Hello Old Friends Papo Models

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The recently reintroduced Papo Archaeopteryx and Woolly Rhino models have arrived in stock at Everything Dinosaur. The two retired figures are available again. Team members have been busy contacting those customers about the reintroduction of these two prehistoric animal models.

Papo Archaeopteryx and Woolly Rhino
The reintroduced Papo Woolly Rhino model (left) and the Papo Archaeopteryx (right). Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur.

Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur

The picture (above) shows the first of these two figures to be unpacked this morning. A shipment of Papo models arrived including the Papo Archaeopteryx and the Woolly Rhino.

A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur stated:

“It is great to see these old friends again. We know that many collectors missed out on these two models when they were originally launched. These model fans have the opportunity to complete their Papo collections.”

To view the range of Papo prehistoric animal models in stock at Everything Dinosaur: Papo Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Animal Figures.

The Papo Woolly Rhinoceros Model

The Papo Woolly Rhinoceros model was introduced in 2013. It was retired a few years later. The figure has proved popular with collectors. Numerous Woolly Rhino fossils have been found in France and Papo were keen to introduce models of animals reflected in the country’s own extensive fossil record. The Woolly Rhinoceros had a large, keeled front horn. This horn and the model’s shape reflected fossil evidence and the prehistoric drawings found in French caves.

Woolly Rhino (Coelodonta antiquitatis).
Great care has been taken to depict the anterior horn on the Papo Woolly Rhino model. Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur.

Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur

Papo Archaeopteryx

The Papo “Urvogel” or Archaeopteryx was first introduced into the “Les Dinosaures” range back in 2014. This colourful theropod model was withdrawn in 2019. One of the ways in which manufacturers can engage with their customers is by reintroducing old favourites that had gone out of production. It also provides the manufacturer with a low-cost model. No mould making costs or development costs are associated with a reintroduced figure.

Papo prehistoric animal models (Papo Archaeopteryx).
Papo Archaeopteryx “ancient wing” by Papo. Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur.

Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur

The Papo Archaeopteryx and Woolly Rhino Figures

Dinosaur fans and model collectors have already begun to speculate on what other recently retired Papo figures might be returned.

The spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur did confirm that discussions had taken place some years ago about the return of the iconic Papo standing T. rex model (green standing T. rex).

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