The limited-edition Rebor Smilodon populator in the Year of the Tiger colouration has arrived at Everything Dinosaur and is now in stock. Following the success of earlier versions “Ice Age” and “Plain”, Rebor decided to produce a special edition figure in honour of the Chinese Year of the Tiger.

Rebor Smilodon Year of the Tiger model
The Rebor 1:11 scale Smilodon populator model in the Year of the Tiger colour scheme. A limited-edition Rebor figure.

A Sabre-toothed Tiger?

Most palaeontologists doubt whether Smilodon had a striped coat like extant tigers. Although a member of the Felidae (cat) family, the Smilodon genus was not closely related to modern big cats such as lions and tigers. It was not a creature of jungles and dense forests, but mostly associated with much more open habitats. However, as the Chinese lunar calendar celebrates the Year of the Tiger, the design team at Rebor decided to create a limited-edition Smilodon populator replica.

Rebor Smilodon populator Year of the Tiger
The Rebor Smilodon populator Year of the Tiger colour scheme, a 1:11 scale model of S. populator.

A Single Production Run

As team members at Everything Dinosaur understand the situation, Rebor only intend to have a single production run for these 1:11 scale models.

A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur commented:

“The Smilodon populator figures have proved to be extremely popular and we suspect that this limited-edition figure will also prove to be an enormous success. We have spent the last few hours contacting all those customers who wanted to be informed when this new model arrived.”

Rebor Smilodon populator Stray Cat Year of the Tiger
The Rebor Smilodon populator Stray Cat Year of the Tiger model. The figure is supplied with two heads, one with a closed mouth, one with an open mouth.

The Eye of the Tiger

The new Rebor model is beautifully painted and comes complete with two heads, one with a closed mouth and one with the mouth open. Collectors have the choice to display their model with either the mouth open or closed.

Rebor Smilodon Year of the Tiger (eye of the tiger).
The eye of the tiger. A close-up view of the eye on the Rebor Smilodon populator year of the tiger scale model.

The Smilodon populator replica measures just under twenty-seven cm in length and stands a little over 13 cm tall.

Rebor Smilodon populator Stray Cat Year of the Tiger

Rebor Smilodon populator.
The Rebor Smilodon populator with the open-mouth configuration. An anterior view of the Rebor Smilodon Year of the Tiger model.

To view the range of Rebor models and figures in stock at Everything Dinosaur: Rebor Prehistoric Animal Models and Figures.

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