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Re: Schleich - New for 2021
« Reply #60 on: September 25, 2020, 11:13:32 AM »
No real must have for me among those new figures.
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Re: Schleich - New for 2021
« Reply #61 on: September 25, 2020, 12:30:38 PM »
Meh....another swing-and-a-miss with most of these. The Kaprosuchus is probably the best one out of the bunch, but I still like my Safari LTD one better.

The pachy looks like they just put a different head on the Dracorex's body.

The Ceratosaurus seems to be a detailed cheapasaur.

The Brontosaurus appears to be par for the course with Schleich's more recent sauropods.

The debate of its accuracy aside, the mosasaurus just looks...unappealing.
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Re: Schleich - New for 2021
« Reply #62 on: September 25, 2020, 02:57:53 PM »
No real must have for me among those new figures.
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Re: Schleich - New for 2021
« Reply #63 on: September 25, 2020, 03:22:18 PM »
The Kaprosuchus doesn't look bad, but I prefer, and already have, the Safari version.

Since I started adding dinosaurs to my Synoptic Collection, 99% of them are Safari figures by @Doug Watson anyway (his style is by far my favorite), so probably wouldn't get this anyway. The only Schleich 'dino' I have is the Dinogorgon, and that's only because I have a preference for therapsids among extinct vertebrates and it's an obscure taxon for a toy.
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Re: Schleich - New for 2021
« Reply #64 on: September 25, 2020, 11:33:31 PM »
I thought Pachycephalo was Dracorex for a hot second. Nothing interesting for me here.

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Re: Schleich - New for 2021
« Reply #65 on: September 26, 2020, 02:49:56 AM »
The Kaprosuchus is not at all bad, I might pick that one up because I fully expect to see it in person at Fred Meyer, where I can size it up better. Leaps and bounds better than that awful "Postosuchus" from last year, which I've passed up on the shelf many times and will continue to do so.

Funny enough, just yesterday I purchased the Papo Kaprosuchus in person.

The rest of these Schleich figures are MEH!

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Re: Schleich - New for 2021
« Reply #66 on: September 26, 2020, 03:15:01 AM »
Well... I really liked the figures! That's it!
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Re: Schleich - New for 2021
« Reply #67 on: September 27, 2020, 04:41:36 PM »
I said it could pass off as one since it does look a bit more deep-bodied, but that wasn't really me trying to argue for it.



Like if it was a bit more straightened out and had a bit of a shorter neck it could sort of work (but that's a bit of a stretch of course).
For what it's worth, the texture on this one is much better than on their Plesiosaurus.

If the skull was longer like an Ichthyosaur and bore the more shark-like paddles, then it would be a decent Plotosaurus bennisoni
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Re: Schleich - New for 2021
« Reply #68 on: September 27, 2020, 04:51:41 PM »
The Mosasaurus I would say actually resembles the russellosaurian plioplatecarpine Platecarpus tympaniticus. Especially the specimen LACM 128319 from the Lindgren et al. (2010) fame. If you destreamline the cervical region on the reconstruction from below, reduce the size of the paddles and slightly exaggerate the ventral lobe on the tail; then you would have something similar to the Schleich figure.

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Platecarpus#/media/File:Platecarpus_tympaniticus.png
-  Lindgren, J.; Caldwell, M.W.; Konishi, T.; Chiappe, L.M. (2010). Farke, Andrew Allen (ed.). "Convergent Evolution in Aquatic Tetrapods: Insights from an Exceptional Fossil Mosasaur". PLoS ONE. 5, 8: e11998.
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Re: Schleich - New for 2021
« Reply #69 on: October 02, 2020, 11:40:22 AM »
An interesting observation indeed. I wonder what the likelihood is that the Schleich artist actually looked at this material?

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Re: Schleich - New for 2021
« Reply #70 on: October 02, 2020, 02:23:48 PM »
Platecarpus isn't particularly obscure, and was if anything more popular in decades past. I wouldn't say it's impossible that's what they happened to reference and just named it a generic mosasaur, but it could just as easily be they referenced Jurassic World and then tried to make it look distinct from that.

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Re: Schleich - New for 2021
« Reply #71 on: October 02, 2020, 04:41:15 PM »
An interesting observation indeed. I wonder what the likelihood is that the Schleich artist actually looked at this material?

I highly doubt they actually used this taxon and specimen as their reference. I am trying to turn the lemons of Mosasaurus into the lemonade of Platecarpus. As a revamped 1960's Platecarpus (with the de-streamlined head and neck from older reconstructions with the more modern tail reconstruction.

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Re: Schleich - New for 2021
« Reply #72 on: October 02, 2020, 04:44:18 PM »
Platecarpus isn't particularly obscure, and was if anything more popular in decades past. I wouldn't say it's impossible that's what they happened to reference and just named it a generic mosasaur, but it could just as easily be they referenced Jurassic World and then tried to make it look distinct from that.

I do agree with you there. My point was more to try and turn the Mosasaurus lemon into Platecarpus lemonade, not identify possible references. It just so happens that it bears more of a resemblance to Platecarpus than Mosasaurus.

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Re: Schleich - New for 2021
« Reply #73 on: October 05, 2020, 08:34:37 AM »
Wow I feel like each imagine in that line up reflects the quality of each model in descending order... from great to not so great...  :P I feel like itís been for ever since Shleich released a Cerata... and I canít remember if they ever did a Packy or not...

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Re: Schleich - New for 2021
« Reply #74 on: October 23, 2020, 10:42:46 AM »
You know, I gotta appreciate that Brontosaurus for being such a blatant homage to this piece by John Conway  ;)
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Re: Schleich - New for 2021
« Reply #75 on: October 23, 2020, 05:43:47 PM »
@Loon Nooo how dare you, that was the only figure of the 2021 Schleich lineup I didn't like and now you make me want to get that one too.  :))
Now I really want to turn it into an Opisthocoelicaudia.

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Re: Schleich - New for 2021
« Reply #76 on: October 23, 2020, 05:55:51 PM »
THAT is a Brotosaurus? More like a ball-saurus.

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Re: Schleich - New for 2021
« Reply #77 on: October 23, 2020, 06:36:18 PM »
The old Shonisaurus was already a bowling ball, the Schleich Brontosaurus might be more suited for billiard depending on the size.

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Re: Schleich - New for 2021
« Reply #78 on: November 09, 2020, 02:43:14 AM »
The Ceratosaurus doesn't seem so bad to me, honestly.

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Re: Schleich - New for 2021
« Reply #79 on: November 09, 2020, 03:34:27 AM »
Agreed, it's definitely on my want list.