Up until about a week or so ago I was intending to lump the modest parade of new 2012 figures by Safari Ltd, Papo, and other non-CollectA companies, into a single post. That was before the slow trickle of anticipated 2012 releases from these companies swelled to a veritable torrent , almost, but not quite, matching the army of figures CollectA has in store for us next year. It therefore seems only right to reward them all with a separate post each. So, let’s will begin with Papo – Jurassic Park fans may wish to hold onto their hats.
With the much maligned Tylosaurus (see below) a distant memory, Papo have pulled it out of the bag and surprised us with news of not just one sad soggy reptile, but seven new prehistoric animal sculpts for 2012. And they’ve thrown in a repaint for good measure too. Here’s what we have:
First up, a brand new version of an adult Tyrannosaurus rex:
I suspect this new T. rex is supposed to be the male counterpart to the prexisting female (repainted for 2012), because two baby Tyrannosaurus are also being introduced to complete the family pack:
Also exciting, 2012 will see Papo produce their first ever sauropod, a mighty Brachiosaurus:
And we’ll breeze past the aforementioned Tylosaurus so find, bringing up the rear, and also sticking with the family theme, two new baby mammoths:
Coming up in the next few days, summaries of the new 2012 figures from Bullyland, Safari Ltd, and perhaps even Schleich if I’m in the mood.