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Re: Updating forum icons
« Reply #40 on: January 09, 2020, 01:01:27 AM »

This is what I would personally choose


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Re: Updating forum icons
« Reply #41 on: January 09, 2020, 03:11:15 AM »
Dinosaur toys general:Collecta Iguanodon
Dinosaur toy lines: Carengie triceratops(oldest)
Dinosaur kits: Rebor stegosaurus
Dinosaur groups: BotM velociraptor or Chasmosaurus
Collections:Safari Inostravencia
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Books film and media: Papo t rex(standing, green or brown)
Museums, theme parks, etc: Carnegie elasmosaurus(old)
Dinosaur art: papo acrocanthosaurus
Dioramas: Battat Pachyrhinosaurus
Custom figures: ( any customized figure, if not, then the safari 2018 ankylosaurus or feathered t rex)
General:Invicta Lambeosaurus
Other toys and collectibles: Collecta indricotherium
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Re: Updating forum icons
« Reply #42 on: January 09, 2020, 04:54:43 PM »
Plus, the only good place for the LEGO Pteranodon in my opinion is the ďother toys and collectibles boardĒ. I personally donít find LEGO to be strictly related to dinosaur collecting. Ok, it also produces dinosaurs, but (for me) they are other type of toys.

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A dinosaur toy is a dinosaur toy. Plus CollectA, Safari, Schleich, Papo, and PNSO arenít strictly related to dinosaur collecting either. In any case, Iím happy for LEGO to be included among the icons. Great move.

I didnít explain me well. I was meaning that I donít find LEGO dinosaurs to be strictly related to dinosaurs from other brands. They still represent dinosaurs, but I donít consider them of the same kind of dinosaur toys than the ones from the other brand. Thatís why the only place I would like for a LEGO figure is the ďother toys and collectiblesĒ board.

Anyways, Iíve changed idea about the ďdinosaur groupsĒ board: the figure I would like in it is the BotM Centrosaurus.

If we're going to have something like that in the other toys section, maybe a dinobot could work? Snarl would work well, as it's another brand of you, as well as representing stegosaurus.

Thatís a nice idea.

Books film and media: Papo t rex(standing, green or brown)

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Re: Updating forum icons
« Reply #43 on: January 09, 2020, 05:17:45 PM »
I wonder if there's a way to set up a vote on these. I'm not exactly sure how a poll would work, but maybe? I feel like, now that everyone can see the new banner, the icons should be updated as soon as possible.

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Re: Updating forum icons
« Reply #44 on: January 09, 2020, 05:25:05 PM »
I didnít explain me well. I was meaning that I donít find LEGO dinosaurs to be strictly related to dinosaurs from other brands. They still represent dinosaurs, but I donít consider them of the same kind of dinosaur toys than the ones from the other brand. Thatís why the only place I would like for a LEGO figure is the ďother toys and collectiblesĒ board.

That doesn't make any sense. What's so different about a Lego toy to make it a separate category? A Lego Tyrannosaurus is still a toy dinosaur so unless this suddenly becomes the "Anything But Dino Toy Forum", it counts.

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Re: Updating forum icons
« Reply #45 on: January 09, 2020, 06:11:15 PM »
@Loon, I think your selection is good.

@Concavenator, I think your selection is mostly good but I think it would be better to not have the same dinosaur for more than one section.  So I'd suggest changing one of the Tyrannosaurus for something else.  Also I would find it annoying to have to keep seeing the Carnegie Ichthyosaurus with the ammonite stuck in its mouth, so I'd prefer to see something else instead of that figure e.g. the Wild Safari Ichthyosaurus.  I also find the Rebor Acrocanthosaurus quite ugly and I'd prefer to see something else instead of it.  One last thing I would say is I'd prefer to see the Schleich Kentrosaurus used for a section everyone can see, maybe swap it with the Rebor Acrocanthosaurus or one of the ceratopsians as the ceratopsians are a bit over-represented.

@Stegotyranno, I think it would be good to not have a species used more than once for a section.  So I'd suggest having only one Spinosaurus and Giganotosaurus and changing the others to different species.  A few other thoughts I have:
1. I'd like to see the BOTM Velociraptor mongoliensis instead of the Atrociraptor.
2. No godzilla, only real prehistoric animals please.
3. I'd prefer the Wild Safari Elasmosaurus to stay instead of having the Carnegie Elasmosaurus.
4. For the customised figure section, I would like to see a non-customised figure instead of preferential treatment of someone's customised figure.
5. Regarding the Invicta Lambeosaurus, I think it would work better if all the figures used were painted.
6. What figure are you suggesting for the "Games" section?  I don't want to visit a site I don't know.
7. Perhaps you could have both the BOTM Velociraptor and Chasmosaurus, using each one for a different section?
« Last Edit: January 09, 2020, 06:14:14 PM by Sim »

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Re: Updating forum icons
« Reply #46 on: January 09, 2020, 07:16:19 PM »
Since @Loon came up with the idea in the first place, I nominate him to present the final consensus having considered all of the other suggestions. (Otherwise we'll be going around and around for ever!).

Some other things to consider is whether nice clean photos exist of the toys in side profile, preferably with white backgrounds that can be made transparent. The head should also be able to fit comfortably inside a square icon. I would also like a nice variety of colours, as well as taxa.  O:-)


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Re: Updating forum icons
« Reply #47 on: January 09, 2020, 09:03:11 PM »
I've gone through this thread and taken into account all of your suggestions. I'll spend some time updating the list accordingly tonight.

However, I have a question:
Would you guys be ok with the inclusion of a resin kit for the "Kits" icon? I only ask because I saw someone advise against using custom figures for the customs section, as it would favor one customizer over others. Would including a resin kit be a similar case of favoritism?

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Re: Updating forum icons
« Reply #48 on: January 09, 2020, 09:27:12 PM »
I like the idea of one figure from each company.
I donít see why it would be a problem using a resin kit for the kit section, no different from others.

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Re: Updating forum icons
« Reply #49 on: January 09, 2020, 09:30:27 PM »
I like the idea of one figure from each company.
I donít see why it would be a problem using a resin kit for the kit section, no different from others.

Alright, could some of you who are really into model kits post which ones would make for a good icon. Preferably from more recent years.

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Re: Updating forum icons
« Reply #50 on: January 09, 2020, 09:53:13 PM »
Yeah, Iíd say itís high time @Loon stopped taking suggestion after suggestion and came to his own final decision. And when in doubt, go with your own gut. Iím sure most folks will be happy with it. And those who arenít happy will still be fine.



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Re: Updating forum icons
« Reply #51 on: January 09, 2020, 10:54:50 PM »
Alright, as @suspsy suggested here is the final list from me. I took some of the suggestions I liked, but ultimately, I wanted to represent the most diverse assortment of companies and species possible. This may be the Dino Toy Forum, but I didn't want a list dominated by just dinosaurs or a few major companies.

Dinosaur collectibles
Dinosaur toys (general) - Safari Feathered Tyrannosaurus
Dinosaur toy lines - BOTM Velociraptor
Dinosaur kits - Black Horse Stygimoloch
Dinosaur groups - Mojo Triceratops (2019)
Collections - CollectA Caiuajara
Classifieds - Eofauna Deinotherium

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Dinosaurs and palaeontology - Kaiyodo Dino Tales Juvenile Parasaurolophus
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Books, film, and other media - Mattel Brachiosaurus
Museums, theme parks, and other places - Doris the Pliosaurus

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Dinosaur art - Paleo-Creatures Atopodentatus
Dioramas - Papo Spinosaurus (2019)
Customised figures - Rebor Stegosaurus

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General - PNSO Himalayasaurus
Other toys and collectibles - LEGO Ideas Pteranodon Skeleton
Games - Vitae Zhejiangosaurus

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Members' board - Takara Tomy Neanderthal

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Re: Updating forum icons
« Reply #52 on: January 09, 2020, 11:00:57 PM »
That sounds great to me! Okay, step 2, we need source images for all those figures. Maybe we could collate them in this thread?


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Re: Updating forum icons
« Reply #53 on: January 09, 2020, 11:03:35 PM »
I know we're still waiting on a list, but I figured I'd get started on a couple of the ones I saw in multiple lists:



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Re: Updating forum icons
« Reply #54 on: January 09, 2020, 11:11:31 PM »
I know we're still waiting on a list, but I figured I'd get started on a couple of the ones I saw in multiple lists:




They look brilliant. Actually, there are two additional boards that @Loon may not have access to or be aware of, so maybe we could use these extra icons for:

Staff - Safari Ltd Feathered Velociraptor
Social media board - Safari Ltd Triceratops


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« Reply #55 on: January 10, 2020, 12:33:48 AM »
@dinotoyforum I had no idea those were boards, but that would work. Then, those species wouldn't repeat for most users. If we wanted to keep the unique animals and companies theme going, we could do this:

Staff - W Dragon Allosaurus
Social Media Board - Nanmu Carnotaurus
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Re: Updating forum icons
« Reply #56 on: January 10, 2020, 12:46:44 AM »
@Sim i understand where you are coming from. Most of the figures used were to correspond to the idea of the board(for example, godzilla is not dinosaur, hence the reason its a canidate for "other collectables"). This is just a rough idea. Also, i included atrociraptor instead of velociraptor because i believe we should show more obscure species. Feel free to change it up.


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Re: Updating forum icons
« Reply #57 on: January 10, 2020, 10:07:54 AM »
I didnít explain me well. I was meaning that I donít find LEGO dinosaurs to be strictly related to dinosaurs from other brands. They still represent dinosaurs, but I donít consider them of the same kind of dinosaur toys than the ones from the other brand. Thatís why the only place I would like for a LEGO figure is the ďother toys and collectiblesĒ board.

That doesn't make any sense. What's so different about a Lego toy to make it a separate category? A Lego Tyrannosaurus is still a toy dinosaur so unless this suddenly becomes the "Anything But Dino Toy Forum", it counts.

Because when I normally see a dinosaur toy from any brand the first thing I think is ďitís a dinosaur!Ē, but when I see a LEGO dinosaur the first thing I think is ďitís a LEGO modelĒ. LEGO can do whatever they want, but their style is too distinctive to give their models that ďlive thingĒ illusion I see (and I like to see) in a Safari, CollectA or even Schleich model. LEGO is always LEGO, and the nature of their models cannot be changed.

That doesnít mean that LEGO figures arenít great for their own. There was i time when I was an appassionate LEGO collector, and I bought a lot of their models before discovering dinosaur toys and changing my preferences. But I just canít consider them dinosaur toys of the same kind of the others; I consider them in a different category as I consider in a different category also plush toys.

Anyways, I really like your definitive icon list @Loon , and I also appreciated a lot your new signature (lol)! Why donít you choose for the ďgamesĒ board the Papo Giganotosaurus? Itís the most funny model Iíve ever read of in this forum!

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Re: Updating forum icons
« Reply #58 on: January 10, 2020, 03:15:10 PM »
Anyways, I really like your definitive icon list @Loon , and I also appreciated a lot your new signature (lol)! Why donít you choose for the ďgamesĒ board the Papo Giganotosaurus? Itís the most funny model Iíve ever read of in this forum!

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Thanks. I didn't put the Giganotosaurus because that figure's already represented in the forum banner.

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Re: Updating forum icons
« Reply #59 on: January 10, 2020, 05:06:43 PM »
Are people pretty happy with this list? If so, I can get started making the icons right away :)