Suchomimus (Dinotales by Kaiyodo)

4.5 (6 votes)
Suchomimus was a large theropod dinosaur that lived a few million years before one of it’s famous cousins, Spinosaurus. Considering how it’s closely related to such a famous dinosaur, I’m surprised more replicas of this really cool dinosaur haven’t been produced.

This Suchomimus by kaiyodo is easily the best on currently available.

Styracosaurus Maquette by Sideshow Dinosauria

4.8 (5 votes)
Styracosaurus Maquette by Sideshow Dinosauria
Review by Scar, Photos by Jeremy Killian
There are aspects of this piece in creative interpretation which I absolutely adore, and others which I feel could have been improved upon.
Overall, I will credit SS for infusing this piece with personality. It’s not one individual aspect of the piece which serves this purpose, but the cumulative effort of the various facets, encompassing both sculpt and paint application in a marriage which results in a dinosaur that really comes alive upon close inspection.

Tyrannosaurus rex (Kabaya)

3.4 (5 votes)
Review and photos by Brandon. Edited by Plesiosauria.
We recently reviewed the Kabaya Deinonychus, well, next in line from this series is the Tyrannosaurus rex (Green Version)!

Before the animal was officially known as “T.rex”, it was known as Manospondylus gigas and Dynamosaurus imperiosus, but when the animal’s true name was revealed along with better finds, this coelurosaurian became one of the most popular dinosaurs ever and most likely the most well known all!

Iguanodon (Carnegie Collection by Safari Ltd)

3.9 (12 votes)
Iguanodon was the second dinosaur ever to be recognized by science. The first fossils of the animal were teeth unearthed in England in 1822. Since then this iconic dinosaur’s image has undergone numerous changes throughout history as more discoveries are made about it. Iguanodon belongs to the extremely large and successful group of dinosaurs called the ornithopods which also encompasses the smaller hypsilophodonts as well as the later hadrosaurs.

Desmatosuchus (Schleich)

4.1 (9 votes)
Review and photos by megaraptor1000. Edited by Plesiosauria.
The Schleich Desmatosuchus is a figure that has been retired for a while now. I don’t know why but it has been theorized that it was retired due to lack of sales or being an obscure genus. Either way, whoever retired it is a fool as it is a great figure.

Stegosaurus (Favorite Co. Ltd.)

4.6 (9 votes)
Review by Marc Vincent (‘Horridus’)
Stegosaurus is one of the dinosaurs most frequently seen in toy form – although often cursed with any number of anatomical errors. Kinto have made a very decent stab at it with this model from their Favorite collection, which is quite possibly the best Stegosaurus toy currently available.

Deinonychus (Kabaya)

4.3 (4 votes)
Review and photographs by Brandon. Edited by Plesiosauria.
In Japan, many figure companies are quite exciting due to their sculpting and selection of lines. For a good example take Bandai’s Godzilla Complete Works, Konami’s Gamera, Kaiyodo’s Dinotales to mention a few and if you know these lines and their respected makers then you know the orient also holds fantastic figures and not just the USA.

Lycaenops (Jurassic Park, Series 2 by Kenner)

3.2 (6 votes)
Review and Photos by Griffin
Lycaenops was a three foot long mammal-like reptile, or Therapsid from Southern Africa during the Late Permian. It’s a distant later relative of the much more famous sail-backed, Dimetrodon. Its name means “Wolf Face” rightfully so due to its canine-like fangs on its upper and lower jaws.

Pachycephalosaurus (Battat)

4.7 (7 votes)
Photographs by Doug Watson, edited by Dinotoyblog
The North American marginocephalian, Pachycephalosaurus, has been reconstructed as a toy or model quite often. This review is the best example for this thesis. To put it bluntly at the beginning: The Battat Pachycephalosaurus is one of the best Pachys out there, due to its anatomical correctness, very detailed head, credible posture, and unusual paint job.

Pachycephalosaurus (Jurassic Park, Series 2, by Kenner)

2.8 (6 votes)
Following up on the Pachycephalosaurus theme started in the last blog entry, here’s a review of a quite different version of this dome-headed dinosaur. Both the review and photos are by Griffin8891
Now before we all start pelting poor Jurassic park toys with “that’s inaccurate!” and “not scientific!” let’s make one thing very clear.

Pachycephalosaurus (Carnegie Collection by Safari Ltd)

4 (13 votes)
Pachycephalosaurus belongs to the general group of dinosaurs called marginocephalia which encompasses all the dome-headed pachycephalosaurs as well as all of the ceratopsians. Pachycephalosaurus itself was the largest of the dome headed dinosaurs, estimated to have grown to between fifteen or perhaps twenty feet in length. It is widely accepted as being an herbivore but recent studies suggest it may have supplemented its diet with a little animal content as well.

Spinosaurus (Kinto Favorite Desktop Model)

3.8 (4 votes)
Kinto Favorite Desktop Spinosaurus Model
Review by Dan of
After a fairly prolonged dry spell, the Favorite Company of Japan (formerly known as Kinto) has unveiled a new dinosaur desktop model. This model features the highly-popular Spinosaurus aegypticus, a theropod whose name became famous after appearing in a certain feature film.

Brachiosaurus (in egg) (‘Dinosauria Collection’ by Sideshow Collectibles)

4.7 (3 votes)
Review and photographs by Brandon. Edited by Plesiosauria.
Back in February during the time of the 2009 Toy Fair, Sideshow Toys revealed that they were going to include in addition to their many lines a series of their own called “Sideshow’s Dinosauria.” I was extremely pleased with the first two offerings, Tyrannosaurus rex vs.

Tyrannosaurus rex (kinto favorite collection)

4.4 (5 votes)
Ah, the mighty Tyrannosaurus rex! One of the coolest dinosaurs ever. However, most replicas of this guy are rather crude and don’t do the dinosaur justice – But this one by kinto surely does!

Let’s start off with the sculpt. Quite simply, it’s very good. The detail is insane, it rivals that of the Papo Tyrannosaurus!

Apatosaurus (Wild Safari by Safari Ltd)

3.8 (8 votes)
Review and photos by Marc Vincent aka Horridus
Since Safari are soon to replace their classic sculpt of this most well-known of sauropods, it seems only fitting to take a closer look at this ‘retired’ figure before it disappears into bargain bins and onto eBay for the next several years.
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