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I'm a completist, but not in the usual sense of trying to complete sets or lines. Instead I want to have every Paleozoic and Mesozoic animal that it's possible to own in plastic (for the taxonomic sticklers, the unit of analysis for this is usually genus, not species, but let's not get hung up on that kind of pedantry). To keep my collection a manageable size, I limit myself to one figure per taxon. 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 thread. Each entry on this list links to the post where I featured that figure in an individual portrait. In most cases that post will also have a comparison photo or two. From time to time you might click a link that doesn't take you to the right figure, despite the link being correct. Usually the correct post is on the previous page in the thread. There are a few posts, however, that don't actually appear in the thread; nevertheless, they'll turn up in a search if you're in the thread and type the taxon name into the forum search bar. I don't know why this is, but I suspect it has to do with comments that have been deleted at the request of former forum members. Apologies for the inconvenience, forums act funny sometimes.

"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 or other durable material.
• Miniatures must be at a scale larger than 1:50 (I prefer this for 'standard'-sized figures, too, but it can be hard to manage for things like trees and sauropods).
• I usually skip monochromes
• I usually skip skeletons/skulls
• 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.

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

What's included:
• figures in my collection. The abbreviation cf. stands for the Latin confer ("compare") and means that the manufacturer didn't specify a particular genus, so I've made my best attempt at an identification.
• I have a few one-off custom sculpts, they're noted with "custom."
• figures I'm looking for in red (feel free to offer them in trade! :) )
For the sake of completeness, I've also included figures that don't fall in my collecting purview:
"Cz" - exclusively Cenozoic; Cenozoic mammals get their own heading
"mini" - figures too small for my collection
"mono" - monochrome figures
"sk" - skull/skeleton/fossil figures

Not included: plush toys, resin or metal statues, model kits, 3d prints, papercraft, or gaming miniatures, except for the handful that are actually in my collection.

This list is organized into broad taxonomic categories. Ornithodirans are in this post; everything else is in reply #3 due to the forum's recently imposed character limit. 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. 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!

Enjoy!

theropod dinosaurs and herrerasaurids
Abelisaurus (DeAgostini)
Acheroraptor (Creative Beast)
Acrocanthosaurus (Papo)
Adasaurus (Creative Beast)
Afrovenator (CollectA)
Albertosaurus (Safari Ltd)
Alexornis (Vivid)
Alioramus (CollectA)
Allosauridae indet. (Yowie, mini)
Allosaurus (Safari Ltd, 2019)
Altispinax (=Becklespinax) (Geoworld)
Alxasaurus (Hayakawa)
Anchiornis (PNSO)
Anthropornis (Yowie, Cz)
Anzu (Safari Ltd)
Aptornis (Yowie, Cz)
Archaeopteryx (Kaiyodo)
Archaeopteryx (Favorite Co Ltd)
Atrociraptor (Creative Beast)
Aucasaurus (DeAgostini)
Australovenator (Australian Age of Dinosaurs)
Avimimus (Ausini; Toys & Things)
Balaur (Creative Beast)
Bambiraptor (Saurornitholestes?, Dragon-i)
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 (GR Toys/Haolonggood)
Carnotaurus (Safari Ltd, 2019)
Caudipteryx (Safari Ltd, 2006)
Caudipteryx (Safari Ltd, 2009)
Ceratosaurus (CollectA)
Chilantaisaurus (Vitae)
Chilesaurus (Papo)
Chirostenotes (Takara Tomy)
Citipati (Safari Ltd)
Coelophysis (Safari Ltd)
Coelophysis (Favorite Co Ltd)
Coelurus (Mattel)
Compsognathus (Papo)
Compsognathus (Kaiyodo)
Concavenator (Safari Ltd)
Confuciusornis (PNSO)
Copepteryx (Kaiyodo, Cz)
Cryolophosaurus (Battat)
Dakotaraptor (IVS Group Ltd)
Daspletosaurus (Safari Ltd)
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)
Dinornis (Yowie, Cz)
Dracovenator (Planeta DeAgostini)
Dromaeosaurus (Creative Beast)
Dromornis (Yowie, Cz)
Dryptosaurus (Toys & Things, mini)
Ekrixinatosaurus (Rebor)
Emuarius (Yowie, Cz)
Eotyrannus (CollectA)
Eustreptospondylus (TS Toys)
Falcarius (Geoworld)
Fukuiraptor (Kaiyodo, 2016)
Fukuiraptor (Favorite Co Ltd, 2015)
Fukuivenator (Favorite Co Ltd)
Gallimimus (AAA)
Gasosaurus (Mattel)
Gastornis (Kaiyodo, Cz)
Gastornis (Safari Ltd, Cz)
Giganotosaurus (EoFauna)
Gigantoraptor (Capcom)
Gojirasaurus (Disga)
Gorgosaurus (Papo)
Guanlong (Favorite Co Ltd)
Herrerasaurus (Schleich, 2020)
Herrerasaurus (=Frenguellisaurus, Dawn of the Dinosaurs, resin)
Hesperonychus (Vivid)
Hesperornis (Character Options)
Heyuannia (=Ingenia, Giochi Preziosi)
Hieraaetus (=Harpagornis) moorei (Yowie, Cz)
Ichthyovenator (CollectA)
Incisivosaurus (Ausini)
Indosuchus (DeAgostini)
Irritator (Dino Hazard)
Kakuru (Yowie)
Kelenken (CollectA, Cz)
Liliensternus (Bullyland)
Linheraptor (Creative Beast)
Lourinhanosaurus (CollectA)
Lythronax (CollectA)
Majungasaurus (CollectA)
Mapusaurus (CollectA, 2018)
Masiakasaurus (Safari Ltd)
Megalosaurus (CollectA)
Megaraptor (Geoworld)
Mei (PNSO)
Metriacanthosaurus (CollectA)
Microraptor (Safari Ltd)
"Mifunesaurus" (Kabaya, sk)
Mononykus (Creative Beast)
Nanantius (Yowie)
Tyrannosaurus (=Nanotyrannus, PNSO)
Nanshiungosaurus (Battat)
Neovenator (Favorite Co Ltd)
Nothronychus (CollectA)
Ornitholestes (Mattel)
Ornithomimus (Geoworld)
Ostafrikasaurus (Hasbro)
Oviraptor (Schleich)
Oviraptor (Kaiyodo)
Ozraptor (Yowie)
Pachyornis (Yowie, Cz)
Passerida indet. (Yowie, Cz)
Pelagornis (Yowie, Cz)
Pelecanimimus (Favorite Co Ltd)
Pengana (Yowie, Cz)
Phoeniconotius (Yowie, Cz)
Phorusrhacos (X-Plus, Cz)
Podokesaurus (Imperial)
Proceratosaurus (PNSO)
Procompsognathus (Jasman)
Pyroraptor (Creative Beast)
Qianzhousaurus (Safari Ltd)
Rajasaurus (CollectA)
Rapator (Yowie, mini)
Rugops (CollectA)
Saltriovenator (CollectA)
"Sanchusaurus" (Kanna Dinosaur Centre, resin)
Saurophaganax (CollectA)
Saurornithoides (Xidi/Happy Kin)
Saurornitholestes (Creative Beast)
Sciurumimus (CollectA)
Segnosaurus (Disga)
Siamotyrannus (Kaiyodo, mini)
Siats (Mattel)
Sinraptor (Vitae)
Sinornithoides (Mattel)
Sinornithosaurus (Safari Ltd)
Sinosauropteryx (PNSO)
Sinosaurus (=Dilophosaurus sinensis) (IToy)
Spinosaurus (PNSO, 2019)
Staurikosaurus (Holztiger)
Stenonychosaurus (=Troodon) (Creative Beast)
Stenonychosaurus (=Troodon) (Vivid)
Stokesosaurus (Simba)
Struthiomimus (Kaiyodo)
Suchomimus (Safari Ltd)
Tarascosaurus (Kabaya, sk)
Tarbosaurus (Favorite Co Ltd)
Tawa (Schleich)
Therizinosauridae indet. (Kaiyodo, mini)
Therizinosaurus (CollectA, 2012)
"Tiantaisaurus" (Vitae)
Timimus (Yowie)
Titanis (Kaiyodo, Cz)
Torvosaurus (PNSO)
Tsaagan (Creative Beast)
Tyrannosaurus (Safari Ltd, 2017)
Tyrannosaurus (Battat)
Utahraptor (CollectA)
Velociraptor (Safari Ltd, 2009)
Velociraptor (Safari Ltd, 2017)
Xenotarsosaurus (Simba, mini)
Xiongguanlong (CollectA)
Yangchuanosaurus (PNSO, 2019)
Yaverlandia (unknown)
Yi (Kaiyodo)
Yutyrannus (Safari Ltd)
Zhenyuanlong (Creative Beast)
Zhuchengtyrannus (Favorite Co Ltd)

sauropodomorph dinosaurs
Aeolosaurus (Xidi/Happy Kin, mini)
Agustinia (CollectA)
Alamosaurus (CollectA)
Amargasaurus (PNSO)
Ampelosaurus (CollectA)
Anchisaurus (Wing Crown)
Apatosaurus (Papo)
Argentinosaurus (CollectA)
Atlasaurus (EoFauna)
Austrosaurus (Yowie, mini)
Bajadasaurus (CollectA)
Barapasaurus (Schleich)
Barosaurus (Kaiyodo)
Brachiosaurus (Safari Ltd, 2012)
Brontosaurus (CollectA)
Camarasaurus (Safari Ltd)
Cetiosaurus (Invicta)
Chuanjiesaurus (Kaiyodo, mini)
Daxiatitan (CollectA)
Dicraeosaurus (GR Toys/Haolonggood)
Diplodocus (Safari Ltd, 2008)
Euhelopus (PNSO)
Europasaurus (Bullyland)
Giraffatitan (W Dragon)
Huanghetitan (PNSO)
Isisaurus (Sega)
Janenschia (Simba, mini)
Jobaria (CollectA)
Lessemsaurus (Dawn of the Dinosaurs, sk)
Lufengosaurus (PNSO)
Malawisaurus (Safari Ltd)
Mamenchisaurus (CollectA)
Mussaurus (Mattel)
Nigersaurus (Safari Ltd)
Opisthocoelicaudia (Kaiyodo, mini)
Paralititan (CollectA)
Plateosaurus (Safari Ltd)
Rebbachisaurus (CollectA)
Rhoetosaurus (CollectA)
Riojasaurus (Xidi/Happy Kin)
Saltasaurus (Safari Ltd)
Sauroposeidon (Takara Tomy)
Shunosaurus (Safari Ltd)
Spinophorosaurus (Bullyland)
Supersaurus (Happinet)
Tambatitanis (Favorite Co Ltd)
Thecodontosaurus (Ideal)
Titanosauria, indeterminate (Los Angeles County Museum)
Titanosaurus (Takara Tomy)
Ultrasaurus (Hasbro/Playskool)
Vulcanodon (Diramix)

ornithischian dinosaurs
Abrictosaurus (Xidi/Happy Kin)
Acanthopholis (Starlux)
Achelousaurus (CollectA)
Albertaceratops (Kabaya, sk)
Altirhinus (Sega, mini)
Anchiceratops (Kaiyodo, Dinoland)
Animantarx (Schleich)
Ankylosaurus (PNSO)
Archaeoceratops (Mattel)
Arrhinoceratops (DeAgostini)
Atlascopcosaurus (Science & Nature)
Avaceratops (Creative Beast)
Bactrosaurus (Danone)
Borealopelta (PNSO)
Brachyceratops (Disga)
Brachylophosaurus (Jasman)
Callovosaurus (Mattel)
Camptosaurus (CollectA)
Centrosaurus (Creative Beast)
Charonosaurus (Giochi Preziosi, mini)
Chasmosaurus (Creative Beast)
Chungkingosaurus (PNSO, 2019)
Corythosaurus (PNSO)
Dacentrurus (Battat)
Diabloceratops (Safari Ltd)
Pachycephalosaurus? (=Dracorex, Safari Ltd)
Dryosaurus (unknown)
Edmontonia (Battat)
Edmontosaurus (Safari Ltd, 2020)
Einiosaurus (Safari Ltd)
Eotriceratops (Diramix)
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)
Homalocephale (Kabaya, sk)
Huayangosaurus (PNSO)
Hylaeosaurus (Sonokong)
Hypacrosaurus (Safari Ltd)
Hypsilophodon (Geoworld)
Hypsilophodon (CollectA)
Iguanodon (CollectA)
Jinyunpelta (Vitae)
Kamuysaurus (CollectA)
Kentrosaurus (Schleich, 2015)
Koreaceratops (CollectA)
Koreaceratops (Xidi/Happy Kin)
Koshisaurus (Favorite Co Ltd)
Kosmoceratops (Creative Beast)
Leaellynasaura (Toyway)
Lambeosaurus (PNSO)
Leptoceratops (Safari Ltd)
Lesothosaurus (Takara Tomy)
Lexovisaurus (CollectA)
Liaoceratops (PNSO)
Machairoceratops (PNSO)
Maiasaura (Kaiyodo, 2002)
Maiasaura (Battat)
Mandschurosaurus (PNSO)
Mantellisaurus (CollectA)
Medusaceratops (CollectA)
Mercuriceratops (CollectA)
Microceratus (=Microceratops) (Xidi/Happy Kin)
Minmi (CollectA)
Miragaia (PNSO)
Monoclonius (Creative Beast)
Montanoceratops (Sellanomer)
Muttaburrasaurus (TS Toys)
Nanosaurus (=Othnielia) (Jakks Pacific)
Nasutoceratops (Safari Ltd)
Nedoceratops (=Diceratops) (Xidi/Happy Kin)
Nipponosaurus (Kabaya, sk)
Nodosaurus (TS Toys)
Olorotitan (CollectA)
Oryctodromeus (Takara Tomy)
Ouranosaurus (Battat)
Pachycephalosaurus (Safari Ltd, 2020)
Pachycephalosaurus (CollectA)
Pachyrhinosaurus (Safari Ltd)
Panoplosaurus (Imperial)
Parasaurolophus (Battat)
Parasaurolophus (Kaiyodo, 2016)
Parksosaurus (Vivid)
Pawpawsaurus (Sega)
Pentaceratops (Favorite Co Ltd)
Pinacosaurus (PNSO)
Polacanthus (Toyway)
Prenocephale (Yowie)
Protoceratops (Kaiyodo, 2006)
Protoceratops (Wild Past)
Psittacosaurus (Safari Ltd)
Regaliceratops (Safari Ltd)
Saichania (Schleich, 2016)
Saurolophus (Favorite Co Ltd)
Sauropelta (Safari Ltd)
Sauropelta (Kaiyodo)
Scelidosaurus (CollectA)
Scolosaurus (Starlux)
Scutellosaurus (Toys & Things)
Serendipaceratops (Science & Nature)
Shantungosaurus (PNSO)
Silvisaurus (Imagination Generation)
Sinoceratops (PNSO)
Spiclypeus (Creative Beast)
Spinops (PNSO)
Stegoceras (Ideal)
Stegosauridae indet. (Yowie, mini)
Stegosaurus (Safari Ltd, 2020)
Struthiosaurus (Imperial)
Stygimoloch (Mofun Toys)
Stygimoloch (Takara Tomy, 2018)
Styracosaurus (Battat)
Talarurus (Chap Mei)
Talarurus (One2Play, mini)
Tarchia (Kaiyodo, sk)
Tenontosaurus (CollectA; Rebor's is nicer, but forcing customers to buy the Acro just to get the head is so cynical that I refuse on principle)
Tethyshadros (Wild Past)
Thescelosaurus (Geoworld)
Tianyulong (PNSO)
Torosaurus (Toyway)
Triceratops (Safari Ltd)
Triceratops (EoFauna)
Tsintaosaurus (Kanna Dinosaur Centre, resin)
Tuojiangosaurus (PNSO)
Utahceratops (CollectA)
Vagaceratops (Safari Ltd)
Wendiceratops (Creative Beast)
Wuerhosaurus (Vitae)
Xenoceratops (CollectA)
Yinlong (Favorite Co Ltd)
Yingshanosaurus (Mattel)
Zhejiangosaurus (Vitae)
Zuniceratops (Creative Beast)

pterosaurs and other stem-birds
Anhanguera (Kaiyodo)
Anurognathus (Character Options)
Aussiedraco (reassigned from Ornithocheirus) (Yowie)
Azhdarchidae incertae sedis ("Giralia pterosaur", Yowie)
Azhdarchidae indet. (Vivid, mini)
Caiuajara (CollectA)
Campylognathoides (Waiphoon)
Caulkicephalus (Takara Tomy)
Caviramus (CollectA)
Cearadactylus (Disney)
Dimorphodon (CollectA)
Dorygnathus (One 2 Play)
Dsungaripterus (Kaiyodo)
Eudimorphodon (Sellanomer)
Geosternbergia (=Pteranodon sternbergi) (Favorite Co Ltd, 2004)
Germanodactylus (Xidi/Happy Kin)
Guidraco (PNSO)
Guidraco (CollectA)
Harpactognathus (unknown, Ice Age merch)
Hatzegopteryx (CollectA)
Jeholopterus (Giochi Preziosi)
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)
Sinopterus (Sbabam)
Teleocrater (PaleoCreatures, resin)
cf. Tropeognathus (TS Toys)
Tropeognathus (Cog Ltd)
Tupandactylus (=Tapejara imperator) (DinoStar)
Tupandactylus (=Tapejara imperator) (Kaiyodo)
Tupuxuara (Papo)
unnamed North African pterosaur (Safari Ltd)
Zhejiangopterus (Vitae)

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« Last Edit: October 07, 2021, 04:29:25 AM by Halichoeres »
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Re: Halichoeres's toy fishes (mostly sarcopterygians)
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2015, 08:46:37 PM »
Looking good! A nice diverse bunch of figures. :)

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Re: Halichoeres's toy fishes (mostly sarcopterygians)
« 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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Re: Halichoeres's toy fishes (mostly sarcopterygians)
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2015, 11:41:06 PM »
other reptiles and parareptiles
Adocus (Takara Tomy)
Archelon (Favorite Co Ltd)
Arizonasaurus (Bullyland)
Armadillosuchus (Sonokong)
Askeptosaurus (DeAgostini)
Atopodentatus (PNSO, 2018)
Atopodentatus (PNSO, 2020)
Attenborosaurus (CollectA)
Batrachotomus (Bullyland)
Brachauchenius (Chialu, composition)
Brachauchenius (Innovative Kids, mini)
Boverisuchus (=Pristichampsus, Safari Ltd, Cz)
Bradysaurus (Starlux)
cf. Captorhinus (unknown)
Ceresiosaurus (DeAgostini)
Champsosaurus (Safari Ltd)
Chirotherium (Schmalkalder, flat metal)
Coelurosauravus (Character Options)
Cratochelone (Yowie, mini)
Cryptoclidus (Simba, mini)
Dakosaurus (PNSO, 2018)
Dakosaurus (PNSO, 2019)
Deinosuchus (Safari Ltd)
Desmatosuchus (Schleich)
Dolichorhynchops (Safari Ltd)
Dolichorhynchops (CollectA)
Drepanosaurus (Hirokazu Tokugawa, resin)
Ectenosaurus (PNSO, mini)
Elasmosaurus (Safari Ltd)
Euparkeria (Safari Ltd)
Eurhinosaurus (PNSO)
Excalibosaurus (CollectA)
Fasolasuchus (Dawn of the Dinosaurs, sk)
Futabasaurus (Colorata)
Garjainia (PaleoCreatures, resin)
Geosaurus (Shreddies, mono)
Glyphoderma (PNSO)
Henodus (Safari Ltd)
Himalayasaurus (PNSO, mini)
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)
Liasis (Yowie, Cz)
Liopleurodon (Safari Ltd)
Longisquama (Moose)
Machaeroprosopus (=Rutiodon validus) (Safari Ltd)
Mauisaurus (Yowie, mini)
Meiolania (Kaiyodo, Cz)
Metriorhynchus (Kaiyodo)
Mixosaurus (Play Visions)
Moanasaurus (=Rikisaurus, Yowie, mini)
Montealtosuchus (Safari Ltd)
Mosasaurinae indet. (Kaiyodo, mini)
Mosasaurus (PNSO)
Muraenosaurus (FaunaCasts, resin)
Murgonemys (Yowie, Cz)
Ninjemys (Yowie, Cz)
Nothosaurus (Safari Ltd)
Odontochelys (PNSO)
Ophthalmosaurus (Toyway)
Ornithosuchus (Hasbro/Kenner)
Pareiasaurus (Sellanomer)
Paratypothorax (Bullyland)
Pistosaurus (DeAgostini)
Placodus (Play Visions)
Placochelys (Starlux)
Platypterygius (Yowie, mini)
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)
Prognathodon (Kinder Surprise, mini)
Proterosuchus (=Chasmatosaurus) (Safari Ltd)
Protochirotherium (Bullyland)
Protosuchus (unknown)
Quinkana (Yowie, Cz)
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)
Temnodontosaurus (CollectA)
Teratosaurus (Matchbox)
Thalassomedon (CollectA)
Titanoboa (Rebor, Cz)
Toyotamaphimeia (Kaiyodo, Cz)
Trilophosuchus (Yowie, Cz)
Tylosaurus (Safari Ltd)
Umoonasaurus (reassigned from Leptocleidus) (Yowie)
Varanus priscus (Yowie, Cz)
Wonambi (Yowie, Cz)
Woolungasaurus (Yowie, mini)

early mammals and other synapsids
Alphadon (Vivid)
Cynognathus (Marx, 1963)
Dicynodon (Cog Ltd)
Diictodon (custom)
Dimetrodon (Safari Ltd, 2018)
Dimetrodon (Favorite Co Ltd)
Dimetrodon (Kaiyodo, 2015)
Dinogorgon (Schleich)
Edaphosaurus (CollectA)
Endothiodon (Starlux)
Eotitanosuchus (Kabaya, sk)
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)
Lisowicia (CollectA)
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
Amphibamus (Long Ago Studio, resin)
cf. Cacops (Starlux)
Deltasaurus (Yowie)
Diplocaulus (Kaiyodo)
Eopelobates (Safari Ltd, sk, Cz)
Eryops (Kaiyodo)
cf. Gerobatrachus (Sonokong)
Gerrothorax (Play Visions)
Lechriodus (Yowie, Cz)
Mastodonsaurus (Bullyland)
Metoposaurus (Sbabam)
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)
cf. Coelacanthus (Schmalkalder, flat metal)
Crassigyrinus (Play Visions)
Diplocercides (Kamyk, resin)
Dipnorhynchus (TST Advance, plush)
Elginerpeton (TST Advance, plush)
Equinoxiodus (Dino Hazard)
Eusthenopteron (Kaiyodo, 2006)
Eusthenopteron (Kaiyodo, 2015)
Hyneria (PaleoCreatures, resin)
Ichthyostega (Kaiyodo)
Mandageria (Paleozoo, 3d print)
Mawsonia/Axelrodichthys (custom)
Panderichthys (TST Advance, plush)
Rhabdoderma (Long Ago Studio, resin)
Strepsodus (Yowie)
Tiktaalik (Long Ago Studio, resin)

ray-finned fishes
Adrianaichthys (custom)
Bawitius (Spirellity, plush)
Cheirolepis (Ordovis, resin)
Concavotectum (custom)
Diplomystus (Safari Ltd, skeleton only)
cf. Gillicus (Bandai)
Leedsichthys (CollectA)
Lepidotes (Kanna Dinosaur Centre, resin)
cf. Microhaplolepis (Rush Studio, metal)
Palaeoniscum (Schmalkalder, flat metal)
Paramblypterus (Kamyk, resin)
cf. Potanichthys (Schleich)
Protosphyraena (Obscurus, resin)
Pycnodontiformes incertae sedis (Sideshow, resin)
Santanichthys (custom)
Xiphactinus (CollectA, 2021)

cartilaginous fishes and acanthodians
Acanthodes (Artificial Animals, resin)
Anisopleurodontis (custom)
Aquilolamna (Hibou Coop, 3D print)
Bandringa (Paleocasts, resin)
Belantsea (TST Advance, plush)
Chlamydoselachus (Safari Ltd)
Cladoselache (Kaiyodo)
Cladoselache (Safari Ltd)
Climatius (Lanier, metal)
cf. Climatius (unknown)
Cretoxyrhina (Safari Ltd)
Echinochimaera (Action Products)
Edestus (Safari Ltd)
Falcatus (Artificial Animals, resin)
Helicoprion (PNSO)
Hybodus (Safari Ltd)
cf. Ischyrhiza (Bullyland)
Onchopristis (3d print)
cf. Onchopristis (Damtoys, resin)
Orthacanthus (Safari Ltd)
Otodus (Favorite Co Ltd, Cz)
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)
cf. Asterolepis (Schmalkalder, flat metal)
Ateleaspis (Artificial Animals, resin)
Boreaspis (Artificial Animals, resin)
Bothriolepis (Kaiyodo)
Cephalaspis (Colorata)
Coccosteus (Ordovis Studio, resin)
Conodonta incertae sedis (custom)
Ctenurella (3d print)
Diademaspis (Kamyk, resin)
Dicksonosteus (Artificial Animals, resin)
Dinichthys (Diramix)
Doryaspis (TST Advance, plush)
Drepanaspis (Starlux)
Dunkleosteus (Favorite Co Ltd)
Gemuendina (3d print)
Gogonasus (custom)
Groenlandaspis (Cog Ltd)
Groenlandaspis (Yowie)
Haikouella (Yujin)
Haikouichthys (TST Advance, plush)
Hemicyclaspis (Kaiyodo)
Hoelaspis (3d print)
Kujdanowiaspis (Kamyk, resin)
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)
Weejasperaspis (Kamyk, resin)

echinoderms
Cidaris
Crinoidea indet. (Schmalkalder, flat metal)
Encrinus (Schmalkalder, flat metal)
Pleurocystites

Bilateria incertae sedis
Tullimonstrum (Trilobiti, resin)
Tullimonstrum (Medicom)

molluscs and other spiralians
Australiceras (CollectA)
Baculites (CollectA)
Belemnitida incertae sedis (CollectA)
Cameroceras (Colorata)
Ceratites (Schmalkalder, flat metal)
Diplomoceras (CollectA)
Douvilleiceras (Kaiyodo)
Glaphurochiton (Paleocasts, resin)
Michelinoceras (Takara Tomy)
Nipponites (Kaiyodo)
Orthoceras (CollectA)
Pachydiscus (Kaiyodo)
Parapuzosia (CollectA)
Peltoceratoides (Safari Ltd, sk)
Perisphinctes (Geoworld)
Pleuroceras (CollectA)
Polyptychoceras (Kaiyodo)
Pravitoceras (CollectA)
Rayonnoceras (Kaiyodo)
Spirifer (Starlux, sk)
Tropaeum (Yowie)
Wiwaxia (Favorite Co Ltd)

arthropods and other ecdysozoans
Acutiramus (Colorata)
Anomalocaris (Favorite Co Ltd, 2014)
Anomalocaris (Kaiyodo, 2015)
Arthropleura (Innovative Kids)
Aysheaia (Cog Ltd)
Bathyurus (=Raymondites, Safari Ltd, sk)
Burmeisteria (custom)
Canadaspis (Favorite Co Ltd)
Ceraurinella (Kaiyodo, resin)
Dalmanites (custom)
Dithyrocaris (Paleocasts, resin)
Dubbolimulus (Yowie)
Eryon (Kaiyodo)
Euproops (Paleocasts, resin)
Eurypterus (Kaiyodo)
Hallucigenia (Favorite Co Ltd)
Harpes (Paleocasts, resin)
Hollardops (Paleocasts, resin)
Illaenus (Schmalkalder, flat metal)
Kettneraspis (Yowie)
Marrella (Favorite Co Ltd)
Meganeura (Kaiyodo)
Metacryphaeus (custom)
Mixopterus (Safari Ltd, sk)
Naraoia (Safari Ltd)
Olenoides (Colorata)
Olenoides (Favorite Co Ltd)
Opabinia (Kaiyodo, 2015)
Ottoia (Safari Ltd)
Palaeolimulus (Paleocasts, resin)
Paracalmonia (custom)
Paradoxides (Schmalkalder, flat metal)
Peytoia (=Laggania) (Royal Ontario Museum)
Protolindenia (Rebor)
Psychopyge (Kaiyodo)
Pterygotus (Kaiyodo, 2015)
Pulalius (Safari Ltd, sk, Cz)
Redlichia (CollectA)
Sanctacaris (Safari Ltd)
Sidneyia (Safari Ltd)
Triarthrus (Kaiyodo, 2015)
Tricrepicephalus (Safari Ltd)
Triops (Kaiyodo)

cnidarians
cf. Rhizostomites ("medusa", Bullyland)

sponges and archaeocyathids
Archaeocyathus (Schmalkalder, flat metal)
Vauxia (Safari Ltd)

plants
Agathis (Safari Ltd)
Araucaria (Creative Beast)
cf. Araucaria (Favorite Co Ltd)
Bjuvia (Brumm, flat metal)
Calamites (Brumm, flat metal)

Cordaites (Schmalkalder, flat metal)
Cycadeoidea (CollectA)
cf. Cyathea (Favorite Co Ltd)
Equisetales incertae sedis (Schmalkalder, flat metal)
Ginkgo sp. (Berliner, flat metal)
Haliserites/Taeniocrada (Schmalkalder, flat metal)
cf. Jurinodendron (Schmalkalder, flat metal)
cf. Lepidodendron (Aurora)
cf. Lepidodendron (Schmalkalder, flat metal)
Matonidium (Berliner, flat metal)
Monanthesia (CollectA)
Nilssonia (Berliner, flat metal)
Onychiopsis (Berliner, flat metal)
cf. Pentoxylon (cycad) (Safari Ltd)
Pleuromeia (Schmalkalder, flat metal)
Pleuromeia (Brumm, flat metal)
cf. Psaronius (Safari Ltd)
cf. Psaronius (Schmalkalder, flat metal)
Pseudoctenis (CollectA)
cf. Pterophyllum (Schmalkalder, flat metal)
Sigillaria (Schmalkalder, flat metal)
Williamsonia (CollectA)

Cenozoic mammals
Amebelodon (Safari Ltd)
Aenocyon (Bullyland)
Aepycamelus (=Alticamelus) (Starlux)
Anancus (Kabaya, sk)
cf. Anchitherium (Bullyland)
Andrewsarchus (CollectA)
Arctodus (Sbabam)
Arsinoitherium (Safari Ltd)
Australonycteris (Yowie)
Australopithecus afarensis (Kaiyodo)
Balbaroo (Yowie)
Barylambda (Nabisco)
Basilosaurus (PNSO)
Bohra (Yowie)
Bos primigenius (Starlux)
Brachipposideros Yowie)
Ceratogaulus (MPC)
Chalicotherium (Bullyland)
Coelodonta (Safari Ltd, 2019)
Daeodon (Safari Ltd)
Deinotherium (EoFauna)
Desmostylus (Kaiyodo, sk)
Dinocrocuta (Sbabam)
Dinohyus (Nabisco)
Diprotodon (Southlands Replicas)
Djaludjangi (Yowie)
Doedicurus (Kaiyodo)
Dryopithecus (Bullyland)
Ekaltadeta (Yowie)
Ektopodon (Yowie)
Elasmotherium (CollectA)
Embolotherium (Geoworld)
Entelodon (AAA)
Eobasileus (Geoworld)
Eohippus (Starlux)
Eremotherium (Tyco)
Eucladoceros (Kabaya, sk)
Euryzygoma (Yowie)
Eusmilus (Bullyland, 2013)
Gigantopithecus (Disney)
Glaucodon (Yowie)
Glyptodon (Kaiyodo)
Gomphotherium (CollectA)
Hipparion (Geoworld)
Homo erectus (Bullyland)
Homo habilis (Bullyland)
Homo neanderthalensis (Bullyland)
Homotherium (Play Visions)
Hyaenodon (Safari Ltd)
Icarops (Yowie)
Livyatan (PNSO)
Machairodus (Starlux)
Macrauchenia (Safari Ltd)
Mammalodon (Yowie)
Mammut (Safari Ltd)
Mammuthus primigenius (Safari Ltd, 2003)
Mammuthus trogontherii (EoFauna)
Megacerops (Safari Ltd)
Megalibgwilia (Yowie)
Megaloceros (Papo)
Megatherium (Safari Ltd)
Metridiochoerus (Geoworld)
Moeritherium (Starlux)
Moropus (CollectA)
Mylodon (Giochi Preziosi)
Nimbacinus (Yowie)
Nimiokoala (Yowie)
Notoryctes (Yowie)
Odobenocetops (Diramix)
Palaeoloxodon (EoFauna)
Palaeotherium (Starlux)
Palaeoparadoxia (Colorata)
Paljara (Yowie)
Palorchestes (Play Visions)
Panthera spelaea (Sbabam)
Paraceratherium (IToy)
Paranthropus boisei (Kaiyodo)
Phascolonus (Yowie)
Platybelodon (Kaiyodo)
Procoptodon (Geoworld)
Propleopus (Yowie)
Prorastomus (Play Visions)
Pseudokoala (Yowie)
Rhabdosteidae incertae sedis (Yowie)
Rhizophascolonus (Yowie)
Sahelanthropus (Quick)
Silvabestius (Yowie)
Sivatherium (Kabaya, sk)
Smilodon (Kaiyodo)
Smilodon (CollectA)
Synthetoceras (Starlux)
Tetonius (Yujin)
Thylacinus potens (Yowie)
Thylacoleo (Southlands Replicas)
Thylacosmilus (Geoworld)
Tingamarra (Yowie)
Titanotylopus (=Gigantocamelus, Starlux)
Trogosus (Kaiyodo, sk)
Uintatherium (Safari Ltd)
Ursus spelaeus (Papo)
Wakaleo (Yowie)
Yalkaparidon (Yowie)
Yarala (Yowie)
Yingabalanara (Yowie)

Ediacaran biota
Charniodiscus (Yujin, although Safari's is much easier to get)
Dickinsonia (Yowie)
Kimberella (Yujin)
Mawsonites (Yowie)
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Re: Halichoeres's toy fishes (mostly sarcopterygians)
« 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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Re: Halichoeres's toy fishes (mostly sarcopterygians)
« 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


Kaiyodo Protoceratops


Colorata Protoceratops


Kaiyodo Oviraptor

Vivid Parksosaurus
WWD blind bag Parksosaurus

Safari Nasutoceratops
Safari Nasutoceratops


Safari Vagaceratops


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.


Safari Leptoceratops


Safari Montealtosuchus


Safari Velociraptor
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Re: Halichoeres's toy fishes (mostly sarcopterygians)
« 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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Re: Halichoeres's toy fishes (mostly sarcopterygians)
« 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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Re: Halichoeres's toy fishes (mostly sarcopterygians)
« 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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Re: Halichoeres's toy fishes (mostly sarcopterygians)
« 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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Re: Halichoeres's toy fishes (mostly sarcopterygians)
« 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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Re: Halichoeres's toy fishes (mostly sarcopterygians)
« 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!


Kaiyodo Hemicyclaspis. Beautiful figure at nearly life-size.


Kaiyodo Pteraspis

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Kaiyodo Bothriolepis


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).


Carnegie Kronosaurus


CollectA Deluxe Rhomaleosaurus


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


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


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


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.


CollectA Dolichorhynchops


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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Re: Halichoeres's toy fishes (mostly sarcopterygians)
« 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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Re: Halichoeres's toy fishes (mostly sarcopterygians)
« 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.


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


Safari Beipiaosaurus (feathered dinos toob)
Scale: 1:25
Sculptor: Doug Watson
Released: 2009
Aptian-Barremian of Eurasia


Safari Dilong (feathered dinos toob)
Scale: 1:20
Sculptor: Doug Watson
Released: 2009
Barremian of Eurasia


Favorite Concavenator (Fukui Museum)
Scale: 1:25
Sculptor: Kazunari Araki
Released: 2015
Barremian of Eurasia
A beautiful sculpt, but like other Soft Models, suffers from legs that don't play well with its base.


Bullyland Iguanodon
Scale: 1:30
Released: 2010
Aptian of Eurasia


CollectA Eotyrannus
Scale: 1:25
Released: 2010
Barremian of Eurasia
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)


Kaiyodo Anhanguera (Dinotales 1.2)
Scale: 1:25
Sculptor: Takashi Kinoshita
Released: 2001
Albian of South America


Favorite Pelecanimimus (Fukui Museum)
Scale: 1:25
Sculptor: Kazunari Araki
Released: 2015
Hauterivian of Eurasia
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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Sometimes I draw pictures: http://dinotoyblog.com/forum/index.php?topic=4856.0