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10 04, 2021

W-Dragon Giraffatitan is Massive!

By | April 10th, 2021|Adobe CS5, Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur Products, Main Page, Photos, Photos of Everything Dinosaur Products, Product Reviews|0 Comments

The W-Dragon Giraffatitan is certainly a very impressive figure. Team members at Everything Dinosaur have received a number of enquiries regarding this replica over the last few days and one of the most common questions we get asked is just how big is the Giraffatitan model?

W-Dragon Giraffatitan Dinosaur Model
The enormous W-Dragon Giraffatitan dinosaur model. The figure stands a fraction under 44 cm tall.

Always Trying to Help our Customers

We try our best to help our customers and we have responded to all the enquiries that needed a reply. We can confirm that this 1:35 scale dinosaur model measures approximately 38 cm in length and that the superbly detailed head is around 43.5 cm in the air.

Comparing the W-Dragon Giraffatitan to the Papo standing T. rex dinosaur model.
Comparing the W-Dragon Giraffatitan to the Papo standing T. rex dinosaur model. Although the Papo T. rex is a substantial figure in its own right it looks small compared to the enormous W-Dragon Giraffatitan replica.

Providing model measurements is sometimes not enough. In order to demonstrate the size of the W-Dragon Giraffatitan we placed it behind a Papo standing T. rex. The Papo T. rex figure is quite a sizeable figure, but it is dwarfed when compared to the enormous Giraffatitan model.

W-Dragon Giraffatitan Compared to a Papo standing T. rex dinosaur model
W-Dragon Giraffatitan compared to a Papo standing T. rex dinosaur model. Given the size difference between the largest tyrannosaurs and the largest brachiosaurs, these two figures work quite well together in terms of scale.

Comparing Dinosaur Models

When the size of the largest tyrannosaurs is related to the biggest members of the Brachiosauridae family, the Papo T. rex and the W-Dragon Giraffatitan compare quite well to each other in terms of scale.

Whilst the likes of Giraffatitan (the Brachiosauridae too), had been extinct for millions of years before the super-sized tyrannosaurs evolved, the two models photographed together does give the viewer an insight into the “scale” of the problem the large theropod dinosaurs that co-existed with brachiosaurs had to face if they wanted to bring down one of these leviathans.

A W-Dragon Giraffatitan model towers over a Papo standing T. rex figure.
The W-Dragon Giraffatitan towers over the Papo standing T. rex dinosaur model.

Whilst the lighting in the packing room that we used to set up the shots may not be that great, we were able to send out these images to customers who had asked for more information about the size of the W-Dragon Giraffatitan.

We even include a Giraffatitan fact sheet with says of this colossal figure too.

To view the models and figures available in the W-Dragon range: W-Dragon Prehistoric Animal Models and Figures.

14 03, 2021

William Reviews the Eofauna Triceratops Models

By | March 14th, 2021|Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur Products, Main Page, Product Reviews|0 Comments

Our thanks to dinosaur fan and model collector William who sent into Everything Dinosaur a review of the latest Eofauna models, the Triceratops dinosaur models “Cryptic” and “Dominant”.

Eofauna Scientific Research Triceratops dinosaur models.
The Eofauna Scientific Research 1:35 scale Triceratops models do battle (Cryptic and Dominant).

William’s Review

Eofauna’s first two releases of 2021 are of the spectacular Triceratops “Yoshi’s Trike” after it’s discoverer Yoshi Katsura. Unearthed in 2010 now housed within the Museum of the Rockies.

Yoshi’s Trike” (MOR 3027), is a very large Triceratops specimen with nearly four foot long horn cores. Yoshi belongs  to yet an undescribed  Triceratops species “Ugrosaurus olsoni “, older than either Triceratops horridus or Triceratops prorsus but sharing intermediate characteristics of both*.

In life “Yoshi” was 3 metres at the hip and weighed 9.5 tonnes. It’s these little touches that makes Eofauna so beloved of collectors of accurate figures.

Dominant (Brown) and the Variant Cryptic (Blue)

Both come in polybags with horn protectors with Eofauna stats cards with the same beautiful artwork.

Length: 9.1/4 inches.

Height: 3.1/2 inches.

Scale: 1/35.

Both figures stand rock solid, no toppling issues etc.

A superb, compact modern body recreation of an active true life Triceratops. Both figures are sculpted with open mouths with exact detailing such as teeth and the openings to the nasal passages and the tongues are correctly held within the mouth. With the classical ceratopsian beaks.

Both “Yoshi’s” are posed in a sparring stance as though a younger bull is testing the herd’s old bull for any weaknesses. Never will you see such a pair of Trikes adorned with such an impressive a set of horns perfectly sculpted and in life a true terror for all the local tyrannosaurs and to tangle with 4 metres of keratin covered doom would be for the fool hardy or a veteran rex.

The nasal horns are as equally good on the money a shorter back profile with a longer forward facing straight profile. Nostrils are spot on with a double ridge of skin and now on towards the body’s dermal areas.

From the nostrils a ripple of skin processes radiating outwards in a more scaled mosaic pattern from the lower jaw to the tails end and sturdy powerful legs with fully detailed toes with correct toe numbers on each.

A triple fold of skin highlights a beautifully intelligent eye no old time slow moving rhino analogue here.

A more expertly detailed entire body you shall run your hand over from folds of skin on the entire body to variation of the scaling every detail pinpointed on these two figures.

The neck frill has the same texturing of scales with the leading edge enforced with keratin frill bosses.

Looking at the Colour Variations

DOMINANT:

Nasal horn and upper/ lower tips are of a rich dark chocolate.

Main horns, eye folds and side panels of the mouth are of a dark caramel cream with horn tips black.

Neck frill and horn bosses are the same chocolate as the beak.

The inside of the mouth is a rich dark pink with a dark wash and white teeth top/bottom.

Carefully placed is the dark orange pattern  placed at the leading edges of the neck frill.

A dark orange eye with a black pupil.

From lower throat downwards of the backs of front limbs and insides of the hind legs and under belly to the lower part of the tail all painted in dark brown broken up at the front with a rich dark ginger.

This same rich ginger covers the majority of upper torso and tail – excellent choice.

All toenails painted in a natural horn colour.

Eofauna Scientific Research dinosaur model "Dominant" Triceratops.
The Eofauna Scientific Research Triceratops dinosaur model – “Dominant”.

CRYPTIC:

Nasal horn and upper/lower tips are of a  rich grey.

Main upper head and eye folds and side are of a dark chocolate with a dark yellow nasal panel with a wash over it.

Horns are of a dark grey fading into a caramel beige at the tips.

The neck frill’s base colour is a dark ginger with turquoise blue admixed through out, the frill bosses are dark brown.

The inside of the mouth is a rich dark pink with a dark wash and white teeth top/bottom.

The lower part of the jaw and throat and underbelly and tail are of a beige-cream with some dark chocolate stripes below the eyes and upper part of the lower jaw again a dark wash has been applied.

A vibrant orange eye with a black pupil.

From the shoulders to the middle of the back and then continuing onwards to the very tip of the tail a very rich brown covers this entire dermal area.

The flanks of the side are of a light ginger/tan.

All four legs are of a pale blue with a greyish dark wash applied, very eye catching this is more of an alpha male in all aspects.

All toenails painted in a natural dark horn colour.

Eofauna Triceratops (Cryptic).
The Eofauna Tricertops sp. model (Cryptic).

At this moment I wish to thank Sue and Mike and their entire team at Everything Dinosaur HQ.

We your customers/friends wish to thank you all for being the company we all respect.

Thank you for being our friends and thank you for being EVERYTHING DINOSAUR.

Team members at Everything Dinosaur thanked William for sending in his review. One point to make about the temporal range of this, as yet to be described Triceratops species,* – the fossils associated with this transitional form have been found in strata older than T. prorsus but younger than Triceratops horridus.

Thank you to William for sending into Everything Dinosaur this review.

William added:

“All Eofauna’s figures are available here from our good friends at EVERYTHING DINOSAUR.”

The Eofauna Scientific Research figures including the Triceratops models can be found here: Eofauna Scientific Research Models and Figures.

9 03, 2021

PNSO Domingo the Carnotaurus Dinosaur Model

By | March 9th, 2021|Adobe CS5, Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur Products, Main Page, Photos of Everything Dinosaur Products, Press Releases, Product Reviews|0 Comments

The PNSO Domingo the Carnotaurus dinosaur model has already attracted rave reviews from collectors and fans of dinosaur models. This 5-star rated figure has been described as “a beautiful model, at this moment the most accurate depiction of Carnotaurus” and “an amazing model, both colour and sculpt are stunning” by reviewers on Everything Dinosaur’s website.

The PNSO Domingo the Carnotaurus model (lateral view)
The PNSO Carnotaurus model stands perfectly stable without the use of the transparent stand which is supplied with the figure. However, Everything Dinosaur recommends that the support stand is used when the model is put on display.

Carnotaurus sastrei

This replica of a Late Cretaceous South American abelisaurid has certainly turned heads. The model is exquisitely detailed and so well made that the figure stands perfectly on a flat, level service without the aid of the transparent support stand that is supplied with this dinosaur model.

Domingo the Carnotaurus dinosaur model (PNSO)
A lateral view of the PNSO Domingo the Carnotaurus. This new for 2021 dinosaur model has been highly praised by fans of dinosaurs.

An Articulated Lower Jaw

Like a lot of the new theropod figures from PNSO, Domingo the Carnotaurus has an articulated lower jaw. The model designers have been careful to depict those famous horns over the eyes (from which this dinosaur’s name is derived, due to their superficial similarity to the horns of a bull). The colouration chosen shows evidence of countershading and the use of black stripes gives this figure real presence. Although the jaw of Carnotaurus is relatively small and delicate, the designers have taken heed of the fossil evidence and equipped their model with a narrow jaw, located in a disproportionately deep skull.

The head of the PNSO Carnotaurus dinosaur model
A close view of the head of the PNSO Carnotaurus model showing the delicate lower jaw, the deep skull and those famous horns over the orbits.

A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur commented:

“Fans of dinosaur models and figure collectors have really been looking forward to the arrival of the PNSO Domingo the Carnotaurus replica. It had a lot of hyperbole to live up with some collectors stating that PNSO was the most improved model manufacturer on the market. With the first reviews for this new for 2021 figure posted up on our website, it seems that collectors have not been disappointed.”

The PNSO Domingo the Carnotaurus dinosaur model
The PNSO Domingo the Carnotaurus dinosaur model has an articulated lower jaw.

A Range of New PNSO Dinosaurs

Domingo the Carnotaurus is one of a range of new dinosaur figures which also includes a replica of the theropod from China called Qianzhousaurus.

PNSO Dinosaur Models Qianzhousaurus and Carnotaurus
The PNSO A-Shu the Qianzhousaurus dinosaur model faces off against the PNSO Domingo the Carnotaurus. These two models both have articulated lower jaws and are part of a range of new model introductions from PNSO.

To view the PNSO Domingo the Carnotaurus model and the rest of the prehistoric animals in the PNSO range: PNSO Age of Dinosaurs.

24 02, 2021

Selecting a Rebor T. rex for a Customer

By | February 24th, 2021|Adobe CS5, Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur News and Updates, Everything Dinosaur Products, Main Page, Photos of Everything Dinosaur Products, Press Releases, Product Reviews|0 Comments

Recently we were contacted by a collector in Russia who wanted to add to his Rebor figure collection by acquiring a Rebor GrabNGo T. rex dinosaur model.

The Rebor GrabNGo range was launched in 2019 with the introduction of the amazing Komodo dragon replica, a stunning half metre long model of the largest living lizard in the world. Our Russian customer wanted one of the Tyrannosaurus rex figures that were introduced into this range last year, specifically the Rebor GrabNGo T. rex dinosaur model – type A.

Rebor Komodo dragon 1:6 scale replica.
Rebor GrabNGo Komodo dragon model. The first figure in the GrabNGo range to be introduced by Rebor (2019).
The Rebor GrabNGo T. rex (Type A)
The Rebor GrabNGo T. rex Type A dinosaur model. Two colour versions of this model were introduced, both are likely to be retired and replaced with new versions in the near future.

Choosing the Model

Our customer asked whether we could help him by taking photographs of the model before he made his purchase on-line. Our dedicated team members were happy to do this. We would pick out a Tyrannosaurus rex model for him, photograph it and set it aside on our reserve shelf in our warehouse. The customer could then place his order and we would than marry up his order with the model reserved for him and send it out.

The stunning Rebor GrabNGo T. rex dinosaur model
Lateral view of the Rebor GrabNGo T. rex dinosaur model (Type A). The customer in Russia wanted a replica with a finely detailed head and tight seams so we took photographs of a model we had especially selected for him so that he could approve the figure prior to placing an order.

The customer wanted a Rebor GrabNGo T. rex replica (type A), but one with lots of detail on the head and tight seams between the head and the rest of the body. We carefully chose a model from our extensive inventory, photographed it and emailed the images for the customer’s approval.

A close view of the head of the Rebor GrabNGo T. rex model (Type A)
Close view of the head of the Rebor GrabNGo T. rex model (Type A)
The Rebor GrabNGo T. rex Dinosaur Model (Type A)
The Rebor GrabNGo T. rex dinosaur model (Type A).

Customer Approved

Team members sent plenty of photographs so that the client could get a good look at the figures and select the one they liked the best. We used our studio to take lots of detailed pictures of the head and the front of the body to assist our customer in their selection.

Rebor GrabNGo T. rex Type A (ventral view)
Showing the underside of the Rebor GrabNGo T. rex (Type A) the seam on the head. We took pictures of the underside of the model and sent these to the customer to assist them with their selection process.
The head of the Rebor GrabNGo T. rex model (Type A)
A view of the details on the head of the Rebor GrabNGo Tyrannosaurus rex dinosaur model.

The customer selected the Rebor GrabNGo T. rex model they wanted and emailed to say:

“It [the Rebor GrabNGo T. rex model] suits me and I am ready to place an order. Thank you for your patience and understanding. Thank you very much. I am very grateful to you for your help and as promised I will leave all the stars and positive feedback.”

We were happy to help out.

To view the Rebor GrabNGo T. rex models (Type A and Type B) plus the rest of the Rebor replicas and figures in stock at Everything Dinosaur: Rebor Dinosaur and Prehistoric Animal Models.

23 02, 2021

W-Dragon Spinosaurus Dinosaur Model

By | February 23rd, 2021|Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur News and Updates, Everything Dinosaur Products, Main Page, Photos of Everything Dinosaur Products, Press Releases, Product Reviews|0 Comments

W-Dragon Spinosaurus Dinosaur Model

Everything Dinosaur have commissioned a limited production run of the fantastic W-Dragon Spinosaurus dinosaur model.  This brilliant 1:35 scale Jurassic Park III replica comes complete with a display base.  It’s a very rare figure and it has just arrived in stock!  For dinosaur model collectors and fans of the W-Dragon range here is your chance to grab a piece of dinosaur model making history.

In Stock at Everything Dinosaur the W-Dragon Spinosaurus 1:35 Scale Dinosaur Model

W-Dragon Spinosaurus dinosaur model (1:35 scale).

The W-Dragon Spinosaurus dinosaur model (1:35 scale).  The PVC/resin figure is supplied with its own detailed display base.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

A Spectacular Figure

Measuring around 43 centimetres in length and with that beautifully painted sail some 22 centimetres off the ground, this is a spectacular dinosaur figure.  The model is surprisingly heavy.  It is made from a combination of PVC and resin, the resin component is concentrated in the legs and the centre of the body providing stability and ensuring that the legs on this stunning theropod do not warp over time.  The figure is so stable that it can balance without the need for its display base.

The W-Dragon Spinosaurus Model Stands Without the Need for a Display Base

The W-Dragon Spinosaurus model stands unaided (without the display base).

The combination of PVC and resin permits this dinosaur model to be extremely stable.  The W-Dragon Spinosaurus can stand without the need to place it on its display base.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Fantastic Details

The figure has been skilfully crafted.  Individual scales can be seen and the skin texture with its folds and creases is exceptional.   The colour scheme is superb and we appreciate the attention to detail such as the clear indication of an ear opening and the carefully painted green eyes.  Even the different sized teeth and their position in the jaw have been carefully replicated to provide an accurate representation of the dentition associated with the upper and lower jaws as found in the fossil record.

A Close-up View of the Beautifully Detailed Head of the W-Dragon Spinosaurus

W-Dragon Spinosaurus - a close view of the head.

A close-up view of the head of the W-Dragon Spinosaurus model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

This is a most impressive Spinosaurus model.  Only a limited number have been made.  Everything Dinosaur commissioned a special production run of this highly collectable figure and with W-Dragon now focusing on their contract with Universal Studios it is unlikely that more Spinosaurus figures will be made for some considerable time.

A Most Impressive Addition to Any Dinosaur Model Collection

W-Dragon Spinosaurus dinosaur model.

The W-Dragon Spinosaurus dinosaur model on its display base.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

To view the W-Dragon Spinosaurus and the rest of the range of dinosaur models available from Everything Dinosaur: W-Dragon Dinosaur and Prehistoric Animal Models.

15 02, 2021

ITOY Studio Dilophosaurus Reviewed

By | February 15th, 2021|Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur Products, Main Page, Photos of Everything Dinosaur Products, Product Reviews|0 Comments

Our thanks to “Jurassic James” for sending into Everything Dinosaur his review of the ITOY Studio Dilophosaurus dinosaur model.

Late Jurassic Predator Dilophosaurus
The ITOY Studio Dilophosaurus.

James placed his review on the Everything Dinosaur website here is his dinosaur model review.

“This is one model I was torn with whether to buy or not. It was a split decision between this or the Rebor versions. I am so glad I opted for this version I’m sure the Rebor is great too but I just think this model has better detail for the scale it is in. That having been said I haven’t got the Rebor figure so maybe their models are just as good.”

He went onto add:

“I personally like models that are similar to “Jurassic Park/Jurassic World”. This model to me is based on the colouring we see on the dinosaur from the original “Jurassic Park” movie but with some differences. For instance, the deep red head frills, so maybe it is a different variant, a male or a mature female as the one in the film was supposed to be a juvenile. I also have the green T. rex by ITOY Studio and found mine to be better than the promotional images colour wise having more yellow shades as it looked bright green on the promotional images but I find this gave more character and detail.”

The ITOY Studio Dilophosaurus.
ITOY Studio Dilophosaurus dinosaur model.

A Highly Detailed Display Base

Commenting on the base, James went onto say:

“The base that comes with this figure is of the highest quality something else that attracted me to it. The only slight issue I have with mine is there are two small metal rods that line up with the dinos feet and mine will only line up with one at a time. This in no way effects the balance of the dinosaur and it also balances perfectly without the base. I do think the pose works well with the base though as it looks as if the animal is looking out for danger before taking a drink.

Thank you once again to Everything Dinosaur for a swift and excellent service.”

How to Position the Dilophosaurus on its Base

We noted the comment about placing this model onto its display base, so a team member from Everything Dinosaur explained how to position the ITOY Studio Dilophosaurus on its base. Check the holes in the base of the feet are clear of any obstruction, then place the front foot in position first. When this foot is in position, carefully wiggle the rear of the model and gently ease the back foot into place on the second metal rod.

A note to model collectors, the rods are supposed to be bent, these add extra security helping to stabilise the figure.

To view the ITOY Studio range in stock at Everything Dinosaur including the ITOY Studio Dilophosaurus: ITOY Studio Prehistoric Animal Models.

8 02, 2021

Beasts of the Mesozoic Zuniceratops Dinosaur Model

By | February 8th, 2021|Adobe CS5, Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur Products, Main Page, Photos of Everything Dinosaur Products, Product Reviews|0 Comments

Beasts of the Mesozoic Zuniceratops Dinosaur Model

One of the first wave of horned dinosaur figures to be introduced under the Beasts of the Mesozoic banner, Zuniceratops is one of those dinosaur models that since its introduction it has helped inform and educate model collectors about the huge diversity now associated with the Ceratopsia.  Models of this Late Cretaceous horned dinosaur are few and far between and the inclusion of this figure, a replica of a member of the Ceratopsidae which was about the size of a cow, helped broaden the understanding of dinosaur fans and model collectors.  Zuniceratops represents a “transitional form”, a dinosaur with a combination of primitive traits and more derived characteristics.  Roaming around the southern United States approximately 90 million years ago (Turonian faunal stage), it is one of just a handful of dinosaurs known to science from this time, some twenty-four million years prior to the evolution of more famous horned dinosaurs such as Triceratops.

The Beasts of the Mesozoic Zuniceratops (Z. christopheri) Dinosaur Model

The beautiful markings on the Beasts of the Mesozoic Zuniceratops model.

Beasts of the Mesozoic Zuniceratops (lateral view).  Showing the colourful markings on this articulated dinosaur model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Zuni Horned Face

Measuring a fraction under 22 cm in length, this is one of the smallest of the horned dinosaurs in the Beasts of the Mesozoic series.  In order for it to be given the standard scale for this range (1/18th scale), a small replica was required as this dinosaur measured around three metres long and weighed approximately 200 kilograms, making it considerably smaller and lighter than its much more famous horned dinosaur distant relatives such as Styracosaurus, Triceratops and Pachyrhinosaurus.  The figure might measure just under 22 cm long but it does have 19 points of articulation crammed into its small but sturdy frame.

A Close-up View of the Horns Possessed by Zuniceratops

Beasts of the Mesozoic Zuniceratops christopheri dinosaur model.

The Beasts of the Mesozoic Zuniceratops christopheri dinosaur model.  Despite its formidable appearance, Zuniceratops was actually quite small for a member of the North American ceratopsids.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

A Fantastic Paint Scheme

The colours chosen for this articulated dinosaur model are certainly bold and striking.  The body shows signs of counter shading which then give way to contrasting orange flashes which blend with the deep blue to be found at the top of the front legs, around the eyes and framing the long neck shield.   The two brow horns are beautifully painted.  These horns may have played a role in visual communication or as defensive weapons to deter the advances of theropod predators.  Ironically, as far as Everything Dinosaur team members know, there have been no large carnivorous dinosaurs from the Moreno Hill Formation of New Mexico formally described.  Fossils of Zuniceratops are associated with this geological formation and nowhere else.

The Beautiful and Very Colourful Head of the Zuniceratops Model

Beasts of the Mesozoic Zuniceratops (anterior view).

The beautiful, detailed head of the Beasts of the Mesozoic Zuniceratops articulated dinosaur model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur commented:

“Because it represents one of the smaller Late Cretaceous ceratopsians from North America, this Beasts of the Mesozoic figure is a little smaller than the rest of the first wave of these dinosaur models.  We have subsequently priced it a little cheaper so it has become the ideal entry point for model collectors who wish to familiarise themselves with this exciting dinosaur model series.”

To view the Beasts of the Mesozoic ceratopsians and the rest of the models in this series: Beast of the Mesozoic Models.

28 01, 2021

Prehistoric Sharks Resurface

By | January 28th, 2021|Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur News and Updates, Everything Dinosaur Products, Main Page, Photos of Everything Dinosaur Products, Product Reviews|0 Comments

Safari Ltd Prehistoric Sharks Toob Back in Stock

Originally launched in 2011 but then retired in 2017, Everything Dinosaur is delighted to announce that team members have been able to secure a limited stock of the rare Safari Ltd prehistoric sharks toob.  This exciting set of ten prehistoric shark figures is now back in stock at the UK-based specialist prehistoric animal model and dinosaur replica company.

The Safari Ltd Prehistoric Sharks Toob is Back in Stock at Everything Dinosaur

The Safari Ltd prehistoric sharks toob.

The Safari Ltd prehistoric sharks toob.  A set of ten different prehistoric shark models demonstrating the diversity of the shark family through deep time.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

The Ultimate Marine Predator

Sharks have been around for more than 400 million years.  Sharks are part of the Chondrichthyes, the fish with cartilaginous skeletons.  There is some evidence to indicate that the first sharks evolved in the Late Ordovician geological period around 450 million years ago, but many palaeontologists consider that this subclass of the Chondrichthyes (the Elasmobranchii), first appeared in marine environments during the Silurian.

The Safari Ltd prehistoric sharks toob celebrates the diversity of these highly successful marine vertebrates.  Each of the ten different models represents an important shark genus from the fossil record ranging from the Late Devonian to the very end of the Mesozoic and possibly into the early Cenozoic too.

The Ten Different Shark Models in the Safari Ltd Prehistoric Sharks Model Toob

The shark models in the Safari Ltd prehistoric sharks toob.

Ten prehistoric sharks models in the Safari Ltd prehistoric sharks toob.  Can you identify them all?

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur commented:

“When first introduced ten years ago the Safari Ltd prehistoric sharks toob proved very popular with model makers re-creating ancient marine environments.  These shark replicas were very useful when creating prehistoric underwater scenes.  If the scene featured a Dunkleosteus for example, then one of the Safari Ltd prehistoric sharks figures could be added to help give the diorama more authenticity.  If the underwater scene focused on a pliosaur or perhaps a mosasaur, then other figures from this set representing sharks which were contemporaneous could be added.”

To view the Safari Ltd prehistoric sharks toob and the other figures available from Everything Dinosaur in this model range: Safari Ltd and Wild Safari Prehistoric World Models.

3 01, 2021

ITOY Studio Resurrection Dilophosaurus

By | January 3rd, 2021|Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur Products, Main Page, Photos of Everything Dinosaur Products, Press Releases, Product Reviews|0 Comments

ITOY Studio Resurrection Dilophosaurus

The ITOY Studio Resurrection Dilophosaurus dinosaur model has certainly caused a stir with prehistoric animal fans and dinosaur model collectors since its arrival at Everything Dinosaur.  This beautiful replica, depicting what is now believed to have been one of the largest terrestrial carnivores on the planet during the Early Jurassic.  It ticks all the boxes when it comes to dinosaur replicas, with its innovative colouration, stability and stunning detail.

The ITOY Studio Dilophosaurus Dinosaur Model

ITOY Studio Dilophosaurus dinosaur model.

The ITOY Studio Dilophosaurus dinosaur model.  This dinosaur figure comes with its own beautifully detailed display base, complete with plants, logs and water.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Revising Dilophosaurus

A recent revision of Dilophosaurus fossil material (D. wetherilli) revealed that the lower jaw (dentary), was more robust than previously realised and it has been suggested that this dinosaur was a much more formidable predator, a terror of the contemporary Sarahsaurus, a member of the Sauropodomorpha.  The large crests on the ITOY figure reflect the latest thinking in terms of the crest size and the design team have given their figure crimson head crests, possibly a nod towards the idea that these crests were primarily used for display.  The inside of the mouth is particularly well painted.  The Dilophosaurus has an articulated jaw, so the figure can be posed with mouth closed, mouth open or indeed somewhere in between.

Here’s Looking At You!  A Very Formidable Dilophosaurus Model

Staring at you! The ITOY Studio Dilophosaurus dinosaur model.

Here’s looking at you!  A stare from the ITOY Studio Dilophosaurus dinosaur model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Model Measurements

The Model measures a fraction over twenty centimetres in length.  The head is some seven and a half centimetres off the ground.  Naturally, when placed on its display base the figure appears a little taller.  Team members at Everything Dinosaur have enjoyed taking photographs and videos of this replica.  There are plans to make a more detailed video in the future showcasing this model and revealing just how securely this dinosaur stands on its base.

The Fantastic Colours and Detail on the ITOY Studio Dilophosaurus Dinosaur Model

Late Jurassic Predator Dilophosaurus

ITOY Studio Dilophosaurus.  Has it gone camera shy?

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

The Product Packaging

We have been asked to show the product packaging.  Many collectors prefer never to take their purchase out of its box.  We are only to happy too oblige and to include a picture of the front of the box with its striking artwork (below).

Standing Proud in Front of the Product Packaging

ITOY Studio Dilophosaurus and the product packaging.

The gorgeous ITOY Studio box art with the Dilophosaurus figure in front of the packaging.  Standing proud in front of its packaging.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

To view the ITOY Studio Dilophosaurus dinosaur model and the rest of the prehistoric animals in the ITOY range: ITOY Studio Models.

31 12, 2020

ITOY Studio Paraceratherium Product Testing

By | December 31st, 2020|Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur News and Updates, Everything Dinosaur Products, Everything Dinosaur videos, Main Page, Photos of Everything Dinosaur Products, Product Reviews|0 Comments

ITOY Studio Paraceratherium Product Testing

Everything Dinosaur promised the company’s Facebook, Twitter and other social media fans/followers an update on the amazing ITOY Studio Paraceratherium figure before the end of the year (2020).  True to our word, we have posted up a short video on the Everything Dinosaur YouTube channel.  In the video, the narrator explains about product testing for these prehistoric animal replicas and if all goes to plan, the Paraceratherium models will be in stock at Everything Dinosaur early in 2021.

ITOY Studio Paraceratherium Product Testing

Video Credit: Everything Dinosaur

A Quick YouTube Paraceratherium Preview

Before Everything Dinosaur can bring the ITOY Studio Paraceratherium models into stock, the figures have to pass product safety tests, but this doesn’t stop us giving you a quick preview of the Paraceratherium.  In the video we showcase both variants:

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

The Paraceratherium Model with Display Base (Deluxe)

The Deluxe ITOY Studio Paraceratherium replica (with display base).

The ITOY Paraceratherium model (Deluxe) is supplied with a polystone display base.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

What a fantastic model it is!  The detail on the figure is simple amazing!  It is incredibly life-life with beautiful skin folds and creases.  It is big too, the model measures over 40 cm long and the display base is a generous 32 cm in length and over 14 cm wide.

Works with 1:20 Scale Replicas

Although no scale is declared for this figure, based on an adult Paraceratherium being around 8 metres in length with a height at the withers (just behind the shoulders), of 4.5 metres, Everything Dinosaur team members estimate that this replica is in approximately 1:20 scale.  So, it will work well with lots of other prehistoric mammal models, which are in the same or similar scale such as Mastodons, Mammoths, Sabre-toothed cats and Hyaenodonts.

Once Product Testing Has Been Completed Everything Dinosaur Intends to Bring this Figure into Stock

The ITOY Studio Paraceratherium.

A view of the eagerly anticipated ITOY Studio Paraceratherium model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Product Testing

As the authorised European importers of the ITOY Studio range, Everything Dinosaur has commissioned product safety tests with the highly respected Eurofins (independent testing company).  Once these tests have been completed and the ITOY Studio figures certified, Everything Dinosaur intends to bring these spectacular models into stock.

A spokesperson for Everything Dinosaur stated that they hoped that the test results would be available in a few days, once certified, the Paraceratherium figures would be available early in 2021.

To view the current range of ITOY Studio figures available from Everything Dinosaur: ITOY Studio Prehistoric Animals.

To visit the YouTube channel of Everything Dinosaur: Subscribe to Everything Dinosaur on YouTube.

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