Eustreptospondylus (Procon CollectA)
The subject of my review today has been previously reviewed here, but the review in question seems to have been removed, so I decided to do a new one myself. The toy I’m going to review is none other than the much loathed CollectA Eustreptospondylus.
Excalibosaurus lived during the early Jurassic about 190 million years ago and at 22 feet (7 meters) long, it was a decent sized fellow. Looking much like a modern sword fish, it was named after the sword Excalibur of Autherian legend. This marine reptile is characterized by the extreme elongation of the rostrum, in which the lower jaw is a quarter shorter in length then the upper jaw.
Feathered Tyrannosaurus rex ( CollectA Deluxe 2018)
Hello dino fans! It’s been a while. Today’s review is a special one, it marks my very first post and review as an official blog author! To mark the occasion, I have chosen a special figure to review, hope you enjoy it.
When you reach a certain level of fame, it’s hard to get your fans excited.
Fukuiraptor (Prehistoric World by CollectA)
Japan isn’t usually the first country to come to mind when we think of dinosaurs; we all know the famous fossil bone beds and the dinosaurs they contain from western North America, China, or Argentina, but most people, even dinosaur enthusiasts, would be hard pressed to name a single Japanese dinosaur.
If you’re looking for dinosaurs in Japan, then the best place to find them is in the Early Cretaceous strata of the Kitadani Formation, located in the Fukui Prefecture. Species discovered there include the megaraptoran Fukuiraptor, the maniraptoriforme Fukuivenator, the avialan Fukuipteryx, the sauropod Fukuititan, and the subject of this review, the ornithopod Fukuisaurus.
During the early Cretaceous in North America around 126 million years ago, a small herbivore emerges from the trees in a wooded forest lifting its head to smell the breeze that is drifting by. It ambles into the clearing on its small legs and starts to nibble some of the vegetation at the forest edge.
Gigantspinosaurus (Prehistoric World by CollectA)
Ginkgo (Deluxe by CollectA)
While being a recent species, Ginkgo biloba already existed long before any human had the brilliant idea to develop writing or another kind of reliable method to record dates or stories for generations to come and so setting the foundation for our modern understanding of history and therefore the time before.
The family Proboscidea has a long and very diverse history. The group is perhaps most famous for their trunks and tusks, with some growing to astounding shapes and sizes. Today, only one family from this once mighty group remains: Elephantidae, consisting of only three species.
Guidraco (Supreme Version by CollectA)
This is my third review for the Dinosaur Toy Blog and I feel honored to be reviewing this absolute gem from CollectA for 2015! I would like to apologize beforehand about the state of the room, my regular office was in use today. I didn’t have a ruler on hand for scale in the photos but at approximately 10.5 inches tall the scale of the the Guidraco is about 1:4th, as advertised.
The CollecA lineup continues its tradition of introducing exotic species to the mass-produced figure market, admirably calling attention to animals that many have never before seen. The 2011 Hatzegopteryx may sound odd, but the appearance of this animal is quite familiar. One quick glance recalls the azhdarchid pterosaurs, known for their lengthy necks and… well, Quetzalcoatlus above all else.
Herrerasaurus (Procon CollectA)
In my last review, I spoke about how many of CollectA’s dinosaurs were misses rather then hits, however I also mentioned that there are a handful of dinosaurs that are hits. This Herrerasaurus is one of them.
Herrerasaurus is a dinosaur very rarely represented in toy form, so I applaud CollectA’s choice to make one.