Review and Photos by forum member Pangolinmoth
From the Battat line of dinosaur figures, better known as the bane of our bank accounts and the envy of our peers, comes the charming Edmontonia rugosidens. Edmontonia was a nodosaur from the late cretaceous, and quite the tank at that. Boasting massive shoulder armaments and a solid mass of armor down its back they were not to be trifled with by hungry theropods.
One of the neat-o things about Battat figures is they are all classified by specific taxon, further distinguishing the line from all the other toy companies out there. And I say charming in a surly, grumpy, Eeyore sort of way.
The figure is about 18 cm long, and at a scale of 1:40 that puts right in the ballpark of the scale of all the Battat collection, another rare feat for companies these days. The detail is fantastic, and corresponds perfectly to a complete fossilized armor plate found from one of these guys. You could just imagine a Rex getting a mouthful of those awesome shoulder spikes or a good whap from its spiny tail.
Out of all the Battat collection this guy has one of the more believable paint schemes. A beige underbelly with a nice green and brown armored back create an image of a simple beast, one that does not need flashy adornments to show the world he is not to be trifled with. It’s pose is also simple, like he is walking along looking for some delicious foliage to enjoy and unconcerned about any lurking predators.
All in all I think this is one of the best nodosaur replicas. They seem easier to find than some of the other Battats, but the price is still probably up in the 30-40 dollar range.