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Dimetrodon: what is this mold ?
« on: August 15, 2012, 05:36:29 PM »
Hi, this morning I have bought at a secondhand market a Dimetrodon.

It seems the same as the one I already possess but I've seen a difference: it doesn't have scales on its belly. It's smooth instead.



Is this a smithsonian version ? It does have the mecanism to move its mouth.


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Re: Dimetrodon: what is this mold ?
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2012, 06:18:54 PM »
Not sure, but that is a possibility.   I recall the few Smithsonian figures I had some were different like this.

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Re: Dimetrodon: what is this mold ?
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2012, 06:25:04 PM »
How very curious! I checked mine and I also have one with belly scales and one without. If it is the smith version, I wonder why they would remove the scales? Or maybe the DR version is the one without scales?
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Re: Dimetrodon: what is this mold ?
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2012, 07:47:05 PM »
maybe the DR version is the one without scales?
I am 99% sure that the DR has scales (or could I say "my DR dimetrodon"), because I bought mine to a man and he said to me that he owned it since he was a child (and about 15 other DR, lol, I bought all of his toys).
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Re: Dimetrodon: what is this mold ?
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2012, 12:31:51 AM »
That is a bit strange, I thought i would have read this on the DR site or somewhere. Mine is at home and I will have a look tonight. I love the figure with and without armour.

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Re: Dimetrodon: what is this mold ?
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2012, 09:13:19 PM »
Well, I have two Smithonian Dimentrodons, both with smooth bellies. 
The colors also match your smooth one.
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Re: Dimetrodon: what is this mold ?
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2012, 09:28:43 PM »
That is a bit strange, I thought i would have read this on the DR site or somewhere. Mine is at home and I will have a look tonight. I love the figure with and without armour.


I have never actually compared these before - to me this seems almost certainly a situation of there being minor differences between the Dino Riders versus Smithsonian editions.  I'll have to check my toys to see which one is which.  That said, it still doesn't answer the question of why they would be different.

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Re: Dimetrodon: what is this mold ?
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2013, 12:30:44 AM »
I have the Dino Rider Dimetrodon, and it is not smooth on the bottom.   :)

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Re: Dimetrodon: what is this mold ?
« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2013, 01:38:49 AM »
My Dimetrodon have esales in its belly  ^-^.
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Re: Dimetrodon: what is this mold ?
« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2013, 02:11:15 AM »
Cool Jetoar!  Are you into Dino Riders too?

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Re: Dimetrodon: what is this mold ?
« Reply #10 on: August 02, 2013, 09:36:57 AM »
Yes, I have a nice Collecyion of Dinoriders. You could see them in http://www.dinotoyblog.com/forum/index.php/topic,444.msg9876.html#msg9876  ^-^.
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Re: Dimetrodon: what is this mold ?
« Reply #11 on: August 02, 2013, 09:52:04 AM »
WHOA!!! That is a super-awesome collection of dinos you have!!!  My sis has my camera with her on vacation, but when she comes back, I will take some pics of mine to share.  I have 25 complete Dino Riders, and I am looking for Edmontonia, Chasmosaurus, Pachyrhinosaurus, Quetzalcoatlus (Rulon), and the mail-away Pterodactyl, so if you ever want to get rid of those...  ;D Very nice!!!

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Re: Dimetrodon: what is this mold ?
« Reply #12 on: August 02, 2013, 01:56:20 PM »
WHOA!!! That is a super-awesome collection of dinos you have!!!  My sis has my camera with her on vacation, but when she comes back, I will take some pics of mine to share.  I have 25 complete Dino Riders, and I am looking for Edmontonia, Chasmosaurus, Pachyrhinosaurus, Quetzalcoatlus (Rulon), and the mail-away Pterodactyl, so if you ever want to get rid of those...  ;D Very nice!!!

I have their armors in a box because I think that for their displays is the best  ^-^
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Re: Dimetrodon: what is this mold ?
« Reply #13 on: August 02, 2013, 10:51:28 PM »
I am deciding to display with the armor, because it is so awesome, but these dinos display well by themselves too!  A lot of these sculpts were way ahead of their time!  ;D