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29 08, 2021

Supply Chain Problems Going to Get Worse

By | August 29th, 2021|Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur News and Updates, Main Page, Press Releases|0 Comments

Many retailers are already warning customers that manufacturing and supply chain difficulties are going to lead to product shortages in the Christmas sales period. For dinosaur model fans and collectors, a number of prehistoric animal model ranges are going to be in short supply as the impact of COVID-19 is felt around the world.

A stress free time shopping for dinosaur themed gifts.
Supply chain problems and raw material shortages are likely to severely disrupt the vital Christmas sales period for retailers. Collectors of dinosaur models are likely to find many ranges have limited availability.

A Global Problem

Dinosaur fans and model collectors have already encountered difficulties in obtaining some of their favourite brands. Production schedules at factories based in the Far East have been severely disrupted due to the global pandemic and problems have been exacerbated by shortages of containers to bring goods from Asia into America, Europe and the UK. Many new for 2021 figures such as the CollectA and Papo models have yet to reach outlets and numerous production plans have had to be postponed or rescheduled.

Shipping costs as well as the cost of raw materials have increased rapidly, so dinosaur models and toys, like many retail items are going to be more expensive and higher prices are going to be seen leading up to Christmas and beyond.

Gary Grant, the chairman of The Entertainer chain of toy stores, has been widely reported stating:

“What is unique to us is that Christmas is a fixed date, so we are under extreme pressure at the moment to move as much stock as we can, but are significantly behind with the shipment of products.”

A Shortage of Cardboard

As well as having to cope with a near doubling of shipping costs, Everything Dinosaur, like all mail order companies has had difficulties obtaining cardboard and other packing materials. The company uses double walled cardboard for their parcels, these are stronger and help to protect the items inside the parcel from damage. Everything Dinosaur has committed to using 100% recycled cardboard as part of their environmental policy and sourcing recycled cardboard has proved challenging with a global shortage of this material.

Cardboard packaging
Everything Dinosaur is committed to using 100% recycled cardboard packaging, which makes sourcing appropriate supplies in a global shortage challenging.

A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur commented:

“The current supply problems are likely to get worse as we go into quarter 4 of the trading year, this is historically the busiest time of year for retailers as Christmas approaches. Difficulties with the supply of goods will also be compounded by shortages of cardboard and other packing materials that will affect mail order companies.”

Longer Delivery Times for Parcels

The limited number of flights has restricted the movement of parcels. Many courier companies report a shortage of lorry drivers and remain understaffed due to team members having to self-isolate due to COVID-19. It is likely that Christmas parcels will take longer to be delivered.

One thing customers can do to avoid disappointment is to shop early to ensure that parcels can be sent out in plenty of time.

Royal Mail parcels being sorted.
Parcel deliveries are likely to take longer in the run up to Christmas 2021. Everything Dinosaur advises customers to shop early to avoid disappointment.

The spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur added:

“We are doing all we can to help our customers and we continue to work seven days a week to ensure we can support our customer base. Product shipments continue to face delays and we think the situation will get worse as demand for containers increases in the run up to Christmas. We have done all we can to ensure that we have stock of parcel packaging and we have set up new delivery routes into our UK warehouse to help alleviate some of the logistical problems. Our advice is to shop early and to be prepared for product shortages.”

26 08, 2021

A Token of Appreciation from a Customer

By | August 26th, 2021|Adobe CS5, Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur News and Updates, Main Page, Photos, Press Releases|0 Comments

Everything Dinosaur team members have been helping fossil collector and dinosaur fan Robert source various prehistoric animal figures and replicas to accompany his fossil collection. As a token of appreciation, he sent a little gift to our offices to say thank you for our work.

The parcel got mislaid on its way from Scotland to our warehouse but it finally arrived yesterday and when the package was opened we found this model of three hatching dinosaurs inside.

A model of hatching dinosaurs
A model of three hatching dinosaurs sent to Everything Dinosaur by a delighted customer.

Maiasaura peeblesorum

Recently Robert had telephoned asking us to help him source a model of a Maiasaura with young. A dinosaur model featuring a Maiasaura with a nest was once part of the Carnegie collection of figures, but this range was retired and went out of production back in 2014. We were able to provide Robert with a fact sheet on this herbivorous dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous of Montana.

In gratitude and as a token of appreciation we were sent this little gift of hatching dinosaurs.

Dinosaur Hatchlings
Dinosaur hatchlings. After providing some information on the Late Cretaceous hadrosaurid Maiasaura (M. peeblesorum) to a customer, Everything Dinosaur received this little gift in return – a trio of hatching dinosaurs.

A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur commented:

“We were very touched to receive this little gift. We try our best to help customers and we provide all kinds of advice, information and support. We took some photographs of the hatching dinosaurs in our packing room and now we have put this on display in one of our offices.”

Hatching dinosaur models.
A trio of hatching dinosaurs complete with eggs. A little token of appreciation sent to Everything Dinosaur from a grateful customer.

Thank you from Everything Dinosaur

When the parcel arrived, we sent an email to Robert, just to let him know that the parcel had got to us safely and to thank him for his very kind gesture.

22 08, 2021

Rave Reviews for Rebor “Retrosaurs”

By | August 22nd, 2021|Adobe CS5, Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur Products, Main Page, Photos of Everything Dinosaur Products, Press Releases, Product Reviews|0 Comments

The new “Retrosaurs” range from Rebor has been very well received by many dinosaur fans and model collectors. The first two figures in this series “Californiacation” and “Mesozoic Rhapsody” have attracted lots of praise and Everything Dinosaur customers have been providing feedback and reviews of these two Rebor models.

Rebor Retrosaurs Californiacation and Mesozoic Rhapsody
The first of the two Rebor “Retrosaurs” have arrived in stock at Everything Dinosaur. The Rebor 1:35 scale 80s T-REX Toy HD Remastered “Californiacation” (left) and the Rebor 1:35 scale vintage palaeoart T. rex “Mesozoic Rhapsody” (right). These exciting models with their articulated arms and jaws have attracted rave reviews from model collectors.

Bring Back Forgotten Good Memories

Take for example, the feedback we received recently from long-time Everything Dinosaur customer Ed. He was delighted with his Rebor 1:35 Vintage Palaeoart Tyrannosaurus rex “Mesozoic Rhapsody” Valley and sent us a detailed review of the figure. He commented on how the introduction of this dinosaur reminded him of prehistoric animals depicted in movies and stated that “Mesozoic Rhapsody” reminded him of good memories from his childhood.

Rebor 1:35 Vintage Palaeoart Tyrannosaurus rex “Mesozoic Rhapsody” Valley
Rebor 1:35 Vintage Palaeoart Tyrannosaurus rex “Mesozoic Rhapsody” Valley. This figure, one of two new “vintage” models introduced recently by Rebor, has attracted praise from dinosaur model collectors.

Customer Review’s Rhapsody

Ed wrote:

What a blast from the past this model is. Growing up in the 80’s I had a few of these toys, all be it a lot smaller. It is amazing how dinosaur toys have gone far more accurate these days. The only one I remember being up to date at the time was the natural museum T. rex and that never appealed to me. I love this model’s pose. It is a homage to Ray Harryhausen’s “Gwangi” and his Allosaurus in 1 million years B.C. It is because of these films I started my interest in dinosaurs. True, not up to date by today’s standards but the way he breathed life into them and were a threat to any caveman! The model is a lot bigger than expected therefore it stands out a bit more. I have got mine next to Rebor’s T. rex. it is amazing how far the depiction of these animals has changed. To be honest it could any carnosaur they were all depicted the same. I know they are doing a Ceratosaurus based on 1 million BC. I would love Rebor to do other depictions of yesteryear. Triceratops and Deinonychus would be nice.

We note Ed’s model suggestions, comments which the talented people at Rebor consider when developing this range, no doubt.

A Vintage Dinosaur Model from Rebor
The new for 2021 Rebor 1:35 Vintage Palaeoart Tyrannosaurus rex “Mesozoic Rhapsody” Valley.

Feefo Feedback Too

Both the Rebor 1:35 Vintage Palaeoart Tyrannosaurus rex “Mesozoic Rhapsody” Valley and “Californiacation” replicas have started to receive Feefo feedback. The Feefo feedback consists of genuine customer reviews of Everything Dinosaur products. Although these models have only been available for a few days the Feefo emails have begun to be sent out and feedback from purchasers received.

Feefo feedback on the Rebor "Mesozoic Rhapsody" dinosaur model.
Feefo independent feedback on the Rebor 1:35 Vintage Palaeoart Tyrannosaurus rex “Mesozoic Rhapsody” Valley.

The Rebor 1:35 80s T-REX Toy HD Remastered “Californiacation” VHS dinosaur model has proved to be very popular as it too, also brings back happy memories for model collectors.

Rebor "Californiacation" in the Everything Dinosaur warehouse
The Rebor 1:35 80s T-REX Toy HD Remastered “Californiacation” VHS dinosaur model.

The Feefo feedback on the Rebor 1:35 80s T-REX Toy HD Remastered “Californiacation” VHS figure.

Rebor "Californiacation" Receives Feefo feedback
Feefo feedback on the Rebor 1:35 80s T-REX Toy HD Remastered “Californiacation” VHS. It’s 5-star reviews for the Rebor dinosaur model.

Top Service from Everything Dinosaur

Dinosaur model collector Ed concluded his review by stating:

“I think Rebor could do really well with this line of models. They are vintage but they also bring back forgotten good memories as well. Really good price compared to other model makers who are doing the same thing and top service from Everything Dinosaur.”

To view the two Rebor “Retrosaur” figures and the other models in the Rebor range: Rebor Dinosaur and Prehistoric Animal Figures.

19 08, 2021

Everything Dinosaur Receives a Delivery of CollectA Models

By | August 19th, 2021|Adobe CS5, Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur Products, Main Page, Photos of Everything Dinosaur Products, Press Releases|0 Comments

The global pandemic has caused unprecedented levels of disruption to manufacturing and logistics. Lots of industries have been affected and fans of prehistoric animal models will know how difficult it has been to get hold of dinosaur models and other figures. Everything Dinosaur has just received a shipment of CollectA prehistoric animal models. A total of thirty-five different figures and one prehistoric animal model set. Team members have been busy emailing customers who had reserved CollectA models, letting them know that the model they wanted is in stock.

Everything Dinosaur receives a large shipment of CollectA prehistoric animal figures.
Everything Dinosaur has received a big delivery of CollectA prehistoric animal models and figures. This substantial shipment includes 35 different prehistoric animal figures.

CollectA Models in Stock at Everything Dinosaur

Covid-19 has interrupted the production plans of many companies. Organising shipment of goods from factories has also been extremely difficult due to the shortage of ships and shipping containers. Everything Dinosaur in collaboration with their chums at CollectA have been working hard to ensure that stock of prehistoric animal models and figures can be shipped to Everything Dinosaur’s warehouse.

The CollectA Age of Dinosaurs Deluxe Carnotaurus.
The CollectA Age of Dinosaurs 1:40 scale deluxe Carnotaurus dinosaur model. The Everything Dinosaur shipment includes this popular Carnotaurus figure.

Everything Dinosaur’s Commitment to CollectA

Everything Dinosaur stocks a huge range of CollectA prehistoric life figures including many of the rarer and difficult to obtain models. The delivery also includes the CollectA Rebbachisaurus, Gigantspinosaurus and Alioramus models. Team members know how hard these models can be to obtain. Collectors can be assured that Everything Dinosaur is committed to stocking as many of the CollectA prehistoric animal models and figures as possible.

The delivery also included a handful of the very difficult to find CollectA Velociraptor Deluxe 1:6 scale dinosaur model.

CollectA Deluxe 1:6 scale Velociraptor model.
The rare CollectA Deluxe 1:6 scale Velociraptor model. This figure was first introduced in 2011 and is becoming increasingly difficult to find.

A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur commented:

“We do appreciate how frustrating it has been for dinosaur model collectors not being able to get hold of models. Our latest CollectA shipment contains a substantial quantity of figures including some of the more obscure and rare models within the Prehistoric Life and Deluxe model ranges. This delivery demonstrates our support for CollectA.”

New for 2021 CollectA Models

The spokesperson added that they hoped to receive the rest of the new for 2021 CollectA prehistoric animal figures in September.

To view the range of not-to-scale models and figures in the CollectA Prehistoric Life range: CollectA Prehistoric Life.

To view the CollectA scale models available from Everything Dinosaur: CollectA Deluxe Prehistoric Life Models.

12 08, 2021

ITOY Studio Paraceratherium Models Arrive

By | August 12th, 2021|Adobe CS5, Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur News and Updates, Everything Dinosaur Products, Main Page, Photos of Everything Dinosaur Products, Press Releases|0 Comments

The amazing ITOY Studio Paraceratherium models have arrived at Everything Dinosaur. We have in stock the ITOY Studio Deluxe Paraceratherium that comes with a heavy polystone base and the ITOY Studio Elite Paraceratherium, the model being supplied without the display base.

ITOY Studio Paraceratherium in stock
The two ITOY Studio Paraceratherium replicas are in stock at Everything Dinosaur (whilst stocks last). The ITOY Studio Elite without display base (top) and (bottom) the ITOY Studio Deluxe Paraceratherium model which is supplied with a polystone display base.

A Very Large Model of a Very Large Prehistoric Mammal

The Paraceratherium genus is considered by many palaeontologists to have been the largest land mammal to have ever existed. Some fossil specimens indicate that this giant relative of the extant rhinoceros stood nearly five metres tall at the shoulder. The ITOY Studio model, in keeping with the fossil record, is also enormous. The figure measures over 40 cm in length and that beautifully detailed head is nearly 25 cm off the ground.

The ITOY Studio Paraceratherium.
A view of the eagerly anticipated ITOY Studio Paraceratherium model. This figure is in stock at Everything Dinosaur (August 2021). This is the Deluxe version – it is supplied with a polystone display base.

Everything Dinosaur customers who purchase this model will also receive our free fact sheet that provides information about this extinct genus. Scientists are learning more about Paraceratherium as new fossils are discovered. Recently, we published a blog post about a newly described species of Paraceratherium

Scientists had uncovered fossil bones and we produced a blog post summarising the paper that announced a new Paraceratherium species (Paraceratherium linxiaense) from Gansu Province, China.

To read our blog post from June 2021, about Paraceratherium linxiaense: A New Species of Paraceratherium is Described.

ITOY Studio Paraceratherium.
The ITOY Studio Paraceratherium replica. The model in the picture is the ITOY Studio Deluxe Paraceratherium (polystone display base included).

Paraceratherium Elite and Deluxe

The decision was taken to bring in both versions of the Paraceratherium replica (Elite and Deluxe). This enabled team members to price the Elite version (supplied without the heavy polystone base) lower than the price for the Deluxe figure.

ITOY Studio Paraceratherium (Elite)
The ITOY Studio Paraceratherium (Elite).

The Elite Paraceratherium figure is supplied in a big black box, whilst the Deluxe model with base is supplied in a large white box. At least this colour scheme will help our packing team to differentiate between the two replicas.

The ITOY Studio Paraceratherium Elite packaging
The ITOY Studio Paraceratherium packaging – this is the Elite Paraceratherium box, it is huge! The geology ruler provides a scale.
The ITOY Studio Paraceratherium Deluxe packaging
The ITOY Studio Paraceratherium Deluxe packaging – this is the white Deluxe Paraceratherium box, it is enormous. The geology ruler provides a scale.

To view the two new Paraceratherium models and the rest of the ITOY Studio figures available from Everything Dinosaur: ITOY Studio Models.

10 08, 2021

PNSO to Add a Dunkleosteus

By | August 10th, 2021|Adobe CS5, Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur News and Updates, Everything Dinosaur Products, Main Page, Photos of Everything Dinosaur Products, Press Releases|0 Comments

PNSO will be adding a replica of the prehistoric fish Dunkleosteus to their mid-size model range. This stunning placoderm model will be in stock at Everything Dinosaur in the autumn (2021).

PNSO the Dunkleosteus a close up view of jaw
A close-up view of the articulated head and jaws of the PNSO Dunkleosteus model.

A Perfect Placoderm

Those clever and talented people at PNSO have increased their range of mid-size prehistoric animal models dramatically over the last 12 months or so. For example, Zaha the Dunkleosteus is the second prehistoric fish to be introduced, after the announcement of Haylee the Helicoprion earlier this year. Dunkleosteus is a firm favourite amongst prehistoric animal model collectors, with a number of replicas of this Late Devonian terror already on the market, but we at Everything Dinosaur suspect that the PNSO Dunkleosteus figure is going to be very popular.

Zaha the Dunkleosteus (PNSO)
A stunning model of a placoderm – the PNSO Dunkleosteus model.

Zaha the Dunkleosteus

The Placodermi are famous for their armoured heads, but they were also the first fish to evolve pelvic fins, an important evolutionary step that was later reflected in the first tetrapods. Dunkleosteus was one of the last placoderms to evolve and at approximately 6 metres in length, it was an apex marine predator during the Late Devonian. The cleverly designed PNSO model reflects the hinged armoured plates associated with the head shield and this figure has been engineered in such a way to permit an articulated lower jaw to be added.

PNSO Zaha the Dunkleosteus has an articulated jaw
The PNSO Zaha the Dunkleosteus has an articulated jaw and armoured plates.

Commenting on the Scale of Zaha the Dunkleosteus

PNSO do not declare a scale size for their mid-size model range. However, the model measures around 23 cm in length and based on an adult Dunkleosteus terrelli which could have been 6 metres long, then this figure is in approximately 1:26 scale.

Ten species of Dunkleosteus have been described. The body plan and the maximum size of this fish is unknown. Some commentators have suggested that D. terrelli could have been up to 10 metres long. If this is the case, then a 23 cm long model would be in approximately 1:43 scale.

PNSO Zaha the Dunkleosteus model measurements
The PNSO Zaha the Dunkleosteus measures 23 cm in length and the caudal fin stands some 7.5 cm tall.

PNSO’s Placoderm – Zaha the Dunkleosteus

Several beautifully preserved fossils of the armoured head of Dunkleosteus have been found, but very little is known about the posterior portions of this fish. In the PNSO model a sloping dorsal fin has been placed quite far along the back of the animal, directly over the paired pectoral and pelvic fins. The PNSO model has been given a heterocercal tail, with an extended dorsal lobe of the tail fin and a much less prominent ventral lobe. This reflects what has been seen in smaller placoderm fossils and a heterocercal tail is commonly seen in many living sharks.

PNSO Zaha the Dunkleosteus
PNSO Zaha the Dunkleosteus the second prehistoric fish to the PNSO mid-size model range after Haylee the Helicoprion.

The sleek and supple body shape given by PNSO to their Dunkleosteus replica supports the hypothesis that the largest members of this genus were active, nektonic predators of ocean surface waters.

PNSO Zaha the Dunkleosteus product packaging
The product packaging for the new for 2021 PNSO Dunkleosteus model.

In Stock in the Autumn of 2021

A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur praised PNSO for introducing a replica of the iconic Devonian predator Dunkleosteus into the mid-size model range and confirmed that this figure will be in stock at the UK-based company in the autumn of 2021.

Dunkleosteus on display.
A spectacular Dunkleosteus exhibit. A museum display showing the armoured head and thorax of the giant Devonian predator Dunkleosteus terrelli.

To view the current range of PNSO prehistoric animal models and figures available from Everything Dinosaur: PNSO Age of Dinosaurs Models and Figures.

9 08, 2021

Solving the Puzzle – It’s Paraceratherium

By | August 9th, 2021|Adobe CS5, Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur News and Updates, Everything Dinosaur Products, Main Page, Photos of Everything Dinosaur Products, Press Releases|0 Comments

Last week, Everything Dinosaur team members posted up a silhouette of a prehistoric animal model and challenged our customers and fans on social media to see if they can guess what the model was. Once again, our loyal customers, dedicated fans and followers on social media rose to the challenge and although we thought we had set quite a tricky test, lots of respondents guessed correctly.

The model in question was the ITOY Studio Paraceratherium.

ITOY Studio Paraceratherium Replica
The silhouette image we posted last week as a teaser, our congratulations to all those who correctly guessed it was the ITOY Studio Paraceratherium model. The silhouette image was taken from the box image of the ITOY Studio Paraceratherium.

ITOY Studio Paraceratherium Models

The eagerly awaited ITOY Studio Paraceratherium replicas (Elite and Deluxe) docked at a UK port last week and once cleared customs these models should be in stock at Everything Dinosaur in a few days’ time (mid-August 2021).

ITOY Studio Paraceratherium.
The ITOY Studio Paraceratherium replica. This is the deluxe version (supplied with a display base).

The ITOY Studio Paraceratherium is a very large figure. What an amazing replica the ITOY Studio model is! The detail on the figure is simply fantastic! It is incredibly realistic with beautiful skin folds and creases. It is very big too, the model measures over 40 cm long and the display base is a generous 32 cm in length and over 14 cm wide.

Box contents (Paraceratherium elite replica).
The box contents (Paraceratherium elite replica). The ruler provides a scale, giving an impression of the size of the ITOY Studio figure.

Two ITOY Studio Paraceratherium Figures

Everything Dinosaur has imported both models in the ITOY Studio Paraceratherium portfolio. The two figures that will be available are:

  • ITOY Studio Paraceratherium – Deluxe (model supplied with polystone display base)
  • ITOY Studio Paraceratherium – Elite (model supplied without polystone display base)

To view the existing range of ITOY Studio prehistoric animal models available from Everything Dinosaur: ITOY Studio Models and Figures.

6 08, 2021

A Little Teaser from Everything Dinosaur

By | August 6th, 2021|Adobe CS5, Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur News and Updates, Everything Dinosaur Products, Main Page, Photos, Photos of Everything Dinosaur Products, Press Releases|0 Comments

Just for a bit of fun, Everything Dinosaur team members have created a little teaser for their fans and customers, can you identify the model from the image we have posted? There are no prizes, but our knowledgeable customers can be assured that they have our total respect if they can identify the prehistoric animal model from the image below.

Can you guess the prehistoric animal model?
Can you guess the prehistoric animal model from the image that Everything Dinosaur has posted? There are no prizes or awards on offer, but are you up to the challenge and can you identify the prehistoric animal model just from its silhouette?

Very Well-informed Customers, Fans and Followers of Everything Dinosaur

A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur commented:

“We are constantly amazed how well-informed and knowledgeable our customers, fans and followers on the Everything Dinosaur social media platforms are. We like to set little quizzes and tests from time to time just to keep them on their mettle, but we have not been able to get the better of our customer base to date.”

There are no prizes or awards on offer, just the satisfaction of having got the better of the Everything Dinosaur team members.

We will reveal the answer next week (week commencing 9th August 2021), providing an update on this exciting prehistoric animal replica.

31 07, 2021

Everything Dinosaur Receives 140 5* Google Reviews

By | July 31st, 2021|Everything Dinosaur News and Updates, Main Page, Press Releases|0 Comments

Everything Dinosaur, the UK-based specialist mail order company has just received its 140th Google review. Every single review has been five stars – top marks for Everything Dinosaur. The award-winning supplier of dinosaur and prehistoric animal models has chalked up a total of 140 five star Google reviews in a row.

Everything Dinosaur has received 140 5* Google reviews in a row.
Everything Dinosaur has recorded 140 five-star Google reviews in a row.

Feefo Platinum Trusted Service

The company has already been awarded Feefo Platinum Trusted Service accreditation. This is the highest award given out by the independent customer service company Feefo. The Feefo Platinum Trusted Service award was only brought out two years ago (2020) and Everything Dinosaur has been awarded top marks by Feefo and provided with Platinum Trusted Service accreditation in the two years that this award has been in existence (2020 and 2021).

Even in a global pandemic Everything Dinosaur is setting the standard for customer service.

The Feefo platinum service award.
The Feefo Platinum Service Award. Everything Dinosaur has won this top service award in the two years that this accolade has been awarded (2020 and 2021).

Prior to the introduction of this new award, Everything Dinosaur received Feefo’s Gold Trusted Service award. At the time, the highest award Feefo could give a company prior to the introduction of the platinum standards.

A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur commented:

“We appreciate that the global pandemic has been very challenging for many of our customers. We understand that on-line shopping has grown but customers want to be able to trust their supplier. We have continued to maintain our customer service and support channels and we have done all we can to help and assist our customers. Our work is reflected in our consistently high customer service rating such as the 140 Google 5* ratings in a row and our Platinum Trusted Service awards that have been awarded to us by the independent ratings company Feefo. We are truly proud and humbled to have received such praise and positive feedback from our customers over many years.”

28 07, 2021

PNSO to Introduce new Mamenchisaurus Model

By | July 28th, 2021|Adobe CS5, Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur News and Updates, Everything Dinosaur Products, Main Page, Press Releases|0 Comments

New PNSO prehistoric animal announcements continue to come thick and fast as the Chinese manufacturer announces the introduction of a new Mamenchisaurus dinosaur model in their Scientific Art range. This new version of Er-ma the Mamenchisaurus is in 1:45 scale, although it is roughly the same size as the existing PNSO Scientific Art Mamenchisaurus which has a stated scale of 1:35.

PNSO Er-ma the Mamenchisaurus dinosaur model (2021) in anterior view
A view of the giant PNSO Er-ma the Mamenchisaurus dinosaur model.

A Sauropod with a Club Tail

This new PNSO Mamenchisaurus figure has been given a small defensive club on the end of its tail, reminiscent of Shunosaurus. There may be some debate as to whether this dinosaur possessed such a club, fused caudal vertebrae in at least one specimen does suggest that a tail club was present.

PNSO Er-ma the Mamenchisaurus tail club.
The tail club as depicted on the new for 2021 PNSO Mamenchisaurus dinosaur model.

Several species of this Asian sauropod have been described, since the first taxon Mamenchisaurus constructus was named in 1954. In 2001, a well-preserved and nearly complete specimen assigned to the species M. hochuanensis was shown to have four fused vertebrae at the tip of its tail. These fused caudal vertebrae were not thought to have been caused by taphonomy and a pathological cause was discounted. It was proposed that these bones represented a defensive tail club or perhaps a tactile, sensory organ.

The new for 2021 PNSO Mamenchisaurus has been furnished with a tail club and in the release notes accompanying this figure’s announcement the model is described as representing M. hochuanensis.

PNSO Er-ma the Mamenchisaurus dinosaur model (2021 version)
The PNSO Er-ma the Mamenchisaurus dinosaur model (2021) standing on a prototype of the product packaging.

Mamenchisaurus Model Measurements

This is the second, large Mamenchisaurus to be introduced by PNSO, after the original Er-ma figure in 1:35 scale that came into stock at Everything Dinosaur back in March 2019. Although, these two dinosaur models have different declared scales, they are approximately the same size. This can be explained by the fact that the figures have different postures and they represent different Mamenchisaurus species.

  • The 2019 Er-ma the Mamenchisaurus (1:35 scale) measures 47.5 cm in length and has a head height of 15 cm. Everything Dinosaur team members have suggested that this figure represents M. constructus.
  • The new for 2021 Er-ma the Mamenchisaurus (1:45 scale) measures 48 cm long and is 14 cm tall, it represents the species M. hochuanensis.
PNSO Er-ma the Mamenchisaurus dinosaur model measurements
The PNSO Er-ma the Mamenchisaurus measures 48 cm long and the head is around 14 cm off the ground. It is reported as a 1:45 scale model.
The original PNSO Mamenchisaurus model
The original Er-ma the PNSO Mamenchisaurus dinosaur model. This is a 1:35 scale model, it is thought to represent a different species of Mamenchisaurus.

A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur commented:

“We welcome the new for 2021 PNSO Mamenchisaurus figure. We cannot confirm or deny at this stage whether the original Er-ma Mamenchisaurus model that has proved to be so popular with collectors, will be retired and withdrawn from production. The new for 2021 figure has a different declared scale, but since the models represent different species and the actual fully-grown size for these sauropods is not known, the declared scale for a figure of this type of dinosaur is somewhat irrelevant in our view.”

PNSO Er-ma the Mamenchisaurus product packaging.
The new for late 2021 PNSO Er-ma the Mamenchisaurus with prototype packaging shown behind the figure.

Due in Stock Later in the Year

The new PNSO Er-ma the Mamenchisaurus is due in stock at Everything Dinosaur later in the year (2021). Sending out such a huge model will prove challenging for the team. The box that this figure is supplied in measures 54 cm in length. This might require the UK-based company to commission a special cardboard box to permit these items to be sent out to customers safely.

PNSO Er-ma the Mamenchisaurus
Er-ma the Mamenchisaurus 1:45 scale dinosaur model. A view of the proposed product packaging.

To view the current range of PNSO prehistoric animal models available from Everything Dinosaur: PNSO Age of Dinosaurs.

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