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Re: Papo Tyrannosaurus - The stock dinosaur
« Reply #140 on: February 01, 2018, 10:46:44 AM »
Yeah, we got a thread about that:
http://dinotoyblog.com/forum/index.php?topic=6486.0


Ah, the media, always pumping out junk articles about Palaeontology and other science

You know, I can see why Professor Challenger does not like reporters.

Oh sorry, I completely missed that thread!  :-[


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Re: Papo Tyrannosaurus - The stock dinosaur
« Reply #141 on: February 01, 2018, 02:06:21 PM »
I'll be shocked if this hasn't been mentioned before:



Jurassic World promo material and also briefly visible in a few scenes of the movie.  I guess if you can't beat the copycats, just copy them right back!

I'm not convinced that counts, there's plenty of differences. The pose sure is similar, but otherwise... Besides, Papo started ripping off the JP Rexes first.

I'm not saying this model wasn't inspired by the running Rex, it could have been.

I got to hold one of these while I was on set, they were made of resin and much bigger then the papo running rex.  Its def inspired by, but totally its own thing.

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Re: Papo Tyrannosaurus - The stock dinosaur
« Reply #142 on: February 01, 2018, 03:37:22 PM »
Obviously it does not surprise me why Papo continues with that tyrannosaurus rex figure and does not update it. It is an icon among collectors and children and has become popular.

Nor is it any wonder that other companies have followed their example. It is obviously a source of income for any toy company.

Although it is not scientifically accurate, Papo has been able to sell the product and sincerely, the company Papo has sincerely "hooked" me from the collector's point of view.  :)

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Re: Papo Tyrannosaurus - The stock dinosaur
« Reply #143 on: February 01, 2018, 08:26:49 PM »
The Papo green runnng rex is currently plastered over the side of a local bus, advertising tourism in the town. Makes a change from the usual one! These Papo rexes get everywhere!!
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Re: Papo Tyrannosaurus - The stock dinosaur
« Reply #144 on: October 24, 2019, 10:42:04 AM »
I've seen that running rex in a number of businesses...
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Re: Papo Tyrannosaurus - The stock dinosaur
« Reply #145 on: October 24, 2019, 02:03:16 PM »
Ah, also reminds me of that one time Schleich used it for their advertisement.
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Re: Papo Tyrannosaurus - The stock dinosaur
« Reply #146 on: October 24, 2019, 02:05:35 PM »
Ah, also reminds me of that one time Schleich used it for their advertisement.
I still have that image saved somewhere. Golden.

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Re: Papo Tyrannosaurus - The stock dinosaur
« Reply #147 on: October 26, 2019, 03:53:44 PM »
Went to the Naturalis NHM in Leiden yesterday. Next to their awesome T-Rex skeleton they had some typical museum information, accompanied by a huge imprint of the Papo running Rex. Should have taken a picture...

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Re: Papo Tyrannosaurus - The stock dinosaur
« Reply #148 on: October 31, 2019, 01:11:55 PM »
Glad that I got the original brown running rex when it first came out (briefly and limitedly) years ago at Mastermind Toys. It's a classic!

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Re: Papo Tyrannosaurus - The stock dinosaur
« Reply #149 on: October 31, 2019, 11:14:16 PM »
That Cox et al. encyclopedia that so many of us own or have owned has a new cover, featuring ol' Snaggletooth.

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Re: Papo Tyrannosaurus - The stock dinosaur
« Reply #150 on: December 19, 2019, 10:03:10 AM »

  :P   Don't miss the latest grey version of Papo's running Tyrannosaurus to complete your collection!


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Re: Papo Tyrannosaurus - The stock dinosaur
« Reply #151 on: December 19, 2019, 08:19:37 PM »
IT'S HIDEOUS!
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Re: Papo Tyrannosaurus - The stock dinosaur
« Reply #152 on: December 24, 2019, 06:15:31 AM »
I was doing a totally normal thing, just watching an age appropriate video, when I noticed a familiar sillouhette in the background.

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Re: Papo Tyrannosaurus - The stock dinosaur
« Reply #153 on: December 26, 2019, 01:36:09 PM »
That ain't no papo rex
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Re: Papo Tyrannosaurus - The stock dinosaur
« Reply #154 on: July 29, 2020, 12:25:06 PM »
Stumbled again on this one and thought of this Thread. Reminds me of the Schleich-Papo incident, hehe. I just thought of a Kid seeing this in an offline Store and the pure Sadness afterwards.


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Re: Papo Tyrannosaurus - The stock dinosaur
« Reply #155 on: July 29, 2020, 02:04:08 PM »
Interestingly enough (and I guess funny since you compared it to the time Schleich used a Papo T.rex for an ad) the figure there almost seems more based on the 2006 Schleich one especially looking at the legs.



But man this is sad, I loved the "Was ist was" books as a kid, c'mon you're better than that.

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Re: Papo Tyrannosaurus - The stock dinosaur
« Reply #156 on: August 17, 2020, 07:27:42 PM »
Despite the oil-slick feathering, the Dwarf Black Tyrant in the Supersaurs series of books is clearly based on the Papo running Rex.



Most of the pictures I've seen of it are the same pose from different angles, sometimes mirrored like this one:



There's even a life-size model:



Other Papo figures used as models in these books, also I think a few Schleichs. The Papo Pachyrhinosaurus is in the background of the second picture, and I've spotted the arch-backed bellowing Stegosaurus and the long-necked Styracosaurus.
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