Review by Stefan Schröder (alias Libraraptor)
This Invicta Stenonychosaurus/ Troodon is already 21 years old and still one of the best coelurosaur reconstructions that have ever been made.
I really like this very credible sculpture for it has many details which are not obvious at first sight. Since the scale is larger than the typical Invicta scale they could afford giving it real eyeballs. The shape of the snout has been carved out accurately and has distinct nostrils. The tail hits the eye immediately – the figure is very balanced and portrays the presumed agility of these small dinosaurs.
The posture is good but it is the only Invicta dinosaur to need a supporting base (a different colour to the rest of the figure), to which the feet attach in sockets, but it pays off. The dinosaur looks like pausing after a quick sprint, watching out either for prey or for predators, always ready to continue its sprint.
20 years ago there was no “feathered dinosaur” discussion and, to be honest, I could not imagine this kind of model wearing feathers, although the real Troodon probably had feathers. But who cares? This clearly is not an everyday dinosaur figure, it is an outstanding ambassador for the already outstanding Invicta line!
The figure can occasionally be found on Ebay
photos by ‘Webdragon’, used with kind permission