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Re: Which company has the most diverse 2020 lineup?
« Reply #20 on: December 27, 2019, 05:49:11 PM »
I resent that "boring shark" comment. I bet it's gonna stay CollectA.Though, they would have been absolutely unstoppable if they made a new mammal this year
I'm missing "my" mammal fix this year too.

Agreed. Was hoping for more than one this year. It's why I jumped on reviewing it so quick. Least it looks pretty good.


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Re: Which company has the most diverse 2020 lineup?
« Reply #21 on: December 27, 2019, 06:17:38 PM »
I'll forgive CollectA for their sin this year, cuz the Lisowicia and invertebrates look so damn good. But next year, I need a new mammal. Paraceratherium, please. Their old one looks like a Dr. Suess drawing.

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Re: Which company has the most diverse 2020 lineup?
« Reply #22 on: December 27, 2019, 06:25:06 PM »
Not that it will make much difference, but you forgot to include Medusaceratops and Zuniceratops in the Beasts Of The Mesozoic tree.
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Re: Which company has the most diverse 2020 lineup?
« Reply #23 on: December 27, 2019, 07:18:02 PM »
Assuming we get a Scutosaurus from Mattel this year, how much would that impact it at all (no doubt CollectA would still be in the lead all things considered)? One of the silhouettes revealed at SDCC certainly seems looks to be that, but still we have to wait and see (hopefully revealed at February NY Toy Fair).

I've already given CollectA loads of credit for all the invertebrates this year, and a few others here and there (such as Lisowicia), and nearly having a figure from each period in their lineup this year, but really they've earned it. Honestly come to think of it, most of those could also serve as spiritual successors to Bullyland's retired ones, much like their Edaphosaurus does, which is something I only realized recently when browsing through their models again.
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Re: Which company has the most diverse 2020 lineup?
« Reply #24 on: December 28, 2019, 01:51:11 AM »
Haha.  In truth I think all sharks are interesting, but I think most prehistoric sharks are MORE interesting, and they're definitely all more neglected as toys.

I can think of a few prehistoric sharks that might seem even more “boring” to some people as toys than Megalodon. Squalicorax and Cretoxyrhina immediately spring to mind. Unlike Megalodon, they don’t even have size going for them.

As for sharks, I personally find Squalicorax and Cretoxyrhina more interesting than megalodon due to their more complete remains and due to living in the Mesozoic.  I think Cretoxyrhina does have size going for it as well, being 8 metres long it's bigger than the great white shark.  However, I can imagine that for some people megalodon is more interesting.

I also find Squalicorax and Cretoxyrhina more interesting, partly because they're better known, and partly because they're components of an ecosystem much more different from today's than the one that Otodous/Carcharocles/whatever occupied. I know some people only like things that are the BIGGEST ______ EVAR but those people are just incorrect. (I kid, sort of)

Not that it will make much difference, but you forgot to include Medusaceratops and Zuniceratops in the Beasts Of The Mesozoic tree.

Thanks, I'm not sure how I missed those! Medusaceratops doesn't do much, but Zuniceratops is in a basal position relative to ceratopsids, so it does add some length. I also found a better reference for ceratopsian divergence times, which improves CB's score but still leaves them in last place. All of this assumes the first wave actually comes out in 2020, which is not at all certain.

Assuming we get a Scutosaurus from Mattel this year, how much would that impact it at all (no doubt CollectA would still be in the lead all things considered)? One of the silhouettes revealed at SDCC certainly seems looks to be that, but still we have to wait and see (hopefully revealed at February NY Toy Fair).

I've already given CollectA loads of credit for all the invertebrates this year, and a few others here and there (such as Lisowicia), and nearly having a figure from each period in their lineup this year, but really they've earned it. Honestly come to think of it, most of those could also serve as spiritual successors to Bullyland's retired ones, much like their Edaphosaurus does, which is something I only realized recently when browsing through their models again.

Scutosaurus would represent the only non-archosaur in the 2020 lineup, as well as being the only Permian animal, so that's a big difference, but not enough to touch CollectA, as you suspect. It might be enough to retain second place all year, though.

Actually, the Scutosaurus would be the only Permian animal from any company this year. The Cambrian and Ordovician only have one apiece, and the Silurian, Devonian, and Carboniferous each have zero. CollectA's relative balance is one reason I'm so excited about their lineup this year.
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Re: Which company has the most diverse 2020 lineup?
« Reply #25 on: February 16, 2020, 08:04:38 PM »
@Halichoeres mojo also has 2 new velociraptors


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Re: Which company has the most diverse 2020 lineup?
« Reply #26 on: February 19, 2020, 08:24:45 PM »
@Halichoeres mojo also has 2 new velociraptors

Thanks for letting me know. I'm beginning to regret including repaints, but can't back out now! I'll adjust this when I do the year-end analysis.
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