Category: playset

Baby Velociraptor Playpen (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom by LEGO)

“Greetings once again, fellow dinosaur lovers! Dr. Bella Bricking here, along with Beth Buildit and her precocious young niece, Bronwyn!” “Bwah? What the heck is Bronwyn doing here, Doc?! My sister forbade me from taking her on any more of our adventures after that last time! “Oh, Bronwyn was perfectly safe with us, Beth! Besides, …

Brachiosaurus (Playmobil)

The ground is shaking. Is it an earthquake? No, it’s just Brachiosaurus! This gentle giant is hungry and looking for his favourite fruit tree. Not surprisingly, the Brachiosaurus is HUGE. It stands nearly 27 cm tall and measures 51 cm long, making it the largest animal figure in any Playmobil line. Although its main colour …

Carnotaurus Gyrosphere Escape (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom by LEGO)

Review by James Hirleley, photos by Roselaar, edited by Suspsy Dinosaurs roamed the earth once again this past June in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Following suit, LEGO released a wave of sets to commemorate the latest blockbuster movie from the dinosaur-themed franchise. The Carnotaurus Gyrosphere Escape (75929) set boasts 577 pieces, which makes it one …

Cave Bear (Playmobil)

Two brave hunters are stalking one of the mightiest of beasts: the cave bear. They are armed with their best stone weapons, but will those be enough against the bear’s great strength, teeth, and claws? The Playmobil cave bear(Ursus spelaeus) measures about 10.5 cm long and is medium brown in colour with black eyes, a …

Deinonychus and Velociraptors (Playmobil)

The Velociraptor pack has come across an unguarded nest of eggs. But a hungry Deinonychus has also found the nest, and he’s not in the mood to share! The Playmobil Deinonychus is a small figure, standing only up to 9 cm tall and measuring 14 cm long. That said, it is probably the scariest-looking dinosaur …

Dimetrodon (Playmobil)

Much to the delight of fans, Playmobil brought back its dinosaurs line in 2013. Although most of the prehistoric creatures were recolours from 2007, there were some new ones as well. These included the familiar and ferocious Dimetrodon. The Dimetrodon measures a good 17 cm long and is 9 cm tall including the sail. Its …

Dino-Mat Habitat (Original American Kazoo Co.)

Review and photographs by Grant Harding, edited by Suspsy The item I’m reviewing today is not a dinosaur toy per se. Rather, it’s something that (if you’re a kid) makes your dinosaur toys even more fun. It’s the Dino-Mat Habitat, manufactured in 1992 by the Original American Kazoo Company. This four-by-five-foot playmat features a diversity of prehistoric …

Dinosaurs: Prehistoric Museum Collection, Series 2 (Larami Corp)

Larami’s Museum set is looking pretty dated now, but it’s a charming playset all the same and one of the more memorable imitators out there.

Discover Dinosaurs: Dino Cretaceous Vol. 1 by Colorata

Colorata’s first dinosaur set doesn’t hold up perfectly to modern science, but overall these are nicely made figures good for both play and display.

Discover Dinosaurs: Dino Jurassic Vol. 3 (Colorata)

While this set has its share of flaws, Colorata’s 3rd dinosaur volume – and first focused on Jurassic fauna – still offers plenty for dino fans to appreciate.

Gentle Giants Petting Zoo (Jurassic World by Lego Duplo)

“Good day, fellow dinosaur lovers! Time once again to delve deep into the world of Lego with yours truly, Dr. Bella Bricking, along with the indispensable Beth Buildit! And how is little Bronwyn today, Beth?” “She’s just fine, Doc. Although I’m still not sure my sister would be cool with all this.” “Stuff and nonsense, …

Jurassic Park: T. rex Rampage (LEGO)(Part 1)

“Hello, my dear fellow dinosaur lovers. Dr. Bella Bricking and Beth Buildit here. For the past four years, it has been our privilege and pleasure to be your guides here on the Dinosaur Toy Blog for a journey through the world of prehistoric LEGO, from savage theropods to rugged marginocephalians to frozen megafauna. But now–“ …

Jurassic Park: T. rex Rampage (LEGO)(Part 2)

“Ho, ho, ho there, fellow dinosaur lovers! Dr. Bella Bricking and Beth Buildit here, along with Rexy, wishing you compliments of the season!” “Ahoy there, folks. We’re back to finish reviewing the rest of Jurassic Park: T. rex Rampage, the biggest LEGO set ever reviewed on the DTB. Last time we built Rexy; this time …

Mammoth Skeleton Tent with Cavemen (Playmobil)

As storm clouds gather overhead, a trio of human hunters work quickly to finish erecting their shelter. Fortunately, the mammoth that they recently killed and butchered has provided far more than just food. Its large, sturdy bones form an effective structure while its thick fur hide acts as a waterproof covering. As the hunters settle …

Prehistoric Diorama (Usborne)

Paper is usually not the material of choice for collectors of any sort. I anyway want to introduce you to something that may be of interest for a dinosaur collector, though it are probably not the figures…. The introduced cut out model was first released in 1993 under the title “Make these Dinosaurs” and the …