Category: plush

Ammonoid (Paleozoic Pals by Jaag Plush)

First off, just to get it out of the way, this is not an ammonite. This is an ammonoid, the broader group to which ammonites belong. While ammonites lived through the Jurassic and Cretaceous the group ammonoidea first appeared 400 million years ago in the Devonian. Thus, here we have a plush ammonoid, not an …

Dilophosaurus Plush Pair (Unknown Company)

Dilophosaur fans of multiple varieties get the best deal with this pair of charmingly well-constructed plush predators of semi-anonymous origin.

Dunkleosteus (Paleozoic Pals by Jaag Plush)

Armored placoderm fishes have never been so cuddly! Manufactured by Jaag Plush and commissioned by the Paleontological Research Institute (PRI) comes this 16” long most famous of prehistoric fishes, Dunkleosteus. Ol’ Dunk is a popular fish, about as popular as a prehistoric fish can get anyway. As such it has been reproduced by a few …

Dusty the Diplocaulus (Paleo Pals)

One of the most recognizable of prehistoric amphibians, this life-size plush toy will undoubtedly be a hit for paleo nerds of all ages.

Elginerpeton (Shyaruru Palette by TST Advance Inc.)

Review and photographs by Rebecca Groom, edited by Plesiosauria. Recently my attention was drawn to a Japanese soft toy company known as TST Advance. They have an extensive range of animal toys named “Shyaruru Palette”. This range consists of many creatures rarely depicted in toy form including Helicoprion, Marrella, Ichthyostega, a coelacanth, as well as …

Eurypterid (Eurypterus remipes) (Paleozoic Pals)

Eurypterids, popularly known as “sea scorpions” are among the more charismatic of extinct invertebrates, and rightly so. Although they weren’t true scorpions these aquatic arthropods were an extremely successful group of predators that dominated both fresh and saltwater environments between 470–252 million years ago. Although most only reached about 8” the largest genus (Jaekelopterus) reached …

Maiasaura “Lil’ Hadro” (Dinotopia by Accent International)

Review and photographs by Loon, edited by Suspsy. We return to the land apart from time to review the second Dinotopia plush released by Accent International in 1993, “Lil’ Hadro.” This is certainly an odd choice by Accent, as no character named “Lil’ Hadro” appears in any of the books. Things do start to make some sense …

Mammoth (Cuddly toy giveaway by “Mammut” company)

A Swiss company which produces outdoor clothing and equipment named itself „Mammut“ after the iconic Mammoth, probably because the prehistoric giants were as well equipped against cold and rainy weather conditions as you are supposed to be if you wear a Mammut product.  The company even leads a black mammoth in their logo. What an …

Mr. Dinosaur (Promotional Partners Worldwide)

Review and photos by Charles Peckham, edited by Suspsy If you are unfamiliar with the world of Peppa Pig, I can only assume you don’t know a child who is ten or younger. It is a cartoon television program that focuses on the eponymous anthropomorphic pig and her family. Peppa’s younger brother, George, is rarely …

Opabinia “Oakley” (Paleo Pals)

However you look at it, Opabinia was a remarkably odd-looking creature – so it’s a natural choice for a big cuddly plush toy, right?

Orthoceras (Paleozoic Pals)

Paleozoic Pals is a line of plush toys commissioned by the Paleontological Research Institution (PRI) and sold at the Museum of the Earth, located in Ithaca, New York. Since its launch in 2015 the line has done quite well, and now has 13 distinct plush toys to its name (as well as slippers, a body …

Protoceratops “Bix” (Dinotopia by Accent International)

Review and photos by Loon, edited by Suspsy Released in 1992, James Gurney’s book Dinotopia follows the shipwrecked scientist Arthur Denison and his son Will as they journey through the titular island, where dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals escaped extinction and coexist with humanity. This book was extremely popular during the 1990s, garnering sequels, prequels, all sorts …

Stegosaurus (National Geographic plush dinosaurs by Lelly)

Review and photographs by ‘Resurrection of the dinosaurs’, edited by Dinotoyblog This is my first review for the Dinosaur Toy Blog. Stegosaurus is among my favorite dinosaurs and I have plenty of Stegosaurus figures/toys (see group photo below). This is why I chose this charming prehistoric plush toy for my first review. Today, we will …

Tiktaalik (Paleozoic Pals)

For those interested in paleontology and evolution beyond dinosaurs the name Tiktaalik should be a familiar one. Discovered on Ellesmere Island, Canada, and formally described in 2006, Tiktaalik is significant in broadening our understanding of how sarcopterygian fishes gave rise to land dwelling vertebrates. With shoulders disconnected from the head this animal had a functional …

Triceratops Plush (Kohl’s/Yottoy)

This cheap plush toy certainly won’t win any top 10 lists for quality restorations, but it’s plenty charming for what it is; how could you say no to this sweet little three-horned face?