Classification: Theropod (basal)

Review: Carnivorous Dinos (Toob by Safari Ltd.)

2.8 (25 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: Coelophysis (DINO by Lego)

3.4 (8 votes)
“Hello there, fellow dinosaur lovers! My name is Dr. Bella Bricking and I am the curator of paleontology at the Bricksburg Museum of Natural History. And this is my assistant and friend, ace tracker and wrangler Beth Buildit. It’s so nice to meet all of you!”
“Hey there.”

“Today we shall be embarking on an exciting and educational journey through the amazing world of Lego dinosaurs.

Review: Coelophysis (Dinotales Series 5 by Kaiyodo)

4.3 (10 votes)
Review and photographs by Federreptil, edited by Suspsy

This dinosaur is one of my absolute favorites in the collection. The Coelophysis by Kaiyodo is special in several ways. First, there are only a few figures from the Triassic–the dawn of the dinosaurs. Second, there are also only a few models of small dinosaurs in a scale that matches the large models, nearly 1:30.

Review: Coelophysis (Jurassic Hunters by Geoworld)

3 (7 votes)
Review and photos by Nathan ‘Takama’ Morris, edited by amargasaurus cazaui and Suspsy
Well, ladies and gentlemen, it’s about time we got to reviewing more of the wide selection of Geoworld’s Jurassic Hunters prehistoric animals, and what better way to start this trend off than with a creature that hails from the Triassic?

Review: Coelophysis (Jurassic Park by Kenner)

3.4 (12 votes)
Anyone that has read up on their dinosaurs knows who Coelophysis was. This small, lithe theropod is one of the oldest dinosaurs to have been described. Their massive late Triassic bone beds are among the most famous fossil sites in North America and the genera holds a special place in my heart as one of the only dinosaurs known to have lived in my home state of New York.

Review: Coelophysis (MIXVS MINIMAX)

3.5 (4 votes)

Time has come to introduce you to another gorgeous (and gory) model by our forum member MIXVS MINIMAX, the all time favorite Triassic theropod Coelophysis. As with all of the models in this line, the figures are scaled to 1:72, rendering this comparably small dinosaur a tiny gem that could fit onto a stamp.

Review: Coelophysis (Wild Safari by Safari Ltd.)

4.8 (32 votes)
Review and photos by Patrick ‘Patrx’ Bate
Available from Amazon.com here
Quick! Name a Triassic dinosaur. Odds are you thought of Coelophysis, or perhaps you intentionally named a different one just to be clever, but Coelophysis may yet be the most famous of the lot.

Review: Coelurus (Jurassic World, Dino-Rivals by Mattel)

3.8 (16 votes)

Described by O. C. Marsh in 1879, Ceolurus is known only from a single skeleton found within the Morrison formation. This benign little theropod dates back to the late Jurassic where it rubbed shoulders with the likes of Allosaurus, Stegososaurus, and Brachiosaurus.

Review: Dilophosaurus (2020)(Wild Safari by Safari Ltd.)

3.1 (20 votes)

Sometimes there’s no avoiding bad timing. Since paleontology is an ever-shifting field of scientific understanding, any artistic or commercial renditions of prehistoric life risk becoming obsolete at the drop of a new find. Such was the case for Safari Ltd., who announced the release of a new Dilophosaurus model for 2020 to replace the previous Wild Safari version – only for a brand-new paper to drop later that same year, providing a new, thorough analysis of all known Dilophosaurus fossils and providing new insight into the Early Jurassic predator’s life appearance.

Review: Dilophosaurus (Boston Museum of Science Collection by Battat)

3.8 (9 votes)
Before I begin my review of this figure, I would like to confess something. I’m a bit terrified writing this. It took me a fair bit of effort to work up the gumption to write for this blog to begin with, but now I’m trying to tackle a dinosaur toy heavyweight… one of the legendary Battat figures.

Review: Dilophosaurus (CollectA)

1.3 (14 votes)
Review and photos by Nathan Morris (‘Takama’)
It’s a well-known fact that CollectA’s prehistoric animal figures vary in quality. Some of them are good and incorporate current palaeontological knowledge, while others are poorly sculpted and sacrifice accuracy. The subject of today’s review belongs to the latter group, but to be fair, the toy was released when CollectA was just venturing into the dinosaur toy business in 2007.

Review: Dilophosaurus (Deluxe by CollectA)

3.8 (26 votes)

Thanks to its appearance in Jurassic Park, Dilophosaurus is, in the words of one paleontologist, “pretty much the best, worst-known dinosaur.” Even if you’re well aware that it wasn’t small and didn’t spit venom and didn’t have a frill around its neck, you probably grew up reading about how fragile its twin crests were and how relatively weak its bite was.

Review: Dilophosaurus (DinoWaurs Survival)

3.3 (11 votes)

Greetings DinoWaurriors! While being a great medium to introduce the masses to dinosaurs, films can have an awful effect on people by presenting inaccuracies and people drinking them in as fact. Such is the case with Dilophosaurus in Jurassic Park. In the film, it was presented as a small predator, venom spitting with a frill, when in fact it had no frill, no venom sacs and was seven meters in length.

Review: Dilophosaurus (Electronic Deluxe)(Terra Series by Battat)

2 (13 votes)

It was a truly sad day for the entire dinosaur toy community when Battat Terra sculptor Dan LoRusso passed away in 2015. He was immensely talented, meticulous in his research, and most importantly of all, friendly and kind. At the time of his death, he had begun working on sculpts of Majungasaurus, Plateosaurus, and Yutyrannus for the Terra line.

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