Category: CollectA

Brachiosaurus (AR Dinosaurs by CollectA)

CollectA AR (which I presume stands for “augmented reality”) is the company’s venture into the seemingly infinite world of apps for your mobile phone or tablet. It consists of twelve blindpacked miniatures: the Baryonyx, Diplodocus, Mosasaurus, Parasaurolophus, Pteranodon, Stegosaurus, Triceratops, and Tyrannosaurus rex from Prehistoric Tube A and the Ankylosaurus, Brachiosaurus, Spinosaurus, and Velociraptor from …

Brachiosaurus (Deluxe)(Procon CollectA)

In any decent line of dinosaur figures, there is often a steady rate of progress as the quality of figures improve. For some, the application of paint is neater or more elaborate; for others, the heightened level of research before design results in a more scientifically sound reconstruction. Even the dinosaurs from Procon CollectA, notorious …

Brachiosaurus (Procon/Collecta)

In this review, I am going back to the mid-2000’s, to a time when Collecta was not the producer of high quality models they are now. They weren’t even called Collecta, but Procon. Many know of the fairly awful examples put out by the company then, but I am going to review one of the …

Brachiosaurus (resculpt)(CollectA)

I’ve been able to tear myself away from our sparkly new Dinosaur Toy Forum (please do register if you aren’t already a member) to dedicate a little time to our old friend the Dinosaur Toy Blog. It isn’t easy to find a respectable range of dinosaur toys in brick and mortar establishments these days. Even …

Brontosaurus (CollectA)

Review and images by PhilSauria, edited by Suspsy Brontosaurus is an animal with a history plagued by a series of bouts of mistaken identity with the earlier named Apatosaurus since its naming in 1879 by Othniel Charles Marsh, the 1905 mount at the American Museum of Natural History being given the wrong skull (based on …

Brontosaurus prey (CollectA)

Big or small, powerful or weak, smart or stupid, all things succumb to the ravages of time and battle. This goes for the mighty dinosaurs too, though this doesn’t often receive much attention in figure series. Enter CollectA to change this, as they have throughout the years. This year sees the release of another corpse …

Caiuajara (Supreme by CollectA)

CollectA’s catalogue is starting to accumulate large-scale pterosaur figures, beginning in 2015 with their Guidraco. The latest installment in their Supreme pterosaur lineup is the very large, very pretty Caiuajara. Caiuajara is a solid choice for a pterosaur to make into a figure. It isn’t known from any complete, articulated specimens, but it is known …

Camptosaurus (CollectA)

One of the very first ornithopods I ever learned about as a small child was Camptosaurus, a mid-sized member of the iguanodontian clade hailing from Late Jurassic North America. Due to its utter lack of horns, spikes, and armour, it has long been depicted in books and museum displays as “stock fodder,” either fleeing from …

Carcharodontosaurus (Deluxe Prehistoric Collection by CollectA)

It was some time back in 1995-96 when I first heard of Carcharodontosaurus. Although it had been known to science since 1931, it wasn’t until 1995 when an expedition led by Paul Sereno unearthed additional cranial material for the theropod that Carcharodontosaurus had its moment in the lime light. The media proclaimed it as being …

Carnotaurus (CollectA Deluxe)

Review and photos by Bokisaurus Hello dinofans, and welcome to another review! I hope that everyone is doing well and enjoying spring. Today we will review one of 2019’s new figure from CollectA. Enjoy. Since making its film debut in Disney’s animated movie Dinosaur way back in 2001, Carnotaurus’s popularity have soared, in fact so …

Caviramus (Deluxe by CollectA)

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At this point I think it’s fair to say that a new large-format pterosaur is among the highlights of CollectA’s new figure announcements. They don’t quite come every year, but they do seem to be coming more frequently. This year’s choice was one of the earliest pterosaurs, the peculiar Caviramus schesaplanensis from the Rhaetian (Late …

Ceratosaurus (Deluxe by CollectA)

Review and photos by James Burnside, edited by Suspsy When CollectA announced its line of deluxe figures for 2018, the Ceratosaurus jumped out as a must-buy for me for a variety of reasons, not the least of which being that it is a dinosaur species I am very fond of. This is partly because, despite …

Cetiosaurus (CollectA)

When we think of sauropods, we usually think of giants like Brachiosaurus, Diplodocus, and Patagotitan. The very first sauropod ever to be discovered, however, was Cetiosaurus. Described and named by Sir Richard Owen in 1842, it measured around 15 metres in length and 11 tons in mass. That may seem small compared to those other sauropods mentioned …

Chasmosaurus (CollectA)

Chasmosaurus is a fairly well known ceratopsian that lived in Canada during the Campanian era of the Late Cretacious.  It’s characterized by a distinctly tall and wide frill accompanied by three horns on its face.  At least three individual species of this dinosaur are known due to variation amongst frills and horns on various skulls.  …

Concavenator (CollectA)

Review by Nathan Morris (Takama), photos by Bokisaurus and Simon. Edited by Plesiosauria. Concavenator corcovatus (meaning hunchback hunter from Cuenca). Was a 6-meter long, and primitive carcharodontosaurian that lived 130 milion years ago during the early Cretaceous Period. It was discovered last year [2010] at the Las Hoyas Plateau, and is notable for a hump …