The new Beasts of the Mesozoic Fans’ Choice Medusaceratops model is in stock at Everything Dinosaur. This beautiful, articulated replica of Medusaceratops lokii is one of the latest horned dinosaur figures in the Beasts of the Mesozoic model series to arrive at Everything Dinosaur’s UK warehouse.
Beasts of the Mesozoic Fans’ Choice Medusaceratops
Fossils of Medusaceratops (M. lokii) are known from Upper Cretaceous deposits of Montana (USA). A member of the centrosaurine clade of horned dinosaurs, Medusaceratops roamed North America around 78 million years ago (Campanian faunal stage of the Late Cretaceous). Palaeontologists estimate that this large herbivore grew to a length in excess of six metres and it might have weighed more than three tonnes.
As with all the amazing Beasts of the Mesozoic models, the box artwork has been praised. The superb illustration of a resting Medusaceratops was created by Raph Lomotan.
Picture credit: Raph Lomotan
Commenting on the introduction of this new Beasts of the Mesozoic articulated figure, a spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur stated:
“We are delighted to get this Fans’ Choice Medusaceratops model in stock. The iridescent colour scheme is gorgeous and we praise the design team behind such innovative and exciting model colouration.”
The hand-painted Beasts of the Mesozoic Medusaceratops lokii has 20 points of articulation and will be supplied with an Everything Dinosaur Medusaceratops fact sheet.
Due to the on-going industrial action by the Communication Workers Union (CWU), Royal Mail has amended their last recommended posting dates for festive season deliveries. Everything Dinosaur urges all customers to order as early as possible for Christmas.
Recommended Posting Dates Signed/Tracked with Second Class and First Class Post
Table credit: Royal Mail
Please note: these latest recommended posting dates are subject to change due to the on-going industrial action. The table does not cover airmail services. The table indicates that the last recommended posting dates for Australia, New Zealand and China have already passed.
Royal Mail has also altered its advice over first class and second class posting stating that Monday 12th December is the last recommended date for second class post and Friday 16th the last recommended posting date for first class parcels.
Last Recommended Posting Dates
Information on the Royal Mail website confirms the need to prepare for the festive season earlier than usual.
The website states:
“Some dates have changed to accommodate the disruption due to recent CWU industrial action. We recommend you post as early as possible to ensure your Christmas letters and parcels reach their destination in good time.”
If customers have a concern about postage and shipping their dinosaur themed toys, models and games, they are welcome to contact Everything Dinosaur: Email Everything Dinosaur.
Top Tips to Help You Prepare
Team members at Everything Dinosaur have produced a set of hints and tips to help you in the run up to the busy Christmas period:
Remember to include the house name or house number with the delivery address information that you provide with your order.
Check the postcode/zip code with care, check it one final time before you place your order.
Remember, with PayPal and our own website’s ordering process, customers can include a message to Everything Dinosaur in the order message box. You can use this message box to let us know about any special delivery circumstances that you might have. Leave us a message.
Everything Dinosaur’s website makes it easy for you to specify a different delivery address to your billing address, perhaps you want to send to a relative or even to a work address.
If you do decide to send an item to your work address, (assuming that you are not working from home), please ensure that you include the company name in the delivery address information. Please remember to check the postcode or zip code.
If you think it will help, you can always specify a neighbour’s address, or a designated safe place where the parcel can be delivered to if you will be out when the delivery is likely to take place.
We hope these tips help and we wish everyone successful seasonal shopping.
The Beasts of the Mesozoic Adult Triceratops “Steelhorn” model is now in stock at Everything Dinosaur. This limited-edition, articulated horned dinosaur figure has twenty points of articulation and is supplied with interchangeable metal-effect brow horns.
Beasts of the Mesozoic Adult Triceratops “Steelhorn”
The Beasts of the Mesozoic adult Triceratops – the “Steelhorn” version is in 1:18 scale and represents the geologically oldest Triceratops species to have been formally described that is still valid (T. horridus).
“Steelhorn” Model Measurements
This impressive figure measures eighteen inches in length, which is a fraction under forty-six centimetres long when the model is measured from the end of those awesome, interchangeable brow horns to the tip of the tail. The figure is in approximate proportion in terms of horn size, skull length and the length of the tail as based on the latest scientific interpretation of Triceratops horridus.
New Beasts of the Mesozoic Articulated Ceratopsians
A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur commented:
“It is great to see the new Beasts of the Mesozoic Triceratops figure in stock at Everything Dinosaur. This large ceratopsian model is part of a new sub-brand entitled Cyberzoic, the artwork on the display box is amazing and of course, we will be sending out our Triceratops fact sheet to our customers.”
Everything Dinosaur has taken delivery of a few of the special, limited-edition Nanmu Studio Dragon Soul Spinosaurus 2.0 (Deterrence Statue) figures. These superb theropods are supplied with their own custom display base and they have already caused quite a stir amongst spinosaurid model fans and figure collectors.
A Very Special Spinosaurus
Team members have ensured that customers who requested more information about this figure have been emailed and the few that we have left have gone on general sale in the Nanmu Studio dinosaur and prehistoric animal models section of the company’s award-winning website.
The Dragon Soul figure is termed Spinosaurus 2.0 as this is the second set of Spinosaurus figures to be introduced by Nanmu Studio, the earlier Supplanter Spinosaurus including the limited-edition replica are now out of production and we believe these figures have been officially retired.
The Polystone Display Base
The exquisite polystone display base for this 1:35 scale Spinosaurus figure has footprint markers to help collectors to position their model correctly and the base depicts a partially buried Tyrannosaurus skeleton, reflecting an iconic scene in the history of CGI cinema when a T. rex and a Spinosaurus battled in the film “Jurassic Park III”.
A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur praised Nanmu Studio and stated that this beautiful, limited-edition figure would very soon sell out. The spokesperson congratulated all those collectors who had been able to pick up this Spinosaurus scale replica.
The next video to be posted up on Everything Dinosaur’s YouTube channel will feature the new CollectA marine reptile models for 2023. The video will include a review of the new CollectA Deluxe 1:40 scale Mosasaurus model and the new CollectA Age of Dinosaurs Popular Shastasaurus.
Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur
Everything Dinosaur on YouTube
The Everything Dinosaur YouTube channel is jam-packed with model reviews, hints and tips about prehistoric animal model collecting and we even provide the occasional free to enter competition too.
The CollectA Age of Dinosaurs Popular Shastasaurus with its striking black and white colour scheme measures around 25 cm in length, whilst the large 1:40 scale Mosasaurus measures nearly 40 cm long. Both these new for 2023 CollectA marine reptile models are scheduled to be in stock at Everything Dinosaur early next year (2023).
The updated Mosasaurus figure has an articulated lower jaw, whilst the Shastasaurus replica has been sculpted to depict the presence of barnacles (or sea lice) on the flippers and along the body of this large, Triassic ichthyosaur.
The superb Nanmu Studio Parasaurolophus corpse, a fantastic replica of the mauled carcase of a duck-billed dinosaur is in stock at Everything Dinosaur. The special edition figure, which has a limited production run, is entitled Nanmu Studio Dragon Soul Parasaurolophus (Nutcracker Soldier).
Dragon Soul Parasaurolophus (Nutcracker Soldier)
This amazing, detailed polystone figure shows the remains of a large Parasaurolophus, which apparently had been brought down and partially consumed by a large predator, most probably a tyrannosaur.
The figure, which is believed to have an extremely limited production run, is the third model in a trio of Parasaurolophus figures introduced by Nanmu Studio this year (2022) – the “Nutcracker” series.
Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur
Nanmu Studio Parasaurolophus Corpse
The Nanmu Studio Parasaurolophus corpse is a fantastic, polystone replica of a dead Parasaurolophus in approximately 1:35 scale.
A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur commented:
“This is a fascinating model, one in the “Dragon Soul” series of limited-edition replicas. We think it is the first carcase model that Nanmu Studio have introduced, and it is a stunning piece, one that would be right at home in a serious model collector’s collection.”
Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur
Nanmu Studio Models
The figures and replica range produced by Nanmu Studio has grown in size and sophistication. The company plans to add further models to its inventory, but as far as Everything Dinosaur are aware, the Dragon Soul (Nutcracker Soldier) is the only scale model of a corpse made to date in this series and there are no current plans to add any other carcase replicas.
Everything Dinosaur wins award. Everything Dinosaur has won the excellence in customer service award at the annual South Cheshire Chamber of Commerce business awards. A spokesperson for Everything Dinosaur commented that they were proud and honoured to have received this recognition.
Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur
Everything Dinosaur Wins Award
The spokesperson went onto state:”
“We are delighted to have won the Excellence in Customer Service Award. We looked at all the finalists and any of the other nominees could have won, they all put customers at the very heart of their business. The category sponsor KPI Recruiting Ltd commented how difficult selecting a winner had been and we at Everything Dinosaur are honoured and humbled to receive this accolade.”
Everything Dinosaur in collaboration with our chums at CollectA announce the fourth and final batch of new CollectA prehistoric animal models for 2023. Two new prehistoric animal figures have been announced, both scale models, one a recently named dinosaur, the second the first replica of an ancient amphibian to be made by CollectA namely:
CollectA Deluxe 1:20 scale Koolasuchus cleelandi – due to be available mid-2023.
CollectA Deluxe 1:6 scale Stegouros elengassen – due to be available mid-2023.
New CollectA Prehistoric Animal Models
CollectA Deluxe Koolasuchus cleelandi
The Koolasuchus figure is the first prehistoric amphibian model to be made by CollectA. It was the last of its kind, surviving in the fast-flowing rivers of what was to become Australia some fifty million years after its closest relatives had become extinct. In the notes that accompanied the model photographs, reference is made to the Koolasuchus figure having paired tusks and tiny teeth embedded into the roof of its huge mouth, anatomical features found in other temnospondyls and presumed present in this ambush predator.
The tail is deep and broad, which would have helped propel this three to five-metre-long carnivore through the water. The tail looks to have a few nicks in it, very appropriate for a replica of a large, mature animal. The mottled green markings on the model would have helped to camouflage this amphibian as it lurked amongst the weeds waiting to catch its next meal. Those formidable, different-sized teeth look most impressive too.
CollectA Deluxe 1:6 Scale Stegouros
The final new for 2023 prehistoric animal figure to be announced is a replica of the bizarre, armoured dinosaur Stegouros (S. elengassen), which was formally, scientifically described in December 2021.
Roaming the southernmost parts of Chile in the Late Cretaceous, Stegouros demonstrates skull features that reflect a close affinity with the Ankylosauria, but the postcranial skeleton shows more primitive stegosaur-like characteristics.
The unique tail club, reminiscent of an Aztec warrior’s club (macuahuitl) is depicted along with the dermal armour and the skin texture looks amazing. The model has been posed as if it is about to swing its tail. The white flash over the eye reflects the view that facial markings could have been important visual signals to denote maturity and the health of an individual. The figure has a declared scale of 1/6th.
CollectA Deluxe 1:20 scale Koolasuchus (Other Prehistoric Animals) – length 21.4 cm, height 4 cm (approximately).
CollectA Deluxe 1:6 scale Stegouros (CollectA Age of Dinosaurs Deluxe) – length 30.5 cm, tail height 9.5 cm (approximately).
This exciting pair of Cretaceous prehistoric animal models should be available from Everything Dinosaur in the middle of 2023.
This concludes the new for 2023 CollectA prehistoric animal announcements.
To view Everything Dinosaur’s blog post about the first batch of new CollectA prehistoric animals for 2023 to be announced (Ceratosuchops, Hadrosaurus and Triceratops horridus – confronting: New CollectA Models for 2023 (Part 1).
In the on-going industrial dispute between Royal Mail and the Communication Workers Union further days of industrial action have been announced. There will be no parcel collection services by Royal Mail from our warehouse today (November 24th, 2022) and tomorrow (November 25th, 2022). Further strike action is planned for the end of November and into December.
Everything Dinosaur is doing all it can to implement contingency plans but delays to parcel deliveries over the lead up to the festive season are inevitable.
We have compiled a list of the days when industrial action has been scheduled:
A Statement from Royal Mail
The management of Royal Mail have provided the following statement:
“The CWU has formally notified Royal Mail they plan to call on their members who collect, sort and deliver parcels and letters to take national strike action on Thursday 24, Friday 25 and Wednesday 30 November and Thursday 1 December 2022.”
Royal Mail management added:
“Royal Mail has well-developed contingency plans, but we cannot fully replace the daily efforts of our frontline workforce. We’ll be doing what we can to keep services running, but we are sorry this planned strike action is likely to cause you some disruption.”
Industrial Action at Royal Mail
Royal Mail has stated that after previous strikes services have been able to recover quite quickly. However, the end of November and December are the busiest times for the company, and we suspect that the industrial action is going to cause severe delays and disruption.
We at Everything Dinosaur are doing all we can to find alternative collection/delivery options, and we are switching to other carriers to help mitigate the impact of these strikes, but we urge everyone to shop early for the festive season to avoid disappointment.
Everything Dinosaur team members have continued their series of YouTube videos highlighting the new for 2023 CollectA prehistoric animal models by creating a video that introduces the 1:100 scale Ruyangosaurus, the Brighstoneus and the Anomalocaris figure. This video focuses on the second set of new for 2023 CollectA prehistoric animal models to be announced.
CollectA Prehistoric Animal Models
In this slightly longer video than usual (running time about nineteen minutes), we look at the three new CollectA models (CollectA Deluxe Ruyangosaurus, CollectA Age of Dinosaurs Popular Brighstoneus and the Anomalocaris in the Other Prehistoric Animals series) and discuss some of the science behind the replicas.
The video has a running length of more than nineteen minutes, but it has been divided up into helpful sections so that viewers can skip parts and focus on the areas that most interest them.
The question posed in the video is:
Given the introduction of an Anomalocaris model, what other ancient invertebrate would you like CollectA to make a model of?
We will collate the comments received and pass them onto our chums at CollectA.
Video Contents 0:00 – CollectA Models for 2023. 0:38 – Three New Prehistoric Animals! 1:28 – Subscribe! 1:38 – Ruyangosaurus (1:100)! 6:21 – Brighstoneus Model. 10:45 – Anomalocaris canadensis! 16:38 – In Stock Early When? 17:32 – Question of the Day! 18:12 – Forthcoming CollectA Announcements. 18:55 – New Models Blog Post! 19:06 – Buy CollectA Figures!
More Video Reviews to Come
Everything Dinosaur plans to create a video to showcase the new marine reptile figures that CollectA announced recently (Shastosaurus and the 1:40 scale CollectA Deluxe Mosasaurus model). In addition, the company will add a fourth video to this short series when the final batch of new for 2023 CollectA prehistoric animal models are announced.