New Schleich Prehistoric Animal Models in Stock at Everything Dinosaur
The first of the 2018 Schleich prehistoric animal models are in stock at Everything Dinosaur. Five new figures are now available, the new for 2018 Schleich Triceratops, the new colour variant Therizinosaurus plus the Psittacosaurus, Oviraptor and the amazing Dinogorgon replica.
New for 2018 Schleich Prehistoric Animal Models in Stock at Everything Dinosaur
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Schleich Prehistoric Animal Models for 2018
Four of the five models to have arrived to date, are dinosaurs, the exception is the confusingly named Dinogorgon. Dinogorgon is a member of the Therapsida and, as such, is more closely related to us humans than it is to any dinosaur. One group of the therapsids, evolved into large, sabre-toothed predators – the gorgonopsids (named after the Gorgons from Greek myth), Dinogorgon is a gorgonopsid, a member of an African subfamily (the Rubidgeinae), which were the apex predators in southern Africa at the end of the Permian.
The Schleich Dinogorgon Model
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This beautifully detailed figure measures around thirteen centimetres long and it is great to see Schleich making models of prehistoric animals that predate the Dinosauria.
Schleich Oviraptor Model
Schleich have also introduced a model of an Oviraptor into their dinosaur range. The Oviraptor continues the trend to introduce feathered dinosaur representations into the company’s portfolio. The figure is resplendent with its shaggy coat and prominent wing feathers. The model stands some ten centimetres high, so it works in scale with larger replicas representing larger species. The detail of the individual feathers on the Schleich Oviraptor has already attracted a number of favourable comments.
The Schleich Oviraptor Dinosaur Model
To view all the new Schleich prehistoric animal figures currently in stock at Everything Dinosaur: Schleich Prehistoric Animal Models.
Another theropod, but like Oviraptor, very probably not a hypercarnivore. Schleich have introduced a new colour version of their popular Therizinosaurus figure. Just like its predecessor, this model has an articulated jaw and moveable arms.
The New for 2018 Schleich Therizinosaurus (Colour Variant)
For models and replicas of prehistoric animals: Prehistoric Animal Figures and Dinosaur Models.
Schleich New for 2018 Triceratops Dinosaur Model
An old favourite has been remodelled for 2018 by Schleich. The German-based company has introduced a large model of Triceratops. The figure measures a whopping 21 centimetres long and it works well in scale with the Tyrannosaurus rex models introduced by Schleich. The Schleich Triceratops has been given a vivid red colouration, in stark contrast to the battleship grey that covers the majority of the figure.
The New for 2018 Schleich Triceratops Dinosaur Model is in Stock at Everything Dinosaur
The last of the new for 2018 figures to be featured is the splendid Schleich Psittacosaurus. We know that Schleich will introduce more models in the near future but for the time being, we will conclude this brief overview of new prehistoric animal models by commenting on the Schleich Psittacosaurus.
The Schleich Psittacosaurus (2018)
Schleich Models Have Lots of Detail
This model shows lots of detail and the skull with its prominent jugals (bony projections) deserves praise. The painting around the open mouth is particularly well done and it is good to see that Psittacosaurus has been given a set of bristles at the end of its tail, as the fossil record suggests. The bright green colouration contrasts nicely with the muted, pale undertones of the belly, thus emphasising the idea (as supported by a recent scientific paper), that these types of dinosaurs were countershaded.
To read an article about countershading in Psittacosaurus: Calculating the Colour of Psittacosaurus.
All in all, it is a big Iguanodon’s thumb up from Everything Dinosaur for these new Schleich replicas. We also look forward to commenting on the new for 2018 Tawa (T. hallae) figure when it arrives at our warehouse.