A lot of fossil species are erected by the slimmest of evidence, be it a toe bone, vertebrae or something else. This can make it very hard to discern where they fit into the scheme of life. This review’s subject, Serendipaceratops, is such an example, known only from a single leg bone, the ulna specifically.
Classification: Ceratopsian (basal)
Dinosaurs II (Authentics Habitat Collection by Safari ltd.)
This fine set of little Battat precursors from Gregory Wenzel has aged impressively well, and any collector who’s found a chance to own the set should find these a delight.
Back in the 1990s, Safari ltd. was still a bold newcomer on the collectibles stage; with their success on the Carnegie Collection line, the company began exploring additional means to grow their brand.
Discovery Kids Smart Animals Cretaceous Pack (Jakks)
Nearly two years ago (tempus fugit!), I posted a review on the Discovery Kids smart animal four set and mentioned there were other sets released along with the four pack. Today, we look at the Cretaceous two pack, containing two species from the Late Cretaceous, the famed Tyrannosaurus rex and the ceratopsian Protoceratops.
Feathered Dinos Tube (Safari Ltd)
CollectA’s lineup of prehistoric figures for 2012 shows a company on the cusp of greatness. Having listened to the criticism of the collectors themselves, the company has upped the quality and indeed accuracy of their mass produced figurines. While this cannot be said for this year’s entire crop (*cough, cough* T.
Leptoceratops (Definitely Dinosaurs by Playskool)
Review and photographs by dinoguy2, edited by Suspsy.
Playskool released several series of individually carded dinosaurs between 1988 and 2000. These were very similar to the small vinyl toys released as Wendy’s kids meal promotions in 1988 and 1989, though the Wendy’s dinosaurs generally had different color schemes and didn’t include some of the carded species.
If you’re a member of this community, then you know that dinosaurs are wonderful creatures that came in all shapes and sizes. However, the ones that get the most attention are usually those that are big, mean, or both big and mean.
Leptoceratops (Wild Safari by Safari Ltd)
Liaoceratops (Age of the Dinosaurs by PNSO)
When we think of ceratopsians, we usually envision famous genera such as spiky Styracosaurus, burly Pachyrhinosaurus, or, of course, the numero uno itself, Triceratops. But one of the most important ceratopsians of them all is the humble Liaoceratops. Hailing from the Liaoning Province of China and growing to no bigger than an average dog, it is the most basal known member of its family, and thus offers us a unique glimpse into how later animals like Triceratops evolved in the first place.
Microceratops (Johan Scherft)
It’s been a while since I promised you another review of a papercraft model, but here it is, Johan Scherft’s interpretation of Microceratops. Now, if you wonder why this name isn’t italicised here or why Google redirects you to a species of parasitic wasp rather than to a ceratopsian dinosaur the explanation is, that Microceratops is in fact an insect species and because of this, the few small parts of a ceratopsian dinosaur fossil found in Mongolia and decribed 1953 by Bohlin were renamed Microceratus by Mateus in 2008.
Prehistoric Animals (Panini, review part 1)
Panini’s Prehistoric Animals sticker album has been published in several editions over the decades going back to the 1970s.
Protoceratops “Bix” (Dinotopia by Accent International)
Review and photos by Loon, edited by Suspsy
Released in 1992, James Gurney’s book Dinotopia follows the shipwrecked scientist Arthur Denison and his son Will as they journey through the titular island, where dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals escaped extinction and coexist with humanity. This book was extremely popular during the 1990s, garnering sequels, prequels, all sorts of merchandise, a computer game, and at one point, was going to be adapted into a Hollywood movie by Sony. That didn’t pan out, but Disney did end up producing a TV miniseries in 2002.
Protoceratops (“Ersthornsaurier”) (Margarinefiguren by Wagner)
Five or so years ago I introduced to you a line of so called „Margarinefiguren“ (meaning margarine figures) which had been produced by or for a German food company named „Wagner“ 60 or so years ago. The company added them to their food packages as little collectibles for kids as a buying incentive for their parents.
Protoceratops (Carnage Dinosaurs by ReSaurus/Toysmith)
Greetings! Emperor Dinobot here with another review! The Carnage Protoceratops is another welcome addition to the ReSaurus line of dinosaurs. However, it is definitely not in scale with Triceratops or Styracosaurus!
This is because the Protoceratops uses the same exact body as the Triceratops and Styracosaurus, but it comes with a different head, and it is painted mostly olive green and black.