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Dinosaurs in the Wild Dakotaraptor and Tyrannosaurus
« on: July 20, 2017, 08:49:18 PM »
Dinosaurs in the Wild is an interactive exhibit in the UK featuring CGI, puppetry, and, apparently, close attention to paleontological accuracy. Darren Naish is a consultant for the event, and he posted some images this morning of some unique dinosaur figures which are evidently exclusive to the event - and also, sold-out. It seems it'll be tricky to ever obtain these, particularly for those of us not in the UK, but they're so cool that I thought I'd share them anyway:





EDIT: Evidently, a number of these beauties will be available at TetZooCon on October 21st in London. I, regrettably, couldn't begin to afford such a journey, but perhaps some of you are more fortunate in that regard!
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Re: Dinosaurs in the Wild Dakotaraptor and Tyrannosaurus
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2017, 09:00:52 PM »
Props to whoever gets to review these bad boys!
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Re: Dinosaurs in the Wild Dakotaraptor and Tyrannosaurus
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2017, 09:08:25 PM »
Pretty cool that there's a pretty accurately done Dakotaraptor. Also that Tyrannosaurus looks mega beefy.

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Re: Dinosaurs in the Wild Dakotaraptor and Tyrannosaurus
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2017, 09:20:09 PM »
Bad news is that Darren reported that the T. rex has trouble standing. As in, it can't stand at all without some form of support. :(
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Re: Dinosaurs in the Wild Dakotaraptor and Tyrannosaurus
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2017, 09:40:42 PM »
Oooh, nice! I want these. But I don't like that I'm not likely to get these...

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Re: Dinosaurs in the Wild Dakotaraptor and Tyrannosaurus
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2017, 10:22:46 PM »
Oh wow, the Dakotaraptor is especially awesome. Doubt I'll ever see it in person. The rex looks like it would fit in well with the old Kenner toys.
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Re: Dinosaurs in the Wild Dakotaraptor and Tyrannosaurus
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2017, 04:02:30 AM »
very cool. lucky UK collectors.

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Re: Dinosaurs in the Wild Dakotaraptor and Tyrannosaurus
« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2017, 05:28:33 AM »
The rex looks like it would make great pals with the bull, thrasher, and especially the red rex. The dakotaraptor looks fantastic, and would go great next to the awesome, if not inaccurate, jp utahraptor.

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Re: Dinosaurs in the Wild Dakotaraptor and Tyrannosaurus
« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2017, 06:01:27 AM »
Wow, those are so cool! If any UK members want to try to snag me a Dakotaraptor, I'd be grateful!
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Re: Dinosaurs in the Wild Dakotaraptor and Tyrannosaurus
« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2017, 08:25:27 AM »
Wow, those are so cool! If any UK members want to try to snag me a Dakotaraptor, I'd be grateful!

I'm afraid I'll be out of the country at the time of TetZooCon this year.

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Re: Dinosaurs in the Wild Dakotaraptor and Tyrannosaurus
« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2017, 10:22:13 AM »
So these are no longer available at all as part of the Dinosaurs in the Wild event? I'm pretty close to Birmingham, so might arrange a visit, it would have been nice to pick one up in the flesh. With this and the Nottingham exhibition its a pretty good Summer for Dinosaurs in the UK.

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Re: Dinosaurs in the Wild Dakotaraptor and Tyrannosaurus
« Reply #11 on: July 21, 2017, 12:36:22 PM »
The rex looks a bit weird but that Dakotaraptor I NEED.
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Re: Dinosaurs in the Wild Dakotaraptor and Tyrannosaurus
« Reply #12 on: July 21, 2017, 05:53:45 PM »
Wow, those are so cool! If any UK members want to try to snag me a Dakotaraptor, I'd be grateful!

I'm afraid I'll be out of the country at the time of TetZooCon this year.

Thanks anyway :)
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Re: Dinosaurs in the Wild Dakotaraptor and Tyrannosaurus
« Reply #13 on: July 21, 2017, 09:57:51 PM »
This depiction of Tyrannosaurus with a sort of lion's mane looks just ridicolous to me, I hope it won't become the standard representation in the future. Unless fossil evidence will prove it true, of course.
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Re: Dinosaurs in the Wild Dakotaraptor and Tyrannosaurus
« Reply #14 on: July 22, 2017, 12:26:07 AM »
The dakotaraptor are seen inside it fits well, but the tyrannosaurus rex is horrible fears fear, it seems drawn out of a Frankenstein movie or the werewolf sincerely.

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Re: Dinosaurs in the Wild Dakotaraptor and Tyrannosaurus
« Reply #15 on: July 22, 2017, 03:47:26 AM »
I'm not really into those type of figures but if I was going to chose one I would definitely go for the Dakotaraptor.

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Re: Dinosaurs in the Wild Dakotaraptor and Tyrannosaurus
« Reply #16 on: July 25, 2017, 01:38:59 AM »
Is this the first Dakotaraptor figure ever made?
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Re: Dinosaurs in the Wild Dakotaraptor and Tyrannosaurus
« Reply #17 on: July 25, 2017, 04:51:46 AM »
Is this the first Dakotaraptor figure ever made?

As far as I'm aware!
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Re: Dinosaurs in the Wild Dakotaraptor and Tyrannosaurus
« Reply #18 on: July 25, 2017, 08:11:20 PM »
Is this the first Dakotaraptor figure ever made?

As far as I'm aware!

There's this lovely plush figure, but I'm hesitant to add plushies to the USL. Your thoughts on that?


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Re: Dinosaurs in the Wild Dakotaraptor and Tyrannosaurus
« Reply #19 on: July 25, 2017, 09:11:01 PM »
Is this the first Dakotaraptor figure ever made?

As far as I'm aware!

There's this lovely plush figure, but I'm hesitant to add plushies to the USL. Your thoughts on that?



Oh, I'd forgotten about that one! Adding plushies will make a lot more work for you. TST Advance makes at least two dozen creatures that would either have to be added to or removed from the USL, and I think that they are not the sort of thing that most collectors have in mind when they consult the USL. Moreover, I think the barrier to making a new plush toy is much lower than the barrier to making a new plastic figure, because it doesn't require the machining of a mold. The result may be that plushies will always proliferate more quickly than the sorts of figures that most of us collect and discuss here.
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