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This thread, if you read it chronologically, shows how my collection developed, based on the basic goal of trying to get the best toy version of, at first, every Mesozoic and Paleozoic vertebrate. I expanded that and now I'm looking for any organism at all from those two eras. The winners for each taxon, per my mostly non-expert opinion, are listed below. I know from emails I've gotten that some people use this thread as a reference, which is very flattering! I hope this list will be helpful in that respect, so that people don't have to click through the whole thing, which starts out kind of messy. Each entry on this list links to the post where I featured that figure in an individual portrait. In many cases that post will also have a comparison photo or two.

"Best" is at least partially subjective, and some of these are only the best exemplar under really specific constraints, to wit:
• Toys only, mainly plastic. I try to avoid resin statues, plush, 3d prints, model kits, etc.
• Nothing smaller than 1:50, with occasional exceptions for sauropods, trees, and other very large organisms. Essentially, no miniatures (Kaiyodo, tube, bin figures) of gigantic animals
• I usually won't buy monochromes
• I prefer static figures to articulated ones
• One figure per genus or species, unless comparably good figures are available in very different scales (allowing for some reduction in detail in smaller figures)
• I place a high premium on accuracy (i.e., figures that commit the fewest known errors), but that preference can be overcome by my scale preferences or more capricious factors.
• No Cenozoic, because I have to draw the line somewhere, and I don't want to be tempted to start collecting modern fauna and flora. The K-Pg is a pretty tidy boundary, unlike any boundary subdividing the Cenozoic--no doubt future geologists will find the Anthropocene equally tidy. No Ediacaran, either, because as I've said before, most things were just films of snot on the seafloor.

I flagrantly break most of these rules for fishes, but the production medium one in particular. I occasionally break them for other organisms if I'm in the right mood. When a figure is produced in a medium other than plastic or rubber, I note that in the list below.

This list is organized into broad taxonomic categories. You can really see that certain groups' representation is due to just a couple of companies; this is particularly striking for amphibians and plants. Where there's no robust consensus about validity of a taxon, I err on the side of splitting and on the side of inclusion. So this list probably contains ontogenetic synonyms, and it certainly contains nomina dubia. If there is no hyperlink, it means I don't own that figure yet--please feel free to offer it to me in trade! :) I'm sure there are typos or incorrect links in the list below, and I'll be grateful to anyone who notifies me of one. If I'm missing a species available as a toy, I would love to know about it! I'm also happy to discuss the merits and demerits of particular figures. Sometimes it comes down to which particular anatomical mistake one finds most bothersome! I don't have a strong opinion on the best Tyrannosaurus figure, because after the glut of new versions in 2017 and 2018, I swore off buying that genus altogether. Finally, this is the only place where everything is listed on a single page, but if you want to explore my collection by time period, manufacturer, sculptor, or finer-scale taxonomic group, you can do so at my Flickr page.

Enjoy!

theropod dinosaurs and herrerasaurids
Abelisaurus (DeAgostini)
Acheroraptor (Creative Beast)
Acrocanthosaurus (Papo)
Adasaurus (Creative Beast)
Afrovenator (CollectA)
Albertosaurus (Safari Ltd)
Alexornis (Vivid)
Alioramus (CollectA)
Allosaurus (Safari Ltd, 2019)
Altispinax (=Becklespinax) (Geoworld)
Alxasaurus (Hayakawa)
Anchiornis (PNSO)
Anzu (Safari Ltd)
Archaeopteryx (Kaiyodo)
Archaeopteryx (Favorite Co Ltd)
Atrociraptor (Creative Beast)
Australovenator (Australian Age of Dinosaurs)
Balaur (Creative Beast)
Baryonyx (Favorite Co Ltd)
Beibeilong (Safari Ltd)
Beipiaosaurus (Safari Ltd, 2009)
Beipiaosaurus (Safari Ltd, 2006)
Beishanlong (CollectA)
Bistahieversor (Favorite Co Ltd)
Buitreraptor (Creative Beast)
Carcharodontosaurus (CollectA)
Carnotaurus (Safari Ltd, 2019)
Caudipteryx (Safari Ltd, 2006)
Caudipteryx (Safari Ltd, 2009)
Ceratosaurus (CollectA)
Chilantaisaurus (Vitae)
Chirostenotes (Takara Tomy)
Citipati (Safari Ltd)
Coelophysis (Safari Ltd)
Coelophysis (Favorite Co Ltd)
Coelurus (Mattel)
Compsognathus (Papo)
Compsognathus (Kaiyodo)
Concavenator (Favorite Co Ltd)
Confuciusornis (PNSO)
Cryolophosaurus (Battat)
Dakotaraptor (IVS Group Ltd)
Daspletosaurus (CollectA)
Deinocheirus (CollectA, 2017)
Deinonychus (Safari Ltd, 2020)
Deinonychus (Favorite Co Ltd, metal)
Deltadromeus (Safari Ltd)
Dilong (Safari Ltd, 2009)
Dilong (Safari Ltd, 2006)
Dilophosaurus (Safari Ltd, 2020)
Dromaeosaurus (Creative Beast)
Eotyrannus (CollectA)
Eustreptospondylus (TS Toys)
Falcarius (Geoworld)
Fukuiraptor (Kaiyodo, 2016)
Fukuiraptor (Favorite Co Ltd, 2015)
Fukuivenator (Favorite Co Ltd)
Gallimimus (AAA)
Gasosaurus (Ausini)
Giganotosaurus (EoFauna)
Gigantoraptor (CollectA)
Gojirasaurus (Disga)
Gorgosaurus (Papo)
Guanlong (PNSO)
Herrerasaurus (Dawn of the Dinosaurs, resin)
Hesperonychus (Vivid)
Hesperornis (Character Options)
Ichthyovenator (CollectA)
Incisivosaurus (Ausini)
Indosuchus (DeAgostini)
Irritator (CollectA)
Kakuru (Yowie)
Liliensternus (Bullyland)
Lourinhanosaurus (CollectA)
Lythronax (CollectA)
Majungasaurus (CollectA)
Mapusaurus (CollectA, 2018)
Masiakasaurus (Safari Ltd)
Megalosaurus (Toyway)
Megaraptor (Geoworld)
Mei (PNSO)
Metriacanthosaurus (CollectA)
Microraptor (Safari Ltd)
Monolophosaurus (Safari Ltd)
Mononykus (Creative Beast)
Nanantius (Yowie)
Nanotyrannus (DeAgostini)
Nanshiungosaurus (Battat)
Neovenator (Favorite Co Ltd)
Nothronychus (CollectA)
Ornitholestes (Mattel)
Ornithomimus (Geoworld)
Oviraptor (Schleich)
Oviraptor (Kaiyodo)
Ozraptor (Yowie)
Pelecanimimus (Favorite Co Ltd)
Podokesaurus (Imperial)
Proceratosaurus (PNSO)
Procompsognathus (Jasman)
Pyroraptor (Creative Beast)
Rajasaurus (CollectA)
Rugops (CollectA)
"Sanchusaurus" (Kanna Dinosaur Centre, resin)
Saurophaganax (CollectA)
Saurornithoides (Xidi/Happy Kin)
Saurornitholestes (Creative Beast)
Sciurumimus (CollectA)
Segnosaurus (Disga)
Sinraptor (Vitae)
Sinornithoides (Mattel)
Sinornithosaurus (Safari Ltd)
Sinosauropteryx (PNSO)
Sinosaurus (=Dilophosaurus sinensis) (IToy)
Spinosaurus (PNSO, 2019)
Staurikosaurus (Maia & Borges)
Stenonychosaurus (=Troodon) (Creative Beast)
Stenonychosaurus (=Troodon) (Vivid)
Stokesosaurus (Simba)
Struthiomimus (Kaiyodo)
Suchomimus (Safari Ltd)
Tarbosaurus (Favorite Co Ltd)
Tawa (Schleich)
Therizinosaurus (CollectA, 2012)
Timimus (Yowie)
Torvosaurus (CollectA)
Tsaagan (Creative Beast)
Tyrannosaurus (Safari Ltd, 2017)
Tyrannosaurus (PNSO, 2017)
Utahraptor (CollectA)
Velociraptor (Safari Ltd, 2009)
Velociraptor (Safari Ltd, 2017)
Xiongguanlong (CollectA)
Yangchuanosaurus (PNSO, 2019)
Yaverlandia (unknown)
Yi (Kaiyodo)
Yutyrannus (Safari Ltd)
Zhenyuanlong (Creative Beast)
Zhuchengtyrannus (Favorite Co Ltd)

sauropodomorph dinosaurs
Agustinia (CollectA)
Alamosaurus (CollectA)
Amargasaurus (PNSO)
Ampelosaurus (CollectA)
Anchisaurus (Gosnell)
Apatosaurus (Papo)
Argentinosaurus (CollectA)
Atlasaurus (EoFauna)
Barapasaurus (Schleich)
Barosaurus (Kaiyodo)
Brachiosaurus (Safari Ltd, 2012)
Brontosaurus (CollectA)
Camarasaurus (Safari Ltd)
Cetiosaurus (Invicta)
Daxiatitan (CollectA)
Dicraeosaurus (Starlux)
Diplodocus (Safari Ltd, 2008)
Euhelopus (PNSO)
Europasaurus (Bullyland)
Giraffatitan (=Brachiosaurus brancai) (Papo)
Huanghetitan (PNSO)
Isisaurus (Sega)
Jobaria (CollectA)
Lufengosaurus (PNSO)
Malawisaurus (Safari Ltd)
Mamenchisaurus (PNSO)
Mussaurus (Mattel)
Nigersaurus (Safari Ltd)
Paralititan (CollectA)
Plateosaurus (Safari Ltd)
Rebbachisaurus (CollectA)
Rhoetosaurus (CollectA)
Riojasaurus (Xidi/Happy Kin)
Sauroposeidon (Takara Tomy)
Shunosaurus (Safari Ltd)
Spinophorosaurus (Bullyland)
Supersaurus (Happinet)
Tambatitanis (Favorite Co Ltd)
Titanosauria, indeterminate based on Auca Mahuevo nest (Los Angeles County Museum)
Ultrasaurus (Hasbro/Playskool)
Vulcanodon (Diramix)

ornithischian dinosaurs
Acanthopholis (Starlux)
Achelousaurus (CollectA)
Anchiceratops (Kaiyodo, Dinoland)
Animantarx (Schleich)
Ankylosaurus (PNSO)
Archaeoceratops (Mattel)
Arrhinoceratops (DeAgostini)
Atlascopcosaurus (Science & Nature)
Bactrosaurus (Danone)
Borealopelta (CollectA)
Brachylophosaurus (Jasman)
Callovosaurus (Mattel)
Camptosaurus (CollectA)
Centrosaurus (Inyector)
Chasmosaurus (DeAgostini)
Chungkingosaurus (PNSO, 2019)
Corythosaurus (Safari Ltd)
Dacentrurus (Battat)
Diabloceratops (Safari Ltd)
Dracorex (Safari Ltd)
Dryosaurus (unknown)
Edmontonia (Battat)
Edmontosaurus (Safari Ltd, 2020)
Einiosaurus (Safari Ltd)
Euoplocephalus (Battat)
Fabrosaurus (Simba)
Fulgurotherium (Yowie)
Fukuisaurus (Favorite Co Ltd, 2018)
Fukuisaurus (Favorite Co Ltd, 2015)
Gastonia (CollectA)
Gigantspinosaurus (CollectA)
Gryposaurus (Safari Ltd)
Hadrosaurus (DeAgostini)
Heterodontosaurus (Inpro)
Huayangosaurus (PNSO)
Hylaeosaurus (Sonokong)
Hypacrosaurus (Safari Ltd)
Hypsilophodon (Geoworld)
Hypsilophodon (CollectA)
Iguanodon (CollectA)
Kentrosaurus (Schleich, 2015)
Koreaceratops (CollectA)
Koshisaurus (Favorite Co Ltd)
Kosmoceratops (CollectA)
Leaellynasaura (Toyway)
Lambeosaurus (Bullyland)
Leptoceratops (Safari Ltd)
Lesothosaurus (Takara Tomy)
Lexovisaurus (CollectA)
Liaoceratops (PNSO)
Maiasaura (Kaiyodo, 2002)
Maiasaura (Battat)
Mandschurosaurus (PNSO)
Mantellisaurus (CollectA)
Medusaceratops (CollectA)
Mercuriceratops (CollectA)
Microceratus (=Microceratops) (Xidi/Happy Kin)
Minmi (CollectA)
Miragaia (Safari Ltd)
Monoclonius (Ausini)
Montanoceratops (Sellanomer)
Muttaburrasaurus (TS Toys)
Nanosaurus (=Othnielia) (Jakks Pacific)
Nasutoceratops (Safari Ltd)
Nedoceratops (=Diceratops) (Xidi/Happy Kin)
Nodosaurus (TS Toys)
Olorotitan (CollectA)
Oryctodromeus (Takara Tomy)
Ouranosaurus (Battat)
Pachycephalosaurus (Safari Ltd, 2020)
Pachycephalosaurus (CollectA)
Pachyrhinosaurus (Safari Ltd)
Parasaurolophus (Battat)
Parasaurolophus (Kaiyodo, 2016)
Parksosaurus (Vivid)
Pawpawsaurus (Sega)
Pentaceratops (Favorite Co Ltd)
Pinacosaurus (TS Toys)
Polacanthus (Toyway)
Prenocephale (Yowie)
Protoceratops (Kaiyodo, 2006)
Psittacosaurus (Safari Ltd)
Regaliceratops (Safari Ltd)
Saichania (Schleich, 2016)
Saurolophus (Favorite Co Ltd)
Sauropelta (Safari Ltd)
Sauropelta (Kaiyodo)
Scelidosaurus (CollectA)
Scolosaurus (Starlux)
Serendipaceratops (Science & Nature)
Shantungosaurus (PNSO)
Silvisaurus (Imagination Generation)
Sinoceratops (Favorite Co Ltd)
Spinops (PNSO)
Stegoceras (Ideal)
Stegosaurus (Safari Ltd, 2020)
Struthiosaurus (Learning Resources)
Stygimoloch (Mofun Toys)
Stygimoloch (Takara Tomy, 2018)
Styracosaurus (Papo, though it should be Safari Ltd)
Tenontosaurus (CollectA; Rebor's is nicer, but I refuse to buy the hideous Acro to get it)
Thescelosaurus (Geoworld)
Tianyulong (PNSO)
Torosaurus (Toyway)
Triceratops (Safari Ltd)
Tsintaosaurus (Kanna Dinosaur Centre, resin)
Tuojiangosaurus (Imperial)
Utahceratops (CollectA)
Vagaceratops (Safari Ltd)
Wuerhosaurus (Vitae)
Xenoceratops (CollectA)
Yinlong (Favorite Co Ltd)
Yingshanosaurus (Mattel)
Zhejiangosaurus (Vitae)
Zuniceratops (Geoworld)

pterosaurs
Anhanguera (Kaiyodo)
Anurognathus (Character Options)
Aussiedraco (reassigned from Ornithocheirus) (Yowie)
Azhdarchidae incertae sedis ("Giralia pterosaur", Yowie)
Caiuajara (CollectA)
Campylognathoides (Waiphoon)
Caulkicephalus (Takara Tomy)
Cearadactylus (Disney)
Dimorphodon (CollectA)
Dorygnathus (One 2 Play)
Dsungaripterus (Kaiyodo)
Eudimorphodon (Sellanomer)
Guidraco (PNSO)
Guidraco (CollectA)
Harpactognathus (unknown, Ice Age merch)
Hatzegopteryx (CollectA)
Nemicolopterus (PNSO)
Nyctosaurus (PNSO)
Ornithocheirus (=Criorhynchus) (Xidi/Happy Kin)
Ornithocheirus (Toyway)
Peteinosaurus (Takara Tomy)
Pteranodon (Safari Ltd, 2019)
Pteranodon (Kaiyodo, 2003)
Pterodactylus (Joy City)
Pterodactylus (Tyco)
Pterodaustro (Cog Ltd)
Quetzalcoatlus (Colorata, 2008)
Rhamphorhynchus (Kaiyodo)
Rhamphorhynchus (Safari Ltd)
Scaphognathus (Waiphoon)
cf. Tropeognathus (TS Toys)
Tropeognathus (Cog Ltd)
Tupandactylus (=Tapejara imperator) (DinoStar)
Tupandactylus (=Tapejara imperator) (Kaiyodo)
Tupuxuara (Papo)
Sinopterus (Günther)
unnamed North African pterosaur (Safari Ltd)
Zhejiangopterus (Vitae)

other reptiles and parareptiles
Adocus (Takara Tomy)
Archelon (Favorite Co Ltd)
Arizonasaurus (Bullyland)
Armadillosuchus (Sonokong)
Askeptosaurus (DeAgostini)
Atopodentatus (PNSO)
Attenborosaurus (CollectA)
Batrachotomus (Bullyland)
Brachauchenius (Chialu, composition)
Bradysaurus (Starlux)
cf. Captorhinus (unknown)
Ceresiosaurus (DeAgostini)
Champsosaurus (Safari Ltd)
Coelurosauravus (Character Options)
Dakosaurus (PNSO, 2018)
Dakosaurus (PNSO, 2019)
Deinosuchus (Safari Ltd)
Desmatosuchus (Schleich)
Dolichorhynchops (Safari Ltd)
Dolichorhynchops (CollectA)
Drepanosaurus (Hirokazu Tokugawa, resin)
Elasmosaurus (Safari Ltd)
Euparkeria (Safari Ltd)
Eurhinosaurus (PNSO)
Excalibosaurus (CollectA)
Futabasaurus (Colorata)
Garjainia (PaleoCreatures, resin)
cf. Gephyrosaurus (Rebor)
Glyphoderma (PNSO)
Henodus (Safari Ltd)
Hydrotherosaurus (CollectA)
Hyperodapedon (=Scaphonyx) (Dawn of the Dinosaurs)
Icarosaurus (Giochi Preziosi)
Ichthyosaurus (Kaiyodo)
Ichthyosaurus (Safari Ltd)
Kaprosuchus (Safari Ltd)
Keichousaurus (PNSO)
Kronosaurus (Safari Ltd)
Lariosaurus (DeAgostini)
Leptonectes (=Leptopterygius) (Bullyland)
Liopleurodon (Safari Ltd)
Longisquama (Moose)
Machaeroprosopus (=Rutiodon validus) (Safari Ltd)
Metriorhynchus (Kaiyodo)
Mixosaurus (Play Visions)
Montealtosuchus (Safari Ltd)
Mosasaurus (PNSO)
Nothosaurus (Safari Ltd)
Odontochelys (PNSO)
Ophthalmosaurus (Toyway)
Ornithosuchus (Hasbro/Kenner)
Pareiasaurus (Sellanomer)
Paratypothorax (Bullyland)
Pistosaurus (DeAgostini)
Placodus (Play Visions)
Placochelys (Starlux)
Plesiosaurus (Favorite Co Ltd 2004)
Plesiosaurus (Kaiyodo, 2002)
Plesiosaurus (Kaiyodo, 2015)
Plesiosuchus (Safari Ltd)
Pliosaurus (CollectA)
Postosuchus (Safari Ltd, 2009)
Postosuchus (Safari Ltd, 2011)
Prestosuchus (Safari Ltd)
Proganochelys (Takara Tomy)
Proterosuchus (=Chasmatosaurus) (Safari Ltd)
Protochirotherium (Bullyland)
Protosuchus (unknown)
Redondasaurus (Favorite Co Ltd)
Rhomaleosaurus (CollectA)
Rutiodon (Kaiyodo)
Saltoposuchus (Starlux)
Sarcosuchus (Safari Ltd, 2020)
Saurosuchus (Dawn of the Dinosaurs, resin)
Scutosaurus (Safari Ltd)
Shastasaurus (Sonokong)
Shonisaurus (Schleich)
Shringasaurus (Safari Ltd)
Sinemys (Kaiyodo)
Stenopterygius (Geoworld)
Tanystropheus (Kaiyodo)
Tanystropheus (Safari Ltd)
Tasmaniosaurus (Yowie)
Teleocrater (PaleoCreatures, resin)
Temnodontosaurus (CollectA)
Teratosaurus (Matchbox)
Thalassomedon (CollectA)
Tylosaurus (Safari Ltd)
Umoonasaurus (reassigned from Leptocleidus) (Yowie)

mammals and other synapsids
Alphadon (Vivid)
Cynognathus (Marx, 1963)
Dicynodon (Cog Ltd)
Dimetrodon (Safari Ltd, 2018)
Dimetrodon (Favorite Co Ltd)
Dimetrodon (Kaiyodo, 2015)
Dinogorgon (Schleich)
Edaphosaurus (CollectA)
Endothiodon (Starlux)
Estemmenosuchus (CollectA, 2018)
Estemmenosuchus (CollectA, 2019)
Exaeretodon (Dawn of the Dinosaurs)
Exaeretodon (Dawn of the Dinosaurs, resin)
Henkelotherium (Yujin)
Inostrancevia (Safari Ltd)
Ischigualastia (Dawn of the Dinosaurs)
Kannemeyeria (3d print)
Kannemeyeriidae incertae sedis (Yowie)
Keratocephalus (One 2 Play)
Kollikodon (Yowie)
Koreasaltipes (Sonokong)
Lycaenops (Hasbro/Kenner, 2000)
Lystrosaurus (Kaiyodo)
Moschops (PaleoCreatures, resin)
Placerias (Tyco)
Procynosuchus (Bullyland)
Repenomamus (PaleoCreatures, resin)
Sphenacodon (Marx, 1963)
Steropodon (Yowie)
Trochosaurus (Kaiyodo)

amphibians and stem-amniotes
cf. Cacops (Starlux)
Deltasaurus (Yowie)
Eryops (Kaiyodo)
cf. Gerobatrachus (Sonokong)
Gerrothorax (Play Visions)
Diplocaulus (Kaiyodo)
Mastodonsaurus (Bullyland)
Peltobatrachus (Play Visions)
Pholiderpeton (=Eogyrinus) (Play Visions)
Platyhystrix (Play Visions)
Promastodonsaurus (Dawn of the Dinosaurs)
Siderops (Yowie)
Triadobatrachus (Play Visions)

lobe-finned fishes, including stem-tetrapods
Acanthostega (Yujin)
Axelrodichthys (Kaiyodo)
Crassigyrinus (Play Visions)
Dipnorhynchus (TST Advance, plush)
Elginerpeton (TST Advance, plush)
Eusthenopteron (Kaiyodo, 2006)
Eusthenopteron (Kaiyodo, 2015)
Hyneria (PaleoCreatures, resin)
Ichthyostega (Kaiyodo)
Mandageria (Paleozoo, 3d print)
Panderichthys (TST Advance, plush)
Strepsodus (Yowie)
Tiktaalik (Paleozoo, 3d print)

ray-finned fishes
Bawitius (Spirellity, plush)
Diplomystus (Safari Ltd, skeleton only)
cf. Gillicus (Bandai)
Leedsichthys (CollectA)
Lepidotes (Kanna Dinosaur Centre, resin)
cf. Potanichthys (Schleich)
Protosphyraena (Obscurus, resin)
Pycnodontiformes incertae sedis (Sideshow, resin)
Xiphactinus (PaleoCreatures, resin)
Xiphactinus (CollectA)

cartilaginous fishes and acanthodians
Acanthodes (Artificial Animals, resin)
Bandringa (Paleocasts, resin)
Belantsea (TST Advance, plush)
Chlamydoselachus (Safari Ltd)
Cladoselache (Safari Ltd)
Cladoselache (Kaiyodo)
Climatius (Lanier for Smithsonian Institution)
cf. Climatius (unknown)
Cretoxyrhina (Safari Ltd)
Echinochimaera (Action Products)
Edestus (Safari Ltd)
Falcatus (Artificial Animals, resin)
Helicoprion (Safari Ltd)
Hybodus (Safari Ltd)
cf. Ischyrhiza (Bullyland)
cf. Onchopristis (PNSO)
Onchopristis (3d print)
Orthacanthus (Safari Ltd)
Parahelicoprion (Prey Collection, model kit)
Sarcoprion (Safari Ltd)
Scapanorhynchus (Safari Ltd)
Squalicorax (Sideshow, resin)
Stethacanthus (Safari Ltd)
Xenacanthus (Kaiyodo)

primitive fishes and early chordates
Anglaspis (3d print)
Arandaspis (Yowie)
Ateleaspis (Artificial Animals, resin)
Boreaspis (Artificial Animals, resin)
Bothriolepis (Kaiyodo)
Cephalaspis (Colorata)
Dicksonosteus (Artificial Animals, resin)
Dinichthys (Diramix)
Doryaspis (TST Advance, plush)
Drepanaspis (Starlux)
Dunkleosteus (Favorite Co Ltd)
Gemuendina (3d print)
Groenlandaspis (Cog Ltd)
Groenlandaspis (Yowie)
Haikouella (Yujin)
Haikouichthys (TST Advance, plush)
Hemicyclaspis (Kaiyodo)
Hoelaspis (3d print)
Mcnamaraspis (Yowie)
Myllokunmingia (DeAgostini, porcelain)
Pikaia (Favorite Co Ltd)
Phyllolepis (TST Advance, plush)
Pituriaspis (Diramix)
Pomatrum (=Xidazoon) (TST Advance, plush)
Poraspis (Diramix)
Pteraspis (Kaiyodo)
Pterichthyodes (=Pterichthys) (Henkel/Ovomaltine/Yoplait)
Remigolepis (Paleozoo, 3d print)
Rolfosteus (Yowie)
Tauraspis (3d print)
Thelodus (TST Advance, plush)
Vetulicola (TST Advance, plush)

non-chordate animals
Acutiramus (Colorata)
Anomalocaris (Favorite Co Ltd, 2014)
Anomalocaris (Kaiyodo, 2015)
Arthropleura (Innovative Kids)
Australiceras (CollectA)
Aysheaia (Cog Ltd)
Baculites (CollectA)
Belemnitida incertae sedis (Bullyland)
Cameroceras (Colorata)
Canadaspis (Favorite Co Ltd)
Ceraurinella (Kaiyodo, resin)
Cidaris (Geoworld)
Diplomoceras (CollectA)
Dithyrocaris (Paleocasts, resin)
Douvilleiceras (Kaiyodo)
Dubbolimulus (Yowie)
Eryops (Kaiyodo)
Euproops (Paleocasts, resin)
Eurypterus (Kaiyodo)
Glaphurochiton (Paleocasts, resin)
Hallucigenia (Favorite Co Ltd)
Harpes (Paleocasts, resin)
Hollardops (Paleocasts, resin)
Kettneraspis (Yowie)
Meganeura (Kaiyodo)
Michelinoceras (Takara Tomy)
Naraoia (Safari Ltd)
Nipponites (Kaiyodo)
Olenoides (Colorata)
Olenoides (Favorite Co Ltd)
Opabinia (Kaiyodo, 2015)
Ottoia (Safari Ltd)
Pachydiscus (Kaiyodo)
Palaeolimulus (Paleocasts, resin)
Parapuzosia (CollectA)
Perisphinctes (Geoworld)
Peytoia (=Laggania) (Royal Ontario Museum)
Pleurocystites (Kaiyodo)
Polyptychoceras (Kaiyodo)
Protolindenia (Rebor)
Psychopyge (Kaiyodo)
Pterygotus (Kaiyodo, 2015)
Rayonnoceras (Kaiyodo)
cf. Rhizostomites ("medusa", Bullyland)
Sanctacaris (Safari Ltd)
Sidneyia (Safari Ltd)
Triarthrus (Kaiyodo, 2015)
Tricrepicephalus (Safari Ltd)
Triops (Kaiyodo)
Tropaeum (Yowie)
Tullimonstrum (Trilobiti, resin)
Tullimonstrum (Medicom)
Vauxia (Safari Ltd)
Wiwaxia (Favorite Co Ltd)

plants
Agathis (Safari Ltd)
Araucaria (Creative Beast)
cf. Araucaria (Favorite Co Ltd)
Cycadeoidea (CollectA)
cf. Cyathea (Favorite Co Ltd)
Monanthesia (CollectA)
cf. Pentoxylon (cycad) (Safari Ltd)
cf. Psaronius (tree fern) (Safari Ltd)
Pseudoctenis (CollectA)
Williamsonia (CollectA)

Fore people less scale-sensitive than I am, here is a list of additional large taxa only available as miniatures. I'm probably missing a lot here, feel free to suggest additions:
Aeolosaurus (Xidi/Happy Kin)
Altirhinus (Sega)
Aucasaurus (One 2 Play)
Austrosaurus (Yowie)
Chuanjiesaurus (Kaiyodo)
Cratochelone (Yowie)
Ectenosaurus (PNSO)
Fukuititan (Favorite Co Ltd)
Himalayasaurus (PNSO)
Janenschia (Simba)
Kamuysaurus (Kaiyodo)
Mauisaurus (Yowie)
Moanasaurus (=Rikisaurus) (Yowie)
Mosasauridae indet. (Kaiyodo)
Opishthocoelicaudia (Kaiyodo)
Platypterygius (Yowie)
Rapator (Yowie)
Talarurus (One 2 Play)
Therizinosauridae indet. (Kaiyodo)
Siamotyrannus (Kaiyodo)
Woolungasaurus (Yowie)

And a list of Cenozoic animals. I don't have any of these in my collection, so no photos, but maybe people will find this useful. I don't think I included anything that went extinct since 1500 CE.

Aepycamelus (=Alticamelus) (Starlux)
Amebelodon (Safari Ltd)
Andrewsarchus (CollectA)
Anthropornis (Yowie)
Aptornis (Yowie)
Arsinoitherium (Safari Ltd)
Australonycteris (Yowie)
Australopithecus (Kaiyodo)
Balbaroo (Yowie)
Basilosaurus (PNSO)
Bohra (Yowie)
Brachipposideros (Yowie)
Carcharocles Who cares?
Ceratogaulus (MPC)
Chalicotherium (Bullyland)
Coelodonta (Safari Ltd, 2019)
Copepteryx (Kaiyodo)
Daeodon (Safari Ltd)
Deinotherium (EoFauna)
Dinornis (Yowie)
Diprotodon (Southlands Replicas)
Djaludjangi (Yowie)
Doedicurus (Kaiyodo)
Dromornis (Yowie)
Dryopithecus (Bullyland)
Ekaltadeta (Yowie)
Ektopodon (Yowie)
Elasmotherium (CollectA)
Embolotherium (Geoworld)
Emuarius (Yowie)
Eobasileus (Play Visions)
Eohippus (Starlux)
Euryzygoma (Yowie)
Eusmilus (Bullyland, 2013)
Gastornis (Kaiyodo)
Gastornis (Safari Ltd)
Glaucodon (Yowie)
Glyptodon (Kaiyodo)
Gomphotherium (CollectA)
Harpagornis (Yowie)
Hipparion (Geoworld)
Homo erectus (Bullyland)
Homo habilis (Bullyland)
Homo neanderthalensis
Homotherium (Play Visions)
Hyaenodon (Safari Ltd)
Icarops (Yowie)
Kelenken (CollectA)
Lechriodus (Yowie)
Liasis (Yowie)
Machairodus (Starlux)
Macrauchenia (Safari Ltd)
Mammalodon (Yowie)
Mammut (Safari Ltd, 2018)
Mammuthus primigenius (Safari Ltd, 2003)
Mammuthus trogontherii (EoFauna)
Megacerops (Safari Ltd)
Megalibgwilia (Yowie)
Megaloceros (Papo)
Megatherium (Safari Ltd)
Meiolania (Kaiyodo)
Moeritherium (Starlux)
Metriodiochoerus (Geoworld)
Moropus (CollectA)
Nimbacinus (Yowie)
Nimiokoala (Yowie)
Ninjemys (Yowie)
Notoryctes (Yowie)
Pachyornis (Yowie)
Palaeoloxodon (EoFauna)
Palaeotherium (Starlux)
Paleoparadoxia (Colorata)
Paljara (Yowie)
Palorchestes (Play Visions)
Panthera spelaea (Starlux)
Paraceratherium (CollectA)
Paranthropus (=Australopithecus boisei) (Kaiyodo)
Passeriformes indet. (Yowie)
Pelagornis (Yowie)
Pengana (Yowie)
Phascolonus (Yowie)
Phoeniconotius (Yowie)
Phorusrhacos (X-Plus)
Platybelodon (Kaiyodo)
Procoptodon (Geoworld)
Propleopus (Yowie)
Prorastomus (Play Visions)
Pseudokoala (Yowie)
Quinkana (Yowie)
Rhabdosteidae indet. (Yowie)
Rhizophascolonus (Yowie)
Silvabestius (Yowie)
Smilodon (Kaiyodo)
Smilodon (Safari Ltd, 2004)
Synthetoceras (Yowie)
Tetonius (Yujin)
Thylacinus potens (Yowie)
Thylacoleo (Southlands Replicas)
Thylacosmilus (Geoworld)
Tingamarra (Yowie)
Titanis (Kaiyodo)
Titanotylopus (=Gigantocamelus) (Starlux)
Toyotamaphimaeia (Kaiyodo)
Trilophosuchus (Yowie)
Trionychia indet. (Yowie)
Uintatherium (Safari Ltd)
Ursus spelaeus (Papo)
Varanus priscus (=Megalania) (Kaiyodo)
Wakaleo (Yowie)
Wonambi (Yowie)
Yalkaparidon (Yowie)
Yarala (Yowie)
Yingabalanara (Yowie)

Ediacaran and other Proterozoic biota:
Archaea indet. (Yujin)
Charniodiscus (Safari Ltd)
Dickinsonia (Yowie)
Kimberella (Yujin)
Mawsonia (Yowie)

And the photos that started this thread, back when my collection was manageable:

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In the same way that all birds are dinosaurs, all vertebrates are fish. Here are some pictures of my fish! But first, a little context. I collect other things, mainly books and experiences. I have many more books than toy fish, and I always will. When I say I collect experiences, one way I do that is by keeping track of where I have traveled. In February of 2015 I had been to 9 countries and had 0 toy dinosaurs (although I had a lovely little dolomite figure from the museum in Sydney of a stegosaur--I'll post a picture another time). On 28 February 2015 I placed my first order, the following Papo figures:

That's the Pachycephalosaurus, Styracosaurus, Triceratops, and Pachyrhinosaurus.

So barely more than two months ago the number of countries I had been to was greater than my number of toy dinosaurs. Now my number of toy dinosaurs is close to the number of cities I have been to (although I am pretty strict about what cities I will count as "visited.") I would guess that I now have about 200 toy prehistoric fish (including dinosaurs). Here is a shelf in my office showing a few species from the Jurassic:
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And zooming in:

From left to right: Carnegie Brachiosaurus, Carnegie Camarasaurus, CollectA Shunosaurus (by length, this guy is actually 1:40 scale, but only because its neck and tail are proportionally too long), CollectA Jobaria, CollectA Megalosaurus, CollectA Rhoetosaurus, CollectA Lourinhanosaurus, Papo Allosaurus, Battat Cryolophosaurus


Carnegie Sinraptor, Safari Yangchuanosaurus, Carnegie Diplodocus, Papo Brachiosaurus, Favorite Stegosaurus, CollectA Camptosaurus, Kaiyodo Allosaurus skull

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Dino Horizons Dimorphodon, Jurassic Hunters Ornitholestes, Kaiyodo Archaeopteryx

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Safari Guanlong, CollectA Proceratosaurus, Safari Monolophosaurus, CollectA Scelidosaurus (although the resemblance is weak), Jurassic Hunters Eustreptospondylus, Schleich Kentrosaurus, Carnegie Miragaia, Papo Dilophosaurus

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Bullyland Spinophorosaurus, CollectA Cetiosaurus

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Some Pterosaurs hanging out on an I-beam in my office: Safari Dimorphodon, Dino Riders Pterodactylus, Safari Rhamphorhynchus

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A few aquatic animals: Kaiyodo Xenacanthus, Safari Cladoselache, Dino Horizons Stethacanthus, Safari Henodus, Carnegie Ichthyosaurus, Safari Hybodus, Kaiyodo Axelrodichthys. The Axelrodichthys is one of my favorites. I admit to some frustration that there are no commonly available figures of prehistoric actinopterygian fishes.

More later! Maybe I'll include a few pictures of my books as well. Thanks for looking, and please forgive the crappy cell phone pictures.
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« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2015, 08:46:37 PM »
Looking good! A nice diverse bunch of figures. :)

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« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2015, 11:05:37 PM »
I was looking forward to seeing what (non-pedantic usage of) fish you might have, that I don't already. In that respect, very disappointed  :(

But nice dinos either way!

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« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2015, 11:41:06 PM »
Roselaar, I've noticed that you are quick to encourage new collectors and praise their relatively modest holdings. It's very kind of you. Because of space and other considerations, I typically limit myself to a single representation of each genus, so diversity (taxonomically) is precisely what I'm going for. In a few instances (for example, multiple exceptional sculpts) I may have two or even three versions of a single animal, but that is currently the maximum.

SBell, sorry to disappoint! I actually have very few toys of extant fishes. Most of the fish I spend my time with either look like this:

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or are tiny gobbets of tissue in a vial of buffer, destined for DNA extraction and sequencing.
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« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2015, 03:51:45 AM »
The dolomite stegosaur that started it all. Found it in my stocking this past Christmas. I was in Australia for Christmas, and this guy came from the Australian Museum in Sydney.
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A previous Christmas I got this alligator (A. mississippiensis of course) head.
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Also pictured: Safari coelacanth (Latimeria chalumnae), Field Museum Mold-a-Rama Stegosaurus, and a young Diplomystus from the Eocene Green River formation.
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« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2015, 05:31:01 PM »
The late Cretaceous in ~1:20 scale.

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WWD blind bag Troodon

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Kaiyodo Protoceratops

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Colorata Protoceratops

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Kaiyodo Oviraptor

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WWD blind bag Parksosaurus

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Safari Nasutoceratops

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Safari Vagaceratops

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Safari Kaprosuchus

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Carnegie Carnotaurus. Something about the pallor of the face with its lurid crimson flush makes me think of the Pale Man from Pan's Labyrinth.

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Safari Leptoceratops

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Safari Montealtosuchus

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Safari Velociraptor
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« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2015, 06:40:47 PM »
Roselaar, I've noticed that you are quick to encourage new collectors and praise their relatively modest holdings. It's very kind of you. Because of space and other considerations, I typically limit myself to a single representation of each genus, so diversity (taxonomically) is precisely what I'm going for. In a few instances (for example, multiple exceptional sculpts) I may have two or even three versions of a single animal, but that is currently the maximum.

SBell, sorry to disappoint! I actually have very few toys of extant fishes. Most of the fish I spend my time with either look like this:

or are tiny gobbets of tissue in a vial of buffer, destined for DNA extraction and sequencing.

I was more hoping for fossil fish figures! There aren't many as it is...(but at least I did my part, getting the Safari toob of prehistoric sharks made).

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« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2015, 07:34:47 PM »
I was more hoping for fossil fish figures! There aren't many as it is...(but at least I did my part, getting the Safari toob of prehistoric sharks made).

I do have some fish figures that I have not yet posted; in fact I think I have most of the ones available, but you're right, there just aren't many. Might also have a few actual fossils lying around...

You say you're responsible for the prehistoric shark toob? Is that really true? In that case, you have some supernumerary fins to answer for...
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« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2015, 12:45:47 AM »
I was more hoping for fossil fish figures! There aren't many as it is...(but at least I did my part, getting the Safari toob of prehistoric sharks made).

I do have some fish figures that I have not yet posted; in fact I think I have most of the ones available, but you're right, there just aren't many. Might also have a few actual fossils lying around...

You say you're responsible for the prehistoric shark toob? Is that really true? In that case, you have some supernumerary fins to answer for...

I didn't do the sculpting, just the species planning and some of the info text. Figure design and paint aren't my thing.

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« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2015, 05:21:56 AM »
I didn't do the sculpting, just the species planning and some of the info text. Figure design and paint aren't my thing.

That's so cool! Are you going to consult on future toobs? There are so many great themes that could be done at that scale.
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« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2015, 06:51:01 AM »
I didn't do the sculpting, just the species planning and some of the info text. Figure design and paint aren't my thing.

That's so cool! Are you going to consult on future toobs? There are so many great themes that could be done at that scale.

I helped with the prehistoric crocs at the same time, and got the Kaprosuchus on Safari's radar. Other than that, there was a bit with the brown Tyrannosaurus, Edmontosaurus, Inostrancevia  and the 3 plants.

But I no longer work at the museum where I did that. I still know people there, though, so if you have something in mind it can always get passed along.

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« Reply #11 on: May 06, 2015, 08:57:56 AM »
Nice collection  ;) i love wwd minifigure especially the gorgosaurus

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« Reply #12 on: May 06, 2015, 01:59:38 PM »
I didn't do the sculpting, just the species planning and some of the info text. Figure design and paint aren't my thing.

That's so cool! Are you going to consult on future toobs? There are so many great themes that could be done at that scale.

I helped with the prehistoric crocs at the same time, and got the Kaprosuchus on Safari's radar. Other than that, there was a bit with the brown Tyrannosaurus, Edmontosaurus, Inostrancevia  and the 3 plants.

But I no longer work at the museum where I did that. I still know people there, though, so if you have something in mind it can always get passed along.

Royal Tyrrell? Or prefer not to disclose? I almost went to U of Alberta for college in part because of the Tyrrell connection. I'm thinking about starting a toob wishlist thread; I'll keep you posted ;)

Nice collection  ;) i love wwd minifigure especially the gorgosaurus
Clearly! I have a couple extras of both Gorgosaurus and Edmontosaurus if you need them for your diorama, which is coming along nicely!
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« Reply #13 on: May 06, 2015, 02:17:37 PM »
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Some Devonian fishes: represented here are arthrodires, antiarchs, heterostracans, and osteostracans. Nice phylogenetic spread!

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Kaiyodo Hemicyclaspis. Beautiful figure at nearly life-size.

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Kaiyodo Pteraspis

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Kaiyodo Bothriolepis

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Dino Horizons Groenlandaspis, a not-too-distant cousin of Dunkleosteus

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Some aquatic animals in the 1:20-1:30 range (don't believe CollectA when they tell you this monstrous Rhomaleosaurus is 1:40).

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Carnegie Kronosaurus

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CollectA Deluxe Rhomaleosaurus

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Safari Scapanorhynchus (goblin shark). This paint job is hilarious but I like it. I am very happy that this toob got made at all.

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Favorite Plesiosaurus. Its face is just a little derpy, but I think most plesiosaur figures have that tendency.

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Kaiyodo Ichthyosaurus. Drives home how small Ichthyosaurus was--this tiny figure is too large to be to scale with most marine reptile figures.

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Safari Chlamydoselachus (frilled shark). This is actually my favorite Safari shark, even though it didn't even come from the shark toob. It's just an exquisite sculpt. It probably helps to have images of the living animal to work from.

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CollectA Dolichorhynchops

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Kaiyodo Cladoselache

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A few extant fishes: Japanese torrent catfish (Liobagrus reinii), grass puffer (Takifugu niphobles), fourspine sculpin (Cottus kazika), megamouth shark (Megachasma pelagios). These are all from the Furuta Animatales line.
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« Reply #14 on: May 06, 2015, 04:48:25 PM »
I never realized the Hemicyclaspis is almost life-sized; that's pretty cool! Interestingly their Opabinia is pretty much life-sized as well.

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« Reply #15 on: May 06, 2015, 05:13:18 PM »
I never realized the Hemicyclaspis is almost life-sized; that's pretty cool! Interestingly their Opabinia is pretty much life-sized as well.
Didn't know Opabinia was that small! I estimate that the Hemicyclaspis and Pteraspis are both about 1:2, the Groenlandaspis is about 1:1, and the Bothriolepis is about 1:4, so they're all pretty close to life-sized.
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Re: Halichoeres's toy fishes (mostly sarcopterygians)
« Reply #16 on: May 07, 2015, 01:39:12 AM »

A few extant fishes: Japanese torrent catfish (Liobagrus reinii), grass puffer (Takifugu niphobles), fourspine sculpin (Cottus kazika), megamouth shark (Megachasma pelagios). These are all from the Furuta Animatales line.

Interestingly, I recently received 3 of these same 4 last week (I've had the Megamouth for over ten years now). I have so many fish...

I didn't do the sculpting, just the species planning and some of the info text. Figure design and paint aren't my thing.

That's so cool! Are you going to consult on future toobs? There are so many great themes that could be done at that scale.

I helped with the prehistoric crocs at the same time, and got the Kaprosuchus on Safari's radar. Other than that, there was a bit with the brown Tyrannosaurus, Edmontosaurus, Inostrancevia  and the 3 plants.

But I no longer work at the museum where I did that. I still know people there, though, so if you have something in mind it can always get passed along.

Royal Tyrrell? Or prefer not to disclose? I almost went to U of Alberta for college in part because of the Tyrrell connection. I'm thinking about starting a toob wishlist thread; I'll keep you posted ;)


It was in southern Saskatchewan, the T.rex Discovery Centre. It was since signed over as the southwest Saskatchewan facility o fhte Royal Saskatchewan Museum after I was let go a few years ago. Suffice to say, their store sucks now  ;D.
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Re: Halichoeres's toy fishes (mostly sarcopterygians)
« Reply #17 on: May 07, 2015, 05:28:12 PM »
It was in southern Saskatchewan, the T.rex Discovery Centre. It was since signed over as the southwest Saskatchewan facility o fhte Royal Saskatchewan Museum after I was let go a few years ago. Suffice to say, their store sucks now  ;D.

I don't doubt it. If I ran a museum, I'd probably want you in charge of the gift shop.
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Re: Halichoeres's toy fishes (mostly sarcopterygians)
« Reply #18 on: May 08, 2015, 05:20:24 AM »
It was in southern Saskatchewan, the T.rex Discovery Centre. It was since signed over as the southwest Saskatchewan facility o fhte Royal Saskatchewan Museum after I was let go a few years ago. Suffice to say, their store sucks now  ;D.

I don't doubt it. If I ran a museum, I'd probably want you in charge of the gift shop.

It was pretty well done if I may say so. But small towns and small ideas--now I'm not there. But at least I'm not in the crappy little town that went with it!

And even if I get no credit, I was able to get the marquee T.rex mount to have a cool pose for the skeleton. Kind of a trotting-and-direction-changing pose.

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Re: Halichoeres's toy fishes (mostly sarcopterygians)
« Reply #19 on: May 10, 2015, 10:37:50 PM »
The Early Cretaceous in ~1:20-1:30 scale.
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Kaiyodo Deinonychus and skeleton

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Colorata Dsungaripterus. I don't know why there aren't more figures of this really odd-looking animal.

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Toyway Polacanthus. At once lifelike and lifeless. Like a well-made mannequin.

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Safari Beipiaosaurus (feathered dinos toob)

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Safari Dilong (feathered dinos toob)

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Favorite Concavenator. A beautiful sculpt, but like other Soft Models, suffers from legs that don't play well with its base.

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Bullyland Iguanodon

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CollectA Eotyrannus. One of the worst figures in my collection, but I hang onto it because nobody else makes an Eotyrannus. It looks less like a feathered tetanuran and more like a pet dog which has put its nose in a beehive (http://www.buzzfeed.com/erinchack/dogs-who-learned-the-hard-way-not-to-eat-bees#.af3PQe31P5)

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Kaiyodo Anhanguera

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Favorite Pelecanimimus. Another victim of Favorite soft-leg syndrome, this one is tipping inexorably backward into a tripod pose.

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CollectA Psittacosaurus. For being from their early days (2009), this is actually a pretty decent figure.
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In the kingdom of the blind, better take public transit. Well, in the kingdom of the sighted, too, really--almost everyone is a terrible driver.

My attempt to find the best toy of every species: http://dinotoyblog.com/forum/index.php?topic=3390.0

My trade/sale/wishlist thread: http://dinotoyblog.com/forum/index.php?topic=3299.0

Sometimes I draw pictures: http://dinotoyblog.com/forum/index.php?topic=4856.0