Category: desktop model

Allosaurus (Desktop model by Dinostoreus)

Review and photos by Dan Liebman of Dan’s Dinosaurs The Dinostoreus “Desktop” Allosaurus model has a generous heft to it, both in physical weight and price – as of the time this review was written, she typically sells for at least $70 before shipping.  Given the price tag, it would only be fair to ask: …

Allosaurus (Desktop model by Favorite Co. Ltd, sculpted by Michael Trcic)

Back in 2010 I treated myself to a pair of statues and reviewed one of them shortly thereafter (Stegosaurus reviewed here). The second model has spent the last half decade standing proudly in my flat, begging for the review that never seemed to come. That day is finally here. Part of the reason for the …

Allosaurus (Kinto Favorite Desktop Model)

Following the split with Dinostoreus in the United States, the Japanese manufacturer Favorite (formerly known as Kinto) has developed several unique dinosaur collectibles. The most interesting of these can arguably be found in their desktop model line, which features detailed polyresin statues of popular species. Their first release for 2010 is a 1:40 scale Allosaurus, …

Amargasaurus (Desktop model by Favorite Co. Ltd.)

Most sauropods tend to more or less look similar; big body, long neck long tail. Rarely will a sauropod possess any distinguishing characteristics beyond those three things. Then there is Amargasaurus. This dinosaur was a smaller (relatively speaking) sauropod from the early Cretaceous in what is now Argentina. It is highly distinguishable amongst other dinosaurs …

Carnotaurus (Sideshow Collectibles "Dinosauria")

Review and photos by Dan Liebman Having released their premier piece in the form of the “Tyrannosaurus vs. Triceratops” diorama, Sideshow continues to build on their new Dinosauria product line with this second statue. Choosing the Carnotaurus as a subject matter seems a bit of a surprise, although the species did achieve some level of …

Deinosuchus vs. Parasaurolophus Diorama (Dinosauria by Sideshow)

Review by Dan Liebman of DansDinosaurs.com Photos by Jeremy Killian The fifth entry in Sideshow’s Dinosauria line features a predation scene like many others, yet with only a single true dinosaur. Deinosuchus vs. Parasaurolophus looks to be an almost classical depiction of violence in the natural world, the massive jaws of a monstrous crocodilian clamping …

Jurassic Park “When Dinosaurs Ruled The Earth” T-Rex vs. Velociraptors Diorama (by Sideshow Collectibles)

Review and photos by Dan Liebman of Dans Dinosaurs. It is hard to believe that Crichton’s bestselling novel first appeared two decades ago. Since that time, the franchise has reintroduced audiences to dinosaurs like never before. Gone were the bulky, sluggish monsters of yesteryear, and in their place were lighting-fast predators with frightening levels of …

Mosasaurus ( PNSO Scientific Art Model)

Review and Photos by Bokisaurus Welcome to another dose of PNSO review! It sure is an exciting time to be a collector of prehistoric figures. Today, we will review another fabulous figure from the amazing company PNSO, the mighty Mosasaurus! So relax and enjoy the review. Long before appearing in the Jurassic Park franchise, the …

Spinosaurus Hunting (Desktop Model by Dinostoreus)

In addition to their primary line of single-character maquettes, Dinostoreus produces a number of diorama-style pieces which portray prehistoric animals in their natural environment. One that undoubtedly draws attention is this model, featuring the beloved Spinosaurus snatching a snack from churning Cretaceous waters. At 13 inches in length, this is a pretty generously sized model, …

Stegosaurus (Desktop model by Favorite Co. Ltd, sculpted by Michael Trcic)

I recently decided to give in to a long-lasting urge and purchased my first ever desktop dinosaur models. Given the considerable price tag on some of these statues, it can be a big decision, especially in these days of online shopping when it’s difficult to know if it’s really worth it, and when there’s risk …

T.rex Fight Over Carcass Diorama (Dinostoreus)

Despite a superficially similar product line, Dinostoreus of the United States manages to distinguish itself from its former sister company, Favorite of Japan, with a few exclusive pieces. This diorama is one such piece. Constructed in fragile polyresin and just shy of five inches at its highest peak, this scene offers a glimpse of every …

Triceratops (Desktop model by Favorite Co. Ltd.)

This year Favorite have released this resculpt of their ‘Desktop’ Triceratops, and from an anatomical perspective it’s a huge improvement. The ‘Desktop’ models are freestanding resin statues that also come with a wooden plinth to look all grown-up like. Since the plinth isn’t attached you are free to discard it and display them alongside your …

Tyrannosaurus “Tyrant King” Statue (Safari Ltd. Primal)

Review by Dan Liebman Around the time Jurassic Park was pumping prehistoric animals back into pop culture consciousness, Safari Ltd. released this rather large statue of the iconic Tyrannosaurus rex. One glance, and it’s clear the company was appealing to mature collectors of dinosauria. At 50 centimeters in length, this 1:20 replica bears an indisputable …

Tyrannosaurus (Desktop model by Favorite Co. Ltd, sculpted by Michael Trcic)

Favorite (formerly Kinto) of Japan is known for their many “museum quality” pieces, which consist of both flesh-on reconstructions and skeletal models. Probably their most impressive line includes the finished models sculpted by Michael Trcic, the esteemed artist responsible for the Jurassic Park Tyrannosaurus. While these mass produced statues might be a far cry from …

Tyrannosaurus (Desktop model by Favorite Co. Ltd.)

Back in 2010, Favorite released a re-sculpt of the Tyrannosaurus from their resin ‘Desktop’ range, alongside Triceratops and Allosaurus. Once again, it is a huge improvement over its predecessor anatomically but is likely to strongly divide tastes. Just as with the Allosaurus, a large, overhanging ‘lip’ covers all of the teeth in the upper jaw, …