Allosaurus (Papo) (new for 2008)

EDIT – October 2008- The Papo Allosaurus is now available here. And full review of this figure is featured here The latest in Papo’s line of detailed prehistoric creature figures was unveiled today in their 2008 Catalogue. The new addition is a super-cool Allosaurus and it is remarkable for plenty of reasons. The new Allosaurus …

Hydrotherosaurus (Procon)

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. Therefore much of …

Ankylosaurus (Walking with Dinosaurs by Toyway)

ankylosaurus walking with dinosaurs toyway

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. They were packaged in …

Tyrannosaurus rex (Kaiyodo) (Dinomania Series 1)

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 …

Acrocanthosaurus (Boston Museum of Science Collection by Battat)

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 …

Dunkleosteus (Wild Safari by Safari Ltd)

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 …

Tyrannosaurus rex (Boston Museum of Science Collection by Battat)

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. …

Utahraptor (Battat) (Boston Museum of Science Collection)

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 …

Tyrannosaurus rex (Walking with Dinosaurs by Toyway)

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 …