Seeking a Red Dinosaur

Team members at Everything Dinosaur are asked to supply a red dinosaur model.

We can really appreciate how important the colour of dinosaur models are to some very young dinosaur fans.  Not only do their parents have to find the right dinosaur model, for example, if they want an Allosaurus a Velociraptor simply will not do.  These bright young palaeontologists are very quick to point out the difference and woe betide the parent, grandparent or guardian who gets it wrong when searching for dinosaur toys for children.

Red Dinosaur

Each day we receive a number of emails and phone calls and letters from parents and guardians of these enthusiastic dinosaur fans asking for advice and help in tracing a particular item.  Our team do all they can to help.  Sometimes it is not just a particular prehistoric animal that is required, it has to be the right colour.  We have had to provide a blue Carnotaurus model recently and yesterday we received a plea for help in looking for a red dinosaur.  Fortunately, our dinosaur model series contains a bright red, almost scarlet in fact, plastic dinosaur.

We were able to despatch this model along with the customer’s order and we were told that by the customer, that they were about to become “favourite auntie” for finding the red dinosaur their little nephew so wanted.

I suppose it is all in a day’s work for our team members, we get a certain satisfaction knowing that we have helped out.  After all, not even the most knowledgeable palaeontologist is sure what colour dinosaurs were (colour does not normally fossilise).  A red dinosaur required by a young dinosaur fan?  No problem we take such requests in our stride.

Picture of the Dinosaur Party Models

Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur

The dinosaur party models set consists of a selection of 12 different prehistoric animal models.  The red model can be seen towards the right of the picture.  When a request like this is made by a customer, we make sure a note is made on the order form, this information is then picked up by the packing team in the warehouse.  The right item ends up in the customer’s parcel, in this case the red dinosaur model.

Customer’s can even write a note to us about particular model selections in the “additional information” section of the order processing system.

To view the huge range of dinosaur and prehistoric animal themed toys and gifts available on Everything Dinosaur’s award-winning website: Everything Dinosaur.


The red dinosaur model represents a Tsintaosaurus (pronounced ching-dow-oh-sore-us), a lambeosaurine hadrosaurid of the Late Cretaceous.  The fossils of this particular duck-billed dinosaur have been found in the Shandong Province of eastern China.  A large ornithischian dinosaur, estimated to have exceeded 10 metres in length, the most distinguishing feature of this particular animal was the thin, hollow crest that stuck out from the middle of the head.  As a result of this facial feature, palaeontologists have nick-named this dinosaur the “unicorn dinosaur”.  The name means “Lizard from Tsintao”, the large town close to the place where the first fossils of this dinosaur were discovered.

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