Review and photos by Nathan ‘Takama’ Morris, edited by amargasaurus cazaui and Suspsy
To round out all of Schleich’s World of History ceratopsians on the blog, I will be reviewing the Triceratops (be sure to read Alice’s Pentaceratops review and my Styracosaurus review). Triceratops is a very popular dinosaur, so there is no reason why I would have to introduce it to this community. Instead we will move directly to the review.
This is the fourth Triceratops figure that Schleich has made so far. A couple more are on the cards for the small and mini lines this year. As with a lot of Schleich’s models, this figure has a list of anatomical problems, the first of which lies in the feet. Although the toes are separated, there are way too many claws, and they are too large as well. Furthermore, the front feet are not positioned correctly and appear to be flexed in such a way that would be painful in real life to the dinosaur.
The skull of this figure is not bad, but if you examine the frill, you will notice indentations as if there were holes. Triceratops actually had a solid frill, so why Schleich made it like this is not understood. Of course, if you’re a child, chances are you won’t care about this. Older, more informed collectors will note the flaw though.
In terms of detailing, this model is nice and solid, but I feel the figure would benefit from a higher level of detail. The main body is covered with large scales that don’t look pleasing to the eye. The color is a basic brown, the kind that Schleich was fond of for their Replicasaurus line. The horns are a medium beige color, and the eye is black with a distinct wet-looking sheen.
Overall, this is just another generic Triceratops figure that was made more seemingly for play than display. If you want one, you can find it anywhere that carries Schleich dinosaurs, and of course Ebay and Amazon.