Carnivorous Dinos (Toob by Safari Ltd.)
Dinosaur Habitats with Dimetrodon, Elasmosaurus, and Tyrannosaurus (Playland Books)
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.
Dinosaurs III (Authentics Habitat Collection by Safari ltd.)
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.
Dinosaurs: Prehistoric Museum Collection, Series 2 (Larami Corp)
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.
Elasmosaurus (Carnegie Collection by Safari Ltd.)
Elasmosaurus (Chap Mei)
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.
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.
Elasmosaurus (Dinotales Series 7, by Kaiyodo)
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.
Elasmosaurus (DinoWaurs Survival)
Once again, I am going back into the world of dinosaur trading figures, this time in the form of DinoWaurs survival. One thing I like is the diversity in this line, despite it being only 36 animals in total. Not just dinosaurs, but pterosaurs and marine reptiles, such as today’s subject: Elasmosaurus.
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.
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.
Elasmosaurus (Stuttgart NHM, Bullyland)
Elasmosaurus was a magnificent and charismatic marine reptile that had an incredible neck. This sea dragon reached an estimated length of 43 feet (13 meter). The head and neck comprised half of its length. It might not have been the most powerful animal in prehistoric seas but it is one of the more elegant and recognizable plesiosaurs.
Elasmosaurus (Tsukuda Hobby Collection)
Having previously reviewed the Tsukuda Hobby Styracosaurus and Tyrannosaurus rex, I figured it is time to conclude the trilogy and add one more figure to the list, at least for now. This time we will take a dive into the prehistoric ocean and take a look at good old Elasmosaurus!