Everything Dinosaur would like to thank editor Mike Fredericks who emailed the front cover artwork for “Prehistoric Times” issue 150.  We are reliably informed that the correct term for celebrating a special 150th event is a sesquicentennial.  The painting on the front cover has a retro look to it.  It reminds us of the artwork associated with the Aurora Prehistoric Scenes kits from the late 1960s and early 1970s.  The front cover features Tyrannosaurus rex.  The illustration is the work of Bob Eggleton.

"Prehistoric Times" Issue 150 front cover.

The front cover of issue 150 (summer 2024) of “Prehistoric Times” magazine.  The artwork was created by Bob Eggleton.  Picture credit: Mike Fredericks.

Picture credit: Mike Fredericks

“Prehistoric Times” Magazine Issue 150

As always, issue 150 of “Prehistoric Times” magazine is crammed full of excellent articles and amazing artwork.  Editor Mike Fredericks wrote to Everything Dinosaur and outlined some of the magazine’s contents. It is 91 years since the first King Kong film hit cinema screens. This famous monster movie had its premiere in the spring of 1933. The film starred Fay Wray and Robert Armstrong. However, the titular character, the giant ape, was to become enshrined in movie folklore. Directed by Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack the film grossed over $5 million USD. The stop-motion monsters were created and animated by Willis H. O’Brien. The 1933 King Kong film regularly features in lists of the top one hundred most influential movies of all time.

Nanmu Studio King of the Giant Apes.

The 1933 monster movie inspires and enthrals ninety-one years later.  For example, the recently introduced Nanmu Studio King of the Giant Apes resin figure pays tribute to this iconic movie monster.  The image shows the Nanmu Studio King of the Giant Apes on its magnificent display stand. Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur.

Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur

The picture above shows the recently introduced limited-edition giant ape resin model by Nanmu Studio.  It seems that the giant ape from the cinema continues to inspire designers, artists and model makers.

To view the range of Nanmu Studio prehistoric animal figures in stock at Everything Dinosaur: Nanmu Studio Models.

Tyrannosaurus rex and Mosasaurus

The two prehistoric animals to feature in issue 150 are Tyrannosaurus rex and Mosasaurus.  We look forward to reading more about these prehistoric creatures, in the articles, which we suspect will be penned by the excellent Phil Hore.  We are also looking forward to seeing all the reader submitted artwork and illustrations.

There is an interview with artist Jay Matternes about his new book.  Famous palaeontologist Jack Horner outlines his extensive work on the Dinosauria including T. rex and the great and the good in the “Prehistoric Times” community get to discuss their fascination with the “King of the Tyrant Lizards”.  Everything Dinosaur gets a mention too.

Tracy Ford looks at tyrannosaurs and there is a feature on the first publication of a feathered T. rex illustration.  Subscribers can learn more about the remarkable work of the influential 20th century artist Zdeněk Burian and the magazine will feature the latest model reviews and fossil discoveries.  Editor Mike Fredericks has informed us that there will be a T. rex model build article in issue 150.

“Prehistoric Times” magazine is published quarterly.  It is a great magazine, and we can’t wait to receive our copy of this special 150th edition.

To learn more about the magazine and to subscribe: “Prehistoric Times” Magazine.