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New from Recur for 2017
« on: February 20, 2017, 04:24:02 PM »
I'm friends on FB with James Chan from Recur Toys, and we've chatted several times. He's in the US right now for several trade shows, and has sent me pictures of his new dinosaurs for 2017, which will probably go on sale in May. Here they are:








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Re: New from Recur for 2017
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2017, 05:20:47 PM »
I like the Spinosaurus, despite the retro sail and the T-rex hands.
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Re: New from Recur for 2017
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2017, 05:32:19 PM »
Actually a case of the third finger not being visible.

Spino looks half-way between JPIII and modern.
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Re: New from Recur for 2017
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2017, 05:36:00 PM »
I've seen both worse and better. That is all.

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Re: New from Recur for 2017
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2017, 05:40:02 PM »
That spinosaurus looks like someone badly photoshoped the papo Spinosaurus and the 2014 reconstruction head resulting in a strange thing with an oversized head.

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Re: New from Recur for 2017
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2017, 06:05:44 PM »
I've seen both worse and better. That is all.

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Re: New from Recur for 2017
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2017, 06:08:29 PM »
Spino's head size might be a matter of the fish-eye effect of a cell phone camera. Look at the t-rex. Have to see when the official beauty shot comes out.

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Re: New from Recur for 2017
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2017, 06:18:32 PM »
The Tyrannosaurus looks really like the one from Schleich, especially the feet and hands. The raptor and Spino have some cool features, but overall they're a strange mix of accuracy and awesomebro.

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Re: New from Recur for 2017
« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2017, 06:30:48 PM »
i'm... honestly not sure weather or not i like that spinosaurus.

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Re: New from Recur for 2017
« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2017, 06:56:55 PM »
They are not precisely works of art. Although I have to admit that I have "hooked to those figures" I actually bought in several stores and I do not regret even if they are intended for children for me are better than many Schleich figures with all my respect to Schleich.

Ankylosaurus and spinosaurus do not look bad to me. On the other hand the dromaeosaurido I like more than the utahraptor of Schleich and is not to annoy the fans of Schleich but it is the reality seems to me more realistic and more detailed.

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« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2017, 07:07:30 PM »
They are not precisely works of art. Although I have to admit that I have "hooked to those figures" I actually bought in several stores and I do not regret even if they are intended for children for me are better than many Schleich figures with all my respect to Schleich.

Ankylosaurus and spinosaurus do not look bad to me. On the other hand the dromaeosaurido I like more than the utahraptor of Schleich and is not to annoy the fans of Schleich but it is the reality seems to me more realistic and more detailed.

The fact that the raptor is so big certainly gives them room for more detail. I'm currently collecting bigger sauropod figures and can't wait to get my hands on the brachiosaurus.

Their big mosasaurus is one of my all time favorite figures, just for overall coolness. I'm 64, but I can vividly imagine being 8 years old and having that to play with alongside my knights and army men.

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Re: New from Recur for 2017
« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2017, 09:57:00 PM »
They do seem to be something of an improvement on their previous releases. If it weren't such a ho-hum assortment of species I might even be tempted by one or two.
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Re: New from Recur for 2017
« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2017, 11:00:18 PM »
Any more thoughts about their ankylosaurus? It looks interesting to me but Id' really like to hear what people think about it.

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Re: New from Recur for 2017
« Reply #13 on: February 20, 2017, 11:13:01 PM »
Any more thoughts about their ankylosaurus? It looks interesting to me but Id' really like to hear what people think about it.

Well, it's based on an outdated depiction that borrows heavily from Euoplocephalus. Going with the available fossil material, Ken Carpenter and other paleontologists have concluded that while Ankylosaurus was well-armoured on its back, it wasn't a prickly animal with spikes jutting out from its flanks.



This is why the 2004 Carnegie Collection Ankylosaurus is still the best one even after all this time.
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Re: New from Recur for 2017
« Reply #14 on: February 20, 2017, 11:56:08 PM »
Any more thoughts about their ankylosaurus? It looks interesting to me but Id' really like to hear what people think about it.

Well, it's based on an outdated depiction that borrows heavily from Euoplocephalus. Going with the available fossil material, Ken Carpenter and other paleontologists have concluded that while Ankylosaurus was well-armoured on its back, it wasn't a prickly animal with spikes jutting out from its flanks.



This is why the 2004 Carnegie Collection Ankylosaurus is still the best one even after all this time.


AH YES the Carnegie Anklylosaurus! I really love that model, almost forgot that I had it because it's still in one of my moving boxes which I haven't unpacked yet.. Maybe it's time my ankylosaurus should get her new colors soon : ) 



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Re: New from Recur for 2017
« Reply #15 on: February 21, 2017, 01:15:24 AM »
another issue with Recur is their fluff-filled figures which is quite unappealling IMO.

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« Reply #16 on: February 21, 2017, 01:37:57 AM »

AH YES the Carnegie Anklylosaurus! I really love that model, almost forgot that I had it because it's still in one of my moving boxes which I haven't unpacked yet.. Maybe it's time my ankylosaurus should get her new colors soon : )

Both the Standard and Deluxe CollectA Ankylosaurus figures also have accurate armour plating, but the same can't be said for their heads and limbs, sadly. I'd love to see them release a new, improved version in either scale. Similarly, I'd love to see Doug Watson tackle the beastie.

Getting back to Recur, I think their T. rex is just plain sad. It's a big step down from their current T. rex, which isn't exactly a masterpiece itself. The Triceratops looks better than the current one, but the horns seem a little too short.
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Re: New from Recur for 2017
« Reply #17 on: February 21, 2017, 01:47:42 AM »
I actually really want that raptor and Spinosaurus, accuracy be damned I want more big figures. Plus that'll be enough of them to finally get around to ordering their marine life.

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Re: New from Recur for 2017
« Reply #18 on: February 21, 2017, 01:57:26 AM »
I actually really want that raptor and Spinosaurus, accuracy be damned I want more big figures. Plus that'll be enough of them to finally get around to ordering their marine life.

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« Reply #19 on: February 21, 2017, 02:51:18 AM »
I actually really want that raptor and Spinosaurus, accuracy be damned I want more big figures. Plus that'll be enough of them to finally get around to ordering their marine life.

You must be one of the last people on the forum with any room left at your place.
Ironically I have more space for large figures than small ones, I try to focus my modern species on 1:1 (easier than it sounds when mammals aren't your thing) as much as possible so that's what I have shelf space accounted for.

And large soft figures like these can be kept just about anywhere.