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21 02, 2019

Everything Dinosaur Receives Feefo Gold Trusted Service Award 2019

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Top Marks for Everything Dinosaur

Everything Dinosaur has won the Feefo Gold Service award, an independent seal of excellence that recognises that the UK-based dinosaur company delivers exceptional customer service as well as exceptional prehistoric animal models.  Feefo product and service ratings are provided by real customers, Everything Dinosaur has over 600 customer reviews and comments posted up on its award winning website.

Everything Dinosaur’s Gold Trusted Service Award

Feefo certificate of excellence (2019).

Everything Dinosaur has won for the second year in a row, the top award from Feefo.  We even got sent a certificate to prove it.

Picture Credit: Feefo

The Gold Trusted Service Award

The accolade was created by Feefo.  Trusted Service is only awarded to those businesses that use Feefo to collect genuine reviews and comments.  Those organisations that meet this high standard, based on the number of reviews collected, and their average rating, are recognised with this award.  It is regarded as a badge of honour, this accreditation remains unique, as it is based purely on the interactions with real people who purchase from Everything Dinosaur.  As all reviews are verified as genuine, the accreditation is a true reflection of a Everything Dinosaur’s commitment to outstanding service.

To see what all the fuss is about check out Everything Dinosaur’s website: Visit Everything Dinosaur’s website

Gold Trusted Service Award to Everything Dinosaur

Gold Trusted Service Award to Everything Dinosaur.

Feefo awards top marks to Everything Dinosaur.

Picture Credit: Feefo

To win this prestigious award, a company must meet the criteria of receiving at least fifty reviews between January 2018 and December 31st 2018, with a Feefo customer service rating of between 4.5 and 5.0.  At the moment, Everything Dinosaur has six hundred reviews posted up on-line, over 98% of them are 5-stars.

A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur commented:

“We are really pleased to receive this award from Feefo.  This is the second year that we have been eligible for this honour and it is the second year in a row that we have been awarded it.  The Feefo Gold Trusted Service award.  We are committed to delivering the highest quality of customer service and these days it is vitally important for companies to listen, understand and respond to customers.  We have lots of exciting plans for our websites in 2019, we are looking forward to another successful year.”

Praise from the CEO

Matt West, the Chief Executive Officer at Feefo congratulated Everything Dinosaur and added:

“The Trusted Service award has always been about recognising those companies that excel beyond the norm.  This year we’ve seen many remarkable businesses leveraging the full potential of Feefo to provide outstanding levels of experience for their customers – and rightly being awarded our most prestigious accreditation.  I’m looking forward to the continual success of the businesses that work in partnership with us throughout 2019.”

Over the next few months, Everything Dinosaur will be introducing new prehistoric animal models from Papo, Safari Ltd, CollectA, PNSO, Rebor, Mojo Fun and a number of other organisations.  For a company that specialises in dinosaurs, there is no sign that Everything Dinosaur is heading for extinction.

15 02, 2019

JurassicCollectables Reviews the Eofauna Giganotosaurus

By | February 15th, 2019|Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur Products, Everything Dinosaur videos, Main Page, Photos of Everything Dinosaur Products, Product Reviews|1 Comment

Eofauna Giganotosaurus Reviewed by JurassicCollectables

Hot on the heels of several Schleich new for 2019 model reviews, JurassicCollectables have posted up a video of the new Eofauna Scientific Research Giganotosaurus dinosaur model.  The narrator correctly surmises that this is the first dinosaur figure to be introduced by Eofauna and the Giganotosaurus is heralded as being one of the most scientific accurate dinosaur models to have been made.

JurassicCollectables Reviews the New for 2019 Eofauna Giganotosaurus Dinosaur Model (G. carolinii)

Video Credit: JurassicCollectables

Exclusive Behind the Scenes Images

As Everything Dinosaur works closely with Eofauna Scientific Research, we were able to provide the JurassicCollectables team with exclusive images showing the three-dimensional skeletal reconstructions that the designers at Eofauna created in order to help ensure the accuracy of their figure.  Osteological measurements were taken in order to build up the muscles and the skin texture.  The wrinkles on the dinosaur model reflect how this Cretaceous hypercarnivore would have actually moved.

Three-Dimensional Images Were Used to Scientifically Construct the Giganotosaurus from the Inside Out

Three dimensional Giganotosaurus figure.

A three-dimensional model of Giganotosaurus carolinii was produced to ensure a scientifically accurate dinosaur replica.

Image Credit: Eofauna Scientific Research/Everything Dinosaur

A “Boxer’s Chin” and the Correct Size Scales

In this short video (duration just under nine minutes), the narrator opens up the plastic bag containing the model and the proceeds to take the viewer on a guided tour of the figure.  The close-up views of the articulated jaws and the inside of the mouth are particularly well done.  Everything Dinosaur team members pointed out to JurassicCollectables that if the lower jaw is viewed from the side, the tip of the jaw is thicker and more robust.  We have nicknamed this characteristic of Giganotosaurus anatomy the “boxer’s chin”.  Not that this dinosaur indulged in pugilism, however, this thickened bone may have evolved to help protect the rest of the jaw from impact damage as this predator lunged and attacked its prey.

On the Turntable the Eofauna Scientific Research Giganotosaurus Dinosaur Model

The Eofauna Giganotosaurus dinosaur replica.

The Eofauna Giganotosaurus dinosaur model.  The anterior portion of the lower jaw is thickened, perhaps an adaptation to help protect the dentary from impacts.

Image Credit: JurassicCollectables

In the video review, JurassicCollectables note the care and attention taken over getting the scales on this dinosaur to look right.  In the section of the video that focuses on the ribs, viewers will note the very fine scales with just the occasional, larger rounded scale on the model picked out, these scales are most prominent on this part of the figure.  As the replica has been designed based on a 3-D simulation, Eofauna have been able to add lots of wrinkles and folds to depict movement, at the back of the femur (thigh area) for example, these are once again highly accurate based on the skeletal assessment.  Such features are skilfully highlighted in this excellent video review.

JurassicCollectables have a wonderful YouTube channel dedicated to prehistoric animals and dinosaur models.  Everything Dinosaur recommends that fans of dinosaurs subscribe: Subscribe to JurassicCollectables on YouTube

Comparing the Eofauna Giganotosaurus to Other Eofauna Figures

During the video review, the two other Eofauna figures, the Steppe Mammoth and the Straight-tusked Elephant are introduced and provide a size comparison with the Giganotosaurus.  Naturally, off-colour Alan also gets involved.

The Eofauna Giganotosaurus Model is Compared to the Eofauna Steppe Mammoth

The Eofauna Giganotosaurus and the Eofauna Steppe Mammoth.

Comparing the Eofauna Giganotosaurus with the Eofauna Steppe Mammoth.

Image Credit: JurassicCollectables

The Eofauna Giganotosaurus and the Eofauna Straight-tusked Elephant Model

Giganotosaurus from Eofauna compared to the Straight-tusked elephant model.

The Eofauna Giganotosaurus compared with the Eofauna Straight-tusked elephant.

Image Credit: JurassicCollectables

A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur commented:

“This is an excellent video review.  JurassicCollectables have been able to provide model collectors with detailed information not only on the figure itself, but how it was created using the fossilised material to ensure scientific accuracy.”

To purchase the Eofauna Giganotosaurus figure and the rest of the Eofauna model range: Eofauna Scientific Research Models

6 02, 2019

JurassicCollectables Reviews the Schleich Animantarx

By | February 6th, 2019|Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur Products, Everything Dinosaur videos, Main Page, Photos of Everything Dinosaur Products, Press Releases, Product Reviews|0 Comments

Schleich Animantarx Model Reviewed by JurassicCollectables

The latest video to be produced by those creative people at JurassicCollectables features one of the new for 2019 Schleich prehistoric animal figures – the Schleich Animantarx.  The Animantarx is described as adorable and as it represents an armoured dinosaur that grew to a length of approximately three metres.  The model works well in scale with JurassicCollectables regular “off-colour Alan”, who makes an appearance towards the end of the review.

The JurassicCollectables Video Review of the Schleich Animantarx Dinosaur Model

Video Credit: JurassicCollectables

An Adorable Animantarx

The narrator describes this model as an “adorable Animantarx” and it certainly has an appeal.  The figure is nicely proportioned and the wet-looking gloss added to the black eyes provides this replica with a certain charm.  It is described as “a cute looking dinosaur” and it is hard to disagree.

The “Adorable Animantarx” Dinosaur Model from Schleich

The Schleich Animantarx dinosaur model.

A close-up view of the Schleich Animantarx dinosaur model.

Picture Credit: JurassicCollectables

Animantarx

The narrator correctly points out that this member of the Nodosauridae family was named and described relatively recently (1999).  It is known from very fragmentary fossils, including a partial skull and a piece of fossilised jaw.  This dinosaur had a distinctive domed skull and tiny horns behind the eyes.  Features that can be seen in the close-up view of the head in the picture above.  It is this attention to detail that elevates this armoured dinosaur model.  Clearly, the Schleich design team have worked hard to produce a model that reflect scientific understanding.   The model may have flaws, but as the narrator points out, there is much to be admired when it comes to examining the dermal armour, the skin tones and the detailing of the body scales.

Measuring the Length of Animantarx

Working out the size of the Schleich Animantarx dinosaur model.

Measuring the Schleich Animantarx dinosaur model.

Picture Credit: JurassicCollectables

Everything Dinosaur team members have also measured this new for 2019 Schleich model.  The figure is approximately fourteen centimetres long.  JurassicCollectables have amassed an extensive library of video reviews about dinosaur models.  The JurassicCollectables YouTube channel is a depository of dinosaur and prehistoric animal themed information.  We suggest you check out their channel and subscribe: Subscribe to JurassicCollectables.

Two Schleich Figures are Compared (Animantarx and Dimetrodon)

The new for 2019 Schleich Dimetrodon is compared with the Schleich Animantarx model.

Comparing the new re-painted Schleich Dimetrodon (right) with the new for 2019 Schleich Animantarx model (left).

Picture Credit: JurassicCollectables

Comparing Schleich Prehistoric Animal Models

One of the great benefits of a JurassicCollectables video review is that it enables viewers to see up close a new figure and to compare it to other recent model introductions.  In this video review, the new for 2019 Schleich Spinosaurus figure is shown and the 2019, re-painted Dimetrodon makes an appearance.  Both the Dimetrodon and the Schleich Spinosaurus have also been recently reviewed on the JurassicCollectables channel.  As mentioned earlier, “off-colour Alan” appears in the video as well.  It is always a pleasure to see “off-colour Alan”.

To view the range of Schleich prehistoric animal models available from Everything Dinosaur: Schleich Prehistoric Animal and Dinosaur Models

30 01, 2019

JurassicCollectables Reviews Schleich Dimetrodon and Schleich Giganotosaurus

By | January 30th, 2019|Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur Products, Everything Dinosaur videos, Main Page, Photos of Everything Dinosaur Products, Product Reviews|0 Comments

Dimetrodon and Giganotosaurus (Schleich) Reviewed by JurassicCollectables

Those talented people at the JurassicCollectables YouTube channel have released another video, this time, it is a review of two of the new for 2019 Schleich prehistoric animal figures, both re-paints, the Schleich Giganotosaurus and the Schleich Dimetrodon.

JurassicCollectables Reviews the Schleich Dimetrodon and the Schleich Giganotosaurus (New for 2019)

Video Credit: JurassicCollectables

New for 2019/New Colour Schemes

Both these figures are new colour schemes of previously introduced sculpts.  Providing re-painted versions of existing models can help to broaden a product range and provides a contrast to previously introduced figures.  For example, the new for 2019 Schleich Giganotosaurus has an altogether darker colour scheme than the Schleich Giganotosaurus (orange) that was launched in 2015.  The narrator points this out and goes on to provide a detailed analysis of the subtle use of airbrushing as well as commenting upon the darker colour palette associated with the skull and the airbrushing to bring out the textures in the neck.

In the Video Review, the Darker Tones of the Giganotosaurus Colour Scheme are Commented Upon

A Schleich Giganotosaurus dinosaur model.

The Schleich Giganotosaurus (2019).  This dinosaur model has a more muted and darker colour scheme than earlier Schleich figures of Giganotosaurus.

Picture Credit: JurassicCollectables

Five New Schleich Prehistoric Animals

The Giganotosaurus and the Dimetrodon are two of the five new Schleich prehistoric animals to be introduced in the first part of 2019.  We will post up details of other Schleich models due to be introduced in July, but for the meantime, dinosaur fans have a Spinosaurus, Dimorphodon, an armoured dinosaur (Animantarx) and these two prehistoric animals to collect.

Schleich Giganotosaurus and Schleich Dimetrodon Size Comparison

A Schleich Dimetrodon and a Schleich Giganotosaurus.

Comparing the new for 2019 Schleich Giganotosaurus and the Schleich Dimetrodon figures.

Picture Credit: JurassicCollectables

Everything Dinosaur has also announced a number of model retirements from the Schleich range.

To read Everything Dinosaur’s article announcing Schleich prehistoric animal model retirements: Schleich Prehistoric Animal Model Retirements (2019)

The Schleich Dimetrodon (2019)

Dimetrodon seems to be a staple in prehistoric animal model ranges and is often described incorrectly as a dinosaur.  However, this Permian predator from Schleich is praised by the video narrator for its excellent airbrushing and fine detail, especially on the sail.  The texture on the animal’s flank and the carefully painted eyes are highlighted.  JurassicCollectables have a long history of producing dinosaur model reviews, they suggest that the colour scheme for the new for 2019 Dimetrodon reflects the original “Jurassic Park” Dimetrodon model that was introduced in the 1990’s.  The narrator comments that the figure has been painted in naturalistic colours, reminiscent of many living lizards.

The New for 2019 Schleich Dimetrodon Model

2019 Schleich Dimetrodon

The new for 2019 Schleich Dimetrodon model.

Picture Credit: Jurassic Collectables

The JurassicCollectables video is just under six minutes in length.  It provides fans of prehistoric animal models with an opportunity to take a really close look at these new Schleich replicas.

Take a look at the fabulous YouTube channel of JurassicCollectables: Subscribe to JurassicCollectables on YouTube

Everything Dinosaur will be providing information about the July releases from Schleich, they have some very exciting models to come, however, in the meantime, it is great to see these re-paints being added to the Schleich range of models.

To view the range of Schleich figures available from Everything Dinosaur: Schleich Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Animal Models

26 01, 2019

Rebor Hatching Baryonyx Reviewed by JurassicCollectables

By | January 26th, 2019|Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur Products, Everything Dinosaur videos, Main Page, Photos of Everything Dinosaur Products, Product Reviews|0 Comments

Limited Edition Club Selection Rebor Hatching Baryonyx Reviewed by JurassicCollectables

The limited edition Club Selection hatching Baryonyx figure by Rebor has been given the video review treatment by those talented people at JurassicCollectables.  Following on from their very informative and helpful video review of the new for 2019 Schleich Spinosaurus model, JurassicCollectables have focused their camera lenses on this limited edition hatching dinosaur from Rebor.

JurassicCollectables Reviews the Rebor Club Selection Limited Edition Hatching Baryonyx “Hurricane”

Video Credit: JurassicCollectables

“Hurricane” – Hatching Baryonyx

There have only been a 1,000 of these models made and the narrator begins the video by highlighting the box and the packaging.  Comments are made about taking care when it comes to removing the model out of the protective foam.  Those beautifully sculpted claws on this substantial figure might catch and get damaged, so the narrator emphasises the need to take care when opening the box and taking out the model and its accessories for the first time.

The New for 2019 Limited Edition Club Selection Rebor Hatching Baryonyx

Hatching Baryonyx by Rebor.

The Rebor limited edition Club Selection hatching Baryonyx “Hurricane”.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Why Hurricane?

At Everything Dinosaur, we have been asked why does this dinosaur figure have the nickname “Hurricane”?  Baryonyx (B. walkeri) is known from sediments that were deposited in a low-lying, flood plain environment.  When Baryonyx roamed that part of the world that we now know as the Isle of Wight, for example, large rivers meandered slowly eastwards to the sea.  This location would have been subjected to tropical storms and hurricanes from time to time and such events would have had a devastating effect on the environment.  Dinosaurs like Baryonyx would have had to endure such violent weather, so the term “Hurricane” is appropriate.  However, there is another reason for this Rebor figure’s nickname…

Unpacked and Set Up the Rebor Limited Edition Club Selection Hatching Baryonyx “Hurricane”

Ready for display, the Rebor hatching Baryonyx figure "Hurricane".

The Rebor Hatching Baryonyx dinosaur model ready for display.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Dinosaurs and a Famous English Football Captain

“Hurricane” honours Harry Kane, the Tottenham Hotspur and England forward.  Harry Kane is the current captain of the England football team and he helped England reach two semi-finals in 2018.  Hence this football themed dinosaur replica from Rebor, it celebrates England reaching the World Cup semi-final as well as their qualification for the semi-finals of the inaugural UEFA Nations League.

In the Video, JurassicCollectables Showcase Many Features of the Model Including the Very Life-like Eyes

He head of the Rebor hatching Baryonyx "Hurricane".

A close-up view of the glossy eye of the Rebor hatching Baryonyx figure.  In the video review, the narrator talks about the details on the head and paint scheme to be found on the inside of the mouth.

Picture Credit: JurassicCollectables

JurassicCollectables have a fascinating YouTube channel.  It has attracted nearly 80,000 subscribers.  For video reviews of Rebor figures and lots of other prehistoric animal models, Everything Dinosaur recommends subscribing to JurassicCollectables: Subscribe to JurassicCollectables on YouTube

A Detailed Video Review

In the detailed video review, the narrator comments over the subtle use of a wash that gives the replica a wet look, just like a newly hatched animal.  The shape of the egg is discussed and how to position it on its base is demonstrated and JurassicCollectables comment on the delicately shaped and realistic looking vegetation that is included with the figure.  Off-colour Alan makes his customary appearance and the recently reviewed Schleich 2019 Spinosaurus is included so that viewers can gain an appreciation as to just how big this hatching Baryonyx actually is.

The Rebor Hatching Baryonyx “Hurricane” Compared in Size to the Schleich Spinosaurus Model (2019)

Comparing the 2019 Schleich Spinosaurus to the Rebor Club Selection hatching Baryonyx.

The Schleich Spinosaurus (2019) compared with the Rebor Club Selection hatching Baryonyx.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

To view the range of Rebor figures and replicas in stock at Everything Dinosaur including limited edition Club Selection figures: Rebor Dinosaur and Prehistoric Animal Figures

19 01, 2019

JurassicCollectables Reviews the Schleich Spinosaurus

By | January 19th, 2019|Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur Products, Everything Dinosaur videos, Main Page, Photos of Everything Dinosaur Products, Product Reviews|0 Comments

Schleich Spinosaurus Review by JurassicCollectables

Those clever and talented film-makers at JurassicCollectables have produced a review of the new for 2019 Schleich Spinosaurus, a figure that has received a lot of praise from dinosaur enthusiasts and model collectors.  Schleich, the German model and figure manufacturer, have produced several Spinosaurus figures over the years.  Team members at Everything Dinosaur have considered writing an article highlighting how changes in these models have reflected scientific understanding, but for the time being we have this wonderful video review of the Spinosaurus to watch.

JurassicCollectables Reviews the 2019 Schleich Spinosaurus Dinosaur Model

Video Credit: JurassicCollectables

The Schleich Spinosaurus (2019)

This is the first Spinosaurus model produced by Schleich that portrays this dinosaur as a quadruped.  In this well-crafted and highly informative video the narrator takes viewers on a guided tour of this excellent addition to the Schleich model range.  The video itself is just a little over seven minutes in length and a video review such as this, really helps dinosaur model fans to get a good look at a figure, helping them to decide whether or not to add it to their collection.

An Impressive and Highly Praised Schleich Spinosaurus is Reviewed by JurassicCollectables

A video review of the Schleich Spinosaurus by JurassicCollectables

JurassicCollectables have produced a video review of the 2019 Schleich Spinosaurus model.

Picture Credit: JurassicCollectables

The YouTube channel of JurassicCollectables provides a comprehensive resource for dinosaur and prehistoric animal model reviews.  The videos are skilfully produced and provide viewers with the opportunity to examine prehistoric animal figures and dinosaur models in detail.

Visit the YouTube channel of JurassicCollectables here: JurassicCollectables on YouTube , Everything Dinosaur recommends that dinosaur enthusiasts and prehistoric animal model fans subscribe to JurassicCollectables.

The New for 2019 Schleich Spinosaurus Dinosaur Model

New for 2019 Schleich Spinosaurus model.

The new for 2019 Schleich Spinosaurus model, depicting Spinosaurus as a quadruped.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Crocodilian Features

In the video, the quadrupedal stance is commented upon.  The influence of crocodilan anatomy on the model is also stated, many palaeontologists believe that Spinosaurus was semi-aquatic and took up an ecological niche similar to large crocodilians today – that of an aquatic predator.  The narrator takes care to point out the long tail with its crocodilan scutes.  The skull is also shown in detail and there are plenty of close-up shots of those long, narrow crocodile-like jaws.

The Spinosaurus Model is Carefully Measured in the Video Review

The Schleich Spinosaurus model is measured.

Measuring the new for 2019 Schleich Spinosaurus dinosaur model.

Picture Credit: JurassicCollectables

Measuring the Model

JurassicCollectables include a video segment in which the model is carefully measured.  At Everything Dinosaur, we also measure the models in our inventory.  The length of the Schleich Spinosaurus is approximately 29 centimetres.  Later on in the video, the Spinosaurus is compared with the classic Papo green Tyrannosaurus rex figure, off-colour Alan also makes a welcome return and helps to demonstrate just how large this new Schleich figure is.

This Spinosaurus is one of five new prehistoric animal models introduced by Schleich in early 2019.  The other models are:

  • Dimorphodon
  • Dimetrodon
  • A new colour version of their Giganotosaurus model
  • Animantarx (armoured dinosaur model)

To view the new for 2019 Schleich Spinosaurus and the other models in the Schleich prehistoric animal model range: Schleich Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Animal Models

28 11, 2018

JurassicCollectables Reviews the Papo Quetzalcoatlus

By | November 28th, 2018|Adobe CS5, Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur Products, Everything Dinosaur videos, Main Page, Photos of Everything Dinosaur Products, Product Reviews|0 Comments

The Papo Quetzalcoatlus Model Video Review

The hardworking production team at JurassicCollectables have made a video review of the new for 2018 Papo Quetzalcoatlus pterosaur model.  At Everything Dinosaur, the Quetzalcoatlus figure (along with the Papo Compsognathus), represent the last of this year’s models to be introduced by Papo.  Although no Quetzalcoatlus flying reptiles appear in the “Jurassic Park/Jurassic World” film franchise, the video narrator makes the point that the model’s colouration, especially around that impressive beak, is very similar to the Pteranodons seen in the various movies.

In the brief video, the video is a fraction under eight minutes in length (7.58), the JurassicCollectables narrator reviews this new azhdarchid pterosaur model and compares and contrasts this figure with the aforementioned Papo Compsognathus.  Also featured is the classic Papo green standing Tyrannosaurus rex model, even mathematician Ian Malcolm makes an appearance!

JurassicCollectables – Papo Quetzalcoatlus Pterosaur Model Video Review

Video Credit: JurassicCollectables

JurassicCollectables have produced videos on a whole range of prehistoric animals including all the figures that Papo have produced, to see these videos and to subscribe to their amazing YouTube channel: Subscribe to JurassicCollectables on YouTube

The Impressive Papo Quetzalcoatlus Figure

Papo Quetzalcoatlus model.

The new for 2018 Papo Quetzalcoatlus figure.  It even has an articulated beak!

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

“The Detail is Impressive”

The viewer is given a guided tour of this walking pterosaur figure, the narrator comments that the “detail is most impressive” and praises the texture given to the model by the use of “micro-feathers”, it is the pycnofibres that are being referred to.  Palaeontologists now know that many kinds of flying reptile were covered in hair-like filaments.  Quetzalcoatlus may have had a shaggy coat!

The designers at Papo have taken great care to give their figure a ruffled and naturalistic appearance, a point picked up in the video review.

To see the range of Papo prehistoric animal models available from Everything Dinosaur (including the Papo Quetzalcoatlus): Papo Prehistoric Animals

In the JurassicCollectables Video the Papo Quetzalcoatlus Figure is Reviewed

Reviewing the Papo Quetzalcoatlus pterosaur model.

JurassicCollectables reviews the Papo Quetzalcoatlus model.

Picture Credit: JurassicCollectables

The picture above shows one of the studio shots from the video review of this Papo flying reptile model.  One of the great benefits of video reviews such as this, is that potential buyers can take a really good look at a figure before purchase.

A Colourful Crest and a Beautifully Painted Mouth

The narrator comments on the very colourful crest of this pterosaur model and demonstrates how the jaw articulates.  Unlike most prehistoric animal models, it is the upper jaw that articulates.  Once the beak is open, the video narrator praises Papo for the great skill and care taken in sculpting and painting the inside of the mouth.  Size measurements are made and several other figures are used to demonstrate just how big this pterosaur figure is.  For example, in one part of the review the recently introduced Papo Compsognathus model is shown in comparison with the Papo Quetzalcoatlus.

The Papo Quetzalcoatlus is Compared in Size to the Papo Compsognathus Figure

Papo Compsognathus and the Papo Quetzalcoatlus.

Comparing the Papo Quetzalcoatlus (right) with the Papo Compsognathus (left).

Picture Credit: JurassicCollectables

Off-colour Alan is Missing

Regular viewers and subscribers to JurassicCollectable’s YouTube channel will know that a figure called “off-colour Alan” usually makes an appearance.  However, on this occasion, this human figure was nowhere to be found so a replica of Dr Ian Malcolm from the film Jurassic Park is used to provide an additional size comparison.   We hope that “off-colour Alan” is found soon, after all, there are a lot of prehistoric animal models coming out in the next few months, so the video review team at JurassicCollectables are going to be kept very busy.

No “Off-colour Alan” But Plenty of Views of the Papo Quetzalcoatlus Model

Reviewing the Papo Quetzalcoatlus pterosaur model.

JurassicCollectables reviews the Papo Quetzalcoatlus model.

Picture Credit: JurassicCollectables

19 11, 2018

JurassicCollectables Reviews Rebor “Vanilla Ice”

By | November 19th, 2018|Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur Products, Everything Dinosaur videos, Main Page, Photos of Everything Dinosaur Products, Product Reviews|0 Comments

A Video Review of the Rebor “Vanilla Ice” Tyrannosaurs – Mountain and Jungle

At the end of October, Everything Dinosaur introduced the two “Vanilla Ice” 1/35 scale Tyrannosaurs from Rebor – Mountain and Jungle colour variants.  Those talented people at JurassicCollectables have created a video review, of not just one, but both replicas so that dinosaur model fans can see these two excellent models in all their glory.

The Video Review of “Vanilla Ice” – Mountain and Jungle by JurassicCollectables

Video Credit: JurassicCollectables

Rebor “Vanilla Ice” – Mountain and Jungle

In this video review, which lasts a fraction over eleven minutes, the narrator takes us through the unboxing of a Mountain colour variant and concludes by taking a look at the Jungle colour scheme model.  At JurassicCollectables, the two colour schemes are regarded as depicting the animal during daylight, out in the open (the Mountain colour variant) and within the dappled shade of a forest canopy (the Jungle colour variant).  The video is shot in such a way so as to bring out the subtle variations between the two figures such as the different coloured tongues and the variation in the painting of the teeth.

The Two Rebor “Vanilla Ice” Figures are Compared in the JurassicCollectables Video Review

The two Rebor "Vanilla Ice" tyrannosaurid figures.

“Vanilla Ice” Jungle (left) and the “Vanilla Ice” Mountain (right).

Picture Credit: JurassicCollectables

Most Impressive 1:35 Scale Figures

As well as providing a guided tour of each of the figures, the video review also permits people to see the “Vanilla Ice” box compared to the box of the Rebor King T. rex figure.  These two models are later compared in the video too.  Rebor has taken great care to make both these figures and the other large Theropods in their range such as the King T. rex and the Acrocanthosaurus “Hercules”, in 1:35 scale, so all the figures can be displayed together.

Comparing Rebor Figures (King T. rex and the “Vanilla Ice” – Mountain Colour Scheme)

Comparing Rebor replicas.

The Rebor King T. rex (left) is compared with the Rebor “Vanilla Ice” Mountain tyrannosaurid replica.

Picture Credit: JurassicCollectables

Everything Dinosaur stocks the entire range of Rebor replicas including the two “Vanilla Ice” tyrannosaurid figures.  We even offer these two models together at a special discount (subject to stocks).

To view the Rebor range available from Everything Dinosaur: Rebor Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Animal Models

Beautifully Detailed Figures

The video narrator is most impressed with the two Rebor replicas.  The articulated jaws and the poseable tails are admired and the camerawork permits viewers to get a really close-up view of all the superb texturing and osteoderm placement on the two figures.  The size dimensions are reported and size comparisons made with the classic Papo standing T. rex figure.  Particular attention is paid to the fantastic paintwork on the inside of the mouth.  Both figures have beautifully painted mouths and the inside of the jaws and teeth glisten in the light to give the impression that they are wet.

Care is Taken in the Video Review to Show the Head of the Model in Close Detail

A view of the head of the Rebor "Vanilla Ice" Mountain Tyrannosaur.

A close-up view of the head of the Rebor “Vanilla Ice” Mountain colour variant.

Picture Credit: JurassicCollectables

This is a great video review of two great Rebor replicas.

Check out the stunning YouTube channel of JurassicCollectables, it is packed full of beautiful video reviews and other fantastic material for the dinosaur model enthusiast, including lots of reviews of Rebor replicas.

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19 09, 2018

Beasts of the Mesozoic Reviewed by JurassicCollectables

By | September 19th, 2018|Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur Products, Everything Dinosaur videos, Main Page, Photos of Everything Dinosaur Products, Product Reviews|0 Comments

JurassicCollectables Reviews Beasts of the Mesozoic Figures

The talented team at JurassicCollectables have produced a review of the two figures from the amazing Beasts of the Mesozoic model collection.  This range of articulated “raptor” figures has been winning praise from dinosaur fans and model collectors and now, thanks to a super video review from JurassicCollectables, subscribers to their YouTube channel can see what all the fuss is about.  In the video, the Environmental Accessory Pack – Desert with the Mononykus figure is reviewed alongside the beautiful Linheraptor exquisitus replica.

JurassicCollectables Reviews L. exquisitus and the Beasts of the Mesozoic Desert Accessory Pack

Video Credit: JurassicCollectables

Beasts of the Mesozoic Figures

The Beasts of the Mesozoic range of figures consists of 1:6 scale, articulated “raptors”, although some of the animals featured such as Mononykus olecranus, the model that is supplied in the Desert Environmental Accessory Pack and features in this video review, is not a member of the Dromaeosauridae.  The series is the brainchild of talented designer and artist David Silva and Everything Dinosaur has an exclusive agreement to supply these figures in the European Economic Area (EEA) by on-line channels and mail order.

The JurassicCollectables Video Review Features the Beasts of the Mesozoic Linheraptor exquisitus and the Desert Accessory Pack

Reviewing Beasts of the Mesozoic Linheraptor and the Desert Accessory Pack.

JurassicCollectables reviews the Beasts of the Mesozoic Linheraptor and the Desert Accessory Pack which features Mononykus.

Picture Credit: JurassicCollectables

For Discerning Model and Figure Collectors

The state-of-the-art modelling techniques that have been used to create this range are highlighted in the JurassicCollectables video.  The narrator unpacks each figure in turn (starting with the Linheraptor) and then assembles the figures demonstrating how the support pegs and points of articulation work.  It is great to see the video featuring the box art and the background artwork that can be found on the inside of the packaging.

The Beasts of the Mesozoic Linheraptor Figure

Beasts of the Mesozoic Linheraptor figure.

The exquisite Beasts of the Mesozoic Linheraptor exquisitus figure.

Picture Credit: JurassicCollectables

To view the Beasts of the Mesozoic range exclusively available from Everything Dinosaur: Beasts of the Mesozoic Figures

One of the benefits of the JurassicCollectables video review is that viewers can see the model assembled and it was very useful to see the storage pockets under the model’s base where the spare toes that come with the “raptors” can be stored safely and securely.  The flexible tail on the Linheraptor figure was also demonstrated.

The Beasts of the Mesozoic Linheraptor exquisitus Displayed Against the Box Background

Linheraptor (Beasts of the Mesozoic) on display.

The Beasts of the Mesozoic Linheraptor exquisitus figure displayed against its box background.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Hand-painted, Articulated Prehistoric Animal Sets

The Beasts of the Mesozoic range also includes four accessory packs, which comprise a small, articulated dinosaur model with a diorama based on a different prehistoric environment.  The JurassicCollectables video narrator took care to highlight the contents of one of these accessory packs, the desert set featuring the bizarre dinosaur M. olecranus.

The Desert Accessory Pack Featuring Mononykus

Beasts of the Mesozoic Desert Accessory Pack contents.

The contents of the Beasts of the Mesozoic Desert Accessory Pack with the Mononykus figure.

Picture Credit: JurassicCollectables

The carefully crafted video (which lasts a little over fifteen minutes), showed the contents of the Beasts of the Mesozoic Desert Accessory Pack and demonstrated how to set up the dinosaur diorama.  It was helpful to see how all the accessories including the beautifully detailed Protoceratops skull and the realistic rocks can be combined together to make a stunning prehistoric animal diorama.

The Beasts of the Mesozoic Desert Accessory Pack Assembled

Beasts of the Mesozoic Desert Accessory Pack.

The assembled Beasts of the Mesozoic Desert Accessory Pack featuring Mononykus.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Desert Accessory Pack Comes Complete with a Dinosaur Nest and Hatchling

JurassicCollectables took each of the accessories in turn and discussed their merits.  For example, the Desert Accessory Pack includes a set of dinosaur eggs and a “raptor” hatchling.  The narrator commented on each of these items and made sure that viewers had a chance to appreciate each piece.  The Beasts of the Mesozoic range of figures is a welcome addition to the collectables market and in this very informative video, the flexibility and the range of poses for each of the models was demonstrated.  Collectors can create their very own prehistoric scene and the versatility of these kits enables every collector to have their own, unique dinosaur diorama.

Aimed at serious model collectors aged fourteen years and older (these are display pieces and not toys), each Beasts of the Mesozoic prehistoric animal figure is based on the latest scientific research and these very well made videos from JurassicCollectables give potential buyers an ideal opportunity to view the kits and their contents before making a purchase.

The JurassicCollectables YouTube channel has over 75,000 subscribers and an amazing 855 videos.  Everything Dinosaur recommends fans of prehistoric animals subscribe to this amazing YouTube channel: Subscribe to JurassicCollectables on YouTube

16 08, 2018

Rebor “Sweeney” Arrives at Everything Dinosaur

By | August 16th, 2018|Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur News and Updates, Everything Dinosaur Products, Main Page, Photos of Everything Dinosaur Products, Product Reviews|0 Comments

The Rebor “Sweeney” Velociraptor Model Arrives

The latest Rebor replica figure, a 1/18th scale model of a running Velociraptor, nicknamed “Sweeney” has arrived at Everything Dinosaur.  This figure joins the range of Velociraptor figures offered including “Pete”, Spring-heeled Jack”, “Winston” and “Alex Delarge”.

The Latest Rebor “Raptor” The Velociraptor Called “Sweeney”

Rebor Velociraptor "Sweeney"

The Rebor Velociraptor figure “Sweeney”.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

A Striped Dromaeosaurid

This 1:18 scale replica of a running Velociraptor has an articulated lower jaw and articulated forelimbs.  The model’s colouration has been inspired by the extant tiger and with its stripes it is a very striking and colourful scale model.  The name “Sweeney” comes from “Sweeney Todd”, a very unsavoury fictional character from Victorian literature, a barber by trade who has a side-line in making pies out of the customers he kills with his cut-throat razor.  The sharp, sickle-shaped killing claw on the second toe of each foot of Velociraptor makes a suitable analogy for “Sweeney Todd’s” razor, however, whether this claw could be used to slash prey is debated.  Many palaeontologists believe that the enlarged toe claw that was held off the ground, could have helped to pin prey down, but it was not used as a slashing weapon, although the tip would have been quite sharp.

A Close View of the Enlarged Second Toe Claw of Velociraptor

The second toe claw of Velociraptor.

As Velociraptor ran the second toe claw was held off the ground.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

The picture (above), shows a close-up view of the feet of the running Velociraptor “Sweeney”.  Note the fine detail on the model and the way in which the second toe of each foot is held off the ground as the dinosaur ran.  This would have helped to keep the sickle-toe claw sharp.

The spectacular Rebor Velociraptor figure measures approximately twenty-two and a half centimetres in length. The head height (when perched on its sand texture base), is around eleven centimetres and the base itself, reminiscent of the sandy, desert environment in which Velociraptor mongoliensis lived, measures nine centimetres by four centimetres.

To view the Rebor Velociraptor figure and the rest of the Rebor range of prehistoric animal models: Rebor Replicas/Rebor Prehistoric Animal Figures

Create Your Own “Raptor” Pack

The Rebor range now contains a total of seven models of fully-grown Velociraptors in 1:18 scale.  “Sweeney” joins “Alex Delarge”, “Winston”, “Gunn”, “Rose”, “Pete” and “Spring-heeled Jack”, collectors have the opportunity to create their own “Raptor” pack, their very own magnificent seven!

Flocking This Way!  The Rebor New for 2018 Velociraptor Figure “Sweeney”

The stripey Velociraptor figure called "Sweeney" by Rebor.

The Rebor “Sweeney” Velociraptor figure.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur commented:

“It is wonderful to see another dromaeosaurid figure added to the exciting range of models manufactured by Rebor.  “Sweeney” is the last of the Velociraptor figures to be made for the foreseeable future, these 1:18 scale figures have proved extremely popular with discerning model collectors and we expect that “Sweeney” will soon become a firm favourite too.”

The Beautiful Rebor Velociraptor Figure “Sweeney”

The 1:18 scale Rebor Velociraptor figure "Sweeney".

The Rebor range is certainly something to get your teeth into.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Rebor and Everything Dinosaur will be announcing more additions to the Rebor range shortly, some of which will not be dinosaurs.  Check out this blog site and Everything Dinosaur on social media for more information.

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