Rebor has announced that the first wave of Retrosaurus dinosaur models is in production and due to be dispatched around the middle of June (2021). The first two models making up wave 1 are the Rebor 1:35 Vintage Palaeoart Tyrannosaurus rex “Mesozoic Rhapsody” Valley colour variant and the green-coloured Rebor 1:35 scale 80s T-REX Toy HD Remastered “Californiacation” VHS variant.
Changing Perceptions About the Dinosauria
These beautifully sculpted 1:35 scale figures represent dinosaurs as depicted in films that were made in the 1930s through to the late 1960s. Films such as King Kong (1933), One Million Years B.C. (1966) and the Valley of the Gwangi (1969), that inspired generations of Earth scientists.
The models entitled Rebor 1:35 Vintage Palaeoart Tyrannosaurus rex “Mesozoic Rhapsody” Valley and Rebor 1:35 80s T-REX Toy HD Remastered “Californiacation” VHS measure 28 cm in length, are approximately 20 cm tall and about 14 cm wide. They give dinosaurs a retrospective look, that is, they reflect how dinosaurs such as Tyrannosaurus rex and Allosaurus were depicted in the past.
A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur commented:
“Rebor have been keen to introduce a range of prehistoric animal figures that pay homage to the model designers and sculptors who animated dinosaurs and other long extinct creatures in iconic feature films that helped inspire a generation of palaeontologists. When compared to other figures that are available today, they demonstrate just how much our perceptions regarding the Dinosauria have changed.”
Dinosaur Models with Articulated Jaws
The figures show the fine detailing that Rebor is famous for and given that their tails rest on the ground, these tail-dragging models will be very stable allowing them to be displayed on a variety of media. Perhaps dinosaur model fans could have a go at building their own dioramas reproducing scenes made famous by stop motion pioneers such as Ray Harryhausen and Willis O’Brien.
Available for Pre-order
Both models are available for pre-order from Everything Dinosaur from today (May 21st 2021) and a spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur commented that these models are expected to be in stock in late July (2021). They might come into stock sooner, but at this stage the spokesperson could not confirm a specific date.
The Rebor 1:35 80s T-REX Toy HD Remastered “Californiacation” VHS and the Rebor 1:35 Vintage Palaeoart Tyrannosaurus rex “Mesozoic Rhapsody” Valley colour variant are available to pre-order here: Rebor Models and Figures.