The Dinosaur Toy Forum Diorama Contest 2023 is now open!
Started by Crackington, March 07, 2021, 03:45:09 PM
Quote from: japfeif on February 09, 2022, 02:08:01 AMQuote from: Crackington on February 06, 2022, 10:50:22 AM... An interesting group of Inpros in very good condition ...Excellent find! Congrats! Especially on landing the Saltopusuchus, very rare, only available I believe on the Chivers foldout promo cards (as was the Trachodon), ...
Quote from: Crackington on February 06, 2022, 10:50:22 AM... An interesting group of Inpros in very good condition ...
Quote from: Crackington on February 12, 2022, 05:53:19 PMThanks for your comments everyone, I think it's great that Inpro are getting some love fifty years on!@Duna thanks for posting that Zallinger picture of the Saltoposuchus. Your digging into where these old figures came from is truly excellent and adds to the enjoyment of the models.The Chivers Jelly promotion is really interesting, @japfeif and @BrontoScorpio. I also didn't realise that the Saltoposuchus and the Trachodon were only available through that.I had both toys as a kid along with most of the others, but as I said have no recollection of where I got them (I was more focused on the Auroras!). I know my family didn't take part in the Chivers promotion though, so perhaps got them through swaps.
Quote from: japfeif on February 12, 2022, 06:48:32 PMHere's my complete set of Inpros, and my Chivers promotional display:
Quote from: BrontoScorpio on February 12, 2022, 08:01:17 PMQuote from: japfeif on February 12, 2022, 06:48:32 PMHere's my complete set of Inpros, and my Chivers promotional display:I sometimes see the Plesiosaurus introduced as Inpro -But, on other occasions as Toyway and, when ever looking for markings - it says 'Dinocrats' not Inpro.Do you know what's the story behind the origin of this perticular Pleasiosaurus ?
Quote from: UK on February 13, 2022, 06:22:51 PM
Quote from: Crackington on February 12, 2022, 08:22:46 PMNot sure that's quite right about the hard Inpros only being available through the Chivers promotion. All of the ones I had as a kid in the late 1970s were hard plastic and I must say not brittle. The Inpros were in fact hard as hell Not sure how wide-spread that Chivers promotion was.The labels I showed earlier and got with this current lot, indicate 1970s shop sale. I wish I could remember where I got them back in the day!I only saw soft ones when I started collecting again in late 1990s and then only the Heteredontosarus, Corythosaurus and Protoceratops. In fact, I thought they were knock offs when I first saw them.I don't recall the Plesiosaurus being part of the line back then. It's so similar in style and type of plastic though that it looks like it came from the same manufacturers.