Category: theropod

Yangchuanosaurus (Jurassic World: Dominion, Massive Action by Mattel)

Yangchuanosaurus is a genus of metriacanthosaurid that lived during the middle and late Jurassic in China. In appearance it would have looked very much like Allosaurus. Yangchaunosaurus shows up in the collectable market periodically and several figures represent the species, including the Safari Dinosaurs of China figure and a recent model by PNSO. It’s a …

Yangchuanosaurus and Chungkingosaurus Diorama (PNSO Scientific Art Models)

Review and photos by Bokisaurus An air of nervousness engulfs the once serine scene at the forest edge. Herds of herbivores that just minutes ago were busy playing, eating, and calling to each other now stood silently still, on high alert. Their sudden change in behavior is warranted. Although still unseen, a predator is on …

Yi qi (Age of the Dinosaurs by PNSO)

We’re all well aware that dinosaurs came, and still do come, in all manner of odd forms. But even the famous therizinosaurs, with their huge claws, bulgy bellies, and small heads, might well have considered tiny little Yi qi to be the oddest one of all. Yi, which boasts the shortest name of any dinosaur, …

Young Tyrannosaurus Aaron (PNSO)

When it comes to Tyrannosaurus rex, the first image that comes to mind is that of a snarling, blood-thirsty animal. As famous as it is, unfortunately in pop culture films and images, it is often depicted as a villain, a killer that is always on a rampage killing any helpless animal on its way.  So, …

Young Tyrannosaurus rex (Jurassic Park by Kenner)

Following yesterday’s look at the queen of the Jurassic Park toyline, here we present the pretender to the throne. This ‘young’ Tyrannosaurus rex (also known by the cutesy if nonsensical name of ‘Junior’) is about half the size of its big red sister, but is no less mean-looking for its diminutive stature. In fact, so …

Yutyrannus (PNSO)

Feathered dinosaurs are truly awesome and I adore them all, whether they’re from somewhere in the Mesozoic or still alive in the present, probing for earthworms on my lawn, swimming in the pond at the park, flying high in the sky, and so on. And certain of these extant dinosaurs are, of course, quite yummy …

Yutyrannus (REBOR)

Review and photos by Predasaurskillekor, edited by Suspsy This is my very first review for the Dinosaur Toy Blog and I have chosen this model. The 2014 1/35 scale Yutyrannus huali is the first model created by the UK brand called REBOR. It is a very good and realistic model, and unfortunately, there are not …

Yutyrannus (Wild Safari by Safari Ltd.)

Review and photographs by Tallin, edited by Plesiosauria. Approximately 125 million years ago, Northern China had a similar temperature to today – it was cold – at least by Mesozoic standards. Indeed, the Yixian Formation of China shows that the climate of this part of early Cretaceous China would have had an average temperature of …

Z-Cardz Dinosaurs Series 1 (California Creations)

A relic of toy trends from the 2000s, these cheap assembled models make for a decent little novelty item, as long as you’re delicate with them.

Z-Cardz Dinosaurs Series 2 (California Creations)

The second set of dinosaurs in the Z-Cardz line reveals some surprising and questionable choices going on in the lineup for these little collectibles.

Z-Cardz Prehistoric Series 1 (California Creations)

The models in this set are a nice set of famous or classic prehistoric genera, but they definitely leave a lot to be desired as interesting renditions of said animals.

Z-Cardz Prehistoric Series 2 (California Creations)

Despite only featuring dinosaurs, this set still offers an interesting variety of genera; but how well do the designs hold up?

Zhenyuanlong (Beasts of the Mesozoic: Raptor Series by Creative Beast Studio)

Review and photos by EmperorDinobot, edited by Suspsy Dinosaur figure collectors! The future is now thanks to science! The super articulated, somehow scientifically accurate dinosaur figures are now a reality! Super articulated dinosaur figures have existed in the past, such as the Carnage figures by ReSaurus that are so dear to me, but that was …

Zhuchengtyrannus (PNSO)

Approximately 73 million years ago, Shendong Province of China was a land of rich floodplains that abounded in dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes. These included the ankylosaur Sinankylosaurus, the titanosaur Zhuchengtitan, the diminutive leptoceratopsids Ischiceratops and Zhuchengceratops, and the larger ceratopsid Sinoceratops with its royal frill. Also present was the prodigious Shantungosaurus, hugest of …

Zhuchengtyrannus magnus (Dino Kingdom 2012 by Takara Tomy)

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 …