Tyrannosaurus rex (Boston Museum of Science Collection by Battat)

4.9 (36 votes)

Review by Tomhet. Edited by Plesiosauria.

T. rex is without a doubt the most popular dinosaur ever. Therefore to make a replica that really stands out turns out to be quite a challenge. Battat achieved that and more. The Battat Rex is yellow and green, the mouth is purple, just like that of the Acrocanthosaurus. The body is correctly in a horizontal pose. The Rex appears to be in movement; the head (which by the way has a little red crest) is looking down to the right, so you can actually see and feel the wrinkles on the neck. I didn’t particularly like the tiny red spot at the juncture of the jaws, but what the heck.

Review and photos by Tomhet
T.rex (Battat)
Above – Version 2

Due to some problems in the production, there were 3 versions of the T. rex. I have right here with me 2nd and 3rd versions, 3rd version has no trouble standing on its own (the tail is rigidly pointing downwards, though) but I prefer the second version (even if they put two horrible ‘skates’ to supposedly balance the figure and even if it cannot stand on its own) 2nd version differs from the 3rd not only in the feet pads, but it’s more robust, the snout is shorter and the expression meaner.

T.rex (Battat)
Above – Version 3

2nd version’s body is perhaps a little too heavy forward, but that demerit is nothing compared with the overall quality. On the other hand 3rd version’s pose is far more stable, but the more slender neck and snout are not as attractive as 2nd version’s firmly built upper body. The latter has a more dynamic tail, too.

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  • I just received this morning in the morning the third version of Battat tyrannosaurus rex this morning and I can affirm that it is even better than its modern version (it remains without problems standing) aspect that unfortunately I do not observe in its wonderful modern version although it is a outstanding figure. It is a great figure, I recommend it.

    On the other hand, I make an offer to the members of dinotoyblog.com/forum. I am interested in the tyrannosaurus rex Battat version 1 and 2 if anyone is interested do not hesitate to contact me I offer a good sum of money for either or both dinosaurs. I’m legit.

  • […] Tomhet reviewed the original Boston Museum of Science model and in that review he covered both the second and third versions of the sculpture. It is important to mention that the Terra T. rex is a repaint of the 3rd BMOS T. rex. The 3rd version of the model was originally released in 1998 with the first version released in 1994. The only real concern some picky collectors might take issue with is the lack of feathers, but most modern rex models still lack them. Since feathers are still speculative (but highly likely) for the genus you can’t really take points off for their omission. […]

  • I found version 3 at a yard sale for 25 cents

  • ¡Hola Alex!

    Desafortunadamente está descontinuado desde hace unos 9 años, a veces lo venden en Ebay.

    ¡Saludos!

  • Me a gustado mucho este dinosaurio para mi coleccion de figuras, pero me gustaria más saber donde lo has conseguido.

  • Antonny,

    perhaps you might be interested in visiting our forum, maybe somebody has it 🙂

  • I am seeking the Battat’s T-Rex of 3rd series.
    Where can I buy that figure?
    If anyone have and would like to sell that figure, I will be ready to buy and pay it.
    Thanks for attention.

  • It is indeed the eternal course of the Theropoda. The consensus is, there’s not enough quality control.

  • What is it with T.rexes and useless foot pads? I didn’t mention it in my original post, but the walking with dinosaurs T.rex has a pad on one of its feet, but this doesn’t work either. Actually, all of the two-legged WWD figures have trouble standing for that matter – the plastic is a little soft and distorts over time.

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