Author: Dan

Dan Liebman runs the store Dan's Dinosaurs.

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Tyrannosaurus “Tyrant King” Statue (Safari Ltd. Primal)

4.9 (15 votes)
Review by Dan Liebman
Around the time Jurassic Park was pumping prehistoric animals back into pop culture consciousness, Safari Ltd. released this rather large statue of the iconic Tyrannosaurus rex. One glance, and it’s clear the company was appealing to mature collectors of dinosauria. At 50 centimeters in length, this 1:20 replica bears an indisputable presence that simply can’t be conveyed from a 1:40 scale figure.

Deinosuchus vs. Parasaurolophus Diorama (Dinosauria by Sideshow)

4.3 (6 votes)
Review by Dan Liebman of
Photos by Jeremy Killian
The fifth entry in Sideshow’s Dinosauria line features a predation scene like many others, yet with only a single true dinosaur. Deinosuchus vs. Parasaurolophus looks to be an almost classical depiction of violence in the natural world, the massive jaws of a monstrous crocodilian clamping down on a hapless creature that was presumably ambushed while drinking at the water’s edge.

Brachiosaurus (Wild Safari By Safari Ltd) (2010 Version)

3.7 (9 votes)
Review and Photos by Dan of
Safari Ltd. released their first Brachiosaurus figure in 1989, and it remained the largest prehistoric figure in their entire collection for two decades. Despite the changes in paint application, its mold has been unchanged to this very day. Our image of the Brachiosaurus has changed a bit since that time, and thanks to the animal’s appearance in Jurassic Park, it has become a popular species among casual collectors.

Spinosaurus (Kinto Favorite Desktop Model)

4 (5 votes)
Kinto Favorite Desktop Spinosaurus Model
Review by Dan of
After a fairly prolonged dry spell, the Favorite Company of Japan (formerly known as Kinto) has unveiled a new dinosaur desktop model. This model features the highly-popular Spinosaurus aegypticus, a theropod whose name became famous after appearing in a certain feature film.

Tyrannosaurus rex Maquette (Sideshow Collectibles “Dinosauria”)

4.6 (7 votes)
Review by Dan of
Photos by Dan Liebman and Jeremy Killian
What can be said of the Tyrannosaurus rex? Easily the most popular of all prehistoric animals, this universally recognized carnivore embodies the might and majesty of the ancient world. In any exhibit or product line, his presence is absolutely mandatory, his regal status beyond question.

Carnotaurus (Sideshow Collectibles "Dinosauria")

4.4 (7 votes)
Review and photos by Dan Liebman
Having released their premier piece in the form of the “Tyrannosaurus vs. Triceratops” diorama, Sideshow continues to build on their new Dinosauria product line with this second statue. Choosing the Carnotaurus as a subject matter seems a bit of a surprise, although the species did achieve some level of popular recognition after appearing in Disney’s “Dinosaur” in 2000.

Jurassic Park “When Dinosaurs Ruled The Earth” T-Rex vs. Velociraptors Diorama (by Sideshow Collectibles)

5 (26 votes)
Review and photos by Dan Liebman of Dans Dinosaurs.
It is hard to believe that Crichton’s bestselling novel first appeared two decades ago. Since that time, the franchise has reintroduced audiences to dinosaurs like never before. Gone were the bulky, sluggish monsters of yesteryear, and in their place were lighting-fast predators with frightening levels of intellect.

Tyrannosaurus rex vs Triceratops diorama (Sideshow Collectibles)

4.7 (6 votes)
Photos by Dan L. and Jeremy K.
Sideshow Collectibles, having released a very popular piece based on their newly acquired Jurassic Park license, has discovered something: Dinosaurs rock.  Sure, they make interesting subject matter in art, but if there’s one thing that consistently performs well in sales, it’s dinosaurs.  

Allosaurus (Desktop model by Dinostoreus)

4.4 (7 votes)
Review and photos by Dan Liebman of Dan’s Dinosaurs
The Dinostoreus “Desktop” Allosaurus model has a generous heft to it, both in physical weight and price – as of the time this review was written, she typically sells for at least $70 before shipping.  Given the price tag, it would only be fair to ask: is it worth it?

Postosuchus (Wild Safari by Safari Ltd)

4.8 (30 votes)
Review by Dan Liebman of Dan’s Dinosaurs
Ever since their bizarre rebirth, Safari’s growing “Wild Safari” line has seen the release of many quality dinosaur figures. The most recent addition to this line is the American archosaur Postosuchus, which featured heavily in the BBC’s Walking With Dinosaurs.

Spinosaurus (2009) (Carnegie Collection by Safari Ltd)

4.4 (23 votes)
Review by Dan Liebman of Dan’s Dinosaurs, photographs by Dinotoyblog
In 2009, Safari released what they are hoping will be the definitive replacement of their original Carnegie Spinosaurus figure. The original, which bears the classic “Sail-backed Allosaurus” appearance, has seen two variants in color. This latest model seems to have adopted a decidedly natural set of hues, looking rather appropriate for a large predatory dinosaur.
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