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26 11, 2017

JurassicCollectables Reviews the Mojo Fun Brachiosaurus

By | November 26th, 2017|Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur Products, Everything Dinosaur videos, Main Page, Product Reviews|1 Comment

A Video Review of the Mojo Fun Brachiosaurus Dinosaur Model

JurassicCollectables have produced another fascinating video review of a dinosaur model.  This time, it is the Mojo Fun Brachiosaurus model that is put into the spotlight.  Mojo Fun was formed in 2009 with the objective of creating enjoyable and accurate model figures.  The “Prehistoric & Extinct” range contains a wide range of dinosaurs, prehistoric animals and recently extinct creatures.  This model range helps to highlight the link between extinctions of the past and the plight of many animals today and it includes replicas of animals such as the Tasmanian Tiger and the Quagga, animals that largely due to the actions of our own species, have become extinct.

The JurassicCollectables Video Review of the Mojo Fun Brachiosaurus Model

Video Credit: JurassicCollectables

The Mojo Fun Brachiosaurus Dinosaur Figure

In this short video review, the narrator compares the Mojo Fun Brachiosaurus with the brachiosaurids seen in the original “Jurassic Park” film, released in 1993.  The model is described as being “desk top size”, it is an ideal size for creative, imaginative play, yet retains enough detail to make it the target of model collectors.

Various features of the model are highlighted.  The skin texture is commented upon as is the paintwork around the eye, the use of shiny, glossy paint for the eye is praised.  The model represents a traditional view of a Macronarian Sauropod and we particularly appreciated the comments about the skin creases that have been incorporated into the model.

The Mojo Fun Large Brachiosaurus Dinosaur Model

Mojo Fun large Brachiosaurus dinosaur model.

The Mojo Fun Large Brachiosaurus dinosaur model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Reference to a Deleted Scene in “Jurassic Park”

“Off-colour Alan” provides a useful scale reference and the narrator comments that this figure resembles the Brachiosaurs that were to be included in a scene featuring these dinosaurs that was left on the cutting room floor when it came to piecing together the original “Jurassic Park” movie.  The Mojo Fun dinosaurs do seem to have been heavily influenced by the CGI dinosaurs from the “Jurassic Park” franchise and this makes them ideal for film fans who are trying to re-create mini-scenes from their favourite movie.

To view the “Prehistoric & Extinct” Mojo Fun model range available from Everything Dinosaur: Mojo Fun Prehistoric & Extinct Models

Measuring Dinosaur Models

One of the features of a video review by JurassicCollectables is the measuring of the model.  Providing the “vital statistics” of a Brachiosaur might be quite a tricky business, but JurassicCollectables cope admirably and providing a size guide helps model collectors to get a better idea of the scale of any figure.  It was also great to see the recently reviewed, new for 2017 Mojo Fun Hunting T. rex model also included in the video review.  It too, provides a helpful guide to scale and size.

For an article that features the recent review of the Mojo Fun red Hunting Tyrannosaurus rexJurassicCollectables Reviews the Mojo Fun Red Hunting T. rex

Mojo Fun has produced a number of dinosaur models, this range is gaining a very good reputation amongst discerning figure collectors and it is great to see such a well-shot and informative video review of the Mojo Fun Brachiosaurus.

Everything Dinosaur recommends that readers visit the YouTube channel of JurassicCollectables.  This channel is jam-packed with informative videos all with a dinosaur/prehistoric animal theme and we strongly recommend subscribing to this channel.  Visit: JurassicCollectables Videos on YouTube

20 11, 2017

JurassicCollectables Reviews the Papo Dimorphodon Figure

By | November 20th, 2017|Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur Products, Everything Dinosaur videos, Main Page, Photos of Everything Dinosaur Products|1 Comment

A Review of the Papo Dimorphodon Figure by JurassicCollectables

We are in the middle of “dinovember”, a time of the year when model fans showcase their prehistoric animal figures.  How appropriate then, for those talented people at JurassicCollectables to bring out a video review of the Early Jurassic Pterosaur Dimorphodon.   This is a very informative and well-made video review of a Papo, new for 2017, prehistoric animal model.  The Papo Dimorphodon was one of the last of the new for 2017 releases, but it was well worth the wait and this excellent video really does this flying reptile figure justice.

The JurassicCollectables Video Review of the Papo Dimorphodon Replica

Video Credit: JurassicCollectables

The Papo Dimorphodon Model

Dimorphodon was a flying reptile, a member of the long-tailed Pterosaurs.  The narrator highlights the tail on the replica in this enjoyable video review, describing the colour scheme as very “lemur-like”.  He goes on to praise the design team at Papo for making figures that have lots of natural colours and that reflect what is seen in animals alive today.

Two species of Dimorphodon have been recognised, the first to be described was a specimen found in England (by the famous fossil hunter Mary Anning).  A second species is known from Mexico.  The video gives viewers the chance to see the well-painted skull in glorious detail and comments are made about the way in which Papo depict the eyes on their figures.  There is even time to admire the articulated jaw, showing those different-sized teeth, that gave this genus of Early Jurassic flying reptile its name.

The New for 2017 Papo Dimorphodon Model

Papo Dimorphodon figure.

The Papo Dimorphodon model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Comparing the Papo Dimorphodon to Other Papo Prehistoric Animals

A great thing about this JurassicCollectables video review is that model collectors can compare the Papo Dimorphodon to several other Papo models, all of which have been previously reviewed on the JurassicCollectables YouTube channel.  In this video, the viewer is treated to comparisons with the new Papo young Spinosaurus replica along with the Archaeopteryx, Pteranodon and the Papo Tupuxuara.  Poor, “off-colour Alan”, does not fare well, the Dimorphodon is shown attacking him and the video ends with the flying reptile balanced on his shoulders.

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 very close-up.

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

A Close-up View of the Skull and Jaws of the Papo Dimorphodon Figure

The Papo Dimorphodon model (detail of the head).

The Papo Dimorphodon flying reptile head close-up.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

The video is just under twelve minutes in length and it contains a wealth of material on this 2017 Papo edition and the French company is praised for producing figures with naturalistic and earthy tones with amazing detail, especially around the eye socket.

It is always a pleasure to see reviews of Pterosaurs, especially a flying reptile with an affinity with the British Isles such as Dimorphodon.  We look forward to viewing the videos produced by JurassicCollectables when the new for 2018 Papo figures become available.

To see the entire range of Papo prehistoric animal models at Everything Dinosaur, including all the 2017 prehistoric animal releases: Papo Dinosaur and Prehistoric Animal Models

7 11, 2017

JurassicCollectables Reviews “Pete” from Rebor

By | November 7th, 2017|Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur videos, Main Page|0 Comments

A Video Review of the Rebor “Pete” Velociraptor Replica

Earlier this week, those talented people at JurassicCollectables produced a video review of the new Rebor 1:18 scale Velociraptor figure called “Pete” and what a great opportunity this video provides for model collectors to get a really good look at this excellent figure.  The video narrator comments about how close to the “Jurassic Park” raptors these figures look and asks help from viewers in determining which of the raptor gang from “Jurassic Park/Jurassic World” the Rebor figure most closely resembles.

The “Winston” Velociraptor Unboxing Video Review by Jurassic Collectables

Video Credit: Jurassic Collectables

Velociraptor “Pete” 1:18 Scale Replica Reviewed

This is a very detailed video, (it lasts for nearly fifteen minutes), the narrator shows the classy packaging and unboxes the figure before discussing its merits and comparing it to other Rebor 1:18 scale replicas including “Winston” and “Alex Delarge”.  Just like the other Rebor Velociraptor offerings, the “Pete” replica stays true to the non-feathered principles of the first “Jurassic Park” dromaeosaurids and the viewer is given a guided tour around the dinosaur with a special focus on the beautifully crafted, skin texture.

“Pete” the Latest Rebor Velociraptor Model

Rebor Velociraptor "Pete"

The Rebor 1:18 scale Velociraptor replica “Pete”.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Why is this Rebor Replica Called “Pete”?

In the very informative video review from JurassicCollectables, lots of aspects of this particular model are covered, the size, the paintwork, the details of the sculpt and so forth, but the question as to why this model is called “Pete” is not answered.  Let’s deal with that question to add a finishing touch to this very well-made video review.

Recent Rebor raptor models have been named after characters from the ground-breaking novel “A Clockwork Orange”, which was written by Anthony Burgess in 1962.  This book was later made into a famous (or rather infamous), film of the same name directed by Stanley Kubrick.  The plot deals with the violent lives of a gang of delinquents called the droogs, in a dystopian vision of the future.  The leader of the gang, played by Malcolm McDowell in the film, is called “Alex”, hence the recently introduced Rebor “Alex” figure.  One of the gang members is named “Pete” and that’s how this new figure got its name.  We could see more 1:18 scale Rebor Velociraptor replicas in the future, models named after the other droogs, namely Dim and Georgie.

Rebor “Pete” Named after a Gang Member from “A Clockwork Orange”

Rebor "Pete" Velociraptor Model

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

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

To view the Rebor Velociraptor “Pete” 1:18 scale figure and the rest of the Rebor range: Rebor Models and Figures

A Model of a Running “Cursorial” Raptor

It is great to see in the video direct comparisons being made between Rebor “Pete” and other Rebor Velociraptor replicas such as the leaping “Alex”.  The viewer can get a really good idea of how the Rebor pack of Velociraptors is coming together.  The narrator takes care to discuss the dynamic, running pose of this figure, it certainly gives the impression that this dinosaur is moving at speed.

JurassicCollectables have an amazing YouTube channel packed with wonderful dinosaur model reviews and other very informative videos.  Look out for all the super Rebor model reviews that are posted up on this channel.

Visit the YouTube channel of Jurassic Collectables here: JurassicCollectables on YouTube , to prevent you missing out on future videos, don’t forget to subscribe to the JurassicCollectables channel.

We look forward to seeing more JurassicCollectables video reviews of the Rebor range in the future.

28 10, 2017

JurassicCollectables Reviews the Papo Juvenile Spinosaurus

By | October 28th, 2017|Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur Products, Everything Dinosaur videos, Photos of Everything Dinosaur Products|0 Comments

Papo Juvenile Spinosaurus Video Review

Thanks to Everything Dinosaur, those clever people at JurassicCollectables have been able to get a close look at the Papo juvenile Spinosaurus, a figure that is currently paired with the excellent Papo Ceratosaurus in a special edition box set.  A video review of this figure, plus information about the box set has been posted up on the JurassicCollectables YouTube channel and this is a great way for dinosaur fans and collectors to get a really good view of this new Papo dinosaur replica.

The JurassicCollectables Video Review of the New for 2017 Papo Juvenile Spinosaurus Dinosaur Model

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Video Credit: JurassicCollectables

The Papo model range continues to grow and team members at Everything Dinosaur already know what is likely to be introduced next year, however, the fate of the young Spinosaurus model featured in this video remains uncertain and the only way to get one at the moment is via this special edition box set.

A New Studio Layout from JurassicCollectables

In a departure from the usual green studio layout, JurassicCollectables have opted to use the white-out effect of a photography booth.  The focus is therefore, very much on the figure and the detail can be highlighted more easily.  Once again, we praise the camera work and the clear narration, in what is quite a lengthy video, it runs for just over 13 minutes.  However, the slightly longer format permits the narrator to provide more information on the model, enables a comparison to be made with other Papo Spinosaurus figures and permits “off-colour Alan” to make his customary guest appearance.

The Papo Special Edition Box Set (Juvenile Spinosaurus and the Papo Ceratosaurus)

Papo juvenile Spinosaurus and the Papo Ceratosaurus special edition gift box.

The Papo juvenile Spinosaurus and the Papo Ceratosaurus gift box.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

To view the entire Papo dinosaur and prehistoric animal model range, including the recently announced model retirements (Pachyrhinosaurus, the baby brown Tyrannosaurus rex and the baby Woolly Mammoth), as well as the special edition Papo dinosaur gift box: Papo Prehistoric Animal Models.

Subtle Colours Identify the Figure as a Young Animal

Papo have taken care to give their juvenile Spinosaurus, hints of the more strident colours found in the large, adult Spinosaurus figure.  The narrator in the video points out the subtle colours found on the sail-like structure of this dinosaur.  In the adult Papo Spinosaurus, these colours are more prominent.  The use of colour in this way enables Papo to distinguish between a fully grown adult dinosaur and this, a figure of a juvenile.  The smudges of yellow paint, found along the back and down the tail help to reinforce the idea that this dinosaur has not quite reached maturity yet and has not attained its full adult colouration.

The Papo Juvenile Spinosaurus is Compared with the Adult Spinosaurus (Papo)

Comparing Papo Spinosaurs.

Comparing the Papo adult Spinosaurus with the Papo juvenile Spinosaurus.

Picture Credit: JurassicCollectables

Comparing Papo Spinosaurs

JurassicCollectables have to be congratulated for including the large Spinosaurus model from Papo in this video review of the juvenile Spinosaurus.  The narrator picks up on the significance of the chosen paint scheme and also contrasts this 2017 figure with the Spinosaurus model from the mini dinosaurs tub also made by Papo.  The use of the white background allows for some really close-up detailed shots of the various replicas.  For example, the very fine teeth are commented upon and the great range of scales depicted on the juvenile are discussed.

It is a pity that we could not see more of the Ceratosaurus model, which also features in this special edition box set.  However, JurassicCollectables has already produced a comprehensive overview of this figure, which can be viewed here: JurassicCollectables Reviews the Papo Ceratosaurus

A Very Well Balanced and Stable Model

The dynamic pose of the juvenile dinosaur is discussed, the narrator commenting on the stability of the figure, comments are also made about the bony ornamentation seen above the eyes and the detail found inside the jaw (the jaw is articulated and in the video, the gape of the dinosaur is demonstrated).

The Video is Notable for its Clear Narration and Close-up Views of the Replicas

Papo Spinosaurs reviewed.

JurassicCollectables reviews the Papo juvenile Spinosaurus.

Picture Credit: JurassicCollectables

The JurassicCollectables YouTube channel has amassed over 57,000 subscribers and features some 700 dinosaur and prehistoric animal inspired videos.

Everything Dinosaur recommends dinosaur and model fans to visit JurassicCollectables on YouTube and to subscribe: JurassicCollectables on YouTube

Our thanks once again to JurassicCollectables for producing such a well-made and informative video.

19 10, 2017

JurassicCollectables Reviews the Eofauna Steppe Mammoth

By | October 19th, 2017|Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur Products, Everything Dinosaur videos, Main Page, Product Reviews|0 Comments

A Video Review of the Eofauna Steppe Mammoth

Those clever people at JurassicCollectables have produced a video review of the debut model in a new range from Eofauna Scientific Research.  The video provides viewers with an up-close and detailed view of the superb Eofauna Steppe Mammoth replica.  A model created from 3-D scans of Mammoth fossil material.

JurassicCollectables Reviews the Eofauna Scientific Research Steppe Mammoth

Video Credit: JurassicCollectables

Mammuthus trogontherii

First described in 1885, the Steppe Mammoth (Mammuthus trogontherii), is thought to be one of the largest Mammoth species to have ever lived.  Body mass estimates vary but some palaeontologists calculate that males of this species, which was a member of the Elephantidae family, could have weighed around fourteen tonnes, that’s heavier than seven Aston Martin DB9 sports cars.  The narrator does not use this snippet of information, (it came up during an Everything Dinosaur product meeting about this new replica), but there is certainly of plenty of amazing information provided in this short (5:19) video review.

Available from Everything Dinosaur – the Eofauna Scientific Research Steppe Mammoth Replica

The Eofauna Scientific research 1:40 scale Steppe Mammoth model.

The Eofauna Scientific research Steppe Mammoth model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Steppe Mammoth Video Review

JurassicCollectables outline how the model was produced.  This beautiful 1:40 scale replica is based on an almost complete Steppe Mammoth skeleton from northern China that was studied by Eofauna Scientific Research team members.  The skeletal measurements were then scaled up to the largest individual specimen found to date, a more fragmentary specimen from Mosbach, in the north of Baden-Württemberg, (Germany).  The wonderfully detailed skull, shown in all its glory in this well-crafted video review, is based on a skull from Novosibirsk, Russia.  A three-dimensional prototype was moulded and then printed out, muscles and skin were added, using extant elephants as the template.  This is a scientifically accurate model and in the JurassicCollectables video review, the viewer is given plenty of opportunity to explore this model and to marvel at the scientific detail.

Everything Dinosaur’s Illustration of a Steppe Mammoth

Steppe Mammoth illustration.

An illustration of a Steppe Mammoth (Mammuthus trogontherii).

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Sales Help Fund Scientific Research

The narrator comments that Eofauna Scientific Research is a non-profit organisation and that all revenues from sales of this figure are ploughed back into scientific study and the dissemination of knowledge.  All the more reason to snap up this tusked-wonder and add it to your model collection.

To purchase the Eofauna Steppe Mammoth replica: Eofauna Scientific Research Models

In the video, the Steppe Mammoth model is compared to a Papo Velociraptor and it is great to see JurassicCollectables regular “off-colour Alan” having a cameo appearance.  The narrator provides some measurement details too, for a more complete assessment of the dimensions of the Eofauna figure, check out Everything Dinosaur’s earlier Steppe Mammoth article: Eofauna Steppe Mammoth scale and dimensions

JurassicCollectables have developed a brilliant YouTube channel packed full of prehistoric animal model reviews and other entertaining and informative videos.  They have just achieved 56, 000 subscribers, that’s an amazing achievement, our congratulations to the JurassicCollectables team.

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

21 09, 2017

JurassicCollectables Reviews the Papo Cave Bear Model

By | September 21st, 2017|Everything Dinosaur Products, Everything Dinosaur videos, Main Page, Photos of Everything Dinosaur Products, Product Reviews|0 Comments

Papo Cave Bear Video Review (JurassicCollectables)

The latest video review from JurassicCollectables has been posted up and it features the wonderful Papo Cave Bear model.  This replica is one of two prehistoric mammals being added to the Papo “Les Dinosaures” model range this year.  The Smilodon replica has been delayed, so for the time being we have this Ursus spelaeus figure to admire.  In this short video review, (it lasts just under three minutes), the narrator takes us on a tour of this beautifully painted Papo model.

The JurassicCollectables Video Review of the New for 2017 Papo Cave Bear Model

Video Credit: JurassicCollectables

It is great to see another prehistoric mammal added to the Papo range, especially after the retirement of the Woolly Rhino figure a couple of years ago and the recent news that the Papo baby Woolly Mammoth is going out of production*.   The JurassicCollectables video displays the quality of the paintwork and attention to detail on this model.  Thanks to “off-colour Alan” and a handy Tyrannosaurus rex, this video provides a good idea of the model’s size and scale.

The Distinct Sloping Forehead of U. spelaeus 

The narrator talks about the distinctive sloping forehead of Ursus spelaeus that helps to distinguish this model from more ubiquitous models of Brown Bears (Ursus arctos).  He also explains about some of the problems that can occur when trying to sculpt realistic looking fur on models of large mammals.

The Papo Cave Bear Figure (New for 2017)

The Papo Cave Bear Model.

A powerful looking Cave Bear model from Papo.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

In this excellent video, the narrator comments on the beautifully sculpted feet and paw pads.  The dynamic pose is discussed and the position of the hind legs noted.

The JurassicCollectables YouTube channel has amassed well over 54,000 subscribers and has something like seven hundred dinosaur and prehistoric animal inspired videos.  We think this might be the first video review of a Cave Bear replica undertaken by the team at JurassicCollectables.

Everything Dinosaur recommends prehistoric animal enthusiasts and model fans to visit JurassicCollectables on YouTube and to subscribe: JurassicCollectables on YouTube

The Powerfully Built Cave Bear

Becoming extinct as recently as 24,000 years ago, the Cave Bear would have been known to the people of the Late Pleistocene.  It was a powerfully built animal, but not the largest bear that ever lived, a common misconception. True, a fully grown, male might have weighed as much as one tonne and when it reared up on its strong hind legs it could have stood more than 3.3 metres high, but the fossil remains of a South American Short-faced Bear (Arctotherium angustidens) indicate that this animal was much larger, weighing around 1.6 tonnes.

Everything Dinosaur Photographed the Papo Cave Bear Last Year

Cave Bear model by Papo.

Papo Cave Bear (dorsal view of one of the first models to be made).

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

To view the Papo Cave Bear replica and the rest of the excellent Papo “Les Dinosaures” model range: Papo Prehistoric Animal Models

Our thanks once again to JurassicCollectables for producing such an interesting and informative video.

* Everything Dinosaur has blogged about Papo model retirements.  For an article that reveals which models are being dropped from the Papo range: New Papo for 2018 and Model Retirements

19 08, 2017

JurassicCollectables Reviews Rebor “Alex DeLarge” Replica

By | August 19th, 2017|Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur Products, Everything Dinosaur videos, Main Page|0 Comments

A Video Review of the Rebor Leaping Velociraptor “Alex DeLarge”

The second of the recently introduced leaping Velociraptor figures has been reviewed by JurassicCollectables.  This time, it is the stunning “Alex DeLarge”, Rebor Velociraptor in 1:18 scale, that is in the spotlight.  Rebor have been busy producing lots of “raptors” and as well as highlighting the features of “Alex”, this clever video review includes comparisons with other Rebor Velociraptor models, including “Spring-heeled Jack”, the 1:18 scale “Winston” and the juvenile “Stan”

JurassicCollectables Reviews the Rebor Leaping Velociraptor “Alex DeLarge”

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Video Credit: JurassicCollectables

In this short video, (duration 6:12), viewers are given the chance to have a really good look at this cleverly designed, Late Cretaceous, Asian dinosaur.  The narrator discusses various aspects of “Alex DeLarge”, although the video does not give the explanation for this Velociraptor’s moniker.  Alex DeLarge is the name of the violent protagonist in the novel “A Clockwork Orange” by Anthony Burgess which was published in 1962.  The book was made into a film, directed by Stanley Kubrick in 1971.

To view the Rebor 1:18 scale replica “Alex DeLarge”, the counterpart model “Spring-heeled Jack” and the rest of the excellent Rebor prehistoric animal model range: Rebor Dinosaur and Prehistoric Animal Replicas

Velociraptors of “Jurassic World”

It is apt for this particular Rebor model to be named after a character which has appeared in the cinema.  Alex DeLarge, liked to wield a razor, reminiscent of the “killing claw” associated with these dinosaurs, in the book and the film, Alex DeLarge roamed the streets in a gang, social, pack-hunting behaviour has been proposed for Velociraptors too.  The beautiful paint job on this particular Rebor replica is similar to the colouration of the Velociraptor called Blue which was seen in the recent dinosaur movie “Jurassic World”.  Sadly, for “off-colour Alan” his encounter with this 1:18 scale replica does not end well!

The Rebor Velociraptor “Alex DeLarge” Replica

Rebor 1:18 scale "Alex DeLarge" Velociraptor replica.

Rebor 1:18 scale Velociraptor model “Alex DeLarge”.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Compared with the Rebor Tyrannosaurus rex and the Rebor Velociraptor Models

It is great to see that JurassicCollectables have included other model and figure comparisons in their video review of the Rebor “Alex DeLarge” Velociraptor.  Towards the end of the video, look out for a line-up of Rebor Velociraptors and a comparison between the Rebor King T. rex replica in 1:35 scale and this leaping Velociraptor figure.  It is also helpful to see the model posed on both the two rods that are supplied with this replica as well as seeing how the arms fit into their sockets.

The close-up shot of the head and the views of the paintwork on the tail are very well done, nothing is out of focus and videos like this really do provide the best opportunity to view a model before deciding to purchase.

JurassicCollectables have an amazing YouTube channel which is full of prehistoric animal model reviews and other very interesting and carefully put together videos, including reviews of the aforementioned Rebor “King T. rex” and other Rebor replicas.

Visit the YouTube channel of Jurassic Collectables: JurassicCollectables on YouTube , please subscribe to the JurassicCollectables channel, this is a great channel for collectors as well as fans of prehistoric animals.

To view Everything Dinosaur’s blog article about the recently published JurassicCollectables review of “Spring-heeled Jack”: JurassicCollectables Reviews “Spring-heeled Jack”.

11 08, 2017

JurassicCollectables Reviews “Spring-heeled Jack”

By | August 11th, 2017|Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur Products, Everything Dinosaur videos, Main Page|0 Comments

A Video Review of the Rebor Leaping Velociraptor “Spring-heeled Jack”

JurassicCollectables have been hard at work again and their latest video to be posted is a review of the amazing “Spring-heeled Jack”, the Rebor Velociraptor, 1:18 scale dinosaur model.  Rebor has continued to set the standard when it comes to introducing “retro raptors” and this new Velociraptor joins “Winston, Stan” and “Alex DeLarge” in the Rebor replica range.

JurassicCollectables Reviews “Spring-heeled Jack”

Video Credit: JurassicCollectables

In this brief video review, (it lasts just over six and a half minutes), viewers are given the opportunity to have a really good look at this skilfully modelled Late Cretaceous Theropod.  The narrator discusses various aspects of “Spring-heeled Jack”, named after a strange being from English folklore that was first reported 180 years ago.  For example, the video looks at the base of the model in detail and demonstrates the articulated jaw and the forelimbs that can be set in various positions.

To view the Rebor 1:18 scale replica “Spring-heeled Jack”, the counterpart model “Alex DeLarge” and the entire Rebor prehistoric animal model range: Rebor Dinosaur and Prehistoric Animal Replicas

“Jurassic Park” Velociraptors

With the ground-breaking dinosaur movie “Jurassic Park”, hitting cinema screens in 1993, Velociraptors were up front and centre when it came to the prehistoric animals featured.  We won’t open up the debate on the size of the “raptors” in the film, suffice to say, thanks to this movie and the work of Stan Winston, the American film and television special make-up and special effects master, a whole new generation of young dinosaur fans was created.  The Velociraptors in the Rebor replica range, pay tribute to the contribution played in the portrayal of dinosaurs by Stan Winston, that’s why a number of the models in this range carry his moniker.  The leaping “Spring-heeled Jack” is reminiscent of the leaping Velociraptors from the Jurassic Park film franchise.

The Rebor Velociraptor “Spring-heeled Jack” Replica

Rebor "Spring-heeled Jack" Velociraptor model.

Rebor 1:18 scale Velociraptor “Spring-heeled Jack”.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

The genus name means “speedy robber or speedy thief” and the JurassicCollectables video review shows these dynamic models in all their beauty.

Compared with the Rebor Tyrannosaurus rex and the Rebor Carnotaurus Models

Our thanks to those clever people at JurassicCollectables for including in this video review comparisons with the Rebor Tyrannosaurus rex replica (King T. rex) and the recently reviewed Rebor Carnotaurus figure “Crimson King”.  Off-colour Alan even gets in on the action, he is shown riding on the back of the leaping Velociraptor and the figure looks really good next to “Spring-heeled Jack”, very reminiscent of the scene from the first Jurassic Park” movie where big-game hunter, Robert Muldoon meets his demise.

JurassicCollectables have a brilliant YouTube channel crammed full of prehistoric animal model reviews and other very interesting and informative videos, including reviews of the aforementioned Rebor Carnotaurus replica and the Rebor “King T. rex“.

Visit the YouTube channel of Jurassic Collectables: JurassicCollectables on YouTube , please remember to subscribe to the JurassicCollectables channel, after all, some 50,000+ dinosaur and prehistoric animal model fans can’t be wrong!

7 07, 2017

JurassicCollectables Reviews the Papo Cryolophosaurus

By | July 7th, 2017|Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur videos, Main Page, Product Reviews|0 Comments

Papo Cryolophosaurus Video Review (JurassicCollectables)

Dinosaur model reviews are coming in thick and fast from JurassicCollectables.  Today, we share their latest video review, a look out the new for 2017, Papo Cryolophosaurus dinosaur model.  The Papo Cryolophosaurus is the last of the Papo dinosaur figures to be introduced this year, but it has been well worth the wait as the paint scheme and detailing on this figure is exquisite.

The New for 2017 Papo Cryolophosaurus – Video Review by JurassicCollectables

Video Credit: JurassicCollectables

Frozen Crested Lizard

Found on the slopes of Mount Kirkpatrick at an altitude of around 4,000 metres Cryolophosaurus (C. elloitti), an Early Jurassic dinosaur is one of the most unusual of all the Theropoda.  The first fossils of this dinosaur were discovered during an expedition at the end of 1990/early 1991, during the Antarctic summer.  The genus name was inspired by that remarkable bony crest and the fossil site location – the genus name translates as “frozen crested lizard”.

In this short video (duration 4:49), the narrator talks about the beautiful bony ridges on the skull that gave this dinosaur its name.  The commentary includes details of the washes used to create such a glossy looking dinosaur.  Although, during the time of Cryolophosaurus Antarctica was a considerable distance away from the South Pole, the climate would still have been harsh, but not as extreme as today.

The Cryolophosaurus material comes from the Hanson Formation, several other vertebrates are known from the Lower Jurassic strata. Cryolophosaurus shared its chilly forested world with Pterosaurs, Prosauropods and Sauropods, Cynodonts (mammal-like reptiles) and several other types of Theropod.  Intriguingly, these rocks have yet to be fully mapped and explored and a number of fossil finds (including dinosaur remains) have yet to be formally described.

Detailed Video Description

In the JurassicCollectables video review, the narrator provides a detailed description of this skilfully made dinosaur model.  Particular attention is given to the skull sculpt including the detail on the inside of the mouth and the folds of skin on the neck, before the video shows the scales and other osteoderms that have been carefully crafted into the figure.

The JurassicCollectables YouTube channel has lots of Papo model videos, plus reviews of many other new for 2017, prehistoric animal figures.  It is a “go to” site for many dinosaur fans and model collectors.  To visit the JurassicCollectables YouTube channel and to subscribe: JurassicCollectables on YouTube

The video review of the Papo Cryolophosaurus may have only been posted up for a few hours but it has already attracted over 3,600 views.

The Papo Cryolophosaurus Dinosaur Model

Papo Cryolophosaurus dinosaur model.

The Papo Cryolophosaurus dinosaur model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Just like the narrator, we have a couple of these Papo replicas on one of our shelves in the office.  It is the favourite new for 2017 Papo model of “Tyrannosaurus Sue”!  We are looking forward to the rest of the new for 2017 Papo replicas, the Cave Bear, Dimorphodon and the roaring Smilodon figures will be in stock soon.

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

The Papo Cryolophosaurus Dinosaur Model

Papo Cryolophosaurus.

The Papo Cryolophosaurus dinosaur model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

4 07, 2017

JurassicCollectables Reviews the Rebor Carnotaurus

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A Video Review of the Rebor Carnotaurus “Crimson King”

The latest JurassicCollectables video to be posted is a review of the spectacular “Crimson King”, the Rebor Carnotaurus (C. sastrei), 1:35 scale dinosaur model.  Rebor has continued to set the standard when it comes to 1:35 scale Theropods and this new Carnotaurus joins Acrocanthosaurus, Ceratosaurus, Yutyrannus, Utahraptor, T. rex, Velociraptor and Deinonychus in the Rebor replica range.

JurassicCollectables Reviews the “Crimson King”

Video Credit: JurassicCollectables

In this short review, (the video lasts a fraction over six minutes), viewers are given the opportunity to have a really good look at this skilfully modelled South American dinosaur.  The narrator discusses various aspects of this dinosaur model.  For example, he points out the care and attention to detail revealed by the sculpted roof of the mouth and that amazing coloured tongue.  The articulated jaw and front limbs are demonstrated and the lava field base is also shown and commented upon.

To view the Rebor Carnotaurus replica “Crimson King” and the entire Rebor prehistoric animal model range: Rebor Dinosaur and Prehistoric Animal Replicas

Carnotaurus – “Meat-eating Bull”

When the fossilised remains of a single, individual specimen was discovered in the mid 1980’s, palaeontologists were very puzzled.  This Theropod from Argentina, was unlike any other dinosaur that scientists had described at the time.  It ended up being assigned to its own family, the Abelisauridae, along with Abelisaurus (A. comahuensis).  The skin impressions, found in association with the Carnotaurus specimen, provided the researchers with some of the best-preserved dinosaur skin samples that had been discovered.  The blunt snout and the thin lower jaw suggested that this dinosaur had a unique hunting strategy.  The skull seemed too lightly built to cope with struggling prey, however, at an estimated eight metres in length, Carnotaurus was very probably an apex predator, although it can’t be ruled out that this dinosaur was a specialised scavenger, relying on the kills of other dinosaurs.  In the JurassicCollectables video, the Rebor Tenontosaurus corpse (Ceryneian Hind) is used to provide scale for the figure.

The Rebor Carnotaurus “Crimson King” Figure

Rebor Carnotaurus dinosaur model the "Crimson King".

Rebor Carnotaurus.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

The genus name was erected as this dinosaur has two prominent horns above its eyes.  These horns stuck out sideways and reminded the scientists of the horns of a cow.  It is not known what these horns were for, it has been speculated that they could have shown maturity, or perhaps they played a role in visual displays.  Another theory put forward is that these horns protected the eyes during intraspecific combat.

The Rebor 1:35 Scale Carnotaurus Dinosaur Model (C. sastrei)

Rebor Carnotaurus dinosaur model.

Rebor “Crimson King” Carnotaurus dinosaur model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Papo Brown Tyrannosaurus rex

The very informative JurassicCollectables video review also features the Papo Brown Tyrannosaurus rex model (standing T. rex figure), this replica is also used to provide scale and the Rebor Carnotaurus works very well alongside this Papo model.  Look out for “off colour Alan”, who makes his regular appearance.  A JurassicCollectables dinosaur model review would not be complete without an appearance of this figure!

JurassicCollectables have a wonderful YouTube channel stuffed full of prehistoric animal model reviews and other very informative videos, including reviews of the Rebor Acrocanthosaurus replica and the Rebor Cerberus Clan (Deinonychus dinosaurs).

Visit the YouTube channel of Jurassic Collectables here: JurassicCollectables on YouTube , don’t forget to subscribe to the JurassicCollectables channel, after all, some 55,000 dinosaur and prehistoric animal model fans already have!

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