Allosaurus (Papo) (new for 2008)

EDIT – October 2008- The Papo Allosaurus is now available here.
And full review of this figure is featured here

The latest in Papo’s line of detailed prehistoric creature figures was unveiled today in their 2008 Catalogue. The new addition is a super-cool Allosaurus and it is remarkable for plenty of reasons.

The new Allosaurus is similar to the existing Papo sculpts in a number of aspects: the detail is immense, the colouring is vivid but natural, the pose is fluid and dynamic, and the lower jaw is poseable. However, the Allosaurus also stands out from all of the other dinosaurs in the series because it is not been based on the dinosaurs portrayed in the Jurassic Park movies. This figure on the other hand, represents a dinosaur not even portrayed in Jurassic Park and is a original sculpt strongly reminiscent of the work of palaeoartist Todd Marshall.

There are some speculative details in this sculpt, notable are the protruding scales (not feathers) on the top of the neck and on parts of the back. I personally like this sort of detail, dinosaur figures are always open to a degree of artistic licence but this touches are usually beneficial in terms of the aesthetics of the model and in this case add a realistic feel to the animal; many dinosaur figures are often quite conservative in this regard.

The legs and arms are muscular (perhaps a little too strongly developed in the feet) and the animal is taking a long stride, the tail is long and held high so that the figure balances perfectly on two feet. I do not yet know the length of the figure and will update this blog when I find out – I believe it is around 25cm long or so. The claws are black and the teeth are white, while the skinn is covered in a mottled pattern of greys and greens with some orange highlights. The eye ridges are typical of this genus. In all honesty, this is probably the best mass-produced dinosaur figure currently available (possibly ever) and redeems Papo for all of the erroneous details in some of their other figures. Papo is raising the standard in museum quality dinosaur toys, lets hope that the other companies such as Schleich, Bullyland and Safari will keep up…

Available here.

The full review or this figure is here

Allosaurus by Papo 2008
Image from Papo Catalogue, 2008

26 Responses to Allosaurus (Papo) (new for 2008)

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  2. reminds me of the charle’s knight laelaps painting.

  3. I have this Allosaurus already it’s amazing!

  4. Foothill Mercantile in Grass Valley, CA has a bunch of these in stock.

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  6. the allosaurus is awesome i love it and you can buy from here http://storeforknowledge.com/Papo-Allosaurus-Toy-Model-P9914C392.aspx at 19.99.

  7. Papo does it again! Their dinos literally, look like they could come to life at anytime.
    Hopefully they will continue adding on to their prehistoric line. Now if they can do a decent “Cave Gal” that looks like Rachel Welch from 1 Million Years BC (LOL)

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  9. richard mirissis

    a little over a year and we all still miss you,harold “riff” smith. i hope where ever you are ;in whatever afterlife, you are happy…and see some dinosaurs too. god or whatever,bless you. your friend,richie. really…wish you were here!

  10. Does any one knows the scale of the spinosaurus of papo?

  11. I`ve got this dinosaur and i must say :great!

  12. Actually I’m french and the owner of my favorite toystore told me Papo was to release the Allosaurus only in September in France! 🙁
    So June is good people!

  13. Marianne Grillo

    I agree this is a must have. A little too familiar to Godzilla, yes, but a must have. This is the first I’ve actually heard of Papo but the figures are awesome, I’d prefer an Iguanadon though.

  14. I own the Toybox in Vancouver, B.C. and we keep all the Papo dinosaurs. The allosaurus is due out in June, although we are normally the last to receive them on the West coast, hopefully we will get them by the end of June.

  15. Moi qui aime les figurines de dinosaures depuis tout petit, je mesure la différence entre celles d’aujourd’hui et celles d’autrefois… Les figurines Papo sont réellement impresionnantes et très belles; vivement les nouvelles!

  16. I have all the Papos and they are definitely the best available. I look forward to Big Al.

    Oddly no sauropods have yet been produced by Papo. How we’d appreciate a Brachiosaurus or a Diplodocus.

  17. I will anounce it here when it is available, just pop back from time to time 🙂

  18. Do update me if this wonderful Figure is release in the market.

    I strongly agree
    Papo carnivores and they are the best looking dinosaurs of all.

    And in my collection i have the T-Rex & Spino.

  19. Yes this is the one i’m going to add on to my collection.

    So far in my collection include the T-Rex, Spino from Papo all look great.

    this figure becomes available kinldy drop me a email. PLS

    From Singapore

    Gus

  20. Waaah,that’s amazing O_O

    Even if reminds me more of a sort of “dino-dragon” (XD) than a completely realistic Allosaurus,it’s always a wonderful figure,a must buy!

  21. it’s beautiful, thanks for sharing it

  22. I’m glad to see Papo get away from Jurassic Park clones (I’ve always felt they got too much credit for their models since they just copied the Amblin Ent./JP dinos.) This one is even more problematic, though. The Allosaur’s head is great but the body bears an uncanny resemblance to the American Godzilla from that infamous film of a few years ago.

  23. When this toy becomes available, I will announce it here 🙂

  24. Please let me know when these become available. We have the other Papo carnivores and they are the best looking dinosaurs of all. This one is so cool!

  25. It still looks like that damn Jurassic Park Tyrannosaurus. Otherwise, he looks badass. It’ll probably be my only Papo.

  26. OMG!
    My prayers are answered!

    Ok, where do I get one of these?

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