Review by Nathan Morris (Takama), photos by Bokisaurus and Simon. Edited by Plesiosauria.
Concavenator corcovatus (meaning hunchback hunter from Cuenca). Was a 6-meter long, and primitive carcharodontosaurian that lived 130 milion years ago during the early Cretaceous Period. It was discovered last year  at the Las Hoyas Plateau, and is notable for a hump that pertruded from its back. It’s unsure what this hump was used for, some suggest that it was used to regulate body temperature, other think it was used for communication in courtship. It is also notable for sprouting quil knobs on its arms, as evidenced by quill knobs on its forearm bones, a feature regarded as a connection between early theropods and birds.
CollectA’s Concavenator was revealed as part of their standard-size line for 2011. As it was discovered so recently, this figure is probably the very first of this animal ever to be released. CollectA seemed to have done their research on it as the arms have been sculpted with the quills intact and the shape of the skull is about correct, featuring individually sculpted teeth. It even has a tiny little cloacal opening. The coloring however, is dull in my opinion, it is covered in dark brown with a tan underside and the quills and hump have also been given a showey pinkish red coloring to show off the significant feature of this dinosaur. The eyes are nothing but little black dots and the claws are painted grey on all the limbs.
It is also a small figure that stands only 2 inches tall and 6 inches from head to tail, which is more or less average for CollectAs standard sized dinosaur collection. Overall, I say this is great figure in terms of accuracy, detailing, and obscurity, and I personaly love it.
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