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14 04, 2020

CollectA Rearing Diplodocus “Turntable Tuesday”

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CollectA Rearing Diplodocus “Turntable Tuesday”

Another week, another “Turntable Tuesday” experience for a prehistoric animal model.  This time, it’s the new for 2020 CollectA rearing Diplodocus model going for a spin on the Everything Dinosaur YouTube channel.  This figure is a new colour variant (elephantine grey), of the original rearing Diplodocus figure that was introduced in 2013.  The beautifully painted sauropod has certainly proved to be a big hit with collectors.

The CollectA Rearing Diplodocus (2020) “Turntable Tuesday”

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CollectA Rearing Diplodocus

In this short video, (it lasts a little under ninety seconds), we show the model in its rearing pose as well as balanced on four legs.  The CollectA rearing Diplodocus has been beautifully sculpted and it is so well balanced that the model stands on four legs as well as in its rearing pose.  The video also shows how well painted the figure is.  When the 2013 figure was released, it had a very different colour scheme, this new colour variant depicts the colossal Diplodocus in a colour scheme we describe as “elephantine grey”.  Many large terrestrial tetrapods such as elephants and rhinos tend to be a uniform grey in colour.  Whether large dinosaurs such as the sauropodomorphs shared this colour scheme is open to speculation, but the new 2020 rearing Diplodocus contrasts nicely with the earlier rearing Diplodocus figure.

The New for 2020 CollectA Rearing Diplodocus Model Compared to the 2013 CollectA Diplodocus Release

CollectA Diplodocus Figures

Comparing the new for 2020 grey Diplodocus with the original 2013 figure.  The new for 2020 Diplodocus model is on the left of the picture.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

To make this point about the colour scheme chosen for this new model, the Everything Dinosaur “turntable Tuesday” video does feature an elephant!

CollectA Age of Dinosaurs “Prehistoric Life”

Suitable for dinosaur fans and collectors aged three years and over, the Diplodocus stands around twenty-three centimetres high and it is one of the larger models in the CollectA Age of Dinosaurs, popular “Prehistoric Life” range.

A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur commented:

“We intend to produce at least one new video for the Everything Dinosaur YouTube channel each week.  Our idea for “turntable Tuesday”, is to post up a short video, which is less than two minutes in length that permits collectors and model fans to get a really good look at a prehistoric animal figure.  The turntable allows us to show the animal in three hundred and sixty degrees.  It’s a dinosaur review in the round, providing an all-round perspective.”

A Photograph Showing the New for 2020 CollectA “Prehistoric Life” Rearing Diplodocus Dinosaur Model in Elephantine Grey

CollectA rearing Diplodocus (grey).

The new for 2020 CollectA rearing Diplodocus dinosaur model in the elephantine colour scheme.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

The Everything Dinosaur YouTube channel has over a hundred videos including several “turntable Tuesday” videos and lots of more in-depth prehistoric animal model video reviews.  To visit Everything Dinosaur and to subscribe to the YouTube channel: Everything Dinosaur on YouTube.

To purchase the new for 2020, CollectA rearing Diplodocus in the elephantine colour scheme and to see the rest of the dinosaur and prehistoric animal models available in the CollectA Age of Dinosaurs popular “Prehistoric Life” range: CollectA Prehistoric Life.

10 04, 2020

Everything Dinosaur Provides a Crossword Challenge

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A Crossword Inspired by the Rebor Range of Prehistoric Animal Replicas

Everything Dinosaur has designed a crossword puzzle themed on the exciting range of Rebor replicas and prehistoric animal models.  This crossword is available as a free, pdf download helping to entertain all those fans of Rebor models currently at home due to the global coronavirus outbreak.  The crossword has been compiled by team members to test the product knowledge of dinosaur fans and model collectors.

Everything Dinosaur’s Rebor Replicas Inspired Crossword

Rebor inspired crossword designed by Everything Dinosaur.

The Rebor inspired crossword designed by Everything Dinosaur.  All the answers in the grid relate to the Rebor range in some way.  Can you solve it?

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From 1 Across to 27 Down the Rebor Replicas Inspired Crossword

The first Rebor models came out in 2014.  Since then, the range has grown and developed and consists of a huge variety of dinosaurs, pterosaur models and special figures such as the limited edition models, the Rebor “Oddities” and the recently introduced Komodo dragon, the first figure in the eagerly anticipated “GrabNGo” range.

The Rebor Range Features a Wide Range of Prehistoric Animals and Other Replicas

The Rebor range of prehistoric animal models.

The Rebor range has grown and includes dozens and dozens of replica scale models.

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To view the extensive range of Rebor models available from Everything Dinosaur: Rebor Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Animal Models.

Testing the Knowledge of Collectors

The crossword has been designed as a bit of a challenge for the fans of the Rebor range.  Since the introduction of these models six years ago, the range has increased and now contains a very wide range of dinosaurs – Velociraptors, tyrannosaurids, Stegosaurus, Acrocanthosaurus, armoured dinosaurs and ornithopods.

A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur commented:

“We have tried to feature as many Rebor figures and replicas as we could in our crossword puzzle.  The crossword has been designed to test knowledge about the Rebor model range and we think that the clues, some of which are cryptic, make this quite a challenge.  It was certainly a lot of fun creating the puzzle and it is available free from Everything Dinosaur.”

Free Rebor Themed Crossword Puzzle

To request your free Rebor crossword, simply contact Everything Dinosaur by email: Email Everything Dinosaur for your Free Rebor Inspired Crossword.

Some of the Rebor Themed Clues in the Crossword

Rebor inspired crossword clues.

Some of the clues in the Rebor inspired crossword that has been designed by Everything Dinosaur.  Can you solve our crossword puzzle?

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

If you email Everything Dinosaur, we will send out two pdf documents.  One will contain the crossword grid to fill in, the second pdf will contain the actual crossword clues.  Our team members have prepared an answer grid as well, if participants get stuck, then all they have to do is to email Everything Dinosaur and our staff will be happy to email over the answers.

We would like to wish everyone the very best of luck with this very special crossword challenge.

To contact Everything Dinosaur about the free Rebor inspired crossword puzzle: Email Everything Dinosaur.

7 04, 2020

CollectA Baryonyx Dinosaur Model “Turntable Tuesday”

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New for 2020 CollectA Baryonyx Goes for a Spin

It’s Tuesday, which means it’s time to put another prehistoric animal model through its paces as we take out our turntable and give it a spin.  This time, it is the new for 2020 CollectA Baryonyx dinosaur model that is in the spotlight.

The CollectA Baryonyx Dinosaur Model “Turntable Tuesday” with Everything Dinosaur

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The New for 2020 CollectA Baryonyx Dinosaur Model

In this short video, (it lasts a fraction under one minute fifty seconds), the new for 2020 CollectA Baryonyx dinosaur model is highlighted.  The figure is mounted on a base so that the hind feet can be kept in proportion to the rest of the body.  The base itself shows some nice detailing, even a couple of leaves are depicted.  The base gives the impression that this dinosaur, associated with aquatic environments, is walking through soft sand or mud.

The CollectA Baryonyx Dinosaur Model is Mounted on a Display Base

The new for 2020 CollectA Baryonyx model.

The CollectA Baryonyx dinosaur model is mounted on a display base.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Everything Dinosaur team members have created their very own YouTube channel.  It is crammed full of dinosaur themed videos including model reviews, collecting tips, updates on production and prehistoric animal news and views.  The Everything Dinosaur YouTube channel can be found here: Everything Dinosaur on YouTube.  We recommend that you subscribe to Everything Dinosaur.

Two Baryonyx Dinosaur Models Highlighted

In 2019, CollectA updated their Deluxe Baryonyx offering introducing a new replica of this iconic Early Cretaceous theropod.  In Everything Dinosaur’s short “turntable Tuesday” video, the 2019 CollectA Deluxe figure is compared to the new 2020 Baryonyx dinosaur model.

A Pair of Baryonyx Dinosaur Models from CollectA

A pair of CollectA Baryonyx models.

The new for 2020 CollectA Prehistoric Life Baryonyx and behind, the larger 2019 CollectA Deluxe Baryonyx model.

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These two dinosaur models work very well together.  They share the same colour scheme and even the bases are similar.  The larger CollectA Deluxe Baryonyx (1:40 scale approximately), has an articulated jaw.

Comparing the Two CollectA Baryonyx Dinosaur Models

CollectA Baryonyx figures.

A comparison between the 2019 and the 2020 CollectA Baryonyx replicas.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Cloaca Watch!

In this short video, highlighted the Baryonyx models, we take the opportunity to point out certain details that reflect the known fossil material.  The elongated, narrow jaw with its distinctive kink in the upper jaw is shown and the cranial crests can be easily seen.  Our team members also take the opportunity to point out that CollectA have taken the time and trouble to give both their new Baryonyx models a cloaca.

The Beautifully Detailed CollectA Prehistoric Life Baryonyx Dinosaur Model

CollectA Baryonyx dinosaur model.

The CollectA new for 2020 Prehistoric Life Baryonyx dinosaur model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

The CollectA Baryonyx and the rest of the CollectA Prehistoric life model range can be purchased here: CollectA Age of Dinosaurs/Prehistoric Life Models.

For the CollectA Deluxe 1:40 scale Baryonyx and the rest of the range of CollectA scale models: CollectA Deluxe Prehistoric Animal Scale Models.

5 04, 2020

New CollectA Dinosaurs Feature in Everything Dinosaur Newsletter

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New CollectA Dinosaurs Feature in Everything Dinosaur Newsletter

The six new for 2020, dinosaur models from our chums at CollectA feature in the latest Everything Dinosaur newsletter.  Top of the bill, or should that be beak, is the stunning 1:6 scale CollectA Deluxe Protoceratops replica.  This is a superb model of a plant-eater, that is amongst the most extensively studied of all the Dinosauria.

The New for 2020 CollectA Deluxe Protoceratops Dinosaur Model (1:6 Scale)

CollectA Deluxe 1:6 scale Protoceratops dinosaur model.

Top of the bill – the new for 2020 CollectA Deluxe Protoceratops dinosaur model features in the latest Everything Dinosaur newsletter.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

The CollectA Deluxe Protoceratops has an articulated lower jaw.

CollectA Deluxe Microraptor Model

Another Asian dinosaur from the Cretaceous also features, the beautiful Microraptor figure, which like the Protoceratops is also in 1/6th scale.  This figure which measures around eighteen centimetres in length and has a twelve centimetre wingspan, has been sculpted at the request of a Chinese research institute so that they could use the model to help illustrate what Microraptor is believed to have looked like.

CollectA Deluxe Microraptor in the Everything Dinosaur March Newsletter

CollectA Deluxe Microraptor model.

The beautiful CollectA Deluxe 1:6 scale Microraptor dinosaur model features in Everything Dinosaur’s March newsletter.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Two more CollectA scale models (CollectA Deluxe), feature in the latest Everything Dinosaur newsletter.  There is the 1:40 scale Bajadasaurus a recently described dicraeosaurid from Argentina and the 1:40 scale Fukuisaurus, a model of a dinosaur that roamed the Early Cretaceous of Japan.  As Fukuisaurus was about one/third as long as Bajadasaurus and considerably lighter, the CollectA scale model is a lot smaller, so for our newsletter readers we chose to pair the Fukuisaurus with the new Prehistoric Life Baryonyx dinosaur model.

The CollectA Deluxe Fukuisaurus and the CollectA Baryonyx Model

CollectA Deluxe Fukiusaurus and CollectA Prehistoric Life Baryonyx.

Two new for 2020 CollectA dinosaurs – the 1:40 scale Fukuisaurus and the new CollectA Prehistoric Life Baryonyx.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Although the Baryonyx is not a scale model it does measure about four centimetres longer than the Fukuisaurus replica (eighteen and a half centimetres compared to the Fukuisaurus model length of around fourteen centimetres), this is because, in reality Baryonyx, just like Bajadasaurus, was a much bigger animal than Fukuisaurus.

Two Related Sauropods Feature in the Everything Dinosaur Newsletter

CollectA Deluxe Bajadasaurus and the rearing Diplodocus.

Sauropods feature – the new CollectA Deluxe Bajadasaurus and the new colour variant CollectA rearing Diplodocus (grey colour scheme).

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Although Bajadasaurus with its amazing forward facing neck spikes, looks very different from Diplodocus, these dinosaurs were related.  The Dicraeosauridae family, to which Bajadasaurus has been assigned, is the sister family to the Diplodocidae and as such both dicraeosaurids and diplodocids were members of the superfamily Diplodocoidea.

To view the CollectA Deluxe range of scale prehistoric animal models: CollectA Deluxe Scale Models.

To view the CollectA Prehistoric Life model range: CollectA Prehistoric Life Models.

If you wish to subscribe to the Everything Dinosaur newsletter so that you can keep up with company developments, simply send us an email: Email Everything Dinosaur.

3 04, 2020

Mojo Fun Lucky Golden Rat Models – Helping to Spread Smiles

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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

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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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If you wish to subscribe to the Everything Dinosaur newsletter so that you can keep up with company developments, simply email us: Email Everything Dinosaur.

To subscribe to Everything Dinosaur on YouTube: Everything Dinosaur on YouTube.

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

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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.

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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

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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.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

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.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

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!

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