Brand: Takara Tomy

Anomalocaris (The Great Old Sea by Takara Tomy A.R.T.S.)

4.4 (7 votes)

Review and photos by bmathison1972, edited by Suspsy

Today we are looking at Anomalocaris canadensis from the 2020 Takara Tomy A.R.T.S. set called The Great Old Sea. It is one of three figures in the set; the others being the trilobite Olenoides serratus and a coelacanth (which I presume is extant?).

Brachiosaurus (ANIA/Animal Adventure by Takara Tomy)

3.7 (7 votes)

Brachiosaurus marks the fourth prehistoric animal Takara Tomy produced for their Animal Adventure (ANIA) line, following Tyrannosaurus rex, Triceratops, and Stegosaurus. The figure is a decent – if unremarkable – depiction of the long-necked giant, which I think it’s safe to say has eclipsed Apatosaurus/Brontosaurus as the default iconic sauropod.

Dinosaur Colosseum (2019 release by Takara Tomy)

2.5 (40 votes)

Hello, who’s this?

Takara Tomy is a prolific toy manufacturer which has produced a number of dinosaur-related toys in the past. Most of these toys have been released under the ANIA (sometimes “Animal Adventure”) line, but some have received more unique lines of their own. One such line, short-lived as it appears to have been, was the Dinosaur Colosseum, which first released in 2015 as a set of three blind-boxed figurines (almost blind – each box has a unique numbering for identification).

Eternal lost breeds, Extinct animal (Takara Tomy A.R.T.S)

5 (6 votes)

Despite the progress we have made as a species, there is one fact we cannot change: extinction is forever. As a result of our hubris, many spectacular species have been wiped from the face of the earth. Takara have created quite an exquisite set, showing a selection of the species that have been lost of the centuries, each with a stand stating scientific names and year of extinction.

Fukuisaurus (ANIA by Takara Tomy)

4.6 (7 votes)

Today I venture into uncharted waters and review a figure by a company I’ve never covered, or bought products by, before. Although I’ve long been aware of Takara Tomy, they’re a Japanese company, making their offerings somewhat difficult to get in the U.S. Also, since their prehistoric figures mostly cover well known genera, or represent Jurassic World animals, they also just weren’t of much interest to me.

Futabasaurus (Animal Adventure by Takara Tomy)

2.3 (4 votes)
Review and photographs by Takama, edited by Dinotoyblog
Futabasaurus was an elasmosaurid plesiosaur from the Late Cretaceous of Japan. It has become one of the country’s favorite prehistoric animals to create in figure form. Look at almost any Japanese dinosaur toy line and you’re likely to find a Futabasaurus in the mix.

Isla Nublar Decisive Battle Set (ANIA by Takara Tomy)

4.3 (18 votes)

Review and photos by Zim, edited by Suspsy

June 12, 2015 was the day the Jurassic Park series was revived with a new film called Jurassic World. It features a revamped park along with many new species, including Dimorphodon, Mosasaurus, and a new hybrid, along with old favourites like Tyrannosaurus.

Spinosaurus (Animal Adventure/ANIA by Takara Tomy)

2.8 (9 votes)

Review and photos by Charles Peckham, edited by Suspsy

Depictions of Spinosaurus have undergone massive changes since Nizar Ibrahim published his famous 2014 reconstruction. It’s a fairly popular dinosaur and it has many toys available, but almost all of them show a bipedal animal with a half circle-shaped sail on its back.

Stegosaurus (Animal Adventure/ANIA by Takara Tomy)

3.5 (6 votes)
Takara’s figure is a pleasant little rendition of the roofed reptile and a compliment to its fellow dinosaurs from the same line. It’s no surprise that Takara Tomy opted to include the “roofed reptile” as the third prehistoric entry to their Animal Adventure (sometimes branded ANIA) toy line.

Triceratops (Animal Adventure/ANIA by Takara Tomy)

2.5 (4 votes)
Triceratops is one of those dinosaurs too iconic for manufacturers to leave out of any toy line, yet it’s one of the genera that can easily fall victim to old stereotypes. This review covers Takara Tomy’s take on the classic three-horned face, which reflects some of these ups and downs of the dinosaur’s media depictions.

Triceratops (Tomy)

2.5 (2 votes)
Several years ago, while trying to bulk out my collection, I came across this toy Triceratops in a big box of dinosaurs I bought off of eBay. Although it is clearly a Cheaposaur I found it unique enough to hang on to and investigate further. The only markings on this thing say “Made in China” but there is some other lettering that is indecipherable from years of play.

Triceratops horridus (Takara Tomy)

3 (3 votes)
When I saw the Takara Tomy Tyrannosaurus on eBay, I was intrigued – had someone finally made a plastic T. rex that sported ‘protofeathers’? Naturally, I snapped one up and, of course, I received this Triceratops instead. Never mind…it’s still worthy of examination.

Tomy (as the company is known in the West) have produced a series of small figures, approximately Dinotales size, that (like Dinotales) require a little self-assembly, although unlike Dinotales the figures slot into ‘museum plinths’ for display.

Tyrannosaurus rex (Animal Adventure by Takara Tomy)

1.8 (5 votes)
Review and photographs by Takama, edited by Dinotoyblog
Following up on my previous review, now I’ll look at the second Animal Adventure by Takara Tomy toy in my collection: the Tyrannosaurus rex. This dinosaur needs no introduction so let’s just get on with the review!

This model does have some inaccuracies.

Tyrannosaurus rex (Dino Kingdom 2012 by Takara Tomy)

3.7 (3 votes)
Over a year ago now (wait, what? What happened!?!) I reviewed a Dinotales-esque miniature Triceratops model from Tomy (aka Takara Tomy), which I was sent in lieu of the Tyrannosaurus from the same range. Happily, Tomy have released a new set for 2012 – to tie in with the Dino Kingdom expo in Japan – and I’ve actually managed to get hold of the T.

Zhuchengtyrannus magnus (Dino Kingdom 2012 by Takara Tomy)

2.5 (2 votes)
Here’s something unique! Although the animal was described in 2011, Tomy are the only company to have produced a Zhuchengtyrannus magnus figure (so far – I can’t imagine Collecta will leave it alone forever). The Dino Kingdom 2012 expo had a particular focus on Chinese dinosaurs, so it’s only fitting to see this huge tyrannosaur among the tie-in toy lineup.
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