Meet Donald. Not only is he PNSO’s second theropod to feature lips, he’s also only the third Saurophaganax toy ever made (CollectA’s was first and REBOR’s was second). Double dandy!
Finally! Roughly 6 months after acquiring it I’m getting around to reviewing the Hammond Collection Pachycephalosaurus. In this review you’ll see outdoor pictures that were taken in March, when I originally wanted to review it! They’ve been sitting on my computer, taunting me, reminding me to get around to this toy.
Online retailer Lana Time Shop has unveiled their very first original product, “Magnus,” a 1/35 scale Tyrannosaurus rex model based on the famous “Stan” specimen. Here is their official announcement:
The T. rex size for 13.3″ L (340MM) x 2.3″ (60MM) x 4.7″ W (120MM), with a curved length of 350MM.
The dire wolf (Aenocyon dirus) is one of the most famous prehistoric mammals, yet unlike the woolly mammoth or the Smilodon, it most certainly doesn’t boast a great many action toys or figurines or statues to its name. REBOR is going to improve that status somewhat with the release of two 1:11 scale versions of the cutthroat canine.
Triceratops is, as we all know full well, the most familiar and famous of all the ceratopsians by far. Here on the DTB, it is the second most reviewed genus after Tyrannosaurus rex. And, of course, its appearance in the original Jurassic Park film is quite unforgettable. However, all its subsequent appearances in the film franchise have been nothing more than brief cameos, which frankly strikes me as quite the slight to the great three horned face.
Review and images by bmathison1972, edited by Suspsy
OK, here we are folks. My first review on the Dinosaur Toy Blog that is, well, actually a dinosaur! My previous reviews have consisted of a primate, a tortoise, and a bunch of invertebrates. I have to admit, despite collecting a wide variety of eukaryotic taxa, dinosaurs are the largest group for which I am least familiar.
Wuerhosaurus is a genus of stegosaurid that lived during the early Cretaceous in China. Being from the early Cretaceous makes it notable as it means it’s one of the last living stegosaurid genera. While stegosaurids as a group flourished during the late Jurassic, they went completely extinct by the end of the early Cretaceous.
It’s rare for me to audibly gasp from surprise, but that was exactly how I reacted in 2019 when I rounded the corner to the Chicago Field Museum’s “Evolving Planet” exhibit, and came face-to-face with the colossus now standing guard outside the exhibit entrance. When preparation began for installing Maximo the Patagotitan in the Field’s main hall, while Sue the T.
Still more images of 2024 Jurassic World toys have shown up online!
Craterosaurus. To my knowledge, this is the very first toy of the European stegosaur.
Kileskus. The diminutive Russian tyrannosauroid is also receiving its very first toy.
Triceratops. Looks kind of like a turtle with all that plating.
Review and images by Cretaceous Crab, edited by Suspsy
Since the release of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom in 2018, Mattel has practically exploded in terms of the diversity of prehistoric genera it has offered, many of which are the first of their kind to be represented in toy or figure form.