Albertosaurus (Prehistoric Masterpiece Collection by X-plus)
This figure was discontinued a few years ago, and I’m not sure how much longer they’ll be available, so you should probably order this right now!
Seventy-one million years ago what is now Alberta, Canada, would have been located next to the Western Interior Seaway with various coastal habitats including swamps, marshes, tidal flats, lagoons, and estuaries. Familiar faces would have swum the aquatic ecosystems, including gar, bowfin, and sturgeon that are all present in North America’s freshwater habitats today.
Alioramus was one of the smaller tyrannosaurids to have arisen and thrived during the Late Cretaceous period. Mind you, the only known specimens thus far are juveniles and subadults, so just how big an adult could grow to be is unknown. Along with Qianzhousaurus, it appears to be part of a distinct branch of the tyrannosaur family.
By now, I think it truly is safe and reasonable to say that Mattel has done better with the Jurassic Park license than any other company. Granted, outshining Hasbro was hardly difficult given what a substandard job they did, but what about Kenner? They may no longer around, but back in the glory days of the 1990s, they bestowed on us collectors a slew of awesome dinosaur toys, plus humans and vehicles if you were into that sort of thing (I never was).
Review and Photographs By Sketchy, edited by Suspsy
While Jurassic World popularized the idea of genetically modified dinosaur hybrids, Kenner beat them to the idea over 17 years prior with the Jurassic Park: Chaos Effect line, a mix of crazy hybrids and similarly crazy repaints of old figures. Although at the time they were an underselling line, some figures have now been considered classic such as the Alpha Velociraptor.
Review and Photos by Bokisaurus
Greetings dinosaur fans! Today, we will review a figure that I am really excited about, the long awaited PNSO Amargasaurus! It has been a long wait, but the wait is so worth it.
Amargasaurus, as we should all know by now, is a medium sized early Cretaceous sauropod from South America.
I have heard it said that good things come in small packages, and the 2008 CollectA‘s Amargasaurus is certainly a diminutive figure. This was CollectA’s first attempt at the highly distinguishable sauropod, before releasing a deluxe figure a few years later. Of course, this strange early cretaceous dicraeosaurid was small by sauropod standards reaching 10 meters (33 feet) long and approx the same height as a Savanna elephant.