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.
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.
Wuerhosaurus is a genus of stegosaurid that lived during the early Cretaceous in China. Being from the early Cretaceous makes it notable as it means it’s one of the last living stegosaurid genera. While stegosaurids as a group flourished during the late Jurassic, they went completely extinct by the end of the early Cretaceous.
It’s rare for me to audibly gasp from surprise, but that was exactly how I reacted in 2019 when I rounded the corner to the Chicago Field Museum’s “Evolving Planet” exhibit, and came face-to-face with the colossus now standing guard outside the exhibit entrance. When preparation began for installing Maximo the Patagotitan in the Field’s main hall, while Sue the T.
Review and images by Cretaceous Crab, edited by Suspsy
Since the release of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom in 2018, Mattel has practically exploded in terms of the diversity of prehistoric genera it has offered, many of which are the first of their kind to be represented in toy or figure form.
The late Triassic Herrerasaurus is one of the oldest dinosaurs known from the fossil record. So old and primitive is Herrerasaurus that there is still debate about where it fits in the dinosaur family tree. At various times it has been proposed that Herrerasaurus was a basal theropod, a basal sauropodomorph, a basal saurischian, or not a dinosaur at all.
Safari has revealed its final two prehistoric toys for the year. First up is a repaint of their baby Brachiosaurus, which originally came out a good 26 years ago. Wonder if the adult version will also be rereleased in these colours?
The Jurassic World line shows no indication of slowing down next year. Some of these newly revealed toys are species that have been done before by Mattel, some have been done by other toy companies, and some have never been done before at all.
The diminutive and delightfully unusual South American ankylosaur Stegouros is the latest reveal from Safari Ltd.! This one looks to be a true winner, as anyone ought to expect when the sculptor is Doug Watson. 🙂