Brand: Favorite Co. Ltd.

Review: Stegosaurus (Favorite Co. Ltd.)

4.7 (12 votes)
Review by Marc Vincent (‘Horridus’)
Stegosaurus is one of the dinosaurs most frequently seen in toy form – although often cursed with any number of anatomical errors. Kinto have made a very decent stab at it with this model from their Favorite collection, which is quite possibly the best Stegosaurus toy currently available.

Review: Stegosaurus (Soft Model Series 2 by Favorite Co. Ltd.)

4.8 (11 votes)

Stegosaurus has for some reason become a recent favorite of mine among the dinosaurs. It is such a bizarre dinosaur and I feel it is taken for granted due to its large presence in pop culture, that, and we’ve known about it since 1877. As a stegosaur alone it is quite bizarre, the only one with such exaggerated plates, but as a dinosaur it is one of the original show stoppers.

Review: Styracosaurus (Soft Model Series 2 by Favorite Co. Ltd.)

4.4 (13 votes)
Although good Velociraptor toys are hard to come by, it’s easier to get hold of a half-decent Styracosaurus – meaning that Favorite (and Araki) had to try a little harder to impress with their Soft Model resculpt of the famous ceratopsian.  Does their punk-rock centrosaur deliver?

Review: Tambatitanis (Soft Model by Favorite Co. Ltd.)

4.4 (5 votes)
Recently a new model has been released by Favorite, formally known as Kinto, and it has caused quite a stir on the dinosaur toy scene, not only for its quality but also because it is a museum exclusive and thus already rare before it was released. So is it worth all the hype?

Review: Tarbosaurus (Favorite Co. Ltd.)

4.2 (6 votes)
Part 3 of the Nemegt Fauna Series. Review and photos by Bokisaurus, edited by Suspsy
Today’s review concludes the Nemegt Fauna review trilogy by looking at the Tarbosaurus figure by Favorite Co. Ltd. As I explained in my Saurolophus review, back in 2012, the Osaka Museum Of Natural History launched an impressive special exhibit that highlights the impressive diversity of dinosaur fossils found in Mongolia’s Gobi Desert.

Review: Tarbosaurus (Soft Model 2020 by Favorite Co. Ltd.)

2.9 (10 votes)

Although the “Asian Tyrannosaurus” doesn’t enjoy the same fame as its close American relative, Tarbosaurus bataar has gained a little notoriety for itself in recent years; it’s one of few dinosaurs to receive the (dubious) honor of starring in at least one feature film of its own, and a few toy companies have also begun giving Tarbosaurus attention.

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Review: Triceratops (Desktop model by Favorite Co. Ltd.)

4.8 (6 votes)
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 less worthy plastic toys, for consistency’s sake.

Review: Triceratops (skull) (Favorite Co. Ltd.)

5 (3 votes)
I would love a Triceratops skull cast for my living room. Unfortunately, while such things look magnificent and provide a wonderful talking point for any bemused people one might have dragged in off the street, they also tend to cost a small fortune and occupy a rather large amount of space.

Review: Triceratops (Soft Model Series 2 by Favorite Co. Ltd.)

4.2 (5 votes)
Another day, another toy Triceratops. This one’s from Araki’s new range of ‘Soft Models’ for Favorite (which may or may not constitute the second series), and is surely one of the best of the bunch, although there’s no escaping the fact that, like the others, it’d be vastly improved by a better paint job.

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

4.4 (9 votes)
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 Trcic’s original sculptures, the incredible skill of the artist still manages to shine through.

Review: Tyrannosaurus (Desktop model by Favorite Co. Ltd.)

4.8 (17 votes)
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, with only the very tips visible on close inspection.

Review: Tyrannosaurus rex (Dino Kingdom 2012 by Kinto/Favorite Co. Ltd.)

4.9 (16 votes)
Review and photos by Patrick Bate (Pixelboy), edited by Plesiosauria.
Ah, Japan. A culture that seems to be equal parts tradition and progress. Fortuitously, when it comes to dinosaurs, progress seems to be their strong suit. If you’re looking for accurate, up-to-date dinosaur figures, Japanese companies like Kaiyodo, Kabaya, TakaraTomy, and Kinto/Favorite are often your best bet; and this Tyrannosaurus maquette from the 2012 Tokyo Dinosaur Kingdom Expo is no exception.

Review: Tyrannosaurus rex – Feathered & Unfeathered (Soft Model Series 2 by Favorite)

4 (7 votes)
Favorite’s ‘soft models’ have had a complete revamp this year, with an all-new series of sculpts by the renowned Kazunari Araki. With the exception of Pachycephalosaurus and Deinonychus (replaced by Velociraptor), every animal in the original series has an Araki counterpart, and the differences are quite striking and very interesting.

Review: Velociraptor (Soft Model Series 2 by Favorite Co. Ltd.)

3.1 (7 votes)
Feathered dromaeosaurs are always welcome on the toy market, and especially feathered Velociraptor figures. Perhaps rather unsurprisingly – given that a certain 20-year-old film is raking in the cash yet again this year – the biggest dinosaur toy names (in the West, anyway) continue to peddle scandalously nude figures.
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