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30 06, 2020

Mojo Prehistoric Mammals – “Turntable Tuesday”

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“Turntable Tuesday” – Mojo Prehistoric Mammals

For Everything Dinosaur’s weekly video feature “Turntable Tuesday”, we wanted to do things a little differently.  Usually, we showcase a single prehistoric animal figure in a short video review.  However, with the addition of a whopping sixteen new Mojo dinosaurs into the “Prehistoric and Extinct” range, team members were concerned that some of the excellent prehistoric mammal models made by Mojo might get overlooked.  Rather than highlighting a single figure, the “Turntable Tuesday” feature was extended so that we could display the Cenozoic mammals produced by Mojo.

Prehistoric Mammal Models Take a Spin for “Turntable Tuesday”

Video Credit: Everything Dinosaur

To purchase Mojo prehistoric animal models (dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures): Mojo Prehistoric Animal Models and Figures.

Often Overlooked Elements from a Range

Prehistoric mammal models, Smilodon, Woolly Mammoths, Brontotheres and such like are not going to sell as well as models of Triceratops, Stegosaurus and T. rex.  Manufacturers have to make commercial decisions as to which models they continue to make as their range expands.  For collectors, the addition of a lot of new models in a particular product range can sometimes be bad news, as figures of less high profile animals are retired and taken out of production to make room.

The Mojo “Prehistoric and Extinct” Range Contains Some Excellent Prehistoric Mammal Figures

Prehistoric mammal models from Mojo.

A selection of prehistoric animal models from the Mojo “Prehistoric and Extinct” range.  From left to right – Brontotherium, Daeodon, Hyaenodon gigas and the baby Woolly Mammoth model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

“Turntable Tuesday” – Mojo Prehistoric Mammals

The “Turntable Tuesday” video lasts for four and a half minutes.  Following a brief introduction in which we outline some of the problems that can occur when a model range is expanded dramatically, the Mojo Brontotherium model is discussed.  The video swiftly moves on introducing the baby Woolly Mammoth model and the Hyaenodon gigas.  Rare, out of production figures are also discussed such as the excellent Mojo Quagga and the recently retired Thylacine replica.

The Mojo Quagga Figure

Mojo Quagga replica.

The Mojo Quagga model.  This model has been retired and it is now out of production.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Everything Dinosaur’s video concludes with a look at the Mojo Smilodon, the entelodont (Daeodon) and provides further information on the Mojo “Prehistoric and Extinct” range.

The Mojo Smilodon Model is also Featured in the Video

A selection of prehistoric mammal models from Mojo.

The Mojo Smilodon also features in Everything Dinosaur’s YouTube video.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

A Focus on the Mojo Smilodon Model

Views of the Mojo Smilodon.

Various views of the Mojo Smilodon model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

The Everything Dinosaur YouTube channel has over 170 dinosaur and prehistoric animal related reviews and features: Subscribe to Everything Dinosaur on YouTube.

23 06, 2020

“Turntable Tuesday” Rebor Dilophosaurus “Green Day”

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Rebor Dilophosaurus “Green Day” – Turntable Tuesday

It’s “Turntable Tuesday” and it is time to give another prehistoric animal model a spin on the turntable in Everything Dinosaur’s film and photography studio.  Today, it is the turn of the “Green Day” male Dilophosaurus dinosaur model from Rebor.  This replica of the Early Jurassic theropod was introduced in 2019, stock of this figure, along with its counterpart, the female Dilophosaurus “Oasis” has just come into Everything Dinosaur’s warehouse.

The Rebor Dilophosaurus Model “Green Day” Takes a Spin for “Turntable Tuesday”

Video Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Double Crested Lizard

Fossils discovered in Arizona in the 1940s and originally attributed to the taxonomic wastebasket taxon Megalosaurus were formally assigned their own genus in 1970 when this dinosaur was scientifically described – Dilophosaurus (D. wetherilli).  The famous crests of Dilophosaurus, after which this large carnivore is named, have never been found attached to the skull.  However, the standard restoration as seen in the Rebor model seems to be the most convincing and plausible anatomical configuration.

In Everything Dinosaur’s “Turntable Video” review we provide a close-up view of the skull and those crests as we demonstrate the articulated jaw.  In addition, we utilise a split screen effect to show the poseable tail and the articulated front limbs.

Everything Dinosaur Used a “Split Screen” Effect to Highlight All the Articulated Parts on the Rebor Dilophosaurus “Green Day”

The articulated and poseable Rebor Dilophosaurus "Green Day".

The Rebor Dilophosaurus dinosaur models have articulated lower jaws, articulated arms and poseable tails.  Note the red flash over the eye of the “Green Day” model.  Rebor added this colouration to help distinguish the “male” model from the “female” Dilophosaurus – “Oasis”.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Calculating the Scale

In the Everything Dinosaur “Turntable Tuesday” video review (which is just over one minute fifty seconds long), we provide measurements for the “Green Day” figure.  The actual length of the dinosaur model is difficult to quantify as the tail is flexible but if the model is put into a natural pose with the tail not necessarily straightened out as much as it could be, the figure measures approximately 23.5 cm long.

If we consider that an adult Dilophosaurus wetherilli was about 6 metres in length, then this makes the Rebor figures approximately 1:25 scale models.

A Perfect Pair – The Rebor Dilophosaurus Dinosaur Models “Green Day” and “Oasis”

Rebor Dilophosaurus models (Green Day and Oasis).

The Rebor Dilophosaurus pair “Green Day” and “Oasis” (Green Day – the male is on the right).  Everything Dinosaur team members estimate that these two dinosaur models are in 1:25 scale approximately.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

The Rebor Range of Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Animal Models

The Rebor range of dinosaurs and prehistoric animal models is available from Everything Dinosaur.  To view the Rebor range: Rebor Models and Figures.

Rebor “Oasis” and “Green Day” Dilophosaurus Dinosaur Models

Rebor Dilophosaurus models "Green Day" and "Oasis"

The Rebor Dilophosaurus replicas “Green Day” and “Oasis”.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Everything Dinosaur on YouTube

Everything Dinosaur’s YouTube channel contains over 170 dinosaur and prehistoric animal videos, including model reviews, tips and hints about prehistoric animal model collecting, new releases, updates and insider information.

Find Everything Dinosaur on YouTube here: Everything Dinosaur on YouTube.  We recommend that you subscribe to our YouTube channel.

16 06, 2020

Mojo Tyrannosaurus rex Deluxe “Turntable Tuesday”

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Mojo Tyrannosaurus rex Deluxe “Turntable Tuesday”

It is “Turntable Tuesday” on Everything Dinosaur’s YouTube channel once again and this time, it is the turn of the new for 2020 Mojo Fun Tyrannosaurus rex deluxe to go for a spin on our studio turntable.  The Mojo “Prehistoric and Extinct” range of figures is a little T. rex top heavy at the moment, Everything Dinosaur has seven Mojo tyrannosaur figures in stock at the moment, if the baby T. rex figure is included.  However, a number of the older models have been de-listed and are likely to be out of production very soon. All the more reason to focus on some of the sixteen new for 2020 dinosaurs introduced into this line, hence our decision to highlight the Mojo Tyrannosaurus rex deluxe dinosaur model.

Taking a Spin for “Turntable Tuesday” – The Mojo Fun Tyrannosaurus rex Deluxe

Video Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Mojo Tyrannosaurus rex Deluxe

This carefully crafted dinosaur figure shows plenty of detail, the bright yellow eye can be easily seen in the close up shots of the model when the articulated lower jaw is demonstrated.  The jaw opens quite well and the tongue has been skilfully painted.

A Close View of the Head and the Articulated Jaw of the T. rex Dinosaur Figure

The Mojo Fun Tyrannosaurus rex deluxe figure has an articulated jaw.

A close view of the head and articulated jaw of the Mojo T. rex dinosaur model.  Can you spot the yellow eye?

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

The head sculpt has been designed to emphasis the stereoscopic vision of this apex predator.  The orbit in the skull of mature T. rex specimens suggest that the actual eye of this carnivorous dinosaur was about the size of a tennis ball.  Many palaeontologists believe, that just like its close relatives the birds, Tyrannosaurus rex had excellent colour vision.

A View of the Front of the Dinosaur Model (Anterior) Showing the Stereoscopic Vision

The Mojo Fun T. rex Deluxe dinosaur model approaches.

The Mojo Tyrannosaurus rex deluxe figure demonstrates stereoscopic vision.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Everything Dinosaur’s Video Review

In our short “Turntable Tuesday” review, (the video lasts 1:45), we compare this new figure to the Papo brown running T. rex figure, that was originally introduced in 2013.  Although the figures are similar and both dinosaurs have articulated lower jaws, the Mojo model is slightly smaller and has a leaner look to it.  The Mojo Tyrannosaurus rex deluxe has a darker colour scheme providing emphasis on the countershading.

A Comparison Between Two Excellent Dinosaur Figures

Comparing T. rex dinosaur models.

A comparison between the Mojo T. rex deluxe and the Papo running T. rex dinosaur model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

The Everything Dinosaur YouTube channel has over 170 dinosaur and prehistoric animal related videos and reviews: Subscribe to Everything Dinosaur on YouTube.

To view the Mojo Fun Tyrannosaurus rex deluxe model and the rest of the Mojo “Prehistoric and Extinct” model range: .Mojo Prehistoric Animal Models.

13 06, 2020

Mojo Fun Brachiosaurus Deluxe Dinosaur Model

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The Mojo Fun Brachiosaurus Deluxe Dinosaur Model

Brachiosaurus has been a mainstay of the Mojo Fun “Prehistoric and Extinct” prehistoric animal model range since this series was introduced.  Recently, new members of the Sauropodomorpha have been added, a colourful Diplodocus was included back in 2018 and this year, the long-necked dinosaur numbers have been swelled with the addition of a Mamenchisaurus, Brontosaurus and a new Brachiosaurus deluxe model.

The New for 2020 Mojo Fun Brachiosaurus Deluxe Dinosaur Model

The new Mojo Fun Brachiosaurus deluxe dinosaur model.

The new for 2020 Mojo Fun Brachiosaurus deluxe dinosaur model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

A Subdued Colouration

The new Brachiosaurus figure has a more subdued colouration than the Mojo Fun Diplodocus.  There is certainly much to be admired in this new replica of “arm lizard” and at around eighteen centimetres tall, this is quite a sizeable dinosaur model too.  Prior to the model’s arrival we took the opportunity to take some photographs of the Brachiosaurus and other sauropods in the Mojo Fun “Prehistoric and Extinct” model range.

Getting to Grips with a Brachiosaurus

Mojo Fun Brachiosaurus dinosaur model.

The new for 2020 Mojo Fun Brachiosaurus dinosaur model measures around 25 cm long and that detailed head stands nearly 18 cm high.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

The 2018 Mojo Fun Diplodocus Dinosaur Model

Mojo Fun Diplodocus model (2018).

Mojo Fun Diplodocus dinosaur model.  This 2018 replica had a more colourful paint scheme than the other long-necked dinosaurs within the “Prehistoric and Extinct” model range.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur commented:

“Very little if anything is known about the colouration of the Sauropodomorpha.  Many of these dinosaurs were giants and although their colouration is speculative, the largest terrestrial vertebrates today, animals such as elephants and rhinos, tend to have subdued, grey colouration.  Whilst scientists cannot be certain what colour these dinosaurs were, a number of model making companies including Mojo have tended to depict these animals with more subtle colour schemes with greys and browns predominating.”

The New for 2020 Mojo Fun Brachiosaurus Deluxe Dinosaur Replica

Mojo Fun Brachiosaurus deluxe.

Photographing the Mojo Fun Brachiosaurus deluxe model in the Everything Dinosaur studio.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Many of the recently introduced models in this range are larger than their predecessors.  For example, the new for 2020 Brachiosaurus is around 4 centimetres longer than the Mojo Fun “large” Brachiosaurus model.  In order to help collectors to distinguish the bigger models, many of these are termed “deluxe”.  As a further assistance, on the Everything Dinosaur website, actual model measurements are provided by clicking the “additional information” link on each product page.

To view the range of Mojo Fun “Prehistoric and Extinct” figures: Mojo Fun Prehistoric Animal Models and Figures.

9 06, 2020

Mojo Fun Baryonyx “Turntable Tuesday”

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Mojo Fun Baryonyx “Turntable Tuesday”

For this week’s Everything Dinosaur YouTube feature “Turntable Tuesday” we take the new for 2020 Mojo Fun Baryonyx dinosaur model for a spin.  The figure we selected to take a turn on our turntable is the Baryonyx figure with the articulated jaw.

The Mojo Fun Baryonyx Dinosaur Model (Articulated Jaw) Goes for Spin for “Turntable Tuesday”

Video Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Mojo Fun Baryonyx Dinosaur Model

The Baryonyx dinosaur model is one of sixteen new dinosaurs introduced by Mojo this year (2020), within their prestigious “Prehistoric and Extinct” model range.  In the Everything Dinosaur video, the model is put through its paces and viewers are given the opportunity to get a 360 degree impression of Baryonyx walkeri.  The video review lasts for just over a minute and a half, it is the thirteenth video made in the Everything Dinosaur “Turntable Tuesday” feature,

The Beautiful Colouration on the New for 2020 Mojo Fun Baryonyx Dinosaur Model

Mojo Fun Baryonyx dinosaur model.

The new for 2020 Mojo Fun Baryonyx dinosaur model with an articulated jaw.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

This hand-painted replica measures around 25 centimetres in length and it is one of five new Mojo theropod figures to have an articulated lower jaw.  The other new figures with articulated jaws are the Tyrannosaurus rex deluxe, the new Allosaurus, the feathered troodontid and the Spinosaurus deluxe.  Dinosaur fans will know that Baryonyx was distantly related to Spinosaurus, although it lived many millions of years before Spinosaurus evolved.

Mojo Baryonyx with an Articulated Jaw

The Mojo Fun Baryonyx model.

Taking its turn on the Everything Dinosaur turntable.  The new for 2020 Mojo Fun Baryonyx with an articulated jaw.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Two Baryonyx Models

There are two Baryonyx dinosaur models in the Mojo Fun model range.  These models replace the “blue” Baryonyx figure that was introduced by the company in 2018.

The Mojo Fun Baryonyx Deluxe Model

Mojo Baryonyx deluxe dinosaur model.

The new for 2020 Mojo Fun Baryonyx deluxe dinosaur model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur commented:

“Our weekly Turntable Tuesday feature on the Everything Dinosaur YouTube channel is our way of showcasing new models to fans and collectors of prehistoric animal models.  So many new Mojo models have been introduced this year, that if we were to produce a video for each one we would still be showing a Mojo Fun video in early November.  Much as we would like to cover them all, we have so many other prehistoric animal models to highlight.  Still, our studio permits us to take photographs as well so, if we don’t make a video we can take plenty of photographs and share these on-line via our various social media platforms such as Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook.”

To visit Everything Dinosaur’s YouTube channel: Visit Everything Dinosaur on YouTube and Subscribe.

Link to Mojo Fun: Mojo Fun Dinosaur and Prehistoric Animal Models.

8 06, 2020

Wild Past Protoceratops Video Review

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Wild Past Protoceratops Dinosaur Model (Video Review)

Our eagerly anticipated video review of the recently introduced Wild Past Protoceratops dinosaur model is now up on Everything Dinosaur’s YouTube channel.  In this short video (it lasts six minutes and fifty seconds), we combine a little bit of the science behind the study of this basal neoceratopsian with a review of the actual replica.  The model represents Protoceratops andrewsi, which was named and described back in 1923 (Granger and Gregory).

Everything Dinosaur’s YouTube Video Review of the Wild Past Protoceratops andrewsi Model

Video credit: Everything Dinosaur

The Wild Past Protoceratops Dinosaur Model

The Wild Past Protoceratops (P. andrewsi) model was introduced earlier this year (2020).  It is the first figure in an exciting range of replicas to be introduced by Wild Past.  In our short video review, we comment on the dinosaur model, provide size and scale information and we discuss pricing.  The production run for the Protoceratops is actually very small, not that much bigger than the number of fossil specimens of Protoceratops collected by the American Museum of Natural History expeditions between 1922 and 1925!  We discuss the production run and its effect on product pricing and provide a link in the video notes to where collectors can purchase this model.

To view the Wild Past range of dinosaur models including the Protoceratops andrewsi replica: Wild Past Prehistoric Animal Models.

Information about the Price of the Wild Past Protoceratops Dinosaur Model

Wild Past Protoceratops dinosaur model pricing (June 2020).

In the video review, Everything Dinosaur discusses the limited production run and how it has impacted on product pricing.  Pricing correct as of June 2020.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

A 1/35th Scale Figure

The video review discusses the two species that are assigned to the Protoceratops genus (P. andrewsi and P. hellenikorhinus).  We explain how a second species was erected and look briefly at the differences between these two species.  In addition, we comment about the 2011 fossil discovery of a nest of Protoceratops andrewsi, complete with the fossilised remains of babies.  Although the American Museum of Natural History field team found dinosaur eggs in association with Protoceratops fossil material in their expeditions of the 1920’s, these eggs were not ceratopsid eggs.

Palaeontologists now know that the eggs the American Museum of Natural History field team found were actually laid by an oviraptorosaur, a clade of very bird-like dinosaurs which will be forever referred to as “egg thief lizards”.

The Wild Past Protoceratops Model is Supplied with a Nest Reflecting Recent Fossil Discoveries

Wild Past Protoceratops dinosaur model.

The Wild Past Protoceratops dinosaur model with nest.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Comparing Triceratops and Protoceratops

Two ceratopsids together.

The Wild Safari Prehistoric World Triceratops model is used to show the size of the Wild Past Protoceratops.  In the Everything Dinosaur YouTube video review, the use of the Wild Safari Prehistoric World Triceratops as a reference for the scale of the Wild Past Protoceratops is commented upon.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

To view the range of Wild Past prehistoric animal models including the Wild Past Protoceratops andrewsiWild Past Prehistoric Animals.

To visit Everything Dinosaur’s YouTube channel: Everything Dinosaur on YouTube.

3 06, 2020

Mojo Fun Brontosaurus Deluxe “Turntable Tuesday”

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The Mojo Fun Brontosaurus Dinosaur Model Goes for a Spin “Turntable Tuesday”

For this week’s “Turntable Tuesday” YouTube video feature, Everything Dinosaur selected one of the new for 2020 Mojo Fun dinosaur models to go for a spin.  It was a difficult choice as Mojo Fun has added a whopping sixteen new dinosaurs to their “Prehistoric Life” range, but in the end it was the Brontosaurus deluxe that was chosen, when compared to the new Mamenchisaurus and Brachiosaurus, you could say that Brontosaurus won by a short neck!

Going for a Spin the Mojo Fun Brontosaurus Deluxe Features on “Turntable Tuesday”

Video Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Everything Dinosaur and “Turntable Tuesday”

The “Turntable Tuesday” video is a weekly feature on the Everything Dinosaur YouTube channel.  A prehistoric animal model is filmed at our bespoke studio on a turntable.  This permits dinosaur fans and model collectors to get a three-hundred and sixty degree view of the replica.  The objective of these short videos, all of which have to last for no more than two minutes or so, is to showcase the figure.  These videos also give Everything Dinosaur the opportunity to comment on the prehistoric animal models and provide further information.

Ready for the Turntable The New for 2020 Mojo Fun Brontosaurus Deluxe Dinosaur Model

Mojo Fun Brontosaurus dinsoaur model in the Everything Dinosaur studio.

The Mojo Fun Brontosaurus deluxe dinosaur model ready for a spin.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Brontosaurus excelsus

The model measures around twenty-two centimetres in length, but in reality the figure is much larger as the neck is turned slightly and the tail is twisted as if this sauropod was about to give an attacking theropod dinosaur a swipe.  The fact sheet that accompanies sales of this figure provides more information on the type species for this genus – Brontosaurus excelsus.  The colour scheme is muted with greys and tans predominating.  There are plenty of details to admire on the skin, especially the texture of the neck and the folds located underneath the sturdy body.  It may not be the most accurate representation of “thunder lizard” made but the model is robust and ideal for imaginative, creative play.

The Brontosaurus is one of three long-necked dinosaur models introduced by Mojo Fun this year, the other two being Mamenchisaurus and a new Brachiosaurus.

The Mojo Fun Brontosaurus Deluxe Dinosaur Model

The Mojo Fun Brontosaurus Deluxe

An attractive dinosaur model the Mojo Fun Brontosaurus deluxe figure.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Find Everything Dinosaur’s YouTube video channel here: Our YouTube Channel (we recommend that you subscribe to Everything Dinosaur on YouTube).

Everything Dinosaur’s Videos Give Viewers the Opportunity to View Dinosaur Models at Some Very Strange Angles

"Bottoms up with Brontosaurus"

The tail-end of the Mojo Fun Brontosaurus dinosaur model.  It’s a case of “bottoms up” for Brontosaurus.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

To see the Mojo Fun Brontosaurus and the rest of the new for 2020 prehistoric animals in this range: Mojo Fun Prehistoric and Extinct.

27 05, 2020

Wild Safari Prehistoric World Ichthyosaurus “Turntable Tuesday”

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Wild Safari Prehistoric World Ichthyosaurus “Turntable Tuesday”

In this week’s “Turntable Tuesday” video, it was the turn of the recently introduced Wild Safari Prehistoric World Ichthyosaurus model to go for a spin.  This figure is one of nine new for 2020 prehistoric animal replicas from Safari Ltd, it was the only marine reptile amongst the company’s new releases, but what a splendid model it is.  In our short video, we provide fans of prehistoric animal models with a three-hundred and sixty degree view of this replica.

“Turntable Tuesday” It’s the Turn of Ichthyosaurus

Video Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Wild Safari Prehistoric World Ichthyosaurus Model

The Wild Safari Prehistoric World Ichthyosaurus sports a colouration that resembles the Killer Whale (Orcinus orca).  Several species of Ichthyosaurus are now recognised, this taxon having been something of a taxonomic waste basket for much of the 19th and 20th centuries.  Ichthyosaurus was much smaller than an extant Killer Whale, with the largest individuals less than 3.5 metres long and some species such as Ichthyosaurus communis, which was the named and scientifically described in 1822, being smaller still, with most specimens from the Dorset coast for example, averaging 2 metres in length.

The Wild Safari Prehistoric World Ichthyosaurus Model

An Ichthyosaurus model

The Ichthyosaurus model (Wild Safari Prehistoric World) ready to take its turn on the Everything Dinosaur turntable.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

A Wonderful and Detailed Marine Reptile Model

The 2020 Ichthyosaurus replaces the 2010 Ichthyosaurus from Safari Ltd.  In the “Turntable Tuesday” video the beautiful detailing around the eyes is highlighted along with the model’s colouration.  A segment of the video is dedicated to showing the underside of the figure.  The cloaca (vent) is highlighted, demonstrating how the sculptors at Safari Ltd have gone to great lengths to ensure an accurate interpretation of a marine reptile.

The Video Shows the Underside and Highlights the Presence of a Cloaca on the Ichthyosaur Model

Showing the underside of the Ichthyosaurus model.

The Wild Safari Prehistoric World Ichthyosaurus model.  The red arrow highlights the location of the cloaca (vent).

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Wild Safari Prehistoric World Ichthyosaurus Replica

Comparing Ichthyosaur Models

Comparing the 2010 Ichthyosaurus model with the 2020 Ichthyosaurus.  The 2010 Ichthyosaurus figure was depicted holding an ammonite in its jaws.  Palaeontologists believe that the principle constituents of the diet of Ichthyosaurus were small fish and squid.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Measuring around nineteen centimetres in length, the new for 2020 Ichthyosaurus replica makes a fine addition to a prehistoric animal model collection.

A Close View of the Head of the Wild Safari Prehistoric World Ichthyosaurus Replica

Marine reptile model (Ichthyosaurus).

A close-up view of the head of the Wild Safari Prehistoric World Ichthyosaurus model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

The “Turntable Tuesday” video showcasing the remarkable Ichthyosaurus model can be found on Everything Dinosaur’s YouTube channel: Everything Dinosaur on YouTube.

We recommend that you subscribe to Everything Dinosaur on YouTube.

To view the Wild Safari Prehistoric World Ichthyosaurus and the rest of the prehistoric animals in this range: Wild Safari Prehistoric World Models and Figures.

19 05, 2020

Turntable Tuesday – Gryposaurus Dinosaur Model

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Wild Safari Prehistoric World Gryposaurus “Turntable Tuesday”

It’s “Turntable Tuesday” and today, it is the turn of the award-winning Wild Safari Prehistoric World Gryposaurus to be put through its paces on the Everything Dinosaur turntable.  This fantastic model of a hadrosaur was introduced in 2013 and it was awarded the accolade of best dinosaur toy of the year by readers of the prestigious “Prehistoric Times” magazine.

The Wild Safari Prehistoric World Gryposaurus Dinosaur Model – “Turntable Tuesday”

Video Credit: Everything Dinosaur

The Wild Safari Prehistoric World Gryposaurus Dinosaur Model

Our short video (it lasts under two minutes), shows the beautiful, blue-eyed Gryposaurus figure.  We also use this opportunity to compare it to the recently introduced Edmontosaurus model, also from Safari Ltd.  Within the large Hadrosauridae family, both Edmontosaurus and Gryposaurus are members of the Saurolophinae sub-family, sometimes referred to as the Hadrosaurinae, although these duck-billed dinosaurs were not that closely related.  Both genera are associated with the North American landmass Laramidia, in general terms, Edmontosaurus specimens tend to be associated with younger strata.  For example, Edmontosaurus annectens is confined to the late Maastrichtian, whilst the species within the Gryposaurus genus are associated with older Campanian-aged deposits.

The Wild Safari Prehistoric World Gryposaurus Compared to the Edmontosaurus Figure

Gryposaurus compared to Edmontosaurus.

The Wild Safari Prehistoric World Gryposaurus compared to the 2020 Edmontosaurus from the same model range.  The Gryposaurus (left), compared to the recently introduced Wild Safari Prehistoric World Edmontosaurus (right).

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

For an article about the Gryposaurus winning the best new dinosaur toy of 2013: Gryposaurus Model Wins Top Award.

“Hook-nosed Lizard”

Named as a result of its prominent nasal arch, that gives Gryposaurus its distinctive bulbous-looking snout, this dinosaur compares very well to the 2020 Edmontosaurus.  Although no scaling for these figures is given, the two models are roughly comparable in scale, Gryposaurus being regarded as smaller than both E. regalis and E. annectens.  When these two figures are together on our turntable we refer to them as “a dazzling duo of duck-bills”.

A Close View of “Hook-nosed Lizard” – Gryposaurus

The Wild Safari Prehistoric World Gryposaurus dinosaur model.

“Turntable Tuesday” Gryposaurus on display.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Everything Dinosaur on YouTube

The short video highlighting the Gryposaurus figure can be found on Everything Dinosaur’s YouTube channel.  We plan to post up one new video a week, plus more in-depth reviews of prehistoric animal models and replicas.

To view these videos check out our YouTube channel: Everything Dinosaur on YouTube.

Sales of the Wild Safari Prehistoric World Gryposaurus model at Everything Dinosaur are accompanied with a fact sheet, researched and written by team members that provides further information on this herbivorous dinosaur.

To purchase the Gryposaurus figure (as well as the new for 2020 Wild Safari Prehistoric World Edmontosaurus), click this link: Wild Safari Prehistoric World Models and Figures.

15 05, 2020

Customers Praise Everything Dinosaur

By | May 15th, 2020|Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur News and Updates, Everything Dinosaur Products, Main Page, Photos of Everything Dinosaur Products, Press Releases, Product Reviews|0 Comments

Customers Praise Everything Dinosaur

These are certainly challenging times for us all.  Much of the world continues to be in lockdown due to the coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19).  We hope that everyone is keeping well and staying safe.  Our thoughts are with all those families that have been affected by this pandemic.  We would like to convey our thoughts and sympathies to all those who have been affected.

At Everything Dinosaur, we continue to do all we can to try to keep a sense of normality for our customers.  Team members have provided support and assistance as they know how important birthdays can be so they have been working extra hard to ensure parcels are despatched promptly.

We do appreciate all the kind comments and feedback that we receive.  Feefo, the independent rating company have published thousands of customer reviews about us.  We also received comments and reviews from customers on our own website.

Here are some recent examples:

Tommy wrote into Everything Dinosaur stating:

“I received my order today and can I please just say you run a fantastic website and the new dinosaurs (including the fantastic fact sheets) have made my son’s and wife’s day.  Have a fantastic day and keep up the outstanding work.”

Pam commented:

“I just wanted to say thank you for such a prompt delivery.  We are so glad we found your website.”

Dawn emailed to thank us for our speedy delivery, she wrote:

“I would like to thank you for my order.  My son was delighted with the purchase to add to his ever growing dinosaur collection.  Fast delivery; day after ordering, exceptional customer service, amazing quality dinosaur & a nice touch; the fact sheet.  We will definitely purchase again in the future.  Thank you.”

Model collector Ed reviewed the CollectA Torosaurus model that he had recently purchased from us:

“Nice to have a model of a not very well known dinosaur.  Torosaurus was in walking with dinosaurs and they made a figure as well.  A smallish model but it really shows its large head in comparison to the rest of its body.  Nice colouring to.  Good service from Everything Dinosaur.”

The CollectA Torosaurus Model is Praised Along with Everything Dinosaur

CollectA Torosaurus Prehistoric Life dinosaur model.

The CollectA Prehistoric Life Torosaurus dinosaur model.  A favourite model of Ed and lots of other dinosaur model collectors too.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Our thanks to everyone who takes the time and trouble to provide us with feedback.  We really, really appreciate your views and support.

Stay well, keep safe.

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