All Microraptor reviews

Dinosaur Set with Cave (Schleich)

Hidden by vines streaming down the rock face, there can be found multiple  fractures in the otherwise solid rock face.  One opening was wide, big, and served as entrance to the cave. There was also a small hole further up on the wall that could let in a dim beam of light during the mid afternoon sun. Once inside the threshold, …

Feathered Dinos Tube (Safari Ltd)

Safari Ltd have produced several tubes (or ‘toobs’ as they call them) that contain a diverse selection of mini-dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals. These tubes are a great choice for the indecisive amongst us. Why pick one single large dinosaur when you can get an entire tube of small dinosaurs for the same price. The …

Feathered Dinosaurs Premium Box by Colorata

This year has seen toy companies embrace feathered dinosaurs like never before, if not always with perfect execution. Accuracy stalwarts like Safari Ltd and especially Kaiyodo have been giving us feathered dinosaurs for years, but now even Papo and Schleich are getting on the plumage train. Another late convert is Japanese company Colorata. Colorata, named …

Microraptor (Carnegie Collection by Safari Ltd)

The recently discovered and described Microraptor is known from a number of specimens from China. Not surprisingly, given the short scientific history of this feathered dinosaur, there are very few models or toys of Microraptor. The Carnegie Collection introduced a bunch of feathered dinosaurs in 2005, including this Microraptor, to reflect the recent surge in …

Microraptor (CollectA)

In an Early Cretaceous forest of what would today be known as China, strange, bird-like creatures can be seen moving around in the thick vegetation and canopy high above.These animals are, at first glance, looks like birds roughly the size of a raven, with long tails and black plumage. As they move around the forest, …

Microraptor (Wild Safari by Safari Ltd)

Now available from Amazon.com here. Microraptor is a relatively recent discovery, but it has quickly become very popular with dinosaur enthusiasts. And why not? It’s one of the best known dromaeosaurs, with a whopping 300 or so fossil specimens spread out globally in various museums. It’s also one of the smallest known dinosaurs, being only …

Microraptor with Forest Environment Accessory Pack (Beasts of the Mesozoic: Raptor Series by Creative Beast Studio)

Review and photos by Faelrin, edited by Suspsy Back in the early 2000s’, paleontologists unveiled fossil specimens of a small, crow-sized dromaeosaurid named Microraptor, which would perhaps change the game for dromaeosaurids from then on, providing some definitive evidence that they had feathers. The subject of this review will be the Beasts of the Mesozoic …

Seven Little Dinosaurs (China Post by PNSO)

Within the unfortunately short time of its existence, Chinese company PNSO released two products in collaboration or commission for  China Post. One is their glorious Mamenchisaurus, the other is a boxed set of “Seven Little Dinosaurs”. Unlike the “Six Little Dinosaurs” the seven do not depict juvenile dinosaurs but rather adult ones, though they are …