Classification: Ceratopsian

3D Dinosaur Pictorial Book (The Access)

3.6 (40 votes)

Japan has a prolific industry for collectibles and merchandise, although it is a fairly insular market that western collectors might find tricky to break into. There are always new surprises to uncover from riches of new releases each year. One such item which caught my attention in 2022 was a set of minifigures produced by The Access, a company dedicated to planning, manufacturing, and wholesaling a variety of in-house products for multiple age ranges.

Achelousaurus (Antediluvia Collection)

4.3 (3 votes)
Yes, another Achelousaurus and yes, that’s a nickel its standing on.  Let me introduce the second member of the Antedeluvia collection to be reviewed here on the blog, David Krentz’s rendition of Achelousaurus.  If you would like more information on this particular ceratopsian dinosaur simply scroll down a bit and read the first paragraph of my review for CollecA’s version of it.

Achelousaurus (CollectA)

2.9 (13 votes)
Achelousaurus was a ceratopsian that lived during the Campanian stage of the late Cretacious period.  It is named after the Greek river deity, Achelous who, according to myth, had his horn broken off during a fight with the famous Greek hero, Hercules.  The skull of Achelousaurus has a low, flat boss (or lumpy mass of bone) on its snout that looks like the animal has had its horn broken off.  

Anchiceratops (Dinotales Series 7 by Kaiyodo)

4.4 (5 votes)
Anchiceratops was a large ceratopsian that lived during the late Cretaceous in what is now Canada. Like its relative, Chasmosaurus, Anchicratops is characterized by possessing a large frill complete with two large openings called finestre to prevent the skull from being too heavy.

When if comes to scientific accuracy, Kaiyodo did a lovely job with this tiny model.

Anchiceratops (Kaiyodo Dinoland Natural History)

4.1 (7 votes)

Review and photos by Bokisaurus

Part 4 of Kaiyodo Dinoland Natural History review series

Anchiceratops is one of those dinosaurs that seems to have been forgotten in today’s popular culture. Despite being large and having a unique frill, you don’t really hear much about it, let alone see it in documentaries about dinosaurs, or even a short cameo in movies.

Armadon (Primal Rage by Playmates)

2.3 (56 votes)

Review and photographs by Funk, edited by Suspsy

The 1994 Atari fighting game Primal Rage featured a roster of stop-motion animated dinosaurs and giant apes that battled it out on a post-apocalyptic Earth (or “Urth”), which seems like an irresistible concept for a toyline, with Playmates jumping to the task in 1996, possibly to coincide with the sequel of the game which never materialised (toys based on characters from the sequel were also produced).

Bendable Dinosaur Playset (Dorda)

1.9 (8 votes)

Review and photos by Emperor Dinobot, edited by Suspsy

Hello everyone! Welcome to yet another EmperorDinobot(TM) dinosaur review! Today we are going to give a look at these quirky bendable dinosaurs from Dorda! Made in 1987 (I think I would have to lift up their skirts to make sure it was ’87 or ’88), these dinosaurs look a wee bit like the Playskool Definitely Dinosaur figures from the late 80s, but definitely have their own aesthetic and gimmick in order to keep kids and strange adult dinosaur toy collectors entertained for hours!

Centrosaurus (Jennie) (Prehistoric Animal Models by PNSO)

4.3 (31 votes)

Since getting into this hobby over a decade ago I’ve been patiently waiting for a model of one of my favorite ceratopsians, Centrosaurus. It has been a long wait, one that with every passing year has ended in disappointment. Look, I get it, Centrosaurus seems kind of boring compared to the likes of Styracosaurus, Triceratops, Kosmoceratops or the myriad other ceratopsians with their impressive headgear.

Centrosaurus apertus (Beasts of the Mesozoic)

4.9 (43 votes)

Over the years, despite having a large amount of fossil material behind it, Centrosaurus has very little in terms of figures that aren’t named Monoclonius. Fortunately, recent times have brought this near forgotten species to the forefront. Beasts of the Mesozoic leads this by creating three, two juveniles and an adult.

Centrosaurus apertus (juvenile) (Beasts of the Mesozoic Ceratopsian series)

4.9 (41 votes)

The release of the ceratopsian line by David Silva meant a chance to get animals that are rarely made by toy companies, at least under modern names and details. I was pleased with the number of rare or even unique species, most of all Centrosaurus, which I ended up getting from the kickstarter.

Ceratopsian Collection (Capsule Q Museum by Kaiyodo)

5 (4 votes)
The last several years have laid witness to the discovery of an ever more bizarre catalog of those charismatic and intriguing dinosaurs known as the ceratopsians. With outlandish head gear and eccentric names like Diabloceratops, Mojoceratops, Kosmoceratops and Medusaceratops it’s no wonder this group of dinosaurs is among the most popular.

Ceratopsian Dinosaur/Serendipaceratops (Lost Kingdoms Series B by Yowie)

3.5 (4 votes)

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.

Chasmosaurus ( Kaiyodo Natural History Collection)

4.8 (6 votes)

Review and photos by Bokisaurus

Part 1 of Kaiyodo Dinoland Natural History review series

Greetings dinofans and welcome to another review! I promise its not another Spinosaur review this time! Haha.

Kaiyodo is perhaps more well known for their small size set of prehistoric figures, such as the Dinotales and Chocholasaurus.Many years ago, Kaiyodo released a collection of large, hollow vinyl figure called Dinoland Collection of Natural History Series.

Chasmosaurus (Age of the Dinosaurs by PNSO)

4.3 (14 votes)

Chasmosaurus is by no means the largest ceratopsian, reaching only around 4.8 metres in length and 2.2 tons in mass. Nor does it boast a particularly intimidating or bizarre array of horns like its fellow Canadians Regaliceratops, Styracosaurus, and Triceratops. Nevertheless, it was one of the most successful ceratopsians of its time, and one of the very best known thanks to multiple fossil specimens.

Chasmosaurus (CollectA)

2.7 (9 votes)
Chasmosaurus is a fairly well known ceratopsian that lived in Canada during the Campanian era of the Late Cretacious.  It’s characterized by a distinctly tall and wide frill accompanied by three horns on its face.  At least three individual species of this dinosaur are known due to variation amongst frills and horns on various skulls. 
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