Safari Ltd have another great spread laid on for 2011, with two new additions to the Carnegie Collection, five new Wild Safari dinosaurs, and two new toobs. I’m sure we’ll review the figures properly when they are released next year but in the meantime let’s overview what’s in the pipeline based on Safari Ltd’s publicity shots…
Safari Ltd is dedicated to releasing two new Carnegie figures every year, sculpted by Forrest Rogers. 2010 year saw their first ever Ichthyosaur (and about time too!) and a rendition of the unusual Cryolophosaurus. This year sees another never-before-seen addition, the recently discovered and newly described long-necked stegosaur, Miragaia:
The second Carnegie Collection is a brand new Carnotaurus sculpt, which replaces the older version of this species already in the line. First impressions are that this is a gargantuan improvement:
The Wild Safari line is branching out into some obscure beasties, although some very familiar animals are here too. No flying or aquatic creatures this year though, pterosaurs and marine reptiles have been quite prominent in previous years. The line-up for 2011 is as follows:
A dynamic looking Edmontosaurus:
A newly described prehistoric crocodilian nick-named the ‘boar croc’, Kaprosuchus:
The fearsome gorgonopsid Inostrancevia:
Another new rendition of Tyrannosaurus rex:
And the crested theropod dinosaur Guanlong:
To my eye, the feathers present on this figure in the publicity shots (both the tufts and the downy texture on the flanks) appear to be photoshopped additions – they just look a bit too clean next to the rest of the figure. I may be wrong, but it will be interesting to see what the final figure actually looks like.
Two new toobs of really quite obscure prehistoric animals will be released in 2011. A set of prehistoric sharks:
And a set of prehistoric crocodiles (and other creatures):
Overall a nice and diverse range to look forward too from Safari Ltd in 2011!