Stegosaurus Biber & Rook (PNSO)

The Jurassic period is often called the time of the titans for good reasons; this is the time when dinosaurs really took off and grew to enormous sizes. This is also the time when some of the most famous dinosaurs roamed the planet. In a land dominated by icons, ones stood out from the crowd: …

Xiphactinus (Deluxe Prehistoric Models by CollectA)

For collectors of prehistoric fishes 2021 has been a banner year, it saw the release of several toy fishes and two of them weren’t an O. megalodon or Dunkleosteus. Astonishing! Of course, we got those too. Papo tackled the meg. and PNSO released their own Dunkleosteus. But the real headliners were the Helicoprion by PNSO …

Dilophosaurus (Deluxe by CollectA)

Thanks to its appearance in Jurassic Park, Dilophosaurus is, in the words of one paleontologist, “pretty much the best, worst-known dinosaur.” Even if you’re well aware that it wasn’t small and didn’t spit venom and didn’t have a frill around its neck, you probably grew up reading about how fragile its twin crests were and …

Z-Cardz Prehistoric Set 1 (California Creations)

Review and photos by Fembrogon, edited by Suspsy Welcome to the third entry of the Z-Cardz review series! Z-Cardz were a constructible card game line by California Creations, which predated the more prolific game lines by companies like WizKids, who officially coined the term for this style of toy. Z-Cardz included a variety of different themed …

Fukuisaurus (ANIA by Takara Tomy)

Today I venture into uncharted waters and review a figure by a company I’ve never covered, or bought products by, before. Although I’ve long been aware of Takara Tomy, they’re a Japanese company, making their offerings somewhat difficult to get in the U.S. Also, since their prehistoric figures mostly cover well known genera, or represent …

Triceratops (Dinoland by Sinclair)

Review and photos by Fembrogon, edited by Suspsy I wasn’t too aware of the history of dinosaur toys and collecting until recently, when I came into the acquisition of a few older figurines from my grandparents’ collection. Although I had played with these toys many times over the years, I hadn’t really given any thought to …

Giganotosaurus (Papo)

Review by GiganotosaurusFan, photos by Dino Scream3232, edited by Suspsy A long time ago, Edward Drinker Cope found the largest carnivore that ever existed, Tyrannosaurus rex, although he thought it was a ceratopsid, so he named it Manospondylus gigas. Eventually, however, Henry Fairfield Osborn gave it the iconic name that we know today. Certain theropods were …

Opabinia “Oakley” (Paleo Pals)

Review and photos by Fembrogon, edited by Suspsy I’m guessing most people wouldn’t look at a five-eyed worm with a snaggle-toothed trunk and react with, “Aw, how cute!” Granted, most people aren’t paleontology nerds, either, so your mileage may vary in perspective. It also helps to have said worm creature rendered as an oversized cuddly plush toy; …

Gallimimus (Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous, Attack Pack by Mattel)

I reviewed the original Attack Pack Gallimimus back in 2018, with its sandy brown color tones, it was the first of many Gallimimus toys from Mattel. Indeed, the Attack Pack Gallimimus has received so many re-paints over the last few years that I would be hard pressed to list them all. I don’t normally indulge …

Helicoprion (Prehistoric Animal Models by PNSO)

270 million years before orcas, 250 million years before megalodon sharks, 170 million years before even the mosasaurs, the largest macropredators in the ocean were probably eugeneodontids, large fishes with bizarre tooth arrangements and cartilaginous skeletons. They’re often referred to as sharks, although their jaw mechanics and tooth morphology suggest that they were more closely …

Spinosaurus (Inflatable Animals by Ravensden)

Review and photographs by DrWheelieMobile, edited by Suspsy British manufacturer Ravensden is nowadays best known for making plush toys of various extant animals, as their website states, “for the zoo, aquarium, leisure and promotional markets.” However, there was a time in the late 1990s and early 2000s when one would be hard-pressed to enter any …

Z-Cardz Dinosaurs Series 2 (California Creations)

Review and photos by Fembrogon, edited by Suspsy Constructible strategy games are a concept typically involving 3D punch-out card minifigures, which can be collected and utilized for play in large-scale games between players. Although the term (abbreviated as CSG) was first coined by WizKids in 2004, another company by the name of California Creations began experimenting …

Stygimoloch (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Pop! Movies by Funko Inc.)

It was inevitable. Funko has now found its way onto the Dinosaur Toy Blog. Since this is the first Funko review on the DTB I suppose a brief introduction of the company is in order, not that it’s needed. Funko has managed to spread its tendrils into virtually every pop culture fandom imaginable and even …

Kamuysaurus (CollectA)

The island nation of Japan is usually not on the top of the list when it comes to dinosaur discoveries, but in the last few years, that quickly changed as more dinosaur fossils are found especially those from the Cretaceous.One of the most recent and exciting discovery from the Land of The Rising Suns is …

Yutyrannus (PNSO)

Feathered dinosaurs are truly awesome and I adore them all, whether they’re from somewhere in the Mesozoic or still alive in the present, probing for earthworms on my lawn, swimming in the pond at the park, flying high in the sky, and so on. And certain of these extant dinosaurs are, of course, quite yummy …