It looks as though Papo finally has some competition. This Velociraptor by Wild Safari is great, and it can be found pretty cheap too. I bought mine for $7.99. It has to be the best Safari velociraptor ever (All of the other safari velociraptors are ugly in my opinion!). Previous attempts by Safari at this dinosaur include those in the Carnegie Collection, Dinosaurs of China Collection (see blog entry), and the great dinosaurs collection (see blog entry)
This raptor looks as though it is just about to jump on a unsuspecting Protoceratops. It’s right foot is pushing off the ground, it’s left foot is up and ready for attack, the jaws are wide open showing many yellow teeth and a pink tongue, and the arms are (somewhat) ready for grabbing any unsuspecting prey.
It is mostly just a mixture of browns, which would have been very good camouflage in a desert environment. The eyes are yellow with vertical pupils (suggesting this was a nocturnal creature), the claws are black, and the inside of the mouth is a mixture of pink and purple. The detail on this figure is amazing; you can see every little bump and wrinkly on it’s skin, you can see the small scales on it’s hands and feet, and you can even see the muscles rippling beneath it’s skin. This Velociraptor is not very big: This guy is only about 8 inches (20 cm) long, and more then half of that is tail.
If you don’t have this figure, you must buy it ASAP! This is one of the best Velociraptors out there, and despite the minor flaws (lack of feathers, wrong positioning of the hands), it still makes a great display figure and deserves 11/10 stars.
Review by Geckofan
Available here for example ($4.99).