Category: Safari Ltd

Acrocanthosaurus (Carnegie Collection by Safari Ltd.)

With the 2012 release of the highly anticipated Wild Safari Acrocanthosaurus, I thought it only fitting to do a review on the older Carnegie model, which I have only just recently been able to obtain. Acrocanthosaurus was an early Cretaceous relative of theropods such as Carcharodontosaurus and Giganotosaurus. While not as large as some of …

Acrocanthosaurus (Wild Safari by Safari Ltd.)

Safari are first out of the gate this year with no fewer than four new-for-2012 Wild Safari dinosaurs already available. This Acrocanthosaurus is one of them, and it’s easy to see it becoming the most popular of the bunch – not just because it’s a fearsome-looking, spectacular theropod, but also thanks to Safari capturing that …

Albertosaurus (Carnegie Collection by Safari Ltd)

Albertosaurus was a mid-sized theropod that flourished throughout what is now North America during the Campanian era of the late Cretacious about 75 million years ago.  It can best be described as a smaller, more lightly built version of its later, more famous relative, Tyrannosaurus rex.  It coexisted with and most likely hunted other famous …

Allosaurus (1988) (Carnegie Collection by Safari Ltd.)

Among theropods one of the most popular and well known is the Jurassic Morrison Formation’s Allosaurus, also known from Portugal and possibly Tanzania as well. Though it lived in pop culture in the shadow of Tyrannosaurus, the Allosaurus was arguably a more efficient animal all together. Allosaurus combined the perfect blend of characteristics to help …

Allosaurus (2019)(Wild Safari by Safari Ltd.)

The latest Allosaurus toy courtesy of Safari ltd has landed; is it the definitive Allosaur of the 2010s we’ve all been waiting for?

Allosaurus (Carnegie Collection by Safari ltd.)

Allosaurus is one of the most well known meat-eating dinosaurs.  Its fossils date back to the late Jurassic and have been found in both Portugal and the United States.  It is characterized by wicked three-clawed hands and a skull that could have been utilized like a hatchet to slice off chunks of meat from carcasses.  …

Allosaurus (Wild Safari by Safari Ltd.)

This little Allosaurus comes from Safari’s ‘Wild Safari’ line which, although not intended as a museum-quality line (and not set to a certain scale), has seen a huge leap in the quality of its prehistoric creature toys in recent years. Models like this one, the Stegosaurus, Dunkleosteus and Postosuchus have become very popular with collectors …

Allosaurus (Wild Safari version 1 by Safari Ltd)

Review and photos by Rugops. Edited by Plesiosauria. Allosaurus is one the most popular dinosaurs ever. Because of this it has appeared in many different sculpts, one of them being this model from 1996. The body, neck, and head are made of rigid plastic, while the arms, lower legs, and tail are made of softer, …

Amargasaurus (Carnegie Collection by Safari Ltd)

Carnegie has to keep up with the dinosaur market, which was gotten really competitive lately, with near-perfect accurate sculpts, and amazing paintjobs, from lines like Kaiyodo, Kinto, and so on. For the last 4 years, Carnegie has been making some nice new molds. In 2006, they released a new Amargasaurus sculpt, along with an updated …

Amargasaurus (Wild Safari by Safari Ltd.)

Review and photographs by Bokisaurus, edited by Dinotoyblog (previously Plesiosauria) Who says that being odd is not a ticket to fame? In a world so obsessed with physical appearance, it is the first thing that the audience will notice and judge, and usually, it will be the one thing that will linger long afterwards. To …

Amebelodon (Prehistoric Life Collection by Safari Ltd.)

Amebelodon was a genus of prehistoric proboscidean which evolved along the Gulf Coast of North America roughly 10 million years ago during the late Miocene, eventually migrating to Asia via the Bering Land Bridge which would have connected Alaska and Russia. The animal became extinct on the North American continent about 6 million years ago …

American Mastodon (Wild Safari by Safari Ltd.)

The American mastodon, Mammut americanum, is one of the very best-known prehistoric mammals. Many complete skeletons have been found throughout the North American continent, from this one-tusked male at the Royal Ontario Museum to this female and calf from the La Brea Tar Pits of California. And yet the mighty mastodon has been largely overlooked …

Ammonite (Wild Safari by Safari Ltd)

The shelled cephalopods known as ammonites first appeared in the Devonian and then flourished all the way to the very end of the Cretaceous. They came in a wide variety of shapes and they ranged in size from ones you could hold in your palm to ones with shells measuring more than two metres in …

Anatotitan (Sue at The Field Museum by Safari Ltd)

In 2005, Safari LTD produced a line of 4 figures for the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, IL. Among these is one of the best hadrosaur figures of recent years. Most famous for its role as the hapless victim of Tyrannosaurus in the classic Walking With Dinosaurs series, Anatotitan was a large hadrosaur …

Ancient Fossils (Toob by Safari Ltd)

Of all the product lines offered by stalwart manufacturer Safari Ltd, the “Toob®” line gives them the freest rein to explore unusual taxa. I’m personally fondest of the Toobs that furnish small versions of small animals that might scale well with Safari’s full-size figurines. We’ve reviewed some of their most interesting Toobs featuring “alive” animals …