Japan has a prolific industry for collectibles and merchandise, although it is a fairly insular market that western collectors might find tricky to break into. There are always new surprises to uncover from riches of new releases each year. One such item which caught my attention in 2022 was a set of minifigures produced by The Access, a company dedicated to planning, manufacturing, and wholesaling a variety of in-house products for multiple age ranges.
A great dinosaur figure is a figure I can´t take my eyes off.
A great dinosaur figure is a figure I want to hold in my hand again and again, just to enjoy how it feels. The texture of the skin, ist detail, the spikes, the pose: Everything has to appeal to me surpassingly.
Ankylosaurus (2011 Imaginext by, Fisher-Price)
Warning: If you are a serious collector and only interested in dinosaur toys that are prime examples of their species with impeccable accuracy, amazing detail, colors, and are brilliant works of paleo art, you may want to skip this review, as this figure is lacking in those key areas.
Ankylosaurus (Bumpy) (Jurassic World Dino-Escape, Roar Attack by Mattel)
They grow up so fast! It was just over 13 months ago when I reviewed the bouncing baby Bumpy for the DTB and now here I am again with another Bumpy review. Only this time, Bumpy isn’t a baby anymore. When I reviewed that baby Bumpy, the animated series Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous hadn’t even premiered yet, but I knew I had to have Bumpy in my collection because she was just so stinkin’ adorable.
Ankylosaurus (Bumpy) (Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous by Mattel)
By now, everyone reading this entry should be aware of the animated Jurassic World series coming to Netflix, titled Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous. Just a few days before this writing the trailer for the series dropped and the show will be airing next month. Although I’m not terribly excited about the show itself I am certainly excited by the wave of toys we’re getting that tie into it.
Ankylosaurus (Carnegie Collection by Safari Ltd)
Ankylosaurus (Definitely Dinosaurs by Playskool)
Review and photographs by Charles Peckham, edited by Suspsy
Definitely Dinosaurs was a quite popular line of toys from Playskool, produced from 1987 to 1996. Playskool is a subsidiary of Hasbro, and it has become a brand recognizable for its distinct style of cartoonish, yet detailed and sturdily built figures.
Ankylosaurus (Deluxe by CollectA)
Ankylosaurus (Dinoland by Sinclair)
Although their figures are often confused with the famous Marx line of dinosaurs, Sinclair’s Ankylosaurs has its own share of unique features.
When we think of “retro” dinosaur depictions, many probably think first of tall theropods dragging their tails or the massive sloped shapes of lumbering sauropods. These old reconstructions remain pervasive in pop culture, but modern scientific understanding has significantly changed our depictions of these animals.
Ankylosaurus (DinoWaurs Survival)
Greetings DinoWaurriors!!!! With their squat bodies, tough osteoderm armour and lethal club tails, it is no wonder ankylosaurs are sometimes described as the tanks of the Mesozoic. This means it is no surprise that DinoWaurs included several in their line. Here, we look at their representation of the last, largest and most famous of this group, Ankylosaurus itself!
Ankylosaurus (Jurassic World by Hasbro)
This “fused lizard” measures 16 cm long and is just under 13 cm tall including the raised tail. Main colours are raw umber and khaki with black and brown eyes, a pink mouth, flat brown for the spots and the JW logo on the left thigh, and red and white for the seemingly obligatory and always silly permanent wound on the left flank.
Ankylosaurus (Jurassic World Hero Mashers by Hasbro)
The Ankylosaurus is made up of seven parts. The main colours are mustard yellow and cerulean blue with light blue eyes, a pink mouth, and white teeth.