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8 11, 2019

New CollectA Models 2020 (Part 2)

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New CollectA Models 2020 (Part 2)

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

The two models are:

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

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

CollectA Deluxe 1:40 scale Saltriovenator dinosaur model.

CollectA Deluxe Saltriovenator dinosaur model.

Picture Credit: CollectA

CollectA Saltriovenator 1:40 Scale Dinosaur Model

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

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

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

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

CollectA Bajadasaurus a 1:40 scale dinosaur model.

The CollectA Bajadasaurus a 1:40 scale dinosaur model.

Picture Credit: CollectA

CollectA Bajadasaurus 1:40 Scale Dinosaur Model

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

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

Tale of the Tape

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

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

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

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

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

6 11, 2019

Rebor Garden Stegosaurus armatus 1:35 Scale Models

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

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

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

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

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

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

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

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

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

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

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

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

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

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

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

1:35 Scale Dinosaur Models

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

The Rebor Ceratosaurus Dinosaur Model (1:35 Scale)

Rebor Ceratosaurus dinosaur model (Savage).

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

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

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

Stegosaurus armatus

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

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

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

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

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

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

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

1 11, 2019

New CollectA Models 2020 (Part 1)

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New CollectA Models 2020 (Part 1)

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

The first four models are:

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

The New for 2020 CollectA Protoceratops Dinosaur Model

The new for 2020 CollectA Deluxe Protoceratops dinosaur model.

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

Picture Credit: CollectA

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

CollectA Deluxe Fukuisaurus (1:40 scale)

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

New for 2020 the CollectA Deluxe Fukuisaurus dinosaur model.

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

Picture Credit: CollectA

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

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

Designer Anthony Beeson commented:

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

CollectA Deluxe Microraptor (1:6 scale)

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

CollectA Deluxe Microraptor - new for 2020

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

Picture Credit: CollectA

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

CollectA Baryonyx (Prehistoric Life)

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

New for 2020 The CollectA Prehistoric Life Baryonyx Dinosaur Model

CollectA Baryonyx - new for 2020

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

Picture Credit: CollectA

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

Tale of the Tape

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

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

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

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

21 10, 2019

The Artwork on PNSO Prehistoric Animal Packaging

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The Artwork on PNSO Prehistoric Animal Packaging

There are always lots of people willing to provide a review of a dinosaur or prehistoric animal model.  At Everything Dinosaur, we take lots of photographs and videos of models however, today, we want to focus on another aspect of prehistoric animal model collecting, the product packaging.   Recently Everything Dinosaur brought in new for 2019 PNSO models and figures and the artwork on the packaging, the box art is superb.

New for 2019 PNSO Prehistoric Animal Models – Great Models Great Artwork

PNSO prehistoric animal boxes.

PNSO prehistoric animal model boxes showing the artwork.  The picture shows Er-ma the Mamenchisaurus (top), Dayong the Yangchuanosaurus and Gaoyuan the Microraptor (second row).  Third row Shanshan the Gigantoraptor and Cuiyu the Tsintaosaurus, with Luxi the Huayangosaurus stegosaur (bottom).

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

PNSO has long been associated with the scientific art world of the famous Chinese palaeoartist Zhao Chuang and this box art certainly reflects the high standards we have come to expect from him.

Prehistoric Animals that Accompany Your Growth – Gaoyuan the Microraptor Box Art

Gaoyuan the Microraptor.

PNSO prehistoric animals that accompany your growth Gaoyuan the Microraptor.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

The box art helps to bring out the fine detail and skilful painting of the prehistoric animal figures.  The PNSO model range has certainly grown in the last two years or so, Everything Dinosaur team members have played a role in helping to develop and promote this product line and it is wonderful to see the fine artwork of Chinese illustrators being showcased in this manner.

Er-ma the Mamenchisaurus Dinosaur Model (PNSO)

Box art - Er-ma the Mamenchisaurus.

The artwork on the Er-ma the Mamenchisaurus sauropod box from PNSO.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

To view these new for 2019 PNSO prehistoric animal figures and the rest of the extensive PNSO model range available from Everything Dinosaur: PNSO Age of Dinosaurs.

Luxi the Huayangosaurus and Shanshan the Gigantoraptor

As well as introducing figure collectors to a whole new selection of prehistoric animals, many of which represent dinosaurs that are very rarely, if ever, made into models, the packaging helps to reinforce the concept of palaeoart and the importance of scientific illustration.

Luxi the Huayangosaurus Box Art

PNSO box art - Luxi the Huayangosaurus.

Luxi the Huayangosaurus box art from PNSO.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

PNSO Shanshan the Gigantoraptor Box Art

PNSO box art - Shanshan the Gigantoraptor.

Shanshan the Gigantoraptor PNSO box art.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur commented:

“We get lots of enquires about how to develop a career in scientific illustration, we do our best to offer advice and support.  PNSO have demonstrated that palaeoart is very important to them and these new prehistoric animals and their packaging reflects this commitment.”

18 10, 2019

PNSO Prehistoric Animal Models Arrive!

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Ten New PNSO Prehistoric Animal Models

Ten new PNSO prehistoric animal models have just arrived at Everything Dinosaur.  Team members have been busy contacting all those customers on our reserve lists and posting updates on our social media pages including our Twitter feed and Facebook page.  The new models are: Bieber the Stegosaurus, Paulwin the Dakosaurus, Dayong the Yangchuanosaurus, Duke the Spinops, Er-ma the Mamenchisaurus, Levy the Eurhinosaurus, Gaoyuan the Microraptor, Luxi the Huayangosaurus, Shanshan the Gigantoraptor and Cuiyu the Tsintaosaurus.

Ten New Prehistoric Animal Models (PNSO) are in Stock at Everything Dinosaur

New PNSO prehistoric animal models in stock.

Ten new PNSO prehistoric animal models in stock at Everything Dinosaur.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

To view the new models and the rest of the extensive PNSO Age of Dinosaurs range: PNSO Age of Dinosaurs Prehistoric Animal Models.

New Chinese Dinosaur Models

Several of the new models are museum quality representations of dinosaurs known from China.  The giant feathered dinosaur Gigantoraptor (G. erlianensis) for example, possibly the largest feathered tetrapod to have ever lived.

Shanshan the PNSO Gigantoraptor Model

PNSO Shanshan the Gigantoraptor dinosaur model.

Shanshan the Gigantoraptor dinosaur model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

The New for 2019 Cuiyu the Tsintaosaurus Dinosaur Model

PNSO Cuiyu the Tsintaosaurus dinosaur model.

The new for 2019 Tsintaosaurus dinosaur model (PNSO).

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur commented:

“We have been working with PNSO for several years now on this exciting prehistoric animal model range.  The number of models in production has certainly increased and with the addition of these new figures, we have in stock around seventy-five PNSO prehistoric animals, ranging in size from a few centimetres in length to giant replicas such as Nick the Ceratosaurus, the 1:35 scale scientific art Mamenchisaurus and Brook the Ophthalmosaurus that measures nearly half a metre in length.”

PNSO Eurhinosaurus Marine Reptile Model

The talented model makers at PNSO have also added to the range of ichthyosaur models that they offer.  The company produced a small Himalayasaurus for their “Age of Dinosaurs Toys” range, Himalayasaurus was a giant, Triassic ichthyosaur.  In addition, Brook the Ophthalmosaurus was introduced last year.  Making it a trio of ichthyosaurs is a replica of the Early Jurassic Eurhinosaurus, regarded as perhaps one of the fastest swimming marine reptiles to have evolved.

The PNSO Eurhinosaurus Model

Levy the Eurhinosaurus.

Levy the Eurhinosaurus ichthyosaur model from PNSO.  Fossil finds from Early Jurassic rocks from Europe suggest that this ichthyosaur reached lengths of around 6.5 metres and was a very fast swimming marine reptile.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Team members have promised to post up more pictures and to shoot some more short videos of this exciting PNSO prehistoric animal model collection.

16 10, 2019

Eofauna Scientific Research Deinotherium is in Stock

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Eofauna Scientific Research Deinotherium Model is in Stock

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

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

Eofauna Deinotherium model.

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

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Complete with Deinotherium Data Card

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

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

Eofauna Scientific Research Deinotherium model.

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

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Model Measurements

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

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

Eofauna Deinotherium model.

The Eofauna Scientific Research Deinotherium replica.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

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

The Posterior of the Eofauna Scientific Research Deinotherium Figure

Eofauna Scientific Research Deinotherium Model

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

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

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

14 10, 2019

TetZooCon 2019

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TetZooCon 2019

Just a few more sleeps until the start of the annual TetZooCon event in London.  This is the meeting of fans of the tetrapods (living and extinct), amphibians and the amniotes (reptiles, birds and mammals).  Once again Everything Dinosaur is delighted to announce that we will be sponsoring this prestigious meeting themed around the world-renowned blog Tetrapod Zoology.

TetZooCon is bigger and better than ever and it takes place on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th October at the spacious “The Venue” in Malet Street, London.  Speakers from the TetZooCon universe will be presenting on topics as diverse as whale strandings, the diseases of theropod dinosaurs, natural history film making and hunting with eagles.  Amongst the activities there will be a quiz and Everything Dinosaur has donated the prizes.

Eofauna Scientific Figures – Part of Everything Dinosaur’s TetZooCon Slide Show

Eofauna figures showcased at TetZooCon 2019.

Five beautiful prehistoric animal figures from Eofauna will feature in the TetZooCon slide show presentation by Everything Dinosaur.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Conservation and Cryptozoology

The two-day conference covers a variety of special interests, from conservation projects looking into the demise of UK amphibian populations to using citizen science to investigate the impact of roadkill.  There is a lot for cryptozoologists too.  Cryptozoology looks at the evidence to prove the existence of animals from myths, legends and folklore, such as the Mokele-mbembe from the Congo Basin of Africa, which some believe to be a type of sauropod dinosaur.  Conference organiser Darren Naish, an authority on the subject, will be taking time out from his duties at the event to sell and sign copies of his latest book – “The Cryptozoologicon (Volume 1)” – the biology, evolution and mythology of hidden animals.  TetZooCon will include plenty of time to meet authors, peruse their publications and to get some favourite copies signed.

Everything Dinosaur has Prepared Slide Shows for the Event

Some of the models and figures in the Everything Dinosaur range.

Prehistoric animals, models and figures at TetZooCon 2019.  The first 1:6 scale Komodo dragon figures in the UK will be given away as prizes and look out for Rebor and PNSO prizes too – all donated by Everything Dinosaur.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

A Haven for Palaeoart and Palaeoartists

Talented artist and fellow organiser John Conway will be leading some of the exciting palaeoart activities and workshops.  Noted luminaries in the world of prehistoric illustration will be attending such as Bob Nicholls and Beth Windle will be leading a discussion on “women in palaeoart”.  This annual event is turning into a haven for palaeoart and palaeoartists, the extensive social media coverage will give plenty of opportunity to all those unable to attend to view and appreciate the artwork and scientific illustrations on display.

The quiz might even feature a Beasts of the Mesozoic model or two.  We could not possibly comment, other than to say that as the exclusive distributors for this exciting range of articulated collectible figures, they epitomise the link between beautiful scientific illustration and imaginative scale models.  On the subject of scale models, look for a presentation by Agata Stachowiak on how to produce accurate models of prehistoric animals – fascinating stuff.

Beasts of the Mesozoic – Combining Articulated Models with Beautiful Palaeoart

Beasts of the Mesozoic at TetZooCon

The Beasts of the Mesozoic range of “Raptors” is featured in the Everything Dinosaur TetZooCon slide show.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

We look forward to viewing all the tweets, Instagram pics and Facebook posts from the event that kicks-off in just five days’ time.

11 10, 2019

Limited Edition Papo Spinosaurus Model Delayed until December (2019)

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Limited Edition Papo Spinosaurus Model Delayed until December (2019)

The eagerly anticipated limited edition Papo Spinosaurus dinosaur model has been delayed until December (2019), according to information from Papo received by team members at Everything Dinosaur.  Readers of this blog will probably recall that Everything Dinosaur published the first pictures of this spinosaurid figure back in February, however, model collectors and dinosaur fans will have to wait until December before they can get their hands on this Papo replica.

The Papo Limited Edition Spinosaurus Replica has been Delayed until December (2019)

Papo Spinosaurus model has been delayed until December 2019.

The Papo Spinosaurus dinosaur model (limited edition quadruped Spinosaurus), has been delayed until December 2019.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur commented:

“We had been told back in the summer that this figure would be available in October, however, we have just been informed by Papo that this dinosaur will not be available until December.  No reasons have been given for the delay and we don’t want to speculate about the reasons for this delay at this stage.  However, all our plans are in place to contact all those people who reserved a model, everything is ready at Everything Dinosaur for the arrival of this figure.  As soon as it comes in, we will be in touch with all those customers on our reserve lists, even if it means bringing in extra staff to ensure swift communications, at what will be, our busiest time of the year.”

If Everything Dinosaur receives any further information or updates about the Papo Spinosaurus dinosaur model, we will post this up onto this blog and other social media platforms.

8 10, 2019

Rebor Scout Models in Stock

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The Scouts Return – “Melon”, “Hazelnut” and “Stan”

Everything Dinosaur has three of the very popular and very collectable Rebor Scout models back in stock.  Our warehouse has received deliveries of “Melon” the baby Stegosaurus, “Hazelnut” the baby Triceratops and “Stan” the baby Velociraptor.  Fans of the Rebor range will know that the Velociraptor figure is named after the Academy Award-winning special effects creator Stanley “Stan” Winston, who worked on the first three films of the “Jurassic Park” movie franchise.

The Rebor Scout Series Baby Velociraptor “Stan”

1:18 Rebor baby Velociraptor replica.

“Stan” the baby Velociraptor model from Rebor.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

“Melon” and “Hazelnut”

Team members at Everything Dinosaur are not sure why the baby Stegosaurus and the baby Triceratops were named “Melon” and ” Hazelnut” respectively, however, why not give these two, highly detailed figures these names?  It seems that unlike scientific nomenclature, anything goes when it comes to creating prehistoric animal replicas.  Both the Rebor baby Triceratops and its Stegosaurus counterpart are in approximately 1:35 scale, whilst the Rebor Velociraptor figure is in 1:18 scale.

The Stunning Rebor Scout Series “Hazelnut” and “Melon” – Baby Triceratops and Baby Stegosaurus

The Rebor Scout Series "Melon" and "Hazelnut" (Triceratops and Stegosaurus).

From the Rebor Scout series “Hazelnut” the baby Triceratops and “Melon” the baby Stegosaurus.

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A Baby Stegosaurus Dinosaur Model

Fans of the Rebor model range will be aware of the potential for a new Stegosaurus replica from this company in the near future.  For the time being, the sole representative of the Stegosauridae is this beautifully crafted figure that comes with its own display base.

“Melon” the Baby Stegosaurus Dinosaur Model – Rebor Scout Series

The baby Stegosaurus model - "Melon" from the Scout model series.

“Melon” the baby Stegosaurus dinosaur figure from the Rebor Scout model series.

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A Baby Triceratops Dinosaur Model

The Triceratops figure “Hazelnut” is around the same size as the Stegosaurus (approximately 11 cm in length).  It too, comes with a display base and it makes a great addition to any prehistoric animal model collection.

The Baby Triceratops Dinosaur Model – “Hazelnut”

Rebor Scout series "Hazelnut" - baby Triceratops.

“Hazelnut” the baby Triceratops from the Rebor Scout model series.

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It is the attention to detail that makes these Rebor models stand out.  Take for example, the display base that accompanies the 1:18 scale baby Velociraptor figure “Stan”.  The base has footprint depressions that act as a guide to help dinosaur fans position their figure correctly.  The footprints on the base have been carefully sculpted to represent what are thought to be dromaeosaurid prints found in the fossil record.  We are sure ichnologists will approve!

The Model Display Base – Rebor Velociraptor 1:18 Scale Figure

The base of "Stan" the baby Velociraptor dinosaur model.

The beautifully crafted display base for the Rebor Scout series baby Velociraptor model “Stan”.

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To view the Rebor Scout models and the rest of the replicas in the Rebor range: Rebor Models and Figures

2 10, 2019

New for 2020 Wild Safari Prehistoric World Models

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New for 2020 Wild Safari Prehistoric World Models

The new for 2020 prehistoric animal models from Safari Ltd have been announced.  In total, nine new figures will be added to the Wild Safari Prehistoric World model range, namely:

  1. Concavenator
  2. Deinonychus
  3. Dilophosaurus
  4. Edmontosaurus
  5. Ichthyosaurus (marine reptile)
  6. Pachycephalosaurus
  7. Qianzhousaurus
  8. Sarcosuchus (prehistoric crocodile)
  9. Shringasaurus (a bizarre, diapsid reptile from the Triassic of India, that was only formally named and described two years ago)

The Wild Safari Prehistoric World Concavenator Dinosaur Model

New for 2020 Wild Safari Prehistoric World Concavenator dinosaur model.

The new for 2020 Wild Safari Prehistoric World Concavenator dinosaur model.

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The Wild Safari Prehistoric World Deinonychus Dinosaur Model

The new for 2020 the Wild Safari Prehistoric World Deinonychus dinosaur model.

New for 2020 the Wild Safari Prehistoric World Deinonychus dinosaur model.

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The Wild Safari Prehistoric World Dilophosaurus Dinosaur Model

New for 2020 Wild Safari Prehistoric World Dilophosaurus dinosaur model.

The new for 2020 Wild Safari Prehistoric World Dilophosaurus dinosaur model.

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The Wild Safari Prehistoric World Edmontosaurus Dinosaur Model

The new for 2020 Wild Safari Prehistoric World Edmontosaurus dinosaur model.

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The Wild Safari Prehistoric World Ichthyosaurus Marine Reptile Model

New for 2020 the Wild Safari Prehistoric World Ichthyosaurus model.

The Wild Safari Prehistoric World Ichthyosaurus model.

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The Wild Safari Prehistoric World Pachycephalosaurus Dinosaur Model

The new for 2020 Wild Safari Prehistoric World Pachycephalosaurus dinosaur model.

The new for 2020 Wild Safari Prehistoric World Pachycephalosaurus model.

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The Wild Safari Prehistoric World Qianzhousaurus Dinosaur Model

The new for 2020 Wild Safari Prehistoric World Qianzhousaurus tyrannosaurid model.

The new for 2020 Wild Safari Prehistoric World Qianzhousaurus model.

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The World Safari Prehistoric World Sarcosuchus Model

2020 Wild Safari Prehistoric World Sarcosuchus.

New for 2020 Wild Safari Prehistoric World Sarcosuchus model.

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The Wild Safari Prehistoric World Shringasaurus Model

New for 2020 Wild Safari Prehistoric World Shringasaurus.

The new for 2020 Wild Safari Prehistoric World Shringasaurus.

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The Tale of the Tape – Model Measurements

We know how important the size of a figure is to dinosaur fans and model collectors, we have published details (below), of the approximate factory model measurements.  As and when models come into stock, our team members will check measurements and record model details.

  • Concavenator – length 16.8 cm and just under 7 cm (head height).
  • Deinonychus – length just over 22 cm, height of head just over 8.5 cm.
  • Dilophosaurus – length just over 16 cm, height of head just over 7.5 cm.
  • Edmontosaurus – length 26.2 cm, height 9.5 cm.  The Edmontosaurus is the largest prehistoric animal model Safari Ltd are introducing early in 2020.
  • Ichthyosaurus – length just over 19 cm.
  • Pachycephalosaurus – length 20.6 cm, height of head just over 10 cm.
  • Qianzhousaurus -length 22.9 cm, height of head just over 9 cm.
  • Sarcosuchus – length just under 26.5 cm.
  • Shringasaurus – length 17 cm, height of head 6 cm.

Expected When?

These figures will be put into production over the next few weeks, the official introduction date is around February 2020.  However, Everything Dinosaur hopes to have some of these models a little earlier, perhaps around December 2019.  Pricing for these models has yet to be announced.

Everything Dinosaur’s priority reserve list is now open, to reserve any of these figures simply email us, stating which model(s) you would like to reserve: Email Everything Dinosaur.

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