Type: Action Figure

Balaur (Beasts of the Mesozoic: Raptor Series by Creative Beast Studio)

4.8 (33 votes)

An unfortunate case of science outpacing merchandise, this highly-detailed and articulated dino-bird still has many merits.

Balaur bondoc is a good example of how quickly scientific understanding can change, as well as how risky reconstructions from partial fossil remains can be. Discovered in 2009 on Hateg Island in Romania, the “stocky dragon” was initially described as a robust dromaeosaurid with double sickle claws.

Baryonyx (Hammond Collection by Mattel)

3.8 (13 votes)

Before we get on with the review, let’s all have a moment of silence for the now extinct Amber Collection. Honestly, I always had my reservations about the Amber Collection and never bothered to get invested in it. I always thought that Mattel should stick with the 3.75” line, and that it was unlikely that anything larger than a Velociraptor would ever be seen in a 6” line.

Baryonyx (Jurassic Park: Series 2 by Kenner)

1.6 (7 votes)

Review and photos by EmperorDinobot, edited by Suspsy

Hello, everybody and welcome to another review by yours truly. Today we’re going to be talking about the legendary (and ugly) Series 2 Jurassic Park Baryonyx, nicknamed “Snapper” by InGen staff. We’re going to be looking over its colors, playability, and whether it warrants the high price it often goes for, so let’s just get into it!

Baryonyx (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Mini Action Dinos, by Mattel)

2.8 (6 votes)
Review and photos by Takama, edited by Dinotoyblog
With Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom now available on home media, I decided to review another mini dinosaur from the film’s toy line. This time it’s Baryonyx, a dinosaur I grew to like thanks to its big screen debut in the movie.

Baryonyx (Roarivores)(Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom by Mattel)

3.3 (10 votes)
Review and photos by Emperor Dinobot, edited by Suspsy
They’re here! They’re finally here! The long awaited line of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom figures by Mattel! Ever since the first pictures to emerge, fans of the franchise and of the toys have been touting them as “better” than Hasbro’s much criticized line of JW dinosaur figures.

Baryonyx (The Lost World: Jurassic Park by Kenner)

1.3 (4 votes)
In the world of toy dinosaurs few have suffered like the Baryonyx. Despite repeated attempts to fashion a model of this spinosaurid, only one can be said to have been successful and it was the first ever produced, the Invicta 1989 figure. Since then numerous attempts have been made and most have failed.

Brachiosaurus (ANIA/Animal Adventure by Takara Tomy)

3.3 (4 votes)

Brachiosaurus marks the fourth prehistoric animal Takara Tomy produced for their Animal Adventure (ANIA) line, following Tyrannosaurus rex, Triceratops, and Stegosaurus. The figure is a decent – if unremarkable – depiction of the long-necked giant, which I think it’s safe to say has eclipsed Apatosaurus/Brontosaurus as the default iconic sauropod.

Brachiosaurus (Jurassic Park III Re-Ak A-Tak wave 2, by Hasbro)

1.4 (7 votes)

This was the first full sized Brachiosaurus in the Jurassic Park line and was released for the Jurassic Park III movie. This marks the begging of Hasbro’s full control of the Jurassic Park toy line after closing Kenner in 2000. It strays away from the playful but not always successful Kenner style and into a less interesting, boring, mass produced, and shall I say lower quality toys.

Brachiosaurus (Jurassic World Legacy Collection by Mattel)

4.5 (19 votes)

“It’s, it’s a dinosaur”, these were the first words uttered in Jurassic Park upon seeing the first full sized dinosaur in the film, a Brachiosaurus. We see our protagonist’s reactions first and their acting sets the tone. The music swells, building to the moment we’ve been waiting for. The animal cries its haunting call, and then the camera pans from our perspective along the animal’s body and skywards along its impossibly long neck, showing us the scale of this animal like never before.

Brachiosaurus (Playmobil)

3.3 (6 votes)
The ground is shaking. Is it an earthquake? No, it’s just Brachiosaurus! This gentle giant is hungry and looking for his favourite fruit tree.

Not surprisingly, the Brachiosaurus is HUGE. It stands nearly 27 cm tall and measures 51 cm long, making it the largest animal figure in any Playmobil line.

Brontosaurus (Tyco)

3.8 (5 votes)
This review marks my 100th review for the Dinosaur Toy Blog and with having reached this milestone I think I need to reflect a bit. My first review was posted on July 16th, 2011. That’s just over 5 years of collecting and writing about dinosaur toys. Although others have reached this milestone in an impressively short amount of time that makes this no less significant for me.

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

4.8 (34 votes)

Review and photos by Faelrin, edited by Suspsy

It has been quite some time since I last reviewed something from the Beasts of the Mesozoic Raptor Series, having been caught up with Mattel’s Jurassic World figures. But with the next Beasts of the Mesozoic Kickstarter campaign only a few months away, it is time I come back and give some much needed attention to this precious line of highly articulated, highly detailed, and mostly scientifically accurate figures.

Callovosaurus (Jurassic World: Primal Attack by Mattel)

3.5 (12 votes)

Review and photographs by Loon, edited by Suspsy

There’s been a trend in Mattel’s Jurassic World line to not only include the various species from the films, but also ones that have only appeared in the books. This explains the inclusion of the obscure Callovosaurus, a dryosaurid known from fragmentary remains found in England.

Carcharodontosaurus (Jurassic World Dino Escape 2nd ver. by Mattel)

2.9 (14 votes)

What makes this particular release stand out is its coloration, which contrasts starkly with the plainer pattern of the figure’s first release.

The 1990s were a stirring time for big theropod news: the crocodile-snouted spinosaur Suchomimus from Niger was described in 1998, new fragments of the now-(in)famous Spinosaurus itself were discovered in 1996 and 1998, and the gigantic Giganotosaurus was officially named in 1995.

Carcharodontosaurus (Jurassic World Dino-Escape, Mega Destroyers by Mattel)

2.7 (14 votes)

It has been a good year for Carchorodontosaurus, as I mentioned in my review of the figure by PNSO. The PNSO figure, along with the one by GR toys, gave sophisticated collectors a fantastic, updated pair of “shark toothed lizards” to display and admire whilst sipping brandy by the fireside.

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