Papo Giganotosaurus, Chilesaurus and the Parasaurolophus Colour Variant

The first of the new for 2020 Papo dinosaur models are in stock!  The Papo Giganotosaurus, the Papo Chilesaurus and the Papo Parasaurolophus (new colour variant).  Papo’s production plans were badly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic but the first of the 2020 batch of new figures planned for this year are safe and sound in Everything Dinosaur’s warehouse.  Team members are busy working through all the reserve lists, contacting customers and despatching the Papo product newsletter that we had been promising our subscribers.

The Papo Giganotosaurus Dinosaur Model

Papo Giganotosaurus dinosaur model.

The Papo Giganotosaurus dinosaur model.  The pose might be anatomically inaccurate but this substantial figure shows plenty of subtle variations in skin tone and texture and it has the “classic” Papo appearance.

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The Papo Giganotosaurus Dinosaur Model

When team members first saw a prototype of the Giganotosaurus they lobbied Papo to try and change the posture.  The figure is posed in the “kangaroo stance”, a body plan long abandoned by vertebrate palaeontologists.  The dinosaur might reflect the Allosaurus illustration by Zdeněk Burian, or the titular theropod “Gwangi” as depicted by Ray Harryhausen in the movie “Valley of the Gwangi”, as such it is very much a retrospective, but just like those earlier depictions, the replica certainly has appeal.

The Papo Giganotosaurus Model has an Articulated Jaw

Papo Giganotosaurus model.

The Papo Giganotosaurus dinosaur model.  The figure has an articulated jaw and it is extremely stable.  The skull is cleverly crafted and the subtle stripes on the model are to be admired.

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This is a figure that is unlikely to appear in a museum exhibition next to a Giganotosaurus mount in a bid to demonstrate what scientists think this theropod actually looked like.  However, we suspect that it is going to make a lot of young dinosaur fans and Papo model collectors very happy.

The Papo Giganotosaurus Model Challenges the Papo Brown T. rex

Papo Giganotosaurus model confronts the Papo Brown T. rex.

The Papo Giganotosaurus model confronts the Papo Brown T. rex.  The Papo Giganotosaurus is a sizeable figure, it stands around twenty centimetres tall.

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Papo Chilesaurus

In addition, the new for 2020 Papo Chilesaurus dinosaur model has arrived, a replica of one of the strangest dinosaurs described to date.  The model measures around fifteen centimetres in length and the tail is some eight centimetres in the air.  The Papo Chilesaurus has an articulated jaw.

In Stock!  The Papo Chilesaurus Dinosaur Model

Papo Chilesaurus dinosaur model.

The Papo Chilesaurus dinosaur model.  The dinosaur was formally named and described in 2015.

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Regarded as a “transitional taxon” by many palaeontologists as its skeleton exhibits a suite of characteristics that show affinity to both the Theropoda and the Ornithischia, Chilesaurus has been cited in the debate regarding the structure of the Dinosauria and whether or not the Baron et al scientific paper published in 2017, has redefined the phylogeny of the dinosaurs.  Although regarded as a biped that was capable of moving around on all fours, Papo have chosen to put their figure in a quadrupedal position.

The Papo Parasaurolophus (New Colour Variant)

The third in this eagerly anticipated trio, is the Papo Parasaurolophus colour variation.  The model is the same sculpt as the previous Parasaurolophus but the mottled greens in the original figure have been replaced by a striking series of black stripes that run from the tip of the tail up to the neck.  The stripes are also present on the curved head crest.  The colour scheme of the figure is a blend of greys, browns and muted oranges.  The new colour scheme is certainly intriguing, the stripes would have helped camouflage this dinosaur in a woodland for example and there is some evidence to suggest that these duck-billed dinosaurs preferred inland, forested environments.

The Papo Parasaurolophus Dinosaur Model

Papo Parasaurolophus dinosaur model (new colour variant).

The Papo Parasaurolophus dinosaur model (new colour variant).

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The Papo Parasaurolophus and the Papo Giganotosaurus

Papo Parasaurolophus and the Papo Giganotosaurus dinosaur models.

The Papo Parasaurolophus and the Papo Giganotosaurus.

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To view these Papo figures and to see the rest of the Papo prehistoric animal models in stock at Everything Dinosaur: Papo Models and Figures.

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