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Re: RobinGoodfellow's Collection ( Collection "Tour" from page 113 )
« Reply #2360 on: October 04, 2020, 10:18:05 AM »

Thank you very much for the extremely kind words   ^-^  :))


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Re: RobinGoodfellow's Collection ( Collection "Tour" from page 113 )
« Reply #2361 on: October 04, 2020, 11:02:10 AM »
The Lisowicia looks made for that base.  And the expression on its face is perfectly suited to finding another animal in its path!

All are beautiful photographs.

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Re: RobinGoodfellow's Collection ( Collection "Tour" from page 113 )
« Reply #2362 on: October 10, 2020, 04:33:27 PM »
.. And Now for Something Completely Different : a comic   >:D

I have this italian comic in my collection since my childhood.
It's titled "Viaggio nella Preistoria" ("A travel into Prehistory") from a comic series called "Il Piccolo Ranger" ("Young Ranger").
It's from 1976..  O:-)




And it's full of vintage paleo-art, mainly "inspired" by Burian.
Also the plot is inspired by movies like "The Land that Time Forgot", "At the Earth's Core", "Journey to the Center of the Earth" and "The Lost World".

Originally this was a "western" comic based on a young sheriff; but this episode it's about the discovery of a hidden valley full of prehistoric creatures (...mmhmm... Gwangi;) ).

Of course it's in italian language; but the story is very simple:

The Young Ranger, his old friend and a naturalist are following a villain inside a strange, isolated valley where they catch him.
The valley is isolated from the rest of the world by a magnetic barrier.
Inside the valley they find prehistoric animals.







During the night the villain escapes from custody.




So they have to follow him into this prehistoric world.



Obviously there is a close encounter with a Tyrannosaurus..  ::)



To escape from T Rex they go into a cave full of..



..flying reptiles nests..




There is a fight but they win.




But not all dinosaurs are bad:




They find that the valley is not totally separated from the rest of the world.
Maybe more evolved species could exist inside the valley.
So they meet a sort of Dinosaurs-Sapiens with a leader:








They're still searching for the villain but there is a lake:




..and a prehistoric shark lives in it..




The shark easily destroys the boat but they're saved by the Dino-Sapiens:



The Ranger and his friends are captured by them:


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Unfortunately at the time I didn't buy the next episode so I don't know how the story ends.
But I can imagine:  >:D



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To see the full comic, here a link :

https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/50445304232/in/album-72157716337798377/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/albums/72157716337798377/with/50444436548/

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Re: RobinGoodfellow's Collection ( Collection "Tour" from page 113 )
« Reply #2363 on: October 10, 2020, 10:11:55 PM »
Interesting comic Robin. Those dinosaurs and that black and white comic also remind me of my childhood days. Beautiful memories.

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Re: RobinGoodfellow's Collection ( Collection "Tour" from page 113 )
« Reply #2364 on: October 11, 2020, 10:31:49 AM »
I would have loved having this as a child!  I liked feeding the Iguanodon with the plant.  Nice to see a dicynodont too, not to mention a bennettitalean making an appearance!  I'm glad they didn't shoot the Triceratops!  And as for the "dinosapiens" in the boat with their harpoons!

I would have wanted the next part!

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Re: RobinGoodfellow's Collection ( Collection "Tour" from page 113 )
« Reply #2365 on: October 11, 2020, 12:45:18 PM »

I've always been fascinated by "tableau" illustrations like these:













Recently I found a very small book full of "plateau" art (..but with very few text  :-[ ).
It's titled LIFE THROUGH TIME  by DK LONDON.

Here some illustrations:

















Full Res Pics here:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/albums/72157716348223851/with/50450263416/

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Re: RobinGoodfellow's Collection ( Collection "Tour" from page 113 )
« Reply #2366 on: October 11, 2020, 01:02:23 PM »
(..) I'm glad they didn't shoot the Triceratops!  (..)


Comic's Triceratops is taken from a well-known (in Italy) 1:1 (vintage) model from NHM of Milano.
There is also a (rare) figure by Orsenigo.




(1976)


(Nowadays)


(Orsenigo)

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Re: RobinGoodfellow's Collection ( Collection "Tour" from page 113 )
« Reply #2367 on: October 11, 2020, 02:28:59 PM »
Thanks for the confirmation.  I thought it looked very like that splendid statue from Milan and the Orsenigo!

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Re: RobinGoodfellow's Collection ( Collection "Tour" from page 113 )
« Reply #2368 on: October 14, 2020, 06:53:54 PM »

New Acquisitions


Mojo Fun 2020


Mandschurosaurus




Baryonyx




Brontosaurus







Mamenchisaurus





Baryonyx




Full Res Pics here:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/albums/72157716429935337/with/50481098251/

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« Reply #2369 on: October 14, 2020, 07:02:20 PM »
These fine images present Mojo's products in the best possible light.

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Re: RobinGoodfellow's Collection ( Collection "Tour" from page 113 )
« Reply #2370 on: October 15, 2020, 02:18:38 AM »
These fine images present Mojo's products in the best possible light.

To be honest, I see that Mojo' figures from 2020 have a much, much better quality than other years (solid plastics, improved painting applications, a more refined sculpt).
Probably they learned the lesson from 2019..  ;)
2020 orange Baryonyx isn't a simple color variation from 2019 (the blu one)  but it has a better sculpting work.
Unluckily to improve stability, it has gigantic clown' feet.. ( my 2019 blu Baryonyx doesn't stand up by itself from the beginning  :( ).

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Re: RobinGoodfellow's Collection ( Collection "Tour" from page 113 )
« Reply #2371 on: October 15, 2020, 04:41:44 AM »
Hopefully this positive trend continues in the near future. I could see Mojo replacing the declining Schleich brand as a competitor for, say, Safari and Collecta.

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Re: RobinGoodfellow's Collection ( Collection "Tour" from page 113 )
« Reply #2372 on: October 15, 2020, 06:58:35 AM »
Hopefully this positive trend continues in the near future. I could see Mojo replacing the declining Schleich brand as a competitor for, say, Safari and Collecta.

Honestly the Mojo figures are progressing much more positively than expected. They are making quite interesting figures, but I think we will have to wait a considerable time before they catch up with Safari and Collecta ... although you never know that. Mojo can make a quantum and quantitative leap from a giant overnight when it comes to quality.

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Re: RobinGoodfellow's Collection ( Collection "Tour" from page 113 )
« Reply #2373 on: October 15, 2020, 01:16:14 PM »
Hopefully this positive trend continues in the near future. I could see Mojo replacing the declining Schleich brand as a competitor for, say, Safari and Collecta.

Honestly the Mojo figures are progressing much more positively than expected. They are making quite interesting figures, but I think we will have to wait a considerable time before they catch up with Safari and Collecta ... although you never know that. Mojo can make a quantum and quantitative leap from a giant overnight when it comes to quality.
Your right, I'm sure. In your experience, @Shonisaurus , how successful have Mojo been in penetrating the retail market in Spain specifically and western Europe as a whole? How available are they in retail toy outlets of the "brick and mortar" kind?

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Re: RobinGoodfellow's Collection ( Collection "Tour" from page 113 )
« Reply #2374 on: October 15, 2020, 02:29:13 PM »
@SidB In Spain it has some impact on the retail trade. I found my first Mojo figures in the Store of the Museum of Natural Sciences in Madrid, I also bought figures at FNAC curiously, being a book and record store, on the other hand I have found them in toy stores in my neighborhood, however the figures that are most popular sold in the market in Spain are the dinosaurs of Papo and Schleich with a difference when it comes to dinosaurs. On the other hand, what is sold the most in Bullyland are the comic and Disney figures that are seen in a considerable part of stores and especially in nut stores.

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Re: RobinGoodfellow's Collection ( Collection "Tour" from page 113 )
« Reply #2375 on: October 17, 2020, 12:48:56 PM »
..in January 2019 I bought this big box; I suppose it's time for a photographic overview..
Most of the figures inside the box are more accurate repaint of classic PNSO miniatures.


 The box:



From 001 to 006: the "puppies"




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From 007 to 020:









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From 021 to 030:







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From 031 to 040:







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From 041 to 048:






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That's all:




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I hope you liked my overview.
If you want to see High Res Pics, please follow the link:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/albums/72157716496883742/with/45935346484/

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Re: RobinGoodfellow's Collection ( Collection "Tour" from page 113 )
« Reply #2376 on: October 17, 2020, 12:51:49 PM »
Nice additions to your collection, by the way, do you keep the PNSO dinosaurs in the original boxes? I ask you because I see that your figures are not unpacked.

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Re: RobinGoodfellow's Collection ( Collection "Tour" from page 113 )
« Reply #2377 on: October 17, 2020, 12:55:22 PM »
Nice additions to your collection, by the way, do you keep the PNSO dinosaurs in the original boxes? I ask you because I see that your figures are not unpacked.

Yes, I kept them all in the original packaging.. I prefer to show them that way.  :)

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Re: RobinGoodfellow's Collection ( Collection "Tour" from page 113 )
« Reply #2378 on: October 17, 2020, 03:30:36 PM »
Nice overview of all of those mini figures. They definitely have some really interesting packaging.
Film Accurate Mattel JW and JP toys list (incl. extended canon species, etc):
http://dinotoyblog.com/forum/index.php?topic=6702.0

For a list of what formations the Beasts of the Mesozoic raptor and ceratopsian series species (including some possible tyrannosaurids) were found, go here: http://dinotoyblog.com/forum/index.php?topic=6906.msg239970#msg239970

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Re: RobinGoodfellow's Collection ( Collection "Tour" from page 113 )
« Reply #2379 on: October 17, 2020, 07:34:28 PM »


The wonderful CollectA Caviramus (1:2) :







..and a photo-compositing:




Full Res Pics here:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/albums/72157660745400349/with/50498782522/

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