Growing up in the 90’s every dinosaur book I grew up reading liked to compare the Cretaceous dinosaur fauna of North America with that of Asia, highlighting just how similar they were. Both continents had representatives from the same major groups; dromaeosaurs, ornithomimosaurs, ankylosaurs etc. Some genera were remarkably similar, like North America’s Tyrannosaurus and Asia’s Tarbosaurus, and other genera could be found on both continents, like Saurolophus.
Back in 2018, when Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom was released, a curious thing happened. Mattel, with their newly acquired rights to the Jurassic Park franchise began pumping out action figures for the movie’s various starring animals. But one of those animals was decidedly different from it’s on-screen counterpart.
Hello blog readers! This would be my 60th review, and to mark the occasion, I decided to go cute! Well, not me, but the figure I’m reviewing today! When it comes to baby dinosaur toy figures, I’m not typically excited about them. I have nothing against them really, in fact we really need more of them, at least good ones.
Review and photos by Bokisaurus
Ceratopsians, along with the sauropods are my favorite groups of dinosaurs. I’m actually surprised that I don’t have many reviews of these two groups. So, I was excited to hear that PNSO (yes, they have been pumping new figures so fast!) was releasing a new ceratopsian in their larger size figure line.
Safari Ltd has a history of delivering great ceratopsid sculpts almost every year, so much so that it’s kind of an annual tradition and 2019 is no exception. This time, they’ve made one of the better known ones for the general public: Styracosaurus.
AAA is a company that had prominence when many of us were young, way back before we cared about detail or company or accuracy. Instead, just cared about actually having a dinosaur figure. And surprisingly, Styracosaurus was not a dinosaur often made into a figure back then–Monoclonius was a winner among the horned dinosaurs.
Accuracy wise this little fellow is pretty much perfect.
In 1994, the Boston Museum of Science released a line of dinosaur figures produced by the toy company Battat and sculpted by professional paleo-artists. While new figures were released in 1996 and 1998, the project was scrapped in 2002, and the line remained discontinued.
Review and photos by EmperorDinobot, edited by Suspsy
My fellow collectors, the future is now. The long-awaited first wave of ceratopsians from Beasts of the Mesozoic by Creative Beast Studios has arrived. There were some delays due to the unfortunate event that is the current pandemic, but our wait was worth it.
Despite the vast myriad of dinosaurs species turned into models by them, Carnegie only has four ceratopsid species under its belt.
Styracosaurus, the “spiked lizard,” has long been a popular dinosaur. Thanks to its distinctive arrangement of horns, any depiction of it is easily recognizable. Indeed, it sparked the imagination of filmmakers during the earliest days of motion pictures, which has led to numerous film appearances ever since.