Classification: Plesiosaur

Review: Attenborosaurus (CollectA)

4 (14 votes)
Unfamiliar British taxa are the order of the day for UK-based company CollectA, and we can now add the relatively obscure plesiosaur Attenborosaurus to their list. Attenborosaurus is one of two plesiosaurs released by CollectA in 2011 (the other one being the Rhomaleosaurus, again, another relatively obscure British genus).

Review: Carnivorous Dinos (Toob by Safari Ltd.)

2.9 (27 votes)
When it comes to tubes of miniatures, or “toobs,” Safari Ltd. remains the undisputed ruler. That said, they haven’t released any new toobs in years, and many of their prehistoric-themed ones are really showing their age. Today we’ll be examining one such example, Carnivorous Dinos, consisting of twelve miniatures representing a veritable Who’s Who of Mesozoic (and one Paleozoic) Meanies.

Review: Dino Trackers Minis (Jurassic World by Mattel)

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4 (22 votes)

Review and photos by Faelrin, edited by Suspsy

Being a heavy collector of the Mattel Jurassic World line, it’s not often I give attention to their fantastic line of minis despite having collected a good portion of them ever since the line’s launch in 2018. In fact, this is probably my first review of these particular types of figures.

Review: Dinosaur Habitats with Dimetrodon, Elasmosaurus, and Tyrannosaurus (Playland Books)

2.5 (4 votes)

Review and photos by Charles Peckham, edited by Suspsy

Dinosaur Habitats is described as a book, but it’s not bound with pages in the traditional sense. Rather, it stretches out like an accordion to reveal three pop-up displays that each include a paragraph talking about the geological period and area they represent.

Review: Dinosaurs III (Authentics Habitat Collection by Safari ltd.)

3.9 (13 votes)

The final set of Safari’s first forays into dinosaur miniatures features a charming blend of aesthetics, and also serves in retrospect as a tribute to a dawning hobby and its burgeoning artists.

In 1994, Battat was commissioned by the Boston Museum to produce what would become one of the most praised toy lines in dinosaur collecting.

Review: Dinosaurs: Prehistoric Museum Collection, Series 2 (Larami Corp)

2.7 (13 votes)

Larami’s Museum set is looking pretty dated now, but it’s a charming playset all the same and one of the more memorable imitators out there.

It’s said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery; by that metric the dinosaur toy industry has been incredibly generous towards the leading toy brands.

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Review: Dolichorhynchops (CollectA)

4.1 (17 votes)
Swift, maneuverable, and equipped with narrow jaws full of sharp teeth, Dolichorhynchops was a pitiless predator of Cretaceous fish. But size counted for a lot back then, and this short-necked plesiosaur would have been a delicious dinner for large sharks and even larger mosasaurs. Indeed, one mosasaur specimen discovered in 1918 had the remains of a Dolichorhynchops in its stomach!

Review: Elasmosaurus (Carnegie Collection by Safari Ltd.)

4.4 (12 votes)
Measuring nearly 50’ in length with a extraordinarily long neck the genus Elasmosaurus is surely one of the most charismatic and awe inspiring members of the plesiosaur order and even more popular than Plesiosaurus itself. It’s no wonder since Elasmosaurus was one of the largest members of the group and has been featured in numerous books, artwork, and other pop culture depictions.

Review: Elasmosaurus (Chap Mei)

2.5 (10 votes)

The Chap Mei Elasmosaurus no doubt has to be the antithesis of what the real Elasmosaurus looked like. While the actual animal would have no doubt been smooth and elegant the action figure we’re reviewing today is none of those things. With its ragged teeth, twisted and misshapen head, and body covered in wrinkles and bumps this toy is an Elasmosaurus in name only.

Review: Elasmosaurus (CollectA)

5 (20 votes)

Elasmosaurus is a genus of long neck plesiosaur from the Late Cretaceous and lived in what is known today as North America in one of the most famous ancient sea, the Western Interior Seaway.It rivals Plesiosaurus itself in both fame and name recognition, as well as being one of the most produced marine reptiles in toy form.

Review: Elasmosaurus (Dinotales Series 7, by Kaiyodo)

4.8 (6 votes)
Review by DinoLord and Plesiosauria
Elasmosaurus was a plesiosaur that lived in the great inland sea of what is now North America during the Late Cretaceous Period. It is one of the most popular plesiosaurs, second possibly to Plesiosaurus itself, but it is also one of the most poorly known of the elasmosaurids.

Review: Elasmosaurus (Geoworld)

2.9 (7 votes)

A year or so ago, Geoworld was preparing to bring out their fourth series, split into a line of six marine reptiles and six ancient crocs/croc-like animal. Then, it all went silent, as the company almost went bust. It was bought out however, and the first half of this fourth expedition began to see sales online.

Review: Elasmosaurus (Horizon)

4 (2 votes)
Photos and Review by Boki
What I have here is the resin version of the Horizon Elasmosaurus model kit. The resin versions were produced to be used by vendors as display samples of the vinyl kit and not mass produced. Its limited production and sales should make it one of the rarer and highly sought Horizon models around.

Review: Elasmosaurus (Jurassic World: Gigantic Trackers by Mattel)

4.3 (33 votes)

One of the biggest and admittedly funniest fiascos in paleontological history involved the legendary American paleontologist Edward Drinker Cope and the famous plesiosaur Elasmosaurus platyurus. The latter’s fossil remains were first discovered in 1867 in the Pierre Shale Formation of Kansas and formally described by Cope in 1869.

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