Category: Favorite Co. Ltd.

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, …

Allosaurus (Soft Model Series 1 by Favorite Co. Ltd.)

Despite representing the same genus, Favorite co’s first take on the famous Jurassic theropod is remarkably different their their currently-produced version.

Allosaurus (Soft Model Series 2 by Favorite Co. Ltd.)

If you like your dinosaurs well detailed, accurately sculpted, and shrink wrapped in true 1990’s fashion than look no further than Favorite’s latest take on some of our favorite classic dinosaurs. Favorite Co. Ltd. is a Japanese company formally known as Kinto. Their first series of dinosaurs consisted of a line of well-made and mostly …

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 …

Ankylosaurus (Soft model by Favorite Co. Ltd.)

This Ankylosaurus from Favorite is one of the best plastic ankylosaurs out there. It’s just not Ankylosaurus… A little background: in 2004, a paper by Ken Carpenter was published that redescribed Ankylosaurus and finally gave it a definitive modern ‘look’. Before that, restorations of the animal’s armour tended to be based either on the original …

Ankylosaurus (Soft Model Series 2 by Favorite Co. Ltd.)

Review and photographs by Mikko aka Dinomike, edited Plesiosauria. This magnificent version of Ankylosaurus magniventris has been very difficult to obtain in Europe since the import prices from Japan are quite steep. However, I managed to obtain this Late Cretaceous creature when a shop in Britain finally took Favorite’s Soft Model series in their selection. …

Anomalocaris (Favorite Co. Ltd.)

Review and photographs by Indohyus, edited by Suspsy Imagine the weirdest alien you can think of. Give it as many tentacles, eyes, and other appendages as you like, but chances are they still aren’t as strange as anything from the Ediacaran or Cambrian Period, especially the latter. The Cambrian Explosion created some of the weirdest …

Apatosaurus (Soft model by Favorite Co. Ltd.)

As promised, we present today the second of the sauropods in Favorite’s ‘soft model’ collection – Apatosaurus, a real dinosaur toy staple. (For more Apatosaurus, see here (Schleich Replica-Saurus), here (the old Wild Safari), here (Great Dinos Collection) and here (Invicta).) Insert a line about “Brontosaurus” here as is obligatory. This Favorite toy is at …

Archaeopteryx (Soft Model by Favorite Co. Ltd.)

There are surprisingly few good figures of the famous “first bird”, so Favorite co’s second new 2017 model is a welcome one.

Archelon (Favorite Co. Ltd.)

Review and photographs by Loon, edited by Suspsy. Too often, I see people dismiss Archelon as “just a large sea turtle.” Understandably, this makes many toy companies shy away from producing figures of it, since any modern sea turtle figure could be used as a substitute if that were really the case. However, Archelon wasn’t just a big sea …

Baryonyx (Favorite Co. Ltd.)

Review and images by PhilSauria, edited by Suspsy Over the last few years, and probably earlier, there have been multiple versions of the same species across the annual releases by the various brands. This year (well, mostly 2018), that dubious honour has gone to Baryonyx, being the recipient of figures from Favorite, Mattel, Mojo, and …

Brachiosaurus (Oldies desktop model by Kinto/Favorite Co. Ltd.)

Review and Photos by ‘Tyrantqueen’. Edited by ‘Plesiosauria’. Continuing  with our reviews of the Oldies model series, here we have the 1950s tail-dragging Brachiosaurus sculpted by Kazunari Araki (as is the entire Oldies line). The most well-known species of Brachiosaurus now goes by the name of Giraffatitan brancai (formerly Brachiosaurus brancai). Although Giraffatitan  also belongs to the …

Brachiosaurus (Soft model by Favorite Co. Ltd.)

“Brachiosaurus” brancai comes to the Dino Toy Blog yet again. Of course, it isn’t really “Brachiosaurus” brancai, but rather Giraffatitan brancai, the big old brachiosaur from Africa having recently acquired a genus of its very own, albeit unfortunately a genus coined by Greg Paul on one of his off days (heresy!). If you disbelieve in …