Welcoming Back Old Friends (Prehistoric Mammal Models)
Those clever people at Safari Ltd have re-introduced a number of prehistoric mammal models into their Wild Safari Prehistoric World model range. The models, had previously been retired but with the demise of the Carnegie Collectibles collection and the stopping of production of these scale models, Safari Ltd have decided to make available once again four mammals, namely: Amebelodon, the Giant Ground Sloth (Megatherium), the baby Woolly Mammoth and Doedicurus (a glyptodont).
Welcoming Back Old Friends – Prehistoric Mammal Models
Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur
The hand-painted glyptodont arrived in stock at Everything Dinosaur around Christmas time, the Doedicurus model has now been joined in our warehouse by the other three re-introduced prehistoric mammal models. Although the sculpts are the same, the paint work on the models is slightly different. This is most notable on the Doedicurus and the Amebelodon figures. The Doedicurus has a little more silver paint on the toes and dermal armour (osteoderms and scutes), than the earlier version of this South American giant which has been identified as an extinct member of the armadillo family.
To read a recent article from Everything Dinosaur that explains the research into Glyptodont ancestry: Doedicurus DNA Solves Puzzle Over Glyptodont Ancestry.
Updating the Wild Safari Prehistoric World Amebelodon
The new version of the Amebelodon is quite a lot different from the original Wild Safari Prehistoric World Amebelodon replica.
Everything Dinosaur customer and keen prehistoric animal model collector Mr R. Chan, explained:
“There are two versions, the retired version and the 2016 version. The retired one has painted toes and tail hair, a grey paint job and some weathering on the tusks. The newer version, has a more brownish colouration and has no paint on the toes or tail hair.”
Our thanks to Mr Chan for providing such a helpful explanation.
The New for 2016 Wild Safari Prehistoric World Amebelodon Model
Picture credit: Safari Ltd
To view Everything Dinosaur’s range of Wild Safari Prehistoric World models and the remaining stocks of the Carnegie Collectibles range of scale prehistoric animal models, click this link: Wild Safari Prehistoric World Models.