Schleich Allosaurus Model Reviewed
Allosaurus may be one of the better known large, meat-eating dinosaurs from the Late Jurassic and many models of this theropod have been made; but dinosaur model collectors have another interpretation of Allosaurus to add to their collection with the introduction of an Allosaurus replica from Schleich.
This Allosaurus model is part of a new series of dinosaur and prehistoric animal models introduced by Schleich, the German figure and replica manufacturer. This range of dinosaur models, marketed under the “World of History” brand consists of twelve replicas at the moment, eleven of which are dinosaurs whilst the other is a model of that huge, flying reptile Quetzalcoatlus.
The New Schleich Allosaurus Dinosaur Model
Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur
The Allosaurus replica is loosely based on the previous 1:40 scale model of Allosaurus fragilis, part of Schleich’s “Saurus” range of scale prehistoric animal models. The basic body shape is retained in this new model but there are some interesting differences. For example, this Allosaurus model has an articulated lower jaw. The model can be posed with either the mouth open, the mouth closed or part way in between if preferred. The articulating hinge is well disguised on the figure, but the size of the lower jaw does tend to give this Allosaurus a considerable over bite with all the teeth in the upper jaw clearly visible when the mouth is closed. Such features can be seen in the fossil material assigned to Allosaurus specimens.
The model measures sixteen centimetres in length, with a head height of approximately ten centimetres. This Allosaurus replica is painted a bronze colour with a lighter underside and there is a row of dark stripes running from the back of the neck down to the tail of the model. The skin texture is quite authentic, there have been a number of fossil skin impressions of meat-eating dinosaurs discovered by palaeontologists, so the designers seem to have paid attention to the fossil record when creating the skin texture for their new model.
The feet are a little over-sized and the toes very splayed out, but this is to help keep the model stable and to allow it to stand on its own without any aids. The claws on the grasping, three-fingered hands are well defined and overall the model gives an impression of a powerful, athletic predator.
To view the World of History Dinosaur Models: Schleich World of History Dinosaur Models.
The new Allosaurus model from Schleich, part of the “World of History” prehistoric animal model collection is a welcome addition to the Schleich range of dinosaur replicas and we think this model will prove popular with dinosaur enthusiasts and model collectors.