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12 08, 2018

In Praise of “Meg”

By | August 12th, 2018|Animal News Stories, Dinosaur and Prehistoric Animal News Stories, Everything Dinosaur Products, Everything Dinosaur videos, Main Page, Movie Reviews and Movie News, Photos of Everything Dinosaur Products|0 Comments

Megalodon Makes it to the Big Screen

This weekend sees the opening of the summer blockbuster “Meg”, a prehistoric shark-based action movie featuring Jason Statham and a twenty-five-metre-long representation of Carcharocles megalodon – Megalodon, an extinct species of prehistoric shark, so famous that it is just known by its specific or trivial name.  With the film likely to make in excess of £30 million in box office receipts on just its opening weekend in the USA, the movie, which incidentally is the most expensive shark film ever made (estimated budget of around $130 million USD), is likely to be a runaway box office success.  However, this iconic marine monster is well and truly extinct, it really is “safe to enter the water” to borrow a strapline from perhaps, the best-known and best-loved shark movie of them all, the 1975 “Jaws”.

Warner Bros and director Jon Turteltaub may have resurrected Megalodon, but most palaeontologists will confidently tell you that, what was probably the largest carnivorous shark to have existed, died out around 2.6 million years ago.

When those talented people as Safari Ltd introduced a “Megalodon” model back in 2014, Everything Dinosaur put together a short video introduction to the model.

Everything Dinosaur’s Video Review of the Wild Safari Dinos Megalodon Model

Video Credit: Everything Dinosaur

We may have lacked the budget of the movie and unfortunately, we were unable to afford the services of Jason Statham, but our six minute video review set out to explain a little more about the science behind this prehistoric shark and to provide a guide to the Wild Safari Prehistoric World Megalodon model.

Carcharocles megalodon

Many marine biologists had believed that Carcharocles megalodon was closely related to the modern Great White Shark – Carcharodon carcharias (hence Everything Dinosaur’s original research into finding a suitable Megalodon model).  However, recent studies suggest that it was actually a member of another sub-branch of the Lamniformes Order and that Megalodon was a member of the Otodontidae family and not a member of the Lamnidae family as previously thought.  It may have had a similar lifestyle and habit to the Great White Shark and it was much bigger and heavier, but it was unlikely to have been around twenty-five metres in length, the size of Megalodon in the movie.

A Still from the Motion Picture “Meg”

Meglaodon from the movie "Meg".

A still from the 2018 summer blockbuster “Meg”.

Picture Credit: Warner Bros

A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur commented:

“If these giant, prehistoric sharks were still around today, then, as we suspect they were shallow water specialists living in the top two hundred metres of water, the upper portions of the epipelagic zone of the ocean, then they certainly would have been spotted by now.  The “Meg” is very much extinct and we are sure that the film will provide plenty of thrills and spills for cinema goers.  Perhaps, it will also raise awareness amongst its audience about the plight of many shark species today.  Over fishing, habitat loss and pollution are having a devastating effect on global shark populations.  It has been estimated that some 100 million sharks die each year, with luck this movie will raise awareness about shark species conservation.”

The Jaws of Megalodon

Megalodon jaws.

Reconstructed jaws of a Megalodon shark (human gives scale).

Picture Credit: Rex Features

Safari Ltd have produced an excellent replica of this prehistoric shark, to view the model and the rest of the amazing figures in the Wild Safari Dinos Prehistoric World collection: Safari Ltd. Wild Safari Prehistoric World

The Wild Safari Prehistoric World Megalodon Figure 

Wild Safari Prehistoric World Megalodon model.

Fearsome C. megalodon

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

27 07, 2018

JurassicCollectables Reviews the Papo Compsognathus Model

By | July 27th, 2018|Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur Products, Everything Dinosaur videos, Main Page, Photos of Everything Dinosaur Products, Product Reviews|0 Comments

The Papo Compsognathus Dinosaur Model Reviewed

The dedicated and enthusiastic production team at JurassicCollectables have made a video review of the new for 2018 Papo Compsognathus dinosaur model.  At Everything Dinosaur, the Compsognathus (along with the Papo Quetzalcoatlus), represent the last of this year’s models to be introduced.  It was certainly worth the wait, especially if you like to collect prehistoric animal figures that are reminiscent of the dinosaurs seen in the “Jurassic Park/Jurassic World” film franchises.  Papo have done a splendid job producing a replica of “elegant jaw”, which at one time, was regarded as the smallest dinosaur known to science.

In the short video review, it lasts a little over ten minutes, the JurassicCollectables narrator reviews this new Theropod model and compares and contrasts this figure with the increasingly rare Rebor Sentry Compsognathus.  Also featured is the classic Papo green standing Tyrannosaurus rex replica, an iconic Papo figure, now sadly out of production.

JurassicCollectables – Papo Compsognathus Dinosaur Model Video Review

Video Credit: JurassicCollectables

JurassicCollectables have produced video reviews of every single prehistoric animal and dinosaur replica that Papo have produced, to see these videos and to subscribe to their fantastic YouTube channel: Subscribe to JurassicCollectables on YouTube

The Papo Compsognathus Dinosaur Model

Papo Compsognathus model.

The Papo Compsognathus figure has an articulated jaw.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

A Finely Detailed Model with an Elegant Articulated Jaw

The finely detailed model has an articulated lower jaw.  The JurassicCollectables reviewer highlights the jaw and discusses the painting of this feature.  Papo have produced another excellent figure with an articulated jaw, it is quite a skilled job to be able to produce such a small, articulated component.  It is also apt, as Compsognathus means “elegant jaw”, in recognition of this small dinosaur’s elegant, narrow snout and small jaw bones.

To see the range of Papo prehistoric animal models available from Everything Dinosaur (including the Papo Compsognathus): Papo Prehistoric Animals

In the JurassicCollectables Video the Papo Compsognathus is Compared with the Rebor Compsognathus (Sentry)

The Papo and Rebor Compsognathus models.

In the JurassicCollectables video, the Papo Compsognathus model is compared to the Rebor Compsognathus.

Picture Credit: JurassicCollectables

The picture above shows one of the studio shots from the video showing the new for 2018  Papo Compsognathus (background) being compared to the Rebor Compsognathus figure (foreground).   In this well put together video review,  JurassicCollectables comment extensively about these dinosaur models.

The narrator comments:

“Love the use of colour!  The jaw opens really wide which is perfect, it is more of a 1/6th scale figure.  The sculpt is incredible.

Look out also for a cameo appearance by “off-colour Alan”, the Papo Compsognathus replica is one dinosaur model that Alan can look straight in the eye.  Our thanks to the team at JurassicCollectables for posting up this super video review.

8 07, 2018

JurassicCollectables Reviews the Rebor “War Pigs”

By | July 8th, 2018|Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur Products, Everything Dinosaur videos, Main Page, Product Reviews|0 Comments

A Video Review of the Rebor “War Pigs- Ankylosaurus Figures

The latest JurassicCollectables video to be posted up on their YouTube channel features not one, but three Rebor replicas to be exact.  All three of the recently introduced Ankylosaurus 1:35 scale figures have been reviewed in a single video, permitting collectors and dinosaur model fans to get a really good close up look at these armoured dinosaurs and compare the three different colour schemes.  Palaeontologists are not sure in which habitat Ankylosaurus (A. magniventris) lived, so Rebor  have cleverly introduced three different versions – “plain”, “mountain”and  “woodland”.

JurassicCollectables Reviews All Three War Pigs – “Plain”, “Mountain” and “Woodland”

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Video Credit: JurassicCollectables

A Flexible Bony Club Tail

In this detailed and most informative review, (the video lasts a little under nineteen minutes), viewers are given the opportunity to have a really good look at all three of these skilfully crafted replicas of one of the most famous plant-eating dinosaurs from the Late Cretaceous.  In the video, viewers are shown just how flexible that bony club tail is.  The figure comes as a two-piece set, the tail can be inserted into a slot and this saves on packaging and helps to protect the tail and the rest of the figure during transit.  Once inserted, the tail can be moved into a variety of poses, collectors can depict their Ankylosaurus model swinging its club tail.

JurassicCollectables Demonstrating the Flexible Bony Club Tail

The flexible tail of the Rebor War Pig - Ankylosaurus

Demonstrating the flexible tail of the Rebor War Pig Ankylosaurus (Mountain colour variant).

Picture Credit: JurassicCollectables

The head of each model can also be twisted and put into a variety of poses.  This is not demonstrated in the video, but JurassicCollectables cover this point in their most helpful comments section.

To view the Rebor War Pig Ankylosaurus replicas and the entire Rebor prehistoric animal model range: Rebor Dinosaur and Prehistoric Animal Replicas

“Magnificent Fused Lizard”

Although named and scientifically described around 110 years ago and now representing an entire family of armoured dinosaurs (the Ankylosauridae), palaeontologists are increasingly becoming aware of just how atypical this armoured giant actually was.  Rebor’s interpretation follows the principles laid out in several recently published scientific papers and the narrator from JurassicCollectables carefully guides the viewer over some of the finer points of each colour variant.  The close up of the interior of the mouth with its glossy look and the demonstration of the articulated jaw are worthy of special mention, as is the comparison with the Papo Ankylosaurus figure that occurs towards the end of this video review.

The medium of video permits the differences between the three colour schemes to be clearly seen.  The narrator’s personal favourite is “plain”, seen on the left of the picture below.

All Three Rebor War Pigs Shown Together

All Rebor Ankylosaurus models together.

All Rebor War Pig models “Plain”, “Mountain” and “Woodland” shown together.  Which one is your favourite?

Picture Credit: JurassicCollectables

All three figures together make a very impressive display, the idea of providing three distinctive colour schemes for this 1:35 scale replica based on different habitats is an inspirational one from Rebor.

All Three Rebor War Pigs can be Purchased as a Set from Everything Dinosaur (whilst stocks last)

All three Rebor War Pigs are available together as a special set.

All three War Pigs (Ankylosaurus models) are available as a set from Everything Dinosaur (whilst stocks last).

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Comparing the Rebor War Pigs with Other Rebor Replicas

Off-colour Alan makes his customary appearance, there is a nice shot of Alan patting the head of one of the Rebor replicas.  JurassicCollectables have built up an extensive database of Rebor model reviews and it is pleasing to note that a size comparison is made using the Rebor Y-rex figure (Yutyrannus huali).

The Rebor Y-rex Figure Compared to the Rebor Ankylosaurus War Pig (Plain Colour Variant)

Rebor War Pig Ankylosaurus (plain) compared to the Rebor Y-rex figure.

The Rebor Y-rex figure (Yutyrannus) compared to the Rebor War Pig Ankylosaurs “plain” colour scheme.

Picture Credit: JurassicCollectables

It is these little touches and these details that really help to make the JurassicCollectable’s YouTube channel stand out from all the other review channels.

Everything Dinosaur recommends the YouTube channel of JurassicCollectables.  Visit the YouTube channel of Jurassic Collectables here: JurassicCollectables on YouTube , don’t forget to subscribe to the JurassicCollectables channel, after all, some 71,000 dinosaur and prehistoric animal model fans already have!

19 05, 2018

JurassicCollectables Reviews Papo Iguanodon

By | May 19th, 2018|Everything Dinosaur Products, Everything Dinosaur videos, Main Page, Product Reviews|0 Comments

Papo Iguanodon Video Review (JurassicCollectables)

The sequence of new for 2018 Papo model video reviews by JurassicCollectables has been extended with the posting up of a review of the Papo Iguanodon dinosaur model.  Thanks to Everything Dinosaur’s support, the talented people at JurassicCollectables have been able to post up numerous Papo model reviews this year and the quality of these videos and the care taken in their production, leaves other YouTube channels very much in JurassicCollectable’s wake.

The New for 2018 Papo Iguanodon- Video Review by JurassicCollectables

Video Credit: JurassicCollectables

“Thumbs Up” for a Top Iguanodon Video Review

Once regarded as an “English” dinosaur, the holotype material for the only species represented within this genus has been assigned to extensive fossils from Belgium.  There is certainly a long history of research into “iguana tooth” and a nice touch in the opening minute of the video review was to reference this fact and to show an image of the Iguanodon models on display at the Crystal Palace park in London.  Our interpretation of Iguanodont anatomy has certainly changed a lot since the days of Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins.

The Famous 19th Century Crystal Palace Dinosaurs

Crystal Palace dinosaur figures.

The famous Crystal Palace dinosaur figures sculpted by Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

A Detailed Video Description of Iguanodon

In the JurassicCollectables video review, the narrator provides a detailed description of this skilfully made plant-eating dinosaur model.  Particular attention is given to the skull sculpt including the presence of an articulated lower jaw on the figure.  The narrator discusses the grey tones used in the sculpt and the general painting of the model before the video shows the subtle black striping running down the thick tail.  Such colour patterns have been associated with Hadrosaur fossils from North America and it is indeed very likely, that a large animal such as Iguanodon had a thick tail.  The design team at Papo are praised for the detail that they have incorporated into the figure.  The creases and folds of skin around the thighs and pelvic area are singled out for comment.  The fine detailed scales on the hands of Iguanodon (complete with thumb spikes), are also discussed.

The JurassicCollectables YouTube channel has lots of Papo model videos, plus reviews of many other new for 2018, prehistoric animals.  It is definitely a “go to” channel for many dinosaur enthusiasts and model collectors.  To visit the JurassicCollectables YouTube channel and to subscribe: JurassicCollectables on YouTube

The Papo Iguanodon Dinosaur Model

Papo Iguanodon dinosaur model.

The new for 2018 Papo Iguanodon model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Comparing the Papo Iguanodon to Other Papo Dinosaur Models

We are looking forward to receiving the rest of the new for 2018 Papo replicas, including the new paint version of the Papo Acrocanthosaurus, which is also shown in this highly informative video.  The Papo Acrocanthosaurus model, nicknamed “tiger stripes” is used by JurassicCollectables to provide a size comparison with the Papo Iguanodon.

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

The Papo Iguanodon and the Papo Acrocanthosaurus (2018 Version) Compared

Papo dinosaur models compared.

Comparing Papo dinosaur models.

Picture Credit: JurassicCollectables

The narrator describes the colour scheme on the Papo Iguanodon as “elephant-like”, quite appropriate as I. bernissartensis was certainly as big as an elephant.  The recently reviewed Papo Therizinosaurus is also used by JurassicCollectables in this video, the two herbivorous dinosaur models look great together.

The Papo Therizinosaurus Next to the Papo Iguanodon Figure

Papo Iguanodon compared to the Papo Therizinosaurus.

The Papo Iguanodon next to the Papo Therizinosaurus dinosaur model.

Picture Credit: JurassicCollectables

15 05, 2018

Papo Therizinosaurus Video Review

By | May 15th, 2018|Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur Products, Everything Dinosaur videos, Main Page|1 Comment

A Review of the Papo Therizinosaurus Model by JurassicCollectables

A month before the new “Jurassic World” film “Fallen Kingdom” hits cinema screens, JurassicCollectables have been busy creating their own blockbuster.  Today, we feature their video review of the eagerly awaited Papo, new for 2018 Therizinosaurus dinosaur model.  This new Theropod figure is rapidly becoming a firm favourite amongst dinosaur fans and model collectors.

The JurassicCollectables Video Review of the Papo Therizinosaurus Replica

Video Credit: JurassicCollectables

The Papo Therizinosaurus Model

Therizinosaurus is one of the more bizarre members of the dinosaurian Sub-Order Theropoda.  It is widely believed that Therizinosaurus was herbivorous, those formidable metre-long claws on the hands, were probably used to hook branches to help this large animal feed.  The claws may also have played a role in defence against marauding tyrannosaurids, Papo have sculpted their figure in a pose that makes the animal look like it is rearing up, perhaps to threaten an approaching pack of Tyrannosaurs.  In the JurassicCollectables video review, which lasts just under nine minutes, the narrator comments upon the pose of this new Papo replica.  The model is very stable and “firmly seated”, the figure is resting on its tail, with one foot on the ground and the other slightly raised, so that the toes help provide support.

The New for 2018 Papo Therizinosaurus Dinosaur Model

Papo Therizinosaurus.

Papo Therizinosaurus dinosaur model.  A tall model with a fascinating pose.

Picture Credit: Everything

To view the new for 2018 Papo Therizinosaurus and the other prehistoric animals in the Papo range: Papo Prehistoric Animal Models

Fine Feathers

In this very well put together video, the viewer is given a guided tour of the Papo model and the figure is highly praised for its detailed feathery textures running down the neck and across the back and shoulders.  The abrupt transition from feathers to scales on the flanks is commented upon and the wonderfully well-painted wings are shown.  As a rather pot-bellied dinosaur, (a large gut is synonymous with a plant-eating dinosaur), Therizinosaurus had a relatively narrow set of jaws, the spokesperson for JurassicCollectables demonstrates the articulated lower jaw on the model and comments on the wet gloss look given to the mouth.  The head shows lots of amazing detail including a prominent beak, a characteristic associated with most derived Ornithischian dinosaurs, but also present on this lizard-hipped representative of the Dinosauria.

A Close-up of the Head Showing Lots of Detail and a Prominent Beak

The head of the Papo Therizinosaurus dinosaur model.

The beautiful head of the Papo Therizinosaurus showing lots of detail including a prominent beak.

Picture Credit: JurassicCollectables

“Papo Have Really Got This Nailed”

The narrator is most impressed by this new for 2018 Papo model.  He examines the fine textures and skin tones on the body of the dinosaur very carefully and compliments the French manufacturer.  A number of Papo models are used to compare the size of the Papo Therizinosaurus and off-colour Alan makes a welcome appearance towards the end of this excellent video review.

The JurassicCollectables spokesperson states:

“Papo have really got this nailed.”

Off-colour Alan had better keep well clear of those fearsome-looking claws of this plant-eating dinosaur.

The Detailing on the Fingers and Claws is Highlighted in the Video Review

The fingers and claws of the Papo Therizinosaurus.

The wonderful detail on the fingers and claws of the Papo Therizinosaurus figure.

Picture Credit: JurassicCollectables

The YouTube channel of JurassicCollectables provides a comprehensive resource for prehistoric animal and dinosaur model reviews.  The videos are skilfully produced and provide viewers with the chance to examine prehistoric animal figures in detail.

Visit the YouTube channel of JurassicCollectables here: JurassicCollectables on YouTube , Everything Dinosaur recommends that prehistoric animal model fans subscribe to JurassicCollectables.

6 04, 2018

JurassicCollectables Reviews the Schleich Carnotaurus (2017)

By | April 6th, 2018|Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur Products, Everything Dinosaur videos, Main Page|0 Comments

A Video Review of the Schleich Carnotaurus Dinosaur Model

Those talented and clever people at JurassicCollectables have produced another dinosaur model video review.  This time it is the Schleich “Conquering the Earth” Carnotaurus figure from 2017 that is given the star treatment.  This figure was introduced by Schleich last year, but interest in Carnotaurus has certainly been piqued after its appearance in the recent “Jurassic World – Fallen Kingdom” movie trailer.  Whilst the tyrannosaurids rose to prominence in the northern hemisphere during the Late Cretaceous, in the south, as the super-continent Gondwana continued to break apart, it was the bizarre abelisaurids, such as Carnotaurus, that took on the role of apex predators.

In this short video (duration a little under eight minutes), a Schleich Carnotaurus dinosaur model is unwrapped and put on the display turntable.  The narrator discusses the model and highlights some of the features, including how it reminds him of another Carnotaurus figures that came out as merchandise from earlier “Jurassic Park/Jurassic World” dinosaur movies.

The Schleich Carnotaurus Dinosaur Model Video Review

Video Credit: JurassicCollectables

The video review gives model collectors the opportunity to see this very unique dinosaur model up close.  The model has a very distinctive skull, a point emphasised in the video.  The narrator comments on the simple but effective colour scheme and praises the wet, glossy look of the eye that helps to animate this figure.  The rows of neck plates and other osteoderms are mentioned, although, the spokesperson for JurassicCollectables does not comment on the distinct overbite depicted on this short-skulled dinosaur.

JurassicCollectables on Their YouTube Channel

JurassicCollectables have a brilliant YouTube channel which is full of prehistoric animal model reviews and other very informative and interesting videos.  This YouTube channel has tens of thousands of subscribers, more than 64,000, that’s an amazing achievement, our congratulations to everyone at JurassicCollectables for such a fantastic collection of videos.

You can visit the YouTube channel of JurassicCollectables here: JurassicCollectables on YouTube, Everything Dinosaur recommends that prehistoric animal model fans subscribe to the JurassicCollectables channel on YouTube.

To purchase the Schleich “Conquering the Earth” Carnotaurus dinosaur model and to see the full range of Schleich prehistoric animal figures that Everything Dinosaur offers: Schleich Dinosaur and Prehistoric Animal Models

The Schleich “Conquering the Earth” Carnotaurus Dinosaur Model

Schleich Conquering the Earth Carnotaurus model.

The Schleich “Conquering the Earth” Carnotaurus figure.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

A Tactile Dinosaur Model (Schleich Carnotaurus)

Schleich are building a reputation for the tactile quality of their dinosaur models.  The narrator in the video alludes to the “feel” of the model, the different sized scales and their texture lends a kinaesthetic quality to this dinosaur, a point picked up by numerous teaching assistants and learning support advisers in schools who are using Schleich dinosaur models to assist with sensory play and kinaesthetic themed learning.

For an article that discusses the tactile qualities of a Schleich figure: The Tactile Qualities of the Schleich Brachiosaurus

Our thanks to, JurassicCollectables for their most informative and instructive video review of the Schleich Carnotaurus, we look forward to this talented team producing more videos of the Schleich “Conquering the Earth” dinosaur model range in the future.

17 02, 2018

JurassicCollectables Highlights the Rebor “Raptors”

By | February 17th, 2018|Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur Products, Everything Dinosaur videos, Main Page, Photos of Everything Dinosaur Products|0 Comments

A Video Showcasing the Rebor “Raptors”

In response to popular demand, those highly talented people at JurassicCollectables have produced a video highlighting the range of “Raptors” that have been made by Rebor.  In this highly informative video, the narrator takes the viewer on a tour of the numerous dromaeosaurid models produced by Rebor.  This is a chronological tour, not in terms of the geological age of the fossils, but a timeline that lists the order in which these replicas were produced.  As JurassicCollectables are big fans of the movie franchise “Jurassic Park/Jurassic World”, the figures, most of which are very reminiscent of the Velociraptors seen in the films, the narrator is able to discuss some of his favourite pieces.

JurassicCollectables Reviews the Rebor Raptors to Date (Early 2018)

Video Credit: JurassicCollectables

A Timeline of Rebor “Raptors”

In this video review, which lasts a little over thirteen minutes, the first replica to be discussed is “Windhunter”, the Utahraptor figure (Utahraptor ostrommaysorum), which ironically is geologically much older than the Velociraptors depicted in the video.  The Rebor replicas have proved to be so popular, as not only are they excellent sculpts, but they remind collectors of the Velociraptors from the film franchise.  Some of the Rebor models pay tribute to Stanley “Stan” Winston, the American television and film special make-up effects creator responsible for the majority of the dinosaurs seen in the early “Jurassic Park” films.  This explains some of the names chosen by Rebor such as the baby Velociraptor figure “Stan” and the 1:18 scale cursorial replica “Winston”, which the narrator heralds as one of his personal favourites.

The Rebor 1:18 Scale Replica Velociraptor “Winston”

Rebor Velociraptor "Winston".

Rebor 1:18 scale Velociraptor model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Bronze Effects

It is not only the people behind the films that are honoured by this part of the Rebor range.  When the first film in the dinosaur-themed franchise came out, “Jurassic Park”, in 1993, a series of limited-edition bronze dinosaur models were cast.  Rebor produced their own limited-edition “Raptors” the bronze-effect “Father and Son” figures which were based on the “Winston and Stan” Velociraptor replicas.  In the video, the commentator points out the superb detailing on these figures and even highlights the areas on the models where the bronze-effect has been given a greenish tinge, to mimic the metal as it ages.

The Limited-edition Rebor “Father and Son” Velociraptor Replicas

Limited edition Rebor Velociraptors "Winston and Stan".

The Rebor replicas “Winston and Stan”.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Only 1,000 of these model sets were produced, still, Rebor fans can view these figures in the JurassicCollectables video.  JurassicCollectables have done a good job in discussing the various Rebor models representing “Raptors” in chronological order, from the first to be produced to the latest such as “Gunn” and “Rose”, for completeness here is Everything Dinosaur’s list of Rebor dromaeosaurids from the first model to be produced to the very latest to come off the production line.

The List of Rebor Dromaeosaurids (First to Latest)

  • Rebor “Windhunter” Utahraptor ostrommaysorum
  • Rebor Club Selection Velociraptor Triplets (limited edition)
  • Rebor 1:6 scale Velociraptor Hatchlings
  • Rebor 1:35 scale baby Utahraptor “Breeze”
  • Rebor 1:18 scale baby Velociraptor “Stan”
  • Rebor Velociraptor “Winston”
  • Rebor “Father and Son” Velociraptor set (limited edition in bronze effect) – “Winston and Stan”
  • Rebor “Cerberus Clan” a trio of Deinonychus figures (D. antirrhopus)
  • Rebor 1:18 scale leaping Velociraptors “Spring-heeled Jack” and “Alex Delarge”
  • Rebor 1:18 scale Velociraptor “Pete”
  • Rebor 1:18 scale Velociraptors “Gunn” and “Rose”

To view the Rebor model range available from Everything Dinosaur: Rebor Prehistoric Animal Replicas and Figures

More Raptors to Come

Rebor has plans to add more dromaeosaurids to their model range.  Collectors will have the chance to add even more figures to their very own raptor pack.  As for personal favourites, we agree with the narrator in the JurassicCollectables video, “Winston” is very popular amongst Everything Dinosaur team members, but for the moment, this replica is just pipped by a nose by the excellent Velociraptor “Pete”.

The Rebor 1:18 Scale Velociraptor Figure “Pete”

Rebor "Pete" Velociraptor Model

A cursorial (running Velociraptor) called “Pete from Rebor.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

JurassicCollectables have produced video reviews of all the models seen in this very well made compilation video.  To view these videos, visit JurassicCollectables on YouTube.  Everything Dinosaur recommends that readers subscribe to the JurassicCollectables YouTube channel: JurassicCollectables on YouTube

27 01, 2018

JurassicCollectables Reviews the CollectA Deluxe Styracosaurus

By | January 27th, 2018|Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur videos, Main Page, Photos of Everything Dinosaur Products|0 Comments

CollectA Deluxe Styracosaurus Reviewed by JurassicCollectables

The very talented people at JurassicCollectables have produced a video review of the CollectA Deluxe Styracosaurus figure.  Over the last few weeks, our team members have been working on a variety of projects, so we are only just getting up to speed with the latest video reviews from this website that now boasts over 61,000 subscribers.  It is great to see a video of this model, one of the most spectacular recent additions to the CollectA Deluxe range.

The JurassicCollectables Deluxe Styracosaurus Model Review

Video Credit: JurassicCollectables

“Spike Lizard” – Reviewed

In this video, which lasts a little over eight and half minutes, the narrator takes the viewer on a tour of the features of this substantial model.  The CollectA data card that accompanies the figure is also discussed, it is true that this iconic dinosaur was named in 1913.  Styracosaurus (S. albertensis) was named and described by the famous Canadian palaeontologist and geologist Lawrence Lambe, it is one of a number of prehistoric animals described by Lambe from fossils found in the Canadian Province of Alberta.  The video focuses on the incredibly detailed skull and stunning array of spikes.  The photography is supported by clear oratory, as the speaker comments on the various features that this model possesses.  Just like the figure itself, there is plenty of detail, note is made of the high gloss effect on the orbit, giving the eye a realistic wet look.

To view the CollectA Deluxe Styracosaurus model and the rest of the CollectA Deluxe range available from Everything Dinosaur: CollectA Deluxe Prehistoric Life

A Glorious Head Sculpt

Given the fact that this Late Cretaceous Ornithischian had one of the most elaborate frills of any horned dinosaur, it is only natural that the video review should dwell on the skull and jaws.   This figure is described as having a “glorious head sculpt” and in the video, the viewer is given the opportunity to view this beautifully painted head from a variety of angles.   The edentulous (toothless) beak is discussed and comments are made as to the finish on the spectacular horn and spikes.

JurassicCollectables have produced several CollectA model reviews, these have all been posted up onto their popular YouTube channel.  This channel is well-worth checking out and Everything Dinosaur recommends that model fans subscribe.

To visit the YouTube channel of JurassicCollectables: Visit the YouTube Channel of JurassicCollectables

Subtle Variation in the Skin Colouration

The video is well-lit enabling the viewer to get close views of the clever subtleties in skin tone and colour variations on the model.  The range of different sized scales on the figure are demonstrated and the commentator reports that this is a very realistic looking dinosaur.

The CollectA Deluxe Styracosaurus Dinosaur

The CollectA 1:40 scale Deluxe Styracosaurus dinosaur model.

CollectA Deluxe Styracosaurus dinosaur model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

This figure has proved to be very popular amongst collectors and Styracosaurus itself remains one of the most instantly recognisable of all the dinosaurs.  Our thanks to JurassicCollectables and “off-colour Alan” for showcasing this figure, even if poor Alan was a little unsteady on his feet!  Great to see the classic, green standing Tyrannosaurus rex model used as a comparison, these two figures work really well together.  Not sure how successful the Styracosaurus replica would be as a book end, as suggested by the narrator in one part of this highly entertaining and informative video.

14 01, 2018

JurassicCollectables Reviews Rebor “Gunn”

By | January 14th, 2018|Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur videos, Main Page, Product Reviews|0 Comments

A Review of the 1:18 Scale Rebor “Raptor” Called “Gunn” by JurassicCollectables

Those talented people at JurassicCollectables have produced another Rebor “Raptor” review.  Following on from their very informative video review of the female Velociraptor “Rose”, JurassicCollectables has focused their attention on Rose’s partner, the formidable “Gunn”, a 1:18 scale replica representing a male in the Velociraptor pairing.

JurassicCollectables Reviews the Rebor 1:18 Scale Figure “Gunn”

Video Credit: JurassicCollectables

Wonderful Painting and Amazing Detail

The narrator comments that the Rebor Velociraptor models, especially “Gunn” are very reminiscent of the Velociraptors depicted in the Jurassic Park III film, which came out in 2001.  The pose reminded the video presenter of the pouncing Velociraptor scene in which a pack of these dinosaurs try to grab a person who is hanging from a tree branch.  In the video, the beautiful paint scheme is discussed, and the narrator comments on the multiple washes and subtle tones that have been used to colour this replica.  Whilst the Rebor “Gunn” is being reviewed, viewers are given the chance to see “Gunn” and “Rose” together and what an attractive pair they make.

The JurassicCollectables presenter states that these two Velociraptors “compliment each other really well”.  He states that they are “gorgeous looking Raptors”.

Red Feet – Is that Blood?

During this most informative and helpful video review, the narrator demonstrates that the underside of the feet of “Gunn” are coloured a reddish hue.  Rebor certainly make top quality replicas and the attention to detail is amazing.  When the model is turned upside down the underside of the feet with their intriguing colouration and fine texture are revealed.   The commentator implies that the colouration could have come about as the dinosaur has been standing in the blood and gore from a recent pack kill.  At Everything Dinosaur, we are unable to offer an explanation ourselves, but it does give us the opportunity to show the underside of the model revealing the exquisite detail.

The Colouration of the Feet and Beautiful Skin Texture of the Velociraptor Figure “Gunn”

The underside of the Rebor Velociraptor "Gunn".

The underside of the feet and the beautiful skin texture of Rebor “Gunn”.

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Rebor Replicas and Jurassic Park III

The JurassicCollectables video review lasts a little over twelve minutes and it is great to see both Rebor “Gunn” and “Rose” shown together.  In addition, the video also compares the earlier Rebor “Winston” with their latest figure “Gunn”.  The narrator makes an excellent point about these Rebor figures working well with the classic “Jurassic Park” models.

The Rebor 1:18 Scale Velociraptor Replica “Gunn”

Rebor Velociraptor "Gunn".

The Rebor 1:18 scale Velociraptor model “Gunn”.

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JurassicCollectables has a fantastic YouTube channel.  It has lots and lots of brilliant dinosaur themed videos and product reviews and JurassicCollectables has just celebrated reaching the landmark of 60,000 subscribers.  Congratulations JurassicCollectables.  Visit JurassicCollectables on YouTube and subscribe: JurassicCollectables on YouTube

Great for Dinosaur Dioramas

Rebor has produced several Velociraptor models over the last eighteen months or so.  The video review shows both “Gunn” and “Rose” compared to “off colour Alan”, as well as highlighting the hatching Velociraptor blind box series made by Rebor.  The narrator explains that these models with their different, contrasting poses would be great for use in dinosaur dioramas.  Fortunately, the JurassicCollectables YouTube channel includes video reviews of all the Rebor “Raptors”, so viewers can see the full range of these Rebor figures.

Rebor “Gunn” Features in a Video Review by JurassicCollectables

The Rebor Velociraptor figure "Gunn".

The Rebor 1:18 scale Velociraptor model “Gunn”.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

To see the article we wrote about the JurassicCollectables video review of “Rose”: JurassicCollectables Reviews Rebor “Rose”

To view the range of Rebor replicas including “Gunn” and “Rose” available from Everything Dinosaur: Rebor Prehistoric Animal Figures and Replicas

6 01, 2018

JurassicCollectables Reviews Rebor “Rose”

By | January 6th, 2018|Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur Products, Everything Dinosaur videos, Main Page|0 Comments

A Review of the Rebor “Rose” Velociraptor Figure by JurassicCollectables

Those clever and talented people at JurassicCollectables have posted up another Rebor replica review.  The latest video features the Rebor Velociraptor named “Rose”, a representation of a female “raptor”, one of a pair of figures (one male, one female) introduced by Rebor last month.  These videos are a splendid way for dinosaur fans and model collectors to get a good look at any potential acquisition.  As well as showing the model, the narrator highlights key features and also compares the figure to other similar replicas, so collectors can gain an appreciation of its size and scale.

JurassicCollectables Reviews the Rebor Raptor “Rose”

Video Credit: JurassicCollectables

Rebor “Winston”, Rebor “Pete” and Rebor “Rose”

The narrator praises the figures calling them “lovely sculpts with lovely paint jobs”.  The Rebor female raptor “Rose” is compared with the recently reviewed Velociraptor “Pete” and a third Rebor Velociraptor replica “Winston”.  In the video, the skull shape and eyes of the Rebor “Winston” and the new “Rose” are carefully considered and the viewer is treated to a detailed inspection of the differences between the skulls and the eyes of these two models.

The female Velociraptor is depicted in a squatting position, as if the animal is resting and the points of articulation are discussed.  This Rebor replica has an articulated lower jaw as well as poseable forearms.  The exquisite colouration and details of the scales on the body are reviewed and commented upon.

The Rebor Velociraptor Figure “Rose”

Rebor "Rose" Velociraptor Model.

Rebor Velociraptor “Rose”.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

A Pack of “Raptors”

In this carefully made video, JurassicCollectables have included a review of the packaging.  The back of the Rebor “Rose” box shows the range of Rebor Velociraptor figures in 1:18 scale that have been made so far.  With Rebor, dinosaur fans and model collectors have a wonderful opportunity to build their own pack of dromaeosaurids, very reminiscent of the Velociraptors seen in the Jurassic Park/Jurassic World film franchises.

It is good to see the various Rebor models and figures shown together.  Viewers can get an appreciation of potential dinosaur dioramas when the likes of Rebor “Winston” and the dynamic leaping Rebor “Spring heeled Jack” are included in the same video.  Rebor is certainly building a strong reputation for its 1:18 scale figures.

To view the range of Rebor models available from Everything Dinosaur including the difficult to obtain Rebor “Winston” and “Spring heeled Jack”: Rebor Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Animal Models

In terms of new scale models, collectors are going to have to wait until April before there are more Rebor releases.  However, collectors and model fans have plenty to enjoy in the current range and these excellent video reviews by JurassicCollectables really show these figures in superb detail.  Look out for the cameo appearance of “off-colour Alan” towards the end of this fifteen-minute review.  He appears just after the “tale of the tape” when Rose is measured.  The narrator makes a very good point, the Rebor 1:18 scale raptor range works very well in terms of scale with the original Jurassic Park models and figures.

The Rebor Female Velociraptor Dinosaur Model – “Rose”

Rebor "Rose" a 1:18 scale Velociraptor figure.

The Rebor Velociraptor “Rose”.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

The narrator concludes the video by stating that for fans of the Velociraptors seen in films such as Jurassic Park III, the models from Rebor are a must-have for the collection.  We shall shortly post up details of the JurassicCollectables review of the partner model to accompany “Rose”, the male Velociraptor appropriately termed “Gunn”.

In the meantime, check out the amazing YouTube channel of JurassicCollectables, it is crammed full of beautiful video reviews and other fantastic material for the dinosaur model enthusiast.

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