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3 06, 2020

Mojo Fun Brontosaurus Deluxe “Turntable Tuesday”

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The Mojo Fun Brontosaurus Dinosaur Model Goes for a Spin “Turntable Tuesday”

For this week’s “Turntable Tuesday” YouTube video feature, Everything Dinosaur selected one of the new for 2020 Mojo Fun dinosaur models to go for a spin.  It was a difficult choice as Mojo Fun has added a whopping sixteen new dinosaurs to their “Prehistoric Life” range, but in the end it was the Brontosaurus deluxe that was chosen, when compared to the new Mamenchisaurus and Brachiosaurus, you could say that Brontosaurus won by a short neck!

Going for a Spin the Mojo Fun Brontosaurus Deluxe Features on “Turntable Tuesday”

Video Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Everything Dinosaur and “Turntable Tuesday”

The “Turntable Tuesday” video is a weekly feature on the Everything Dinosaur YouTube channel.  A prehistoric animal model is filmed at our bespoke studio on a turntable.  This permits dinosaur fans and model collectors to get a three-hundred and sixty degree view of the replica.  The objective of these short videos, all of which have to last for no more than two minutes or so, is to showcase the figure.  These videos also give Everything Dinosaur the opportunity to comment on the prehistoric animal models and provide further information.

Ready for the Turntable The New for 2020 Mojo Fun Brontosaurus Deluxe Dinosaur Model

Mojo Fun Brontosaurus dinsoaur model in the Everything Dinosaur studio.

The Mojo Fun Brontosaurus deluxe dinosaur model ready for a spin.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Brontosaurus excelsus

The model measures around twenty-two centimetres in length, but in reality the figure is much larger as the neck is turned slightly and the tail is twisted as if this sauropod was about to give an attacking theropod dinosaur a swipe.  The fact sheet that accompanies sales of this figure provides more information on the type species for this genus – Brontosaurus excelsus.  The colour scheme is muted with greys and tans predominating.  There are plenty of details to admire on the skin, especially the texture of the neck and the folds located underneath the sturdy body.  It may not be the most accurate representation of “thunder lizard” made but the model is robust and ideal for imaginative, creative play.

The Brontosaurus is one of three long-necked dinosaur models introduced by Mojo Fun this year, the other two being Mamenchisaurus and a new Brachiosaurus.

The Mojo Fun Brontosaurus Deluxe Dinosaur Model

The Mojo Fun Brontosaurus Deluxe

An attractive dinosaur model the Mojo Fun Brontosaurus deluxe figure.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Find Everything Dinosaur’s YouTube video channel here: Our YouTube Channel (we recommend that you subscribe to Everything Dinosaur on YouTube).

Everything Dinosaur’s Videos Give Viewers the Opportunity to View Dinosaur Models at Some Very Strange Angles

"Bottoms up with Brontosaurus"

The tail-end of the Mojo Fun Brontosaurus dinosaur model.  It’s a case of “bottoms up” for Brontosaurus.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

To see the Mojo Fun Brontosaurus and the rest of the new for 2020 prehistoric animals in this range: Mojo Fun Prehistoric and Extinct.

27 05, 2020

Wild Safari Prehistoric World Ichthyosaurus “Turntable Tuesday”

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Wild Safari Prehistoric World Ichthyosaurus “Turntable Tuesday”

In this week’s “Turntable Tuesday” video, it was the turn of the recently introduced Wild Safari Prehistoric World Ichthyosaurus model to go for a spin.  This figure is one of nine new for 2020 prehistoric animal replicas from Safari Ltd, it was the only marine reptile amongst the company’s new releases, but what a splendid model it is.  In our short video, we provide fans of prehistoric animal models with a three-hundred and sixty degree view of this replica.

“Turntable Tuesday” It’s the Turn of Ichthyosaurus

Video Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Wild Safari Prehistoric World Ichthyosaurus Model

The Wild Safari Prehistoric World Ichthyosaurus sports a colouration that resembles the Killer Whale (Orcinus orca).  Several species of Ichthyosaurus are now recognised, this taxon having been something of a taxonomic waste basket for much of the 19th and 20th centuries.  Ichthyosaurus was much smaller than an extant Killer Whale, with the largest individuals less than 3.5 metres long and some species such as Ichthyosaurus communis, which was the named and scientifically described in 1822, being smaller still, with most specimens from the Dorset coast for example, averaging 2 metres in length.

The Wild Safari Prehistoric World Ichthyosaurus Model

An Ichthyosaurus model

The Ichthyosaurus model (Wild Safari Prehistoric World) ready to take its turn on the Everything Dinosaur turntable.

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A Wonderful and Detailed Marine Reptile Model

The 2020 Ichthyosaurus replaces the 2010 Ichthyosaurus from Safari Ltd.  In the “Turntable Tuesday” video the beautiful detailing around the eyes is highlighted along with the model’s colouration.  A segment of the video is dedicated to showing the underside of the figure.  The cloaca (vent) is highlighted, demonstrating how the sculptors at Safari Ltd have gone to great lengths to ensure an accurate interpretation of a marine reptile.

The Video Shows the Underside and Highlights the Presence of a Cloaca on the Ichthyosaur Model

Showing the underside of the Ichthyosaurus model.

The Wild Safari Prehistoric World Ichthyosaurus model.  The red arrow highlights the location of the cloaca (vent).

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Wild Safari Prehistoric World Ichthyosaurus Replica

Comparing Ichthyosaur Models

Comparing the 2010 Ichthyosaurus model with the 2020 Ichthyosaurus.  The 2010 Ichthyosaurus figure was depicted holding an ammonite in its jaws.  Palaeontologists believe that the principle constituents of the diet of Ichthyosaurus were small fish and squid.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Measuring around nineteen centimetres in length, the new for 2020 Ichthyosaurus replica makes a fine addition to a prehistoric animal model collection.

A Close View of the Head of the Wild Safari Prehistoric World Ichthyosaurus Replica

Marine reptile model (Ichthyosaurus).

A close-up view of the head of the Wild Safari Prehistoric World Ichthyosaurus model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

The “Turntable Tuesday” video showcasing the remarkable Ichthyosaurus model can be found on Everything Dinosaur’s YouTube channel: Everything Dinosaur on YouTube.

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To view the Wild Safari Prehistoric World Ichthyosaurus and the rest of the prehistoric animals in this range: Wild Safari Prehistoric World Models and Figures.

19 05, 2020

Turntable Tuesday – Gryposaurus Dinosaur Model

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Wild Safari Prehistoric World Gryposaurus “Turntable Tuesday”

It’s “Turntable Tuesday” and today, it is the turn of the award-winning Wild Safari Prehistoric World Gryposaurus to be put through its paces on the Everything Dinosaur turntable.  This fantastic model of a hadrosaur was introduced in 2013 and it was awarded the accolade of best dinosaur toy of the year by readers of the prestigious “Prehistoric Times” magazine.

The Wild Safari Prehistoric World Gryposaurus Dinosaur Model – “Turntable Tuesday”

Video Credit: Everything Dinosaur

The Wild Safari Prehistoric World Gryposaurus Dinosaur Model

Our short video (it lasts under two minutes), shows the beautiful, blue-eyed Gryposaurus figure.  We also use this opportunity to compare it to the recently introduced Edmontosaurus model, also from Safari Ltd.  Within the large Hadrosauridae family, both Edmontosaurus and Gryposaurus are members of the Saurolophinae sub-family, sometimes referred to as the Hadrosaurinae, although these duck-billed dinosaurs were not that closely related.  Both genera are associated with the North American landmass Laramidia, in general terms, Edmontosaurus specimens tend to be associated with younger strata.  For example, Edmontosaurus annectens is confined to the late Maastrichtian, whilst the species within the Gryposaurus genus are associated with older Campanian-aged deposits.

The Wild Safari Prehistoric World Gryposaurus Compared to the Edmontosaurus Figure

Gryposaurus compared to Edmontosaurus.

The Wild Safari Prehistoric World Gryposaurus compared to the 2020 Edmontosaurus from the same model range.  The Gryposaurus (left), compared to the recently introduced Wild Safari Prehistoric World Edmontosaurus (right).

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

For an article about the Gryposaurus winning the best new dinosaur toy of 2013: Gryposaurus Model Wins Top Award.

“Hook-nosed Lizard”

Named as a result of its prominent nasal arch, that gives Gryposaurus its distinctive bulbous-looking snout, this dinosaur compares very well to the 2020 Edmontosaurus.  Although no scaling for these figures is given, the two models are roughly comparable in scale, Gryposaurus being regarded as smaller than both E. regalis and E. annectens.  When these two figures are together on our turntable we refer to them as “a dazzling duo of duck-bills”.

A Close View of “Hook-nosed Lizard” – Gryposaurus

The Wild Safari Prehistoric World Gryposaurus dinosaur model.

“Turntable Tuesday” Gryposaurus on display.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Everything Dinosaur on YouTube

The short video highlighting the Gryposaurus figure can be found on Everything Dinosaur’s YouTube channel.  We plan to post up one new video a week, plus more in-depth reviews of prehistoric animal models and replicas.

To view these videos check out our YouTube channel: Everything Dinosaur on YouTube.

Sales of the Wild Safari Prehistoric World Gryposaurus model at Everything Dinosaur are accompanied with a fact sheet, researched and written by team members that provides further information on this herbivorous dinosaur.

To purchase the Gryposaurus figure (as well as the new for 2020 Wild Safari Prehistoric World Edmontosaurus), click this link: Wild Safari Prehistoric World Models and Figures.

12 05, 2020

Bullyland Ammonite Model “Turntable Tuesday”

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“Turntable Tuesday” Bullyland Ammonite Model

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

The Bullyland Ammonite Model “Turntable Tuesday”

Video Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Ammonite Replicas

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

The Bullyland Ammonite Model

Bullyland ammonite model.

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

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Ubiquitous and Important Extinct Group of Cephalopods

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

The Bullyland Ammonite Model is Often Used in Museum Exhibits

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

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

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Used in Museum Displays and Exhibits

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

The Posterior Portion of the Bullyland Ammonite Model

Ammonite model next to a fossil specimen.

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

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

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

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

5 05, 2020

CollectA Deluxe Woolly Mammoth “Turntable Tuesday”

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“Turntable Tuesday” CollectA Deluxe Woolly Mammoth

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

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

Video Credit: Everything Dinosaur

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

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

CollectA Woolly Mammoth Models

CollectA Woolly Mammoth models.

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

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Woolly Mammoth on the Turntable

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

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

Highlighting details on the CollectA Deluxe Woolly Mammoth model.

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

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Model Measurements – Are They 1:20 Scale?

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

The CollectA Deluxe Woolly Mammoth Replica

The CollectA Deluxe Woolly Mammoth replica.

CollectA Deluxe Woolly Mammoth replica.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

The CollectA Woolly Mammoth Calf

CollectA Woolly Mammoth calf.

CollectA Prehistoric Life Woolly Mammoth calf model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

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

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

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

28 04, 2020

Paleo-Creatures Kosmoceratops “Turntable Tuesday”

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“Turntable Tuesday” – Paleo-Creatures Kosmoceratops

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

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

Video Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Paleo-Creatures Kosmoceratops Figure

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

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

Paleo-Creatures Kosmoceratops figure.

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

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Paleo-Creatures Kosmoceratops “Turntable Tuesday”

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

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

Paleo-Creatures Kosmoceratops model.

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

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Everything Dinosaur on YouTube

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

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

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

21 04, 2020

Paleo-Creatures Moschops “Turntable Tuesday”

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Paleo-Creatures Moschops “Turntable Tuesday”

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

Paleo-Creatures Moschops Highlighted on “Turntable Tuesday”

Video credit: Everything Dinosaur

The Paleo-Creatures Moschops Model

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

The Paleo-Creatures Moschops Replica

Paleo-Creatures Moschops replica.

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

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

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

An Exciting Range of Prehistoric Animal Figures

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

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

The Paleo-Creatures Range of Prehistoric Animal Figures

The Paleo-Creatures range

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

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Everything Dinosaur on YouTube

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

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

Paleo-Creatures Moschops Model

The Paleo-Creatures Moschops model.

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

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur commented:

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

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

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

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

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

14 04, 2020

CollectA Rearing Diplodocus “Turntable Tuesday”

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CollectA Rearing Diplodocus “Turntable Tuesday”

Another week, another “Turntable Tuesday” experience for a prehistoric animal model.  This time, it’s the new for 2020 CollectA rearing Diplodocus model going for a spin on the Everything Dinosaur YouTube channel.  This figure is a new colour variant (elephantine grey), of the original rearing Diplodocus figure that was introduced in 2013.  The beautifully painted sauropod has certainly proved to be a big hit with collectors.

The CollectA Rearing Diplodocus (2020) “Turntable Tuesday”

Video Credit: Everything Dinosaur

CollectA Rearing Diplodocus

In this short video, (it lasts a little under ninety seconds), we show the model in its rearing pose as well as balanced on four legs.  The CollectA rearing Diplodocus has been beautifully sculpted and it is so well balanced that the model stands on four legs as well as in its rearing pose.  The video also shows how well painted the figure is.  When the 2013 figure was released, it had a very different colour scheme, this new colour variant depicts the colossal Diplodocus in a colour scheme we describe as “elephantine grey”.  Many large terrestrial tetrapods such as elephants and rhinos tend to be a uniform grey in colour.  Whether large dinosaurs such as the sauropodomorphs shared this colour scheme is open to speculation, but the new 2020 rearing Diplodocus contrasts nicely with the earlier rearing Diplodocus figure.

The New for 2020 CollectA Rearing Diplodocus Model Compared to the 2013 CollectA Diplodocus Release

CollectA Diplodocus Figures

Comparing the new for 2020 grey Diplodocus with the original 2013 figure.  The new for 2020 Diplodocus model is on the left of the picture.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

To make this point about the colour scheme chosen for this new model, the Everything Dinosaur “turntable Tuesday” video does feature an elephant!

CollectA Age of Dinosaurs “Prehistoric Life”

Suitable for dinosaur fans and collectors aged three years and over, the Diplodocus stands around twenty-three centimetres high and it is one of the larger models in the CollectA Age of Dinosaurs, popular “Prehistoric Life” range.

A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur commented:

“We intend to produce at least one new video for the Everything Dinosaur YouTube channel each week.  Our idea for “turntable Tuesday”, is to post up a short video, which is less than two minutes in length that permits collectors and model fans to get a really good look at a prehistoric animal figure.  The turntable allows us to show the animal in three hundred and sixty degrees.  It’s a dinosaur review in the round, providing an all-round perspective.”

A Photograph Showing the New for 2020 CollectA “Prehistoric Life” Rearing Diplodocus Dinosaur Model in Elephantine Grey

CollectA rearing Diplodocus (grey).

The new for 2020 CollectA rearing Diplodocus dinosaur model in the elephantine colour scheme.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

The Everything Dinosaur YouTube channel has over a hundred videos including several “turntable Tuesday” videos and lots of more in-depth prehistoric animal model video reviews.  To visit Everything Dinosaur and to subscribe to the YouTube channel: Everything Dinosaur on YouTube.

To purchase the new for 2020, CollectA rearing Diplodocus in the elephantine colour scheme and to see the rest of the dinosaur and prehistoric animal models available in the CollectA Age of Dinosaurs popular “Prehistoric Life” range: CollectA Prehistoric Life.

7 04, 2020

CollectA Baryonyx Dinosaur Model “Turntable Tuesday”

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New for 2020 CollectA Baryonyx Goes for a Spin

It’s Tuesday, which means it’s time to put another prehistoric animal model through its paces as we take out our turntable and give it a spin.  This time, it is the new for 2020 CollectA Baryonyx dinosaur model that is in the spotlight.

The CollectA Baryonyx Dinosaur Model “Turntable Tuesday” with Everything Dinosaur

Video Credit: Everything Dinosaur

The New for 2020 CollectA Baryonyx Dinosaur Model

In this short video, (it lasts a fraction under one minute fifty seconds), the new for 2020 CollectA Baryonyx dinosaur model is highlighted.  The figure is mounted on a base so that the hind feet can be kept in proportion to the rest of the body.  The base itself shows some nice detailing, even a couple of leaves are depicted.  The base gives the impression that this dinosaur, associated with aquatic environments, is walking through soft sand or mud.

The CollectA Baryonyx Dinosaur Model is Mounted on a Display Base

The new for 2020 CollectA Baryonyx model.

The CollectA Baryonyx dinosaur model is mounted on a display base.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Everything Dinosaur team members have created their very own YouTube channel.  It is crammed full of dinosaur themed videos including model reviews, collecting tips, updates on production and prehistoric animal news and views.  The Everything Dinosaur YouTube channel can be found here: Everything Dinosaur on YouTube.  We recommend that you subscribe to Everything Dinosaur.

Two Baryonyx Dinosaur Models Highlighted

In 2019, CollectA updated their Deluxe Baryonyx offering introducing a new replica of this iconic Early Cretaceous theropod.  In Everything Dinosaur’s short “turntable Tuesday” video, the 2019 CollectA Deluxe figure is compared to the new 2020 Baryonyx dinosaur model.

A Pair of Baryonyx Dinosaur Models from CollectA

A pair of CollectA Baryonyx models.

The new for 2020 CollectA Prehistoric Life Baryonyx and behind, the larger 2019 CollectA Deluxe Baryonyx model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

These two dinosaur models work very well together.  They share the same colour scheme and even the bases are similar.  The larger CollectA Deluxe Baryonyx (1:40 scale approximately), has an articulated jaw.

Comparing the Two CollectA Baryonyx Dinosaur Models

CollectA Baryonyx figures.

A comparison between the 2019 and the 2020 CollectA Baryonyx replicas.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Cloaca Watch!

In this short video, highlighted the Baryonyx models, we take the opportunity to point out certain details that reflect the known fossil material.  The elongated, narrow jaw with its distinctive kink in the upper jaw is shown and the cranial crests can be easily seen.  Our team members also take the opportunity to point out that CollectA have taken the time and trouble to give both their new Baryonyx models a cloaca.

The Beautifully Detailed CollectA Prehistoric Life Baryonyx Dinosaur Model

CollectA Baryonyx dinosaur model.

The CollectA new for 2020 Prehistoric Life Baryonyx dinosaur model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

The CollectA Baryonyx and the rest of the CollectA Prehistoric life model range can be purchased here: CollectA Age of Dinosaurs/Prehistoric Life Models.

For the CollectA Deluxe 1:40 scale Baryonyx and the rest of the range of CollectA scale models: CollectA Deluxe Prehistoric Animal Scale Models.

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.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

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

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