Review & photos by forumite FOOMAN666 (EDITED by Horridus – take note Dan!)
Released in 2006, Schleich’s small scale Allosaurus is, to me, a breath of fresh air. It proves that the company who is well known among the dinosaur toy collecting circle for butchering many famous dinosaurs each year has finally started to pay attention and at least try to improve their products.
It is pretty clear who influenced this guy, for those who don’t know it has been based on ‘Big Al’ from the BBC documentary. This is mainly noticable from the head which, as you can see, just screams WWD.
Unfortunately it’s all downhill from here as the rest of the body is a very standard Schleich theropod sculpt. This results in the forearms being pronated,with no enlarged claw on the first finger and the feet seeming much too small to support this creature’s body weight.
Despite these few downsides, the detail is nice and even though the paint job is a standard Schleich brown they have managed to make it look decent on this figure. All in all, Schleich have produced a fairly decent looking allosaur,and one that I believe is well worth owning.