Review by Tomhet. Edited by Plesiosauria.
T. rex is without a doubt the most popular dinosaur ever. Therefore to make a replica that really stands out turns out to be quite a challenge. Battat achieved that and more.
The Battat Rex is yellow and green, the mouth is purple, just like that of the Acrocanthosaurus. The body is correctly in a horizontal pose. The Rex appears to be in movement; the head (which by the way has a little red crest) is looking down to the right, so you can actually see and feel the wrinkles on the neck. I didn’t particularly like the tiny red spot at the juncture of the jaws, but what the heck.
Due to some problems in the production, there were 3 versions of the T. rex. I have right here with me 2nd and 3rd versions, 3rd version has no trouble standing on its own (the tail is rigidly pointing downwards, though) but I prefer the second version (even if they put two horrible ‘skates’ to supposedly balance the figure and even if it cannot stand on its own) 2nd version differs from the 3rd not only in the feet pads, but it’s more robust, the snout is shorter and the expression meaner.
2nd version’s body is perhaps a little too heavy forward, but that demerit is nothing compared with the overall quality. On the other hand 3rd version’s pose is far more stable, but the more slender neck and snout are not as attractive as 2nd version’s firmly built upper body. The latter has a more dynamic tail, too.
No longer in production, but sometimes become available on www.ebay.com
Review and photos by Tomhet
Above – Version 2
Above – Version 3