Category: Procon

Achelousaurus (CollectA)

Achelousaurus was a ceratopsian that lived during the Campanian stage of the late Cretacious period.  It is named after the Greek river deity, Achelous who, according to myth, had his horn broken off during a fight with the famous Greek hero, Hercules.  The skull of Achelousaurus has a low, flat boss (or lumpy mass of …

Afrovenator (CollectA) (New for 2010)

Afrovenator – that’s one most people haven’t (and won’t) heard of. It almost makes me surprised that CollectA did one (but I guess if any of the mainstream dinosaur companies were to do one, it would be them). Afrovenator itself was a megalosaur (or allosaur or spinosaur, does anybody even know?) from mid-jurassic Africa, who …

Agustinia (Deluxe Collection, CollectA)

Review and Photos by Nicholas Anning (“Brontozaurus”). Edited by Plesiosauria. CollectA/Procon is somewhat unique among dinosaur toy companies in that they have an extensive range of dinosaur toys which represent relatively obscure dinosaurs. While these toys seem to vary in quality (to say the least), they at least deserve points for trying. Which brings us …

Agustinia (Procon/CollectA)

Review by EmperorDinobot, edited by Plesiosauria. Once upon a while, companies decide to make some very obscure dinosaur genera. Procon is one of those companies, releasing this year a number of dinosaurs not many have heard of, such as Becklespinax, Rebbachisaurus, and so on. Agustinia is one such dinosaur. Agustinia ligabuei isn’t a well known …

Ampelosaurus (CollectA)

Among prehistoric collectible enthusiasts, the company currently known as CollectA has a considerable reputation to cope with. Their figures, although competitively priced, have ranged anywhere from decent to embarrassing over the past few years. Fortunately, their lineup for 2011 kicks off with a batch of fresh faces that have clearly been more carefully constructed than …

Attenborosaurus (CollectA)

Unfamiliar British taxa are the order of the day for UK-based company CollectA, and we can now add the relatively obscure plesiosaur Attenborosaurus to their list. Attenborosaurus is one of two plesiosaurs released by CollectA in 2011 (the other one being the Rhomaleosaurus, again, another relatively obscure British genus). Attenborosaurus is from the Lower Jurassic …

Brachiosaurus (Deluxe)(Procon CollectA)

In any decent line of dinosaur figures, there is often a steady rate of progress as the quality of figures improve. For some, the application of paint is neater or more elaborate; for others, the heightened level of research before design results in a more scientifically sound reconstruction. Even the dinosaurs from Procon CollectA, notorious …

Brachiosaurus (Procon/Collecta)

In this review, I am going back to the mid-2000’s, to a time when Collecta was not the producer of high quality models they are now. They weren’t even called Collecta, but Procon. Many know of the fairly awful examples put out by the company then, but I am going to review one of the …

Brachiosaurus (resculpt)(CollectA)

I’ve been able to tear myself away from our sparkly new Dinosaur Toy Forum (please do register if you aren’t already a member) to dedicate a little time to our old friend the Dinosaur Toy Blog. It isn’t easy to find a respectable range of dinosaur toys in brick and mortar establishments these days. Even …

Chasmosaurus (CollectA)

Chasmosaurus is a fairly well known ceratopsian that lived in Canada during the Campanian era of the Late Cretacious.  It’s characterized by a distinctly tall and wide frill accompanied by three horns on its face.  At least three individual species of this dinosaur are known due to variation amongst frills and horns on various skulls.  …

Concavenator (CollectA)

Review by Nathan Morris (Takama), photos by Bokisaurus and Simon. Edited by Plesiosauria. Concavenator corcovatus (meaning hunchback hunter from Cuenca). Was a 6-meter long, and primitive carcharodontosaurian that lived 130 milion years ago during the early Cretaceous Period. It was discovered last year [2010] at the Las Hoyas Plateau, and is notable for a hump …

Dilophosaurus (CollectA)

Review and photos by Nathan Morris (‘Takama’) It’s a well-known fact that CollectA’s prehistoric animal figures vary in quality. Some of them are good and incorporate current palaeontological knowledge, while others are poorly sculpted and sacrifice accuracy. The subject of today’s review belongs to the latter group, but to be fair, the toy was released …

Dinosaur figures for 2008 – a review

It’s not the end of the year yet, but all of the major releases this year have been and gone. The only other line we were (especially!) looking forward to, the Sea Monsters figures, have been cancelled – to everyone’s dismay. But not wishing to dwell on our losses, Dinosaur Toy Forum member Bokisaurus had …

Dracorex (CollectA)

The skull of Dracorex was found in the Hell Creek Formation in the United States and dates back to the Maastrichtian age at the very end of the age of dinosaurs.  Its full name, Dracorex hogwatsia, translates to “Dragon King of Hogwarts” which pretty much makes it the coolest official name in science ever.  The …

Eustreptospondylus (Procon CollectA)

Review by forumite Foooman666 (edited by Horridus) The subject of my review today has been previously reviewed here, but the review in question seems to have been removed, so I decided to do a new one myself. The toy I’m going to review is none other than the much loathed CollectA Eustreptospondylus. Eustreptospondylus itself was …