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CollectA: New for 2018
« on: November 03, 2017, 09:53:06 AM »
Here are the first 2 CollectA Dinosaur figures that will be released in 2018.


Mantellisaurus drinking
6" long



Sciurumimus
5.5" long


Edited by Admin for additional announcements

Iguanodon (Deluxe)


Estemmenosuchus


Dunkleosteus


Tyrannosaurus


Mapusaurus


Brontosaurus


Ceratosaurus


Dimetrodon


Gomphotherium
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Re: CollectA: New for 2018
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2017, 09:58:47 AM »
The sciurumimus is quite neat, something about it is amazingly cute too.

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Re: CollectA: New for 2018
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2017, 10:03:41 AM »
Excellent choice of species.  I find the Mantellisaurus very appealing - nice to see a different pose from the run of the mill standing/walking.  Lovely to see a Sciurumimus.  It looks a bit narrow in the body but I haven't yet checked this out against the evidence.  The fossil is a juvenile, and CollectA seem to have aimed at a juvenile look.

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Re: CollectA: New for 2018
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2017, 10:05:51 AM »
I definitely need the Mantellisaurus. The unusual pose is great for dioramas and it looks very well made.

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Re: CollectA: New for 2018
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2017, 10:22:20 AM »
And this, folks, is what you call a fantastic start! I wonder if there’s also going to be a non-drinking Mantellisaurus.
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Re: CollectA: New for 2018
« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2017, 10:38:52 AM »
I'd prefer if the Mantellisaurus was a bit more thicc. Maybe it's just me but it seems unnaturally slender.

The Sciurumimus is cute but rather simplistic.
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Re: CollectA: New for 2018
« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2017, 10:51:04 AM »
Don't forget this



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Re: CollectA: New for 2018
« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2017, 11:09:29 AM »
Nice! I'm probably getting both, the Sciurumimus has a juvenile look to it so maybe it's trying to reflect the actual fossil like ceratopsian said.
I think Mantellisaurus will look good next to my W.S. Iguanodon.
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Re: CollectA: New for 2018
« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2017, 11:49:59 AM »
An ornithopod?! BRAVO Collecta! You always surprise us. Everyone. Buy it! So we can show Collecta that we want more ornithopods!
However, is it me or collecta has moved from "facial war paint" to iguana like colors with a little bit of red?

Sciurumimus is nice, albeit somewhat plains in terms of colors.

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Re: CollectA: New for 2018
« Reply #9 on: November 03, 2017, 12:04:27 PM »
An ornithopod?! BRAVO Collecta! You always surprise us. Everyone. Buy it! So we can show Collecta that we want more ornithopods!
However, is it me or collecta has moved from "facial war paint" to iguana like colors with a little bit of red?

Sciurumimus is nice, albeit somewhat plains in terms of colors.

I've noticed they used yellowish and greenish color in their non feathered dinosaurs from last year, like Gigantspinosaurus and Einiosaurus, this Mantellisaurus gives me a the same vibe.

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Re: CollectA: New for 2018
« Reply #10 on: November 03, 2017, 12:21:20 PM »
I fell out of my chair at the Mantellisaurus. When was the last CollectA ornithopod again? The deluxe Parasaur?

Absolutely adore the colours on it, definitely picking it up. Unsure about the Scurimimus, I'll wait until I can see it for myself. The bookshop here that usually stocks CollectAs has been pretty good this year about getting them in.
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Re: CollectA: New for 2018
« Reply #11 on: November 03, 2017, 01:13:20 PM »
Yes, this is indeed the first ornithopod from CollectA since 2013.
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Re: CollectA: New for 2018
« Reply #12 on: November 03, 2017, 01:46:18 PM »
I griped a bit about CollectA's heavy theropod focus in 2016, but 2017 was more balanced and it looks like 2018 might be too. Strong start!
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Re: CollectA: New for 2018
« Reply #13 on: November 03, 2017, 02:11:18 PM »
Not impressed at all. The Mantellisaurus is nice, actually, but maybe a bit small? Let's see if there will be a different pose in the deluxe range, might become interesting. The Sciurumimus I honestly didn't even know about, but I just don't like the figure. I'm sure there are way better things to come from Collecta.

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Re: CollectA: New for 2018
« Reply #14 on: November 03, 2017, 02:29:56 PM »
Sciurumimus! One of the most beautiful fossils ever found; and, to my memory, it made quite a splash due to its original placement as a megalosaur. TQ is correct, it's a little too simplistic, but the world needs more small, fluffy dinosaurs in plastic form  :D

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Re: CollectA: New for 2018
« Reply #15 on: November 03, 2017, 03:04:29 PM »
I get that the Sciurumimus is supposed to appear fluffy but it just looks poorly proportioned to me, with a massively thick tail and thin torso. And it looks like the neck attaches to the jaw. I'll probably pass, though I do appreciate the effort. Now the Mantellisaurus is a welcome addition. Should display nicely with the Safari Iguanodon. Now I need the Safari Iguanodon.  :-\

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Re: CollectA: New for 2018
« Reply #16 on: November 03, 2017, 03:21:00 PM »
Hmm,... Mantellisaurus... awfull colors as often the case with CollectA, but the sculpt is very nice. Must have for me.

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Re: CollectA: New for 2018
« Reply #17 on: November 03, 2017, 03:27:45 PM »
On Facebook they said Sciurumimus is based on the very juvenile fossil that was found, so that maybe explain the proportions.

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Re: CollectA: New for 2018
« Reply #18 on: November 03, 2017, 03:39:13 PM »
Don't forget this
Those were released some months ago and don't include any new figures (and thank god for that, blind-bags are despicable).


Face is a little thin, but that little puff is to cute to pass up, it'll look amazing with a more detailed repaint.

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Re: CollectA: New for 2018
« Reply #19 on: November 03, 2017, 03:58:28 PM »
I like them both.
The overall look of Sciurumimus reminds me of a tadpole.  :))
And because it's a juvenile, that look works for me.