This month Safari Ltd excited us all by announcing a bumper lineup of 13 new prehistoric creatures scheduled for release over the coming months. Feathers play a key part of the story with five of the new dinosaurs sporting up-to-date plumage, including some very familiar species. Close observers have also pointed out a notable overlap with species previously portrayed by Safari Ltd in their recently discontinued Carnegie Collection. This suggests that the company is intentionally replacing those familiar figures with completely new versions for their Wild Safari line. We will leave the detailed analysis for the individual figure reviews when the models are released over the coming months. In the meantime, here’s a summary of what we can look forward to from Safari Ltd for 2017…
This is Safari Ltd’s first ever version of this curve-horned ceratopsian.
This is Safari Ltd’s first ever version of this early theropod.
This is Safari Ltd’s first ever version of this unusual hump-backed theropod.
What a fantastic selection! Safari Ltd have pulled out all the stops with some exciting depictions and clearly have no intention of slowing down after putting the Carnegie Collection to rest. Safari Ltd have also put a special effort into the content of their website recently: each of the new dinosaurs has a dedicated page with information about its history and palaeobiology. You can check these out and see more photos on Safari Ltd’s website here. You can also join in the discussion about these new releases on our Dinosaur Toy Forum here.