Category: theropod

Allosaurus (Happinet)

Of all the theropods of the Jurassic period, the most well known is the Allosaurus, and for good reason. Measuring 9.7m long, there were few other predators that stood a chance, with the exception of Saurophaganax. This got it starring roles in a lot of dino media, being the original big dino predator. As a …

Allosaurus (Jurassic World Basher and Biters by, Hasbro)

Available from Amazon.com here and Amazon.co.uk here. Big Al had a lot of early success in films starring in the lead role of predatory dinosaur.  It first appeared in celluloid for the 1925 film, The Lost World.  That Allosaurus was based on the artwork of Charles R. Knight, and had an epic battle with Brontosaurus.  Years later, …

Allosaurus (Kaiyodo Dinotales 1:20 Collection)

A couple years back I put together a poll on the Dinosaur Toy Forum with the goal of compiling a top ten list of the best Allosaurus toys ever produced. It was no small task, up until the 1990’s the Allosaurus only played second fiddle to Tyrannosaurus in the popularity contest. Since then other theropods …

Allosaurus (Kid Galaxy/Lontic by Happy Kin)

Although this DK-inspired poseable figure is alright as a generic theropod toy, it’s a pretty weak depiction of the iconic genus it’s meant to represent.

Allosaurus (Marx)

Originally released in 1955 as part of Marx’s Medium Mold Group, PL-750, today we’re looking at the Marx Allosaurus. This group of toys included the Allosaurus, Ankylosaurus, Hadrosaurus, Pteranodon, Stegosaurus, and Trachodon and was Marx’s second set of dinosaur toys. In 1959 the Marx Allosaurus would be re-released as part of their Revised Mold Group. …

Allosaurus (Mesozoo)

Review and photographs by Stolpergeist, edited by Suspsy As of this writing, there are currently three species of Allosaurus recognized: A. fragilis, A. jimmadseni, and A. europaeus. The former two American species are mostly represented in toy form, with almost every one of them being A. fragilis and three of the ones from Schleich being A. jimmadseni, as they are based on the …

Allosaurus (Mojö Fun)

Review and photos by Carnosaur, edited by Plesiosauria Allosaurus, meaning “different lizard”, is my personal favorite theropod. Is a large predatory dinosaur from the late Jurassic Period of North America and Portugal, with related forms found nearly worldwide. Although most estimates place Allosaurus at roughly 30 feet long, there are fragmentary examples that suggest lengths …

Allosaurus (Nature World by Boley)

Review and photos by Bryan Divers, edited by Suspsy Allosaurus became my favourite dinosaur after I saw it in the Natural History Museum and the BBC’s Allosaurus: A Walking with Dinosaurs Special. Yes, I have been in love with it ever since. Allosaurus is often pictured alongside Tyrannosaurus rex in pop culture, almost as a …

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 (Papo) (new for 2008)

EDIT – October 2008- The Papo Allosaurus is now available here. And full review of this figure is featured here The latest in Papo’s line of detailed prehistoric creature figures was unveiled today in their 2008 Catalogue. The new addition is a super-cool Allosaurus and it is remarkable for plenty of reasons. The new Allosaurus …

Allosaurus (Papo) (Review)

Available on Amazon here. Back in January 2008, the Dinosaur Toy Blog announced the unveiling of Papo’s latest addition to their dinosaur line (here). Well, it’s finally for sale so I’ve had the opportunity to review the figure in more detail and provide some detailed photographs. Long story short – the figure is amazing – …

Allosaurus (Pencil Sharpener by Unknown Company)

Dinosaur products extend far beyond the familiar realms of CollectA, Papo, Safari, and other such companies. From clothing to cereals to shower heads, there’s not much our prehistoric pals can’t sell. Today I’ll be reviewing an Allosaurus that keeps my pencils nice and sharp. I’ve had this sharpener since I was a small child, but …

Allosaurus (PNSO)

Review and photos by Zim, edited by Suspsy Allosaurus (meaning “different lizard”) is probably the most well known large predator of the Late Jurassic period some 155-145 million years ago, similar to how Tyrannosaurus was in the Late Cretaceous period. It reaches sizes of 8 to 9.6 metres long, but could possibly reach up to …

Allosaurus (Prehistoric Scenes by Aurora)

Prehistoric Scenes is a line of model kits made by a company called Aurora between 1971 and 1975. Rather than having to use glue, one needed only to snap the many pieces together. Moreover, these massive models boasted quite a good bit of articulation. They have been reissued by Monogram and Revell many times over …

Allosaurus (Protocasts)

I guess there`s not much to say about the “Lion of the Jurassic” that hasn`t been covered in one or more of the three dozen reviews to this species before, so let´s get straight to the figure. “Protocasts” is the brand name of our forum member Kayakasaurus, under which he releases figures since 2016. All …