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Re: CollectA: New for 2018
« Reply #20 on: November 03, 2017, 04:09:13 PM »
Sciurumimus is more than acceptable, their colors are conservative and I like them. The size is small and that is just because of that figure a juvenile specimen is known.

As for mantellisaurus, her figure is very pretty  8) but too small that does not take away her beauty. What I say every year what I do not love in the dinosaurs and animals of Collecta is his war painting but he is a great figure and I respect Collecta's philosophy.

The positive of the small dinosaur figures that can easily be placed on any shelf without problems. I would have preferred a mantellisaurus deluxe,
But we must also congratulate Collecta for two things have made two figures of dinosaurs unpublished in the world of toys and in the case of mantellisaurus what I appreciate most is that it is an ornithopod since these figures are practically nullified by almost all companies of toy except honorable exceptions.


In a way I know little by little this first revelation, in the sense that only two dinosaurs have been released, the positive is that they are very nice and that is appreciated.  :D


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Re: CollectA: New for 2018
« Reply #21 on: November 03, 2017, 05:14:13 PM »
I mostly love the Mantellisaurus, and I hope we can get one that isn't drinking.

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Re: CollectA: New for 2018
« Reply #22 on: November 03, 2017, 05:19:56 PM »
So far so good!Both the Mantellisaurus and fuzzy juvenile Sciurumimus are excellent! ;D
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Re: CollectA: New for 2018
« Reply #23 on: November 03, 2017, 05:27:12 PM »
I mostly love the Mantellisaurus, and I hope we can get one that isn't drinking.

I don't  know if they would release the same species unless one is a deluxe, but I found curious that they name it drinking Mantellisaurus, that may be a hint of another one posed different coming too.

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Re: CollectA: New for 2018
« Reply #24 on: November 03, 2017, 05:30:42 PM »
The Mantellisaurus is a yes...the Sciurimimus is a no, the neck and head just look a bit off...but it's probably still the best Sciurimimus out there  ^-^
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Re: CollectA: New for 2018
« Reply #25 on: November 03, 2017, 05:38:05 PM »
never heard of these two dinos. I love the pose of Mantellisaurus but those colors? red and yellow? nooo, no! too Ronald McDonald for me!

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Re: CollectA: New for 2018
« Reply #26 on: November 03, 2017, 05:45:29 PM »
I don't  know if they would release the same species unless one is a deluxe, but I found curious that they name it drinking Mantellisaurus, that may be a hint of another one posed different coming too.

Weren't there two poses available for the Standard Spinosaurus?

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Re: CollectA: New for 2018
« Reply #27 on: November 03, 2017, 05:47:25 PM »
I don't  know if they would release the same species unless one is a deluxe, but I found curious that they name it drinking Mantellisaurus, that may be a hint of another one posed different coming too.

Weren't there two poses available for the Standard Spinosaurus?
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Re: CollectA: New for 2018
« Reply #28 on: November 03, 2017, 05:53:04 PM »
Their is nothing I dislike at all about the Mantellisaurus. The lime green on the Einiosaurus looked pretty bad but the color on the Mantellisaurus looks like more of a light olive which looks better and is more realistic. I've always liked dinosaurs in eating and drinking poses so that's a nice plus too. Excellent choice of dinosaur and I'll be picking it up for sure.

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Re: CollectA: New for 2018
« Reply #29 on: November 03, 2017, 06:03:39 PM »
My opinions on the figures revealed so far

Sciurumimus: Just a question. Is that area of the tail that connects to the body supposed to be that fatty in comparison to the torso? If so, then my biggest problem with the figure is a scientific accuracy (Update: So turns out the proportionality problem is not with the tail itself, but with part of the area where the hips meet the tail. Thanks to the person who pointed this out in a post they made responding to this. Ignore the section I have crossed out.)
My other problem is the conservative feather colouring (In my opinion this can be forgiven as the specimen that this figure is based on is generally accepted as a juvenile, and in real life, juvenile birds have less vibrant feathering than adults). This being said, it is still better than most things Collecta released in their early days. I'm probably getting this one just because it's a small obscure feathered dinosaur.

Mantellisaurus: While TQ is certainly right about the figure not being thicc (never knew this word would be used on this forum) enough, this, in my opinion, is the best iguanodontian that Collecta has ever made. Unlike most people on this forum, I don't particularly care about "war painting" (as long as it isn't too bright and seizure inducing).

So far this is, unsurprisingly, a weak reveal for Collecta, especially for their dinosaurs. I do, however, wish them well with the rest of their reveals.
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Re: CollectA: New for 2018
« Reply #30 on: November 03, 2017, 06:26:22 PM »
Sciurmimus: Just a question. Is that area of the tail that connects to the body supposed to be that fatty in comparison to the torso? If so, then my biggest problem with the figure is a scientific accuracy. My other problem is the conservative feather colouring (In my opinion this can be forgiven as the specimen that this figure is based on is generally accepted as a juvenile, and in real life, juvenile birds have less vibrant feathering than adults). This being said, it is still better than most things Collecta released in their early days. I'm probably getting this one just because it's a small obscure feathered dinosaur.
Actually the base of the tail is on the thing side. The thickness you're seeing is meant to represent the feathers being "inflated" as they likely would be in life. Look at where the tail meets the hips on the underside, it's very thin and a little under-muscled.

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Re: CollectA: New for 2018
« Reply #31 on: November 03, 2017, 08:02:40 PM »
Finally, something from CollectA.
Lets see here, the Mantellisaurus is pretty good, a welcoming addition, but needs some beefing up to be perfect.
Not a huge fan of the Sciurumimus, might pick it up when I see it lying in a store some where

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Re: CollectA: New for 2018
« Reply #32 on: November 03, 2017, 08:07:04 PM »
I would count the saiga antelope as a new Ice age figure
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Re: CollectA: New for 2018
« Reply #33 on: November 03, 2017, 08:11:03 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 #34 on: November 03, 2017, 09:24:40 PM »
I think the same Shonisaurus, sure the best have yet to come.
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Re: CollectA: New for 2018
« Reply #35 on: November 03, 2017, 09:25:58 PM »
There are no errors that I can see in the Mantellisaurus here.
If it were to be "beefed up" as some want it to be then it would no longer be accurate,just another Papo-like over muscled monster.That would defeat the whole purpose of the line...
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Re: CollectA: New for 2018
« Reply #36 on: November 03, 2017, 11:50:37 PM »
Oh man, so far so good Collecta! The Mantellisaurus is very nice looking and one of the only 'drinking ornithopods' that I know of. The Sciurumimus is also a very nice figure depicting a juvenile dinosaur and is also kind of cute honestly.

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Re: CollectA: New for 2018
« Reply #37 on: November 04, 2017, 12:26:24 AM »
I wonder if 2018 will be the year that we get a Supreme-class Yi qi. Fingers crossed!
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Re: CollectA: New for 2018
« Reply #38 on: November 04, 2017, 12:48:10 AM »
Numaan fromSTS forum had this to say

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A friend at CollectA has sent me some information some of which I enclose below for your reference.  It just talks about the decision to revamp the catalogue and adjust some of the lines.  Given the wildlife range has expanded so much it makes sense to me.  See below:

You will notice when you see the list of novelties that CollectA has re-grouped the animal categories. In the past 3 years our line has changed so much in regard to what kind of species we have worked on and the release of our AR line (Augmented Reality) so as the development of the "Minis" that the whole concept as well as our catalgoue were in need of a make-over.
Catalogue and price list now have the following groups and sub-groups:

1) Prehistoric World with the following sub-categories
a) Collecta AR (Augmented Reality)
b) The Age of Dinosaurs Deluxe
c) The Age of Dinosaurs 1:40
d) The Age of Dinosaurs Popular
e) Other Prehistoric Animals

Hopefully the 1:40 catagory will ACTAULLY HAVE 1:40 Scale Dinosaurs in it.
« Last Edit: November 04, 2017, 12:48:26 AM by Takama »
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Re: CollectA: New for 2018
« Reply #39 on: November 04, 2017, 12:55:36 AM »
It would be great if the do it! And there's a lot of species that I would love to see from them but used to think they would only do it in the deluxe line,  which sometimes gets out of scale too much.