Stegosaurus (Version 1)(Recur)

Review and photos by Takama, edited by Suspsy

When it comes to dinosaur toy lines, Stegosaurus is almost always a necessity. So when Recur first created their line of soft toys for kids, they were sure to include the plated lizard. There are currently two different versions to choose from and today I will be reviewing the first one, made back in 2015.



This Stegosaurus is sculpted in an interesting stance, with its hind legs planted firmly on the ground and one of its front feet slightly raised up. Unfortunately, this pose is not an original idea, as one glance at this image from the Jurassic World website should be enough to show you where the inspiration came from. Indeed, one can argue that Jurassic World has been a major influence in the creation of a few of their models. It’s similar to how the films influenced Papo’s models as well.



In terms of accuracy, this model is not going to win any awards. The feet are all elephantine and the plates are too small. Other issues include the fact that there’s too much space in the middle of the back, and that the thagomizer spikes are pointed out to the sides when they should be pointed backwards. Finally, the head is too big and lacks the animal’s signature throat armour.

So how well does this Stegosaurus stand up to being a toy? Well, like all Recur models, it is made out of a soft PVC plastic filled with cotton on the inside. It can clearly be bashed around while still retaining its shape. I know this because I actually had this toy inside a tote with other ones made out of a harder material, and the only parts that were damaged on it was the paint on the face and plates. Speaking of the paint, the colours are a assortment of different shades of green (that I will have a hard time describing to you), while the beak and claws are painted black.

At around 11 and a half inches, this dinosaur is way too big to be in 1:40 Scale, but like all Recur items, it was designed to be a toy first and foremost, made to withstand the toughest play possible while still retaining its shape, and keeping kids safe from getting their eyes poked out. That being said, if you’re a stickler for accuracy, then it’s best to wait for a model that matches that of Scott Hartman’s current skeletal diagram. But if you’re a collector of stegosaurs or just want a nice, safe, and durable toy for your child, then this is a must-have. Right now, you can buy it at DeJankins, who just got their Recur stock replenished due to high demand, and Amazon.com.

3 Responses to Stegosaurus (Version 1)(Recur)

  1. It’s nice to hear DeJankins has restocked their Recur. But unfortunate that all of the pictures on their site are hosted by the effectively defunct Photobucket. What a loss!

  2. Resurrection of the dinosaurs.

    Its dynamic pose is striking and the dark shades underlines the darker area also. One thing that annoys me is the big head (which you have already mentioned), but can give it a pass.

  3. Resurrection of the dinosaurs.

    I am actually a stegosaur figure collector(and others) and I have lots of stegosaurus models. I admit that I have seen better, but its simple and charming look makes me want to buy it right now.
    This is not a bad attempt, I have mixed feelings for this model. So, whenever I come by this stegosaurus, I will pick this little fella and welcome it with my other stegosaurus models. In my opinion, a more sriking paint job and more colorful would be nice and sure to attract little kids’ attention and have lots of fun during playtime.
    The head also is too big, another inaccuracy. But still a welcome and nice effort/attempt made by Recur. Well planned and intuitive review!

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