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19 07, 2019

PNSO Prehistoric Animals Now in Stock

By | July 19th, 2019|Adobe CS5, Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur News and Updates, Everything Dinosaur Products, Main Page, Photos of Everything Dinosaur Products, Press Releases|0 Comments

PNSO Prehistoric Animal Scale Models and Figures

New PNSO prehistoric animal scale models and figures are in stock at Everything Dinosaur.  A shipment of PNSO dinosaur and prehistoric animal models arrived at the company’s warehouse earlier this week and over the last few days Everything Dinosaur team members have been busy contacting all those customers who requested placement on reserve lists so that they could be notified when these figures arrived.

New PNSO Prehistoric Animal Models in Stock at Everything Dinosaur

New PNSO prehistoric animal models in stock.

In stock at Everything Dinosaur – new PNSO prehistoric animal models and figures.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

The list of new PNSO models joining the dozens of PNSO prehistoric animal models and figures available from Everything Dinosaur is as follows:

  • Ron the Mosasaurus 1:35 scale scientific art model
  • Patton the Megalodon (Carcharocles megalodon) with an articulated jaw
  • Lucas the Giganotosaurus 1:35 scale scientific art model
  • Essien the Spinosaurus 1:35 scale scientific art model
  • Lucio the Amargasaurus 1:35 scale scientific art model
  • Dayong and Xiaobei Diorama – Dayong the Yangchuanosaurus and Xiaobei the Chungkingosaurus 1:35 scale scientific art models
  • Sede the Ankylosaurus
  • The special edition gift box containing all 48 of the PNSO “Toys that Accompany your Growth” model series

In Stock at Everything Dinosaur – PNSO Figures and Prehistoric Animal Models

Prehistoric animal models available from Everything Dinosaur.

Available from Everything Dinosaur PNSO models and figures. One of our packing rooms with a selection of the new for 2019 PNSO prehistoric animal figures and replicas.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

To purchase any item from this exciting prehistoric animal model range: PNSO Prehistoric Animals

Big and Small PNSO Megalodon Shark Models

As well as some new arrivals, the shipment enabled team members to replenish stocks of some PNSO lines that had already sold out.  For example, as well as “Patton” the new Carcharocles megalodon model with its articulated jaw, the larger PNSO “Patton” Megalodon figure is also now available.

Big or Small PNSO Megalodon Models – Which do you Prefer?

PNSO Megalodon shark models.

Which of the PNSO Megalodon models “Patton” do you prefer?

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

A spokesperson from the UK-based company Everything Dinosaur commented:

“We are delighted to receive our latest shipment of PNSO prehistoric animal models and figures.  We have been involved in this exciting model range for some years now and we are most impressed with these new replicas.  We have even managed to source some of the rare special edition gift boxes.  These gift boxes contain all forty-eight of the PNSO Toys that Accompany Your Growth model series.  They are a fantastic collector’s item.”

The PNSO Special Edition Gift Box – Toys that Accompany Your Growth

Forty-eight models in the PNSO gift box.

PNSO special edition gift box.  All forty-eight of the PNSO small prehistoric animal figures are inside.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

18 07, 2019

JurassicCollectables Unboxing New Schleich and CollectA Models

By | July 18th, 2019|Everything Dinosaur Products, Everything Dinosaur videos, Main Page, Photos of Everything Dinosaur Products|0 Comments

JurassicCollectables Unboxing New Schleich and CollectA Models

Those talented and creative people at JurassicCollectables have posted up a video highlighting some of the models that they have received recently from Everything Dinosaur.  This short presentation is an unboxing video featuring the latest Schleich and CollectA prehistoric animal models to come into stock.  The models featured (in appearance order), are the Schleich juvenile Giganotosaurus, the Schleich new for 2019 Diabloceratops, the blue Plesiosaurus (the model with a flexible neck) and the CollectA Deluxe 1:20 scale Elasmotherium.  Later in the video, once the narrator has worked his way through all the protective packaging we provide, the CollectA Prehistoric Life Fukuiraptor model takes centre stage.  Finally, the new CollectA Deluxe 1:40 scale Baryonyx figure is revealed.

The JurassicCollectables Unboxing Video – New CollectA and Schleich Prehistoric Animal Models

Video Credit: Everything Dinosaur

A Handy Video Guide for Prehistoric Animal Model Collectors

A short (five minute long), unboxing video such as this one from JurassicCollectables provides dinosaur fans with an close view of some recently introduced models and figures.  There is plenty of opportunity to see the figures in this carefully constructed video, collectors can decide which models to purchase.

The Schleich Juvenile Giganotosaurus Dinosaur Model is Featured

Unboxing the Schleich juvenile Giganotosaurus dinosaur model.

The unboxing video includes the new for 2019 Schleich juvenile Giganotosaurus figure.

Picture Credit: JurassicCollectables

The YouTube channel of JurassicCollectables contains lots of informative videos about prehistoric animal models and dinosaur figure collecting.  Everything Dinosaur recommends that readers subscribe to the YouTube channel of JurassicCollectables: JurassicCollectables Videos

Everything Dinosaur Fact Sheets

For the vast majority of the dinosaur and prehistoric animal models that we provide, we send out an informative fact sheet based on the extinct animal that the figure represents.  These fact sheets are provided free with Everything Dinosaur purchases.  The narrator highlighted some of the fact sheets that we sent out with the models and the Fukuiraptor fact sheet came to his assistance when he confessed that Fukuiraptor was one dinosaur that he had not come across before.

Everything Dinosaur Supplies Fact Sheets with Prehistoric Animal Models

Everything Dinosaur fact sheets, supplied with prehistoric animal models.

The unboxing video features some Everything Dinosaur fact sheets.

Picture Credit: JurassicCollectables

Unboxing the New for 2019 CollectA Prehistoric Life Fukuiraptor Dinosaur Model

Unboxing the CollectA Prehistoric Life Fukuiraptor dinosaur model.

The unboxing video includes the new for 2019 CollectA Prehistoric Life Fukuiraptor model.

Picture Credit: JurassicCollectables

JurassicCollectables have promised the 80,000 or so subscribers to their channel that they will post up more detailed video reviews of these new prehistoric animals on YouTube, staff at Everything Dinosaur are looking forward to watching these video reviews too.

To see the range of Schleich prehistoric animals including the new for 2019 Schleich juvenile Giganotosaurus model available from Everything Dinosaur: Schleich Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Animal Models

To view the range of CollectA prehistoric animals including the recently introduced Fukuiraptor figure: CollectA Prehistoric Life Models

15 07, 2019

Celebrating the Arrival of Rebor Dilophosaurus Models

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Rebor Green Day and Oasis Models Get Their Portraits Painted

Our thanks to the young and talented Caldey who sent into us a wonderful illustration of two of her latest prehistoric animal acquisitions – the Rebor Dilophosaurus pair “Green Day” and “Oasis”. The Rebor models represent a male and female Dilophosaurus (D. wetherilli), from the Early Jurassic of the western United States.  These carnivores have a significant, distinguishing feature, a pair of thin, bony, semi-circular crests the run the length of the skull.  Caldey has captured this anatomical detail exceptionally well in her drawing.

An Illustration of the Pair of Dilophosaurus Dinosaur Models “Green Day” and “Oasis”

Rebor Dilophosaurus models illustrated.

An illustration of the Rebor Dilophosaurus dinosaur models “Green Day” and “Oasis” by young artist Caldey.

Picture Credit: Caldey

The Rebor models have lots of amazing detail and Caldey’s illustration demonstrates the subtle variations between the two models and their different paint schemes.  Her depiction of the fine scales on the figures is exquisite.  It took many hours to produce this drawing, we congratulate Caldey on her efforts.

The Rebor Dilophosaurus Replicas “Green Day” and “Oasis”

Rebor Dilophosaurus models "Green Day" and "Oasis"

The Rebor Dilophosaurus replicas “Green Day” and “Oasis”.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Illustrating Rebor Figures

Caldey has sent in several illustrations to Everything Dinosaur.  A number of these drawings are based on other Rebor models and figures.  For example, in the autumn of last year (2018), Caldey kindly sent in an illustration of the recently introduced Rebor Ankylosaurus “War Pig”.  We have included a picture of this rare Rebor figure below, so that readers can compare Caldey’s interpretation to the actual Rebor figure.

An Illustration of the Rebor Ankylosaurus Model “War Pig” – Colour Variant = Plain

An illustration of an Ankylosaurus.

A drawing of the Rebor Ankylosaurus model “War Pig” – colour variant – “plain”.

Picture Credit: Caldey

The Rebor Ankylosaurus “War Pig” – Plain Colour Variation

Rebor Ankylosaurus "War Pig" model.

A photograph of the Rebor Ankylosaurus magniventris model (1:35 scale replica) – Rebor “War Pig” in the “plain” colour scheme.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur commented:

“We are always delighted to receive illustrations of prehistoric animals from our customers.  We know what a talented group our customers are and we get sent lots of artwork as well as examples of customised models, prehistoric animal dioramas and even pictures of models that our customers have built.  We enjoy looking at them all.  Our thanks to Caldey for sending into us a super illustration of the two Rebor Dilophosaurus models Green Day and Oasis.”

To view the Rebor “Green Day” and “Oasis” Dilophosaurus models, along with the rest of the impressive Rebor range of prehistoric animals in stock at Everything Dinosaur: Rebor Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Animal Models

14 07, 2019

Customising a Pegasus Hobbies Spinosaurus

By | July 14th, 2019|Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur Products, Main Page, Photos of Everything Dinosaur Products|0 Comments

Pegasus Hobbies Spinosaurus Made Ready for Warhammer

At Everything Dinosaur, we are always amazed at how talented and creative some of our customers can be.  For example, we were sent some photographs recently from model maker ANTi GRAV who had been busy customising a Pegasus Hobbies Spinosaurus in readiness for participation in Warhammer games.  We are aware that a number of the prehistoric animal models that we supply get modified for use in various wargaming activities, however, we congratulate ANTi GRAV for such a splendid piece of creative model making.

Work in Progress – Pegasus Spinosaurus Getting Customised

A fearsome modified Pegasus Spinosaurus kit.

The modified Pegasus Spinosaurus kit ready for Warhammer.

Picture Credit: ANTi GRAV/Everything Dinosaur

Spinosaurus and Warhammer

For the uninitiated, Warhammer is a table top battle game that involves players taking control of armies comprised of an amazing array of fantasy creatures and figures.  Participants build up their forces of miniature, skilfully crafted models, all with different powers and specialities when it comes to combat.  These figures are then sent to battle it out on behalf of their human masters in what is a highly complex and addictive strategy game.  Generals can move their forces and the fate of the pieces are decided by dice rolls.  The Pegasus Spinosaurus kit has been customised and is being prepared to do battle.

Commenting on his partially completed work, ANTi GRAV stated:

“Here is some work in progress after I’ve primed it, all of the elongated teeth and decoration are custom made.”

Spinosaurus Being Prepared for Battle

Customising a Pegasus Kit Spinosaurus

Modified Pegasus Spinosaurus kit ready for Warhammer.

Picture Credit: ANTi GRAV/Everything Dinosaur

Combat with a Spinosaurus

Many palaeontologists consider Spinosaurus (S. aegyptiacus), to be largest carnivorous dinosaur known to science.  Its exact size remains controversial, a lack of fossils of Spinosaurus aegyptiacus keeps palaeontologists speculating, but Spinosaurus has been estimated at around sixteen metres in length with a body mass in excess of seven tonnes.

A Completed Pegasus Spinosaurus Model Kit

The finished Pegasus Spinosaurus model kit.

The completed Pegasus Spinosaurus model kit.  It depicts Spinosaurus as a dinosaur.

Picture Credit: Martin

The Warhammer series of games has been around for several decades, it is extremely popular.  We are aware that many of the different types of dinosaur model we supply have been customised for use in fantasy battles and dioramas, this is a superb custom-made Spinosaurus, our congratulations to the model maker.  Just like the Dinosauria, Warhammer evolves, it has gone through numerous editions and we think this fearsome, feisty Spinosaurus will fit right in when table top battle commences.

Our thanks to ANTi GRAV for sending in these photographs of the work in progress.  He has promised to send in some more pictures once the model has been completed – we can’t wait!

To view the range of dinosaur models in the Pegasus Hobbies series available from Everything Dinosaur: Pegasus Hobbies Dinosaur Model Kits

9 07, 2019

Wild Safari Prehistoric World Parasaurolophus

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Wild Safari Prehistoric World Parasaurolophus

Safari Ltd have published a series of images depicting some of the latest introductions in the Wild Safari Prehistoric World model range.  Today, we feature the Parasaurolophus, a dinosaur that has been depicted several times over the history of Safari Ltd models.  The latest incarnation of Parasaurolophus, was introduced in 2017, one of thirteen prehistoric animal models launched by the U.S.-based company that year.

The Wild Safari Prehistoric World Parasaurolophus Dinosaur Model

Wild Safari Prehistoric World Parasaurolophus dinosaur model.

A pair of Parasaurolophus cooling off in the Late Cretaceous of North America.

Picture Credit: Safari Ltd/Everything Dinosaur

Parasaurolophus walkeri

Known from numerous very nearly complete and partial skeletons, Parasaurolophus was geographically widely distributed (Alberta to New Mexico – possibly), it is known from the Late Cretaceous (Campanian faunal stage), although there are some unverified reports that this dinosaur may have persisted into the Maastrichtian faunal stage of the Cretaceous.  It is easily recognisable for its long, backward pointing head crest.   Despite the amount of fossil material scientists have to study, the exact size of this herbivorous dinosaur remains open to speculation, with some estimates putting this dinosaur’s maximum length at more than ten metres.  Measurements of the femur (thigh bone), indicate that this duck-billed dinosaur may have weighed more than three tonnes.  Several species have been assigned to the Parasaurolophus genus, perhaps the best known of which is P. walkeri, mainly because this Parasaurolophus species had the more spectacular crest compared to other species in this genus.

Parasaurolophus walkeri – Scale Drawing

Scale drawing Parasaurolophus walkeri.

A crested, duck-billed dinosaur.  A scale drawing of the Late Cretaceous lamebeosaurine dinosaur Parasaurolophus walkeri.  Note the thick-set upper legs and the wide tail.  Recent studies indicate that this facultative biped was very robust.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

8 07, 2019

Preparing for PNSO Models

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Preparing for PNSO Models

Team members at Everything Dinosaur have been kept very busy preparing for the arrival of the latest delivery of PNSO dinosaur and prehistoric animals at the company’s warehouse.  The shipment will contain a number of new PNSO models including Lucas the Giganotosaurus, Lucio the Amargasaurus and the battling pair of Dayong the Yangchuanosaurus and Xiaobei the Chungkingosaurus.  In preparation for the arrival of a Yangchuanosaurus replica, we have commissioned a scale drawing as well as researching and writing a fact sheet about this theropod from the Middle Jurassic of south-western China.

A Scale Drawing of the Middle Jurassic Chinese Theropod – Yangchuanosaurus (Y. shangyouensis)

Scale drawing of Yangchuanosaurus shangyouensis

A scale drawing of Yangchuanosaurus shangyouensis.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

PNSO Prehistoric Animal Models and Replicas

PNSO have created a range of different prehistoric animal models and figures.  They have a small prehistoric animal model range, (toys that accompany your growth), which currently has forty-eight figures within it and then there are the larger PNSO models (some of them are huge).  These models are promoted as the “Age of Dinosaurs” model range but not all of them are dinosaurs.  For instance, PNSO recently introduced a large model of the ichthyosaur Ophthalmosaurus, joining substantial models of Basilosaurus and the ferocious Megalodon (Carcharocles megalodon).

Naturally, Everything Dinosaur has produced fact sheets for all these replicas and all these fact sheets include a scale drawing.

An Illustration of the Early Jurassic Sauropod Mamenchisaurus

An illustration of the long-necked dinosaur (sauropod) Mamenchisaurus

Mamenchisaurus drawing.  An illustration commissioned as Everything Dinosaur prepares a fact sheet on this dinosaur.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

PNSO Dayong the Yangchuanosaurus and Xiaobei the Chungkingosaurus

The latest shipment of PNSO models will include the Dayong the Yangchuanosaurus and Xiaobei the Chungkingosaurus diorama.  Construction projects in Sichuan Province have unearthed a variety of different types of dinosaur.  These fossil finds rival the amazing Morrison Formation of the western United States, although the Chinese rocks are older.  Numerous sauropods and stegosaurs have been described and two distinct biotas identified.

The Dayong the Yangchuanosaurus and Xiaobei the Chungkingosaurus

PNSO Yangchuanosaurus and Chungkingosaurus dinosaur diorama.

PNSO dinosaur diorama “Dayong” the Yangchuanosaurus battles “Xiaobei” the Chungkingosaurus.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur commented:

“We are expecting a large shipment of PNSO models.  It is going to be a very busy couple of weeks for our warehouse team, what with all these new PNSO figures coming into stock along with deliveries from Papo, Mojo Fun, CollectA and Safari Ltd.  We planned to provide at least fifty new models this year, we are well on target to achieve this and in fact, with all these new additions, this target is going to be exceeded.  These are exciting times for dinosaur fans and model collectors.”

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

6 07, 2019

Rebor Dilophosaurus Figures “Green Day” and “Oasis” are in Stock

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Rebor Dilophosaurus Figures “Green Day” and “Oasis” are in Stock

The two new Rebor Dilophosaurus figures “Green Day” and ” Oasis” are in stock at Everything Dinosaur.  These are the latest additions to the impressive Rebor range of scale model prehistoric animal replicas and Everything Dinosaur team members have been busy contacting dinosaur model fans on the company’s priority reserve list to ensure customers are aware of the arrival of these two exciting dinosaur figures.

In Stock at Everything Dinosaur – Rebor Dilophosaurus Models “Green Day” and “Oasis”

Rebor Dilophosaurus models "Green Day" and "Oasis"

The Rebor Dilophosaurus replicas “Green Day” and “Oasis”.  Spectacular Rebor prehistoric animal figures in stock at Everything Dinosaur.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Rebor Dilophosaurus Dinosaur Models

The Rebor models can be purchased separately, or as a pair from Everything Dinosaur.  Each model has an articulated lower jaw, a flexible, bendy tail and articulated forelimbs.  Subtle variations in the paint scheme of each model highlight the perceived differences between the male figure “Green Day” and the female “Oasis”.  In an earlier blog article, Everything Dinosaur posted up information on how collectors can customise their Dilophosaurus figures by adding a colourful ruff, an adornment inspired by a very famous movie.

To read Everything Dinosaur’s article featuring the Dilophosaurus dinosaur ruff: Dinosaur Ruffs

The Rebor Dilophosaurus Dinosaur Model “Oasis”

Rebor Dilophosaurus "Green Day".

The Rebor Dilophosaurus model “Oasis”.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Beautiful Display Pieces

These beautiful display pieces are provided with their own bases and the models can be put together to make a two dinosaur replica diorama.  The male Dilophosaurus model “Green Day” measures over 23 centimetres in length and the female figure “Oasis” is comparable in size.  They are certainly stunning prehistoric animal models and their bases are very detailed too.

The Base for the Female Dilophosaurus Features an Early Jurassic Tree Stump

Rebor Dilophosaurus "Oasis" - display base.

The base for the Rebor Dilophosaurus figure “Oasis”.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

It is the different sized bases that explains the difference in the packaging sizes.  The Rebor Dilophosaurus “Oasis” model is supplied in a larger box.

A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur commented:

“These two new Dilophosaurus models are just the latest in a number of theropod models that have been added to the range.  The Rebor range includes Tyrannosaurs, Carnotaurus, Compsognathus, Ceratosaurus, Acrocanthosaurus and of course, lots of dromaeosaurids, colloquially known as the “Raptors”.  We are delighted to be able to add these Dilophosaurus models to our inventory.”

To view the Rebor Dilophosaurus dinosaur models and the other figures in the Rebor range available from Everything Dinosaur: Rebor Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Animals

3 07, 2019

CollectA Deluxe Baryonyx – Articulated Jaw

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

The CollectA Deluxe Baryonyx – Articulated Jaw

We have been asked by dinosaur fans and model collectors to post up more pictures and information about some of the new for 2019 prehistoric animal models that have come into stock at Everything Dinosaur.  Our team members are happy to acquiesce and we have recently posted up onto our Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest pages pictures of some of the new Schleich and CollectA figures.  One of the questions we have been asked is whether or not the new CollectA Deluxe Baryonyx dinosaur model (1:40 scale), has an articulated jaw.  Yes, it does, we even shot a short video to demonstrate this.

Demonstrating the Articulated Lower Jaw (CollectA Deluxe 1:40 scale Baryonyx Dinosaur Model

Video Credit: Everything Dinosaur

A Short Baryonyx Video

In this short, YouTube video (it lasts around 20 seconds), we show the CollectA Baryonyx and we demonstrate the lower jaw.  This is a carefully crafted dinosaur figure and the jaw reflects the dentition associated with baryonychid dinosaurs and the upper jaw has that distinctive “notch” that is associated with the holotype fossil material retrieved from a Surrey clay pit (Weald Clay Formation), after the initial fossil discovery in 1983.

A Close View of the Head and Jaw of the CollectA Baryonyx Dinosaur Model

The CollectA Deluxe 1:40 scale Baryonyx dinosaur model.

CollectA Deluxe 1:40 scale Baryonyx dinosaur model.  A close-up view of that carefully sculpted skull and the articulated lower jaw.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

To view the CollectA Deluxe Baryonyx dinosaur model and the rest of the figures in the CollectA Deluxe Prehistoric Life range: The CollectA Deluxe Prehistoric Life Range.

Details on the Base

In order to best represent the anatomical proportions of this dinosaur, the design team at CollectA opted to place this 2019 version of Baryonyx on a base.  However, the base is far from just a support for the model, it has been beautifully sculpted and shows lots of detail.  For example, there are some plant fronds to be found on the base and the effect is to indicate that the Baryonyx is walking along a muddy, slippery riverbank, an environment in which this semi-aquatic dinosaur would have been very much at home.

A Close-up View of the Base of the CollectA Baryonyx Dinosaur Model

A close-up view of the base of the new for 2019 CollectA Baryonyx model.

Close-up view of the base of the new for 2019 CollectA Baryonyx model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Webbed Feet – Baryonyx

Although it is difficult to spot on the actual model, the design team at CollectA were keen to give the impression of webbed feet on this dinosaur.  Palaeontologists have speculated that this theropod may have had webbing between its toes, an adaptation to help it to move around in its aquatic environment.

1 07, 2019

New CollectA 2019 Models in Stock

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CollectA Elasmotherium, Baryonyx and Fukuiraptor

The last of the scheduled 2019 model releases from CollectA are now in stock at Everything Dinosaur.  The trio of prehistoric animal figures are the 1:20 scale Deluxe Elasmotherium model, the 1:40 scale Baryonyx and the prehistoric life Fukuiraptor model.  What an impressive set of prehistoric animal figures they make!

Just Arrived!  The CollectA Deluxe 1:20 Scale Elasmotherium Model

The CollectA Deluxe 1:20 scale Elasmotherium model.

CollectA Deluxe 1:20 scale Elasmotherium model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

The CollectA Deluxe Elasmotherium Model

This is an excellent replica of this enigmatic member of the Rhinocerotidae family, a creature that has been nicknamed the “Siberian Unicorn”.  The design team at CollectA have emphasised the animal’s long legs and depicted it in an almost trotting pose.   A coat of rough shaggy hair generously covers the figure, although the presence of a shaggy coat, or indeed any hair whatsoever can only be inferred as the fossil record does not actually provide any substantive proof of the Elasmotherium having a dense coat.  The nature of the horn (if indeed it possessed one), is also largely speculative but CollectA have been careful to depict their Elasmotherium using the scientific literature as a guide.  Measuring around 26 centimetres in length and that horn standing some 15 cm tall, this is a most impressive model.

To purchase the CollectA Elasmotherium and the rest of the new for 2019 CollectA Deluxe prehistoric animal models: CollectA Deluxe Prehistoric Life Models.

The CollectA Fukuiraptor

From a prehistoric animal known from relatively recent and abundant fossil material from a wide area, to a dinosaur that is mostly known from a single quarry site representing strata laid down in the Early Cretaceous of Japan (Kitadani Formation).  Little is known about Fukuiraptor kitadaniensis.  It has been assigned to the Megaraptora clade but prior to this it was thought to be a derived Allosauroid when first named and described nineteen years ago (Azuma, Yoichi; Philip J., Currie (2000). “A new carnosaur (Dinosauria: Theropoda) from the Lower Cretaceous of Japan”.  In an initial scientific study published in 1995,  it was thought that Fukuiraptor had affinities towards the Dromaeosauridae.

The New for 2019 CollectA Prehistoric Life Fukuiraptor

The CollectA Fukuiraptor dinosaur model (CollectA Prehistoric Life 2019).

The new for 2019 CollectA Prehistoric Life Fukuiraptor dinosaur model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Fukuiraptor had large hands and powerful grasping fingers armed with strongly curved claws.   These features are well represented in this new dinosaur model.  CollectA have been keen to add more dinosaurs from Asia to their model range and Fukuiraptor has been one of the most eagerly anticipated models of 2019.

The CollectA Deluxe 1:40 scale Baryonyx Dinosaur Model

The third member of this impressive trio is the CollectA Deluxe Baryonyx dinosaur model (1:40 scale replica).  This model has an articulated jaw that has been designed to replicate the distinctive baryonchid dentition.  Since Baryonyx is associated with aquatic environments the design team at CollectA have given their model subtle webbing between the toes.

The New for 2019 CollectA Deluxe Baryonyx Dinosaur Model

CollectA Deluxe Baryonyx dinosaur model (2019).

CollectA Deluxe Baryonyx model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

To view the CollectA Baryonyx and the rest of the CollectA prehistoric animal and dinosaur models: CollectA Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Animal Figures.

30 06, 2019

Dinosaur “Ruffs”

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DIY Dinosaur “Ruffs”

Our chums at Rebor have provided a little challenge to dinosaur fans and model collectors.  As this is the last day of “Jurassic June”, we thought it would be fun to see what those clever and creative people at Rebor have got up to.  It seems that they have produced some artwork for collectors to help them customise the next set of Rebor prehistoric animal figures that are due to come into stock.

Here is an image of the artwork that Rebor has provided:

Colourful Dinosaur Frills to Customise Dinosaur Models

Two frills from Rebor.

A pair of frills to thrill Rebor model collectors.

Picture Credit: Rebor

Fans of Rebor collectables will know that the next models to be introduced are a pair of Dilophosaurus dinosaurs (Dilophosaurus wetherilli).  These magnificent models, nick-named “Oasis” and “Green Day” are coming into stock at Everything Dinosaur in the next few days.  Team members will be emailing all those customers on our priority reserve list when these dinosaurs arrive.

Rebor Replicas – Dilophosaurus Dinosaurs (“Green Day” and “Oasis”

Rebor Dilophosaurus models "Green Day" and "Oasis"

The Rebor Dilophosaurus replicas “Green Day” and “Oasis”.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

An Early Jurassic Predator

Dilophosaurus was an Early Jurassic, carnivorous dinosaur, so it is appropriate to feature this dinosaur as “Jurassic June” draws to a close.  We suspect that the frills could be used to adorn the necks of these beautiful figures, but we couldn’t possibly comment further.  After all, Dilophosaurus may be one of the most extensively studied of all the theropods known from the Lower Jurassic, but there is no fossil evidence to indicate that these predators had neck frills that could be “flashed” as part of a visual display.

Rebor Have Produced a Male and Female Dilophosaurus Figure

Rebor Dilophosaurus replicas compared.

Comparing the Rebor Dilophosaurus replicas “Green Day” and “Oasis”.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

A Male and Female Dilophosaurus

The Rebor models depict a male and female Dilophosaurus.  There are subtle variations in the paint scheme used for each model to highlight the differences.  For example, the male “Green Day” has crimson markings on the bony crest over the eye (orbit).  Most palaeontologists are comfortable with the idea that these archosaurs, like living archosaurs today (birds and crocodilians), had excellent colour vision.  Visual signals may have been very important to the Dinosauria.  As to whether Dilophosaurus had an expandable neck ruff, is very much speculation, there is no fossil evidence to support such an idea.  However, popular culture such as books, films and television programmes have helped set up notable preconceptions in the minds of the public and who are we to challenge such views.

There is a reptile alive today that has a neck ruff, it is the neck-frilled lizard (Chlamydosaurus kingii), native to northern Australian and Papua New Guinea.  This relatively large lizard, can when frightened, extend a large ruff of skin out from its neck to produce a startling display, designed to intimidate attackers.  The neck frill usually lies folded against the animal’s neck, but by flexing its jaws and gaping, this lizard can engage cartilage supports that extend the skin folds out to produce a mock threat display that makes it look much more fearsome than the lizard actually is.

Chlamydosaurus kingii – Visual Display

Australian Frilled Lizard

The Australian frilled lizard – a facultative biped.  The impressive neck frill is shown providing a visual display.

Prehistoric Animals were Show Offs

Just like many animals today, it is quite likely that visual display was very important to the extinct non-avian dinosaurs.  Back in 2010, Everything Dinosaur reported on the publication of a study by an international team of researchers which examined the fossil record to find evidence of visual display structures that probably had a primary function in sexual selection and attracting mates.

To read more about this research: Prehistoric Animals May Have Been Show Offs

Rebor model fans might be able to work out what influenced Rebor’s decision to produce these accessories to help customise their models.  These colourful additions will be available from Everything Dinosaur free of charge, just drop us an email requesting the dinosaur frills and we will be happy to email them out.

To request these dinosaur frills: Email Everything Dinosaur

Helpful Instructions

  1. Once you have the download, print it out using a colour printer.
  2. Carefully cut out each of the four sections.
  3. Glue part A and part B back-to-back so that there is colour showing on the front and on the rear of the ruff.
  4. Trim them until you are happy with their look, then use them to customise your Rebor models, for example, you could carefully manoeuvre the ruffs onto the tail, onto a limb or anywhere else on the model for that matter.
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