Type: Figurine

Review: Maiasaura (Boston Museum of Science Collection by Battat)

4.9 (19 votes)
Review by Emperordinobot, edited by Dinotoyblog
The Battat Maiasaura is certainly one of the better replicas of this genus, next to the newest Carnegie Maiasaura. It’s accurate down to the crest above the eyes, and there probably won’t be a better one for the time being.

Review: Albertosaurus (Prehistoric Masterpiece Collection by X-plus)

4.4 (9 votes)
Albertosaurus is the smaller cousin of T. rex and is rarely found in the form of a dinosaur toy. The Prehistoric Masterpiece Collection is produced by Japanese sculptors  Araki and Shinzen; the figures are hand-painted and also included in this series is a Styracosaurus.

Review: Pteranodon sternbergi (standing version)(Museum Line by Bullyland)

4.7 (15 votes)

Pterosaurs are delicate gangly creatures, so it is unsurprising that toy companies have tended to create simple ‘in flight’ postures for their pterosaur figures. Pterosaurs with the wings outstretched are easier to make. Bullyland broke the mold when they produced a pair of pterosaurs, a typical flying version (I will call this version 1, it also has a fish in its mouth), and a standing version (I’ll call this version 2), with wings partially folded up.

Review: Apatosaurus (Invicta)

4.5 (28 votes)
“All brontosauruses are thin at one end; much, much thicker in the middle, and then thin again at the far end.” – a theory by Anne Elk (Miss)
The Apatosaurus (formerly known as Brontosaurus) by Invicta provides strong evidence for Miss Anne Elk’s theory; this figure is indeed much thicker in the middle, and thinner at both ends.

Review: Hydrotherosaurus (Procon)

3.8 (14 votes)
The long-necked elasmosaurs are one of the most unusual of all prehistoric animals. Most elasmosaurid toys and figures are allocated to the genus Elasmosaurus, the most famous of the very long-necked plesiosaurs, however, in reality Elasmosaurus platyurus is quite a poorly known species, and much of the original skeleton has been lost.

Review: Ankylosaurus (Walking with Dinosaurs by Toyway)

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4.2 (17 votes)
The Walking with Dinosaurs collection by Toyway includes some of the most detailed and scientifically accurate dinosaur figures out there. The figures tie directly into the TV series ‘Walking with Dinosaurs’ and represent some of the major dinosaurs seen in the show. They are therefore identical to the on screen portrayals.
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Review: Tyrannosaurus rex (Kaiyodo) (Dinomania Series 1)

4.4 (18 votes)
The Dinomania series by Kaiyodo contains small but very detailed and accurate snap-together figures. The Dinomania series is a rerelease – all the figure in this line were originally released as the UHA Chocolasaur DinoTales Series 3. These Kaiyodo figures in their Dinomania guise came packaged in a box so that the species you got was a surprise.

Review: Acrocanthosaurus (Boston Museum of Science Collection by Battat)

4.2 (30 votes)
Review and photo by Tomhet, edited by Dinotoyblog.
The Battat Acrocanthosaurus is almost impossible to find nowadays. But there’s a good reason for that: it’s a beautiful replica that puts to shame almost any other version. Chronologically speaking, the Acrocanthosaurus is an appropiate choice for Battat. In 1996, the first reconstructed skeleton of this early Cretaceous theropod (known as ‘Fran’) was unveiled.

Review: Dunkleosteus (Wild Safari by Safari Ltd)

4.3 (24 votes)
Review by Tomhet, photographs by Dinotoyblog
As of late, Safari’s newcomers really have become something to look forward to, even more so if one of those newcomers is a late Devonian Placoderm (Placodermi are an exotic but fertile terrain only Kaiyodo, Prehistoric Panorama and Starlux had dared to explore) The Dunkleosteus is a fresh idea from Safari, and as such, it’s had a warm welcome among collectors.

Review: Tyrannosaurus rex (Boston Museum of Science Collection by Battat)

4.9 (39 votes)
Review by Tomhet. Edited by Plesiosauria.
T. rex is without a doubt the most popular dinosaur ever. Therefore to make a replica that really stands out turns out to be quite a challenge. Battat achieved that and more. The Battat Rex is yellow and green, the mouth is purple, just like that of the Acrocanthosaurus.

Review: Utahraptor (Battat) (Boston Museum of Science Collection)

4.1 (24 votes)
Review by Tomhet, photo by Bokisaurus, edited by Dinotoyblog
Good dromaeosaurid replicas are hard to come by. I completely abhor feathered renditions, so I was pretty excited when I finally got the Battat Utahraptor, a huge relative of the Deinonychus. Its skin is still pretty reptilic.

The colours (which would be cloned later for the Safari Baby Utahraptor) are bold, but acceptable: yellow, milky white and black (which is distributed in spots and a large splotch on the head).

Review: Tyrannosaurus rex (Walking with Dinosaurs by Toyway)

3.8 (38 votes)
Toyway produced eleven dinosaur figures (and an illusive twelfth) to accompany the BBC TV series ‘Walking with Dinosaurs’. I recall my eyes bulging out of their sockets when I first came across these gems in a toy shop in Bath. I was visiting the town with a group of fellow palaeontology students, and the shop owners were baffled when their entire stock of Utahraptors were wiped out in the space of five minutes by a bunch of excited and grinning young adults.
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