Category: Schleich

Acrocanthosaurus (Conquering the Earth by Schleich)

Review and photos by Takama, edited by Plesiosauria A lot of new figures have come out in 2017 [vote for your favourites here – Ed], but perhaps none have become more controversial than the Acrocanthosaurus that Schleich have created for their ‘Conquering the Earth’ dinosaurs collection. Sure, other Schleich models made for this year (like …

Adansonia, Baobab (by Schleich and CollectA)

The family of Baobabs is one of the most distinct and recognizable trees in the world. Eight species exist under the genus Adansonia, they are native to Subsaharaian Africa, Madagascar and Australia. The natural history of Baobabs is somewhat clouded and methods as molecular clocking yield debatable results. Most accepted amongst scientists seems to be …

Agustinia (Schleich)

Today I would like to do a review of Schleich´s Agustinia. I would like to begin this review with my conclusion: Overall, it is a decent sauropod figure, if it wasn´t for the goofy head and the blunt color scheme. Schleich definitely saves on colors and efforts in supporting a decent sculpt with decent coloring. …

Albertosaurus (Replica-Saurus by Schleich)

Albertosaurus was a theropod related to Tyrannosaurus which roamed North America during the Late Cretaceous roughly 70 million years ago. Unlike its more famous cousin, Albertosaurus existed earlier and was much smaller, reaching only around 30 feet in length. The name means “Alberta lizard”, pertaining to where the holotype specimen of this animal was discovered …

Allosaurus (Conquering the Earth by Schleich)

Review and photos by Takama, edited by Suspsy Back when I reviewed the 2015 Schleich Spinosaurus, I openly stated how annoyed I was over the fact that the company keeps repeating the same species instead of releasing brand new ones. But when the 2017 models came along, I was sort of relieved, as the models …

Allosaurus (original sculpt) (Replica-Saurus by Schleich)

The famous Allosaurus was the T.rex of the Late Jurassic. This large Theropod could reach lengths greater than 30 feet. The name means “different or “other” lizard. The first remains of Allosaurus were recovered from the Morrison Formation in Colorado in 1869, but a lot of notable specimens have been recovered from the Cleveland-Lloyd Quarry …

Allosaurus (Schleich)

Review & photos by forumite FOOMAN666 (EDITED by Horridus – take note Dan!) Released in 2006, Schleich’s small scale Allosaurus is, to me, a breath of fresh air. It proves that the company who is well known among the dinosaur toy collecting circle for butchering many famous dinosaurs each year has finally started to pay …

Allosaurus (World of History by Schleich)

Review and photos by Nathan ‘Takama’ Morris, edited by amargasaurus cazaui and Suspsy Ah, Allosaurus! What dinosaur line is complete without the “Lion of the Jurassic”? The reason it appears in many toy lines is because Allosaurus is a well known dinosaur that has appeared in many dinosaur books and movies. In 2012, Schleich released …

Anhanguera (2006)(Schleich)

Review and photographs by Loon, edited by Suspsy It’s very easy to see where the inspiration for this model came from. While the name stamp on this figure’s wing might say “Anhanguera,” it is very clearly based on the BBC Walking With Dinosaurs series’ Ornithocheirus. Which isn’t the worst inspiration, as the two species are …

Anhanguera (World of History by Schleich)

Review and photos by Nathan `Takama`Morris, edited by amargasaurus cazaui and Suspsy Anhanguera was a pterosaur that hails from the Santana Formation in Brazil. It is recognized by two crests that were found on its beak (one on the top, one on the bottom). The overall look of this pterosaur resembles that of its cousin …

Animantarx (Schleich)

A great dinosaur figure is a figure I can´t take my eyes off. A great dinosaur figure is a figure I want to hold in my hand again and again, just to enjoy how it feels. The texture of the skin, ist detail, the spikes, the pose: Everything has to appeal to me surpassingly. A …

Apatosaurus (2008, Replica-saurus by Schleich)

Photos by Philsauria Size matters. Apatosaurus is the archetypical dinosaur, probably the most famous icon of palaeontology. Many companies have released it as a figure; Schleich did it for the third time now after their 1997 Apatosaurus, who was a blue, heavy, tail-dragging behemoth with a dull mien and its somewhat better baby. Schleich 2008 …

Apatosaurus (World of History by Schleich)

Review and photos by Nathan ‘Takama’ Morris, edited by amargasaurus cazaui and Suspsy. Brontosaurus is back, and as far as anyone can tell it’s here to stay. What does this mean for all of the Apatosaurus toys that have been released over the years? Like Brachiosaurus and Giraffatitan, many of them will end up being …

Barapasaurus (The First Giants by Schleich)

Now here’s a dinosaur you don’t see every day. In fact, until this model was announced I had never even heard of the “big-legged lizard” and assuming you might not have either we’ll do a short introduction. Barapasaurus is a genus of sauropod that was discovered in India and lived in the early Jurassic. Aside …

Baryonyx (Schleich)

If this figure looks familiar that’s because it has been reviewed here before! The original review of the Schliech Baryonyx was one several really interesting blog entries by former dinosaur toy blogger Tomhetleere. Sadly, Tomhet left the Dinosaur Toy Blog earlier this year and to everyone’s dismay, removed his valuable dinotoyblog contributions with his departure. …