Papo Giganotosaurus Dinosaur Model

Everything Dinosaur team members are preparing to announce more new prehistoric animal models for 2021 from our various manufacturing partners.  However, we are aware that there is some unfinished business when it comes to new figures and replicas for this year (2020).  We are currently working on a YouTube video that will inform viewers about the latest situation surrounding Papo model production and their six new prehistoric animals that were scheduled to be introduced over the last few months.

A Close View of the Head of the Recently Introduced Papo Giganotosaurus Dinosaur Model

Papo Giganotosaurus dinosaur model.
The Papo Giganotosaurus dinosaur model, one of six new figures planned for 2020 by the French model manufacturer. Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur.

Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur

More Prehistoric Animal Models

The Papo Giganotosaurus model is one of five dinosaur models that were due to be introduced in 2020.  The other models are a replica of Chilesaurus, Stygimoloch and new colour variants of the Papo feathered Velociraptor and the Parasaurolophus.

Production was disrupted and we are still waiting to receive the feathered Velociraptor as well as the magnificent Megaloceros model, but we are confident that we the remaining figures will be in stock before Christmas.  Ironically, the Megaloceros model was originally planned to be the first of the new for 2020 replicas to be introduced (May 2020), but the global COVID-19 pandemic led to a change in production plans.

The Giganotosaurus figure stands approximately twenty centimetres tall and it is around 18 centimetres long.  It features in a new YouTube video that Everything Dinosaur team members have been working on entitled “Papo in Perspective”.

A Dinosaur Model in Need of a Hug (Papo Giganotosaurus Replica)

A studio shot of the Papo Giganotosaurus dinosaur model.
The pose of the Papo Giganotosaurus dinosaur model gives the impression that this dinosaur needs a hug. Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur.

Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur

To view the range of Papo models available from Everything Dinosaur: Papo Prehistoric Animal Models and Figures.

In this new video, due to be published shortly, team members at Everything Dinosaur review the Papo Giganotosaurus model and provide information about recent Papo retirements and ask viewers to suggest new prehistoric animal models for the French company to make for introducing in 2022.

The Influence of Zdeněk Burian

In the video review, we look at the influence of the famous Czech artist Zdeněk Burian on the design team at Papo.  For example, the pose of the Giganotosaurus reminded team members of a 1950 illustration of the palaeofauna of the Morrison Formation painted by Burian.  The theropod in the painting Antrodemus valens, is now thought to be nomen dubium, the fossil material previously ascribed to this doubtful genus most likely representing an Allosaurus.

The Classic Artwork of Zdeněk Burian –  Stegosaurus stenops Confronts a Pair of Theropod Dinosaurs

Stegosaurus stenops threatened by a pair of Antrodemus valens.
The classic depiction of a Late Jurassic scene by Burian (1950).  Team members think that the pose of the 2020 Papo Giganotosaurus was influenced by the artwork of Zdeněk Burian.

Picture credit: Zdeněk Burian

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