Classification: Megalosaur

Review: Afrovenator (CollectA) (New for 2010)

2.7 (19 votes)
Afrovenator – that’s one most people haven’t (and won’t) heard of. It almost makes me surprised that CollectA did one (but I guess if any of the mainstream dinosaur companies were to do one, it would be them).

Afrovenator itself was a megalosaur (or allosaur or spinosaur, does anybody even know?) from mid-jurassic Africa, who was about thirty feet long, and was presumably a pretty nasty fellow.

Review: Eustreptospondylus (Procon CollectA)

1.6 (9 votes)
Review by forumite Foooman666 (edited by Horridus)
The subject of my review today has been previously reviewed here, but the review in question seems to have been removed, so I decided to do a new one myself. The toy I’m going to review is none other than the much loathed CollectA Eustreptospondylus.

Review: Megalosaurus (2021)(CollectA)

4.6 (38 votes)

No one knows when precisely humans first discovered the fossilized remains of dinosaurs. Indigenous North Americans probably came across them in places now called Alberta or South Dakota or Utah. In China, “dragon bones” were recorded as being discovered all the way back during the Western Jin Dynasty between 265 and 316 AD.

Review: Megalosaurus (Invicta)

4.8 (18 votes)
Review and photos by Takama, edited by Suspsy
When I first discovered the Dinosaur Toy Blog back in 2010, I was amazed at the number of different dinosaur toy lines that have been made over the decades which I never heard of until that point. The most noteworthy of these lines were Papo and CollectA.

Review: Megalosaurus (Natural History Museum by Toyway)

2.4 (7 votes)

History:  166 million years ago during the middle Jurassic a predator named Megalosaurus prowled England.  In 1824 it became the first non-avian dinosaur to have a validly named genus.  From there its popularity grew and became a widely known dinosaur celebrity.  It received top billing at Crystal Palace Park where it was one of the three mascot dinosaurs. 

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Review: Megalosaurus (painted version by Invicta)

4.4 (34 votes)

It is a gray winter day in Jurassic England as the great reptile patrols the forest’s edge. The hunter’s stride seems sluggish at a glance – indeed, the weather is unusually cold this year, and most normal reptiles would have succumbed to the dismal temperatures already. The great hunter is no normal reptile, however.

Review: Piatnitzkysaurus (Jurassic World Dino Trackers Danger Pack)

3.4 (27 votes)

We owe a lot of our pop dinosaur knowledge to books such as “The Humongous Book of Dinosaurs” by David Norman (et al.), written in the very late 1980’s and early 90’s, published by various publishers in many formats, like collectible magazines, all which often included a comprehensive list of dinosaurs from a-z, and from all over the world.

Review: Torvosaurus (by Shane Foulkes)

4.2 (5 votes)
Review by 0onarcissisto0 Photos by 0onarcissisto0 and Spike Ekins. Edited by Plesiosauria.
Every collector wants a unique piece that stands out from the rest. A Rembrandt. A Van Gogh. I would argue that all of Shane Foulkes’ work deserves a special place in every dinosaur hobbyist’s shelf, but Shane has truly delivered a masterpiece with his 1/20th scale Torvosaurus

Review: Torvosaurus (Deluxe Prehistoric Collection by CollectA)

4.5 (14 votes)
While Allosaurus has been a long time favorite among Jurassic theropods there has been a growing fan base for the large megalosaurid genus, Torvosaurus. The genus has now become popular enough that whenever wish list discussions about what toy makers should release next come up it’s always mentioned.

Review: Torvosaurus (Paleo-Creatures)

3.5 (4 votes)
Review and photos by Takama, edited by Suspsy
The subject of today’s review is one of Jetoar’s first models. He made this Torvosaurus before I contacted him about making one-of-a-kind models in the past, but only recently has he made it available for sale. The only issue with this model is that it was listed at 1:40 scale, but after he did some rethinking, it turned out to be one of his first 1:35 scale models.

Review: Torvosaurus (PNSO)

4.4 (38 votes)

When it comes to large predatory theropods, it’s hard to figure out what exactly makes some genus/species popular while others not so. It’s not just the size or the active predatory lifestyle that propel certain species into stardom, in fact there are many equally large and fearsome theropods that despite seemingly having all the star quality, somehow languish in obscurity.Take the subject of our review today, Torvosaurus, a large apex theropod predator that despite having it all, even a catchy and easy to remember name, still ranks as one of those “obscure” names, failed to garner fame outside of the paleo world.

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