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8 11, 2019

New CollectA Models 2020 (Part 2)

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New CollectA Models 2020 (Part 2)

Time to reveal the second part of our blog series that highlights the new for 2020 prehistoric animal models that are due to be released by CollectA.  Today, we announce the addition of two new 1:40 scale prehistoric animal replicas, representing dinosaurs that have only recently been scientifically described.

The two models are:

  • CollectA Deluxe Saltriovenator in 1:40 scale (S. zanellai) – a large, predatory dinosaur from the Early Jurassic of northern Italy.
  • CollectA Bajadasaurus in 1:40 scale (B. pronuspinax) – a member of the Dicraeosauridae family of Sauropods, known from the Early Cretaceous of Argentina.

The New for 2020 CollectA Deluxe Saltriovenator Dinosaur Model (1:40 Scale)

CollectA Deluxe 1:40 scale Saltriovenator dinosaur model.

CollectA Deluxe Saltriovenator dinosaur model.

Picture Credit: CollectA

CollectA Saltriovenator 1:40 Scale Dinosaur Model

Known from fragmentary fossils found at the Salnova marble quarry in the municipality of Saltrio from which the dinosaur is named, Saltriovenator is the largest known predatory dinosaur to have been described from fossil material associated with the Sinemurian faunal stage of the Early Jurassic.  The quarry workers used explosives to blast the rocks, which resulted in the fossilised bones being blown into hundreds of fragments.  Careful, painstaking preparation by scientists from the Natural History Museum of Milan and the Geological Museum of Bologna enabled this dinosaur to be “pieced” together.  This new replica for 2020 is sure to make an explosive impact!

Model designer Anthony Beeson explained that Saltriovenator is an ancestor of Ceratosaurus, so this new for 2020 addition will work well with the CollectA Ceratosaurus introduced in 2018.  It is only the third dinosaur known from Italy and the second carnivore.

The single specimen known to science is believed to represent a sub-adult, so the full size of this Early Jurassic monster is unclear, although it could have been around 8 metres long when fully grown and weighed as much as a tonne.  Intriguingly, in line with a recently published theory, this carnivore has been given lips.

The New for 2020 CollectA Bajadasaurus (1:40 Scale)

CollectA Bajadasaurus a 1:40 scale dinosaur model.

The CollectA Bajadasaurus a 1:40 scale dinosaur model.

Picture Credit: CollectA

CollectA Bajadasaurus 1:40 Scale Dinosaur Model

The second new for 2020 prehistoric animal from CollectA to be announced this week is the spectacular Bajadasaurus (B. pronuspinax).  A spectacular dicraeosaurid from Patagonia, closely related to Amargasaurus, a model of which, is already present in the CollectA range.  This plant-eating giant was described even more recently than Saltriovenator (published in Scientific Reports in February 2019).  Like Saltriovenator it is known from fragmentary remains, but skull material has been recovered and a single neck bone (the fifth cervical vertebra), sports an elongated and curved neural spine.  Designer Anthony Beeson commented that it was this spine that gave the dinosaur its name “Bajada reptile bent over forwards”.  The relatively short neck was probably crowned with a double row of tall curved spines that may have helped this herbivore defend itself from theropod dinosaurs.  The ornamentation on the neck could have also played a role in thermoregulation or perhaps even visual display.

At around nine to ten metres in length, Bajadasaurus was quite sizeable and Anthony explained that he had based this model on the better known Amargasaurus.  It certainly makes an amazing addition to the CollectA 1:40 scale model range and just like Saltriovenator, this dinosaur model has been given lips.

Tale of the Tape

  • CollectA Deluxe Saltriovenator 1:40 Scale Model – length 27.5 cm, with a head height of around 14 cm.  Expected mid 2020.
  • CollectA Bajadasaurus (1:40 scale) – length 35 cm with those amazing neural spines standing around 10 cm high.  Expected early 2020.

To view the current range of CollectA models available from Everything Dinosaur: CollectA Prehistoric Life.

To view the Deluxe range of CollectA figures available: CollectA Deluxe.

We look forward to posting up more information and images of other new for 2020 prehistoric animal models from CollectA next week.

To view the first of our blog posts featuring new for 2020 CollectA models: New CollectA 2020 (Part 1).

6 11, 2019

Rebor Garden Stegosaurus armatus 1:35 Scale Models

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Rebor “Garden” Stegosaurus armatus 1:35 Scale Dinosaur Models

Those talented people at Rebor are introducing not one, but three amazing Stegosaurus dinosaur models in 1:35 scale in time for Christmas.  The new Rebor Stegosaurus models will be available from Everything Dinosaur in three colour variants – namely “Plain”, “Mountain” and “Woodland” and team members are expecting this stock to arrive at the company’s warehouse in about 7-8 weeks, although they could be in stock slightly sooner.

The Rebor Stegosaurus Dinosaur Model “Garden” – Mountain Colour Variant

Rebor "Garden" Stegosaurus 1:35 scale dinosaur model (mountain).

Rebor Garden Stegosaurus armatus 1:35 scale dinosaur model (Mountain).

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Each model measures around 28 cm long with a height of 14 cm.  The Rebor Stegosaurus figures have flexible necks and tails and each display base is approximately 11.5 cm long and 8 cm wide.

The Rebor Stegosaurus Dinosaur Model “Garden” – Plain Colour Variant

Rebor "Garden" Stegosaurus 1:35 scale dinosaur model (plain).

Rebor Garden Stegosaurus armatus 1:35 scale dinosaur model (Plain).

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

The Rebor Stegosaurus Dinosaur Model “Garden” – Woodland Colour Variant

Rebor "Garden" Stegosaurus 1:35 scale dinosaur model (woodland).

Rebor Garden Stegosaurus armatus 1:35 scale dinosaur model (Woodland).

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

1:35 Scale Dinosaur Models

Each beautifully crafted replica is depicted in 1:35 scale and are designed to accompany the Rebor Ceratosaurus (C. dentisulcatus), a fellow resident of the famous Upper Jurassic Morrison Formation of the western United States.  Dinosaur fans can choose from three colour schemes for their armoured dinosaur – “plain”, “woodland” and “mountain”, a motif introduced when the 2018 Ankylosaurus models were launched by Rebor.

The Rebor Ceratosaurus Dinosaur Model (1:35 Scale)

Rebor Ceratosaurus dinosaur model (Savage).

The Rebor 1:35 scale Ceratosaurus dentisulcatus replica.  This figure is on display at the Everything Dinosaur office.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

To join Everything Dinosaur’s priority reserve list for the three new Stegosaurus replicas, simply: Email Everything Dinosaur to Join our Priority Stegosaurus Reservation List.

Stegosaurus armatus

Stegosaurus is one of the most instantly recognisable of all the dinosaurs.  However, compared to other iconic prehistoric animals such as Triceratops and Tyrannosaurus rex only recently have palaeontologists begun to learn more about the physiology and anatomy of this genus.  Stegosaurus was one of those taxa caught up in the “Bone Wars” between Othniel Charles Marsh and Edward Drinker Cope, as such, new species were erected, often, on only the flimsiest and scrappiest of fossil evidence.  Take for example, Stegosaurus affinis which was named by Marsh in 1881, just four years after the first Stegosaurus (S. armatus) was named and described.  This species was erected based on the description of a single bone from the hips, as such Stegosaurus affinis, like many Stegosaur species has been revised over the years and this particular armoured dinosaur is now regarded as “nomen dubium” – of dubious taxonomic affinity.

Even the validity of Stegosaurus armatus has been questioned.  It was originally appointed the type species for the entire genus and despite around thirty Morrison Formation specimens being ascribed to it, S. armatus has been replaced as the type species by Stegosaurus stenops in 2013.  It might be surprising, given the iconic nature of this dinosaur, but palaeontologists remain uncertain as to the composition of the Stegosauridae family and the exact taxonomic relationships within such instantly recognisable genera such as Stegosaurus.  Despite its status and popularity, Stegosaurus was not even the first armoured dinosaur to be described, that honour goes to the equally confusing and little known Hylaeosaurus (H. armatus), which shares the same trivial name as S. armatus.  Hylaeosaurus heralds from the Grinstead Clay Formation (Wealden Group).  A life-size model of Hylaeosaurus (the first large, armoured dinosaur model to be commissioned, can be found at the Crystal Palace Park, how fitting therefore, that the London-based Rebor should add models of Stegosaurs to its exciting range of prehistoric animal replicas.

Each Colour Variant Has its Own Display Base – “Mountain”, “Plain” or “Woodland”

Three display bases - Rebor "Garden" Stegosaurus dinosaur model.

Rebor “Garden” Stegosaurus dinosaur model – three display bases.  Three Stegosaur models and three beautifully crafted Stegosaur bases – which one will you choose?

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

To see the range of Rebor figures and replicas in stock at Everything Dinosaur, including the Ceratosaurus “Savage”: Rebor Dinosaur and Prehistoric Animal Replicas

2 11, 2019

A Quick Video Guide to the New CollectA Models (Part 1)

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New CollectA Models (Part 1) – Video Guide

Yesterday, Everything Dinosaur published details of the first of the new for 2020 prehistoric animal figures from CollectA.  We have been asked by dinosaur model fans and collectors to publish more information about this exciting quartet of replicas.  As our studio, is now up and running, we thought it would be sensible to create a short video review, showing pictures of the models and providing a little more detail about each replica – sort of like putting some flesh on the bones of the dinosaurs.

Everything Dinosaur Comments on the New for 2020 CollectA Models (Part 1)

Video Credit: Everything Dinosaur

The First Four Dinosaur Models from CollectA for 2020

In this short video review (duration 4 minutes 20 seconds), we discuss the four new figures in turn.  Starting with the 1:6 scale Protoceratops dinosaur model, with its articulated lower jaw.  We then move on and introduce the Deluxe Fukuisaurus model.  Fukuisaurus is known from Honshu Island (Japan) and is one of a number of Early Cretaceous vertebrates excavated from the famous Kitadani Dinosaur Quarry, in Fukui Prefecture, after which this ornithopod is named.  Fukuisaurus (pronounced Foo-kwee-sore-us), comes from the same bonebed – “Quarry bonebed I”, as the theropod Fukuiraptor, a model of which was introduced by CollectA in 2019.

Fans of Dinosaurs From Japan will Appreciate Fukuisaurus and Fukuiraptor

CollectA Fukuiraptor and CollectA Fukuisaurus dinosaur models.

Two models representing dinosaurs from the same bonebed at the famous Kitadani Dinosaur Quarry (Japan).

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Marvellous Microraptor

The third prehistoric animal to be discussed is the dromaeosaurid Microraptor.  This dinosaur model is likely to become a real collector’s piece.  It has such a dynamic pose and the narrator provides a little more detail about this 1:6 scale figure and gives the model’s measurements.

The New for 2020 CollectA Microraptor Dinosaur Model

CollectA Deluxe Microraptor - new for 2020

The CollectA Deluxe Microraptor model (1:6 scale).  Available from Everything Dinosaur in early 2020.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

To read Everything Dinosaur’s earlier post in which we introduced these figures, showed the official photographs and provided detailed model measurements: New CollectA Prehistoric Animal Models (Part 1).

A Baryonchid – Baryonyx walkeri

The fourth model to be discussed is the CollectA Prehistoric Life Baryonyx (B. walkeri) dinosaur model.  This is the only figure in the quartet not to be given a scale by CollectA.  It has been introduced to accompany the 1:40 Deluxe Baryonyx which was released by CollectA this year (2019).  In the short video review by Everything Dinosaur, the similarities between these two CollectA figures are highlighted.

The Redesigned Baryonyx Dinosaur Figures from CollectA (2019 and Early 2020 Release)

CollectA Baryonyx figures.

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

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

All four of these new figures will be available from Everything Dinosaur in early 2020.

To view the current range of CollectA models available from Everything Dinosaur: CollectA Prehistoric Life.

To view the Deluxe range of CollectA figures available: CollectA Deluxe.

Look out for further information about new CollectA models from Everything Dinosaur. We recommend that readers subscribe to Everything Dinosaur’s YouTube channel: Subscribe to Everything Dinosaur’s YouTube Channel.

1 11, 2019

New CollectA Models 2020 (Part 1)

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New CollectA Models 2020 (Part 1)

It’s that time of year when our chums at CollectA release details of their new for 2020 prehistoric animal models.  A number of announcements are due to be made in the next few weeks, but today, we start the palaeontological ball rolling by introducing the first of the new for 2020 CollectA figures.

The first four models are:

  1. CollectA Deluxe Protoceratops 1:6 scale
  2. CollectA Deluxe Fukuisaurus 1:40 scale
  3. CollectA Deluxe Microraptor 1:6 scale
  4. CollectA Baryonyx (Prehistoric Life)

The New for 2020 CollectA Protoceratops Dinosaur Model

The new for 2020 CollectA Deluxe Protoceratops dinosaur model.

CollectA Deluxe Protoceratops dinosaur model 1:6 scale.  The model will also have an articulated jaw.

Picture Credit: CollectA

Over the years, CollectA have produced a wide range of horned dinosaur figures.  Everything Dinosaur team members had lobbied to have Protoceratops included, it is one of the most intensely studied of all the Dinosauria and dinosaur model fans will be able to pick up this figure in early 2020.  It should provide a suitable companion piece to the 1:6 scale CollectA Velociraptor model that was introduced back in 2011.

CollectA Deluxe Fukuisaurus (1:40 scale)

Coming to Everything Dinosaur in Early 2020 – CollectA 1:40 Scale Fukuisaurus

New for 2020 the CollectA Deluxe Fukuisaurus dinosaur model.

CollectA Deluxe Fukuisaurus (1:40 scale) dinosaur model.

Picture Credit: CollectA

Fukuisaurus (F. tetoriensis) was first described from partial skull material found at the famous Kitadani Dinosaur Quarry (Honshu Island, Japan).  The CollectA model draws on other known iguanodontids for inspiration, for very little fossil material has been ascribed to this genus.  Some academics describe this Early Cretaceous herbivore as having “nomen nudum” status, that is, it’s an animal for which no holotype fossil material has been designated.  This dinosaur model might be in the CollectA Deluxe portfolio, but don’t expect a figure the size of the bulky Iguanodon model released by CollectA in 2018.  Fukuisaurus is believed to have been a relatively small animal, perhaps measuring 4.5 metres long and weighing around 350-450 kilograms.

The size of Fukuisaurus is in truth, not known, but Iguanodon bernissartensis for example, was nearly twice as long and perhaps ten times heavier.

Designer Anthony Beeson commented:

“In response from our Japanese fans we produced this model to go with Fukuiraptor that we issued in 2019.  An Early Cretaceous herbivorous ornithopod dinosaur from Japan living some 129.4- 125 million years ago.”

CollectA Deluxe Microraptor (1:6 scale)

Available from Everything Dinosaur in Early 2020 – The CollectA Microraptor Dinosaur Model

CollectA Deluxe Microraptor - new for 2020

The CollectA Deluxe Microraptor model (1:6 scale).

Picture Credit: CollectA

The third new for 2020 CollectA figure is another Asian dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous, but this time, this dinosaur heralds from China, not Japan.  It is a model of the feathered dromaeosaurid Microraptor and it has certainly been depicted in a spectacular pose.  In email correspondence with model designer Anthony Beeson, Everything Dinosaur team members were fascinated to learn that magpie feathers had been despatched to China to help the model makers re-create the iridescence on the animal’s plumage.  We also learned that CollectA had been specifically requested by a museum in China to make this figure.  Museum staff have approved the CollectA model design.

CollectA Baryonyx (Prehistoric Life)

Making up the quartet of new figures, the first of the new for 2020 announcements from CollectA, is a splendid replica of Baryonyx.

New for 2020 The CollectA Prehistoric Life Baryonyx Dinosaur Model

CollectA Baryonyx - new for 2020

CollectA Baryonyx dinosaur model.  The new for 2020 Prehistoric Life CollectA Baryonyx will be mounted on a base just like the 2019 CollectA Deluxe Baryonyx model.

Picture Credit: CollectA

Collectors will probably recall that last year, a 1:40 scale CollectA Deluxe Baryonyx was introduced.  The 2020 “Prehistoric Life” version follows the same design and updates the original Baryonyx figure that was introduced by CollectA into this range more than ten years ago.  Note the rows of “crocodilian scutes” that can be seen on the side of the tail.  This figure looks beautifully crafted and we look forward to welcoming this Baryonyx and the other new models early next year.

Tale of the Tape

  • CollectA Deluxe Protoceratops – length 24 cm, with that bristle-tail standing some 11 cm high.
  • CollectA Deluxe Fukuisaurus – length 14 cm and standing around 5.5 cm high.
  • CollectA Deluxe Microraptor – length 20 cm, approximate wingspan 15.5 cm and the height of the model is estimated at 12.5 cm.
  • CollectA Prehistoric Life Baryonyx – length 19 cm, approximate height 7 cm.

To view the current range of CollectA models available from Everything Dinosaur: CollectA Prehistoric Life.

To view the Deluxe range of CollectA figures available: CollectA Deluxe.

We look forward to posting up more information and images of other new for 2020 prehistoric animal models from CollectA.

31 10, 2019

The Beautiful Artwork Associated with PNSO Models

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Fantastic Box Art (PNSO Age of Dinosaurs)

At Everything Dinosaur, we spend a lot of time focusing on prehistoric animal models.  It is what you would expect from a company that specialises in the mail order sale of museum quality dinosaur figures and such like.  However, we have been most impressed with the artwork associated with the PNSO Age of Dinosaurs model range.  We have been involved with PNSO for some years now and we have watched how this company has evolved, but the standards set by renowned palaeoartist Zhao Chuang and his colleagues continue to be emphasised by the addition of some splendid examples of box art.

Take for example, the clean lines associated with the carton that contains the new for 2019 PNSO Dakosaurus model “Paulwin”.  Rather than describe the box we thought it best to create a short twenty second video showcasing how this particular prehistoric animal model is presented.

Highlighting the Beautiful Presentation of the PNSO Dakosaurus Marine Crocodile Model “Paulwin”

Video Credit: Everything Dinosaur

“Paulwin” the Dakosaurus

Models of prehistoric crocodiles are quite rare.   We know that this replica of “Biter lizard” has been very well received by collectors.  The box that the model comes in is very classy too.

The Box Containing the PNSO Marine Crocodile Model “Paulwin” the Dakosaurus

PNSO Dakosaurus box art.

An image showing the classy box art for the PNSO “Paulwin” the Dakosaurus model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

The clean lines, the carefully printed and positioned text and the large picture of the actual model make the packaging of this PNSO figure really stand out.  Our congratulations to the design team at PNSO for taking such care and consideration.

The Dakosaurus is just one of new additions to the range of PNSO models and figures that Everything Dinosaur stocks.  More figures will be announced in the near future.  Fans of dinosaurs and PNSO models in particular can expect to hear news on this blog site soon.

The PNSO Dakosaurus Marine Crocodile Model -“Paulwin”

Marine crocodile model Dakosaurus.

A close-up view of the head of the PNSO marine crocodile model Dakosaurus.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

For dinosaur model collectors and fans of prehistoric animals, you do not have to wait until next year to see the most recent model releases, they are all in stock at Everything Dinosaur.

To see the range of PNSO dinosaurs and prehistoric animal models available at Everything Dinosaur: PNSO Age of Dinosaurs Models and Figures.

30 10, 2019

Preparing for Atlasaurus

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Preparing for Atlasaurus

Team members at Everything Dinosaur are busy with the preparations for the arrival of the latest model in the Eofauna range, the Atlasaurus dinosaur replica.  Stocks of this sauropod figure are due to arrive in a couple of weeks or so and staff have been finishing the fact sheet that will be sent out to accompany sales of this new figure from those talented people at Eofauna Scientific Research.

Due in at Everything Dinosaur Very Shortly – Eofauna Atlasaurus Dinosaur Model

The Eofauna Scientific Research Atlasaurus dinosaur model.

Atlasaurus (Eofauna Scientific Research).  This is the second dinosaur figure that Eofauna have produced and the fifth prehistoric animal figure in this range in total.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Elephants Three Dinosaurs Two

The Atlasaurus model (A. imelakei), measures around thirty centimetres in length and that impressive head stands nearly twenty-three centimetres high.  The genus name honours the Atlas Mountains of Morocco, whilst the species name is from the Arabic for giant.   At an estimated fifteen metres in length, Atlasaurus was certainly a sizable resident of the Middle Jurassic!

To date, Eofauna have produced five prehistoric animal figures in this series, three prehistoric elephants and two lizard-hipped dinosaurs.  The elephant figures are (in the order in which they were released), – Steppe Mammoth, Straight-tusked elephant and the recently introduced Deinotherium (Mammuthus trogontherii, Palaeoloxodon antiquus and Deinotherium spp.).  For our part, we have referred the Eofauna Deinotherium replica to D. giganteum.

The Five Models in the Eofauna Scientific Research Model Range

Five Eofauna Scientific Research prehistoric animal models.

The five Eofauna Scientific Research prehistoric animal models.  From left to right – Palaeoloxodon, Mammuthus trogontherii, Atlasaurus imelakei, Deinotherium and Giganotosaurus.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

New this Month at Everything Dinosaur – Eofauna Deinotherium

Eofauna Deinotherium model.

The Eofauna Scientific Research Deinotherium replica.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

To purchase the range of Eofauna figures and models at Everything Dinosaur: Eofauna Scientific Research Models.

Expected in November – Estimated 20th November

A reserve list has been open for the Eofauna Atlasaurus for some time.  Everything Dinosaur customers on this list can rest assured that they will be contacted when this exciting new figure arrives.  As to when this dinosaur might be in stock, a spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur commented:

“It is difficult to pinpoint a delivery date to our warehouse, there are lots of exogenous factors outside our control that can hinder a swift delivery.  However, we are expecting the figures to arrive around week three of November, perhaps around the 20th November.  Of course, the Atlasaurus models could arrive a little sooner, or they may take a couple of days longer.”

The Scale Drawing of Atlasaurus (A. imelakei) Prepared for the Everything Dinosaur Fact Sheet

Atlasaurus scale drawing.

A scale drawing of the bizarre north African sauropod Atlasaurus.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

22 10, 2019

CollectA Deluxe 1:40 Scale Baryonyx

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CollectA Deluxe 1:40 Scale Baryonyx

It might be chilly outside, but it is always a pleasure to remember the sunny days of summer.  During one of the warmer spells, we took the newly arrived CollectA 1:40 scale Baryonyx model outside and took some pictures of this theropod dinosaur.

The CollectA Deluxe 1:40 Scale Baryonyx Dinosaur Model

CollectA Baryonyx dinosaur model.

The CollectA Deluxe 1:40 scale Baryonyx dinosaur model, photographed outside.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

A number of CollectA Deluxe dinosaur and prehistoric animal figures include a human model for scale so that collectors can see just how big a long extinct creature actually was.  Of course, a fossil discovery could lead to a revision of an animal’s size, but these human figures do provide an approximate guide as to scale.  The human model included in the CollectA Deluxe replicas series is a figure of an explorer.  This explorer is called Sir Arthur Challenger after the character in the novel written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle “The Lost World” – Professor Challenger.

A Close-up View of the Anterior Portion of the CollectA Deluxe 1:40 scale Baryonyx Dinosaur Figure

CollectA Deluxe Baryonyx dinosaur model.

The CollectA Deluxe 1:40 scale dinosaur model has an articulated lower jaw.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

The CollectA Deluxe 1:40 scale dinosaur model has an articulated lower jaw.  It is beautifully painted and the details of the model reflect the known fossil material.

Writing in this blog, provides team members at Everything Dinosaur the opportunity to post up pictures of the new for 2019 CollectA Deluxe 1:40 scale Baryonyx dinosaur model.

To view the range of 1:20 and 1:40 scale prehistoric animal models available from Everything Dinosaur in the CollectA range: CollectA Deluxe Prehistoric Life Models

17 10, 2019

Eofauna Deinotherium and News About the Eofauna Atlasaurus

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Eofauna Deinotherium and Eofauna Atlasaurus

There is so much to do these days at Everything Dinosaur, for example, we have received stocks of the new Deinotherium model (Eofauna Scientific Research).  So, in between informing all our customers on our priority reserve lists and getting this model on-line, we have all been very busy.  However, we have received a number of requests to put up pictures of the model and to shoot a short video.  We took photographs and these were posted up onto our various social media platforms yesterday.

As promised, we did make a brief video showing  the model…

The New for 2019 Eofauna Scientific Research Deinotherium Replica

Video Credit: Everything Dinosaur

The video, taken in our new video and photographic studio shows a brief glimpse of the model.  It allows viewers to appreciate the size, of this, the fourth replica to have been produced by Eofauna Scientific Research in their model range.

To read the article featuring the Eofauna Deinotherium replica with the studio photographs that we took: Eofauna Scientific Research Deinotherium Model is in Stock.

For the moment, we are restricted in the type of videos that we can produce.  We intend to produce much longer model reviews as well as updates about new models being developed and such like in the future.  However, for the time being this short video plus our photographs will have to be enough to whet the appetites of prehistoric animal model collectors.

What About the Eofauna Scientific Research Atlasaurus?

The Eofauna Scientific Research Atlasaurus model is coming into stock at Everything Dinosaur in the next few weeks or so.  This is the second dinosaur figure that Eofauna have created after their beautifully crafted Giganotosaurus model.

The Eofauna Scientific Research Atlasaurus Dinosaur Model

The Eofauna Scientific Research Atlasaurus dinosaur model.

Atlasaurus (Eofauna Scientific Research).  This figure is due to be in stock at Everything Dinosaur (end October/early November 2019).

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

With the studio all set up, we took the opportunity to remind customers and YouTube subscribers how they can join Everything Dinosaur’s priority reserve list for this eagerly awaited sauropod figure.

To join our priority reserve list for the Eofauna Scientific Research Atlasaurus, just email Everything Dinosaur: Email Everything Dinosaur to Reserve an Atlasaurus.

A Video Reminder – How to Reserve Your Eofauna Scientific Research Atlasaurus Model

Video Credit: Everything Dinosaur

To view the current range of Eofauna figures in stock at Everything Dinosaur: The Eofauna Scientific Research Range of Models

16 10, 2019

Eofauna Scientific Research Deinotherium is in Stock

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Eofauna Scientific Research Deinotherium Model is in Stock

The new for 2019 Eofauna Scientific Research Deinotherium model is in stock at Everything Dinosaur.  The Deinotherium becomes the fourth figure to be added to Eofauna’s range, it joins a Steppe Mammoth (Mammuthus trogontherii) and a Straight-tusked elephant (Palaeoloxodon antiquus), as extinct members of the Order Proboscidea to be represented in this exciting portfolio of prehistoric animal replicas.

In Stock at Everything Dinosaur the New for 2019 Eofauna Scientific Research Deinotherium Model

Eofauna Deinotherium model.

A view of the new for 2019 Eofauna Scientific Research Deinotherium model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Complete with Deinotherium Data Card

The Deinotherium prehistoric elephant model comes complete with a data card.  Everything Dinosaur team members have been assisting Eofauna Scientific Research with the text associated with their models.  Purchases of this figure from Everything Dinosaur will also be accompanied by a fact sheet on Deinotherium giganteum complied by our staff.  Our fact sheet also includes a scale drawing so that readers can assess the true size of this extinct member of the elephant family.

A Close-up View of the Eofauna Scientific Research Deinotherium Model

Eofauna Scientific Research Deinotherium model.

A close-up view of the new for 2019 Eofauna Scientific Research Deinotherium model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Model Measurements

The Deinotherium replica measures around 20 centimetres in length and it stands around 13 centimetres high.  This beautifully detailed model has been developed based on analysis of actual fossil material and the Eofauna range of replicas is rapidly becoming a firm favourite amongst model and figure collectors.

A View of the Carefully Sculpted Trunk on the Eofauna Scientific Research Deinotherium Replica

Eofauna Deinotherium model.

The Eofauna Scientific Research Deinotherium replica.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

The texture on the skin has been carefully crafted and the paint job is excellent, particularly the work on those downward pointing tusks which have a roughened  and weathered look to them.  The downward pointing tusks were used by these prehistoric elephants in a variety of ways.  The tusks probably served a variety of functions to assist with feeding.  For example, some palaeontologists suggest that the tusks were used to excavate tubers and roots.  Other scientists have proposed that the tusks were used to help to scrape bark from trees.  The curved tusks would have made very effective hooks to help Deinotherium pull at tree branches, from which they could strip the leaves.

The Posterior of the Eofauna Scientific Research Deinotherium Figure

Eofauna Scientific Research Deinotherium Model

That’s all folks, no more pics of the Deinotherium for the time being.  Pick up your Deinotherium model from Everything Dinosaur before they have gone.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

To purchase the Eofauna Deinotherium model and to see the rest of the figures in the Eofauna Scientific Research range: Eofauna Scientific Research Prehistoric Animal Models.

15 10, 2019

Torosaurus latus

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Torosaurus latus

Whilst trawling our extensive database of dinosaur images on a hunt for pictures of Triassic invertebrates, we came across a rather magnificent illustration of the Late Cretaceous, North American ceratopsid Torosaurus (T. latus), by the celebrated palaeoartist Sergey Krasovskiy.  The illustration had been used previously in a story about a horned dinosaur discovery from Colorado that had been thought to represent a Triceratops, but when more of the fossil material emerged, the specimen was identified as a much rarer Torosaurus latus.

The Illustration of the Ceratopsid Torosaurus (T. latus)

Torosaurus illustrated.

An illustration of Torosaurus latus (Sergey Krasovskiy).

Picture Credit: Sergey Krasovskiy

Known from fossil material found in western North America (as far south as Texas and as far north as Saskatchewan in Canada), Torosaurus was one of the larger horned dinosaur inhabitants of the Maastrichtian faunal stage of the Late Cretaceous.  The absence of juveniles in the fossil record and its close relationship to Triceratops led to the hypothesis that Torosaurus was not a valid genus at all, the fossils represented very old individuals of the Triceratops genus.

To read an article from 2010 that discusses this theory: The Extinction of Torosaurus – Second Time Around.

The taxonomic relationship between Triceratops and Torosaurus is still debated.  Research is on-going and the picture has been somewhat complicated when Nedoceratops (N. hatcheri) is added to the mix.  Nedoceratops is known from a single skull specimen found in Wyoming.  Some palaeontologists think that it is a valid genus, whilst others consider it nomen dubium, as the fossil might represent a growth stage of Triceratops.  If this is proved to be the case (more fossil finds of Late Cretaceous members of the tribe Triceratopsini are required), then Nedoceratops will probably become a synonym of “three-horned face”.  This in itself could be controversial as Nedoceratops was formally named and described in 1868, whilst the first Triceratops species (T. horridus) was actually named twenty-one years later (1889).

The CollectA Torosaurus Dinosaur Model

CollectA Torosaurus Prehistoric Life dinosaur model.

The CollectA Prehistoric Life Torosaurus dinosaur model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

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