Category: CollectA

Ankylosaurus (Deluxe by CollectA)

As the enemy approaches, the gladiator swings his heavy club from side to side, stamps his foot, and growls defiantly. The tyrannosaur is huge and hungry, but the gladiator has fought many battles and sent many would-be killers limping away bloody and broken. He is ready for this one. Have at it! Despite being the …

Argentinosaurus (CollectA)

With an estimated length of over 30 metres and a weight of 70 to 90 tons, Argentinosaurus was definitely one of the biggest dinosaurs, although it remains unclear as to whether or not it was *the* biggest. CollectA’s 2012 Argentinosaurus stands 18 cm tall and measures 22 cm long. This makes it one of the …

Arsinoitherium (CollectA)

Arsinoitherium was a large herbivorous denizen of swamps and rainforests during the late Eocene and early Oligocene eras. Despite its resemblance to a rhinoceros, it was more closely related to elephants, hyraxes, and sirenians. Released by CollectA in 2014, this Arsinoitherium toy measures just about 18.5 cm long from the tips of its horns to …

Attenborosaurus (CollectA)

Unfamiliar British taxa are the order of the day for UK-based company CollectA, and we can now add the relatively obscure plesiosaur Attenborosaurus to their list. Attenborosaurus is one of two plesiosaurs released by CollectA in 2011 (the other one being the Rhomaleosaurus, again, another relatively obscure British genus). Attenborosaurus is from the Lower Jurassic …

Australovenator (CollectA)

Review and photos by forumite ‘australovenator’ (edited by Marc (Horridus)) CollectA’s lineup for 2011 featured a good handful of obscure dinosaurs for us collectors to be excited about. Being an Australian however, one creature on that list got me into a fan boy frenzy. That creature would be none other than good old Australovenator wintonensis. …

Bajadasaurus (CollectA)

Review and photos by Bokisaurus As far as uniqueness and spectacular ornamentation, Amargasaurus has held the distinction among sauropods as the one that stood out the most.But a recently discovered is about to challenge that title, and prove that there are many more bizarre dinosaurs out there just waiting to be discovered.  The badlands of …

Baryonyx (2019)(Deluxe by CollectA)

Review and photographs by Patrx To me, Baryonyx is the quintessential British dinosaur. Perhaps a more classic taxon like Iguanodon or Megalosaurus really deserves the top spot, but there’s something about Baryonyx that stands out in my mind as inescapably British, and I think this is very likely to do with the fact that, for a long time, the best Baryonyx toy available was the …

Baryonyx (CollectA standard figure)

Review and photos by Bokisaurus One of the most famous dinosaurs from Europe, Baryonyx ( Baryonyx walkeri), has seen its fame continues to rise through the decades, and will continue no doubt. It even made an appearance in the hugely successful Jurassic park franchise, a testament to its fame. Baryonyx, means “heavy claw”, is a genus …

Baryonyx (CollectA)

In 1983, an English plumber and amateur fossil hunter named William Walker was digging in a clay quarry near Dorking, south of London. He picked up a large piece of rock, hit it with his hammer, and out fell an enormous claw! But when Walker got home, he realized that the very tip of the …

Baryonyx (Deluxe by CollectA)

Review and photos by PhilSauria, edited by Suspsy While there is no shortage of Baryonyx figures available if you are looking to add one to your collection, this guy and most of his relatives tend to be overshadowed by the species that gave their family its name: Spinosaurus. That was an unusual dinosaur that would …

Basilosaurus ( CollectA)

Review and photos by Bokisaurus Happy New Year everyone! this will be my first review for 2019! Back in the late Eocene, the world’s oceans were a much warmer, shallower than they are today. If you took a stroll along the beach back then, you may think that you have stepped into some hidden tropical …

Beishanlong (Deluxe by CollectA)

Review and photos by Bokisaurus, edited by Suspsy Roaming the Early Cretaceous plains of what would one day become China was the giant Beishanlong grandis. A fairly recent addition to the growing flock of feathered dinosaurs, Beishanlong was only discovered in 2006. Beishanlong belonged to the group of dinosaurs called ornithomimosaurs, more commonly known as …

Belemnite (Prehistoric World by CollectA)

CollectA has long been at the forefront of producing obscure toys of prehistoric animals but by and large they’ve all been tetrapods; four legged vertebrates and their descendants. This includes a variety of dinosaurs, pterosaurs, marine reptiles, and mammals. But this year CollectA has raised the bar and released four prehistoric invertebrate figures: a trilobite …

Bistahieversor (CollectA)

Bistahieversor was a large basal tyrannosaurid hailing from New Mexico. ‘Bistahi’ is a Navajo word that refers to the Bisti badlands where the dinosaur’s fossil remains were discovered while ‘eversor’ appropriately means ‘destroyer.’ In stark contrast to 2013’s lethargic Daspletosaurus, the 2014 CollectA Bistahieversor is sculpted in a dynamic action pose. Standing on tiptoes with …

Borealopelta (CollectA)

Before we sink our teeth into a toy that is based upon one of the most exciting fossil discoveries ever made, I have a few thanks to give out.  First I would like to thank CollectA for supplying this sample and its continuing support to the writers at the Dinosaur Toy Blog.  I also would …