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Review: Apatosaurus (Furuta)

4.3 (6 votes)
Review and photos by Brandon, edited by Plesiosauria.
Several years ago the Japanese company Furuta created a really nice set including some of the most popular dinosaurs: Apatosaurus, Brachiosaurus, Pachycephalosaurus, Parasaurolophus, Stegosaurus, Tyrannosaurus rex and Spinosaurus! These dinosaur figures were painted but unassembled and had to be snapped together.

Review: Stegosaurus (Wild Safari original version by Safari Ltd)

3.1 (12 votes)
Review and Photos by Rugops, edited by Plesiosauria.
Stegosaurus is one of the most classic and recognizable of all the dinosaurs, and as such it has been replicated countless times by different companies and in a variety of postures. Here we’ll be looking at the original Wild Safari figure from 1996.

Review: Tyrannosaurus (World’s Fair Mold-A-Rama model by Sinclair)

4.4 (14 votes)
By forumite Foxilized (edited by Horridus)

Historical background
The oil company Sinclair (USA) was, since its very beginnings in the new born 20th century, closely related to dinosaur imagery. They chose a “Brontosaurus” –yes, not the deceptive one but the thunder lizard instead- as the main logo to sell their oil.

Review: Ichthyosaurus (2010) (Carnegie Collection by Safari Ltd)

4.8 (16 votes)
Review and photos by Dr Andre Mursch (“Brontodocus”). Edited by Plesiosauria.
Ichthyosaurus is one of the most iconic fossil marine reptiles, being a milestone in vertebrate paleontology since it was discovered by Mary Anning, and it was subject of a German poem about the lower Jurassic (“Der Ichthyosaurus” by Viktor von Scheffel, 1856).

Review: Allosaurus (Wild Safari version 1 by Safari Ltd)

2.4 (19 votes)
Review and photos by Rugops. Edited by Plesiosauria.
Allosaurus is one the most popular dinosaurs ever. Because of this it has appeared in many different sculpts, one of them being this model from 1996. The body, neck, and head are made of rigid plastic, while the arms, lower legs, and tail are made of softer, slightly pliable plastic.
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Review: Agustinia (Deluxe Collection, CollectA)

2.8 (24 votes)
Review and Photos by Nicholas Anning (“Brontozaurus”). Edited by Plesiosauria.
CollectA/Procon is somewhat unique among dinosaur toy companies in that they have an extensive range of dinosaur toys which represent relatively obscure dinosaurs. While these toys seem to vary in quality (to say the least), they at least deserve points for trying.

Review: Apatosaurus (2010) (Wild Safari by Safari Ltd.)

4.3 (22 votes)

Review and photos by Dr Andre Mursch (“Brontodocus”). Edited by Plesiosauria.

Get your fore feet back down to earth, Bronto, here comes 2010’s latest release of the Wild Safari Dinos series by Safari Ltd:

Apatosaurus maybe regarded the archetype of a sauropod – a highly iconic dinosaur taxon almost everybody knows today – despite the long taxonomic confusion caused by its popular junior synonym Brontosaurus coined by the same author, O.C.

Review: Iguanodon (Kleinwelka)

4.9 (7 votes)

Review and photos by ChemaV, edited by Plesiosauria

The Saurierpark (http://www.saurierpark.de/saurierpark.asp) is built on the grounds of a botanic garden, located in Kleinwelka, a subdivision of the city of Bautzen in Germany. In 1977 a large series of life sized dinosaurs were built out of steel and concrete.

Review: Dodo (Wings of the World, by Safari Ltd)

4.9 (15 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.

Review: Brontosaurus (Konami)

4.3 (4 votes)
Review and pictures by ChemaV, edited by Plesiosauria
This Brontosaurus figure was made in Japan and belongs to the “SF movie selection” collection, which consists of little models based on the 1933 “King Kong” movie. It is produced by the company Konami and is licensed by  RKO Pictures Inc.

Review: Spinosaurus (Kabaya)

3.3 (8 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.

Review: Tyrannosaurus rex (red version) (by Kabaya)

4 (7 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.
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