Review and Photos by Takama, edited by Plesiosauria.
We’re all aware how CollectA have evolved, in their mere eight years of existence, from the makers of childish garbage to the makers of some amazing figures. The subject of today’s review falls clearly into the former category. It was released in CollectA’s second year and is butt-ugly to boot. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you CollectA’s rendition of the ever famous, Allosaurus fragilis.
Okay, now I need to decide where to start with this cruddy figure. Well, let’s start off with the obvious – the arms are definitely pronated and the hands are the incorrect shape. The same can be said about its feet, which are shaped like the letter ‘W’. The head on this figure is way too short and box-like compared to the actual skull (though I must give the sculptor credit for getting the crests in the generally correct position). The teeth look like dentures and the tail is too short and lacks musculature.
The colours on this figure are very natural, with different hues of green, and a yellowish tint. The body is also banded with grey lines, while the two crests are coloured orange.
Overall, this Allosaurus is obviously a terrible figure that exhibits all the faults seen in models from CollectA’s earliest years. However, now that CollectA are improving their products, hopefully we can get a resculpt of this genus sometime in the future. This figure is available wherever CollectA Dinosaurs are sold, and can cost anywhere from $5-$9 (plus shipping an handling).