My name is Rob but I go by Laticauda (which is a genus of Elapid “Sea” snakes) on both the Dinosaur Toy Blog and Forum. My dinosaur collecting journey began when I discovered the Carnegie line as a kid. They amazed me and I didn’t look at them as toys but as art. By the time I headed off to college I no longer collected prehistoric toys as I had moved on to new collecting pursuits. This all changed the day when my first child was born as it rekindled my passion for the prehistoric world. Now I have two kids and I enjoy sharing the hobby with them.
“I don’t like it.” This statement was said in a matter in fact voice by my three-year old who loves all dinosaur/prehistoric toys. We were on the CollectA website just browsing the current crop of prehistoric creatures, with my son repeating the words “I like it, and “let’s get it,” as we scroll from dinosaur to dinosaur.
History: As you know, the Stegosaurus is one of the staples in the four food groups of the dinosaur world that the lay person and connoisseurs know. Besides the spikes, plates, ‘tiny’ brain, and being the size of a bus, what else can I say about Stegosaurus?
I have never been much of a CollectA fan but I ran across this little guy and was intrigued. It looked a lot better than some of the others CollectA nodosaurs and ankylosaurs that I have seen (Their Polacanthus and Scelidosaurus being the main offenders).
Minmi was found in Roma, Queensland, in 1964 and named after a nearby creek.
History: Since this a relatively newly discovered (2000), and described (2010) ceratopsid species, I’ll present some background. If you’re not interested just skip ahead. Utahceratops Gettyiis a large, robust ceratopsian dinosaur that lived during the Late Cretaceous Period in southern Larmidia which is now approximately Utah in Western North America.