Category: Kaiyodo

Camarasaurus (Kaiyodo Dinoland Natural History)

Review and photos by Bokisaurus Part 2 of Kaiyodo Dinoland Natural History review series A long time ago, I traveled back in time. Well, not exactly, more like a road trip through time to some of the most scenic and fossil rich place in the America west.In this trip I visited the Dinosaur National Monument …

Carnotaurus (Kaiyodo Dinotales Series 5)

One of the last South American dinosaurs, Carnotaurus was an interesting theropod that lived in what is now Argentina 70 million years ago. Its most distinctive features are the two horns that sit atop its head. In fact, the name Carnotaurus means “flesh-eating bull”. Ever since being featured in Disney’s “Dinosaur”, a movie from 2000, …

Ceratopsian Collection (Capsule Q Museum by Kaiyodo)

The last several years have laid witness to the discovery of an ever more bizarre catalog of those charismatic and intriguing dinosaurs known as the ceratopsians. With outlandish head gear and eccentric names like Diabloceratops, Mojoceratops, Kosmoceratops and Medusaceratops it’s no wonder this group of dinosaurs is among the most popular. In response to these …

Ceratosaurus (Dinotales Series 4, by Kaiyodo)

Review and Photos by Dr Andre Mursch (“Brontodocus”). Edited by Plesiosauria. Although it was rather uncommon and a good deal smaller than contemporaneous Allosaurus, Ceratosaurus nasicornis is arguably one of the most famous theropod dinosaurs. At its time it was a rather primitive theropod with a four-fingered hand, a deep and heavy tail and a …

Chasmosaurus ( Kaiyodo Natural History Collection)

Review and photos by Bokisaurus Part 1 of Kaiyodo Dinoland Natural History review series Greetings dinofans and welcome to another review! I promise its not another Spinosaur review this time! Haha. Kaiyodo is perhaps more well known for their small size set of prehistoric figures, such as the Dinotales and Chocholasaurus.Many years ago, Kaiyodo released …

Chuanjiesaurus (Kaiyodo)

If you never have heard of Chuanjiesaurus you’re probably not alone. Remains of this sauropod were discovered in 1995 near the village of – you guess it – Chuanjie in the district of Lufeng (where the more popular Lufengosaurus comes from too), Yunnan Province, China. The first scientific description was published in 2000 but criticized …

Cladoselache (Kaiyodo series 1)

Edited by Dinotoyblog, photos by Halichoeres Ah, Cladoselache. The first shark! How exciting. Up for review today is the first rendition of the first shark, made by Kaiyodo. Cladoselache is believed to be a very agile and swift predator – this is very well represented in this replica. The smooth (and scaleless) skin, the large …

Coelophysis (Dinotales Series 5 by Kaiyodo)

Review and photographs by Federreptil, edited by Suspsy This dinosaur is one of my absolute favorites in the collection. The Coelophysis by Kaiyodo is special in several ways. First, there are only a few figures from the Triassic–the dawn of the dinosaurs. Second, there are also only a few models of small dinosaurs in a …

Copepteryx (Kaiyodo Dinotales Series 3)

The Japanese toy company Kaiyodo isn’t afraid to tackle the obscure and one of the best examples of this would have to be the Kaiyodo Copepteryx. While other companies make and re-make the same tired old prehistoric favorites here we have Kaiyodo making a very obscure extinct bird that you’ve probably never heard of and …

Cretaceous Collection (Kaiyodo Capsule Q Museum)

Review and photos by Patryx Tyrannosaurus, Triceratops, Velociraptor, Mosasaurus, and Pteranodon. What a familiar lineup! This is a set decidedly influenced by the hype surrounding the latest installment in the Jurassic Park franchise, consisting of five iconic creatures from all over the Cretaceous. It’s an intriguing concept, as Kaiyodo is revered for their up-to-date reconstructions, …

Deinonychus (Kaiyodo Dinotales Series 3)

Ever since a certain motion picture was released in the early 90’s, dromaeosaurs have been ingrained into popular culture. Commonly referred to as raptors (much to the dismay of ornithologists), most people see them as swift killing machines that could hunt down anything using their vicious sickle claws. What most people don’t know is that …

Dinosaur Excavation no. 7 (Capsule MiniQ Museum by Kaiyodo)

This set of reissued figurines offers an updated, good-quality variety of animals for collectors who might have missed earlier releases.

Dinosaurs Of Japan (Capsule Q Museum by Kaiyodo)

For most of the field’s history, the bulk of paleontological research has occurred in North America, a fact reflected in the average dinosaur shelf lineup. There’s certainly no shortage of figures representing classics like Tyrannosaurus, Triceratops, and Stegosaurus, while more obscure species from elsewhere in the world languish in the shadows. However, the rise of …

Elasmosaurus (Dinotales Series 7, by Kaiyodo)

Review by DinoLord and Plesiosauria Elasmosaurus was a plesiosaur that lived in the great inland sea of what is now North America during the Late Cretaceous Period. It is one of the most popular plesiosaurs, second possibly to Plesiosaurus itself, but it is also one of the most poorly known of the elasmosaurids. It is …

Encyclopedia of the Paleozoic (Kaiyodo Capsule Q Museum)

Review and photos by Tim Sosa, edited by Suspsy The interval of Earth’s history which shows fossil evidence of animals is known as the Phanerozoic Eon (literally “visible animals”). The Phanerozoic is divided into three Eras. We live in the Cenozoic, which was preceded by the Mesozoic (during which dinosaurs were the largest terrestrial animals). …