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1 10, 2022

Classifying Palaeontology in Video Games

By | October 1st, 2022|Dinosaur and Prehistoric Animal News Stories, Dinosaur Fans, Main Page, Palaeontological articles|0 Comments

Everything Dinosaur team members wrote a blog post a few days ago about how palaeontology is depicted in video games. The University of Birmingham led research, published recently in the journal EGUsphere Geoscience Communications, examined how the science of palaeontology is portrayed to the public, at a time when many people get a lot of their knowledge from media and entertainment.

To read Everything Dinosaur’s blog post about this research: Palaeontology in Video Games.

Nanmu Studio Indominus Berserker Rex
A model of a genetically designed dinosaur. Inspired by InGen? Video games and other media such as films are having a big influence on how the Dinosauria are perceived by the public.

Classifying How Video Games Depict Palaeontology

In order to understand how palaeontology and other related Earth sciences are portrayed, the research team looked at palaeontological content and classified it into a number of categories.

Here is the list of categories the team used:

  • Ancient animals as adversaries – using ancient animals – typically dinosaurs and pterosaurs – as adversaries that must be killed. Examples include The Legend of Zelda, Tomb Raider and Peter Jackson’s King Kong video game.
  • Ancient animals as tools – for example Yoshi, an omnivorous theropod dinosaur who first appeared in Super Mario World as a mount for the Mario brothers in their adventures to rescue Princess Peach.
  • Fossils as collectables – items found throughout the game setting to help the player progress through the game. For example, Red Dead Redemption 2 features a side quest to locate 30 fossil specimens in order to assist an aspiring palaeontologist.
  • Ancient animal management simulators, otherwise referred to as “park sims” – games such as the Jurassic World Evolution aim to construct a financially viable park or zoo.
  • Ancient animal simulators – players control an individual animal through an entire life cycle in a natural, open world, environment such as Saurian or Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey.

Helping or Hindering the Perception of Palaeontology

Once the researchers had classified the video game content, they set about devising a rating system to determine whether the depiction hindered or helped the science of palaeontology and how it was depicted in cyberspace compared to the real world.

The factors analysed to determine the impact were:

  • Ancient death machines – ancient animals as vicious, frightening and brutish enemies for players to combat. AKA ‘monsterification’, the animal’s proportions and features like claws and horns are exaggerated – for example in Ark: Survival Evolved.
  • Fossil = dinosaur = Tyrannosaurus: lack of palaeodiversity – Dinosaurs have become almost synonymous with ancient life in the entertainment industry. Ancient animal diversity is often limited to a handful of “iconic” species recycled by the entertainment industry.
  • Palaeotrivia – In order to help players understand complex topics or introduce story elements, many games feature in-built encyclopaedias about characters, objects and locations in the game setting – particularly in park management games such as Jurassic World: Evolution series.
  • Depiction of palaeontological science – most palaeo-video games integrate science into gameplay that increases the knowledge of the player, but they can take creative liberties in order to make engaging gameplay mechanics. In essence, these games may depart from the science narrative all too readily.
  • Representation of ethics in palaeontological video games – Palaeontology has a long colonial history with deep-rooted exploitative practises which appear within games unchallenged, for example the illegal buying and selling of fossils in Jurassic World: Evolution.
  • Male, pale and stale – palaeontologists in video games are typically depicted as old, white men or the ‘Indiana Jones stereotype’ – for example Stardew Valley and Dinosaur Fossil Hunter.
  • Perpetuation of harmful, misogynistic, and racist tropes – while female lead characters are becoming more commonplace, games still sexualise women more than their male counterparts, particularly in depictions of early humans.

The Most Common Palaeontological Tropes

By highlighting the most common palaeontological tropes, both negative and positive, identified in video games, the researchers hope to assist science communicators when working in the virtual reality or gaming sector. In addition, by flagging common misconceptions and harmful tropes, the research team aims to raise awareness amongst game developers, who may be unaware that they could be perpetuating negative notions about the Earth sciences.

Mosasaurus model.
Nanmu Studio Mosasaurus “Lord of the Abyss”. A marine reptile model inspired by how prehistoric animals are depicted in movies and video games.

The prehistoric animal images used to illustrate this article feature Nanmu Studio prehistoric animal models. To view the Nanmu Studio range in stock at Everything Dinosaur: Nanmu Studio Dinosaur and Prehistoric Animal Models.

The scientific paper: “The perception of palaeontology in commercial off-the-shelf video games and an assessment of their potential as educational tools” by Thomas Clements, Jake Atterby, Terri Cleary, Richard P. Dearden and Valentina Rossi published in EGUsphere Geoscience Communications.

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30 09, 2022

Patagotitan Model in Stock

By | September 30th, 2022|Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur News and Updates, Everything Dinosaur Products, Main Page, Photos of Everything Dinosaur Products, Press Releases|0 Comments

The new for 2022 Wild Safari Prehistoric World Patagotitan model is in stock at Everything Dinosaur. This large replica of a super-sized titanosaur has arrived at Everything Dinosaur’s warehouse and team members are busy contacting all those customers who requested an alert when the dinosaur model was available.

Patagotitan model in stock.
The Wild Safari Prehistoric World Patagotitan model has arrived at Everything Dinosaur. Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur.

Wild Safari Prehistoric World Patagotitan Model

The Wild Safari Prehistoric World Patagotitan model measures around 40 cm in length and that beautiful and carefully sculpted head is raised off the ground by about 10.5 cm. Although Safari Ltd do not provide a declared scale for this figure, team members estimate that the Patagotitan model is in approximately 1:100 scale.

Wild Safari Prehistoric World Patagotitan model
A close-up view of the new for 2022 Wild Safari Prehistoric World Patagotitan dinosaur model. This new dinosaur model is in stock at Everything Dinosaur.

Patagotitan Fact Sheet

Everything Dinosaur team members have researched and written a Patagotitan mayorum fact sheet. The fact sheet also contains a scale drawing providing an indication of the huge size of this massive dinosaur. Patagotitan mayorum can claim to be the biggest terrestrial animal known to science, based on substantially complete fossil remains. The first fossil evidence for Patagotitan emerged in 2008 and pictures of its fossils have been circulated widely. Patagotitan was formally named and described in 2017.

Wild Safari Prehistoric World Patagotitan model.
The new for 2022 Wild Safari Prehistoric World Patagotitan model. This titanosaur model measures over 38 cm long which effectively makes this figure a 1:100 scale model.

Models Available from Everything Dinosaur

The Patagotitan model joins over ninety prehistoric animal figures in the Wild Safari Prehistoric World range available from Everything Dinosaur. The range already contains a number of sauropod figures including Apatosaurus, Amargasaurus, Brachiosaurus, Malawisaurus and Camarasaurus.

To view the extensive range of dinosaur and prehistoric animal models available, take a look at the Safari Ltd section of Everything Dinosaur’s website: Wild Safari Prehistoric Animal Figures and Models.

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27 09, 2022

Palaeontology in Video Games

By | September 27th, 2022|Adobe CS5, Dinosaur and Prehistoric Animal News Stories, Dinosaur Fans, Main Page, Palaeontological articles|0 Comments

Palaeontology, dinosaurs and prehistoric animals are frequently subjects for video games. Players have the opportunity to construct their own “Jurassic Park”, go fossil collecting and combat dinosaurs. A new study indicates that these games may contain negative and harmful themes that can confuse and lead to misconceptions about palaeontology.

An international team of researchers, led by scientists from the University of Birmingham, played and studied a variety of video games containing elements of palaeontology. An eclectic range of video games were sampled including Super Mario World, Animal Crossing and the “Jurassic Park/World” games. The team attempted to map what was “palaeo-fact” and what was “palaeo-fiction”.

A timeline of palaeontology in video games
Timeline of palaeontology in video games. Picture credit: Clements et al/University of Birmingham.

Sorting “Palaeo-fact” from “Palaeo-fiction”

Dr Thomas Clements (University of Birmingham) and a co-author of the study explained:

“Loads of people are inspired by and get their understanding of dinosaurs from movie blockbusters like Jurassic Park, but no one talks about how massive the gaming industry is in shaping not only the public’s understanding of ancient life and also of paleontological science.”

A Triassic forest from a video game.
Gamers will be able to explore a number of terrestrial environments. A Triassic forest environment from a video game. Picture credit: Daniel Carter.

Pleasantly Surprised by the Accuracy

The researchers were pleasantly surprised by the accuracy of some of the games. However, they quickly identified numerous negative tones that were repeatedly reflected in the gaming environment.

Dr Clements commented:

“When we played through many of these games, we were pleasantly surprised about the accuracy of games like Animal Crossing that provide accurate and educational information in a fun and engaging way. However, we also found that many games contain misleading, negative, and sometimes quite damaging themes – many already widespread issues in the gaming industry. It is common for palaeo-games to contain ethically dubious science, the illegal collection of fossils, ‘monsterification’ of animals, poor representation of minority groups, and the hypersexualisation of women.”

Writing in the journal EGUsphere Geoscience Communications, the scientists analysed the representation of palaeontology in hundreds of video games, classifying them into several categories. They then defined a number of factors which may help or hinder a video game’s effectiveness in promoting palaeontology to a wider audience. Their study has implications for ways that science communicators can address these issues when talking to the public about palaeontology and has a wider role in helping to support gender equality and ethnic diversity.

Portraying Palaeontology to the Public

Co-author Jake Atterby (University of Birmingham), stated:

“This paper is about how the science of palaeontology is portrayed to the public, at a time when many people get a lot of their knowledge from media and entertainment. Audiences can subconsciously learn from the media they consume, including depictions of our science that are deliberately exaggerated for entertainment. This can give players a false impression of ancient life and the work that we do. It is important for palaeontologists to understand the public’s perception of our science to help when we communicate our research.

Everything Dinosaur acknowledges the assistance of a media release from the University of Birmingham in the compilation of this article.

The scientific paper: “The perception of palaeontology in commercial off-the-shelf video games and an assessment of their potential as educational tools” by Thomas Clements, Jake Atterby, Terri Cleary, Richard P. Dearden and Valentina Rossi published in EGUsphere Geoscience Communications.

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26 09, 2022

PNSO Deinocheirus Model

By | September 26th, 2022|Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur News and Updates, Everything Dinosaur Products, Main Page, Press Releases|2 Comments

Everything Dinosaur will be stocking the new for 2022 PNSO Deinocheirus model. A stunning replica of a bizarre theropod dinosaur. Jacques the PNSO Deinocheirus is already on its way to Everything Dinosaur and it is expected to arrive at the company’s UK warehouse in the next few weeks (November 2022).

PNSO Jacques the Deinocheirus model.
The beautifully painted, feathered theropod – Jacques the Deinocheirus dinosaur model.

Jacques the PNSO Deinocheirus Model

The figure is based on the very latest scientific reconstruction of this giant ornithomimosaur which was named and described in 1970. The arms of this biped, at around 2.4 metres in length, are amongst the largest arms of any known member of the Theropoda. The PNSO replica has been given plenty of plumage on its forelimbs and a long tail with a tuft of feathers on the end.

PNSO Jacques the Deinocheirus dinosaur model.
The PNSO Jacques the Deinocheirus dinosaur model.

PNSO Deinocheirus Model Measurements

The model measures a fraction over 29.2 cm in length and that prominent hump and beautifully detailed head stand over 12 cm off the ground. Jacques the Deinocheirus is part of the very popular PNSO mid-size model range.

PNSO Deinocheirus model measurements.
The PNSO Deinocheirus model measures 29.2 cm long and the head stands some 12.5 cm off the ground.

To read an article from 2014 about the re-description of Deinocheirus following more substantial fossil finds: Deinocheirus Done and Dusted for Now at Least.

Expected to Arrive at the Same Time as the Sinopliosaurus

The new PNSO Deinocheirus figure is the last, scheduled PNSO prehistoric animal model to be introduced this year. It will be on the same shipment as the PNSO Sinopliosaurus figure that we at Everything Dinosaur announced in August: PNSO Adding a Sinopliosaurus Dinosaur Model.

PNSO Jacques the Deinocheirus dinosaur model.
A close-up view of the elongated beak of the Deinocheirus model, this dinosaur has an articulated lower jaw.

Supplied with Poster, Booklet and QR Code

The PNSO Jacques the Deinocheirus model has an articulated jaw. It is supplied with a sci-art poster, a 64-page, fully illustrated booklet and the box has a QR code on it permitting access to a short product video.

PNSO Deinocheirus supplied with a poster and booklet.
The new PNSO Deinocheirus dinosaur model is supplied with a full-colour, illustrated booklet and a sci-art poster. Customers can also scan a QR code to gain access to a short video that explains how the model was created.

A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur welcomed the new PNSO figure and confirmed that it was scheduled to be in stock in November.

To view the large range of PNSO prehistoric animal models available from Everything Dinosaur: PNSO Age of Dinosaurs.

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25 09, 2022

Everything Dinosaur’s Customer Newsletter

By | September 25th, 2022|Adobe CS5, Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur News and Updates, Everything Dinosaur Newsletters, Everything Dinosaur Products, Main Page, Press Releases|0 Comments

Everything Dinosaur’s customer newsletter for September features the latest Rebor replicas to arrive, a chance to purchase rare Rebor museum quality Titanoboas and two CollectA deluxe dinosaurs including the recently introduced CollectA deluxe Triceratops horridus dinosaur model.

The new Rebor non-scale, diorama display bases “Summer Kisses and “Winter Tears” provide the headlines for our latest customer communication.

Rebor Summer Kisses and Winter Tears display bases.
The Rebor “Summer Kisses” and “Winter Tears” display bases feature in Everything Dinosaur’s September newsletter. Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur.

Everything Dinosaur’s Customer Newsletter – Rebor Replicas

“Summer Kisses” and “Winter Tears” are the first, bespoke diorama bases to be introduced into Rebor’s extensive model range. They contain amazing detail and the tree stump featured on the bases provides extra support and stability for Rebor replicas. To read about these exciting new additions: Looking at “Winter Tears” and “Summer Kisses”.

Rebor T. rex Models “Kiss” and “Tusk”

Also prominent in Everything Dinosaur’s customer newsletter are the two new Rebor Tyrannosaurus rex models “Kiss” and “Tusk”. The “Kiss” T. rex figure has been given lips, whilst “Tusk” reflects a more conventional view with T. rex being lipless and having an overbite.

Both newly introduced theropod replicas have proved to be extremely popular with model collectors.

Rebor Tyrannosaurus rex figures "Kiss" and "Tusk".
The two new for 2022 Rebor Tyrannosaurus rex models feature in Everything Dinosaur’s September customer newsletter. The Rebor “Tusk” a dinosaur model without lips and an overbite is left, whilst the lipped Rebor “Kiss is “right”. Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur.

Rebor Titanoboa Museum Class Maquettes

Customers who have subscribed to Everything Dinosaur’s free newsletter have also been given an update on the availability of the two special-edition Rebor Titanoboa maquettes “Brian Diccus” and “Monty Resurgent”. These 1:11 scale replicas were originally introduced in 2021 but are now becoming increasingly rare and difficult to obtain. Fortunately, for model collectors Everything Dinosaur does still have these figures in stock.

To view the wide selection of Rebor models available from Everything Dinosaur: Rebor Replicas Figures and Models.

Rebor Titanoboa figures.
The two, special-edition Rebor Titanoboa Museum Class maquettes feature in the latest Everything Dinosaur customer newsletter. Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur.

CollectA Deluxe Prehistoric World Figures

The latest edition of the Everything Dinosaur customer newsletter also features the recently arrived CollectA Deluxe Triceratops horridus model and highlights the best-selling CollectA Deluxe Edmontosaurus. These ornithischian models demonstrate the quality of workmanship associated with the CollectA ranges.

CollectA Deluxe Triceratops horridus and CollectA Edmontosaurus
The Everything Dinosaur September newsletter features the recently arrived CollectA Deluxe Triceratops horridus and the best-selling CollectA Deluxe Edmontosaurus. Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur.

To view the range of CollectA deluxe figures in stock: CollectA Deluxe Prehistoric World Models.

A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur explained that the company sends out informative and helpful product updates from time to time and recommended that model collectors subscribe.

Contact Everything Dinosaur to request joining our newsletter mailing list: Email Everything Dinosaur.

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22 09, 2022

Bring Back “April”

By | September 22nd, 2022|Adobe CS5, Dinosaur and Prehistoric Animal News Stories, Dinosaur Fans, Main Page, Palaeontological articles|0 Comments

The University of Manchester has launched a campaign to bring back “April” the Tenontosaurus. Manchester Museum is asking for public support to install a stunning Tenontosaurus fossilised skeleton, one of the most complete specimens of this Early Cretaceous ornithopod ever found.

The Museum is hoping to raise £10,000 GBP ($11,280.00 USD), to enable the Tenontosaurus to be restored and installed in the Dinosaurs and Fossils gallery as an exhibit with the 110-million-year-old fossil bones in their correct anatomical positions.

The fossilised remains of April the Tenontosaurus laid out in anatomical position.
The fossilised remains of “April” the Tenontosaurus partially laid out in anatomical position. Picture credit: The University of Manchester.

The Tenontosaurus specimen (MANCH LL.12275) was purchased by the University of Manchester in 1999. It has been the subject of a recent scientific paper which confirmed the presence of gastroliths (stomach stones), the first evidence of gastroliths to be identified in a derived member of the Ornithopoda.

To read about this scientific research: “April” the Tenontosaurus Reveals Her Secrets.

Bring Back “April”

The stunning fossil specimen comes from Montana, and it is affectionately named “April” after the wife of Barry James who originally prepared the fossil for display. When first put on show to the public it was portrayed in an upright position, like a super-sized kangaroo with its tail resting on the ground. However, research from Earth Sciences students from the University of Manchester has shed light on how the skeleton would have walked and posed in life.

Tenonotosaurus skeleton made ready for exhibition.
The original mount of “April” the Tenontosaurus. The skeleton was dismantled and put into storage when a replica of a T. rex skeleton made its debut at the museum. Picture credit: The University of Manchester.

Thousands of Hours of Restoration Work is Required

The Curator of the Earth Science Collections at the Manchester Museum David Gelsthorpe outlined the aims of the fund-raising effort and explained some of the problems that this restoration project will pose.

He commented:

“April is a Tenontosaurus purchased by Manchester Museum in 1999 and was previously displayed standing upright. Over the past few years, we have been working with a team of Earth Sciences students from the University of Manchester to carefully study April’s bones and find out more about her. Using their palaeontology skills and computer modelling, their research has helped us to better understand how she would have moved on all fours. As well as changing the way the skeleton stands, over 10,000 hours of careful conservation work is required to restore its bones.”

The Museum is requesting donations to help bring “April” back to her best and to permit her to be once again an integral part of the Museum’s Dinosaurs and Fossils Gallery.

To read more about this campaign and to make a donation: Support Manchester Museum Help Bring “April” Back.

The restored skull of "April" the Tenontosaurus
Tenontosaurus skull in left lateral view. The stunning and beautifully restored “April” the Tenontosaurus skull. Picture credit: The University of Manchester.

A New Dinosaur Display

If the fund raising succeeds than the Tenontosaurus specimen will form the focal point of a brand-new exhibition devoted entirely to the Dinosauria, planned for April 2023. Visitors will have the opportunity to view prehistoric giants, such as “Stan” the Tyrannosaurus rex cast and to learn about British dinosaur fossil discoveries. The demise of the Dinosauria and many other types of animals and plants as a result of a mass extinction event, some sixty-six million years ago, will be linked to today’s problems of climate change and the current rate of extinction.

Manchester Museum.
The front entrance of the Manchester Museum, a neo-Gothic building that houses approximately 4.5 million artefacts from the natural sciences and human history. A new dinosaur exhibit is scheduled to open in February 2023. Picture credit: The University of Manchester.

Plans for the new dinosaur exhibit are part of a larger scheme of improvements planned for Manchester Museum which has been entitled “Hello Future”: Hello Future.

To play your part and contribute to “April’s” restoration, please visit: Support Manchester Museum. Every donation will go towards helping to put “April” back on display.

Everything Dinosaur acknowledges the assistance of a media release from Manchester Museum in the compilation of this article.

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21 09, 2022

Rebor Summer Kisses Winter Tears Diorama Bases

By | September 21st, 2022|Adobe CS5, Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur News and Updates, Everything Dinosaur Products, Main Page, Photos of Everything Dinosaur Products, Press Releases|0 Comments

The Rebor Summer Kisses Winter Tears diorama bases are in stock at Everything Dinosaur. Two fantastic prehistoric animal display bases. These are the first, bespoke diorama bases to have been made by Rebor and as their names suggest each base depicts the same landscape but in a different season. The Winter Tears base depicts an arid environment typical of the dry season, whilst Summer Kisses is verdant and lush, illustrating a landscape after recent rains.

Rebor Summer Kisses Winter Tears diorama bases
The Rebor diorama display bases Summer Kisses (top) and Winter Tears (bottom). Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur.

Suitable for Lots of Different Dinosaurs

The two beautifully painted diorama display bases can be used with a huge range of dinosaur and prehistoric animal figures. For example, team members posed a Rebor Vanilla Ice tyrannosaur figure on a base. This theropod model, one that was introduced by Rebor in 2018, looks very much at home on both Winter Tears and Summer Kisses.

Rebor dinosaur model on display.
The Rebor tyrannosaur figure Vanilla Ice Mountain on the “Winter Tears” display base. Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur.

Lots of Details on the Bases

Each base has lots of detail, including stones and plenty of small sticks. A large tree stump towards the rear of each base provides additional support for any prehistoric figure that is to be displayed. Both Summer Kisses and Winter Tears are made from durable polystone and there is plenty of space amongst the debris to position a prehistoric animal figure securely.

Close-up view of the Rebor tyrannosaur model Vanilla Ice Mountain on the "Summer Kisses" display base.
A close-up view of the Rebor tyrannosaur model Vanilla Ice Mountain on the “Summer Kisses” display base. Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur.

A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur commented:

“We congratulate the manufacturer for producing such detailed display bases. The Rebor Summer Kisses Winter Tears diorama bases represent the same piece of landscape, but in different seasons – a dry season and a wet season.”

To view the range of Rebor prehistoric animal figures and the display bases in stock at Everything Dinosaur: The Rebor Dinosaur and Prehistoric Animal Model Collection.

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20 09, 2022

Rebor Tyrannosaurus rex Figures in Stock

By | September 20th, 2022|Adobe CS5, Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur News and Updates, Everything Dinosaur Products, Main Page, Photos of Everything Dinosaur Products, Press Releases|0 Comments

New for 2022 Rebor Tyrannosaurus rex figures in stock at Everything Dinosaur. The Rebor T. rex Kiss Mountain and the Rebor T. rex Tusk King T. rex Requiem figures have arrived at Everything Dinosaur’s warehouse. The “Kiss” figure has been given lips, whilst the “Tusk” replica has a more typical overbite as seen in earlier Rebor tyrannosaurs.

Rebor T. rex Kiss Mountain dinosaur model.
The Rebor Kiss T. rex figure (Mountain), this tyrannosaur model has been given lips. Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur.

The Rebor T. rex Kiss Mountain Model

The Rebor T. rex Kiss Mountain model measures a little over 40 cm in length and that impressive head stands around 14 cm off the ground. Like its counterpart figure T. rex Tusk, this figure has a declared scale of 1:35.

Rebor Kiss Mountain T. rex model
A dinosaur model with lips. The new for 2022 Rebor T. rex Kiss Mountain model in 1:35 scale. A wonderful model of a Tyrannosaurus rex. Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur.

Rebor T. rex Tusk King T. rex Requiem Model

The Rebor T. rex figure called Tusk (T. rex Tusk King T. rex Requiem) has a colouration superficially similar to the original Rebor King T. rex, which was the second tyrannosauroid model to be made by Rebor. It has an articulated jaw and moveable arms, but depicts this iconic tyrannosaur without lips. Tusk is the same size and scale as the Kiss figure.

Such is the stability of these excellent theropods, that they were able to be placed on the office carpet without the need of the clear, plastic support that is supplied with these figures.

Rebor T. rex Tusk dinosaur model.
The Rebor T. rex Tusk King T. rex Requiem model is supplied with a transparent plastic support base, but our models appear quite stable even standing on our office carpet without the need for the support stand. Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur.

Both models have been beautifully painted and show some stunning details. A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur commented on the impressive lacrimal crests of these models, particularly the crimson-coloured crests of Tusk.

A close-up view of the Rebor T. rex Tusk figure.
A close-up view of the detail on the head of the Rebor T. rex Tusk dinosaur model. The Rebor figure has most impressive lacrimal crests. Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur.

Rebor Tyrannosaurus rex Figures in Stock

To view the range of Rebor dinosaur and prehistoric animal models stocked by Everything Dinosaur: Rebor Prehistoric Animal Models and Figures.

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19 09, 2022

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

By | September 19th, 2022|Main Page|0 Comments

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II (21st April 1926 to 8th September 2022). Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur.

Everything Dinosaur – Collections and Deliveries

We at Everything Dinosaur join with people across the United Kingdom and around the world in mourning the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth.

Collection and delivery services are suspended today. All collections and delivery services will resume on Tuesday 20th September.

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18 09, 2022

Patagotitan Scale Drawing

By | September 18th, 2022|Dinosaur and Prehistoric Animal Drawings, Everything Dinosaur News and Updates, Everything Dinosaur Products, Main Page, Press Releases|0 Comments

Everything Dinosaur has commissioned a Patagotitan scale drawing as the company prepares for the arrive of a Patagotitan model from Safari Ltd. The Wild Safari Prehistoric World Patagotitan replica is due to arrive in stock at Everything Dinosaur in just a few days. This titanosaur figure is a new for 2022 Safari Ltd dinosaur model.

A Scale Drawing of the Huge Titanosaur Patagotitan mayorum

Patagotitan scale drawing.
A scale drawing of the giant titanosaur Patagotitan mayorum commissioned by Everything Dinosaur. This huge dinosaur was estimated to have measured around 35 metres when its fossil bones were initially examined. When Patagotitan was formally named and scientifically described its body size and weight was reduced slightly. However, a reconstructed, life-size skeleton was built measuring 37.2 metres in length. Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur.

Wild Safari Prehistoric World Patagotitan Model

Fortunately for Everything Dinosaur’s packing team, the Wild Safari Prehistoric World Patagotitan model is not a life-size replica. At more than thirty metres in length, this dinosaur could just about fit inside our warehouse, but it would be a tight squeeze.

The model is quite sizeable it measures a fraction over 38 cm in length, which if you consider the replica as a scale model, it would have a scale ratio of around 1:100.

Giant Dinosaur Fossils

Giant fossils of at least seven individual titanosaurs were discovered in southern Argentina in 2014. After an extensive study, this dinosaur was finally named in 2017. Perhaps one of the largest land animals to have ever lived, the binomial scientific name is Patagotitan mayorum. The name translates as “the Mayo family’s Patagonian titan”, as the fossils were found on the Mayo ranch in Patagonia.

To read about the fieldwork and the excavation of the fossil material: Biggest Dinosaur of All – New Contender.

Wild Safari Prehistoric World Patagotitan model.
The new for 2022 Wild Safari Prehistoric World Patagotitan model. This titanosaur model measures over 38 cm long which effectively makes this figure a 1:100 scale model.

A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur confirmed that the new for 2022 Patagotitan model should be in stock at Everything Dinosaur in a few days.

To view the extensive range of Safari Ltd models available from Everything Dinosaur: Wild Safari Prehistoric World.

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