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Rugops (Jurassic World: Ferocious Pack by Mattel)

2.9 (16 votes)

Review and photos by PrimevalRaptor, edited by Suspsy

Since obtaining the Jurassic World license, Mattel has been pumping out a lot of figures in their toyline for the series, bringing a fresh wind into the dinosaur toy market especially over here in Germany where shelves usually are dominated by Schleich models.

Allosaurus (PNSO)

4.1 (35 votes)

Review and photos by Zim, edited by Suspsy

Allosaurus (meaning “different lizard”) is probably the most well known large predator of the Late Jurassic period some 155-145 million years ago, similar to how Tyrannosaurus was in the Late Cretaceous period. It reaches sizes of 8 to 9.6 metres long, but could possibly reach up to 13 metres (more on that later).

Giganotosaurus (W-Dragon)

3.3 (15 votes)

Review and photos by GiganotosaurusFan, edited by Suspsy

At one point a long time ago back in the year 2000, in a video game called Dino Crisis 2, a T. rex would stomp out to attack the main character, Regina. But then this massive beast, 21 meters long, would come smashing through a wall and this daikaiju, this beast, this gargantuan thing, would eat the rex.

Isla Nublar Decisive Battle Set (ANIA by Takara Tomy)

4.3 (17 votes)

Review and photos by Zim, edited by Suspsy

June 12, 2015 was the day the Jurassic Park series was revived with a new film called Jurassic World. It features a revamped park along with many new species, including Dimorphodon, Mosasaurus, and a new hybrid, along with old favourites like Tyrannosaurus.

Velociraptor (Feathered Version by Recur)

2.3 (10 votes)

Review and photos by Charles Peckham, edited by Suspsy

I’m really happy that Recur exists and is making toy dinosaurs. I’m a big fan of CollectA and Safari Ltd., but I realize that they are cost prohibitive to a lot of collectors, and while I enjoy cheap knockoff toys (I don’t care for the term “Chinasaur”), part of me always hesitates to give them to kids, knowing that the original toy they got the design from is probably 70 years old, and was scientifically inaccurate then.

Tyrannocon Rex (Transformers: Collaborative by Hasbro)

4.2 (32 votes)

Review by GiganotosaurusFan, edited by Suspsy

We take a different path today, not down a path of dinosaurs, but a dinosaur/robot. On September 17, 1984, lightning struck as one of the most popular children’s cartoon shows of all time debuted: The Transformers. 12 years later, a different path was taken with Beast Wars, where the Autobots became Maximals, and the Decepticons became Predacons.

Triceratops (2021)(PNSO)

4.4 (27 votes)

Review and photos by Loon, edited by Suspsy

There are a lot of Triceratops figures. A lot. So when I saw that PNSO was planning to release yet another one, and at an incredibly high price, I was pretty sure I’d pass. The early photos weren’t much help either, as they made me wary of the articulated jaw (more on that later).

Majungasaurus (DinoWaurs Survival)

2.9 (9 votes)

Review and photos by Charles Peckham, edited by Suspsy

I’m still rather unclear on how DinoWaurs worked. It was distributed by One2Play, a South African organization that may or may not still exist. I was under the impression that they were simply for collecting before I started researching this review, but there seems to be a game that goes along with it.

Pleurocystites (Dinotales Series 3 by Kaiyodo)

5 (6 votes)

Review and photos by Charles Peckham, edited by Suspsy

How does Kaiyodo find new animals to make toys of? Much of their Dinotales series consists of strange and obscure animals that even a seasoned paleontologist might not have come across before. Case in point: Pleurocystites, an echinoderm from the Late Ordovician.

Giganotosaurus (Papo)

2.8 (26 votes)

Review by GiganotosaurusFan, photos by Dino Scream3232, edited by Suspsy

A long time ago, Edward Drinker Cope found the largest carnivore that ever existed, Tyrannosaurus rex, although he thought it was a ceratopsid, so he named it Manospondylus gigas. Eventually, however, Henry Fairfield Osborn gave it the iconic name that we know today.

Spinosaurus (Inflatable Animals by Ravensden)

2.3 (3 votes)

Review and photographs by DrWheelieMobile, edited by Suspsy

British manufacturer Ravensden is nowadays best known for making plush toys of various extant animals, as their website states, “for the zoo, aquarium, leisure and promotional markets.” However, there was a time in the late 1990s and early 2000s when one would be hard-pressed to enter any zoo or aquarium gift shop and not find a rack containing another of their product ranges: the aptly, if unoriginally, named Inflatable Animals line.

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