I’m pleased to announce The Dinosaur Diorama Contest 2012, sponsored by Dan’s Dinosaurs, is now open! For several reasons there was no contest in 2011, but now, we’re back for 2012! And we have prizes again!
First place winner of the 2010 contest: ‘The Bully Boyz’ by Paleoferroequine
The rules and regulations for the 2012 contest are as follows:
-Entry is free.
We’re joining this particular party late as the following Safari Ltd photos have been circulating the interwebs for months now, so it’s about time we posted them here to complete (more-or-less) our round up of new dinosaur figures for 2012. So, here’s a preview of Safari Ltd’s offerings for this year.
We’ve already previewed the upcoming offerings from CollectA (New CollectAs for 2012) and Papo (New Papos for 2012), so now we’ll have a peek at what Bullyland have in the pipeline. They have two new figures for our perusal, a somewhat googly-eyed Spinosaurus, and a feathered Therizinosaurus.
Up until about a week or so ago I was intending to lump the modest parade of new 2012 figures by Safari Ltd, Papo, and other non-CollectA companies, into a single post. That was before the slow trickle of anticipated 2012 releases from these companies swelled to a veritable torrent , almost, but not quite, matching the army of figures CollectA has in store for us next year.
Ah CollectA, what did we ever do without you? CollectA have pushed out the boat once more with another bona fide bonanza of new figures for us in 2012. Their massive line up of 21 new sculpts will add considerable taxonomic diversity to their ranks, but more than that, CollectA has raised its game with a clear increase in quality to match quantity.
Safari Ltd have another great spread laid on for 2011, with two new additions to the Carnegie Collection, five new Wild Safari dinosaurs, and two new toobs. I’m sure we’ll review the figures properly when they are released next year but in the meantime let’s overview what’s in the pipeline based on Safari Ltd’s publicity shots…
Safari Ltd is dedicated to releasing two new Carnegie figures every year, sculpted by Forrest Rogers.
I’m happy to formally announce and showcase the winning ‘dinoramas’ in the Dinosaur Toy Forum Diorama Contest – 2010. 17 unique dioramas were entered (the same number as last year in fact) and 48 members took part in the voting process. All of the entries and the results of the voting poll can still be seen here on the Dinosaur Toy Forum.
It’s that time of year again, the Third Dinosaur Toy Forum Diorama Contest (2010) is open!
“Cretaceous Hunt” by Tomhet. One of the winning dioramas in the 2009 contest
The rules and regulations for the 2010 contest are as follows:
-Entry is free.
–All members of the Dinosaur Toy Forum, including staff, are invited to participate.
I’m pleased to announce the winners of the recent Dinosaur Toy Forum Diorama Contest – 2009, sponsored by Faunacasts. Thanks to everyone who entered and voted! 17 unique dioramas were entered this year and 43 members took part in the voting process. All of the entries and the results of the voting poll can still be seen here on the Dinosaur Toy Forum.
Just a short announcement to remind everyone that the deadline for the Official Dinosaur Toy Forum Diorama Contest 2009, sponsored by Fauna Casts, is fast approaching. But there is still time to submit your ‘dino-rama’! The deadline is this coming Monday (June 15th 2009), entries received after 00.00 hours GMT June 16th will be invalid.
I’m delighted to announce the winners of the recent First Dinosaur Toy Forum Diorama Contest. Thanks to everyone who entered and voted! We had a total of seven unique entries and seventeen members cast their votes to decide the winners. All of the entries can still be seen here on the Dinosaur Toy Forum, the companion forum to this very blog.
It’s not the end of the year yet, but all of the major releases this year have been and gone. The only other line we were (especially!) looking forward to, the Sea Monsters figures, have been cancelled – to everyone’s dismay. But not wishing to dwell on our losses, Dinosaur Toy Forum member Bokisaurus had kindly provided a round up of all this years newbies.
The Dinosaur Toy Forum – the official forum of The Dinosaur Toy Blog – was launched this month as a place for dinosaur toy collectors and enthusiasts to share and discuss their collections and to talk about dinosaur toys in general. Please feel free to browse the posts and we look forward to you joining in the discussions!