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What are your choices for the top 10 Tyrannosaurus toys?

Battat Tyrannosaurus
68 (9.6%)
Favorite original soft model Tyrannosaurus
20 (2.8%)
Favorite new soft model Tyrannosaurus
23 (3.2%)
Favorite feathered soft model Tyrannosaurus
16 (2.3%)
Papo standing T. rex
50 (7.1%)
Papo running T. rex
55 (7.8%)
Papo baby T. rex
10 (1.4%)
CollectA baby T. rex
16 (2.3%)
CollectA Deluxe Tyrannosaurus
20 (2.8%)
CollectA Tyrannosaurus rex with prey
7 (1%)
Invicta Tyrannosaurus
28 (4%)
Sega vinyl Tyrannosaurus
27 (3.8%)
Safari Ltd. "Sue at the Field Museum" Tyrannosaurus pair
19 (2.7%)
Wild Safari Tyrannosaurus (by Doug Watson)
35 (4.9%)
Kaiyodo Capsule Q Feathered Tyrannosaurus
28 (4%)
Kaiyodo Capsule Q Scaly Tyrannosaurus
20 (2.8%)
Carnegie Tyrannosaurus
7 (1%)
Carnegie 10th Anniversary T. rex
25 (3.5%)
Carnegie 25th Anniversary T. rex
33 (4.7%)
Kenner "Jurassic Park" "Big Red" original T. rex
35 (4.9%)
Kenner "The Lost World" Thrasher T. rex
28 (4%)
Kenner Bull T. rex
15 (2.1%)
Hasbro CamoXtreme JP3 Tyrannosaurus
2 (0.3%)
Hasbro CamoXtreme Canyon JP3 Tyrannosaurus
3 (0.4%)
Tyco Dino-Riders/Smithsonian Tyrannosaurus
15 (2.1%)
Dor Mei Tyrannosaurus
1 (0.1%)
Imperial Tyrannosaurus
3 (0.4%)
Carnage Resaurus T. rex
11 (1.6%)
Schleich World of History Tyrannosaurus
9 (1.3%)
Toyway WWD Tyrannosaurus
12 (1.7%)
Colorata Dino Cretaceous T. rex
4 (0.6%)
Takara Tomy A.R.T.S. Dino Kingdom 2012 Tyrannosaurus
6 (0.8%)
Linde Tyrannosaurus
1 (0.1%)
Kabaya Tyrannosaurus
6 (0.8%)
Marx skinny Tyrannosaurus
5 (0.7%)
Marx "Potbelly" Tyrannosaurus
6 (0.8%)
Bullyland Museum Line T. rex
7 (1%)
Revoltech T. rex
14 (2%)
Sinclair Tyrannosaurus
2 (0.3%)
Mold-A-Rama Tyrannosaurus
1 (0.1%)
MPC Tyrannosaurus
3 (0.4%)
Kenner Young "Jurassic Park" Tyrannosaurus
8 (1.1%)
Mojo deluxe T. rex
4 (0.6%)

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Re: Top 10 Tyrannosaurus Toys
« Reply #60 on: December 31, 2014, 12:32:14 AM »
Should the JP Arctic and Canyon rexes be included?


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Re: Top 10 Tyrannosaurus Toys
« Reply #61 on: December 31, 2014, 12:47:34 AM »
Should the JP Arctic and Canyon rexes be included?

Correct me if I'm wrong but I believe they are just paint variations of the already listed Hasbro JP3 T. rex.

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Re: Top 10 Tyrannosaurus Toys
« Reply #62 on: December 31, 2014, 01:04:53 AM »
Arctic T. Rex uses the small mould. Canyon uses the larger one.
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Re: Top 10 Tyrannosaurus Toys
« Reply #63 on: December 31, 2014, 03:19:24 AM »
Alright, it's on the list. I better see a couple votes for it though from those who suggested it!  ;) My original intention was for this to be a short poll with the choices narrowed down to a more manageable number of contenders but we now have 40 models on that list, a lot of which I think we can all agree upon won't make any top ten list. That said, it will still be interesting to see who votes for them so lets carry on I suppose.  :)

Any other requests? I'm starting to think the other Kaiyodo Dinotales models should be on there too. Any one agree or disagree?

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Re: Top 10 Tyrannosaurus Toys
« Reply #64 on: December 31, 2014, 03:40:32 AM »
does the Revoltech T. rex qualify?
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Re: Top 10 Tyrannosaurus Toys
« Reply #65 on: December 31, 2014, 11:40:06 AM »
does the Revoltech T. rex qualify?
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I hadn't ever seen it before, that figure is intense! Yeah, I'll put it up there.

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Re: Top 10 Tyrannosaurus Toys
« Reply #66 on: December 31, 2014, 12:08:37 PM »
just a reference pic for people who havent seen the Revoltech T. rex yet (not my pic)

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Re: Top 10 Tyrannosaurus Toys
« Reply #67 on: December 31, 2014, 02:14:42 PM »
My top 10 Tyrannosaur figures

1. Invicta

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Re: Top 10 Tyrannosaurus Toys
« Reply #68 on: December 31, 2014, 09:15:15 PM »
The Revoltech is a nice one, though it is a bit hard to figure out the articulation at first. Despite the retroness I've always been fond of the Invicta model as well. It's retro, but in a very elegant manner.

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Re: Top 10 Tyrannosaurus Toys
« Reply #69 on: December 31, 2014, 09:23:39 PM »
Honestly, I've no specific affinity for retro dinosaurs, or even Invicta in particular - but there is something weirdly charming about that waxy red Tyrannosaurus. I picked one up online some time ago, and it stands proudly atop my windowsill. It has a very stately, dignified property to it, somehow.

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Re: Top 10 Tyrannosaurus Toys
« Reply #70 on: December 31, 2014, 09:32:10 PM »
does the Revoltech T. rex qualify?
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Re: Top 10 Tyrannosaurus Toys
« Reply #71 on: December 31, 2014, 09:33:25 PM »
My favourite is the papo running T.rex.

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Re: Top 10 Tyrannosaurus Toys
« Reply #72 on: December 31, 2014, 09:41:13 PM »
does the Revoltech T. rex qualify?
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« Reply #73 on: December 31, 2014, 10:10:23 PM »
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Re: Top 10 Tyrannosaurus Toys
« Reply #74 on: December 31, 2014, 11:16:36 PM »
The "Best toys of 2015" thread got me itching to formulate other top ten list and what better place to start than with Tyrannosaurus rex.  I figured that before we have a poll made to vote for the top ten we should discuss who should be included in the poll in the first place. And where should we limit ourselves? I think resin models and kits should probably be kept out and we should limit ourselves to proper toys/figures/collectables. I only say that because the list of statues and kits and Shapeways models and all that would not only be impossibly long but naturally dominate the votes as well.
Hehe, since Tyrannosaurus is (I think) the most popular and well-known dinosaur, it makes sense the poll would be big.  I don't think this is a very good time for this though, as the CollectA 2015 Tyrannosaurus and the Battat Tyrannosaurus reissue (which I think has a good chance of being amazing) have both not been released yet, and I'm predicting these 2 figures will be very much liked by a lot of people.  I suppose another poll could always be done in addition to this one.

I'm not sure it's a good idea to include unreleased figures, as the final product is always at least a little different from pre-release pictures of it.  In this case, the CollectA 2015 Tyrannosaurus can only be seen from one angle of one pre-release picture which doesn't look like it has the articulated jaw yet.  It's not known how well it will stand and it wouldn't surprise me if something gets added to its feet to help it stand - CollectA has had problems in this area.  If any unreleased figure is included with released figures in a popularity poll I doubt the results will ever end up being completely accurate.

I like the Battat Tyrannosaurus best.  It looks very good and it's very accurate and detailed.  I recently found the one I had when I was a child (it's a version 3 one) and it's extremely durable (it's made of quite hard plastic)!  I played with it a lot as a child, but none of it has broken off, it's still got all it's arms, claws and individually sculpted teeth.  The individually sculpted teeth and superior poses of the Battat T. rexes and the 1999 Carnegie T. rex make me consider them better than the 2014 Carnegie T. rex whose teeth are joined together.  Several of the review pages on the Dino Toy Blog (e.g. the 2014 Carnegie Tyrannosaurus, 2012 WS Ceratosaurus, WS Acrocanthosaurus) mention the tail bases of these figures lack a big caudofemoralis muscle they should have.  The Battat Tyrannosaurus however has a large caudofemoralis, and it's from the 1990s!  In my opinion a lot of the Battat dinosaurs are still the best representation of that species ever produced, the Tyrannosaurus is one of them.
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Re: Top 10 Tyrannosaurus Toys
« Reply #75 on: December 31, 2014, 11:41:51 PM »
You make a lot of valid points but I'm afraid I'm too invested now to wait until these new models are released.  :-\ If the Battat model is simply a re-paint then I think we're still safe with the older model being an option without the new one on there. Plus, we don't even have a release date for it do we?

You're certainly right about the CollectA model though, the actual product is often quite different from the stock photo. Maybe it should just be an honorable mention in the top ten? Yeah, I like that idea.

The Battat T. rex is my top choice as well. It, along with the Safari Sue models (I prefer the mouth closed one), the two Capsule Q models, the Invicta and the big Sega vinyl will all get votes from me.

There are other Sega T. rex figures too correct? Similar to the big red one? Should they be included too? Anyone have information about them?

EDIT: I don't think we need to worry too much about the Battat and CollectA T. rex. If they're really as good as we're hoping they'll no doubt be on the "Top Ten 2015" list.
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Re: Top 10 Tyrannosaurus Toys
« Reply #76 on: January 01, 2015, 12:46:08 AM »
just a reference pic for people who havent seen the Revoltech T. rex yet (not my pic)


Revoltech is going to release a new Version with a Diffrent head and Colorscheme 

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Re: Top 10 Tyrannosaurus Toys
« Reply #77 on: January 01, 2015, 03:26:34 AM »
You make a lot of valid points but I'm afraid I'm too invested now to wait until these new models are released.  :-\ If the Battat model is simply a re-paint then I think we're still safe with the older model being an option without the new one on there. Plus, we don't even have a release date for it do we?

You're certainly right about the CollectA model though, the actual product is often quite different from the stock photo. Maybe it should just be an honorable mention in the top ten? Yeah, I like that idea.

The Battat T. rex is my top choice as well. It, along with the Safari Sue models (I prefer the mouth closed one), the two Capsule Q models, the Invicta and the big Sega vinyl will all get votes from me.

There are other Sega T. rex figures too correct? Similar to the big red one? Should they be included too? Anyone have information about them?

EDIT: I don't think we need to worry too much about the Battat and CollectA T. rex. If they're really as good as we're hoping they'll no doubt be on the "Top Ten 2015" list.
I thought about this a bit more after my post, and actually I think now is a good time for this.  If one waits for future releases, the topic, its poll and the fun that comes from it also has to wait!  The poll is for the top 10 Tyrannosaurus toys currently in existence after all!  Sometimes I don't realise something straight away.  You're doing a good job with this thread Gwangi!

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Re: Top 10 Tyrannosaurus Toys
« Reply #78 on: January 01, 2015, 07:01:34 PM »
It's not even close- the first two you listed. Battat T-Rex (in 1:40 scale) and the original Favorite (2004) T-Rex (in 1:50 scale).
Even more amazing is that the Favorite T-Rex stands on its own two feet - normal feet, not over-sized feet, and without that tripod tail. These are easily the two best T-Rex sculpts EVER!!!


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Re: Top 10 Tyrannosaurus Toys
« Reply #79 on: January 01, 2015, 11:02:12 PM »
If anyone else has anymore suggestions now would be the time. The thread seems to be dieing down so I intend on putting the poll together tomorrow.