A Stegosaurus is definitely a classic,
as it hailed from the Jurassic.
It had large plates and spikes on it tail,
though it trudged as fast as a snail.
Meet the Smithsonian Stegosaurus toy from TYCO,
this is one toy you don’t want to let go.
The Dino Riders Stegosaurus had armor and could walk,
the Smithsonian version had none, just plates like a mohawk.
Finding room on a shelf might be a chore,
as its scale is 1:24.
At 6.5 in (16.5 cm) high and 10.8 in (27.4 cm) long,
it would look good standing next to King Kong.
The main color is green with red that has been brushed.
I guess this Stegosaur must be excited as it plates are blushed.
Oh those beaded eyes with their lifelike gleam,
wink at you as you start to dream.
Depictions of Dinosaurs from a childhood we adored
lead to scientific accuracy that we occasionally have ignored.
Its tail is dragging and its legs are splayed,
but its from the 80’s and that’s how it was made.
Yes this toy is quite archaic,
but for me Stegosaurus is Ptolemaic.
Its tiny little head had a beak that chops,
it looks as cute as an Avaceratops.
Long time gone from the shops it is,
so off to E-bay as that’s the biz.
To me its beautiful so I fully recommend,
as its worth the money you will spend.