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Just found my childhood collection! :)
« on: June 05, 2020, 05:49:44 PM »
Not my first figures, because those were lost, but I have found the dinos I got when I was 11, when Jurassic Park the film was released.

My parents did not buy me any figures at that time, they were expensive. I did not bother my parents to buy me a lot of toys, I had very little toys and was happy with them. All of the figures (except the pteranodon) were given free with some food products: meat, yoghourt...
What my parents did buy me (in 1992, a year before JP) was the Illustrated Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs from David Norman, in Spanish edition, which had to be very expensive at that time and I was over the moon with it. It was a Christmas present, along with it came a Pteranodon. It was one of the best presents I've had ever. I keep it as a treasure. It was very scientific for a 10 year to read but I lost count of the times I read it from cover to cover. I loved it. It's full of errors and misconcepts and outdated reconstructions, but I still think it was a fabulous book at the time.

These were given free with sausages. Love the detail and the outdated posture:






Those big were from a winning ticket (same sausages). The minis came inside surprise eggs but they were not from Kinder Surprise eggs, I don't remember which was the product they were given with. The cynognathus is my favourite, it's made of very soft rubber, as the itchyosaurus.





The pteranodon was the present from my parents. The other two came as gifts from (I don't remember with edible product, probably processed meat or so) and were key chains, but I cut the chains and painted  the back.




These are from a collection given with Danone yoghourts, also in 1993. I'm missing 4 of them but I plan to search and get them (camptosaurus, pteranodon, triceratops and diplodocus).




I'm so happy to have found my 27 year old figures, which are as perfect as if they have been made now. Hope my children would learn with them how were the dinosaurs thought to be represented when I was little.
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Re: Just found my childhood collection! :)
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2020, 05:52:08 PM »
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Re: Just found my childhood collection! :)
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2020, 08:33:38 PM »
Thanks for sharing this story.  Since I had a similar one,  I recommend keeping those figures as the core treasure of your collection!

P.S. I love the monochrome green theropod. Do you have any further information about it?

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Re: Just found my childhood collection! :)
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2020, 09:39:18 PM »
Those are so great, I bet they bring back so many memories. I'm curious about that big sauropod, do you know anything more about it?
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Re: Just found my childhood collection! :)
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2020, 12:08:17 AM »
Honestly, Duna, those dinosaurs are worth much more than all the dinosaurs of known brands, I also have those dinosaurs until 1989, I did not have dinosaurs that we could say of quality until I bought those from Invicta, little by little and sincerely it is worth more than all the dinosaurs more. sophisticated of the best from the sentimental and above all moral point of view because they represent a time when finding dinosaurs was to find those figures that now for generations after mine mean chinasaurs or dinosaurs of the Middle Ages, without a doubt the collectors of the 70s and 80s generation gave more value to those insignificant dinosaur figures today (and I have already commented on it in other posts and I will continue to comment on it), we earned no money or very little money but the joy that the having those dinosaurs was much greater, at least for me, than today you can have any prehistoric animal I think that one can think of resin, vinyl or PVC, practically metaphorically speaking.

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Re: Just found my childhood collection! :)
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2020, 03:23:39 PM »
Honestly, Duna, those dinosaurs are worth much more than all the dinosaurs of known brands, I also have those dinosaurs until 1989, I did not have dinosaurs that we could say of quality until I bought those from Invicta, little by little and sincerely it is worth more than all the dinosaurs more. sophisticated of the best from the sentimental and above all moral point of view because they represent a time when finding dinosaurs was to find those figures that now for generations after mine mean chinasaurs or dinosaurs of the Middle Ages, without a doubt the collectors of the 70s and 80s generation gave more value to those insignificant dinosaur figures today (and I have already commented on it in other posts and I will continue to comment on it), we earned no money or very little money but the joy that the having those dinosaurs was much greater, at least for me, than today you can have any prehistoric animal I think that one can think of resin, vinyl or PVC, practically metaphorically speaking.
You are very right in all you said. Now I can buy myself almost any small figure I want, but the joy I got when I opened a new yoghourt package and found a new figure I hadn't was undescriptable. And I played years with them. I was so happy. My children can have now nearly a hundred quality figures to see (some to play but when they grow up). Even the most outdated and ugly figure now was like a piece of gold in our childhood. I can't believe it's almost 30 years.

Those are so great, I bet they bring back so many memories. I'm curious about that big sauropod, do you know anything more about it?
It's a chinasaur for sure. But it's very nicely sculpted, the detail of the belly is wonderful, very small round scales. My figures are at my parent's house (I only took the photos) and because of the confinament, we still can't go there. I'll took more pictures next month.

Thanks for sharing this story.  Since I had a similar one,  I recommend keeping those figures as the core treasure of your collection!

P.S. I love the monochrome green theropod. Do you have any further information about it?
I got it in a winning ticket at the supermarket, all I remember is it was called (you have won a gigantic dinosaur). I don't know the rest of the collection, but it's very original. It's made of hard plastic and it has a very nice retro head sculpt. I'll took more pictures next month, since I can't go there because of the confinament.
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