Category: Battat

Acrocanthosaurus (Boston Museum of Science Collection by Battat)

Review and photo by Tomhet, edited by Dinotoyblog. The Battat Acrocanthosaurus is almost impossible to find nowadays. But there’s a good reason for that: it’s a beautiful replica that puts to shame almost any other version. Chronologically speaking, the Acrocanthosaurus is an appropiate choice for Battat. In 1996, the first reconstructed skeleton of this early …

Acrocanthosaurus (Terra Series by Battat)

The wait is finally over folks, and the triumphant return of Battat is underway. Late last summer we were both shocked and thrilled to learn that Battat was back with a new series of dinosaur figures sculpted by Dan LoRusso for the Terra line, exclusive to Target stores in the United States. But the excitement …

Amargasaurus (Battat)

Review by Emperordinobot, edited by Dinotoyblog This was my first Battat. Back then, 10 years ago, I wasn’t aware they made dinosaurs this detailed, and I didn’t know of an Amargasaurus. When I crossed with my mum into that little specialty shop so long ago, I knew I had hit the jackpot. Not only was …

Amargasaurus (Terra Series by Battat)

If one were to compile a top ten list of unusual sauropods, Amargasaurus would have to be on it. At only 9 or 10 metres in length, it was a far cry from colossal relatives like Argentinosaurus and Dreadnoughtus. Moreover, it had two parallel rows of spines running down the length of its neck and …

Carnotaurus (Boston Museum of Science Collection by Battat)

The abelisaurid Carnotaurus was a peculiar theropod from Late Cretaceous Patagonia which survived up until the demise of the dinosaurs 65 million years ago. At 30 feet long, Carnotaurus was likely a top predator in its ecosystem. The name means “flesh bull” and refers to the two wing-like brow horns protruding above the eyes and …

Carnotaurus (Terra Series by Battat)

One of the last models released by Battat for the Boston Museum of Science collection was the Carnotaurus back in 1998. Now, 17 years later it’s back and with a shiny new paint job too. Many Carnotaurus have come and gone since this one was originally released but this one still remains one of the …

Ceratosaurus (Battat)

With its distinctive nasal horn and osteoderms, Ceratosaurus is certainly one of the more well-known theropods, making appearances in such films and documentaries as Fantasia, Jurassic Park III, and Jurassic Fight Club. Yet for a dinosaur with such great media exposure, this species does not appear very much in toy form, with figures from Kaiyodo and Safari being the …

Ceratosaurus (Terra Series by Battat)

The Battat dinosaurs’ triumphant return to mass-production means that figures once unobtainable for the average collector with bills to pay and no time machine are now easily had by anyone with so much as a few spare dollars. The Ceratosaurus is no exception. Once one of the scarcest Battats, only rarely listed on eBay for exorbitant prices unbecoming of …

Cryolophosaurus (Terra Series by Battat)

Well we’re three-fourths of the way through the new Terra series by Battat. At least, with the models released so far. No need to introduce the company to our readers at this point or discuss the fan fair generated by these new models. No real need to introduce the species we’re reviewing either. Cryolophosaurus ellioti …

Dacentrurus (Terra Series by Battat)

As I started writing this review I realized that I am an anomaly. During the 90’s when I was buying my first Carnegie dinosaurs, I never heard of or saw Battat dinosaurs. Throughout the mid 2000’s I wasn’t really collecting dinosaurs, other than grabbing the occasional interesting ones that I would find in a store. …

Dilophosaurus (Boston Museum of Science Collection by Battat)

Before I begin my review of this figure, I would like to confess something. I’m a bit terrified writing this. It took me a fair bit of effort to work up the gumption to write for this blog to begin with, but now I’m trying to tackle a dinosaur toy heavyweight… one of the legendary …

Dilophosaurus (Electronic Deluxe)(Terra Series by Battat)

It was a truly sad day for the entire dinosaur toy community when Battat Terra sculptor Dan LoRusso passed away in 2015. He was immensely talented, meticulous in his research, and most importantly of all, friendly and kind. At the time of his death, he had begun working on sculpts of Majungasaurus, Plateosaurus, and Yutyrannus …

Diplodocus (Battat)

Review and photos by Bokisaurus, edited by Suspsy Without a doubt, the Battat line of dinosaur figures is one of the most famous that has ever been produced. Since its original release back in the mid-1990s’ and up to its most recent revival, so much has been said about the line that it is safe …

Edmontonia (Battat)

Review and Photos by forum member Pangolinmoth From the Battat line of dinosaur figures, better known as the bane of our bank accounts and the envy of our peers, comes the charming Edmontonia rugosidens. Edmontonia was a nodosaur from the late cretaceous, and quite the tank at that. Boasting massive shoulder armaments and a solid …

Euoplocephalus (Terra Series by Battat)

Euoplocephalus is one of the largest and best-known ankylosaurids, with several nearly complete fossil specimens. Indeed, many popular depictions of Ankylosaurus in books, movies, and yes, toy lines, are actually based on Euoplocephalus. Feast your eyes on the reissued Battat Terra series Euoplocephalus. It measures a good 16 cm long and is slightly over 5 …