CollectA’s first Struthiomimus figure came in the form of a T.
Growing up in the 90’s I had quite the collection of toy dinosaurs from a multitude of companies. Everything from UKRD, AAA, and Larami, to Carnegie, Tyco, Kenner, and Playskool. One brand I didn’t have represented was Thunder Beasts, so when I recently came across this ornithomimid that was stamped 1993 on the bottom, I was truly vexed as to its origin.
Struthiomimus isn’t really the first dinosaur that comes to mind upon hearing the word “theropod”. It has no giant mouth full of killer teeth. It sports no set of shredding claws. Instead, this quirky animal bears a striking resemblance to the modern day ostrich complete with long slender legs, swan-like neck and a tiny head with big round eyes and no teeth.