Best Dinosaur Models and Where to Find Them

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What are the best dinosaur models?  Where can I find them?  These are two questions that we at Everything Dinosaur get asked frequently. We would like to think that our website: Dinosaur Models, Toys and Figures. with its award-winning customer service, excellent reputation and worldwide delivery would be an appropriate answer for the second question.  However, what about the first question: what are the best dinosaur models?

The Papo Baby T. rex Models from Everything Dinosaur.  Papo is a popular range.  What are the best dinosaur models to buy?  To answer that question, you need to consider your motivation for purchasing prehistoric animals in the first place.  Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur.

Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur

The Best Dinosaur Models

In order to assist you on your search for the best dinosaur figures, it is helpful if we take a step back first.  What is your motivation for making the purchase?  For example, are you buying for yourself or for someone else?  Is this purchase a gift?  Just as we need to consider your motivation, we also have to take into account the needs of the end user, if the dinosaur model is a present.

Schleich prehistoric animal models are great for robust, creative play.  There are a wide variety of colourful figures to choose from and famous dinosaurs like Stegosaurus and T. rex are represented.  These figures tend to be inexpensive, at least when compared to large, scale models (more about these types of figures later). If you are a grandparent, parent or guardian buying a present for a child, then the Schleich range could be for you.

New Schleich dinosaur models (2023).

The new for 2023 Schleich dinosaurs have arrived at Everything Dinosaur. The Schleich prehistoric animal model range is quite large and features lots of famous dinosaurs. Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur.

Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur

To view the range of Schleich dinosaur models in stock at Everything Dinosaur: Schleich Dinosaur Figures.

Mojo Fun Prehistoric Animal Figures

An alternative to Schleich is the Mojo Fun range of prehistoric animals.  This range is also quite substantial.  In addition, the models are colourful and suitable for robust, creative play.  In common with Schleich, the models are suitable for children from three years and upwards.

Mojo Fun repaints.

The five repainted Mojo Fun dinosaur models for 2024. The standing Parasaurolophus (left) and the Parasaurolophus in the quadrupedal pose (mid left). The repainted Baryonyx is at the back and the Stegosaurus repaint is also at the back (back right). A pair of Troodon repaints can be seen (right). Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur.

Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur

Find Mojo Fun prehistoric animal models here: Mojo Fun Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Animal Figures.

Schleich prehistoric animal models are great for robust, imaginative play.  Mojo Fun have their advocates too. However, these ranges are not the most scientifically accurate.  What do you do when your young dinosaur fan wants figures that more accurately represent the fossil record?

Finding Accurate Dinosaur Models

Finding accurate dinosaur models can be challenge.  Fortunately, our dinosaur experts are on hand to provide advice.  There are two ranges that help support creative, imaginative play and also reflect scientific thinking.  Firstly, there is the Wild Safari Dinos model range.  This is a beautiful range of dinosaur and prehistoric animal figures.  It has an excellent reputation for scientific accuracy.  The models tend to be relatively inexpensive and there is a wide selection to choose from.

Nine new models in stock at Everything Dinosaur

The extensive range of Wild Safari Prehistoric World prehistoric animal models are in stock at Everything Dinosaur.

Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur

To purchase Wild Safari Prehistoric World figures: Wild Safari Prehistoric World Models.

Secondly, we can recommend CollectA.  This company produces two ranges.  The first range consists of models of prehistoric animals with a declared scale.  This range is called “CollectA Deluxe”.  The other, much bigger range consists of not-to-scale figures. This range contains hundreds of models, including many obscure ones which would keep the most fussy of young dinosaur model collectors happy.  It is referred to as “CollectA Popular Age of Dinosaurs” or sometimes as “CollectA Prehistoric Life”.

Two CollectA dinosaur models on display.

The CollectA Fukuiraptor dinosaur model (left) and the CollectA Deluxe Fukuisaurus (right). Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur.

Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur.

The figures in the image (above) are from the CollectA “Popular” and “Deluxe” ranges.

See the CollectA Popular Age of Dinosaurs range: CollectA Dinosaur Models.

CollectA Deluxe (scale models): Scale Models of Dinosaurs.

Dinosaur Models for the Serious Collector

Which ranges to recommend for the collector who just wishes to display their figures?  What can we say about those collectors who view model collecting as an investment?  There are two ranges that have emerged as favourites with prehistoric animal model collectors.

The first of these ranges is from PNSO.  This manufacturer has been around for ten years or so.  They produce small figures, but their reputation has been earned through their 1:35 scale model series and their beautiful mid-sized models.

Are these the best dinosaur models?

The extensive PNSO range of dinosaur models. A quality selection of prehistoric animal figures. Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur.

Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur

PNSO dinosaur models and figures: Dinosaur Models from PNSO.

In addition, there is the recently introduced Haolonggood range to consider.  Everything Dinosaur began to ship in Haolonggood figures around two years ago.  These models have proved popular with prehistoric animal figure collectors.  There are about twenty models to collect in this 1:35 scale range.  Haolonggood intend to add another dozen or so this year.

Haolonggood Baryonyx dinosaur model (Shan Ting).

Haolonggood Baryonyx dinosaur models.  Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur.

Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur

To view the Haolonggood range of dinosaurs: Haolonggood Dinosaur Models.

The Best Dinosaur Models – These are the Ones You Decide to Collect

In truth, there is a huge selection of dinosaur models to choose from.  We have not mentioned Papo, Bullyland or Wild Past for example.  In addition, we have not included our thoughts on Nanmu Studio, Beasts of the Mesozoic, Rebor, Kaiyodo or ITOY Studio in this blog post.  With dinosaur model collecting, there are no hard or fast rules.  Our advice is to simply enjoy the dinosaur models that you purchase.  The best dinosaur models?  These are the ones that you like, and that’s really all that matters.