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3 04, 2020

Mojo Fun Lucky Golden Rat Models – Helping to Spread Smiles

By | April 3rd, 2020|Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur News and Updates, Main Page, Photos of Everything Dinosaur Products, Press Releases|0 Comments

Mojo Fun Lucky Golden Rat Models – Helping to Spread Smiles

Everything Dinosaur team members want to pay tribute to all those customers who have received a special Mojo Fun lucky golden rat model in with their Everything Dinosaur parcel over the last few weeks.  As our stock of these rare Mojo Fun golden rat charms runs out we are having to stop this little gesture of goodwill towards our customers.  However, we wanted to respond and acknowledge the level of support that we have received from our customers.

At Everything Dinosaur, we don’t just simply supply Everything Dinosaur toys and games, we send out smiles too.

Everything Dinosaur Sent out a Mojo Fun Lucky Golden Rat Model Each Day to Some Lucky Customer Chosen at Random

Everything Dinosaur lucky charm giveaway.

Everything Dinosaur was giving away a golden rat lucky charm key ring to one customer every day until the stock ran out.

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Sending Out Lucky Charms

Mojo Fun has produced a limited edition run of golden lucky rat key rings, to celebrate the Chinese year of the rat.  In the Chinese zodiac, the rat is the first animal in the cycle of animals and the year of the rat represents a time for fresh starts and new beginnings.  People born in the year of a rat are thought to be hard-working and industrious.  In Chinese astrology, those born in the year of the rat are diligent with a positive outlook on life.  They also like to collect things and involve themselves with many interests and hobbies.  Such a hobby might be prehistoric animal model collecting.  Everything Dinosaur certainly has lots of customers in the Far East.

A Triceratops Watch Next to a Mojo Fun Lucky Golden Rat

A Triceratops watch and a Mojo Fun lucky golden rat.

Lucky golden rat and a Triceratops watch.  A photograph taken next to the packing materials used to pack the order and we can also see part of our special thank you note that we sent out with these special parcels.

A customer who made a purchase got a little surprise.  Everything Dinosaur has been giving away a Mojo Fun lucky golden rat model each day until our stock of this rare figure ran out.  Were you lucky enough to find one in your parcel?

The Battat Terra Acrocanthosaurus Dinosaur Model Sharing a Box with a Mojo Fun Golden Rat

Two unlikely companions an Acrocanthosaurus and a golden rat.

A dinosaur model shares a box with a Mojo Fun lucky golden rat model.

Our very best wishes to every person who has received one of these rather special models.  We hope they bring you good future and good luck in these challenging and uncertain times.

To view the range of Mojo Fun prehistoric and extinct replicas in stock at Everything Dinosaur: Mojo Fun Prehistoric and Extinct Animal Models.

1 04, 2020

Everything Dinosaur – Free Resources Including Teaching Materials

By | April 1st, 2020|Adobe CS5, Dinosaur Fans, Educational Activities, Everything Dinosaur News and Updates, Everything Dinosaur Newsletters, Main Page, Press Releases, TV Reviews|0 Comments

Everything Dinosaur – Providing Support and Free Teaching Resources

The Chinese have a saying “may you live in interesting times”.  These are certainly interesting times as we all have to get used to the “new normal” with the coronavirus pandemic to contend with.  Team members would like to convey their thoughts and best wishes to all those who have been affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19).

We have introduced new measures and policies that have enabled the mail order part of our business to keep operating.  In these difficult times, having a hobby to act as a distraction can provide great comfort and help to relieve stress.   Dinosaur model collecting can have a positive impact on mental health and we have been delighted to receive lots of pictures (and videos too), from collectors who have showcased their collections.

The Mail Order Operations of Everything Dinosaur – Still in Business

Free resources and providing support.

Free resources and support from Everything Dinosaur.  The mail order part of the business is still operating and team members are supporting customers by providing lots of free to use resources and teaching materials.

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Helping to Support Teachers and Those Teaching at Home

Everything Dinosaur has been able to put in place contingency plans helping to keep the company operating through these uncertain times.  Our outreach work, liaising with museums and other academic institutions has had to be temporarily put on hold and our school visits have been postponed, but team members are doing all they can to support teachers, teaching assistants, parents, guardians and all those people home schooling at the moment.

Free to Use Teaching Materials and Learning Resources All with a Prehistoric Animal Theme

Free teaching resources and learning materials from Everything Dinosaur.

Free learning materials, teaching resources and advice provided by Everything Dinosaur.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur stated:

“We do appreciate that the education of many children has been disrupted.  We know how challenging this can be, not just for teaching professionals but also for those adults who have children at home who now need to take on a teaching role and to also find ways of keeping their charges entertained.  Hopefully, our free to use teaching materials, lesson plans and activity ideas will prove to be helpful in the current situation.  We have already supplied hundreds of free downloads and our dedicated school website is geared to handle even more requests in the next few weeks.”

A Blog Site and Lots for Free Puzzles and Games

The Everything Dinosaur blog continues to provide a useful source of information regarding science stories and fossil discoveries.  Team members are striving to maintain their routine of posting one new article every day.  In addition, staff have been busy sending out free puzzles, dinosaur themed quizzes, word searches and even specially compiled dinosaur themed crosswords following requests from fans of prehistoric animals.

The Everything Dinosaur Blog is a Useful Place to Gather Information and We Have Also Sent Out Lots of Free Games and Puzzles

Everything Dinosaur's blog provides lots of helpful resources and team members provide free downloads.

The Everything Dinosaur blog provides lots of helpful resources and team members provide free downloads.

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Everything Dinosaur on YouTube and Facebook

It’s not just education, we recognise that in the current situation there is a need to entertain as well as inform.  Team members have been busy creating new YouTube videos and posting up several times a day onto the company’s social media pages including the Facebook site.

Everything Dinosaur Providing Lots of On-line Content to Support Dinosaur Fans

Helping with home schooling supporting our customers.

Free to access YouTube and Facebook resources including teaching materials, information and learning resources.

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31 03, 2020

CollectA Deluxe 1:6 Scale Microraptor (Turntable Tuesday)

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Turntable Tuesday – CollectA Deluxe Microraptor Dinosaur Model

It’s “Turntable Tuesday” and it is time to put another prehistoric animal model on the Everything Dinosaur turntable and give it a spin.  Today, we feature the awesome, new for 2020 CollectA Deluxe 1:6 scale Microraptor dinosaur model.

“Turntable Tuesday” The New for 2020 CollectA Deluxe Microraptor Dinosaur Model Goes for a Spin

Video Credit: Everything Dinosaur

The CollectA Deluxe Microraptor is in stock at Everything Dinosaur, this fantastic, feathered dinosaur figure and the rest of the CollectA Deluxe Prehistoric Life collection can be found here: CollectA Deluxe Prehistoric Life Models.

CollectA Deluxe Microraptor Dinosaur Model

First named and scientifically described twenty years ago, Microraptor has become one of the most studied of all the Chinese dinosaurs from Liaoning Province.  It was the first dinosaur specimen found to demonstrate the presence of flight feathers on its hind legs as well as on its arms.  Three species have been assigned to this genus, although there is some debate as to their validity as separate species.  Microraptor fossils are the most abundant non-avialan dinosaur found in the Jiufotang Formation (Liaoning Province).  All the material comes from the same bedding plane – the Shangheshou Bed.  It has been estimated that over three hundred specimens have been collected to date, although it is difficult to verify this figure as a large number of specimens are in the hands of private collectors who are reluctant to come forward due to the difficulties that might arise once these fossils come to the attention of the Chinese authorities.

The Stunning CollectA Deluxe 1:6 Scale Microraptor Dinosaur Model

The new for 2020 CollectA Deluxe 1:6 scale Microraptor dinosaur model.

The CollectA Deluxe 1:6 scale Microraptor dinosaur model.  The iridescent feathers and the bifurcated tail are highlighted in the “turntable Tuesday” video.

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Iridescent Feathers and a Bifurcated Tail

In 2012, a scientific paper was published in “Science”, the journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, that reported upon a study of fossilised pigment cells (melanosomes), preserved within a Microraptor fossil specimen (BMNHC PH881).  The researchers compared the arrangements of the melanosomes to those of extant birds and concluded that although Microraptor feathers were black, the melanosomes were reminiscent of the melanosomes found in birds that have iridescent feathers.

The scientific paper that proposes iridescence in the plumage of Microraptor “Reconstruction of Microraptor and the Evolution of Iridescent Plumage” by Quanguo Li, Ke-Qin Gao, Qingjin Meng, Julia A. Clarke, Matthew D. Shawkey, Liliana D’Alba, Rui Pei, Mick Ellison, Mark A. Norell and Jakob Vinther published in the journal Science.

In Everything Dinosaur’s short “Turntable Tuesday” video, these iridescent feathers on the CollectA Microraptor are highlighted.  In addition, the model also sports a bifurcated tailfan, as reflected in fossil discoveries.  It has been suggested that this tailfan structure and the iridescent feathers were primarily used for display.

Highlighting the Feathers (CollectA Deluxe Microraptor Model)

The CollectA Deluxe Microraptor Model.

Showing the iridescent feathers and the bifurcated tailfan of the CollectA Deluxe Microraptor model.

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The Everything Dinosaur YouTube channel can be found here: Everything Dinosaur on YouTube.  We recommend that you subscribe.

To purchase the CollectA Deluxe 1:6 scale Microraptor and other models in the CollectA Deluxe range: CollectA Deluxe Prehistoric Life Models.

28 03, 2020

First Batch of New for 2020 CollectA Prehistoric Animals in Stock

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New for 2020 CollectA Prehistoric Animal Models in Stock

The first batch of new for 2020 prehistoric animal models from CollectA are now in stock at Everything Dinosaur.  The first six prehistoric animal figures are available from Everything Dinosaur.  These figures are the 1:40 scale CollectA Deluxe Fukuisaurus, the CollectA Deluxe Bajadasaurus (also in 1:40 scale), the 1:6 scale Microraptor and the Protoceratops in the same scale.  We also have the Baryonyx model along with the new rearing Diplodocus colour variant (grey).

Six new CollectA Dinosaur Models are in Stock at Everything Dinosaur

The six new CollectA dinosaur models.

Six new for 2020 CollectA dinosaur models.  Top left, the new rearing Diplodocus colour variant, top right the CollectA Baryonyx.  Middle row the 1:40 scale Bajadasaurus and the Fukuisaurus.  Bottom row the 1:6 scale Protoceratops and the Microraptor.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Six of the Best!

CollectA intend to introduce a total of eighteen prehistoric animal figures in 2020.  Due to coronavirus production plans have been interrupted, but Everything Dinosaur has been able to receive stocks of the first six models to be released.  These six new dinosaur figures help to demonstrate the great variety of body plans within the Dinosauria.  As for the models, we could say that they represent “six of the best”.

The Beautiful 1:40 Scale Fukuisaurus Dinosaur Model (CollectA Deluxe)

CollectA Deluxe 1:40 scale Fukuisaurus dinosaur model.

The CollectA Deluxe 1:40 scale Fukuisaurus dinosaur model.   A wonderful model of an ornithopod from the Early Cretaceous of Japan.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

The CollectA Prehistoric Life Baryonyx Dinosaur Model

The CollectA Baryonyx dinosaur model (2020).

The new for 2020 CollectA Prehistoric Life Baryonyx dinosaur model.  The figure has been placed on a display base so that the feet can be kept in proportion with the rest of the dinosaur’s body.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

The Rearing Diplodocus – New Colour Variant (Grey)

CollectA rearing Diplodocus - grey

New for 2020 CollectA rearing Diplodocus – grey.  The model is the same sculpt as the rearing Diplodocus figure which was introduced in 2013.  It is likely that the 2013 Diplodocus will now be retired, but at the time of writing, this had not been confirmed by CollectA.

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CollectA Deluxe Scale Figures

Four of the newly arrived CollectA dinosaur models are scale figures.  As well as the 1:40 scale Fukuisaurus (pictured earlier), there is a 1:40 scale replica of the recently described (2019), sauropod Bajadasaurus (B. pronuspinax).

The 1:40 Scale CollectA Deluxe Bajadasaurus Dinosaur Model

The CollectA Deluxe 1:40 scale Bajadasaurus dinosaur model.

The new for 2020 CollectA Bajadasaurus dinosaur model is in stock at Everything Dinosaur.  That’s a very impressive set of spikes on the neck of this herbivorous dinosaur.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

CollectA 1:6 Scale Protoceratops Dinosaur Model

CollectA Deluxe 1:6 Protoceratops model.

The new for 2020 CollectA Deluxe Protoceratops dinosaur model.

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The CollectA Deluxe 1:6 Scale Microraptor Model

CollectA Deluxe Microraptor - new for 2020

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

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

The new CollectA Baryonyx and the rearing Diplodocus can be found at this section of the Everything Dinosaur website: CollectA Prehistoric Life Models.

The Fukuisaurus, Bajadasaurus, Protoceratops and the 1:6 scale CollectA Deluxe Microraptor dinosaur model can be found here: CollectA Deluxe Prehistoric Animal Models.

27 03, 2020

Recommended Reading – Dinosaurs

By | March 27th, 2020|Book Reviews, Dinosaur Fans, Main Page, Press Releases|0 Comments

Recommended Reading – “The Story of the Dinosaurs in 25 Discoveries”

With an estimated one quarter of the world’s population currently in lockdown and not able to get out and about, team members at Everything Dinosaur have been providing lots of support and assistance.  As we are unable to visit schools or to work in museums, we have ensured that our huge range of dinosaur and fossil teaching materials remain accessible to all those teachers, parents and guardians attempting to home educate.

However, we have also been asked to recommend suitable prehistoric animal themed reading materials.  So, in this spirit, the first publication we shall highlight is the excellent “The Story of the Dinosaurs in 25 Discoveries”, written by the highly talented American palaeontologist and geologist Donald R. Prothero, adjunct professor of geological sciences at California State Polytechnic University (Pomona, California).

The Front Cover of “The Story of the Dinosaurs in 25 Discoveries”

"The Story of the Dinosaursin 25 Discoveries".

Front cover of the new book by Professor Donald R. Prothero “The Story of the Dinosaurs in 25 Discoveries”.

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Our Book Review

Team members were lucky enough to be sent an advance copy of this new book.  Having read it, we produced a review and put this on our blog site in December (2019).

Our review can be found here: Everything Dinosaur reviews “The Story of the Dinosaurs in 25 Discoveries”.

A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur commented:

“This book tells the fascinating story of how our understanding of the Dinosauria has changed and evolved from the early days of the science of palaeontology through to some of the latest research involving dinosaur colouration and inferred social behaviours.  Dinosaur fans will be delighted with this latest offering from Columbia University Press and Everything Dinosaur highly recommends this new publication.”

This book can be acquired from the Columbia University Press website: Columbia University Press.   The search function on the Columbia University Press website can be used to find other books authored by Donald R. Prothero.

Whilst much of the world is in lockdown, it might be prudent and indeed opportune to catch up with some reading.

Stay safe, keep well.

25 03, 2020

Everything Dinosaur – Still Operating Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

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Everything Dinosaur – Far from Extinct

Dear Customers and Friends of Everything Dinosaur,

We are living in unprecedented times.  The COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic has global implications, we would once again, like to convey our thoughts and sympathies to all those people who have been affected by this virus.

Everything Dinosaur would like to extend our well wishes to each and every one of our customers and friends.  We want to pass on our thoughts and sympathies to all those people who have been affected by this outbreak.  This is a very difficult time for all of us.  We would like to briefly update you on the current situation at Everything Dinosaur.

We are far from extinct!  Whilst we are constantly reviewing advice received from the UK Government, the Chamber of Commerce and our Dept of Trade and Industry account manager, for the time being at least, our mail order business is operating as normal.

Business as Usual for Everything Dinosaur

Everything Dinosaur taking steps to ensure business as usual.

Everything Dinosaur has put in place a number of measures that means the company can operate the mail order business.

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Customers Can Still Place Orders!

Everything Dinosaur is still operating!  The plans we put in place weeks ago have put us in a reasonable position when it comes to our mail order business.  Whilst we will always heed the advice of the Government and the Chamber of Commerce, we are still able to operate our mail order business.  Customers can still place orders; we are still despatching and our customers are receiving their parcels.

We don’t have a crystal ball, but because we have lots of contacts in China and elsewhere in the world, team members at Everything Dinosaur quickly became aware of the potential implications if the disease spread outside of Hubei Province (China).  We started to put plans in place back in January (2020), a rolling set of measures to support our staff, our customers, our suppliers and our local community.

Everything Dinosaur Putting Plans In Place to Manage in Difficult Times

Business as Usual at Everything Dinosaur.

Everything Dinosaur working hard to stay on top of the situation.

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Preparations and Plans

The United Kingdom and much of the world, may now be in lockdown.  Everything Dinosaur began its preparations on a “just in case scenario” ten weeks ago.

These preparations included:

  • Cutting back on the amount of teaching work undertaken to permit more management time dedicated towards the mail order business.
  • Using stocks (purchased 2018 for outreach science programmes) of alcohol based hand sanitisers (some of which have already been donated to vulnerable members of the local community).
  • Deliberately building up stock of dinosaur models, figures and other items and ensuring that these could be packed and despatched from homes if needed.
  • Building up quantities of packaging supplies to help support the mail order operations.
  • Implementing stringent cleanliness regimes and social distancing.
  • Taking all essential steps to ensure the safety and protection of all Everything Dinosaur team members.
  • Switching shipment delivery addresses to permit stock to remain accessible to Everything Dinosaur team members.
  • Liaising closely with factories in order to put in place contingency plans to ensure continuity of stock.
  • Suspension of all but essential travel, suspension of all face-to-face meetings.
  • Postponement of outreach science programmes and dinosaur themed workshops.

In the last three weeks we have received a total of eighteen FEEFO reviews all of them rated Everything Dinosaur as a 5-star service provider.

We are still continuing to maintain the very highest levels of customer service.

Helping Out at Home

Lots of our customers have been in touch, with many of our customers having to stay at home, they have been looking for products and projects to help get them through these uncertain times.  We are should not overlook the mental health of those persons advised to self-isolate.  A hobby like dinosaur model collecting, model making, replica painting, building dioramas and so forth can play a significant part in helping with well-being.  We are also aware of the large numbers of children currently at home.

Keeping Children Occupied – Dinosaurs for Creative, Imaginative Play

Children playing with Schleich dinosaur and prehistoric animal models.

Children playing with dinosaur and prehistoric animal models.

Picture Credit: Schleich

Free Resources, Downloads, Fact Sheets, Games and Teaching Materials

It has always been our philosophy to support teachers, teaching assistants and home educators.  It is our belief that play is an essential part of childhood and the young people learn more whilst they are having fun.  A new dinosaur is named and described every two weeks or so.  There is always plenty to talk about when it comes to prehistoric animals.  In the light of the current situation, Everything Dinosaur acknowledges that some of our customers have additional needs and we have rolled out a programme of extra support and assistance.

  • Ensuring that everyone, not just schools have access to our free, educational downloads: General Teaching Resources.
  • Reception, nursery and Early Years Foundation Stage (ages 3-6) dinosaur themed teaching resources to download: Early Years Downloads.
  • Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 (ages 6 to 12) dinosaur and fossil themed teaching resources to download: Key Stage 1 and 2 Downloads.
  • Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 (ages 12 to 16) dinosaur and fossil themed teaching resources to download: Key Stage 3 and 4 Downloads.
  • The Everything Dinosaur teaching blog – hundreds of articles featuring advice, hints, lesson plans and other materials: Everything Dinosaur Teaching Blog.
  • In addition, there is this blog site, with over 4, 750 articles and features about prehistoric animals and fossil discoveries.
  • Over the last ten days, Everything Dinosaur has initiated a programme of sending out every day to a lucky customer a free Mojo Fun golden model.
  • Support for our customers with additional needs have been rolled out including surprise free gifts, learning materials and free downloads.
  • Sending out personalised projects and providing one-to-one support for parents of children/young people with an interest in fossils and dinosaurs.
  • Supplying free puzzles, games, top trumps, crosswords as part of a programme to help support families in lockdown.

Everything Dinosaur Has Launched a Programme of Supporting Families at Home

Teaching support from Everything Dinosaur.

Everything Dinosaur providing lots of free resources to support families.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Everything Dinosaur remains committed to doing all it can to help in the current difficult situation.  For the time being, we are able to operate our mail order business with the minimum of disruption.  Everything Dinosaur is far from extinct!

Keep well, stay safe!

21 03, 2020

Everything Dinosaur and Fossil Workshops Postponed

By | March 21st, 2020|Everything Dinosaur News and Updates, Main Page, Press Releases|0 Comments

Everything Dinosaur and Fossil Workshops Postponed

The planned dinosaur and fossil themed workshops that were scheduled to take place this weekend (Saturday, 21st March, 2020) have been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak.  These events had proved to be extremely popular but with the growing concern over coronavirus, staff at Rochdale Borough Council responsible for the “Dippy the Dinosaur” exhibition, have reluctantly decided to postpone these workshops along with all the other related exhibition events and activities.

Everything Dinosaur Was Conducting a Series of Family Themed Workshops and Other Activities

Everything Dinosaur workshops cancelled for March 21st (2020).

Everything Dinosaur’s dinosaur and fossil themed workshops planned for the “Dippy on Tour” exhibition have been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

A statement posted on the Borough Council’s “The Dippy Experience” website explains the reasoning behind the suspension of planned events related to the dinosaur exhibition:

“In light of the current situation we’ve taken the difficult decision to suspend Dippy in Rochdale.  The health and safety of our residents and visitors must come first and now is the time to take a pause.  We will review the possibility of reopening Dippy on Tour in Rochdale in the upcoming months.”

A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur commented:

“Families are at the centre of everything we do and this is particularly important during these challenging times.  We have been monitoring the situation very closely and we fully understand and support the decision taken.  The hands-on nature of our fossil handling activities would make operating the workshops extremely difficult given the current restrictions.  However, we have moth-balled all the various activities that we had planned and prepared, these will be stored at one of our warehouses, so that before “Dippy” leaves the northwest of England, we could deliver the workshops we promised.”

A Chance to Reschedule the Dinosaur and Fossil Workshops

A spokesperson from Rochdale Borough Council thanked the team members at Everything Dinosaur for their efforts so far and stated that the Council would love to welcome Everything Dinosaur back, rescheduling later on in the year.

We shall see how things go, but dates in our busy diaries can be switched around and changed over to accommodate the eager young palaeontologists of the northwest of England.

20 03, 2020

Everything Dinosaur Continuing to Support Schools and Home Educators

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Everything Dinosaur Continuing to Support Schools and Home Educators

At this time of uncertainty due to the coronavirus outbreak, Everything Dinosaur team members want to let you know how we are responding to the recent announcement about school closures. Our hearts go out to all those affected globally by the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.  We are doing all we can to assist the education sector.  Everything Dinosaur is currently operating as normal and we intend to provide regular updates in what is a very fluid situation.  We are working very hard to limit the disruption to schools, nurseries and other academic bodies.

Everything Dinosaur has released the following statement:

Everything Dinosaur Team Members Helping to Support the Education Sector and Home Schooling

Everything Dinosaur supporting schools and home educators.

Everything Dinosaur team members working hard to support the educational sector and home schooling at this difficult time (coronavirus outbreak 2020).

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

The website links to gain access to our free teaching resources and other educational materials:

In addition, this blog site has posted up news stories, information about fossils, features about dinosaurs, evolution, natural selection, new theories and articles on other science related subject areas, every day since May 2007.  This is a resource that has over 4,750 articles, which are all free to access, helping to provide additional materials for teachers, teaching assistants, academics and home schoolers.

Furthermore, our hard-working and enthusiastic staff handle numerous email enquiries each day, providing advice, free prehistoric animal fact sheets and other resources.

Everything Dinosaur is working extremely hard to help support universities, colleges, nurseries, other academic bodies and home educators.  We continue to provide free of charge, a wide range of fossil and dinosaur themed teaching resources and learning materials.

18 03, 2020

Every Day Everything Dinosaur Will Give Away a Lucky Charm

By | March 18th, 2020|Adobe CS5, Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur News and Updates, Everything Dinosaur Products, Main Page, Press Releases|0 Comments

Golden Rat Lucky Charm Giveaway with Everything Dinosaur

Things might be a little difficult right now due to the coronavirus outbreak, but team members at Everything Dinosaur are determined to keep cheerful and are trying to spread a little joy and happiness in these challenging times.  Take for example, an initiative started this week to include a Mojo Fun golden rat lucky charm as a free gift to one Everything Dinosaur customer each day.

The Beautiful Mojo Fun Golden Rat Lucky Charm Key Ring

Mojo Fun lucky charm key ring - golden rat.

The beautiful Mojo Fun lucky charm rat key ring.

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Everything Dinosaur Giving Away Mojo Fun Golden Rat Lucky Charms

In the Chinese lunar calendar, the year 2020 is the year of rat.  The rat in the Chinese zodiac is seen as a sign of surplus, good prospects and wealth.  The rat is strongly linked to the family in Chinese culture (a consequence of this rodent’s ability to breed rapidly), rats are seen as successful, adaptable but happy to lead a quiet, peaceful existence.

Each year for the past few years, Mojo Fun has produced a special, limited edition replica of the animal represented by the new Chinese year.  These figures are highly prized and difficult to obtain, but at Everything Dinosaur, we have decided to include one of these beautiful models in a parcel every day until our stock runs out.

Everything Dinosaur Giving Away Lucky Charms

Everything Dinosaur lucky charm giveaway.

Everything Dinosaur is giving away a golden rat lucky charm key ring to one customer every day until the stock runs out.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur commented:

“We had intended to give away these stunning little models once the new for 2020 Mojo Fun prehistoric animal models arrived, but due to the coronavirus outbreak, these models, like a lot of other items have been delayed.  So, we thought we would cheer everybody up by sending one of these special figures out to a customer every day for as long as our stocks last.  For us, it’s all about spreading a little happiness and joy at this difficult time.”

Take a Photograph – Share the Smile!

In addition, we are asking all those customers who receive a golden rat, to take a picture of their lucky charm next to their purchases from Everything Dinosaur.  If they email the picture to us, we will then post it up onto our social media pages so that we can share the joy a little.

Take a Photograph of Your Gift Next to the Items from Everything Dinosaur – Share the Smile

Everything Dinosaur giving away Mojo Fun golden rat key rings.

Everything Dinosaur giving away Mojo Fun golden rat lucky charms.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

As a valued customer, we hope this gift brings a little happiness and we have asked recipients to take a picture of their gift alongside the prehistoric animals purchased from Everything Dinosaur.  If the photograph is then emailed to us, we will post the picture up onto our social media pages so that everyone can share in the fun.

To view the Mojo Fun range of prehistoric animal models and replicas available from Everything Dinosaur: Mojo Fun Prehistoric and Extinct Model Range.

6 03, 2020

Wild Past 1:35 scale Protoceratops in Stock

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The Wild Past Protoceratops andrewsi (1:35) is in Stock

The Wild Past 1:35 scale Protoceratops andrewsi dinosaur model is now in stock at Everything Dinosaur.  Dinosaur fans and model collectors can now acquire the first of this exciting new range of prehistoric animal figures from Everything Dinosaur.

The Wild Past Protoceratops Dinosaur Model Complete with a Nest of Dinosaur Eggs

Wild Past Protoceratops dinosaur model.

The Wild Past 1/35th scale Protoceratops andrewsi dinosaur model is now in stock at Everything Dinosaur.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Protoceratops andrewsi

Protoceratops andrewsi is one of two species assigned to the Protoceratops genus.  It was formally named and scientifically described nearly a hundred years ago (1923).  A second, slightly larger species was described in 2001 (Protoceratops hellenikorhinus).  It remains one of the most intensely studied of all the Dinosauria and it’s discovery (the first fossil specimen was found in 1922), has helped palaeontologists to better understand two crucial aspects of dinosaur biology.

Firstly, dinosaur nests and eggs were found in association with the ubiquitous fossil remains.  This was the conclusive proof that scientists had been searching for that demonstrated that at least some of the Dinosauria laid eggs.  In addition, the hundreds of fossil specimens, many with cranial material, has enabled palaeontologists to piece together how these animals changed as they got older and matured.  As a result, the ontogeny of this dinosaur is quite well understood (ontogenesis – how an organism develops anatomically as it grows).  Palaeontologists have examples of embryos, recently hatched individuals, juveniles as well as fully mature adults to study.

A Protoceratops on Display at the Naturmuseum Senckenberg (Frankfurt)

Protoceratops on display.

A Protoceratops exhibit on display at The Naturmuseum Senckenberg (Frankfurt, Germany).  The skull is to the right of the photograph.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Commenting on the addition of the Wild Past Protoceratops model to Everything Dinosaur’s portfolio of prehistoric animal figures and replicas, a spokesperson for the UK-based company stated:

“We are delighted to be able to add the Wild Past range to our ever-going stock of dinosaur and prehistoric animal figures.  We have already received a number of enquiries about this new replica, many collectors have been concerned that they might not be able to get hold of the Protoceratops, especially as the first production run has been quite small.  Now dinosaur fans and model collectors can acquire this 1:35 scale dinosaur model from Everything Dinosaur.”

In Stock at Everything Dinosaur – The Wild Past Protoceratops Dinosaur Model (1/35th Scale)

The Wild Past Protoceratops dinosaur model available from Everything Dinosaur.

Everything Dinosaur is now stocking the new for 2020 Wild Past Protoceratops dinosaur model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

To view the Wild Past 1:35 scale Protoceratops dinosaur model: Wild Past Dinosaur and Prehistoric Animal Models.

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