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30 09, 2019

Rebor GrabNGo Komodo Dragon – What Lies Beneath?

By | September 30th, 2019|Everything Dinosaur News and Updates, Everything Dinosaur Products, Everything Dinosaur videos, Main Page, Photos of Everything Dinosaur Products|0 Comments

Rebor GrabNGo Komodo Dragon – Examining the Underside

Everything Dinosaur team members have been busy fielding all the questions we have received about the exciting new GrabNGo product line from Rebor.  The first of these new replicas, a 1:6 scale replica of a Komodo dragon (Varanus komodoensis), is due to arrive in November, but we are expecting to receive some more production samples before then.  In the meantime, staff have been responding to the emails, phone calls and social media messages about this new product line.

Several customers commented on the beautiful detail on the skin that they could see from our photographs, but asked us to show pictures of the underside of the model as well.  We always try to help our customers out, so without further ado we set about posting up a short YouTube video showing the “belly of the beast.”

The Rebor GrabNGo Komodo Dragon 1:6 Scale Model – What Lies Beneath?

Video Credit: Everything Dinosaur

The Detailed Underside of the Rebor GrabNGo Komodo Dragon

In this short video (it lasts a fraction under fifty seconds), we show a view of the belly of the lizard replica.  The fine detail associated with the top of the model is mirrored underneath.  The figure is beautifully crafted and at about half a metre in length, it is an impressive size.  We are not sure why many of our customers wanted to see the underside, we suspect that inferior figures may not have the detailing or finish.  Our customers can rest assured, the Rebor GrabNGo underside shows the same care and attention to detail as the rest of the model, although we would point out that our production prototype is missing a cloaca.

Examining the Underside of the Rebor GrabNGo Komodo Dragon Replica

A Komod dragon model goes "belly up".

Showing the underside of the Rebor GrabNGo Komodo dragon lizard.  A Komodo dragon model goes “belly up”!

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Priority Reserve List is Now Open

The model has been priced at just £13.32 plus tax (if due) and postage.  Everything Dinosaur opened a reserve list for this figure a few days ago and the company has already logged a great many reservation requests.  The model is due to be in stock sometime in November (2019).

To join Everything Dinosaur’s priority reserve list for this exciting new figure, simply contact Everything Dinosaur by email: Email us to Join our No Obligation Priority Reserve List

Showing the Figure the Right Way Up!

Rebor GrabNGo Komodo dragon.

The new for 2019 Rebor GrabNGo Komodo dragon replica (1:6 scale model).

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

This is certainly one animal replica that looks good whichever way you look at it.

29 09, 2019

Kit Out Your Young Palaeontologists

By | September 29th, 2019|Adobe CS5, Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur Products, Main Page, Photos of Everything Dinosaur Products, Press Releases|0 Comments

Kit Out Your Young Palaeontologists

Kit out your budding, young palaeontologists like seasoned dinosaur hunters with these two super additions to the Everything Dinosaur product range.  We have a young palaeontologist field kit and a child’s dinosaur themed hard hat to help turn enthusiastic young dinosaur fans into experienced fossil collectors.

The Dinosaur Explorer Hard Hat

Dinosaur explorer hard hat.

Go exploring for dinosaur fossils with this child’s dinosaur explorer hard hat.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Go Hunting for Dinosaur Fossils

Go exploring for dinosaur fossil bones and teeth with this super, child’s dinosaur themed hard hat.  The hard hat comes complete with a headlamp torch to help illuminate the young explorer’s path.  Please note, this is a hat ideal for role play and dressing up games and that this is not a piece of actual safety apparel, although the hat with its motif of dinosaur skeletons, claws and teeth is much more attractive than our own hard hats that we wear.  The torch requires two AA batteries (not supplied), but the hat comes with comprehensive instructions about fitting/changing batteries.  The child’s hard hat even has an adjustable plastic strap, just like a real hard hat, so you can ensure that the hat fits snug and secure.

The Dinosaur Explorer Palaeontologist Field Kit

Dinosaur Explorer Young Palaeontologists Field Kit.

The young palaeontologist dinosaur explorer kit contains a sturdy plastic water bottle along with a toy compass and a pair of dinosaur themed binoculars.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Dinosaur Explorer Field Palaeontologist Kit

What a super idea for a Christmas gift!  We suspect that your young dinosaur fan will be roaring with excitement when they see this field palaeontologist kit.  The field kit contains the essentials to help budding young dinosaur hunters to explore and hunt for dinosaur fossils.  There is a sturdy and robust bright red water bottle, which you can write your name on.  The kit also includes a pair of dinosaur themed binoculars and a toy compass to help you plot your way through the Hell Creek Formation of Montana, or your garden, whichever is the nearest.

The Young Palaeontologist Dinosaur Explorer Palaeontologist Field Kit (Contents)

A palaeontologist field kit.

Dinosaur Explorer Young Palaeontologist Field Kit.  The kit contains a toy compass, a sturdy, plastic water bottle and a pair of dinosaur themed binoculars to help you spot fossils!

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

The child’s hard hat and the dinosaur explorer field palaeontologist set are great for creative and imaginative play.  Helping to enthuse the next generation of Earth scientists with exciting games and role play.

To view the dinosaur explorer young palaeontologists field kit and the child’s hard hat, simply visit this section of our website: Dinosaur Gifts and Toys.

28 09, 2019

Update on the New Rebor GrabNGo Komodo Dragon Figure

By | September 28th, 2019|Adobe CS5, Everything Dinosaur News and Updates, Everything Dinosaur Newsletters, Everything Dinosaur Products, Main Page, Photos of Everything Dinosaur Products|0 Comments

Update on the New Rebor GrabNGo Komodo Dragon Figure

Everything Dinosaur has recently updated its newsletter subscribers about the introduction of the Rebor GrabNGo Komodo dragon model.  This fabulous 1:6 scale replica of the world’s largest living lizard (Varanus komodoensis), is the first of a new range of exciting new figures entitled “GrabNGo”.  The model measures around half a metre in length and Everything Dinosaur team members have been eagerly looking forward to receiving this model in time for the Christmas market.

The Rebor GrabNGo Komodo Dragon Model is Coming into Stock at Everything Dinosaur

The Rebor GrabNGo Komodo dragon model coming into stock at Everything Dinosaur.

The Rebor GrabNGo 1:6 scale Komodo dragon model is coming into stock in November (2019).

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

A 1/6th Scale Komodo Dragon Replica

Details – The Rebor GrabNGo Komodo Dragon Model

The Rebor GrabNGo Komodo dragon 1:6 scale model will be coming into stock in November (2019).

The Rebor GrabNGo Komodo dragon model will be coming into stock in November (2019).  Click on this image to contact Everything Dinosaur by email and request a Rebor Komodo dragon model be reserved!

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Product Details

  • Likely to be in stock around November (2019).
  • The first of a new Rebor range of both extant and extinct animals.
  • Price £13.32 plus tax and postage (pricing information correct as of September 2019).
  • A top quality, beautifully finished vinyl replica.
  • Measures around 50 cm in length.
  • Represents a 1/6th scale Komodo dragon figure but can also be used to represent the extinct super-predator Megalania* (1/12th scale replica approximately).
  • Limited stocks available on the first production run.

Megalania (Varanus priscus, or sometimes referred to as Megalania prisca)* – the actual size of the extinct, giant lizard Megalania is unknown, estimates of length based on the analysis of fossil dorsal vertebrae and comparisons with living varanids suggest a length of between 5 and 7 metres.

To join our no obligation, priority reserve list for the Rebor GrabNGo Komodo dragon, simply email Everything Dinosaur: Email Everything Dinosaur to Reserve a Rebor Komodo Dragon.

The Komodo Dragon Model Measures Around Half a Metre in Length

A wonderful representation of the largest living lizard - Komodo dragon.

A dorsal view of the new Rebor GrabNGo Komodo dragon model. The fine detail on this 1:6 scale model can be seen in this view of the head, back and tail of the replica.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

For further information regarding the introduction of this exciting, new lizard scale model: The Rebor GrabNGo Range – Varanus komodoensis.

To view the current range of Rebor models and figures available from Everything Dinosaur: Rebor Dinosaurs and Animal Models

23 09, 2019

Papo Models on Display

By | September 23rd, 2019|Adobe CS5, Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur Products, Main Page, Photos of Everything Dinosaur Products|0 Comments

Papo Prehistoric Animal Models on Display

At Everything Dinosaur, we are always keen to see how the prehistoric animal models that we supply are displayed.  Our staff are constantly amazed by the incredible dinosaur dioramas and prehistoric landscapes that are built by our customers.  Take for example, Donovan from Canada.   An enthusiastic collector of Papo figures “Les Dinosaures”, Donovan has built a substantial display case for the Papo models within his collection.

A Prehistoric World Dominated by Papo Prehistoric Animals

A fantastic display of Papo dinosaurs and prehistoric animal figures.

A fabulous display of Papo prehistoric animal figures.

Picture Credit: Donovan

A Splendid Dinosaur Display!

The recent Everything Dinosaur purchases have been added to Donovan’s dinosaur diorama.  The new for 2019 Papo Pentaceratops can be seen on the left of the picture (above),  in between the huge Papo Brachiosaurus and just behind the Papo Ankylosaurus model.  It had better look out as emerging from the trees we can see a Papo running T. rex model lurking, perhaps getting ready to ambush the unwary horned dinosaur!

Papo Prehistoric Animal Models on Display

A wonderful display of prehistoric animal models featuring Papo dinosaurs and othe models.

Papo models on display.  A wonderful display featuring Papo dinosaur models and a number of other prehistoric animal models.  Can you spot the Papo Dimetrodon?

Picture Credit: Donovan

Clever Use of Silhouettes

Providing a backdrop to the model display are some excellent silhouettes that help to provide an illusion of depth.   They are very well drawn and we congratulate our Canadian customer for such a creatively constructed prehistoric landscape.  There is certainly plenty of detail to admire, including a Therizinosaurus defending itself from an attacking Acrocanthosaurus and an unfortunate Styracosaurus that has been grabbed by a crocodile.

After providing permission for Everything Dinosaur to post up some pictures of his handiwork, Donovan explained that his personal prehistoric park took many hours to plan and to build, he commented:

“It took a lot of hard work for me to build that toy box/ display case.  I hope to finish the bookshelf case this winter that will go with the toy box and display the other half of our Papo figures.”

A Variety of Landscapes Feature in the Display Including a Desert and a Watering Hole

A desert scene featuring some Papo prehistoric animal models.

A desert scene has been incorporated into the Papo model display.  Note the rare, original Papo Oviraptor model in the foreground.

Picture Credit: Donovan

We congratulate Donovan on his fine prehistoric animal display, the diorama even has lighting to showcase his model collection.

Beware of the Dinosaur!  The Fantastic Prehistoric Animal Model Display Case

Papo prehistoric animal models on display at night.

A beautifully lit Papo prehistoric animal display case.

Picture Credit: Donovan

To view the Papo prehistoric animal models available from Everything Dinosaur: Papo Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Animals.

18 09, 2019

Everything Dinosaur Handling UK and European Beasts of the Mesozoic Kickstarter Rewards

By | September 18th, 2019|Adobe CS5, Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur News and Updates, Everything Dinosaur Products, Main Page, Photos of Everything Dinosaur Products, Press Releases|0 Comments

Everything Dinosaur Handling UK and European Kickstarter Action Figure Rewards

With the launch of the Kickstarter campaign for the Beasts of the Mesozoic Ceratopsian series, these are exciting times for model collectors and dinosaur fans.  Everything Dinosaur, the UK-based, specialist prehistoric animal mail order company is proud to have been associated with the Beasts of the Mesozoic range of collectable figures for several years and will be handling the fulfilment of all the Kickstarter action figure rewards for this prestigious campaign for Ceratopsian Kickstarter backers within the UK and European Union.

The Beasts of the Mesozoic Ceratopsian Series Kickstarter Has Launched

Ceratopsian series - Beasts of the Mesozoic

Beasts of the Mesozoic Ceratopsian Series.  An exciting new range of articulated horned dinosaur figures.

Everything Dinosaur’s Involvement

The involvement of Everything Dinosaur in the fulfilment aspect of the campaign further cements the close working relationship between the talented team behind Creative Beast Studio and the logistics experts at an award-winning company.  Dinosaur fans are going to be elated about this new Kickstarter project, but the design and build process is just one phase in meeting the needs of model collectors.  Followers of the previous “Raptor” Kickstarter project will be all too aware of the difficulties that can arise during the production process.  Once produced, other issues can be encountered as these models are despatched to project supporters.  By involving Everything Dinosaur in the fulfilment, supporters within the UK and Europe can be assured that their figures will be despatched by Everything Dinosaur from their European base.  This substantially reduces the risk of customers incurring additional taxes, custom duties and tariffs.

What a Line Up!  A Cornucopia of Ceratopsians

A selection of some of the amazing Beasts of the Mesozoic Ceratopsians.

A selection of Beasts of the Mesozoic horned dinosaur models.  The Kickstarter campaign outlines a schedule of ten models being released in September 2020, with a further eight new figures in March 2021.  If all goes to plan, a third wave consisting of seven more dinosaurs will be available in September 2021.

Ceratopsian Figures Coming into Stock

As well as handling the fulfilment for European and UK customers, Everything Dinosaur will be bringing in their own bulk stock of these figures, this should ensure a swift and trouble free route for the models from the factory to UK warehousing without customs delays, thus ensuring that Kickstarter backers can receive their pledged items promptly.

In addition, as  Everything Dinosaur will be carrying stocks of the Beasts of the Mesozoic ranges, fans can add to their figure collection easily and conveniently via Everything Dinosaur’s own website.

The Beasts of the Mesozoic Xenoceratops Figure

Beasts of the Mesozoic Xenoceratops.

The Beasts of the Mesozoic Xenoceratops figure, part of this exciting new model range.

 

Mike Walley from Everything Dinosaur commented:

“Fulfilment operations on a global scale can be quite a tricky business.  Fans of the excellent Beasts of the Mesozoic model range want to get these models without any additional burdens.  At Everything Dinosaur, our warehouse team despatch parcels to Europe and the UK all the time, our customers are well-used to our seamless and efficient delivery service.  Whilst we cannot guarantee that customers may incur additional expense in the form of duties and taxes, or indeed that international trading terms and conditions may change, in our experience when supplying European and UK customers from our UK warehousing we are have not heard of any problems arising .  We take great care to ensure that parcels are labelled correctly and despatched appropriately, after all, we have a 5-star customer service rating from Feefo as well as an award for Gold Standard service.”

To visit the new Beasts of the Mesozoic Kickstarter site: Ceratopsian Kickstarter Campaign

To view the existing range of Beasts of the Mesozoic prehistoric animal figures available from Everything Dinosaur: Beasts of the Mesozoic “Raptors”

16 09, 2019

Rebor GrabNGo Komodo Dragon Model

By | September 16th, 2019|Everything Dinosaur News and Updates, Everything Dinosaur Products, Main Page, Photos of Everything Dinosaur Products, Press Releases|1 Comment

Rebor GrabNGo Komodo Dragon Model

Everything Dinosaur team members have been taking an exclusive look at the up-and-coming Rebor Komodo dragon (Varanus komodoensis) model, which is the first in a new product line entitled “GrabNGo”.  This is a beautiful, highly detailed model of the largest living lizard, which is sometimes referred to as the Komodo monitor.

The New Rebor GrabNGo Komodo Dragon (V. komodoensis) Replica

The Rebor GrabNGo Komodo dragon model.

The new for 2019 Rebor GrabNGo Komodo dragon model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

A 1:6 Scale Komodo Dragon Replica

The model measures a fraction under 48 centimetres in length, but when the curvature of that impressive tail is taken into account the model’s true size is around half a metre, making this a 1:6 scale replica.  The skin texture has been skilfully created with accurate folds and appropriately proportioned digits.  The underside of the body and tail also shows lots of amazing detail and scales, particularly along the underside of the neck and jaw, although our figure lacks a cloaca.  The production sample we were kindly sent does not have a CE mark so the skin texture is uninterrupted along the entire animal’s length.

Amazing Detail on the Head of the New Rebor GrabNGo Komodo Dragon Model

The fine detailing around the head and neck of the new Rebor GrabNGo Komodo dragon replica.

The fine detailing around the head and neck of the new Rebor GrabNGo Komodo dragon model.  The dark eye has been given a wet-look with the application of a fine gloss.  This contrasts nicely with the muted tones of the body colouration.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

A View Showing the Variety of Scales Represented on the Head and the Back of the Model

A wonderful representation of the largest living lizard - Komodo dragon.

A dorsal view of the new Rebor GrabNGo Komodo dragon model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Dragon Skin

The lightweight but reinforced hollow vinyl material gives this figure a very solid feel and the subtle painting provides the viewer with an impression of an expensive desk-top figure.  The Komodo dragon is renowned for its tough hide.  The skin of this lizard, which can reach lengths of up to 2.6 metres and weigh in excess of 70 kilograms, is reinforced by tiny dermal scales (osteoderms).  It is thought that this armour helps to prevent injury when it attacks large prey or during intraspecific combat.

Skin Folds around the Belly Area and the Back of the Head – Komodo Dragon Model

GrabNGo Komodo dragon figure (Rebor).

Rebor GrabNGo Komodo dragon figure.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

The Megalania Connection

This Rebor GrabNGo figure could also be used to represent the extinct giant goanna of southern Australia – Megalania (Varanus priscus, or sometimes referred to as Megalania prisca).  It has been proposed that Megalania represents a sister taxon to the Komodo dragon and like its Indonesian cousin, it was an apex predator within the ecosystem.  Size estimates for Megalania vary but studies of fossilised dorsal vertebrae suggest a length of around 6 metres.  If this is the case, then the Rebor GrabNGo model would equate to a 1:12 scale replica.

Is this a Megalania or a Komodo Dragon?

Megalania or Komodo dragon? Your decide.

Komodo dragon or Megalania?  You decide.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Available Late September/Early October

The Rebor GrabNGo Komodo dragon is likely to be available before Christmas.  Everything Dinosaur team members are doing all they can to ship this model in quickly.

The price is estimated to be around £15.99 plus postage (GBP).

To join our priority reserve list for this exciting new figure: Email Everything Dinosaur to Reserve a Komodo Dragon Model

10 09, 2019

A Special Dinosaur Delivery

By | September 10th, 2019|Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur News and Updates, Everything Dinosaur Products, Main Page, Photos of Everything Dinosaur Products|0 Comments

A Special Dinosaur Delivery

Everything Dinosaur has lots of customers in South America.  Sometimes some of our customers visit the UK and they request that if they are staying in the UK, could they order some prehistoric animal models and have Everything Dinosaur despatch them to a UK address such as a hotel or guest house.  By doing this, model collectors can get their hands on the latest prehistoric animal models, without having to worry about international deliveries.  Andre is a case in point.  He contacted Everything Dinosaur some months ago requesting that we reserve some up and coming, 2019 dinosaur models for him.  He explained that he would be travelling to London in September and if possible, could we liaise with him so that his models could be delivered to the hotel where he was staying.  Sure enough, our team members were happy to oblige, to set aside the models he wanted as they came into stock and then organise a courier delivery to his hotel.

Delighted with our customer service, Andre kindly sent in a picture of the latest additions to his model collection.

Another Successful Everything Dinosaur Delivery

Safely delivered to a customer's hotel - a selection of prehistoric animal models.

All safely delivered to a customer’s hotel – a selection of prehistoric animal models.

Picture Credit: Andre

Papo and PNSO Prehistoric Animal Models

In total, our team members organised the delivery of seven dinosaur figures from the Papo “les dinosaures” model range and the PNSO “Age of Dinosaurs” scale figures.  We know that regular readers of our blog will be able to name all these replicas, but just for the record, here is the list of models that we sent out to Andre’s hotel.

  • PNSO Lucas the Giganotosaurus 1:35 scale figure (back left).
  • PNSO Lucio the Amargasaurus 1:35 scale figure (back centre).
  • The Papo new colour variant Stegosaurus model (back right).
  • PNSO “Sede” the Ankylosaurus dinosaur model (front left).
  • PNSO Dayong the Yangchuanosaurus and Xiaobei the Chungkingosaurus 1:35 scale model diorama (front centre).
  • The Papo Gorgosaurus dinosaur model (front centre).
  • The Papo Pentaceratops (front right).

Andre kindly emailed to let us know that his parcel had arrived, he stated:

“Everything perfectly delivered.  Thank you very, very much for reserving them for me.  These are the first PNSO models I got and they’re amazing!”

As model collectors ourselves we were happy to help out.

To view the Papo “les dinosaures” model range including the new Stegosaurus, Pentaceratops and Gorgosaurus models: Papo Prehistoric Animals and Dinosaurs

For the PNSO “Age of Dinosaurs” model range: PNSO Age of Dinosaurs Model Range

9 09, 2019

Picturing a Papo Pentaceratops

By | September 9th, 2019|Dinosaur and Prehistoric Animal Drawings, Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur Products, Main Page, Photos of Everything Dinosaur Products|0 Comments

Picturing a Papo Pentaceratops

One of the most enthusiastically received new prehistoric animal models of 2019 is the Papo Pentaceratops.  When we first published photographs of this new horned dinosaur model from the French manufacturer (Papo), earlier this year, a number of collectors and dinosaur model fans commented on its unusual pose.  After all, a rearing ceratopsid is very different from the postures normally associated with Triceratops, Torosaurus, Styracosaurus, Pachyrhinosaurus and so forth.

However, this dinosaur model has proved to be a big hit.  Everything Dinosaur team members have received lots of photographs, positive feedback and drawings of this Papo dinosaur model.  For example, young dinosaur fan Caldey sent in a beautiful illustration of her Papo Pentaceratops.

Caldey’s Illustration of the Papo Pentaceratops Dinosaur Model

A drawing of the new for 2019 Papo Pentaceratops by Caldey.

Caldey’s illustration of the new for 2019 Papo Pentaceratops dinosaur model.

Picture Credit: Caldey

A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur commented:

“Our thanks to Caldey and all the other dinosaur model collectors and fans who have sent in pictures and photographs of their Papo model.  It is great to see how this new prehistoric animal figure has inspired so many people to get in touch.”

Pentaceratops en Español “Cara Con Cinco Cuernos”

Everything Dinosaur has received feedback about the Papo Pentaceratops from customers all over the world.  One of our customers from Chile commented:

“Increíble modelo y pintura, además de una versatilidad en su forma de posar.”

This translates from the Spanish as:

“Incredible model and painting, as well as versatility in the way that it has been posed.”

It seems that this prehistoric posture has been very well received indeed.  Can we expect more posing prehistoric animals from Papo in the future?  Collectors and fans of dinosaur replicas will have to wait and see what 2020 brings.  The Pentaceratops “five horned face”, or as they say in Chile “cara con cinco cuernos”, has gathered a world-wide following.

Proudly Holding a Papo Pentaceratops

Papo Pentaceratops dinosaur model.

The Papo Pentaceratops dinosaur model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Our thanks to Caldey and all the other Everything Dinosaur customers who have been in touch to sing the praises of the Pentaceratops.

To view the complete range of Papo prehistoric animals available from Everything Dinosaur, including the new for 2019 Papo Gorgosaurus and the Pentaceratops: Papo Dinosaurs (Les Dinosaures) and Prehistoric Animal Models

4 09, 2019

The Schleich Diabloceratops Dinosaur Model

By | September 4th, 2019|Adobe CS5, Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur Products, Main Page, Photos of Everything Dinosaur Products|0 Comments

The Schleich Diabloceratops Dinosaur Model

The Schleich Diabloceratops dinosaur model is back in stock at Everything Dinosaur.  This recently introduced Ceratopsian figure (spring 2019), has proved to be a favourite amongst fans of Schleich and dinosaur models.  Our initial stocks sold out quickly and it is great to see “devil horned face” back in our warehouse again.

Back in Stock at Everything Dinosaur – the Schleich Diabloceratops Dinosaur Model

Schleich Diabloceratops dinosaur replica.

The Schleich Diabloceratops dinosaur model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Diabloceratops eatoni

Known from a single skull discovered in 2002 and a second skull specimen found eight years later, Diabloceratops is the oldest known ceratopsid, it having roamed the upper parts of the United States some 79 million years ago.  It is regarded as a basal centrosaurine and it was the first member of the Centrosaurinae to be have been discovered south of Montana.  Zuniceratops (Z. christopheri), which is known from the mid Turonian of New Mexico, is regarded as the sister taxon.

To view the Schleich Diabloceratops model and the rest of the replicas in the Schleich model range: Schleich Dinosaur and Prehistoric Animal Models

A Close-up View of the Schleich Diabloceratops Dinosaur Model

Schleich Diabloceratops dinosaur model.

A close up of the front end (anterior portion) of the Schleich Diabloceratops dinosaur model.  The model has beautiful detailing on the skin and the Ceratopsian frill is very striking.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

What’s in a Name?

The genus name reflects the remarkable pair of horns that stick out from the back of the neck frill, whilst the species name honours vertebrate palaeontologist Jeff Eaton of Weber State University. The geosciences professor has been honoured for his work in Utah (where the Diabloceratops specimens originate), Professor Eaton has had a trace fossil, a lizard and a marsupial, as well as a dinosaur named after him.  The holotype Diabloceratops fossil material consisting of a partial skull and elements from the jaw, along with a second skull ascribed to this genus in 2010, are housed in the Natural History Museum of Utah (Salt Lake City, Utah).

The fossils were excavated from the Wahweap Formation near Last Chance Creek in southern Utah.

The Schleich Diabloceratops has received many favourable reviews, including this one from a French-speaking Everything Dinosaur customer:

“Beau modèle avec couleurs splendides”, which translates as “beautiful model with splendid colours”.

A Scale Drawing of Diabloceratops eatoni

A scale drawing of Diabloceratops eatoni.

A scale drawing of Diabloceratops eatoni (human figure provides scale).

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

29 08, 2019

Fabulous Fukuiraptor

By | August 29th, 2019|Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur Products, Main Page, Photos of Everything Dinosaur Products|0 Comments

Praising the CollectA Prehistoric Life Fukuiraptor

Japan might not be that famous for its dinosaurs, although several Japanese dinosaurs have been named and described and we are expecting a new hadrosaurid to be announced from a substantial fossil found on the island of Hokkaido shortly*.  Fukuiraptor, from Fukui Prefecture on the largest island that makes up the country of Japan (Honshu), is known from fragmentary remains and its taxonomic affinity remains controversial.  However, those clever and talented model makers at CollectA were undeterred and this year, saw the introduction of a Fukuiraptor dinosaur model into the company’s “Prehistoric Life” model range.

The CollectA New for 2019 Fukuiraptor Dinosaur Model

CollectA Fukuiraptor dinosaur model.

CollectA Fukuiraptor model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

To view the Fukuiraptor dinosaur model and the rest of the figures in the not to scale, CollectA Prehistoric Life range: CollectA Dinosaur and Prehistoric Animal Models (Prehistoric Life Range).

Lower Cretaceous Predator

The vast majority of the fossil material ascribed to Fukuiraptor (F. kitadaniensis), comes from excavation sites located along the banks of the Sugiyama River.  The strata are estimated to be around 120 million years of age (late Barremian to Aptian faunal stages of the Early Cretaceous).  This dinosaur was scientifically described nineteen years ago (Phil Currie and Yoichi Azuma), in the Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences.  It had been suggested that these fossils represented a large dromaeosaurid, however, more recent taxonomic assessment has suggested affinities with the Megaraptora.

A CollectA Fukuiraptor Dinosaur Model on Display

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

The new for 2019 CollectA Prehistoric Life Fukuiraptor dinosaur model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Creating a Favourable Impression

A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur commented:

“The CollectA Fukuiraptor dinosaur model has created a very favourable impression amongst dinosaur fans and model collectors.  Models representing relatively obscure species are always appreciated and this finely detailed and well-painted figure has proved to be very popular.”

Everything Dinosaur has compiled several reviews of this recently introduced dinosaur figure, including one from a French customer who described it as a “beau modèle”.  It is pleasing to note that this figure has such an international appeal.

*A new species of hadrosaurid, assigned to the Edmontosaurini subfamily has been announced.  It has been named Kamuysaurus japonicus and it lived at least forty million years after Fukuiraptor became extinct.  To read Everything Dinosaur’s article about this newly described (September 2019) hadrosaurid: Japan’s Greatest Dinosaur Discovery Gets a Name – Kamuysaurus japonicus.

Perhaps CollectA will make a model of Kamuysaurus in the future.

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