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Re: What are you still waiting on the definitive version of?
« Reply #120 on: August 05, 2020, 06:36:41 PM »
If it was in the Walking with..... series and hasn't been made, looking for it!


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Re: What are you still waiting on the definitive version of?
« Reply #121 on: August 08, 2020, 03:45:18 AM »
I'd argue we've yet to have any definitive versions of any fossil primates. I would love a set of 1/40 or 1/35 scale hominids. Maybe a Lucy that doesn't cost $70.

Fragmentary remains of many hominids throws a wrench into that for the most part. Gigantopithecus could be done in so many ways as speculative interpretations that only a miraculous discovery of post-cranial material will settle. I grew up imagining Giganto looking like the Peters illustration in my sig, but would nowadays prefer the newer interpretation as an orangutan built like a scaled-up gorilla. Or the 2016 Jungle Book version (King Louie has always been one of my favorite characters in the original Disney cartoon).

Hominins though...It's criminal how we have so little out there with all that we know these days, and, you know, the fact that it's our species' darned evolutionary history. The only Neanderthal figures I've seen over the years are 'caveman' figures that are just outdated caricatures, and tiny figurines that are not that detailed in sculpt to give a decent depiction. Closest thing I saw in my recollection were the McFarlane X-Files movie figure of the cavemen in the opening scene from the ice age, and I think they were really just supposed to be earlier H. sapiens.

So, yeah, more prehistoric hominids gets my vote.


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Re: What are you still waiting on the definitive version of?
« Reply #122 on: August 20, 2020, 05:01:16 PM »
I'm re-updating my wish list!


1) Sarchosuchus: I alwready own the Safari one which is great, but I really hope Rebor eventually releases a bigger and more striking version of it.

2) Deinosuchus: Same as above

3) Baryonyx: Spinosauridae dinosaurs with crocodilian like heads have always been among my favorites, and I absolutely love JW interpretation of the creature, I have no doubt high quality compagnies such as Nanmu or W-Dragon will make one, can't wait.

4) Suchomimus: one of the biggest in that category after Spinosaurus I'm not so opimistic about him, for some reason the Baryonyx has become more popular.

5) Galliminus: a classic from JP, I still wonder why it hasn't been made much other than as a toy, like for the Mattel line.

6) Gigantoraptor: That thing is a beast, I'm surprised there is no representation for it.

7) Albertosaurus: That one was a classic when I was a child, but it seems long forgotten now...
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Re: What are you still waiting on the definitive version of?
« Reply #123 on: August 20, 2020, 05:50:27 PM »
I guess now I'm back to wait for an updated Dilophosaurus! I'm really fond of the tiny Safari 2020 one, one of the few I guess who loves it, but since the very recent studies differ from that interpretation, I would take a new one. Maybe CollectA will make one soon but I worry it would be a deluxe one and I don't want a Safari Tyrannosaurus-sized Dilo  :-\

Also I'm still waiting for a Placerias and Postosuchus, the iconic WwD Triassic duo.

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Re: What are you still waiting on the definitive version of?
« Reply #124 on: August 20, 2020, 08:40:07 PM »
I'm with you on the need for a Placerias!

And I quite like the little Safari Dilopho.

I guess now I'm back to wait for an updated Dilophosaurus! I'm really fond of the tiny Safari 2020 one, one of the few I guess who loves it, but since the very recent studies differ from that interpretation, I would take a new one. Maybe CollectA will make one soon but I worry it would be a deluxe one and I don't want a Safari Tyrannosaurus-sized Dilo  :-\

Also I'm still waiting for a Placerias and Postosuchus, the iconic WwD Triassic duo.

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Re: What are you still waiting on the definitive version of?
« Reply #125 on: August 21, 2020, 12:19:54 PM »
Nobody is ever going to speak to me again, but I'm still waiting for THE Parasaurolophus.  I know there's the Safari one, but for whatever reason it just doesn't do I for me.  And I really like the Battat Terra, but it's quite outdated now.  I'd love to see a smallish, affordable figure with a bit more bulk to it.  Mind you, I feel the same about pretty much any fancy Lambeosaurine - a clade very dear to my heart.  I'd love to see a good figure of Olorotitan, Corythosaurus, Lambeosaurus...  I thought about Bullyland's offering on the latter, but I heard that their plastic is quite rubbery and I prefer something a bit more solid.  I guess I'm just being ridiculously picky. :-\
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Re: What are you still waiting on the definitive version of?
« Reply #126 on: August 21, 2020, 12:31:35 PM »
I’ll still speak to you @Tyto_Theropod!  I wouldn’t be averse to a really good Parasaurolophus. But I would really love to see a good Corythosaurus from among your other suggestions.

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Re: What are you still waiting on the definitive version of?
« Reply #127 on: August 21, 2020, 12:32:38 PM »
Agreed on Corythosaurus - and I'm glad you'll still speak to me! :))
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Re: What are you still waiting on the definitive version of?
« Reply #128 on: August 21, 2020, 03:59:31 PM »
Agreed on Corythosaurus - and I'm glad you'll still speak to me! :))

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Re: What are you still waiting on the definitive version of?
« Reply #129 on: August 21, 2020, 04:45:54 PM »
I wouldn't mind another big nice Para either. The Safari one is nice but something doesn't speak to me with it. I have the Battat Terra one and it's nice but I would take something like a Eofauna or PNSO ( in the same line of the anky, stego and Spinops)

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Re: What are you still waiting on the definitive version of?
« Reply #130 on: August 21, 2020, 10:34:32 PM »
Scelidosaurus and Plateosaurus .... by CollectA or Eofauna
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Re: What are you still waiting on the definitive version of?
« Reply #131 on: August 21, 2020, 11:28:25 PM »
I would definitely like a new arsinoitherium. The one from Collecta is very good but I would prefer a new arsinoitherium with less artistic licenses, in this case from Collecta it is of an acceptable size, not very big but its sculpture could honestly be improved.

On the other hand, the arsinoitherium from Safari is very good and its sculpture is how I would like them to make an arsinoitherium, a brand of toy dinosaurs but its size is too small for my collection. I would like a slightly larger and more attractive arsinoitherium like Collecto's megacerops (I think it's setting the bar very high).

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Re: What are you still waiting on the definitive version of?
« Reply #132 on: August 22, 2020, 12:21:07 PM »
I would love to have a really good model of Eryops.  Perhaps it would fit nicely into the CollectA line.  But I think this is a dream rather than likely to happen any time soon!

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Re: What are you still waiting on the definitive version of?
« Reply #133 on: August 22, 2020, 12:48:13 PM »
I would love to have a really good model of Eryops.  Perhaps it would fit nicely into the CollectA line.  But I think this is a dream rather than likely to happen any time soon!

An eryops from Collecta or another company would be great. I do not understand that prehistoric amphibians are the great forgotten by most brands of toy dinosaurs.

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Re: What are you still waiting on the definitive version of?
« Reply #134 on: August 22, 2020, 01:14:09 PM »
Scelidosaurus and Plateosaurus .... by CollectA or Eofauna

Strongly agree, especially with the new study on Scelidosaurus and both of those being so well preserved and studied. I'm also a bit partial to Plateosaurus since it's an iconic genus from my home country and given it's status as "that classic 'prosauropod' you gotta include for the Triassic" it's a shame we don't got an ideal model yet (though I think the Carnegie is fairly close and I do still like the Bullyland one despite the outdated posture).

I'd also like to see a new Albertosaurus now that Gorgosaurus got some neat representation from Papo (or even a Daspletosaurus, just...any larger tyrannosaur that's not T.rex).

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Re: What are you still waiting on the definitive version of?
« Reply #135 on: August 22, 2020, 04:46:16 PM »
Scelidosaurus and Plateosaurus .... by CollectA or Eofauna

Strongly agree, especially with the new study on Scelidosaurus and both of those being so well preserved and studied. I'm also a bit partial to Plateosaurus since it's an iconic genus from my home country and given it's status as "that classic 'prosauropod' you gotta include for the Triassic" it's a shame we don't got an ideal model yet (though I think the Carnegie is fairly close and I do still like the Bullyland one despite the outdated posture).

I'd also like to see a new Albertosaurus now that Gorgosaurus got some neat representation from Papo (or even a Daspletosaurus, just...any larger tyrannosaur that's not T.rex).

Agree on all of these, and Eryops as well.
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Re: What are you still waiting on the definitive version of?
« Reply #136 on: August 22, 2020, 10:28:53 PM »
There's been a couple of Longisquama toys, right? I'd want a good Longisquama. Doesn't have to be big, I'd take it in a toob of Triassic reptiles. Maybe throw in a Drepanosaur.

But for dinosaurs, I was just thinking about how there aren't any good, widely available figures of Compsognathus. You'd think a species as famous and as important as that would have better figures.
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Re: What are you still waiting on the definitive version of?
« Reply #137 on: August 23, 2020, 04:16:43 PM »
But for dinosaurs, I was just thinking about how there aren't any good, widely available figures of Compsognathus. You'd think a species as famous and as important as that would have better figures.

I agree!  I'd love a large scale compy, possibly with some dinofuzz on its head and back.
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Re: What are you still waiting on the definitive version of?
« Reply #138 on: August 28, 2020, 03:27:03 PM »
There's been a couple of Longisquama toys, right? I'd want a good Longisquama. Doesn't have to be big, I'd take it in a toob of Triassic reptiles. Maybe throw in a Drepanosaur.

But for dinosaurs, I was just thinking about how there aren't any good, widely available figures of Compsognathus. You'd think a species as famous and as important as that would have better figures.

Yeah, all of these. I think there have been two Longisquama toys, both very cartoony (Moose and Morbi).
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