Everything Dinosaur can confirm the following Papo model retirement for 2023. Today, we announce that the limited-edition Spinosaurus figure is being withdrawn from the Papo “Les Dinosaures” range, this model is retired and now out of production.

Papo Limited Edition Spinosaurus Model. A Papo model retirement (2023).
The Papo Limited-edition Spinosaurus dinosaur model which was introduced in 2019 has been retired and is now out of production. Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur.

The Limited-edition Papo Spinosaurus

The Papo limited-edition Spinosaurus replica, one of the largest dinosaur figures made by Papo, was originally introduced into the”Les Dinosaures” range in late 2019. Everything Dinosaur team members had seen prototypes several months earlier, but production issues led to delays and a launch orginally planned for the middle of 2019 got put back, initially until October, but it was not until December that year, that dinosaur fans and model collectors got their chance to acquire one.

Spinosaurus dinosaur model from Papo
The awesome Papo Spinosaurus dinosaur model. Released late 2019, but retired an out of production in 2023.

Everything Dinosaur had already confirmed that the Papo roaring Smilodon and the Papo young Spinosaurus would be retired in 2023, to read our earlier blog post making this announcement: Papo Model Retirements in 2023 (Part 1).

Papo Model Retirement

When the Papo 2019 Spinosaurus was first introduced, it reflected some of the very latest scientific thinking relating to Spinosaurus aegyptiacus. The quadrupedal stance was praised as was the deep broad tail, which was later demonstrated to be quite accurate once a paper had been published describing this theropod’s fin-like tail “Tail-propelled aquatic locomotion in a theropod dinosaur” by Nizar Ibrahim et al (2020).

A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur confirmed that this was the second Papo Spinosaurus figure to be retired this year, after the earlier announcement concerning the withdrawal of the young Spinosaurus model.

The spokesperson added”

“The Papo limited-edition Spinosaurus was a real show-stopper, the box containing the model was nearly half a metre in length. The actual model was nearly 42 cm long and that impressive spinosaur sail stood 16.5 cm high.”

The Papo limited-edition Spinosaurus is still available from Everything Dinosaur (whilst stocks last).

To view the range of Papo prehistoric animal figures available: Papo Dinosaur and Prehistoric Animal Models.

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