What is the creature flying in the sky? Is it some sort of bird? No, it is the prehistoric flying reptile Pteranodon, soaring the Late Cretaceous skies of what are now the American states of Kansas, Alabama, Nebraska, Wyoming, and South Dakota.
It’s rare for me to audibly gasp from surprise, but that was exactly how I reacted in 2019 when I rounded the corner to the Chicago Field Museum’s “Evolving Planet” exhibit, and came face-to-face with the colossus now standing guard outside the exhibit entrance. When preparation began for installing Maximo the Patagotitan in the Field’s main hall, while Sue the T.
Stegosaurus has always remained one of my favorite dinosaurs and an old time favorite after the mighty Tyrannosaurus rex, Triceratops, and Velociraptor among others. The figure that I will be reviewing today is the final one from the first polybag of dinosaurs from Wild Republic, all dating back from the year 2004.
60 fearsome teeth, each the size of a banana lining the jaws; two tiny fingers on each arm; a big head; and a long tail to balance the body? What dinosaur species is this? Every dinosaur fan will be able to answer this question: of course, it is the almighty Tyrannosaurus rex, everyone’s favourite dinosaur!
This solidly-built stuffed toy represents The Field Museum’s star dinosaur attraction at its latest, biggest and best.
The ubiquitous dinosaur Tyrannosaurus rex has seen many incarnations and reconstructions in the two centuries since its discovery by human scientists – and plenty of merchandise has been produced to match.
Sue, the Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton, which is on display at the Field Museum in Chicago, is the largest and most complete specimen in the world. Discovered in 1990, she (or he) was named for Susan Hendrickson, the woman who found the specimen.
This is a review of my most prized possession, the original woolly mammoth Cuddlekin by Wild Republic, released back in 2007. It is not the same as the more recent versions that have already been reviewed, which come in 40-inch, 12-inch, and 8-inch sizes.
Review and photos by Skinny Davenport, edited by Suspsy
An updated version of the appealing Wild Republic Woolly Mammoth (and my favorite stuffed animal) is finally here! I like to call this mammoth “Ellie,” due to her girlish expression and appearance (this was also the name I gave to my first one).
Review and images by Bryan Divers, edited by Suspsy
Another great woolly mammoth toy from Wild Republic! This product has gone through several overhauls since its original introduction in 2007: the fabric color was darkened in 2008 and the fabric itself was changed completely in 2012 from a stiffer, white cotton-backed fabric to a more flexible fabric with matching brown backing.
Meet Ellie, the favourite of favourites in my whole dinosaur collection! I was so inspired by her that I even draw a cartoon called “Skinny and Ellie,” featuring a caricature of her. Ellie is a Wild Republic woolly mammoth, also known as a Cuddlekin.
Review and images by PhilSauria, edited by Suspsy
Wild Republic, the makers of this mammoth figure, appear to be a US-based company established since 1979 and producing primarily plush toys and plastic realisations of extant animals. They also market a couple of dinosaur sets comprising the usual suspects and sold in polybags.