Greetings DinoWaurriors! In spite of all the giant Theropods discovered over the years, I like that Allosaurus can still garner s decent amount of attention from both dino experts and the general public. As one of the major carnivores of the Jurassic (only really beaten by related Saurophaganax during it’s time), it truly earns it’s reputation.
Greetings DinoWaurriors! While being a great medium to introduce the masses to dinosaurs, films can have an awful effect on people by presenting inaccuracies and people drinking them in as fact. Such is the case with Dilophosaurus in Jurassic Park. In the film, it was presented as a small predator, venom spitting with a frill, when in fact it had no frill, no venom sacs and was seven meters in length.
Greetings DinoWaurriors! When it comes to dinosaur figures that every company produces, the big three are Tyrannosaurus, Triceratops and Stegosaurus. With it’s spiked tail and plates, naturally DinoWaurs jumped on the bandwagon of immortalising this species in plastic. Question is, how well did they do?
Greetings Dinowaurriors! For a dinosaur made popular by the Jurassic Park franchise, appearing in several films and having one of the most gruesome entries in the book series, it’s odd that Compsognathus hasn’t had as many figures as one may suspect. A few of the big names have done a rendition, and it is, of course, a staple of Jurassic Park and World lines, but not as many as co-stars Velociraptor and Tyrannosaurus.
Greetings DinoWaurriors! Today we are looking at another gem of the line, not just because of the great look, but also due to the fact that this is the only figure of the species, at least as of writing this. Here, we investigate DinoWaurs Dorygnathus, a relative of Rhamphorhynchus from the Jurassic of Bavaria.
Greetings DinoWaurriors! Once again I delve into the world of blind bag collectables to see what comes from it! This time, Cryolophosaurus is our focus, a great reptile of Antarctica’s Late Jurassic period. Let’s see if this edition of ‘Elvisaurus’ is a big hunk o’ love, or if we will return to sender.
Right to begin with, yes, three figures by Linde are already thoroughly represented on this blog, the Tyrannosaurus, Sphenacodon and Dimetrodon. But for the sake of completeness I include those three in this review aswell.
“Linde” is a brand name for a coffee surrogate produced from grain and chicory.
Once more, we head to the DinoWaurs Survival line, this time investigating a member of the Stegosaurs added to the line, and the first figure of this line I bought: Kentrosaurus. From the Kimmeridgian of Tanzania, this Stegosaur is often thought of as primitive, but recent studies suggest it is more derived and closer related to Stegosaurus itself.
Once again, I am going to dive into the world of blind bag dinosaur figures, this time with a Theropod from the Jurassic of the Morrison Formation: Ceratosaurus. This meat eater was famed for its distinctive nasal horn, which gave images of battling the other Theropods (and indeed, other Ceratosaurs), though is now considered to be more for display than headbutting.
For antique dinosaur collectors it doesn’t get much more vintage than Sell Rite Gifts (SRG) and their metal prehistoric animals. Produced in 1947 and into the 1950’s these are certainly among the very first mass produced dinosaur collectibles. Other classic companies were around during this time as well, like Starlux and Marx, but they wouldn’t be producing prehistoric animals until the 50’s and 60’s.
It always seems that whenever you start collecting something where you don’t know what is in the packaging, be it a blind bag, booster card pack etc., there is always a certain figure or card they are specifically looking for, such as a rarity or favourite. This review will cover the figure I was hunting for, and eventually got: Gigantoraptor, the giant oviraptor of the Gobi Desert.