Two New Papo Prehistoric Animal Models for Dinosaur Fans
The wait is over to hear news about the new Papo prehistoric animal models. Everything Dinosaur can now reveal the two new additions to the Papo range for 2015. Papo will be bringing out a model of a Cretaceous pterosaur (Tupuxuara) and a replica of a young Apatosaurus and very splendid they both look.
The Pterosaur Replica Tupuxuara
Picture credit: Papo
Papo Prehistoric Animal Models (2015)
A member of the Thalassodromidae family of pterosaurs, these flamboyant crested flying reptiles, with their oversized skulls and toothless beaks would have made a spectacular sight as they soared over the skies of Cretaceous Brazil. No one is really sure what these creatures ate, some species of Tupuxuara had wingspans in excess of five metres. It has been suggested that these pterosaurs were fish-eaters (piscivores), whilst other scientists have proposed that these were the “Toucans of the Pterosauria”, suggesting that they guzzled fruit (frugivores).
The model measures around five centimetres high, is about seven centimetres in length and with its folded wings, this particular Tupuxuara is around seven centimetres wide.
The second model being launched by Papo is a much larger specimen, although not as big as it could have been. The French figure and model manufacturer will be introducing a young Apatosaurus to its dinosaur model range (Les Dinosaures).
The Young Apatosaurus from Papo
Picture credit: Papo
We hope this new replica works well with the existing Allosaurus and the Stegosaurus models. It seems that Morrison Formation dinosaurs are being well represented in the Papo model series at the moment.
To view Everything Dinosaur’s range of Papo prehistoric animal models: Papo Prehistoric Animal Models.
Team members at Everything Dinosaur will be meeting up with Papo in the New Year, we intend to take some more photographs and when we do, we shall post them up. Both these replicas are going to be made in the early part of next year. Everything Dinosaur expects to have stocks by early March, perhaps a little earlier. We shall keep you posted on the progress being made with these two, new for 2015 Papo prehistoric animal models.
What are the sizes of the Apatosaurus’ model?
The size measurements for the Apatosaurus have yet to be confirmed. We will publish updates in due course.
Beautyful!!! only two for 2015? WHY???
Is it possible these two are just the first to be announced? 3 to 4 figures per year is the usual amount of releases from papo. Any word on this?
We thought along the same lines, especially with the release of Jurassic World in the summer of 2015. We might hear about further releases after our meeting with Papo in the New Year.
If I’m correct, aren’t sauropods known to have had a single claw on each forefoot and three of them on each hind foot?
Evidence from the manus and pes related to the Sauropoda, that’s a very tricky area. Trackway evidence has also to be considered when it comes to determining the structure of the “toes and fingers”. Most diplodocids did have an enlarged thumb claw (digit 1), brachiosaurids in many cases had a much reduced thumb claw in comparison. In the diplodocids such as Apatosaurus, the other four “fingers” may have had no claws at all, or they were severely reduced. In fact, the individual digits on the front limbs of an animal like Apatosaurus would not have been visible had you been around 150 million years ago and watched one of these guys walk by. As for the feet, don’t get us started on the feet.
Mike, did you manage to get details on these figures? It’s already after New Year’s and I’m looking forward to hearing more.
Like what I see but what I want to know,If we are getting a young Apatosaurus now are we going to get the larder adult? Also how long is this young one 8 or 9 inches.Tell the truth I don’t know why they didn’t do two.I would much rather have the adult first,the adult going 17 or 18 inches in length would not be bad.Plus looking that good I’d give $50.00 right off no problem even a little more.Anyone knows if they will do the adult let me know.I would put in to bug them about it but I can not seem to be able to.I have some trouble and they are one that I can not e-mail for some reason.I think i don’t have what they are running with or I still got some fixing to do with this computer. Thanks all.Happy dinoing.
One of our team members has emailed across the information requested.