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Re: The Shonisaurus collection
« Reply #100 on: October 15, 2019, 10:37:39 PM »
@Duna I hope that this is the case and that Papo's spinosaurus is even higher in quality compared to its prototype than its pentaceratops, gorgosaurus and repainted stegosaurus counterparts. It is my figure of the year. I dream of picking it up. :)


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« Reply #101 on: October 31, 2019, 04:42:07 PM »
I just bought my last three Collecta 2019 figures yesterday. My impressions are as follows.
I'm going to start with the most valuable figure for me, the Collecta elasmotherium 2019 is beautifully sculpted. His huge horn impresses like that of a scimitar, its legs and hooves are sculpted in detail and the hair really seems to be without a doubt the figure of greatest weight in the group, apart from weighing a fifth, it is a very heavy figure. The tail is made of plastic more flexible than the rest of the body and the figure is very well done. What I miss is that the hair is poorly detailed, has impressionistic details if you see it in the distance it seems that it has the detailed hair of the tail but if you look closely you see that it is not finished, that is, the details are not appreciated to the millimeter if you approach in relation to the hair of the prehistoric mammal's tail, but without a doubt it is a leading figure in this year 2019 in production of prehistoric animals in this case.
The ears and the head are very well sculpted and in the horn (immense like a scimitar) it looks very realistic with damage to its horn as if it had fought, it is definitely very realistic.
His hair is very well done is a mixture of yellow and brown colors and gives a pretty good thickness image.
The ears are beautifully sculpted with hairs on the ears which gives the figure an image of beautiful realism. His eyes are very well painted with jet black that shine if the artificial light comes on. The nose and mouth of the elasmotherium is 100% scientific and the details of the nostrils give a very realistic image to the animal.

The legs look like rigid columns and their hooves are detailed in relation to their helmets.
A figure 10 on 10 the only thing I see bad about this elasmotherium is that it is a very rigid figure, it must be safeguarded in a showcase, it is a collectible figure. If you have the misfortune that you fall, be sure that the legs, horns or ears will break when hit with a floor without carpet and in the best case will suffer irreversible abrasions. He is a collector's figure and everyone who has children would advise him for the sake of the child who does not have it at hand. It is a very heavy figure and with that horn a lot of damage could be done as well as suspsy relates. It is a collectible figure and not a mere toy despite the material used is very rigid plastic. I would have preferred an elasmotherium with a softer plastic like its also excellent megacerops or the kelenken.
If someone from Collecta reads my comments to me, my wish is that they make figures with a less rigid plastic even though they seem to be more toy figure due to their malleable material. I comment on aspects of conservation of the figure and especially for children to be safe.

The baryonyx of Collecta is the second figure in terms of artistic value and collecting. It is made of a softer plastic. Unfortunately, it is a much smaller figure than he would have liked and his articulated mouth makes him look like a ventriloquist figure, sincerely he would have preferred it to have been the same size as the carnotaurus of the same brand and without an articulated jaw would have gained in quality said figure.
As positive aspects is that it is an elegantly painted figure with a reddish brown / beige and with brown spots that give it a lot of realism and that reflect a credible camouflage for a theropod, although we do not know how it would really be. His teeth are beautifully sculpted individually and the inside of the mouth included detailed tongue, but that if the tongue stuck to the palate.
It is painted its jet black eyes and around the pupils are surrounded by soft yellow colors that give a pleasant appearance.
The loin is beautifully sculpted and sincerely those thorns give it a fabulous appearance and lush beauty.
Its claws are small and here I see a defect I would like the large claw of its front legs to be more detailed. They are very thin claws and the hands of the claws are quite well detailed.
Its hind legs are beautiful with the four fingers of the legs scientifically well made and with a characteristic base with leaves of the brand's Mesozoic trees and with beautiful details on its fixed ground base, painted this base by artists such as Martin Garratt or a member of DTF would give an outstanding image to this figure and I understand that for economic reasons the Collecta brand desists to paint said base.
The baryonyx belly is very realistic and detailed with scales like crocodiles and a very light beige color. It has a sewage hole that is an artistic license to which I am accustomed by the Collecta brand and I sincerely understand that it would be better with the more realistic and closed sewer or rather in a more relaxed state, but it is typical of all its theropods .
On the other hand you can see precious details of plaques, nerves and muscles throughout the entire body. Nasal and auditory holes very well sculpted max I say it because of the difficulty that this entails for a normal medium-sized figure by Collecta such as baryonyx. I would have preferred a larger size.
My note is 9 out of 10. My recommendation to Collecta is to make theropods of the Deluxe size larger than this scaleless and articulated jaw figure, it is even better that the jaw be closed as other toy dinosaur brands are doing, and I would need if the mouth had lips, it would win the figure.

Finally, the weakest figure in the group and perhaps this year by Collecta is the fukuiraptor. Obviously being a standard size is a small figure although its colors are quite acceptable and attractive green with brown stripes could have painted it with the same details as Collecta baryonyx or carnotaurus of the same brand although obviously the price would vary in much more cost .
Their teeth are poorly detailed and are all uniform, however the tongue is perfectly sculpted and the same goes for the rest of the mouth. Easily localizable nostrils and the same can be said of the ears.
The muscles of this icon of Japanese theropods look very detailed and the same can be said of their loin plates. The nails of the claws of the back and front legs are white with ivory tones and less detailed than those of the baryonyx and carnotaurus, they look that yes to the millimeter the details of the skin beautifully sculpted and meticulously detailed.
His very detailed gut with scales and honestly is a very dynamic and well-made figure but yes, I have to recognize that the fukuiraptor of Favorite is superior to that of Collecta, in relation to the baryonyx of Collecta is on par with that of Favorite, The points in favor of Collecta's figures are that they have a fixed base.
On the other hand you can see some bumps on the eyes quite scientific. The exceptional base with the same characteristics as the rest of Collecta's theropod bases.
My grade is 7 out of 10 and it is perhaps Collecta's least accomplished figure this year, however, it is notable and one cannot complain.

In general terms, it has been an outstanding year for Collecta, but it knows little about the shortage of figures (there have been seven figures) and because they have not done a sauropod with an acceptable size for years, nor the desired giganotosaurus (Collecta is one of the few brands that no giganotosaurus figure has in its cast) but we know that Collecta's team notified us of the reasons and I understand it.
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Re: The Shonisaurus collection
« Reply #102 on: October 31, 2019, 11:19:03 PM »
A very detailed analysis. You and I have somewhat different tastes, but I'm glad you're so pleased with your new acquisitions!
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« Reply #103 on: November 01, 2019, 01:35:46 AM »
@Halichoeres Thank you for your comments for me it is an honor that you read my articles.