Category: Mojö Fun

Allosaurus (Mojö Fun)

Review and photos by Carnosaur, edited by Plesiosauria Allosaurus, meaning “different lizard”, is my personal favorite theropod. Is a large predatory dinosaur from the late Jurassic Period of North America and Portugal, with related forms found nearly worldwide. Although most estimates place Allosaurus at roughly 30 feet long, there are fragmentary examples that suggest lengths …

Baryonyx (Mojo Fun)

Baryonyx walkeri is a well known dinosaur in this community so I don’t think it needs an introduction. When it comes to replicas there are more than enough to choose from. However, all of these toys differ in quality, with the best ones either being hard to obtain, or simply out of date. The Mojo …

Brontotherium (=Megacerops) (Mojö Fun)

Review and photos by Megalosaurus, edited by Plesiossuria. In 2012, CollectA released a pretty nice non-conventional toy model of a Megacerops (=‘Brontotherium’). This was good news for prehistoric mammal collectors. But in 2013, Mojö surprised us with the release of four prehistoric mammals. This review is about one of those: Mojö’s Brontotherium. [The name Brontotherium …

Deinotherium (Mojö Fun)

The name Deinotherium means “terrible beast,” and this powerful pachyderm must have seemed like one to our early hominid ancestors who lived alongside it in Africa during the Pleistocene epoch. Standing around 4 metres tall and weighing anywhere from 10 to 13 tons, it was possibly the third largest proboscidean of all time after the …

Dunkleosteus (Mojö Fun)

Mojo Dunkleosteus attacks Lego Santa Claus

350 million years before the advent of humans, reindeer, or consumerism, our distant gnathostome forebears celebrated Fishmas. Fishmas originated when Santa Claus turned the wrong dial on the time machine he uses to travel to every house in the same night, landing him in the Devonian and the gaping maw of a Dunkleosteus. Fish have …

Entelodon (Mojö Fun)

Despite their appearance and popular designation as “Hell” or “terminator” pigs the group scientifically knows as the entelodontidae are now thought to have been more closely related to whales and hippopotamuses. Regardless of their taxonomic affinity there is no denying the superficial resemblance the entelodonts have to pigs, and one has to wonder if they …

Giganotosaurus (2020)(Mojo Fun)

Review and photos by Stegotyranno, edited by Suspsy Today we will take a look at Mojo Fun’s new 2020 Giganotosaurus carolinii, a large carcharodontosaur from the Candeleros Formation of Argentina, It was related to such beasts like Mapusaurus, Carcharodontosaurus, and Acrocanthosaurus. It was discovered in 1995 and is often considered larger than Tyrannosaurus rex. Many …

Hyaenodon (Mojö Fun)

Hyaenodon was an interesting predatory animal that first evolved 42 million years ago and lived from the Late Eocene through to Early Miocene. The first thing to know about them is that they are not related to hyenas. In fact, they were a creodont, ‬ a long extinct group of mammals that did not survive …

Parasaurolophus (Mojö Fun)

Parasaurolophus is perennial favorite among children and adults. It is one of the most recognizable Hadrosaurid to the general public.  75 million years ago, in what is now North America, it was part of a diverse family of Cretaceous herbivore dinosaurs known for their bizarre and strange head adornments.  The one thing people forget, is …

Sarcosuchus (Mojö Fun)

At about a third in length greater than a modern saltwater crocodile and weighing close to four tons, Sarcosuchus is one of the largest crocodyliformes of all time. At least two species are known to have existed during the Early Cretaceous. S. hartii inhabited South American waters while the more famous S. imperator resided in …

Smilodon (2021)(Mojo Fun)

Snarling contemptuously, the enormous lion slams his paw against Bellona’s face and rakes it down from her forehead to her nose to leave a series of deep claw marks, including one directly across her left eye. She staggers backward, yelping in pain and dripping blood. Emboldened, the lion rises to his full height and roars …

Smilodon (Mojö Fun)

Review and photos by PhilSauria, edited by Suspsy Smilodon is another one of those extinct animals that you’d call a staple, appearing in most prehistoric toylines that go beyond dinosaurs, pterosaurs, and marine reptiles to include mammals. This guy and the woolly mammoth are generally the usual suspects when companies producing such a range want …

Spinosaurus (2020)(Mojo Fun)

Review and photographs by Stolpergeist, edited by Suspsy  Spinosaurus has always been an animal of mystery; the way it has been depicted over the years changes drastically with each new discovery. Just last year, we saw a huge change in its appearance with a new publication about its tail. All this makes it harder for toy …

Thylacine (Mojö Fun)

A thylacine review may be an odd choice for this blog; although extinct, it died out far more recently than the prehistoric animals we’re used to reviewing on here. Still, I think it qualifies and I imagine a lot of our readers that collect extinct mammals will probably take interest in this little thylacine released …

Triceratops (2020)(Mojo Fun)

Review and images by PhilSauria, edited by Suspsy At the risk of stating the obvious, Triceratops is a very iconic animal. One of a handful of of prehistoric animals that some members of the general public can probably put a name to, along with Tyrannosaurus rex, Brontosaurus, and Stegosaurus, I’d wager. Most major purveyors of …