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Re: Safari: New for 2017
« Reply #1900 on: April 04, 2017, 05:05:45 PM »
WS pteranodon is the best IMO. Although the favorite one is great.
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Re: Safari: New for 2017
« Reply #1901 on: April 04, 2017, 06:03:39 PM »
WS pteranodon is the best IMO. Although the favorite one is great.
Really the WS one is not a Pteranodon, it's a Geosternbergia. Information here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geosternbergia

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Re: Safari: New for 2017
« Reply #1902 on: April 04, 2017, 06:20:27 PM »
Have you seen this unfair review?
https://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-reviews/R2GXN5N9OXKLAX/ref=cm_cr_dp_d_rvw_btm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B01LFTKWCU#wasThisHelpful

Actually, the author raises a fair point about the teeth. The ones in the lower jaw do seem small. That said, the rest of the review isn't very reasonable. Especially the misinterpretation about "plates." But as Blade said, everyone's entitled to an opinion.
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Re: Safari: New for 2017
« Reply #1903 on: April 04, 2017, 08:55:16 PM »
What is the so called evidenced plates on the face?

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Re: Safari: New for 2017
« Reply #1904 on: April 04, 2017, 09:06:17 PM »
It's covered in that thread about the new species of Daspletosaurus. The writer of that Amazon review seems to be under the mistaken impression that T. rex's entire body was covered in sensitive plates just like its snout.
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Re: Safari: New for 2017
« Reply #1905 on: April 04, 2017, 09:12:16 PM »
The writer also seems to be under the impression that the face of the Safari T.rex is completely feathered and that PNSO's Wilson is more accurate. And of course there is the problem that the article was not released until a fews days ago, while the T.rex was released months ago.
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Re: Safari: New for 2017
« Reply #1906 on: April 05, 2017, 12:04:10 AM »
WS pteranodon is the best IMO. Although the favorite one is great.
Really the WS one is not a Pteranodon, it's a Geosternbergia. Information here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geosternbergia

At present Geosternbergia is not fully accepted within Pterosaur taxonomist circles. That is not to say that it is not a valid taxon - just that many are waiting for greater evidence to support the split.

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Re: Safari: New for 2017
« Reply #1907 on: April 05, 2017, 06:56:29 AM »
Exactly why I said pteranodon.
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Re: Safari: New for 2017
« Reply #1908 on: May 19, 2017, 06:42:31 PM »
anyone else think the new diplodocus figure on the header banner looks like Gertie the dinosaur?
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Re: Safari: New for 2017
« Reply #1909 on: May 29, 2017, 03:55:32 PM »
Imagine if their 2019 line has made Pentaceratops and CollectA also made it in the same year. LOL!

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Re: Safari: New for 2017
« Reply #1910 on: May 29, 2017, 03:59:54 PM »
Imagine if their 2019 line has made Pentaceratops and CollectA also made it in the same year. LOL!

They would make very good company to my pentaceratops Schleich and Favorite and even they would be improved figures, but that yes I would like that those figures were made without scale and of Deluxe size like styracosaurus Collecta of this year.  ^-^

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Re: Safari: New for 2017
« Reply #1911 on: May 29, 2017, 04:31:45 PM »
Imagine if their 2019 line has made Pentaceratops and CollectA also made it in the same year. LOL!

You say that as though it would be a bad thing.
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Re: Safari: New for 2017
« Reply #1912 on: May 29, 2017, 05:08:15 PM »
Imagine if their 2019 line has made Pentaceratops and CollectA also made it in the same year. LOL!

You say that as though it would be a bad thing.
Well safari and CollectA have made the same ceratopsian each odd year since 2013.
Sorry if I did.
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Re: Safari: New for 2017
« Reply #1913 on: October 11, 2017, 05:55:05 PM »
For the people who have the Diplodocus are all four feet on the ground?  Or is one foot shorter then the others?  I ask because my Carnegie Camarasaurus and Brachiosaurus have that problem. I also think my Carnegie Diplodocus might have it too. It weird to have a animal with all four feet on the ground and they still wobble.

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Re: Safari: New for 2017
« Reply #1914 on: October 11, 2017, 06:37:06 PM »
For the people who have the Diplodocus are all four feet on the ground?  Or is one foot shorter then the others?  I ask because my Carnegie Camarasaurus and Brachiosaurus have that problem. I also think my Carnegie Diplodocus might have it too. It weird to have a animal with all four feet on the ground and they still wobble.
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Re: Safari: New for 2017
« Reply #1915 on: October 11, 2017, 06:47:42 PM »
Mine has it's four feet firmly planted on the floor.

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Re: Safari: New for 2017
« Reply #1916 on: October 11, 2017, 07:44:24 PM »
For the people who have the Diplodocus are all four feet on the ground?  Or is one foot shorter then the others?  I ask because my Carnegie Camarasaurus and Brachiosaurus have that problem. I also think my Carnegie Diplodocus might have it too. It weird to have a animal with all four feet on the ground and they still wobble.

No wobble. My Diplo is actually very stable.

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Re: Safari: New for 2017
« Reply #1917 on: October 11, 2017, 09:32:53 PM »
For the people who have the Diplodocus are all four feet on the ground?  Or is one foot shorter then the others?  I ask because my Carnegie Camarasaurus and Brachiosaurus have that problem. I also think my Carnegie Diplodocus might have it too. It weird to have a animal with all four feet on the ground and they still wobble.

No wobble. My Diplo is actually very stable.

In my case both Carnegie's diplodocus, camarasaurus and brachiosaurus have all their feet on the ground. I have no complaints from them and that they are almost older than me.

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Re: Safari: New for 2017
« Reply #1918 on: December 16, 2017, 08:03:29 PM »
Two days ago I took my Feathered Tyrant to the Kindergarten for a lesson about the advances of dinosaur research (I also had the Invicta one with me, the JP junior, a Chinasaur and the new Schleich). Besides a look to the books I brought the kids sure wanted to play with the figures a bit, but knowing that the Safari is kinda sensible when it comes to actual play, I took care that they treated it nicely and a bit later took it to a top shelf to protect it...

... however, just from that short interruption of its usually very quite and unexiting shelflive it took away some nasty "scars", namely paint scrabs. Why, why Safari did you produce your most popular and heaviest dinosaur figure of 2017 out of white (!!!) plastic, while this thing basically has no way at all (teeth and a bit of the belly/underside apart, but even those are painted)? I mean, it is obvious that kids love to play hard with a tyrant lizard, after all it has to bash and diminish hundreds of other poor dinosaur lives. White? Really? Every little scrap immidiatly becomes visible, every edge of those dozens of feathers, every claw, everything shines bright white underneath....

... overall painted, yes I see quality control has it easier this way to see, if the figure is properly painted.... but when it comes to actually handing and playing with it, some darker tone is most figure's friend (if they are not polar bears or Zebras or such). Even a light grey would have been a good choice, a dark grey or olive an even better....

... well, need to touch up that thing with some paint, probably not for the last time :/

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Re: Safari: New for 2017
« Reply #1919 on: December 16, 2017, 09:07:09 PM »
Yeah I'm not quite sure why the paint chips off so easily. I'm super paranoid of touching any of my Safari Ltd figures, especially the Feathered Tyrannosaurus, because I don't want to damage them (I mean, beyond their state of arrival from shipping, which in some cases may have a few tiny paint chips, like with my Iguanodon, on the one side of its beak no less). I'm super careful that my nails don't touch them, when I do want to feel the sculpted detail on them, since I'm afraid they might scratch some of the paint off. Since I'm so paranoid about this, it also means I can't let my nieces play with them.

I have to wonder what it is exactly that makes the paint chip off so easily. Like is it the paint used? Is the paint sealed at all? My JW toys for example have been dropped, played with, touched, etc, and most don't show any paint wear, except maybe on some of the claws from contacting the ground so many times. Same for the few Battat Terra figures I have. I can even scrape at those with my nails, and nothing. I don't dare try that on my Safari Ltd figures. I think even removing the stretchy clear material the tag was on, off my Feathered Tyrannosaurus' neck, chipped it here and there.