Being a heavy collector of the Mattel Jurassic World line, it’s not often I give attention to their fantastic line of minis despite having collected a good portion of them ever since the line’s launch in 2018. In fact, this is probably my first review of these particular types of figures.
One of the positive outcomes from the release of Jurassic World: Dominion was its launching of the generally obscure Lystrosaurus to stardom. Although relegated to what was basically a cameo appearance in the film it was enough to give the little synapsid far more public attention than it would have otherwise received.
Yes, after a mere three days, the Cyberzoic Kickstarter succeeded in passing its goal of $205,000 US, thereby guaranteeing that Allosaurus, the Smilodon, and the Ice Dragon will go into production! You can read David Silva’s happy response here.
Artwork by Lewis LaRosa and Sunny Gho.
But there’s still stretch goals to be achieved, including the Achillobator and the newly revealed Desert Clan Deinonychus with its brilliant blue wings!
Cyberzoic is Creative Beast Studio’s latest endeavour, an intriguing blend of paleontology, science fiction, and fantasy in which advanced human tribes on another planet in the distant future are waging war on one another with alien dragons and high tech armoured beasts from prehistory! The Kickstarter officially launched as of today and you can find all the relevant information on the website.
In 2022, the last of the Jurassic World films was released, ending the trilogy that started back in 2015, for better or worse. While I didn’t enjoy the film overall, I did enjoy some aspects of it, one of those being the batch of new creatures.
Finally! Roughly 6 months after acquiring it I’m getting around to reviewing the Hammond Collection Pachycephalosaurus. In this review you’ll see outdoor pictures that were taken in March, when I originally wanted to review it! They’ve been sitting on my computer, taunting me, reminding me to get around to this toy.
The dire wolf (Aenocyon dirus) is one of the most famous prehistoric mammals, yet unlike the woolly mammoth or the Smilodon, it most certainly doesn’t boast a great many action toys or figurines or statues to its name. REBOR is going to improve that status somewhat with the release of two 1:11 scale versions of the cutthroat canine.
Haolonggood’s latest product reveal is a 1:20 scale statue of Daspletosaurus torosus. Mounted atop a rocky base and sculpted in a different pose from the smaller figures, it looks like a truly terrifying and savage predator.
Triceratops is, as we all know full well, the most familiar and famous of all the ceratopsians by far. Here on the DTB, it is the second most reviewed genus after Tyrannosaurus rex. And, of course, its appearance in the original Jurassic Park film is quite unforgettable. However, all its subsequent appearances in the film franchise have been nothing more than brief cameos, which frankly strikes me as quite the slight to the great three horned face.
Review and images by bmathison1972, edited by Suspsy
OK, here we are folks. My first review on the Dinosaur Toy Blog that is, well, actually a dinosaur! My previous reviews have consisted of a primate, a tortoise, and a bunch of invertebrates. I have to admit, despite collecting a wide variety of eukaryotic taxa, dinosaurs are the largest group for which I am least familiar.