A Video Review of the New for CollectA Models (Part 2)

Everything Dinosaur has produced a short video review of the latest batch of new for 2021 prehistoric animal models to be introduced by CollectA.  On Friday, (13th November), Everything Dinosaur in collaboration with CollectA, announced a CollectA Deluxe 1:15 scale Pteranodon figure along with two Age of Dinosaurs Popular models – Megalosaurus in ambush and Neovenator scenting prey.

Team members have put up a ten minute video reviewing these new models, providing more details and outlining some of the scientific research that inspired their development.

Everything Dinosaur’s YouTube Video – New CollectA Prehistoric Animal Models for 2021 (Part 2)

Video Credit: Everything Dinosaur

CollectA Deluxe 1:15 Pteranodon Figure

The narrator discusses the new for 2021 CollectA Deluxe Pteranodon figure and highlights details of this revised and updated pterosaur model.  The presence of a tail tassel on the figure is discussed and viewers are shown a diagram of the bizarre tail bones (caudal vertebrae) of Pteranodon that led palaeontologists to conclude that it may have had some form of specialist structure on the end of its relatively long (for a member of the Pteranodontia), tail.  CollectA suggest a tail tassel which could be used in visual displays.  Other proposals include a rudder to help with steering in flight or even a fin to assist swimming when this flying reptile associated with marine environments, ditched in the sea.

The New for 2021 CollectA Deluxe Pteranodon with a Tail Tassel

CollectA Deluxe Pteranodon model in 1:15 scale.

The new for 2021 CollectA Deluxe Pteranodon model in 1:15 scale.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Everything Dinosaur’s Interpretation of the Pteranodon Model with a Fin

Postulating a fin on the tail of Pteranodon.

Everything Dinosaur has modified the new for 2021 Pteranodon model giving the figure a fin.  In the Everything Dinosaur YouTube video review various theories regarding the bizarre caudal vertebrae of Pteranodon are explored.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Question of the Day

Viewers are asked to consider “what other pterosaur replicas would you like CollectA to make for their Deluxe or Supreme ranges?”  Feedback placed in the comments section would be passed to CollectA.

Two British Theropod Figures

The other figures featured are the two new theropods – Megalosaurus in ambush and Neovenator scenting prey.  It is great to see an updated version of the iconic Megalosaurus introduced.  As the narrator remarks in the video, the Reverend William Buckland would have been proud.  Sharp-eyed viewers will note that the teeth are not exposed in the closed mouth.  This CollectA model has been given lips (same with the new Neovenator replica).  The design team at CollectA have produced a Megalosaurus model based on the latest scientific thinking and that includes adding lips to their model in recognition of the debate with regards to oral tissues within the Theropoda.

The New CollectA Megalosaurus Model has Lips

Lips depicted on the new for 2021 CollectA Megalosaurus dinosaur model.

The new CollectA Megalosaurus has lips.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Neovenator Scenting Prey

The CollectA Age of Dinosaurs Popular Neovenator sports a row of small, raised spines running the length of its body.  It also has a row of brown-coloured skin extensions from its lower jaw down its neck, these give the impression that it had a fleshy wattle as seen in many types of bird today.  The beautifully painted head complete with its yellow flashes is slightly elevated, as if the dinosaur is sniffing.  A scientific paper (Barker et al 2017), proposed that Neovenator had complex neurovascular canals in its snout.  Such structures are associated with a highly developed sense of smell.

CollectA wanted to reflect this research in their 2021 model, hence its full title “Neovenator scenting prey”.

The CollectA Neovenator Scenting Prey Dinosaur Model

Neovenator scenting prey

The elevated head of the CollectA Neovenator scenting prey model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

To view the CollectA Deluxe range of scale models: CollectA Deluxe Prehistoric Animals.

For the CollectA Age of Dinosaurs Popular range of figures: CollectA Prehistoric Life.

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