Classification: Nodosaur

Borealopelta (CollectA)

5 (12 votes)

Before we sink our teeth into a toy that is based upon one of the most exciting fossil discoveries ever made, I have a few thanks to give out.  First I would like to thank CollectA for supplying this sample and its continuing support to the writers at the Dinosaur Toy Blog.  I also would like to thank Suspsy, who has made this review possible.

Borealopelta (PNSO)

5 (20 votes)

There are quite a number of fossils that stun the layman aswell as the professionell for their quality of preservation. Finds enclosed in Burmese amber, Chinese or German limestone come to mind, revealing large numbers of numerous species in outstanding quality. In common they have, that most of the species preserved are comparably small….

Dinosaur Advent Calendar 2020 (Schleich)

3.2 (5 votes)

Well, the holiday season is nearly upon us. No matter what this time means to you and what holiday you celebrate, it is a time to spread joy. This year certainly seems to need some, with everything that happened. It is now the time when many will choose a calendar to count down the days til the 25th.

Dinosaur Excavation no. 7 (Capsule MiniQ Museum by Kaiyodo)

4.5 (13 votes)

This set of reissued figurines offers an updated, good-quality variety of animals for collectors who might have missed earlier releases.

Kaiyodo’s miniature dinosaur lines might be among the very best in the market, even with more and more high-end companies entering the scene in recent years. It’s a shame that acquiring Kaiyodo’s figurines hasn’t gotten any easier for collectors outside of Japan – especially in the wake of the 2020 pandemic, and the ensuing shipping bottlenecks which have only made imported goods all the more expensive.

Edmontonia (Battat)

4.9 (7 votes)
Review and Photos by forum member Pangolinmoth
From the Battat line of dinosaur figures, better known as the bane of our bank accounts and the envy of our peers, comes the charming Edmontonia rugosidens. Edmontonia was a nodosaur from the late cretaceous, and quite the tank at that. Boasting massive shoulder armaments and a solid mass of armor down its back they were not to be trifled with by hungry theropods.

Edmontonia (Replica-Saurus by Schleich)

4 (12 votes)
The burly, heavily armored, herbivorous nodosaur Edmontonia inhabited North America during the Late Cretaceous period some 70 million years ago. The name simply means “from Edmonton”, as the type specimen was discovered in the Horseshoe Canyon Formation near the city of Edmonton in Alberta, Canada by George Paterson in 1924.

Edmontonia (Tyco)

4.8 (4 votes)
Edmontonia is a popular genus of nodosaurid that has been produced by toy companies many times over the years. CollectA, Schleich, and Battat have all taken a crack at the beast with fairly good results. Edmontonia is a very well-known genus with articulated specimens first discovered in 1915! With animals this well preserved there is little excuse for idle speculation and poor research.

Gastonia (Schleich)

3.9 (54 votes)

Before we begin the review, I would like to extend my gratitude towards Happy Hen Toys for sending this figure along as a review sample. Happy Hen Toys is a U.S. distributor of figures by Safari, Papo, CollectA, Schleich, and other similar companies. In the case of CollectA they’re often the only place that sells their products at a reasonable price within the United States.

Hylaeosaurus (Deluxe by CollectA)

1.6 (8 votes)
The English ankylosaurian Hylaeosaurus was one of the very first dinosaurs to be described, in 1832 by the great Gideon Mantell. And along with Iguanodon and Megalosaurus, it enabled Sir Richard Owen to describe the family we all know and love as Dinosauria. That said, Hylaeosaurus remains one of the most poorly known dinosaurs due to very scant fossil remains.

Hylaeosaurus (Protocasts)

2.8 (5 votes)
Review and photos by Takama, edited by Suspsy
When it comes to the history of the study of dinosaurs, one must remember three species as the most important for establishing what we know about the animals to this day. Those three species are Megalosaurus, Iguanodon, and Hylaeosaurus. Of these animals, Megalosaurus and Iguanodon have received the most attention from toy companies, while Hylaeosaurus is often overlooked.

Mini Figures Collection (Battat)

4.7 (6 votes)
Review and photos by Bokisaurus, edited by Suspsy
The Battat line of 1:40 scale dinosaurs is so famous that it needs little introduction. Rightly so, as these figures are some of the best representation of dinosaurs in toy form. In fact, even after 20+ years, the line is still is considered one of the best.
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