Review and photos by Nathan ‘Takama’ Morris, edited by amargasaurus cazaui and Suspsy
Well, ladies and gentlemen, it’s about time we got to reviewing more of the wide selection of Geoworld’s Jurassic Hunters prehistoric animals, and what better way to start this trend off than with a creature that hails from the Triassic? Yes, I am going to review a Coelophysis.
Coelophysis was a scrawny-looking dinosaur from the Late Triassic sediments of North America and it is one of the best understood animals of that time period due in part to the massive bone bed found in New Mexico which gave scientists an almost complete understanding of its skeletal anatomy. It was even once thought to have been cannibalistic thanks to a specimen with what appeared to be a baby in its stomach region, but later studies have shown that the latter was a completely different animal.
Geoworld is infamous for two reasons, first being that they blatantly rip off artwork from the Internet to use for their fact cards without the owner’s permission, and second that they claim their models are scientifically sound when they appear to be otherwise. I’m not here to talk about whether or not the card that came with my Coelophysis is ripped off. In fact, I’m not going to talk about the card, and instead refer you to the DTF thread dedicated to this issue. We are going to discuss the model here.
The Geoworld Coelophysis is arguably the best model one can buy of the species on the current market. That’s saying something, since most of our readers agree that most of Geoworld’s other dinosaurs are almost Chinasaur quality.
The model is in a horizontal pose and is glued to a base. The proportions are undeniably perfect for this species, although I think the tail could use a little more muscle. The number of fingers on the hands is correct, and the shape of the head is unmistakable, though it lacks the family’s signature tooth notch.
For most people, the colors are what would likely put them off. The animal is painted a bright yellow with maroon stripes and spots. The feet are a much darker yellow, and almost look dirty. The claws are black, the eyes are a brighter yellow than the rest of the figure, and the teeth are your typical toy dinosaur white.
Overall, this is a fine model of a rare species from Geoworld, one the few gems in their collection. Needless to say, I am proud to own this along with all the other Jurassic Hunters Dinosaurs, and no, I’m not being biased in this review (as I was with the Previous Jurassic Hunters dinosaurs I reviewed). I think it’s a really good model. If you want one, you can get it at Dejankins along with the rest of the Jurassic Hunters lineup. Its also available on Amazon and Ebay.