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DAMTOYS New for 2018
« on: November 23, 2017, 09:05:27 AM »
Available: June/August 2018


Rainforest Version:










https://www.sideshowtoy.com/collectibles/smilodon-fatalis-wet-rainforest-version-damtoys-903255/


Gobi Version:










https://www.sideshowtoy.com/collectibles/smilodon-fatalis-dry-gobi-desert-version-damtoys-903256/


p.s ... it's the first "Similodon"  ;) (or SMILODON) for Sideshow (Damtoys)  but it looks cool..
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Re: SIDESHOW New for 2018
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2017, 09:46:54 AM »
It's a nice looking piece, I'm not a smilodon expert, is it accurate to modern reconstructions? Also, should this go in a DAMTOYS 2018 thread?

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Re: SIDESHOW New for 2018
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2017, 10:02:51 AM »
Something feels... off about this smilodon...

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Re: SIDESHOW New for 2018
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2017, 10:14:06 AM »
It will be distributed by Sideshow on Sideshow's webpage so it's a Sideshow's new 2018 piece..





It looks amazing to my eyes..  8)
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Re: SIDESHOW New for 2018
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2017, 11:48:31 AM »
I'm not interested in mammals at all, but shouldn't it have the lip flange thingies?
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Re: SIDESHOW New for 2018
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2017, 12:16:13 PM »
..the mouth seems to be quite correct to me for a roaring animal (Smilodon is clearly in a "pre-roaring" pose)..






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Re: SIDESHOW New for 2018
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2017, 03:36:58 PM »
Sorry that Sideshow is such an expensive company and that your smilodon is not made of material like PVC. But I bought it.

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Re: SIDESHOW New for 2018
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2017, 03:43:38 PM »
They've managed to make a cat look more majestic than a tiger/lion...SS should seriously consider doing a 1/40 scale line. They would dominate.

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Re: SIDESHOW New for 2018
« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2017, 08:48:34 PM »
Magnificent!I only wish that I could afford these things - the postage alone to Australia would require a small bank loan! I have printouts of the Sideshow Triceratops and Apatosaurus on the wall, so at least I can look at them as I contemplate buying a lottery ticket.

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Re: SIDESHOW New for 2018
« Reply #9 on: November 23, 2017, 09:08:52 PM »
I think it looks really nice, and I like how it has spots or stripes for the different environments. It honestly reminds me of the Sabrecats from Skyrim a lot. Too bad statues are too expensive, too delicate, and too big for me, otherwise I'd love to have one of them.
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Re: SIDESHOW New for 2018
« Reply #10 on: November 24, 2017, 02:57:04 AM »
This looks pretty nice, but I really hope that Sideshow continues their Dinosauria line.

The Gastonia statue looks majestic in person, and if there is something new coming out, then I can't wait for it.
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Re: SIDESHOW New for 2018
« Reply #11 on: November 24, 2017, 06:15:55 AM »
that was a rollercoaster...first i thought " new dinosauria piece! cool!"  then i saw it and said  " crap..well i'll save some money..it's nowhere near a " dinosauria".  then i saw it was a DAMTOYS piece just being carried by Sideshow..so..i'm back to quietly waiting to see if they announce anything next month.

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Re: SIDESHOW New for 2018
« Reply #12 on: November 24, 2017, 08:37:44 PM »
I was watching a Nova docu last night about oversized animal weapons(horns, tusks,etc) and they talked about smilodon and I swear the cgi cat footage that they used  looked exactly like this!

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Re: SIDESHOW New for 2018
« Reply #13 on: November 24, 2017, 09:01:29 PM »
I was watching a Nova docu last night about oversized animal weapons(horns, tusks,etc) and they talked about smilodon and I swear the cgi cat footage that they used  looked exactly like this!
I wouldn't be shocked that DAMTOYS based it on a pop culture representation, their rex and diliphosaurus have clear Jurassic Park influences.

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Re: SIDESHOW New for 2018
« Reply #14 on: November 24, 2017, 09:08:12 PM »
Quite nice, but shouldn't the claws be retracted until it's in for the kill? After all it wasn't a cheetah but owerwhelmed its victims with weight and strength....

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Re: SIDESHOW New for 2018
« Reply #15 on: November 25, 2017, 12:30:33 AM »
I was watching a Nova docu last night about oversized animal weapons(horns, tusks,etc) and they talked about smilodon and I swear the cgi cat footage that they used  looked exactly like this!
I wouldn't be shocked that DAMTOYS based it on a pop culture representation, their rex and diliphosaurus have clear Jurassic Park influences.

I found a pic(took me a while)

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Re: SIDESHOW New for 2018
« Reply #16 on: November 26, 2017, 11:35:33 AM »
1:5 scale...nearly as big as a medium-sized Dinosauria model and a prize of 225USD, wow.

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Re: SIDESHOW New for 2018
« Reply #17 on: November 28, 2017, 04:08:14 PM »
Accuracy wise it's a little conservative but nothing looks entirely out of the air of plausibility. The lips are a bit small based on Darren Naish's hypothesis but since we don't know to what extent the lips covered the teeth I don't blame them entirely. Plus a piece like this takes at least a year and was probably near finalized by the time Naish brought up the lip hypothesis. All of that aside it's a beautiful piece to be sure with a not so beautiful price tag.

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Re: SIDESHOW New for 2018
« Reply #19 on: December 04, 2017, 05:03:45 AM »
So these aren't part of the Dinosauria line, right?
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