Review and photos by Nathan. Edited by Plesiosauria.
Everyone here knows this dinosaur – he’s the king of them all and will eat you up if you don’t show some respect! The dinosaur I’m reviewing is, of course, Tyrannosaurus rex. In particular, CollectA’s 1:15 scale reproduction of this famous carnivore.
As you can see, he is basically an upsized version of CollectAs 1:40 scale Deluxe T. rex, so a lot of elements are shared by his little brother from the Deluxe line. He is mostly green with yellow tinting and bares an open mouth full of pink flesh and clean white teeth. His skin is also heavily detailed with bumps, scales and scutes that cover a majority of his body.
Unlike his smaller brother he comes with a plastic base that’s screwed to his feet, making him one of only two CollectA models that include a base (the other is the tiny Oviraptor). He is also made out of hollow resin whereas his brethren are made of solid plastic. He also presents the same accuracy issues as his brother: his arms (which are pronated by the way) and feet are too big, the crests on his head should be absent, and he needs more musculature in the neck. Other then that, I would say he would be a pretty accurate museum model that you would see displayed next to a T. rex skeleton for show.
If you want a show-stopping piece in your collection, but can’t shell out the kind of cash needed for an expensive resin kit or Sideshow statue, then this Tyrant lizard will do you good – he can average around $100. Even if that’s still too much for your budget, he is still a sight to see among other dinosaur toys, and can be a crown achievement to be obtained in the future.