New CollectA Models 2020 (Part 1)

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New CollectA Models 2020 (Part 1)

It’s that time of year when our chums at CollectA release details of their new for 2020 prehistoric animal models.  A number of announcements are due to be made in the next few weeks, but today, we start the palaeontological ball rolling by introducing the first of the new for 2020 CollectA figures.

The first four models are:

  1. CollectA Deluxe Protoceratops 1:6 scale
  2. CollectA Deluxe Fukuisaurus 1:40 scale
  3. The CollectA Deluxe Microraptor 1:6 scale
  4. CollectA Baryonyx (Prehistoric Life)

The New for 2020 CollectA Protoceratops Dinosaur Model

The new for 2020 CollectA Deluxe Protoceratops dinosaur model.
CollectA Deluxe Protoceratops dinosaur model 1:6 scale.  The model will also have an articulated jaw.

Picture credit: CollectA

New CollectA Models

Over the years, CollectA have produced a wide range of horned dinosaur figures.  Everything Dinosaur team members had lobbied to have Protoceratops included, it is one of the most intensely studied of all the Dinosauria and dinosaur model fans will be able to pick up this figure in early 2020.  It should provide a suitable companion piece to the 1:6 scale CollectA Velociraptor model that was introduced back in 2011.

CollectA Deluxe Fukuisaurus (1:40 Scale)

Coming to Everything Dinosaur in Early 2020 – CollectA 1:40 Scale Fukuisaurus

New for 2020 the CollectA Deluxe Fukuisaurus dinosaur model.
CollectA Deluxe Fukuisaurus (1:40 scale) dinosaur model.

Picture credit: CollectA

Fukuisaurus (F. tetoriensis) was first described from partial skull material found at the famous Kitadani Dinosaur Quarry (Honshu Island, Japan).  The CollectA model draws on other known iguanodontids for inspiration, for very little fossil material has been ascribed to this genus.

Some academics describe this Early Cretaceous herbivore as having “nomen nudum” status, that is, it’s an animal for which no holotype fossil material has been designated.  This dinosaur model might be in the CollectA Deluxe portfolio, but don’t expect a figure the size of the bulky Iguanodon model released by CollectA in 2018.  Fukuisaurus is believed to have been a relatively small animal, perhaps measuring 4.5 metres long and weighing around 350-450 kilograms.

The size of Fukuisaurus is in truth, not known, but Iguanodon bernissartensis for example, was nearly twice as long and perhaps ten times heavier.

Designer Anthony Beeson commented:

“In response from our Japanese fans we produced this model to go with Fukuiraptor that we issued in 2019.  An Early Cretaceous herbivorous ornithopod dinosaur from Japan living some 129.4- 125 million years ago.”

CollectA Deluxe Microraptor (1:6 Scale)

Available from Everything Dinosaur in Early 2020 – The CollectA Microraptor Dinosaur Model

CollectA Deluxe Microraptor - new for 2020
The CollectA Deluxe Microraptor model (1:6 scale).

Picture credit: CollectA

The third new for 2020 CollectA figure is another Asian dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous, but this time, this dinosaur heralds from China, not Japan.  It is a model of the feathered dromaeosaurid Microraptor and it has certainly been depicted in a spectacular pose.  In email correspondence with model designer Anthony Beeson, Everything Dinosaur team members were fascinated to learn that magpie feathers had been despatched to China to help the model makers re-create the iridescence on the animal’s plumage. 

We also learned that CollectA had been specifically requested by a museum in China to make this figure.  Museum staff have approved the CollectA model design.

The CollectA Baryonyx (Prehistoric Life)

Making up the quartet of new figures, the first of the new for 2020 announcements from CollectA, is a splendid replica of Baryonyx.

New for 2020 The CollectA Prehistoric Life Baryonyx Dinosaur Model

CollectA Baryonyx - new for 2020
CollectA Baryonyx dinosaur model.  The new for 2020 Prehistoric Life CollectA Baryonyx will be mounted on a base just like the 2019 CollectA Deluxe Baryonyx model.

Picture credit: CollectA

Collectors will probably recall that last year, a 1:40 scale CollectA Deluxe Baryonyx was introduced.  The 2020 “Prehistoric Life” version follows the same design and updates the original Baryonyx figure that was introduced by CollectA into this range more than ten years ago.  Note the rows of “crocodilian scutes” that can be seen on the side of the tail.  This figure looks beautifully crafted and we look forward to welcoming this Baryonyx and the other new models early next year.

Tale of the Tape

  • CollectA Deluxe Protoceratops – length 24 cm, with that bristle-tail standing some 11 cm high.
  • CollectA Deluxe Fukuisaurus – length 14 cm and standing around 5.5 cm high.
  • The CollectA Deluxe Microraptor – length 20 cm, approximate wingspan 15.5 cm and the height of the model is estimated at 12.5 cm.
  • CollectA Prehistoric Life Baryonyx – length 19 cm, approximate height 7 cm.

To view the current range of CollectA models available from Everything Dinosaur: CollectA Prehistoric Life.

To view the Deluxe range of CollectA figures available: CollectA Deluxe.

We look forward to posting up more information and images of other new for 2020 prehistoric animal models from CollectA.

The Everything Dinosaur website: Everything Dinosaur.