This news comes a little earlier in the year than usual, but maybe that’s because these figures will all be released late in 2014, just in time for Christmas. These early images come from a PDF version of a “2015 New Product Guide” by Safari Ltd, which was posted as low resolution images on Facebook by a dealer based in Sweden. The catalogue reveals one new addition to the Carnegie Collection, and four new additions to the Wild Safari Prehistoric Life line, as follows:
The upcoming newbie to the Carnegie Collection will be a modern version of the infamous Velociraptor, confirming previous rumours that circulated around the web. Velociraptor has been represented in the Carnegie Collection before in retro scaly form (a figure mysteriously unreviewed on the dinotoyblog to date), but it is nice to see a new feathered version – it was only a matter of time. This new figure might prompt a review of the old one.
Feathered dinosaurs also abound in the lineup of four new Wild Safari figures, half of which are feathered.
Yutyrannus, a recently discovered feathered tyrannosauroid from China.
Archaeopteryx (strictly speaking the ‘first bird’), a famous feathered taxon from Germany.
There are also two new Wild Safari herbivores:
Sauropelta, a nodosaurid (armoured dinosaur) from the USA – a personal favourite of mine.
Nasutoceratops, a newly described (in 2013) ceratopsid (horned dinosaur) from the USA.
Some interesting and inspired choices. We will, of course, review them all in detail here on the blog when they are released. I’ll also update this post with better quality pictures as and when they become available. In the meantime, the best place to discuss these new figures is the ‘Safari Ltd – New for 2015’ thread on the Dinosaur Toy Forum.
Safari Ltd figures are available from Amazon.com here