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8 12, 2020

New CollectA Models for 2021 Video Review

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New CollectA Models for 2021 Video Review

Everything Dinosaur has produced a video review of the last batch of new for 2021 prehistoric animal models to be introduced by CollectA.  In our final video in this series, we provide further information on the 1/40th scale CollectA Deluxe Dilophosaurus, the 1/20th scale Doedicurus replica and the stunning Pravitoceras, an ammonite associated with the Late Cretaceous of Japan.

Everything Dinosaur’s Video Review – The Last Three New for 2021 CollectA Prehistoric Animal Models

Video Credit: Everything Dinosaur

All three of the figures featured in Everything Dinosaur’s YouTube video will be available from the UK-based company in the middle of 2021.

Question of the Day

As with the other three videos that Everything Dinosaur has produced looking at the new prehistoric animal models from CollectA, the team have been keen to provide a little more scientific information about each model.   For example, with the new CollectA Deluxe 1:40 scale Dilophosaurus, the narrator explains why this figure has been give enlarged head crests.  The reasoning behind the lack of sharp spikes on the tail of the armoured Doedicurus is highlighted and when discussing the Pravitoceras figure the narrator comments upon the differences between homomorphic and heteromorphic ammonites.

In addition, we include a “question of the day” and on this occasion, in honour of the new for 2021 CollectA Deluxe Doedicurus we ask: “what other prehistoric mammal would you like CollectA to make a model of?”

The New CollectA Deluxe Dilophosaurus is Based on the Latest Scientific Research

CollectA Deluxe Dilophosaurus feature in Everything Dinosaur's video revew.

The new for 2021 CollectA Deluxe 1:40 scale Dilophosaurus dinosaur model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

CollectA Dilophosaurus, Doedicurus and the New Ammonite Figure Pravitoceras

CollectA will be adding a total of eleven prehistoric animal models to their already extensive product portfolio for 2021.  They will also add a new set of mini dinosaur and prehistoric animal figures that Everything Dinosaur reviewed in an earlier blog post and video: CollectA New Models for 2021 – Part 3.

In the Doedicurus section, the narrator looks at the closest living relatives of these extinct herbivores and comments how the first fossils of these beasts came to be scientifically described by such luminaries as Charles Darwin and Richard Owen.

Providing Model Measurements – The Vital Statistics of the New for 2021 CollectA Deluxe Doedicurus Model

Measuring the CollectA Doedicurus model.

Providing measurements for the new for 2021 CollectA Deluxe 1:20 scale Doedicurus model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur commented:

“We have produced four videos in total.  Each video examines new for 2020 CollectA prehistoric animals and these videos along with more than 175 others can be found on the Everything Dinosaur YouTube channel.  In our last CollectA model review we looked at the scientific data that led to the revised Dilophosaurus dinosaur model, examined different types of ammonite comparing the 2020 CollectA Pleuroceras figure with the soon to be released Pravitoceras and highlighted the 1:20 scale Doedicurus.”

In Praise of Pravitoceras – the New CollectA Ammonite Model

In praise of the CollectA Pravitoceras model.

A big thumbs-up for the new for 2021 CollectA Pravitoceras ammonite model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

The Video Running Order

Here is a list highlighting the contents of CollectA prehistoric animal model review

—Video Contents—
0:00 – Introduction.
0:22 – 3 New Figures!
1:08 – Subscribe!
1:17 – 1/40th Dilophosaurus.
4:30 – 1/20th Doedicurus.
7:40 – Pravitoceras Ammonite.
11:05 – Question of the Day!
12:01 – Final Thoughts on Figures.
12:48 – Social Media Links.
13:20 – Everything Dinosaur’s Blog.

Here is a link to the Everything Dinosaur YouTube channel: Everything Dinosaur – YouTube.

To view the CollectA Deluxe range of scale models: CollectA Deluxe Prehistoric Animals.

For the CollectA Age of Dinosaurs Popular range of figures: CollectA Prehistoric Life.

25 11, 2020

CollectA New for 2021 Models (Part 3) Video

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CollectA New for 2021 Models (Part 3) Video

Having posted up information about the latest batch of new for 2021 prehistoric animal models to be introduced by CollectA, team members put together a video review for Everything Dinosaur’s YouTube channel.  The video review provides information about the new Age of Dinosaurs Popular Elasmosaurus, discusses the famous mistake made by the American palaeontologist Edward Drinker Cope and looks at the scientific evidence for giving this huge plesiosaur a tail fin (fluke).

The Everything Dinosaur Video Review of the New for 2021 CollectA Prehistoric Animal Figures (Part 3)

Video Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Summarising the Scientific Evidence for a Tail Fluke in Plesiosaurs

Did Elasmosaurus have a tail fluke?

Providing information about the scientific evidence for a tail fluke in members of the Plesiosauroidea.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

CollectA Deluxe 1:40 Scale Xiphactinus Model

The YouTube video review lasts about thirteen and a half minutes and provides a comprehensive review of the new CollectA Deluxe 1:40 scale Xiphactinus, a contemporary of Elasmosaurus.  However, team members stress that this prehistoric fish was much more widely distributed and it was not limited to the Western Interior Seaway.

Looking at the Distribution of the Ancient Predatory Fish Xiphactinus

Distribution of Xiphactinus (geological and chronological evidence).

The widespread Xiphactinus (geographically and temporally).  Xiphactinus fossils are known from North America, Europe, Venezuela and even from the southern hemisphere (Argentina).

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

We recommend that you take a look at Everything Dinosaur on YouTube where you will find this new CollectA video review.  Here is a link to our YouTube channel: Everything Dinosaur – YouTube.

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The New Set of CollectA Mini Prehistoric Animal Models

As well as providing information on fossils relating to Xiphactinus and Elasmosaurus, the new for 2021 set of mini prehistoric animal models is also discussed.  This set will feature ten figures, nine of which are entirely new sculpts.  These models are great for use in prehistoric landscapes or dinosaur dioramas where they can represent juveniles or sub-adults.

Reviewing the New for 2021 CollectA Mini Prehistoric Animal Model Set

CollectA mini prehistoric animal figures (set 3).

The new for 2021 set of mini prehistoric animals from CollectA features 10 figures.  There are 8 dinosaurs (Alamosaurus, Argentinosaurus, Iguanodon, Mapusaurus, Mercuriceratops, Oviraptor, Therizinosaurus and Utahraptor).   Also included in this set is a miniature replica of the marine reptile Pliosaurus and a flying reptile figure – Guidraco.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur commented:

“We aim to educate and inform with our CollectA model reviews.  Our intention is to provide some of the scientific information that is reflected in the figures.  For example, we examine amazing fossils showing the preserved remains of a victim entombed within the stomach cavity of a Xiphactinus audax specimen.  We discuss elasmosaurids and we provide pictures of plesiosaur tail bones that might indicate the presence of a tail fluke.  We have one more video to produce about new CollectA models for next year.  This video will be posted up on our YouTube channel next week.”

To see the existing range of CollectA Deluxe models: CollectA Deluxe Prehistoric Animal Models.

CollectA prehistoric animal models and figures: CollectA Prehistoric Life Models and Figures.

15 11, 2020

New CollectA Models for 2021 Video Review

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A Video Review of the New for CollectA Models (Part 2)

Everything Dinosaur has produced a short video review of the latest batch of new for 2021 prehistoric animal models to be introduced by CollectA.  On Friday, (13th November), Everything Dinosaur in collaboration with CollectA, announced a CollectA Deluxe 1:15 scale Pteranodon figure along with two Age of Dinosaurs Popular models – Megalosaurus in ambush and Neovenator scenting prey.

Team members have put up a ten minute video reviewing these new models, providing more details and outlining some of the scientific research that inspired their development.

Everything Dinosaur’s YouTube Video – New CollectA Prehistoric Animal Models for 2021 (Part 2)

Video Credit: Everything Dinosaur

CollectA Deluxe 1:15 Pteranodon Figure

The narrator discusses the new for 2021 CollectA Deluxe Pteranodon figure and highlights details of this revised and updated pterosaur model.  The presence of a tail tassel on the figure is discussed and viewers are shown a diagram of the bizarre tail bones (caudal vertebrae) of Pteranodon that led palaeontologists to conclude that it may have had some form of specialist structure on the end of its relatively long (for a member of the Pteranodontia), tail.  CollectA suggest a tail tassel which could be used in visual displays.  Other proposals include a rudder to help with steering in flight or even a fin to assist swimming when this flying reptile associated with marine environments, ditched in the sea.

The New for 2021 CollectA Deluxe Pteranodon with a Tail Tassel

CollectA Deluxe Pteranodon model in 1:15 scale.

The new for 2021 CollectA Deluxe Pteranodon model in 1:15 scale.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Everything Dinosaur’s Interpretation of the Pteranodon Model with a Fin

Postulating a fin on the tail of Pteranodon.

Everything Dinosaur has modified the new for 2021 Pteranodon model giving the figure a fin.  In the Everything Dinosaur YouTube video review various theories regarding the bizarre caudal vertebrae of Pteranodon are explored.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Question of the Day

Viewers are asked to consider “what other pterosaur replicas would you like CollectA to make for their Deluxe or Supreme ranges?”  Feedback placed in the comments section would be passed to CollectA.

Two British Theropod Figures

The other figures featured are the two new theropods – Megalosaurus in ambush and Neovenator scenting prey.  It is great to see an updated version of the iconic Megalosaurus introduced.  As the narrator remarks in the video, the Reverend William Buckland would have been proud.  Sharp-eyed viewers will note that the teeth are not exposed in the closed mouth.  This CollectA model has been given lips (same with the new Neovenator replica).  The design team at CollectA have produced a Megalosaurus model based on the latest scientific thinking and that includes adding lips to their model in recognition of the debate with regards to oral tissues within the Theropoda.

The New CollectA Megalosaurus Model has Lips

Lips depicted on the new for 2021 CollectA Megalosaurus dinosaur model.

The new CollectA Megalosaurus has lips.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Neovenator Scenting Prey

The CollectA Age of Dinosaurs Popular Neovenator sports a row of small, raised spines running the length of its body.  It also has a row of brown-coloured skin extensions from its lower jaw down its neck, these give the impression that it had a fleshy wattle as seen in many types of bird today.  The beautifully painted head complete with its yellow flashes is slightly elevated, as if the dinosaur is sniffing.  A scientific paper (Barker et al 2017), proposed that Neovenator had complex neurovascular canals in its snout.  Such structures are associated with a highly developed sense of smell.

CollectA wanted to reflect this research in their 2021 model, hence its full title “Neovenator scenting prey”.

The CollectA Neovenator Scenting Prey Dinosaur Model

Neovenator scenting prey

The elevated head of the CollectA Neovenator scenting prey model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

To view the CollectA Deluxe range of scale models: CollectA Deluxe Prehistoric Animals.

For the CollectA Age of Dinosaurs Popular range of figures: CollectA Prehistoric Life.

14 11, 2020

Everything Dinosaur on YouTube

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Everything Dinosaur on YouTube

Everything Dinosaur team members have created an exciting channel on the video sharing platform YouTube.  The Everything Dinosaur YouTube channel is packed full of dinosaur and prehistoric model reviews, hints and tips, plus, we even provide details of competitions that we organise and prehistoric animal themed book reviews.  This channel has already attracted several thousand subscribers and the UK-based company tries to post up a new video every few days or so.

Everything Dinosaur’s YouTube Channel

Everything Dinosaur on YouTube.

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

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Everything Dinosaur YouTube Channel Trailer

Video Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Introducing New Prehistoric Animal Figures

The videos that we create are usually less than ten minutes in length.  Our aim is to provide some of the science behind the models that you might have in your collection.  Recently, Everything Dinosaur has been working on four videos, each one reviewing a batch of the new for 2021 prehistoric animal figures from CollectA.  With a total of eleven new figures due to be introduced in 2021, plus, the addition of a new set of mini dinosaur and prehistoric animal figures, team members at Everything Dinosaur have certainly been kept busy shooting and editing these CollectA model videos.

A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur commented:

“Our YouTube channel provides another communication link to our fans of dinosaurs.  For example, in our recent CollectA video reviews we asked our subscribers to recommend to CollectA what other prehistoric animal figures the company should make?  The enthusiastic and dedicated people at CollectA listen very carefully to the informed and insightful comments and feedback we receive on our channel.  The input from collectors really does help shape projects and new prehistoric animal figures.”

Subscribe to Everything Dinosaur’s YouTube Channel

Everything Dinosaur’s YouTube channel is packed full of videos related to dinosaur figures and prehistoric animal model collecting.  The channel has over 180 videos on it and it aims to provide model collectors with the very latest information about new products as well as hints and tips on how to make the most of your collection.

We recommend that you take a look at Everything Dinosaur’s YouTube channel and subscribe.

Here is a link to our YouTube channel: Everything Dinosaur – YouTube.

9 11, 2020

New CollectA Models for 2021 Video Review

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New CollectA Models for 2021 Video Review

Everything Dinosaur has produced a video looking at the first three prehistoric animal models for 2021 to be announced by CollectA.  Having collaborated with CollectA on the media release that came out on Friday (6th November, 2020), Everything Dinosaur have produced a video review of the CollectA Deluxe Mamenchisaurus, along with the Kamuysaurus and the Brontosaurus prey (CollectA Age of Dinosaurs Popular range).

Everything Dinosaur Takes a Look at the First Three Models for 2021 Announced by CollectA

Video Credit: Everything Dinosaur

To view Everything Dinosaur’s earlier blog post about the three new figures: New CollectA Models for 2021 (Part 1).

Everything Dinosaur’s Video Review

In Everything Dinosaur’s video review the narrator introduces each of the new figures in turn using the official images provided by CollectA.  Some of the science behind each of the new for 2021 models is highlighted.  For example, when discussing the CollectA Deluxe 1:100 scale Mamenchisaurus, the video looks at the fossil evidence for a tail club that is depicted on the CollectA figure.  Four fused vertebrae relating to a specimen of M. hochuanensis were discovered in 2001.  The uniformity of these fused caudal vertebrae led palaeontologists to conclude that these fused bones were not caused by disease or an injury to the animal.  Tail clubs have been reported in other Chinese sauropods including the closely related Omeisaurus.

Fused Vertebrae (Tail Bones) Associated with Mamenchisaurus hochuanensis

Mamenchisaurus fused caudal vertebrae

Views of the four fused caudal vertebrae associated with Mamenchisaurus hochuanensis.

Picture Credit: Xing Lida et al

The Unique Dinosaur Biota of Japan

In the section discussing the Japanese hadrosaurid Kamuysaurus, Everything Dinosaur examines the recent focus on the unique dinosaur biota of Japan by CollectA.  A model of Fukuiraptor was introduced in 2019 and earlier this year a 1:40 scale replica of Fukuisaurus was added to CollectA’s portfolio.  Although, as the narrator points out in Everything Dinosaur’s video review, Kamuysaurus evolved tens of millions of years after these two dinosaurs became extinct.

Kamuysaurus Lived Tens of Millions of Years after Fukuisaurus and Fukuiraptor

Looking at Japanese dinosaurs.

The hadrosaur Kamuysaurus evolved tens of millions of years after Fukuiraptor and Fukuisaurus became extinct.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

The Pathology on the CollectA Brontosaurus Prey Model

The injuries depicted on the CollectA Brontosaurus prey model reflect attack and feeding strategies that have been postulated for large theropod dinosaurs.  Our congratulations to the design team at CollectA for their skilful representation of a sauropod, attacked, weakened and ultimately dispatched by a large carnivore, or possibly a pack of large carnivorous dinosaurs.

Three New CollectA Dinosaur Models for 2021

New CollectA models for 2021.

The first three models for 2021 announced by CollectA and Everything Dinosaur. The CollectA Deluxe Mamenchisaurus, Kamuysaurus and a Brontosaurus prey.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Everything Dinosaur will blog about the next new model announcements from CollectA shortly.

These three dinosaur models will be in stock at Everything Dinosaur in early 2021.

To view the range of CollectA Deluxe models available from Everything Dinosaur: CollectA Deluxe Prehistoric Animals.

To view the range of CollectA Prehistoric Life models available from Everything Dinosaur: CollectA Prehistoric Life – Age of Dinosaurs.

30 10, 2020

Papo in Perspective

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Papo in Perspective – Video Review

Everything Dinosaur has worked with the French model and figure manufacturer Papo for many years.  In the UK-based company’s latest YouTube video, Everything Dinosaur, as one of the largest retailers of Papo prehistoric animal models, looks at the recently released Papo Giganotosaurus, explains how to acquire rare Papo models and provides two sure-fire tips to spot a genuine Papo seller.

Putting Papo in Perspective including a Look at the 2020 Papo Giganotosaurus

Video Credit: Everything Dinosaur

A Different Type of YouTube Video

Usually, when Everything Dinosaur creates a video, it is a review of a single prehistoric animal figure.  However, the latest video explains what it is like to work with a model making company.  The new for 2020 Papo Giganotosaurus model is discussed and shown in detail, information on how to pronounce Giganotosaurus (Gig-ah-note-oh-sore-us) is provided, guidance provided by the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology (SVP) is explained.

How to Pronounce the Name Giganotosaurus

Papo Giganotosaurus model.

How to pronounce the name of this dinosaur (Gig-ah-note-oh-sore-us).

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Tips on Finding Retired Models

The narrator discusses recent Papo model retirements and explains how Everything Dinosaur keeps the prices of out-of-production replicas reasonable so that collectors can acquire them without having to pay extortionate prices on other websites.  In addition, the narrator acknowledges that dinosaur fans like to get a good look at the actual figure rather than simply relying on the official images sent out by the manufacturer.  Everything Dinosaur’s dedicated team members post up lots of pictures and videos of the actual models on the company’s various social media pages including this blog (see below).

The Papo Parasaurolophus (New Colour Variant) and the Papo Giganotosaurus

Papo Parasaurolophus (new colour variant) and the Papo Giganotosaurus.

The Papo Giganotosaurus and the Papo Parasaurolophus (new colour variant).

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur commented:

“We understand that model collectors and fans of the Papo range, like to see the figures themselves rather than rely solely on the official Papo images.  We take lots of photographs of the new models and figures in our own studio and produce some videos too.  This provides collectors with the opportunity to gain an impression of the actual models.  We also try to photograph new replicas next to other models from the same product range, by doing this, viewers can get a better understanding of the size and potential scale of any figure.”

Comparing Figures – The Papo Giganotosaurus and the Papo Brown T. rex

Papo Giganotosaurus and T. rex.

The new for 2020 Papo Giganotosaurus is shown next to the popular Papo brown T. rex figure. The Papo Giganotosaurus (left) and the Papo brown T. rex (right).

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

How to Spot a Genuine Papo Seller

In Everything Dinosaur’s Papo inspired video, we provide advice on how to spot a genuine Papo seller.  Unfortunately, this popular brand has led to a number of factories copying Papo model designs and offering poor quality figures via dubious websites that have left many model collectors out of pocket and disappointed.

Look for the Correct Papo Logo on Product Images

Spotting a genuine Papo supplier.

How to spot a genuine Papo supplier – look for the correct Papo product logo.  Look for the blue Papo logo.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Checking that the website is using the up-to-date Papo logo helps to verify a genuine supplier.  In the video we also advise viewers to check the site for any customer ratings and reviews.  Everything Dinosaur is the only 5-star, independently rated, specialist seller of prehistoric animal models and figures.

To view Everything Dinosaur’s Papo inspired video, visit our YouTube channel: Subscribe to Everything Dinosaur on YouTube.  We recommend that you subscribe.

To purchase genuine Papo prehistoric animal models from a genuine Papo supplier: Papo Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Animal Models.

11 10, 2020

Papo in Perspective – YouTube Video

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Everything Dinosaur Presents “Papo in Perspective”

The next YouTube video that Everything Dinosaur has planned is a perspective on how Everything Dinosaur works with the French model and figure manufacturer Papo.  Everything Dinosaur’s YouTube channel might have over 180 videos on it, but we have never before discussed in detail a single model making company in one of our videos.  Normally we focus on model and replica reviews and over the years we have posted dozens of videos dedicated to one Papo model or another.  However, let’s do something different and provide a perspective on some of their new for 2020 additions, consider potential retirements as well as revealing a sure-fire way to identify a legitimate Papo model supplier.

Everything Dinosaur on YouTube

Everything Dinosaur, putting Papo in perspective

Everything Dinosaur’s next YouTube review will focus on one model manufacturer rather than one prehistoric animal model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Providing Educational Video Reviews

At Everything Dinosaur, we hope to educate and inform when it comes to our video contents.  There are lots of model reviews to be found on YouTube, however, we are the only company of our kind with a very real insight into the model making industry as well as the palaeontology behind fossil finds.  You could say that Everything Dinosaur is uniquely placed to comment upon the science behind the design of prehistoric animal figures.  Our YouTube channel contains lots of helpful videos about prehistoric animal models and figures.  To visit our YouTube channel and to subscribe: Everything Dinosaur on YouTube.

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

The Papo Giganotosaurus Dinosaur Model will Feature in Everything Dinosaur’s YouTube Video

The Papo Giganotosaurus dinosaur model.

Stepping into the spotlight the Papo Giganotosaurus dinosaur model.  It will feature in Everything Dinosaur’s latest video (mid-October 2020).

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Question of the Day

In addition, to looking at Papo’s current crop of prehistoric animal figures, we know that model collectors will be eagerly anticipating new figures for 2021.  Manufacturers have the plans well advanced, but just for a bit of fun, we shall challenge our YouTube subscribers and video reviewers to come up with suggestions as to what replicas Papo ought to consider making in 2022.

A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur commented:

” We always like to include a question or two in our video reviews and with our strong working relationship with Papo we thought it would be fun to challenge viewers to suggest what sort of figures Papo ought to make in 2022.  There are more than fifty models in the Papo Les Dinosaures range, although not all of them are dinosaurs.  There are certainly enough figures and replicas to inspire model collectors.  We look forward to reviewing the suggestions and to passing them onto our pals at Papo.”

6 10, 2020

Rebor T. rex Carcass “Bites the Dust” Reviewed

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A Video Review of the Rebor T. rex Carcass Models “Bites the Dust”

With the recent arrival of the excellent Rebor Tyrannosaurus rex carcass models “Bites the Dust”, team members at Everything Dinosaur set about producing a video review of these 1:35 scale replicas and providing a guide to some of the science behind cannibalism in tyrannosaurs.  The YouTube video we subsequently created reviews both “plain” and “jungle” colour variants as well as discussing intraspecific competition, pathology on tyrannosaur fossils and examines the injuries preserved on two famous T. rex fossil specimens.

Everything Dinosaur’s Review of the Rebor T. rex Carcass Models “Bites the Dust”

Video credit: Everything Dinosaur

To view the Rebor replica range including the Rebor Tyrannosaurus rex models: Rebor Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Animal Models.

Pointing out the Pathology

As well as providing potential purchasers of a figure the opportunity to have a really good look at the model, at Everything Dinosaur, we try and build in a little bit of the science behind the study of prehistoric animals into our YouTube video reviews.  For example, in this video review we examine the evidence which suggests that tyrannosaurs engaged in face biting and that they would have competed with each other for finite resources such as hunting grounds, access to water and territory.  Our video review provides details of the injuries identified on two famous T. rex fossil specimens, interpreted as evidence of fights between members of this species.  We use our video review of the two “Bites the Dust” carcasses to point out some of the pathology associated with Tyrannosaurus rex fossil bones.

Pointing Out the Pathology on a Tyrannosaurus rex Carcass

The pathology on a T. rex carcass (Rebor "Bites the Dust").

Pointing out the pathology on a T. rex carcass.  The Rebor T. rex carcass “Bites the Dust” in the plain colour scheme is used to highlight the injuries depicted on the corpse.  Evidence of a brutal fight between two apex predators.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Using Rebor T. rex Models to Explain Intraspecific Competition

Building upon our objective of making videos that inform and educate, competition between members of the same species is examined and we look at the evidence that suggests that intraspecific competition, occurred in tyrannosaurs.  We utilise Rebor dinosaur models to illustrate how animals of the same species might come into conflict with each other.  The Rebor T. rex models, known as the “Killer Queen” figures make an appearance in the video review and the narrator comments on the similarity in the colour schemes between the “Bites the Dust” tyrannosaurs and the “Killer Queen” models.

Using Rebor Replicas to Illustrate Intraspecific Competition

Rebor T. rex models helping to illustrate intraspecific competition.

Using Rebor T. rex replicas to discuss the biological concept of intraspecific competition. Animals of the same species competing with each other for finite resources such as food and territory.

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).

16 09, 2020

CollectA Deluxe Lisowicia Video Review

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CollectA Deluxe Lisowicia bojani Video Review

Everything Dinosaur has created a short video review of the new for 2020 CollectA Deluxe Lisowicia bojani model.  As well as reviewing the figure, we have provided an outline of some of the science behind the discovery and naming of this huge, Late Triassic dicynodont.  In the video, (it lasts just over ten minutes), we also discuss a “secret” Placerias replica and pose the question which prehistoric animal models would you put in a diorama with these two members of the Dicynodontia?

Everything Dinosaur’s Video Review of the CollectA Deluxe Lisowicia bojani Model (Dynamic Dicynodonts)

Video Credit: Everything Dinosaur

A Dicynodont Duo

There are not that many dicynodont models made by mainstream manufacturers.  Creatures from the Triassic tend to be somewhat underrepresented in model ranges when compared to prehistoric animals that lived during the Jurassic or Cretaceous.  However, fans of the Dicynodontia have two protomammals to choose from.  There is the CollectA Deluxe Lisowicia bojani, which was introduced this year (2020) and an eye-catching Placerias replica to add to your collection.

A Dicynodont Duo – Lisowicia and Placerias

CollectA Lisowicia and a Placerias model.

The CollectA Deluxe Lisowicia bojani model (background) and a Placerias replica (foreground).

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

The CollectA Deluxe 1:20 scale Lisowicia bojani model can be found in this section of our website: CollectA Deluxe Prehistoric Life Models and Figures.

Model Measurements

In the short video review, we measure the two models and comment on their size and scale.  The CollectA Deluxe Lisowicia replica measures around nineteen centimetres in length, stands approximately 7 cm high at the shoulder and that high-arched back is more than 10 cm tall.  The Placerias figure, is smaller, it measures about 10 cm in length and it stands around 5 cm high.  The sizing is apt, as although Placerias was a large dicynodont, it would have been dwarfed by the elephant-sized Lisowicia, should a Placerias ever encounter one.

Measuring a Prehistoric Protomammal – The Tale of the Tape (Lisowicia bojani)

Measuring the CollectA Deluxe Lisowicia model.

In the Everything Dinosaur video review the CollectA Lisowicia replica is measured.

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Helping to Inform and Educate

One of the aims of our videos is to help explain some of the science behind the prehistoric animal that a particular figure might represent.  In our video review of the Lisowicia, we highlight where the fossils of this giant dicynodont were found and what other fossils were discovered in association with the remains.  Thanks to the thousands of bones that have been excavated from the Lisowicia dig site, researchers have been able to build up a comprehensive picture of the many different types of animals that co-existed with L. bojani.  For example, the narrator comments upon the discovery of the archosaur Smok wawelski and points out the difficulties in classifying this predator as either a member of the Theropoda or a rauisuchid – a diverse group of predatory archosaurs that sit on the crocodilian segment of the Archosauria family tree.

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5 09, 2020

Preparing a Video Review of Lisowicia bojani

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Preparing a Video Review of the CollectA 1:20 Scale Lisowicia

Everything Dinosaur has been busy planning a video review of the new for 2020 Lisowicia bojani 1:20 scale replica.  This eagerly anticipated prehistoric animal model has been in stock for a couple of weeks and it has been very well received by model collectors and fans of prehistoric animal replicas.  CollectA are to be praised for introducing a model of a Triassic giant, as Lisowicia had only been named and described in 2018.

Everything Dinosaur Making Preparations for a Video Review of Lisowicia bojani

Everything Dinosaur "Dynamic Dicynodont" Video Title

Everything Dinosaur – “Dynamic Dicynodonts” a video review of the CollectA 1/20th scale Lisowicia bojani with a cameo by Placerias too.

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A Member of the Dicynodontia

Lisowicia is the largest member of the Dicynodontia, a group of protomammals that originated in the Permian and persisted (in the case of Lisowicia, the youngest dicynodont to be described to date), into the Late Triassic of Europe.  The fossil remains of several individuals, found in clay pit in southern Poland are at least ten million years younger than any other member of the Dicynodontia.

The CollectA 1:20 Scale Deluxe Lisowicia bojani is Reviewed in the Everything Dinosaur Video

Lisowicia bojani model (CollectA Deluxe).

CollectA Deluxe Lisowicia bojani model.  Everything Dinosaur team members are planning a video review of this popular CollectA model.  The articulated jaw might even get a mention in the YouTube video.

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Picking up a Placerias

Team members intend to provide information about the discovery of Lisowicia and its significance.  In addition, the video will also feature an inexpensive replica of Placerias (another dicynodont, but this time from North America).

A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur commented:

“Our objective for the video is to showcase the new CollectA Lisowicia and to discuss dicynodonts in general.  The video will also permit us the chance to take a good look at the Placerias model we also offer.  This particular synapsid figure has proved to be very popular with model makers wanting to include a variety of Late Triassic fauna in dioramas.”

The Placerias Model Available from Everything Dinosaur

Placerias model.

The Placerias figure available from Everything Dinosaur whilst stocks last.

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Everything Dinosaur intend to have their “Lisowicia/Dynamic Dicynodonts” YouTube video posted up in the next few days.

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To view the CollectA 1:20 scale Lisowicia replica and the rest of the prehistoric animal scale models available: CollectA Deluxe Prehistoric Animal Models and Replicas.

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