The CollectA Deluxe Prehistoric Life 1:20 scale Doedicurus model has been voted the best non dinosaur prehistoric animal toy figure of 2021 by readers of “Prehistoric Times” magazine. The award is poignant as the designer and inspiration behind the CollectA range of prehistoric animal replicas, Anthony Beeson sadly passed away earlier this year.
To view the range of scale models in the CollectA Deluxe Prehistoric Life series: CollectA Deluxe Scale Models – Prehistoric Life Deluxe/Supreme.
The CollectA Deluxe Doedicurus
In November 2020, when Everything Dinosaur in partnership with CollectA announced that a 1:20 scale model of this glyptodont was to be added to the Deluxe/Supreme Prehistoric Life model range Anthony commented:
“I wanted to get away from the rather cartoonish appearance of some of the Doedicurus models on the market. I have rejected the idea of long spikes on the club as these would be in danger of snapping and not so practical in what was probably its main purpose in mating conflicts between males where the idea is to show strength and not to kill rivals. One can give a harder blow with a knobbly club. although no doubt used as well in defence, the limited movement afforded to the head would rather limit the animal’s ability to use the club effectively against an attacker.”
We had discussed this replica and Anthony was genuinely excited to have been able to bring his vision for Doedicurus to the market.
A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur stated that this accolade was a fitting tribute to Anthony, his enthusiasm and passion for model design was unparalleled in the model making industry.
Speaking about the sad passing of Anthony, the spokesperson added:
“Anthony’s legacy will live on in the prehistoric animal figures that he has helped to create. The prehistoric animal models manufactured by CollectA, designed by Anthony have delighted, informed and inspired countless numbers of young people all over the world and even though Anthony is no longer with us through the models that he has created he will continue to bring delight, to inform, educate and inspire countless numbers of young people all over the world. Now that’s a legacy, thank you Anthony.”