All Protoceratops Reviews

Dinosaurs II (Authentics Habitat Collection by Safari ltd.)

4.4 (9 votes)

This fine set of little Battat precursors from Gregory Wenzel has aged impressively well, and any collector who’s found a chance to own the set should find these a delight.

Back in the 1990s, Safari ltd. was still a bold newcomer on the collectibles stage; with their success on the Carnegie Collection line, the company began exploring additional means to grow their brand.

Discover Dinosaurs: Dino Cretaceous Vol. 1 by Colorata

3.6 (10 votes)
Colorata’s first dinosaur set doesn’t hold up perfectly to modern science, but overall these are nicely made figures good for both play and display.
There seem to be regrettably few quality dinosaur playsets on the market these days, be it for adult collectors or kids. However, the number is not zero.

Discovery Kids Smart Animals Cretaceous Pack (Jakks)

1.7 (6 votes)
Photographs and review by Indohyus, edited by Suspsy
Nearly two years ago (tempus fugit!), I posted a review on the Discovery Kids smart animal four set and mentioned there were other sets released along with the four pack. Today, we look at the Cretaceous two pack, containing two species from the Late Cretaceous, the famed Tyrannosaurus rex and the ceratopsian Protoceratops.

Feathered Dinos Tube (Safari Ltd)

4 (13 votes)
Safari Ltd have produced several tubes (or ‘toobs’ as they call them) that contain a diverse selection of mini-dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals. These tubes are a great choice for the indecisive amongst us. Why pick one single large dinosaur when you can get an entire tube of small dinosaurs for the same price.

Micromachines dinosaurs (National Geographic Collection/ Micromachines)

4.5 (4 votes)
Micromachines, a brand noted for their wide range of miniature automobiles, stepped outside the box when they produced a series of dinosaurs in association with National Geographic. Obviously they are all tiny, a bit smaller than the figures in Kaiyodo’s dinotales range, but they are quite nice and very collectible.

Prehistoric Animals (Panini, review part 1)

panini prehistoric animals playset

3.8 (5 votes)
Sticker albums are a staple of many a childhood and they were certainly a part of mine. However, unlike my school  contemporaries in the early 1990s, I didn’t deal with stickers of footballers or garbage pail kids, all my swapsies were dinosaur stickers of course! And the toys that came with them…

Panini’s Prehistoric Animals sticker album has been published in several editions over the decades going back to the 1970s.

Protoceratops “Bix” (Dinotopia by Accent International)

4.5 (4 votes)

Review and photos by Loon, edited by Suspsy

Released in 1992, James Gurney’s book Dinotopia follows the shipwrecked scientist Arthur Denison and his son Will as they journey through the titular island, where dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals escaped extinction and coexist with humanity. This book was extremely popular during the 1990s, garnering sequels, prequels, all sorts of merchandise, a computer game, and at one point, was going to be adapted into a Hollywood movie by Sony. That didn’t pan out, but Disney did end up producing a TV miniseries in 2002.

Protoceratops (“Ersthornsaurier”) (Margarinefiguren by Wagner)

3.9 (7 votes)

Five or so years ago I introduced to you a line of so called „Margarinefiguren“  (meaning margarine figures) which had been produced by or for a German food company named „Wagner“ 60 or so years ago.  The company added them to their food packages as little collectibles for kids as a buying incentive  for their parents.

Protoceratops (Carnage Dinosaurs by ReSaurus/Toysmith)

3.9 (7 votes)
Review and photos by Emperor Dinobot, edited by Suspsy
Greetings! Emperor Dinobot here with another review! The Carnage Protoceratops is another welcome addition to the ReSaurus line of dinosaurs. However, it is definitely not in scale with Triceratops or Styracosaurus!

This is because the Protoceratops uses the same exact body as the Triceratops and Styracosaurus, but it comes with a different head, and it is painted mostly olive green and black.

Protoceratops (Carnegie Collection by Safari Ltd.)

3.7 (6 votes)
One of the more unusual early Carnegie releases (© 1988), this Protoceratops is less dinosaur toy, more cheap-‘n’-cheerful diorama. The inspiration’s pretty obvious for anyone who’s read a dinosaur book or two (a classic case of mistaken identity – nobody tell this guy!), but it made for an odd early entry among the chunky theropods with painted-on teeth.

Protoceratops (Definitely Dinosaurs by Playskool)

1.8 (4 votes)

Review and photographs by Loon, edited by Suspsy

Protoceratops is the only species I actively collect multiple figures of, and luckily, many companies have released their own versions. This has allowed me to sample lines that I usually wouldn’t have much interest in, such as Playskool’s Definitely Dinosaurs.

Protoceratops (Deluxe by CollectA)

4.8 (20 votes)

Review and photographs by Loon, edited by Suspsy.

Protoceratops figures tend not to be very large, most likely to better communicate the real animal’s small size. Breaking with tradition, CollectA has decided to create this figure in 1/6 scale, to go along with their Deluxe Velociraptor.

As many have pointed out, this figure is quite small for 1/6 scale, measuring 9.5 inches (24 cm) long, making it closer to 1/9 or 1/10 scale.

Protoceratops (Dino World by Kabaya)

4.2 (5 votes)

Review and photographs by Loon, edited by Suspsy.

Dino World was a line of small models similar to Kaiyodo’s Dino Tales. Unlike Dino Tales, these toys are sold by the Japanese candy company Kabaya and came packaged with candy. This review will be looking at #12 of 24 in the series, the hatching Protoceratops. 

Like Dino Tales figures, this toy is very small.

Protoceratops (DinoWaurs Survival)

3.8 (5 votes)

Dinosaurs can capture the public eye and get into the spot light for many reasons. Maybe they are large and powerful. Maybe they are peculiar. Or perhaps they are so common they inspire legends. Such is the way of the ‘sheep of the Cretaceous’, Protoceratops. The bones of this small ceratopsian are so common across Mongolia, they may have inspired the legend of the Griffon, as tales spread to Greek merchants from travellers who spotted the fossil remains.

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