Once there was a time when Theropods simply were divided into ‘Carnosaurs’ (the big ones such as Allosaurus and Tyrannosaurus) and ‘Coelurosaurs’ (the smaller ones such as Coelophysis or Compsognathus). Then along came Deinonychus, an irritating new predator who did not really fit into this concept. When it was discovered in 1969, no one could guess it was the herald of a radically different approach to looking at dinosaurs, eventually leading to a new theory of bird ancestry.
Reading Horridus´ great review of the vintage Carnegie Deinonychus trio, another Deinonychus figure came into my mind. A base? Non–feathered? Dynamic, Bakker-inspired pose? Wait, yes – it’s the Bullyland Deinonychus!
It is tiger–coloured and striped, 14.5 cm long and 8 cm tall, with the typical Bullyland approach that can easily be recognized.
Review and photos by Dino Scream3232 (formerly Apatosaurus3232), edited by Suspsy
Well, this review is long overdue. Suspsy asked me awhile back to do one for the Carnage Collection Deinonychus after I shared some pics of it on my collection page. So it’s with great honor that I complete the Resaurus Carnage Collection review page.
This series holds a special place in my heart, as I remember seeing pictures of the line in ToyFare magazine when I was younger.
Review and photos by dinoguy2, edited by Suspsy
Deinonychus was hot in the 80s’ – a relatively new, small, fast, vicious theropod that was beginning to catch kids’ attention in books and TV specials, and therefore made an obvious choice when it came time to fill in the small dinosaur slots in a toy line.
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.
Back in 2014, I was looking for a second person to help me out in creating figurines of my own, and I eventually found out about Dinotoyforum member Jesus Toledo AKA Jetoar’s creations. So I thought I would commission him to do a one of a kind line of models for me in a 1:32 scale.
Review and photos by Patrx, edited by Suspsy
Deinonychus is kind of a big deal. Its inescapably bird-like skeleton is part of what led paleontologists of the early 1970s to re-examine old ideas about the origin of birds, and the nature of dinosaurs as a group. Everything from dinosaur metabolism to their family dynamics and brainpower was up for reinterpretation.
It’s been awhile since a Rebor product was reviewed on the blog. So this will be a two-part review of the Ceryneian Hind (Tenontosaurus tilletti) and Cerberus Clan (Deinonychus antirrhopus). These are parts 2 and 3 to the Acrocanthosaurus model that completes the diorama.
Following my review about the Styracosaurus hatched from a chocolate surprise egg, I’ll introduce you to a “real” hatchling in this review, just the right thing to put some Mesozoic spice to your upcoming Easter celebrations–the model of hatching Deinonychus by talented Netherlands artist Johan Scherft.