New Schleich Saurus – Release Date September 2010

Team members at Everything Dinosaur are eagerly awaiting the arrival of the Schleich Giganotosaurus model.

The Saurus range of prehistoric animals from Schleich is only having one new addition this year.  This German manufacturer is producing a scale model of a Giganotosaurus (Giganotosaurus carolini) to go with its large theropod collection of T. rex, Spinosaurus and the Late Jurassic Allosaurus.

Schleich Giganotosaurus Model

The New Schleich Giganotosaurus Model – Release Date Sept. 2010

Picture credit: Schleich/Everything Dinosaur

We have been lucky enough to see this model up close, as part of our preview work with the manufacturer.  This Giganotosaurus, continues this German company’s tradition of producing very stocky and robust looking theropods.  This model contrasts nicely with the long awaited Giganotosaurus from Bullyland (Germany).  Bullyland have chosen a very different look for their version of this large South American predator from the Neuquen Province of Argentina.

The red head on the Bullyland model is most striking, a reflection on the large theropod hypothesis put forward by Dr Bob Bakker et al.  More on this later no doubt when our first shipments come in; but in the meantime, it is exciting looking forward to the release of the Schleich interpretation.  The detailing on this model is very good, the expression of the fenestra in front of the orbit (eye) is vividly demonstrated.  This Giganotosaurus is clearly depicted as a ponderous, heavy, carnivore, quite capable of tackling a titanosaur if it wanted.

To view the Schleich Saurus range:  Schleich Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Animals.

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