Edmontosaurus (Deluxe by CollectA)

The two valid species of the North American hadrosaur Edmontosaurus, E. annectens and E. regalis, are known from multiple fossil specimens. Taken together, they make the genus “fully known.” But while a complete skeleton can give us a reasonable idea about an animal’s appearance in life, it is not necessarily a full or accurate one. This was made abundantly …

Cretoxyrhina (Aidan) (Prehistoric Animal Models by PNSO)

Jaws author Peter Benchley once stated in an interview that “every young man in the world is fascinated with either sharks or dinosaurs”. With that in mind, you would think that the sharks that lived alongside the dinosaurs would be doubly fascinating. Alas, prehistoric sharks in general don’t receive much interest or fascination. Maybe it’s …

Tarbosaurus (Soft Model 2020 by Favorite Co. Ltd.)

Review and photos by Fembrogon, edited by Suspsy Although the “Asian Tyrannosaurus” doesn’t enjoy the same fame as its close American relative, Tarbosaurus bataar has gained a little notoriety for itself in recent years; it’s one of few dinosaurs to receive the (dubious) honor of starring in at least one feature film of its own, and a few …

Velociraptor “Delta” (Amber Legacy Collection by Mattel)

Review and photos by Fembrogon, edited by Suspsy There aren’t a lot of dinosaur toys on the market that specialize in articulation (David Silva’s Beasts of the Mesozoic line being the main shining exception right now), so the announcement of Mattel’s Amber Collection for their ongoing Jurassic World line was reason for excitement. Beginning in …

Styracosaurus (Happinet)

Ceratopsians are a fascinating group. Their bodies aren’t very diverse, but the skull work is incredible. And one of the greats when it comes to that is Styracosaurus, with it’s spiked frill giving it a fearsome appearance (even if the frill itself offered little protection due to the holes, but I won’t tell the predators …

Brachiosaurus (Jurassic era, Volcanic Lost World)

There are a lot of paint-your-own models out there, from the modern to the mythical and they can be a lot of fun. There a lot of ones for dinosaurs, so I thought I would review one. As opposed to other models I’ve reviewed, there is no building involved, so you can just pick up …

Pentaceratops (Jurassic World Dino-Escape, Mega Destroyers by Mattel)

Every year, starting with the release of their misnamed Pachyrhinosaurus in 2018, Mattel has released a ceratopsian that I’ve absolutely adored. In 2019 it was the Nasutoceratops, in 2020 it was the Sinoceratops, and it looked like this year it would be the Pentaceratops. Since seeing the early release images of this toy it has …

Dr. Wu’s Lab: Baby Dinosaurs Breakout (Jurassic World by LEGO)

“Season’s Greetings, fellow dinosaur lovers! Yes, it is I, Dr. Bella Bricking and my invaluable assistant and companion Beth Buildit, back once again to celebrate the holidays with you!” “Hiya, folks. Sure hope 2021 was kinder to all of you than 2020 was. Suffering studs, did that year ever bite. Well, except for the outcome …

Black Tyrannosaurus (Dinosaur King by Sega)

The idea of genetically altering creatures for ulterior motives is a common thing in various stories, usually resulting in some big bad creature that our heroes must defeat. Dino media is no exception to this, and here we look at a model of one Tyrannosaurus that ended up bigger and stronger than others in it’s …

Olorotitan (PNSO)

Olorotitan arharensis meaning “Titanic/Giant Swan” was a genus of lambeosaurine hadrosaur from the Late Cretaceous of what we know today as the Far Eastern region of Russia.CollectA first introduced this hadrosaur to the toy world way back more than a decade ago when they were still known as Procon. I have to admit that prior to …

Flexiraptor/Pengana (Lost Kingdoms Series A by Yowie)

The Riversliegh formation in Queensland is a heritage site for good reason, it gives us a fascinating glimpse into the ancient past of Australia, full of magnificent marsupials and brilliant birds, plus a bunch of bats! The fossils show how Australia once was, full of rainforests and the animals inhabiting the area are amazing. Yowie …

Xenoceratops (Age of the Dinosaurs by PNSO)

Xenoceratops, the “alien horned face,” is one of the oldest known ceratopsids and currently the only one to have been discovered in the Foremost Formation of Alberta, Canada. Its name derives from from that distinctness that its as opposed to the striking arrangement of horns on its skull. PNSO’s 2018 Xenoceratops miniature goes by the …

Kentrosaurus (Jurassic World Dino-Escape, Roar Attack by Mattel)

With the addition of a re-sculpted Stegosaurus, Chialingosaurus, and now this Kentrosaurus to the line, Mattel has given the stegosauria clade much love this year. Until now the only member of this group represented in the line was the 2018 Stegosaurus and its re-paint. The Kentrosaurus we’re looking at is also significant in that it’s …

Helicoprion (Unknown)

In today’s global internet market, searching for a particular figure could prove daunting and often overwhelming especially if information about that particular item is scarce. Online site such as ebay, Aliexpress, and even Amazon are like the vast abyss with thousands of items flooding our senses.This figure we are reviewing today is a gem that …

Ekrixinatosaurus (Rebor)

“It stinks!” — Jay Sherman Most of the toys reviewed on this blog have been purchased by the reviewers. There are rare exceptions, and while I can’t speak for other reviewers, I’m always careful to disclose if I’m reviewing a complimentary copy. But by and large, they’re figures we liked enough to spend money on, …