehistoric animal models and replicas.  In this short video preview, the detail on the Protoceratops can be clearly seen, with features such as the articulated lower jaw and cloaca visible.

Coming into Stock at Everything Dinosaur Soon (Quarter 1 2020)

CollectA Deluxe Protoceratops model.

The CollectA Deluxe 1:6 scale Protoceratops dinosaur model (P. andrewsi).

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur commented:

“The turntable permits us to display a model in such a way that viewers can get a really good look at the figure.  We can operate the turntable in either a clockwise or an anti-clockwise direction, so our YouTube channel subscribers have a 360˚ view of the prehistoric animal on display.  We intend to post up more videos providing previews of up and coming models in the future, after all, we have a lot of new dinosaurs coming into stock in the next two months or so.”

A Close-up View of the CollectA Deluxe Protoceratops Showing the Beautifully Detailed Head and the Articulated Lower Jaw

The CollectA Protoceratops dinosaur model has an articulated jaw.

A close-up view of the CollectA 1:6 scale Protoceratops model showing the articulated jaw.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

The YouTube channel of Everything Dinosaur is a great resource for dinosaur fans and prehistoric animal model collectors.  The channel contains over 150 videos dedicated to dinosaurs and other forms of prehistoric life, with model reviews, collecting tips and previews of forthcoming replicas.

You can find the Everything Dinosaur YouTube channel here: Everything Dinosaur on YouTube.  We recommend that blog readers subscribe to Everything Dinosaur on YouTube.

Everything Dinosaur stocks a huge range of prehistoric animals including a large number of scale models in the CollectA Deluxe series.

To purchase CollectA Deluxe models and figures: CollectA Deluxe Prehistoric Life.

8 02, 2020

How to Assemble the Rebor X-REX (Broodlord)

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How to Assemble the Rebor X-REX (Broodlord)

The 1:35 scale Rebor Broodlord figure, a cross between an alien and a tyrannosaurid, has wowed collectors and model fans.  It is the first of four figures to be introduced in this series.  A second Broodlord is planned, the second model will have an “organic” colour scheme.  The other two figures will be known as “Swarm” and just like Broodlord, two colour variants will be offered “plague” and “radioactive”.

In order to protect the carefully sculpted back spikes, the typically tyrannosaurid arms and that beautiful, intricate extended jaw, during transit, Rebor has not attached them to the replica, the model has to be assembled, but this does not take too long.  Everything Dinosaur has created a short video that explains how to assemble the model and provides a few tips and tricks along the way.

How to Assemble the 1:35 Scale Rebor Broodlord X-REX

Video Credit: Everything Dinosaur

An Impressive Extra-terrestrial Figure

The model measures an impressive 43 cm in length and Broodlord stands around 14 cm high at the shoulders.  In our video, (it lasts a fraction over 9 and 1/2 minutes), we examine the model in detail, discuss the other figures in this xenomorph/tyrannosaurid line and explain how to fix the four back spikes into their slots behind the animal’s shoulders without them wobbling.  We also demonstrate how to insert the two-fingered, small arms and then we show how the top of a ballpoint pen can be used to help secure the jaw extension into the lower jaw.

The Rebor Broodlord X-REX Model (Metallic Variant)

Measuring the Rebor Broodlord X-REX model.

The Rebor 1:35 scale Broodlord X-REX replica is one of the biggest figures that Rebor has made to date.  The figure measures approximately 43 cm long.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Insert the Tail Before Adding the Arms

The narrator provides plenty of help and advice to assist with figure assembly.  For example, it is recommended that the tail is inserted in place prior to adding the arms.  To secure the tail requires a firm push and by not adding the arms you can give yourself a greater purchase on the body to help you ensure that the flexible tail piece is inserted neatly and securely into place.

It is fitting that we have made one of our longest videos featuring one of Rebor’s longest (if not the longest replica) produced by this exciting company to date.  This video is available on Everything Dinosaur’s YouTube channel, a channel dedicated to dinosaur and prehistoric animal model collecting.

Visit Everything Dinosaur on YouTube here: Everything Dinosaur on YouTube.

To purchase the fantastic Rebor 1:35 Broodlord X-REX model and to see the rest of the Rebor range: Rebor Models, Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Animals.

7 02, 2020

New for 2020 Papo Giganotosaurus (Sneak Peek)

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New for 2020 Papo Giganotosaurus (Sneak Peek)

Everything Dinosaur team members have been busy over the last few days posting up pictures of the new for 2020 Papo prehistoric animal models.  They have featured the new colour variant feathered Velociraptor, Chilesaurus, the pachycephalosaur Stygimoloch, Megaloceros and have even made a short video featuring the new colour variant Parasaurolophus dinosaur model.  The largest dinosaur figure to be introduced this year by Papo is the Giganotosaurus, naturally our staff have posted up plenty of pictures of this new replica too.

In addition, we have produced a short video on this new model, a dinosaur replica that has divided opinions.  In our video (it lasts three minutes), we show the prototype production model and then discuss some of the features of this new sculpt.

The New for 2020 Papo Giganotosaurus Dinosaur Model (Sneaky Peek)

Video Credit: Everything Dinosaur

How to Pronounce Giganotosaurus

Named and described in 1995, this South American theropod (Giganotosaurus carolinii), is regarded as one of the largest, if not the largest, meat-eating dinosaurs known to science.  Whilst waiting for news of this Papo figure, our team members checked the correct pronunciation of the genus name.  Thanks to the scientists who specialise in the Dinosauria from the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology (SVP), we can confidently state that the accepted scientific pronunciation is Gig-ah-note-oh-sore-us, think of terms like gigabyte or for that matter, gigametre.

The Papo Giganotosaurus (Gig-ah-note-oh-sore-us) Dinosaur Model

Papo Giganotosaurus Dinosaur Model

The new for 2020 Papo Giganotosaurus dinosaur model.  It has an articulated lower jaw.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

A Controversial Dinosaur Model

When the first images of this new model were released, the pose of this dinosaur attracted a lot of comments.  In Everything Dinosaur’s brief video review, we look at the prototype figure and then discuss some of the other features of the sculpt, such as the detailed paint scheme and the quality of the skin tone and texture.  The detail on the head of the dinosaur is remarked upon.  The narrator comments on the skull shape and the attention to detail that can be seen in the depiction of the skull fenestrae.

A View of the Papo Giganotosaurus Dinosaur Model (Prototype)

The new for 2020 Papo Giganotosaurus dinosaur model.

A photograph of the Papo Giganotosaurus prototype model in a display case.  Can you see the head of the new for 2020 Papo Chilesaurus by the right foot of the theropod?

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

The video can also be found on Everything Dinosaur’s YouTube channel.  Our YouTube channel contains lots of helpful videos about prehistoric animal models and figures.  To visit our YouTube channel and to subscribe: Everything Dinosaur on YouTube.

To see the range of Papo prehistoric animal models available from Everything Dinosaur: Papo Prehistoric Animal Models.

4 02, 2020

New for 2020 Papo Parasaurolophus (Sneak Peek)

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New for 2020 Papo Parasaurolophus (New Colour Variant)

Fans of the Papo “Les Dinosaures” model collection may have a little while yet to wait for the new for 2020 prehistoric animal figures to become available.  However, this does not stop Everything Dinosaur team members from posting up pictures and further information about these eagerly anticipated replicas.  For example, recently a member of staff was able to get their hands on the new for 2020 Papo Parasaurolophus in the new “striped” colour scheme.

Plenty of pictures were taken, as our Facebook and Instagram followers will testify to, but we also shot a short video so that our customers can see the model in the “flesh” as it were.

The Papo Parasaurolophus New Colour Variant 2020 (Sneak Peek)

Video Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Papo Parasaurolophus

This popular dinosaur is one of five new dinosaurs to be added to the Papo portfolio this year.  Joining it will be Chilesaurus, Stygimoloch, Giganotosaurus and a new colour version of the feathered Velociraptor.  Details of these dinosaur models can be found here: Everything Dinosaur Announces New Papo Dinosaurs for 2020.

The New Papo Parasaurolophus Model is Beautifully Painted

New for 2020 Papo Parasaurolophus dinosaur model.

The new for 2020 Papo Parasaurolophus dinosaur model (with the limited edition Papo Spinosaurus in the background).

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

The model is the same sculpt as the original Papo Parasaurolophus, but it has been given a striking makeover and the colour scheme chosen by the design team is vibrant and carefully thought through.  For example, fossil specimens of Parasaurolophus spp. have been associated with forested environments, after all, these large herbivores fed on a variety of plant materials including conifers.  The striped markings on the flanks, legs and tail would have helped to camouflage this large animal as it moved through woodland (helping to break up its body outline).

In addition, this body pattern would also have given a degree of protection as the colour scheme can prevent a predator from selecting an individual to attack.  Note also, the brighter colours associated with that splendid crest and the head/neck region.  This is probably a nod towards the hypothesis that these social animals used colour cues to indicate maturity and social status within the herd.

Replacing the Early “Green” Papo Parasaurolophus

This new replica is replacing the original “green” Parasaurolophus figure in this range.  Although team members at Everything Dinosaur have been able to secure some stock of the original Parasaurolophus model, so collectors can still acquire this figure.

To view the original Papo Parasaurolophus and the rest of the models in the “Les Dinosaures” range: Papo Dinosaur Models and Figures.

Something “Old” Something “New” Papo Parasaurolophus Models

Papo Parasaurolophus models old and new.

The original Papo Parasaurolophus (top) is being replaced by a new colour variant (bottom) in 2020.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

30 01, 2020

A “Battle Damaged” Pachycephalosaurus

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Wild Safari Prehistoric World Pachycephalosaurus with “Battle Damage”

The new for 2020 Wild Safari Prehistoric World Pachycephalosaurus model is a little bit special.  Naturally, it is beautifully painted and an accurate depiction of a Late Cretaceous “bone-headed” dinosaur, but the design team at Safari Ltd have taken care to introduce an element of subtle “battle damage” to their figure.  It is a case of a dinosaur model demonstrating some “pachycephalosaur pathology”.

To help collectors and dinosaur fans to see what we mean, team members at Everything Dinosaur put together this short video.

Wild Safari Prehistoric World Pachycephalosaurus Dinosaur Model with “Battle Damage”

Video Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Demonstrating that Dinosaurs Had Tough Lives

In this short video, (it lasts a little over two minutes long), we show the model and provide close-up views of the brown mark on its skull.  This is not a flaw in the particular replica we use in the video, to prove it we show another figure from our stock, with exactly the same feature.  The design team at Safari Ltd have provided their Pachycephalosaurus figure with a little bit of “battle damage”, perhaps after a fight with another Pachycephalosaurus over social status in the herd, or perhaps in a dispute over food.  The Wild Safari Prehistoric World Pachycephalosaurus might have damaged his headgear whilst competing for females.  After all, extant male red deer, the bucks, do damage their antlers in the autumn rut, when they are fighting to win the right to mate.

Superb Detail on the Wild Safari Prehistoric World Pachycephalosaurus Dinosaur Model

The "battle damage" is located on the other side of the skull.

The beautifully detailed Wild Safari Prehistoric World Pachycephalosaurus dinosaur model.  The “battle damage” is located on the other side of the skull.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

To purchase the Pachycephalosaurus figure and the rest of the prehistoric animals in this range: Wild Safari Prehistoric World Models and Figures.

A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur commented:

“Safari Ltd have gone that extra mile by thinking carefully how they could reflect inferred behaviour in their Pachycephalosaurus dinosaur model.  We congratulate the design team for their foresight and consideration.  This is a very detailed figure and it is intriguing to see the little extra details that have been incorporated into the sculpt.”

The Everything Dinosaur YouTube channel contains lots of helpful and informative videos about dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals.  Team members try to post up a new video once a week and with all these new Safari Ltd models, our script writers are going to be kept very busy.

Subscribe to Everything Dinosaur’s YouTube channel here: Everything Dinosaur on YouTube.

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