Category: Sideshow Collectibles

Allosaurus vs. Camarasaurus (Dinosauria by Sideshow Collectibles)

Original photos by Jeremy Killian At a whopping 26 inches long, Sideshow’s latest Dinosauria diorama is their largest piece yet (though it will be unseated from this position when their Spinosaurus arrives in winter). Tom Gilliland collaborated with a large team of artists, including such greats as Steve Riojas, David Krentz, and Jorge Blanco, on …

Apatosaurus (Sideshow Dinosauria)

Review by Dan, Photos by Robban, Neehar, Blade-of-the-Moon, and Jeremy K. Sideshow offered a first glimpse of the Apatosaurus maquette in September 2010. No fewer than eleven months later, it has finally been released. It is the second, and final Dinosauria statue to be offered in 2011. Once churning out new models on a quarterly …

Brachiosaurus (in egg) (‘Dinosauria Collection’ by Sideshow Collectibles)

Review and photographs by Brandon. Edited by Plesiosauria. Back in February during the time of the 2009 Toy Fair, Sideshow Toys revealed that they were going to include in addition to their many lines a series of their own called “Sideshow’s Dinosauria.” I was extremely pleased with the first two offerings, Tyrannosaurus rex vs. Triceratops …

Carnotaurus (Sideshow Collectibles "Dinosauria")

Review and photos by Dan Liebman Having released their premier piece in the form of the “Tyrannosaurus vs. Triceratops” diorama, Sideshow continues to build on their new Dinosauria product line with this second statue. Choosing the Carnotaurus as a subject matter seems a bit of a surprise, although the species did achieve some level of …

Ceratosaurus (Sideshow Dinosauria)

Given how frequently Ceratosaurus shows up in pop culture, it is a little surprising that so few people can identify it. Certainly, one cannot fault it for lack of a catchy name, which makes it sound like a walking nightmare composed of dripping gore and massive steak knives. Indeed, its horny visage must have inspired …

Deinosuchus vs. Parasaurolophus Diorama (Dinosauria by Sideshow)

Review by Dan Liebman of DansDinosaurs.com Photos by Jeremy Killian The fifth entry in Sideshow’s Dinosauria line features a predation scene like many others, yet with only a single true dinosaur. Deinosuchus vs. Parasaurolophus looks to be an almost classical depiction of violence in the natural world, the massive jaws of a monstrous crocodilian clamping …

Dilophosaurus (Sideshow Dinosauria)

On November 8, 2012, Sideshow offered the first preview image of the Dilophosaurus statue. This choice of species does not come as a great surprise to many of us, as we all know that this creature was featured prominently in a rather successful film in 1993. Sideshow’s Dinosauria line first set out to demonstrate the …

Euoplocephalus in Egg Maquette (Sideshow Dinosauria)

In 2013, Sideshow Collectibles released an extremely limited edition model featuring a baby Euoplocephalus. Of course, every Sideshow Dinosauria model is produced in limited quantities, and once they are sold out, they often fetch high prices at auction sites. So why all the fuss over this sweet little dinosaur? Well, the Euoplocephalus hatchling was intended …

Jurassic Park “When Dinosaurs Ruled The Earth” T-Rex vs. Velociraptors Diorama (by Sideshow Collectibles)

Review and photos by Dan Liebman of Dans Dinosaurs. It is hard to believe that Crichton’s bestselling novel first appeared two decades ago. Since that time, the franchise has reintroduced audiences to dinosaurs like never before. Gone were the bulky, sluggish monsters of yesteryear, and in their place were lighting-fast predators with frightening levels of …

Mosasaur by Sideshow Dinosauria

Review by Dan Liebman – Dan’s Dinosaurs Regular visitors to the DinoToyBlog know that I enjoy reviewing every new piece in this series, but I really wanted our resident paleontologist Dr. Adam Stuart Smith to have a go at this one; truly, I doubt there would be anyone better suited to this task. Sadly, the …

Protoceratops vs. Velociraptor (Dinosauria by Sideshow)

Review by Dan L, Photos by Jeremy K. Despite the public’s insatiable love of maniraptorans, it took over a year before Sideshow added one to their Dinosauria line of statues. This introduction is not without a few twists, however – and not all of them will be well-received by the foaming, rabid consumer base. This …

Spinosaurus (Dinosauria by Sideshow)

Photos by Jeremy, Review by Dan of Dan’s Dinosaurs One of my favorite things about my job is that it affords me a unique opportunity to interact with paleontologists and paleoartists from around the world. During a brief chat with the esteemed artist Tony McVey, he casually mentioned that he was working on a Spinosaurus …

Stegosaurus (Sideshow)

Sideshow’s rendition of the mighty Stegosaurus was released in summer of 2012. At 16″ high and 26″ long, the term “mighty” becomes quite appropriate. While previous models like the Apatosaurus may have been technically greater in length, there is a great visual difference between an animal with a long, slender tail, and one that is …

Styracosaurus Maquette by Sideshow Dinosauria

Styracosaurus Maquette by Sideshow Dinosauria Review by Scar, Photos by Jeremy Killian There are aspects of this piece in creative interpretation which I absolutely adore, and others which I feel could have been improved upon. Overall, I will credit SS for infusing this piece with personality. It’s not one individual aspect of the piece which …

Triceratops (Sideshow Dinosauria)

Review by Dan – DansDinosaurs.com Photos by Dan and Robban Now that everyone and their mother owns a Sideshow Tyrant King statue, the clever folks at Sideshow are counting on buyers to look at their giant Tyrannosaurus displays and wonder if anything seems missing. Can you guess? After T. rex, this is consistently the most …