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Dodo (Wings of the World, by Safari Ltd)

4.9 (14 votes)
Review by Brandon. Edited by Plesiosauria.
The demise of the dodo bird is probably the most famous extinction event in recent history. This ancient Columbiform bird was a flightless species endemic to the small island of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean, off the coast of Africa near Madagascar, and occupied the island since at least the Holocene era.

Spinosaurus (Kabaya)

3.1 (7 votes)
Review and photos by Brandon. Edited by Plesiosauria.
Spinosaurus aegyptiacus, the “Egyptian Spine Lizard” is the largest known theropod that ever existed to be known thus far, surpassing Giganotosaurus at both weight and length! The “Spine Lizard” is one lucky dinosaur, it was once found in 1912 and named three years later by Ernst Stromer Von Reichenbach but its remains were destroyed during bombing in World Ward Two.

Tyrannosaurus rex (red version) (by Kabaya)

4.2 (6 votes)
Review and photos by Brandon. Edited by Plesiosauria.
The red Tyrannosaurus differs greatly compared to the Kabaya green T. rex (reviewed here) for three major reasons. One is that it seems to be paying homage to a classical standing posture. Second is the main color scheme which is red – the overall sculpt resembles Diablo, the red Tyrannosaur of Primal Rage, the great Atari Probe video game of the 1990s.

Tyrannosaurus rex (Kabaya)

3.4 (5 votes)
Review and photos by Brandon. Edited by Plesiosauria.
We recently reviewed the Kabaya Deinonychus, well, next in line from this series is the Tyrannosaurus rex (Green Version)!

Before the animal was officially known as “T.rex”, it was known as Manospondylus gigas and Dynamosaurus imperiosus, but when the animal’s true name was revealed along with better finds, this coelurosaurian became one of the most popular dinosaurs ever and most likely the most well known all!

Desmatosuchus (Schleich)

4.3 (12 votes)
Review and photos by megaraptor1000. Edited by Plesiosauria.
The Schleich Desmatosuchus is a figure that has been retired for a while now. I don’t know why but it has been theorized that it was retired due to lack of sales or being an obscure genus. Either way, whoever retired it is a fool as it is a great figure.

Deinonychus (Kabaya)

4.4 (5 votes)
Review and photographs by Brandon. Edited by Plesiosauria.
In Japan, many figure companies are quite exciting due to their sculpting and selection of lines. For a good example take Bandai’s Godzilla Complete Works, Konami’s Gamera, Kaiyodo’s Dinotales to mention a few and if you know these lines and their respected makers then you know the orient also holds fantastic figures and not just the USA.

Brachiosaurus (in egg) (‘Dinosauria Collection’ by Sideshow Collectibles)

4.7 (3 votes)
Review and photographs by Brandon. Edited by Plesiosauria.
Back in February during the time of the 2009 Toy Fair, Sideshow Toys revealed that they were going to include in addition to their many lines a series of their own called “Sideshow’s Dinosauria.” I was extremely pleased with the first two offerings, Tyrannosaurus rex vs.

Steppe Mammoth (Papo)

4.2 (13 votes)
Review and photographs by ‘Bucketfoot-Al’. Edited by Plesiosauria.
Papo has produced some excellent prehistoric toy dinosaur figures recently as you undoubtedly know – not always accurate but always 100% high quality, with remarkable detail. But this review is about one of their discontinued figures from our more recent past.

Tyrannosaurus rex (10th Anniversary) (Carnegie Collection by Safari Ltd) (Review 2)

4.4 (29 votes)
This is a reproduction of an original review of this figure by Tomhet, although I include an additional comment (*) from my own personal observation.

Talk about improvements. I mean, I have nothing against the old green Carnegie Rexy, it may not be a beauty but it was a solid combat replica, apparently aimed for the kids… and geared toward outdoor use.

Stegosaurus (Wild Safari by Safari Ltd)

4 (27 votes)
Review and photographs by ‘Tetonbabydoll’. Edited by Plesiosauria.
The first impression one might get when they see this Stegosaurus figure is its small size. The figure measures 6 inches long and 3.5 inches high at the tip of the highest plate. It is roughly the size of the original Carnegie and Battat stegosaurs.

Tyrannosaurus rex (Deluxe version, Procon/CollectA)

2.6 (18 votes)
Review and photograph by ‘Tyrannax’. Edited by Plesiosauria.
What a great improvement! So far, we’ve seen countless common and unheard of dinosaur names released by Procon (Now called CollectA), but due to the large amount of toys sold each year from this company, some will claim this affected the sculpt quality.
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