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30 04, 2019

Rebor Killer Queen T. rex – Attaching the Tail

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Rebor Killer Queen T. rex – Attaching the Tail

Fans of the Rebor range of prehistoric animal replicas will know that some of the recent model introductions have had flexible tails.  The three Ankylosaurus models “War Pig” for example, along with the two colour variants of the Tyrannosaur figure “Vanilla Ice”, these figures have all been supplied with detachable, flexible tails.  Team members at Everything Dinosaur thought it might be helpful to would-be Rebor collectors if we were to shoot a short video to show how these tails attach to the models.  In addition, for those people who had not purchased one of these Rebor dinosaur models before, we could show how the figures are supplied.

How to Attach the Tail to the Rebor Killer Queen T. rex Dinosaur Model (Jungle Colour Variant)

Video Credit: Everything Dinosaur

The Tail is Supplied as a Separate Piece

In this short, thirty second video, we show how the tail is supplied as a separate piece (Rebor Killer Queen Tyrannosaurus rex models) and how it can be inserted into the back of the figure to make the model complete.  Both the Rebor Killer Queen “jungle” and “plain” variants have this feature and the tails are flexible, allowing collectors to put their T. rex into a variety of poses.  The nature of the joint into the posterior of the animal reduces the amount of vertical movement, but in the Dinosauria, generally, the tail could not move a great deal in the vertical plane.  However, the flexible rod in the tail piece permits quite a degree of lateral movement.

In an earlier blog post, we included a short video that demonstrated the flexibility of the tail in a Rebor Tyrannosaur model.  To view this post: Rebor Killer Queen T. rex Models Have Poseable Tails.

A Trio of Dinosaur Tails

Three Rebor dinosaur tails.

A trio of Rebor tyrannosaurid dinosaur tails.  The tail piece (top) is from the Rebor Killer Queen T. rex model (plain colour variant).  The tail in the middle is from the Rebor Vanilla Ice Tyrannosaur figure (jungle colour variant) and the tail (bottom) is from the Rebor Killer Queen Tyrannosaurus rex (jungle colour version).

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

The picture (above), shows three tail pieces from three different Rebor tyrannosaurid models.  The tail piece (top) is from the Rebor Killer Queen T. rex model (plain colour variant).  The tail in the middle is from the Rebor Vanilla Ice Tyrannosaur figure (jungle colour variant) and the tail (bottom) is from the Rebor Killer Queen T. rex (jungle colour variant).

All the tails in the photograph come from 1:35 scale Rebor replicas.

The tail inserts into the posterior with a positive “click” and the separate tail piece helps Rebor to cut down on product packaging (less cardboard required as the model fits into a smaller box).

To view the range of Rebor prehistoric animal models available from Everything Dinosaur: Rebor Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Animal Replicas

27 04, 2019

JurassicCollectables Reviews “Clover” Hatching Stegosaurus

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Rebor Club Selection “Clover” Hatchling Stegosaurus Video Review

JurassicCollectables have produced a video review of the limited edition Rebor Club Selection hatching Stegosaurus “Clover”.  Only 1,000 of these beautifully crafted figures have been made and there are only a handful of these replicas in stock, but by watching this video review, collectors are able to get an idea of the quality of this figure from Rebor, even though only a few models remain.

JurassicCollectables Reviews the Rebor Club Selection “Clover” Hatchling Stegosaurus

Video Credit: JurassicCollectables

A Baby Stegosaurus Model

Made in the spring of 2017, the hatchling Stegosaurus figure forms part of a set of limited edition figures manufactured by Rebor.  In this excellent video review from JurassicCollectables, the presenter first shows the matt finished packaging and then carefully displays the box contents before unpacking each of the items.  Rebor like to offer something a little different with this line, something that is quite quirky.  For example, in this video review a reference is made to the recently reviewed Rebor hatchling Baryonyx nicknamed “Hurricane”, that was supplied with a model of a football, to coincide with the 2018 World Cup.  The Stegosaurus figure set includes a skilfully crafted model of a four-leaf clover.  Clover (Trifolium genus), may not have been around during the Late Jurassic, but as a four-leafed clover is supposed to be lucky, then a young Stegosaurus could do with all the luck it could get growing up in the western United States with a large number of carnivorous dinosaurs in the same ecosystem, any of which would have greedily snapped up a hatchling Stegosaurus.

The Rebor Club Selection Hatchling Stegosaurus “Clover”

Rebor "Clover" hatching Stegosaurus.

Rebor hatchling Stegosaurus “Clover”.  The polystone figure is supplied with a detachable model of a “lucky” four-leaf clover.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Viewing the Rebor Club Selection Hatching Stegosaurus

In the video, the narrator comments upon the superb details that Rebor builds into their figures.  For instance, the finely detailed body scales on the baby Stegosaurus are highlighted.  The egg with its fine lines and carefully plotted cracks adds a degree of realism to the figure.  The model is placed on a revolving turntable and this provides the viewer with the opportunity to see this highly collectable figure from a variety of viewpoints.

A Video Review of a Rebor Stegosaurus Dinosaur Model “Clover”

A video review of the Rebor hatchling Stegosaurus "Clover".

JurassicCollectables reviews “Clover” the limited edition, hatching Stegosaurus figure from Rebor.

Picture Credit: JurassicCollectables

Highlighting the Exquisite Detail on the Club Selection Hatching Stegosaurus

A close-up of the Rebor hatching Stegosaurus dinosaur model.

JurassicCollectables reviews “Clover” the limited edition, hatching Stegosaurus figure from Rebor.

Picture Credit: JurassicCollectables

Measuring the Model

Towards the end of the video review, JurassicCollectables provide model measurements, always helpful information to collectors.  At Everything Dinosaur, we have measured this figure too.  We have recorded a height of 18 cm for this replica when resting on its base, the circumference of the egg is around 30 cm.  The hatching Stegosaurus with the ferns acting as a backdrop makes an excellent conversation piece, a point made several times by the video narrator.

Can You Spot the Four-leaf Clover?

"Clover" the hatchling Stegosaurus from Rebor.

The Rebor limited edition, club selection hatchling Stegosaurus “Clover”.

Picture Credit: JurassicCollectables

The JurassicCollectables YouTube channel has a large number of Rebor figure video reviews.  Everything Dinosaur recommends that readers subscribe to JurassicCollectables: JurassicCollectables on YouTube

To view the range of Rebor figures and replicas available from Everything Dinosaur, including the limited edition Club Selection hatching Stegosaurus (whilst stocks last): Rebor Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Animals

25 04, 2019

Rebor Killer Queen T. rex Models have Poseable Tails

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Rebor Killer Queen T. rex Models have Poseable Tails

The new for spring 2019 Rebor Killer Queen T. rex models have poseable tails.  Everything Dinosaur demonstrates this function in a short video.  In order to showcase the beautifully engineered Rebor Killer Queen 1:35 scale Tyrannosaurus rex replicas, team members have produced a trio of videos highlighting the various articulated parts.  A few days ago, we posted up a short video from our YouTube channel that showed how to use hot air to safely free up the articulated arms on these dinosaurs.  In addition, a second video was shot which focused on the articulated lower jaw.  Today, we conclude our look at these new figures by revealing that the tail is also poseable.

Everything Dinosaur Highlights the Poseable Tail on the Rebor Killer Queen T. rex Dinosaur Model

Video Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Available in Two Colour Variants – “Plain” and “Jungle”

The Killer Queen Rebor replica is available in two colour variants, “plain” and “jungle”.  The “plain” version has more of a browish hue to it, whereas the “jungle” colour variant is dominated by green tones.  Both models have proved to be extremely popular amongst model fans and collectors.  So many of these figures have been sent out, that Everything Dinosaur team members still get confused for a few moments over which model is which.  For example, in this short video highlighting the moveable tail, the model is referred to as the “plain” version, actually it is the “jungle” variant.  Please be assured, all boxes are checked carefully prior to dispatch, after all, we would not want to send out the wrong coloured model to a collector.

The Everything Dinosaur Killer Queen Videos Have Featured the “Jungle” Variant

Rebor Killer Queen "jungle".

The Rebor Killer Queen T. rex dinosaur model – “jungle” colour variant.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

A Stiffened Rod Carefully Built into the Tail Piece

The tail piece fits securely into the rear of the model and it is this tail piece that contains a flexible, stiff rod that enables the tail to be moved into different positions.  We commend Rebor for their creativity and for designing such a beautifully crafted T. rex figure.  The tail has quite a lot of lateral movement and some degree of movement in the vertical plane as well.  The combination of the poseable arms, the articulated lower jaw and the flexible tail permits collectors and dinosaur model fans to depict Tyrannosaurus rex in a huge variety of poses.  Furthermore, they even have two colour variants to choose from as well.

To read Everything Dinosaur’s comments about the articulated lower jaw and to view a short video demonstrating the jaw movement: Rebor Killer Queen T. rex – Articulated Jaw

For a short article that highlights how to free up the poseable forelimbs safely without damaging the model: Rebor Killer Queen T. rex Adjusting the Arms

To view the range of Rebor prehistoric animal models available from Everything Dinosaur, including the 1:35 scale Rebor Killer Queen “plain” and “jungle” colour variants: Rebor Dinosaur and Prehistoric Animal Models

Look out for further updates on the Rebor range of replicas.

23 04, 2019

JurassicCollectables Reviews the Wild Safari Prehistoric World Stegosaurus

By | April 23rd, 2019|Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur Products, Everything Dinosaur videos, Main Page, Photos of Everything Dinosaur Products, Product Reviews|0 Comments

A Review of the Wild Safari Prehistoric World Stegosaurus Model

Safari Ltd have a long history of making Stegosaurus models, in fact when Safari Ltd first introduced the Carnegie Collection of figures back in 1989, the first figure in terms of its catalogue reference number was a Stegosaurus (400-01).  Over the last thirty years or so, our knowledge of armoured dinosaurs has greatly improved and there have been numerous stegosaurid figures produced.  Those dedicated people at JurassicCollectables have just produced a video review of the latest Stegosaurus model to be added to the Safari Ltd prehistoric animal portfolio.  They have reviewed the 2019 Wild Safari Prehistoric World Stegosaurus.

A Video Review of the New for 2019 Wild Safari Prehistoric World Stegosaurus Figure

Video Credit: JurassicCollectables

The 2019 Wild Safari Prehistoric World Stegosaurus Model

One of the most iconic and easily recognisable of all the dinosaurs, Stegosaurus was first scientifically described in 1877 by the famous American palaeontologist Othniel Charles Marsh and in this six minute video review, JurassicCollectables provide a detailed overview of this latest Stegosaur figure.  This is the third video review to be made in the last few weeks by JurassicCollectables that features a prehistoric animal from Safari Ltd.  Everything Dinosaur dispatched a Stegosaurus along with the new for 2019 swimming Spinosaurus and the beautifully painted, Wild Safari Prehistoric World Pteranodon model to the video making enthusiasts, as soon as these figures became available.  One section of this video review looks at all of these three models together, it is great to see new figures and models coming out from a mainstream model maker like Safari Ltd.

JurassicCollectables have already produced video reviews of the Wild Safari Prehistoric World Spinosaurus and the Pteranodon figure.  These videos are available to view on the JurassicCollectables YouTube channel.  Everything Dinosaur team members recommend that dinosaur fans and model collectors subscribe to JurassicCollectables on YouTube, the channel can be found here: The YouTube Channel of JurassicCollectables.

The Wild Safari Prehistoric World Stegosaurus Model

Wild Safari Prehistoric World Stegosaurus Dinosaur Model

The new for spring 2019, Wild Safari Prehistoric World Stegosaurus dinosaur model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Compared in Size with Other Safari Ltd Figures

One of the benefits of a video review is that it enables potential buyers to get a really good look at a figure before purchasing.  The video format also permits a model to be compared with a number of other figures and replicas.  Naturally, we have a cameo appearance from “off-colour” Alan, an action figure of Alan Grant from the “Jurassic Park/World” franchise, but in addition, the video shows the Stegosaurus and compares it in size to the other recent Safari Ltd introductions.

Comparing Different Wild Safari Prehistoric World Figures Together

Comparing Safari Ltd Stegosaurus and Pteranodon models.

The Wild Safari Prehistoric World Pteranodon (left) compared with the Stegosaurus model (right).

Picture Credit: JurassicCollectables

A Close-up View of the Head of the Wild Safari Prehistoric World Stegosaurus Model

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

Admiring the head of the Wild Safari Prehistoric World Stegosaurus dinosaur model.  Note the ossicles (small, rounded armoured scales embedded in the skin of the throat) can be made out.

Picture Credit: JurassicCollectables

To view the Wild Safari Prehistoric World models and figures including the new for 2019 introductions: Wild Safari Prehistoric World Models.

21 04, 2019

Rebor Killer Queen T. rex Models Have Articulated Jaws

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The Rebor Killer Queen T. rex Models Have Articulated Jaws

Last week, saw the introduction of the latest prehistoric animal models from Rebor.  The Rebor Killer Queen T. rex figures arrived at our warehouse and team members were soon very busy informing all our customers who had reserved one of these models and packing orders so that our customers could get their precious parcels as quickly as possible.  We have already received some fantastic pictures from model collectors and dinosaur fans who shared snaps of these latest additions to the Rebor range of prehistoric animal models.  We promise to post some of these fantastic photographs on our social media platforms, but in the meantime, we have been busy making some videos to highlight the features of the Killer Queen figures.  Today, we demonstrate that the Rebor Killer Queen Tyrannosaurus rex models have articulated lower jaws.

The Rebor Killer Queen T. rex Dinosaur Model has an Articulated Jaw

Video Credit: Everything Dinosaur

“Jungle” Demonstrates the Jaw

This new 1/35th scale T. rex sculpt from Rebor comes in two colour schemes.  There is the brownish/tan coloured figure nicknamed “plain” and a second figure with more of a greenish colouration, this is “jungle”.  It was the “jungle” colour variant that Everything Dinosaur team members chose to make the jaw demonstration video.  The video is very short, just twenty seconds long, but plenty of time to show some of the fantastic detail incorporated into the head sculpt and of course, that articulated lower jaw.

The Rebor Killer Queen “Jungle” Colour Variant Features in the Everything Dinosaur Video

Rebor Killer Queen T. rex dinosaur model.

T. rex Killer Queen (jungle).  Both the Rebor Killer Queen “jungle” and the Rebor Killer Queen “plain” have articulated lower jaws.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur commented:

“Whilst we wait for our bespoke film studio to be constructed, team members can only make short videos, so we are rather limited in what we can do.  However, this and an earlier video we shot, demonstrating how the articulated arms on these models can be freed up have been well received by our customers.  We have one final short video of the Rebor Killer Queen “jungle” figure to post up, in this video we will demonstrate the poseable, flexible tail.”

The Rebor Killer Queen “Plain” Colour Variant – T. rex Model with an Articulated Lower Jaw

Rebor T. rex model "plain" colour scheme.

The Rebor Killer Queen “plain” colour variant.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

To view Everything Dinosaur’s earlier video highlighting how to ease the moveable forelimbs on this model: Rebor Killer Queen Adjusting the Poseable Arms on the Model

To purchase the new for spring 2019 Rebor Killer Queen Tyrannosaurus rex models (both “plain” and “jungle” colour variants and to see the range of Rebor replicas that are stocked by Everything Dinosaur: Rebor Prehistoric Animal Models and Figures

20 04, 2019

JurassicCollectables Reviews a Spinosaurus Dinosaur Model

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The Wild Safari Prehistoric World Spinosaurus Reviewed by JurassicCollectables

The team at JurassicCollectables have recently published a video review of the new for 2019 Wild Safari Prehistoric World Spinosaurus dinosaur model.  Over recent years, palaeontologists have revised their views regarding the Spinosauridae, with the largest known spinosaurid, Spinosaurus aegyptiacus becoming the focus for an intense debate regarding the ecological role these huge Theropods played in the Cretaceous ecosystem.  JurassicCollectables have taken care to highlight the characteristics and attributes of this new model, that reflect current scientific thinking, after all, it is believed that Spinosaurus was semi-aquatic.

The JurassicCollectables Video Review of the New for 2019 Wild Safari Prehistoric World Spinosaurus Model

Video Credit: JurassicCollectables

A Dinosaur That Thought it Was a Crocodile

In September 2014, a paper was published in the journal “Science” that reviewed the S. aegyptiacus fossil material and proposed that this large predator was essentially a quadruped that had adapted to a semi-aquatic existence.  Here was a meat-eating dinosaur that thought it was a crocodile.  There has been a spate of aquatic Spinosaurus models, and this new figure from Safari Ltd depicts Spinosaurus in a swimming posture.  In this short video from JurassicCollectables (the video review lasts approximately 6 minutes and 40 seconds), the narrator comments on the crocodilian appearance of this figure.

The Spinosaurus is Depicted in a Swimming Pose

A video review of the Wild Safari Prehistoric World Spinosaurus model.

The Wild Safari Prehistoric World Spinosaurus dinosaur model reviewed by JurassicCollectables.

Picture Credit: JurassicCollectables

A Close Look at a Swimming Spinosaurus

The Safari Ltd model is in a swimming pose and the narrator takes viewers on a detailed guided tour of the figure.  The webbed feet for example, are shown in close-up and there are numerous comments about the scales and the careful painting of the Spinosaurus.  The figure is described as being very crocodile-like in appearance, with particular praise for the beautiful head sculpt and the subtle use of airbrushing.

To read Everything Dinosaur’s blog article on the revision of Spinosaurus published in the autumn of 2014: Spinosaurus – Four Legs are Better Than Two

Size Comparison Time –  A Pair of Spinosaurs

One of the great benefits of the JurassicCollectables video reviews is that dinosaur fans and collectors get to see models in great detail, they also have the opportunity to compare figures.  In this well-crafted video review, the Papo green T. rex dinosaur model is compared with the Wild Safari Prehistoric World Spinosaurus.  Off-colour Alan makes his customary appearance and intriguingly the recently introduced Schleich Spinosaurus is compared with the Safari Ltd replica.

Comparing the Wild Safari Prehistoric World Spinosaurus to the Schleich Spinosaurus Model

Comparing two Spinosaurus dinosaur models.

Two Spinosaurus models are compared.  The Safari Ltd Spinosaurus (left) is compared with the Schleich Spinosaurus model (right).

Picture Credit: JurassicCollectables

The similarities and differences between these two Spinosaurus models are discussed.  It is interesting to hear how the narrator highlights the differences between these two figures.   For example, the Schleich Spinosaurus may have an articulated lower jaw but it is actually much smaller than the Safari Ltd Spinosaurus.  The Schleich Spinosaurus has a gloss sheen giving the model a “wet look”, quite apt for a semi-aquatic dinosaur, this contrasts with the Wild Safari Prehistoric World Spinosaurus that has more of a matt finish.

Our thanks to JurassicCollectables for posting up a most informative video review.

JurassicCollectables has an amazing YouTube channel we recommend readers visit and subscribe: JurassicCollectables YouTube Channel

To view the Wild Safari Prehistoric World model range including the new for 2019 Spinosaurus: Wild Safari Prehistoric World

17 04, 2019

Rebor Killer Queen T. rex Adjusting the Arms

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Adjusting the Arms on the Rebor Killer Queen T. rex Dinosaur Model

The recently introduced Rebor Killer Queen T. rex dinosaur models are proving to be very popular with collectors and dinosaur model fans.  This Tyrannosaurus rex figure is available in two colour variants (plain and jungle) and several parts of this dinosaur are poseable.  The lower jaw is articulated, the tail contains a flexible rod that enables it to be put into numerous poses and the arms move to.

Everything Dinosaur has created a short, helpful video that explains how to free up the arms on this Rebor replica.  When first unpacked, the forelimbs can be a little stiff and difficult to move.  However, give the joints a few seconds of heat, such as from a hairdryer and collectors will find that the warmed joints become easier to manoeuvre.  The video has been posted up on our Instagram page along with some more pictures and it is up on our YouTube channel as well.

An Easy Way to Adjust the Arms on the Rebor Killer Queen T. rex Dinosaur Model

Video Credit: Everything Dinosaur

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Helpful Videos for Model Collectors and Dinosaur Fans

At Everything Dinosaur, we use our various social media platforms, such as this blog, our Facebook page along with Instagram and our YouTube channel to post up helpful information about prehistoric animals and dinosaur models.  We will also be posting up videos in the near future that demonstrate the articulated jaw on the Rebor Killer Queen and a video that highlights the poseable tail.  We try our best to educate and inform our customers about the various prehistoric animal models and figures that we supply.  However, we can sometimes get our colour variants mixed up, for example, in the video highlighting how to free up the arms we referred to the figure as a “plain” variant, however, eagle-eyed viewers will spot that we were actually using the Rebor Killer Queen “jungle” colour variant in our video shoot.

The Rebor Killer Queen T. rex Dinosaur Models (Plain and Jungle Colour Variants)

Rebor Killer Queen - Plain and Jungle.

The Rebor Killer Queen T. rex is available in two colour schemes (jungle and plain).

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

A Trade Mark for Everything Dinosaur

Eagle-eyed viewers to our various social media platforms will also notice some subtle changes to our themes and layout.  Everything Dinosaur has received a trade mark and our team members are slowly amending all our social media platforms to reflect this.  For example, our header image for the Everything Dinosaur YouTube channel has already been changed.

A New Banner for Everything Dinosaur’s YouTube channel

Everything Dinosaur on YouTube.

The Everything Dinosaur YouTube channel header.  Note the ® symbol which denotes a registered trade mark.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Note the ® symbol associated with the Everything Dinosaur logo, Everything Dinosaur is now a registered trade mark (February 2019).

A spokesperson for the UK-based dinosaur company said:

“We try and post up helpful images, advice and videos for our customers.  Our YouTube channel contains a number of model reviews, competitions and helpful tips.  When it comes to the Rebor Killer Queen figures, our simple guide to freeing up the arms should help to prevent any unfortunate accidents.  In addition, we have commenced a programme to update our company visuals to reflect our trade mark status.”

To view the range of Rebor figures and models available from Everything Dinosaur, including both colour variants of the recently introduced Rebor Killer Queen models: Rebor Prehistoric Animal Models and Figures

16 04, 2019

JurassicCollectables Reviews a New Pteranodon Model

By | April 16th, 2019|Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur Products, Everything Dinosaur videos, Main Page, Photos of Everything Dinosaur Products, Product Reviews|0 Comments

Wild Safari Prehistoric World Pteranodon Model Review

The talented team at JurassicCollectables have posted up a short video review of the new for 2019 walking Pteranodon model from the Wild Safari Prehistoric World figure collection.  This video review really helps collectors and prehistoric animal model fans to appreciate the vivid colours that Safari Ltd chose for their new pterosaur figure.  Unlike most flying reptile figures, this new for 2019 introduction, depicts Pteranodon on the ground, after all, these members of the Pterosauria must have spent some time on “terra firma”.

The Wild Safari Prehistoric World Pteranodon Video Review

Video Credit: JurassicCollectables

Fantastic Details Around the Skull and Eye

In the short video review, (the video lasts six minutes and thirty seconds), the narrator takes the Pteranodon model out of its wrapping and provides viewers with a guided tour of the figure.  Much of the video focuses on the beautifully-painted head, crest and beak.  In particular, the painting around the eye is praised.  Safari Ltd  have made Pteranodon figures before, but this is the first Pteranodon model that has been depicted in a walking pose and not with the wings stretched out in a flying position.

In the Video, the Quality of the Painting Around the Eye is Highlighted

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

The superbly painted Wild Safari Prehistoric World Pteranodon model.  In the video, viewers are given a close-up view of the Wild Safari Prehistoric World Pteranodon model.

Picture Credit: JurassicCollectables

Pteranodon longiceps

The genus Pteranodon and the first species (P. longiceps), was erected in 1876 (Othniel Charles Marsh).  Numerous models of this famous Late Cretaceous pterosaur have been made, but few of them with the quality of sculpt and the paintwork of this Safari Ltd replica.  The shape of the crest denotes the species and the tiger colouration and the subtle airbrushing on the crest is admirable.

The Wild Safari Prehistoric World Pteranodon (P. longiceps) Model

JurassicCollectables reviews the Wild Safari Prehistoric World Pteranodon figure.

JurassicCollectables reviews the Wild Safari Prehistoric World Pteranodon model.

Picture Credit: JurassicCollectables

This well-crafted figure measures over eight centimetres long and the head is some ten centimetres off the ground.  The Pteranodon model used in the review was one of the first of the production figures to be made.  In this most informative video review, the model is compared with the recently reviewed Kaiyodo Sofubi Toy Box T. rex figure .  The Papo green standing T. rex also features, along with a cameo appearance by off-colour Alan.  No JurassicCollectables video review would be complete without an appearance of the Alan Grant figure.

The Wild Safari Prehistoric World Pteranodon Compared to the “Classic” Kaiyodo Sofubi Toy Box T. rex Figure

A Pteranodon model compared to a T. rex model.

Wild Safari Prehistoric World Pteranodon compared to the Kaiyodo Sofubi Toy Box T. rex.

Picture Credit: JurassicCollectables

Our thanks to JurassicCollectables for posting up such an interesting and helpful video review, of what is an excellent pterosaur model.

The YouTube channel of JurassicCollectables contains lots of informative and helpful dinosaur and prehistoric animal videos.  Everything Dinosaur recommends that readers subscribe to JurassicCollectables: JurassicCollectables YouTube Channel

To view the range of Wild Safari Prehistoric World models and figures including the 2019 Pteranodon model: Safari Ltd Wild Safari Prehistoric World

3 04, 2019

How Big is the PNSO Ceratosaurus Dinosaur Model “Nick”?

By | April 3rd, 2019|Adobe CS5, Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur Products, Everything Dinosaur videos, Main Page, Photos of Everything Dinosaur Products, Product Reviews|0 Comments

How Big is the PNSO Ceratosaurus Dinosaur Model?

The new for 2019 PNSO Ceratosaurus dinosaur model “Nick” is certainly making waves amongst dinosaur fans and model collectors.  Staff at Everything Dinosaur are not sure why our chums at PNSO chose to call their Ceratosaurus figure “Nick”, but all of us have been very impressed with the quality and craftsmanship demonstrated in this exceptionally large dinosaur model.  How big is the PNSO Ceratosaurus?   We could get out one of our tape measures or geological rulers to show just how huge this model is, but, instead we have created a short video that compares the PNSO Ceratosaurus with the recently introduced CollectA Deluxe Ceratosaurus.  After all, a picture (or in this case a short video), is worth more than a thousand words, or so the saying goes.

The New for 2019 PNSO Ceratosaurus “Nick” Compared to the CollectA Deluxe Ceratosaurus Figure

Video Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Comparing the PNSO Ceratosaurus to the CollectA Deluxe Ceratosaurus

In this short video (it lasts a little over thirty seconds), we compare the PNSO Ceratosaurus dinosaur model with the CollectA Deluxe 1:40 scale Ceratosaurus, which itself is a sizeable dinosaur replica.  The CollectA Deluxe Ceratosaurus is a recently introduced model, it only came out last year.

To read about all the new for 2018 CollectA Deluxe prehistoric animal models: CollectA Deluxe Figures Introduced in 2018

However, the CollectA figure is dwarfed by the impressive and enormous PNSO Ceratosaurus.   The PNSO replica is one of the largest Theropod figures that we have ever stocked.

The PNSO Ceratosaurus Dinosaur Model “Nick”

The PNSO Ceratosaurus dinosaur model.

The PNSO Ceratosaurus dinosaur model “Nick”.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Tale of the Tape – Ceratosaurus Dinosaur Models

The CollectA Deluxe Ceratosaurus is not a small dinosaur model by any means, but in our video, it looks tiny compared to the colossal PNSO Ceratosaurus.  For the statisticians amongst us here are the model measurements:

  • CollectA Ceratosaurus – length 27 cm approximately with a head height of 12 cm.
  • PNSO Ceratosaurus “Nick” – length around 58 cm approximately, with a head height of about 26 cm.

Remarkably, the base for the PNSO figure is around ten times the size of the base associated with the CollectA Deluxe Ceratosaurus.

Ceratosaurus But Which Species?

A number of species have been assigned to the Ceratosaurus genus and it is difficult to decide which species these replicas represent.  For example, do they represent C. nasicornis or perhaps C. dentisulcatus?  Whatever the species epithet, both these models are most impressive, but the PNSO Ceratosaurus is going to need a lot more shelf space.

In terms of calculating a scale for the PNSO model, this is challenging.  The maximum size for Ceratosaurus is unknown with estimated lengths ranging from about 4.5 metres to excess of 6 metres depending on the fossil specimen and the species.  If we take the upper figure (six metres) and we estimate the length of the PNSO Ceratosaurus to be about sixty centimetres, then, based on this crude assessment, the PNSO figure is in approximately 1:10 scale.

The CollectA Deluxe 1:40 Scale Ceratosaurus Compared to the PNSO Ceratosaurus Dinosaur Model

Comparing Ceratosaurus figures.

Comparing the PNSO Ceratosaurus dinosaur model with the CollectA Deluxe Ceratosaurus.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

To view the range of PNSO prehistoric animal figures available from Everything Dinosaur including “Nick” the Ceratosaurus: PNSO Age of Dinosaurs

To view the range of CollectA Deluxe prehistoric animal figures including the 1:40 scale Ceratosaurus: CollectA Deluxe Prehistoric Life

28 03, 2019

Pterosaur Thursday

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A Spotlight on the PNSO Nemicolopterus Model

Many of the people that Everything Dinosaur team members follow on social media are fossil hunters.  We have noticed that today, Thursday, seems to feature a lot of our fossil hunting friends showcasing their finds using the meme “fossil flip Thursday”, some of our fossils are a little too delicate to flip, but we thought we could give it a try and highlight the excellent packaging of the PNSO Age of Dinosaurs small models.

We made a short video – Pterosaur toss – featuring the new for 2019 PNSO Nemicolopterus figure.

Pterosaur Thursday – Nemicolopterus crypticus

Video Credit: Everything Dinosaur

In this very brief video, (it lasts just over thirty seconds), we show the wonderful new PNSO product packaging.  Each of the new for 2019 PNSO figures has been presented in a blister pack which contains a backdrop reflecting the habitat of that animal.  For example, “Ricky” the Keichousaurus, a model of a Triassic marine reptile, has a seascape backdrop, whilst the pterosaur model Nemicolopterus has a forest background.  After all, this little flying reptile lived in an arboreal environment.

The PNSO Nemicolopterus Blister Pack

PNSO Nemicolopterus model.

The packaging associated with the PNSO Nemicolopterus model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

We even took advantage of the warm weather to photograph this little pterosaur against some foliage – our very own forest backdrop.

How Big was Nemicolopterus?

Known from only one specimen, this may not be a valid genus (nomen dubium), the fossil could represent a very young Sinopterus, a tapejarid that was scientifically described in 2003.  The skull for example, is around 4 cm in length, it is one of the smallest pterosaur fossils known to science.  Intriguingly, the PNSO Nemicolopterus replica is not much smaller than the fossil specimen.  This little flying reptile, whether a Nemicolopterus or a Sinopterus could have comfortably sat in the palm of your hand.

Everything Dinosaur’s Scale Drawing Showing the Estimated Size of the Nemicolopterus Specimen

Nemicolopterus crypticus scale drawing.

A scale drawing of the tiny pterosaur named Nemicolopterus.  The validity of this genus has been challenged.  It might not be valid, (nomen dubium), it is possible that the single specimen so far described represents a related tapejarid (Sinopterus).

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

The PNSO Age of Dinosaurs Model Range

The PNSO Age of Dinosaurs (Toys that Accompany your Growth) range features a total of forty-eight small models.  This is a diverse and varied range, for instance, several horned dinosaurs feature – Kosmoceratops, Einiosaurus, Liaoceratops, Xenoceratops, Pachyrhinosaurus and Chasmosaurus.  Many of the replicas and figures represent prehistoric animals that are unique to China, creatures such as the armoured dinosaur Tuojiangosaurus, the bizarre marine reptile Atopodentatus and the troodontid Mei long.  However, other models represent prehistoric animals that have no connection with China, or even Asia for that matter.  For example, the ferocious marine crocodile Dakosaurus or the Baryonyx dinosaur model.

To view the range of PNSO Age of Dinosaurs figures available from Everything Dinosaur: PNSO Age of Dinosaur Models

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