For many years, the Triassic period has been the most overlooked part of the Mesozoic in toy form, usually Coelophysis or Postosuchus. More recently, however, more and more species are coming to the forefront and being made available in plastic. Even the Jurassic World toyline has jumped to this, as we see here in a recent figure of Shringasaurus, an archosauromorpha from the middle Triassic of India, a bizzare horned species that certainly caught the eye of the public. Let’s see how Jurassic World did.
The colouration is great for a herbivore in a semi-arid environment, with yellows and browns matching dessert environments well, never going too far to the garish. The model features seven points of articulation, each leg, the tail, the neck and the lower jaw, allowing for some decent poses, though a little more motion to the legs would have been appreciated to allow for some side motion, as the limbs can be obstructed easily. It is a decently sized model, measuring 3.1″ high and 7.1″ long, a good size for an animal that reached 3-4 metres in length.
To accuracy! The general body shape is there, but not quite right. The skull and horns are a tad long, the skull itself is shrink wrapped and a little T. rex like, the chest not deep enough, the tail is too short and the back legs not the right shape. As for positives, the front limbs seem alright, the teeth are not terrible and the neck length is correct.
Overall, while not the best representation of the animal (that honour is still held by the Safari model), but for a reasonable price, this isn’t a bad alternative. Certainly fun for children, I would say. It can be found at various shops, and I would recommend it is you like the animal or are a Jurassic World fan. It is, at the very least, a good toy.
And of course the head looks like some average monstrous dinosaurs’s. Awful design, no excuses.
wow, I would not have expected Mattel to make a Shringa. Pretty cool. I like the neck length better than on Safari’s Shringa, which I have always felt is a bit short.
I picked up this one for my kids. Cool toy.