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Schleich: New for 2018
« on: July 31, 2017, 10:13:31 PM »
OK so we are alredy aware of the Velociraptor, Carnotarus, and Tyrannosaurus.   But recently someone found a list of other Dinosaurs to be released, and some of them could be instresting


14585 - Velociraptor


14586 - Carnotaurus


14587 - T-Rex


15000 - Triceratops


15001 - Oviraptor


15002 - Dinogorgon


15003 - Therizinosaurus


15004 - Psittacosaurus


15005 - Tawa


Summer

Juvinile Therizinosaurus


Juvinile Tyrannosaurus


Pteranodon


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Now of course this could either be for the first half of the year,   or the entire year as a whole. Also, dont get your hopes up for any of them, as they could cancel them like they did the plesiosaurus
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Re: Schleich:New for 2018
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2017, 10:27:40 PM »
Thanks for the list! So we are going to have more resculpts of Triceratops and Therizinosaurus. But its awesome for obscure species like Dinogorgon and Tawa. Dinogorgon will be part of first giants?

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Re: Schleich:New for 2018
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2017, 10:51:38 PM »
Dinogorgon would be fabulous is a species unknown to me and is a gorgonópsido that can make good pair with the inostrancevia of Safari. Same Schleich does well. I hope you at least try.

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Re: Schleich:New for 2018
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2017, 11:02:38 PM »
Well, this sounds like it could be interesting. Either in a positive or a hilariously bad way.
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Re: Schleich:New for 2018
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2017, 11:04:07 PM »
Sorry Takama, but where this list is coming from? It doesn't make sense at all since it would screw up the chronological scheme that the new "Dinosaurs" line has followed so far. Only Oviraptor, Triceratops and Therizinosaurus would fit into such scheme, cause they're from late Cretaceous, while Psittacosaurus should have been part of this year's line-up, being an early Cretaceous genus. The other two then are from Permian and Triassic, which is a period that this line already covered last year, and to be honest I don't see Schleich making a gorgonopsid and something as obscure as Tawa. Those last two sound more like fan choices, in my opinion. And the three latest novelties - Velociraptor, Carnotaurus and Tyrannosaurus - are 2017 releases, cause they are available already and also part of the Conquering the Earth set.
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Re: Schleich:New for 2018
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2017, 11:31:04 PM »
Sorry Takama, but where this list is coming from? It doesn't make sense at all since it would screw up the chronological scheme that the new "Dinosaurs" line has followed so far. Only Oviraptor, Triceratops and Therizinosaurus would fit into such scheme, cause they're from late Cretaceous, while Psittacosaurus should have been part of this year's line-up, being an early Cretaceous genus. The other two then are from Permian and Triassic, which is a period that this line already covered last year, and to be honest I don't see Schleich making a gorgonopsid and something as obscure as Tawa. Those last two sound more like fan choices, in my opinion. And the three latest novelties - Velociraptor, Carnotaurus and Tyrannosaurus - are 2017 releases, cause they are available already and also part of the Conquering the Earth set.

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Re: Schleich:New for 2018
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2017, 11:35:57 PM »
Yes, I've found myself the source. I wasn't doubting on you but on whoever made this list public, but coming from a retailer I assume it is official. I really don't understand Schleich's logic though. The only thing I can think of is that they'll brand both Dinogorgon and Tawa as The first giants, and the rest as Conquering the Earth. So they basically don't follow a chronological order year by year, but they release their figures under specific tags related to the time period the animals are from. Or maybe they just decided to re-launch the prehistoric line once again.
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Re: Schleich:New for 2018
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2017, 12:27:25 AM »
Looking the list of animals that you posted and the current ones...they are going to replace all dinosaurs prior 2016.
Look the page: https://www.schleich-s.com/en/GB/dinosaurs/products/filter/product-type/figurines/theme/age-of-the-dinos.html?dir=desc&order=start_date
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Re: Schleich:New for 2018
« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2017, 01:15:16 AM »
Even though Schleich is not known for accurate figures, I hope the gorgonopsid figure, assuming that its listing is legit, is appealing enough to pick up (at least for me). There really is a severe lack of gorgonospid figures on the market. The only ones I'm aware of are the Safari Inostrancevia, and the JP Lycaenops.
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Re: Schleich:New for 2018
« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2017, 01:24:29 AM »
I too hope the gorgonopsid will be good, they are one of my favourite families of prehistoric animals and I'd love to have one in my collection. Didn't think Schleich could make one though, also strange the particular genus they choose.
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Re: Schleich:New for 2018
« Reply #10 on: August 01, 2017, 04:24:38 AM »
The oviraptor is the only leak I'm liking to hear so far. Just maybe, it can have feathers. The new Therizinosaurus on the other hand, maybe they're going for a more accurate model. IDK. Same might be said with the Triceratops. Psittacosaurus, we'll see......
The other two, I'll have to wait until the get revealed.
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Re: Schleich:New for 2018
« Reply #11 on: August 01, 2017, 05:13:07 AM »
Dinogorgon and Tawa could be pretty interesting, although to avoid any disappointment I'm going to assume they'll turn out like the Barapasaurus. If I'm right, I can be all smug, and if I'm wrong, I'll be pleasantly surprised by a decent toy.

So now their Dimetrodon has a (very approximate) contemporary, and so does their Herrerasaurus, but not their Dunkleosteus. Damn shame, I (probably) would've jumped on another prehistoric fish.

Finally, is it me or do Schleich's products get leaked earlier and more often than those of other companies? I wonder if that's just because of their ubiquity, or if the reports of their strong-arming retailers are true and maybe some shops leak things out of spite.
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Re: Schleich:New for 2018
« Reply #12 on: August 01, 2017, 05:30:54 AM »
I don't think those can qualify as leaks. We don't have any image, just a list, so I think that is under Schleich's control when such kind of information surfaces. It sounds like a clever marketing strategy to me, 2017's figures have now all been released and it is the right moment to start giving hints at new products. I seem to remember that last year we saw images for the 2017 figures as early as august, so maybe it won't be that long before we'll see how their Tawa and Dinogorgon look like. And I'm pretty curious, honestly.
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Re: Schleich:New for 2018
« Reply #13 on: August 01, 2017, 05:33:34 AM »
I don't think those can qualify as leaks. We don't have any image, just a list, so I think that is under Schleich's control when such kind of information surfaces. It sounds like a clever marketing strategy to me, 2017's figures have now all been released and it is the right moment to start giving hints at new products. I seem to remember that last year we saw images for the 2017 figures as early as august, so maybe it won't be that long before we'll see how their Tawa and Dinogorgon look like. And I'm pretty curious, honestly.

I guess the reason I assumed they were leaks is that last year they picked a fight with the STS Forum because they were using their stock photos which they said only retailers were supposed to have. I'm curious about those two figures, also.
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Re: Schleich:New for 2018
« Reply #14 on: August 01, 2017, 08:06:49 AM »
Dinogorgon?! Wow I hope they won't mess it up.  Such a species should not be made by Schleich but maybe we'll have a surprise just like the Pentaceratops. Tawa?  They'll probably make a ridiculous random theropod and call it Tawa, just like they did with the Herrerasaurus.
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Re: Schleich:New for 2018
« Reply #15 on: August 01, 2017, 08:30:44 AM »
Oh look Tawa! looks at herrerasaurus, nevermind I'll just be disappointed.
It's the Dinogorgon I'm looking forward to seeing Schleich either:
1. Mess up royally, like they usually do
2. Pleasant surprise like the Pentaceratops and the Kentrosaurus

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Re: Schleich:New for 2018
« Reply #16 on: August 01, 2017, 08:48:18 AM »
I'm skeptical, but intrigued!  If confirmed, then it means I guessed Oviraptor correctly!  :))  Hopefully they'll pick the right "inspiration" from Google and make these dinos (+ one synapsid) will look half decent.

So should we start placing bets on which images they're going to copy be inspired by?  ;)
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Re: Schleich:New for 2018
« Reply #17 on: August 01, 2017, 08:48:48 AM »
WOW! Dinogorgon and Tawa. but knowing Schleich and what they did with the Barapasaurus and Herrerasaurus, im not keeping my hopes up (at all!).

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Re: Schleich:New for 2018
« Reply #18 on: August 01, 2017, 01:54:58 PM »
So should we start placing bets on which images they're going to copy be inspired by?

My bets are on these. That Tawa would look like a decent companion style-wise to their Herrerasaurus, shrink-wrapped skull and dull colour are perfect. As for Dinogorgon I think they'll obviously go with a generic (and well known) depiction of a gorgonopsid. And finally I think the Psittacosaurus won't have quills, just because it's Schleich.







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Re: Schleich:New for 2018
« Reply #19 on: August 01, 2017, 03:12:04 PM »
The Tawa sounds interesting, but Schleich's theropods have tended to be awful.  And given what Schleich's Herrerasaurus is like, I'm expecting disappointmen from Schleich's Tawa.  I still hope Schleich will make a genuine attempt to make a good representation of Tawa, but they seem to have not cared to do this for their other theropods so maybe it's too much to expect to do it now.




This reconstruction has pennaceous feathers, even though there are a number of more derived theropod groups that indicate pennaceous feathers had not evolved yet.  Its feathering distribution looks very unnatural and doesn't make sense for pennaceous feathers.  The bulging base of its finger claws are exposed, while in real animals they would be within the skin.  It has no claw on its dewclaw.  There are too many teeth at the front of its upper jaw.  Its hands are pronated.  Its chest is too shallow, I imagine due to not taking into account the gastralia.  Its torso and its tail are too short.  Perhaps being monstrous-looking and very inaccurate makes this reconstruction a good guess for what the Schleich figure will look like.  However, I hope Schleich's Tawa doesn't look like the reconstruction above, and looks more like Scott Hartman's skeletal:

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