All about dinosaurs, fossils and prehistoric animals by Everything Dinosaur team members.

Everything Dinosaur’s press releases and other information.

15 05, 2024

A New Feefo Feedback Template for Everything Dinosaur

By |2024-05-16T16:21:56+01:00May 15th, 2024|Everything Dinosaur News and Updates, Main Page, Press Releases|0 Comments

Everything Dinosaur receives hundreds of customer comments and feedback.  The company has been registered with the independent ratings and review platform Feefo for seven years.  We are grateful for all the feedback that we receive.  Recently, Feefo introduced a range of upgrades and improvements that made sharing customer reviews on social media platforms easier.  The upgrades included the introduction of a new Feefo feedback template.  This template can be customised to show the Everything Dinosaur logo.

A new Feefo feedback template for Everything Dinosaur

The new Everything Dinosaur Feefo post template. This template is part of the upgrades and improvements made by the Feefo team making it easier to share reviews and customer comments. Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur.

Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur

The New Feefo Feedback Template

Everything Dinosaur is able to incorporate their own logo and branding into the new Feefo feedback template.  The company receives a large number of reviews.  However, we only post a small proportion on our social media pages like Facebook.  The new template helps to reinforce our branding and our relationship with our customers.

A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur commented:

“This new customised Feefo feedback template, makes it easier to share genuine customer reviews on-line.  We are fortunate to have received hundreds of Google reviews as well as thousands of reviews on our own website, however, it is great to have the independently verified Feefo reviews too.  We intend to post up these Feefo reviews on our Facebook page.”

Everything Dinosaur has been awarded Feefo’s top award for customer service.  This accolade is called the Feefo Platinum Trusted Service Award.  The UK-based mail order company has won this award every year since it was introduced.

Platinum Trusted Service Award 2024

Everything Dinosaur has won the Feefo Platinum Trusted Service Award for 2024.

So far this year, over one hundred and twenty customer reviews have been posted up by Feefo.   Over three hundred reviews were received in the previous year.  In addition, the Feefo site logged over six hundred product reviews sent in by Everything Dinosaur customers.

To visit the award-winning and user friendly Everything Dinosaur website: The Everything Dinosaur Website.

10 05, 2024

The New CollectA Deluxe Velociraptor will be in Stock Soon

By |2024-05-10T14:18:08+01:00May 10th, 2024|Dinosaur and Prehistoric Animal Models, Dinosaur Fans, Main Page, Photos of Everything Dinosaur Products, Press Releases|0 Comments

The new for 2024, CollectA Deluxe Velociraptor dinosaur model will be in stock soon.  A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur commented that the first new for 2024 CollectA figures will be arriving shortly.  The model has been created to mark the centenary of the formal scientific description of the first Velociraptor species (Osborn, 1924.)  The first Velociraptor species was V. mongoliensis. A second species was named and described in 2008 (V. osmolskae).

A spokesperson from the UK-based mail order company confirmed that the CollectA Deluxe Dearc pterosaur figure along with the 1:100 scale Dreadnoughtus models were arriving first.  In addition, the set of mini-sauropod models will also be stocked shortly.  The new 1:6 scale Velociraptor will be available later in the year.

The new for 2024 CollectA Deluxe Velociraptor model.

The new for 2024 CollectA Deluxe Velociraptor figure in lateral view. Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur.

Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur

The CollectA Deluxe Velociraptor Model

The new dromaeosaurid figure features some new anatomical features associated with this type of dinosaur.  This model has a propatagium on each forelimb. A propatagium is a fold of skin associated with the wing of volant birds. It is a soft tissue structure that unites the wrists and shoulders. It helps with the wing flapping motion. Scientists think that this structure may have first evolved to help these terrestrial animals make sharp turns yet remain balanced and stable as they ran.

To watch a short video review of the new Velociraptor figure: CollectA Deluxe Velociraptor Video Review.

A close-up view of the new CollectA Velociraptor dinosaur model.

The new Velociraptor model has an articulated lower jaw.  The propatagium can be seen on the model helping to form the leading edge of the wing.  Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur.

Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur

To view the range of CollectA Deluxe prehistoric animal figures available from Everything Dinosaur: CollectA Deluxe Prehistoric Animal Figures.

Scent Glands

The beautiful figure has also been given a pair of scent glands, either side of the cloaca.  Velociraptor was an animal that lived in a desert environment.  It probably lived in packs and had an extensive territory.  It may have used scent marking to define territory and to delineate individual status within the pack.  Many extant birds have scent glands.  Reptiles such as crocodiles have scent glands as well.  The CollectA design team have speculated that Velociraptor used scent marking too.

With such a big tail to waft any fragrances about, it does make sense.

The CollectA Velociraptor model in dorsal view.

The shape of the figure suggests an agile pursuit predator.  The big tail with its extensive surface area could have helped to disperse scent on the desert wind.  Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur.

Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur

A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur confirmed that the CollectA Deluxe Velociraptor model would be in stock soon.

CollectA Deluxe Velociraptor dinosaur model.

The CollectA Deluxe Velociraptor model. Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur.

Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur

Visit the award-winning Everything Dinosaur website: Everything Dinosaur.

2 05, 2024

Providing Helpful and Important Information for European Customers

By |2024-05-04T09:40:14+01:00May 2nd, 2024|Everything Dinosaur News and Updates, Main Page, Press Releases|0 Comments

Last month (April 2024), Everything Dinosaur reported upon some difficulties in the European Customs network.  Problems with a software upgrade had caused some parcels to be delayed.  Team members regularly monitor the progress of customer deliveries. We do this as we can quickly identify any issues or delays in the delivery network. We became aware of parcel delays due to difficulties in Ireland and sent out a media release on the 13th April.

It was stressed that we would like to be kept informed and we requested further information from the Irish Tax and Customs authority and our partners in Ireland SimplyVAT.  Further media releases were sent out on the 18th and the 24th of April.  These posts were intended to keep our customers informed of developments.  In addition, we set about emailing all those customers whose parcels had been held up.

We have been informed that the problem has been resolved and parcels are now moving normally.

Everything Dinosaur apologises to all those customers who have been inconvenienced.  We stress that this problem had nothing to do with our systems and processes.  However, we do appreciate how frustrating delivery delays can be.

Today, we have released the following statement as part of our on-going steps to reassure customers.

Everything Dinosaur IOSS media release (May 2024).

Everything Dinosaur IOSS media release (May 2024).

Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur

To contact a member of the Everything Dinosaur team for further information: Email Everything Dinosaur.

25 04, 2024

Everything Dinosaur Helpful Advice for European Customers

By |2024-05-02T12:31:10+01:00April 25th, 2024|Everything Dinosaur News and Updates, Main Page, Press Releases|0 Comments

Team members at Everything Dinosaur are aware of delays in the European parcel network. A system error has led to some parcels being prevented from passing customs. This is due to a software error. We routinely monitor parcel movements for our customers. Delays in the European network were first observed on the 9th of April. Everything Dinosaur can assure customers that this problem has not been caused by us. The difficulties are associated with SimplyVAT and Irish Tax and Customs.

We are committed to keeping our customers informed.  A press release was issued on the 13th of April.  An update was sent out on the 18th of April.  In addition, we have continued to lobby both SimplyVAT and the Irish Tax and Customs authority for progress reports.

To read our press release from the 13th of April: Update on European Parcels.

The update published on the 18th of April: Further Information About European Parcel Deliveries.

As a result, we have received an update from SimplyVAT.

“The Tax office have reached out with further positive indicators that the fix they have been testing is realigning their system with the EU Customs portal. We are very hopeful that a resolution is forthcoming as we are now just waiting for data from some custom declarations as the final confirmation.  In the interim, in order to get your goods to your customers, please speak to your forwarder to ask them on your best options.  We are putting all our resources into finding a resolution with the Irish tax authority and supporting our clients through this stressful time.”

Everything Dinosaur Being Proactive

Whilst we acknowledge the work being done to resolve this issue, team members have already set up a work around for parcel deliveries to customers in France and Ireland.  Furthermore, a new route for parcels for customers in other European countries has been established.

Customers continue to be supported.  A parcel monitoring service has been employed and those customers directly affected have been offered further support.

A media release has been issued explaining the current situation and the steps the company has taken.

An Everything Dinosaur media release explaining the measures employed to help customers with parcel delays.

An Everything Dinosaur media release explaining the measures employed to help customers with parcel delays. Source: Everything Dinosaur.

Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur

For further information: Email Everything Dinosaur for More Information.

23 04, 2024

New Haolonggood Mamenchisaurus Dinosaur Models Coming into Stock

By |2024-04-23T11:46:21+01:00April 23rd, 2024|Adobe CS5, Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur News and Updates, Everything Dinosaur Products, Main Page, Press Releases|0 Comments

The new for 2024 Haolonggood Mamenchisaurus model will be available from Everything Dinosaur.  All three versions should be coming into stock.  Collectors can choose from the green, brown or the limited-edition blue heterochromatic version.  Each figure measures 66 cm long and stands 28 cm tall.  They have been beautifully painted.  Haolonggood has declared a scale of 1:35 for their Mamenchisaurus figures.  At this scale, these dinosaur models represent a sauropod more than twenty-three metres in length.

Although no species has been stated, these figures could represent larger taxa known in this genus. The Haolonggood Mamenchisaurus models could perhaps represent Mamenchisaurus sinocanadorum or Mamenchisaurus hochuanensis.

Haolonggood Mamenchisaurus model (brown).

The new for 2024 Haolonggood Mamenchisaurus dinosaur model (Zhu Wu) in the brown colour scheme. It is coming into stock at Everything Dinosaur shortly.

The image (above) shows the Haolonggood Mamenchisaurus model (Zhu Wu).  This figure has a predominantly brown colour scheme.

To view the range of Haolonggood prehistoric animal figures in stock at Everything Dinosaur: Haolonggood Prehistoric Animal Models.

The Haolonggood Mamenchisaurus Model

The Haolonggood Mamenchisaurus dinosaur model follows the highly successful introduction of the limited-edition Haolonggood Alamosaurus figures.  The Chinese manufacturer also intends to introduce two further sauropods this year, an Amargasaurus and a replica of Camarasaurus.

Haolonggood Mamenchisaurus model (green).

The green coloured version of the new for 2024 Haolonggood Mamenchisaurus dinosaur model. This is Chai Jin. The model stands 28 cm tall and measures 66 cm long. It has a declared scale of 1:35.

A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur welcomed the addition of these three, new sauropod figures to the ever-growing Haolonggood model range and exclaimed:

“We are looking forward to stocking all three Mamenchisaurus figures.  We intend to stock the limited-edition figure too.  It may be a while before we can legally ship them into the UK and Europe, we want to add other new figures from Haolonggood to our shipping documentation. Naturally, we will keep our customers informed about our progress.”

A Limited-edition Mamenchisaurus Model

As with previous releases, there is a limited-edition Mamenchisaurus figure.  The blue version (heterochromatic model) will be a limited-edition figure.   Whilst mainly blue-coloured the paint scheme for this dinosaur model will feature other colours (heterochromatic means having a variety of colours).  Collectors will have for a limited period of time, three Haolonggood Mamenchisaurus figures to choose from.

Which one is your favourite?

Haolonggood Mamenchisaurus model (blue).

The new for 2024 limited-edition Haolonggood Mamenchisaurus in the blue heterochromatic colour scheme.

The image (above) shows the limited-edition Haolonggood Mamenchisaurus in the blue colour scheme.

Visit the Everything Dinosaur website: Prehistoric Animal Models and Figures.

18 04, 2024

Further Helpful Information About European Parcel Deliveries

By |2024-04-18T14:21:26+01:00April 18th, 2024|Adobe CS5, Everything Dinosaur News and Updates, Main Page, Press Releases|0 Comments

The European customs network is continuing to experience software problems. This is leading to a delay in European parcel deliveries. Everything Dinosaur team members became aware of delays in the network on the 9th of April. We are continuing to monitor the situation on behalf of our European customers.

We apologise to all our affected customers for the delay in delivery. Please be assured your parcel is not lost but stuck in the European customs network and the parcel is unable to move until this problem has been resolved.

A statement was released by the company on the 13th April.  We feel that it is important to be honest and transparent with our customers.

Read our earlier statement here: Information on European Parcel Deliveries.

Everything Dinosaur is registered for VAT in Ireland.  We have continued to lobby the company responsible for our VAT payments (SimplyVAT), who in turn have been communicating with the Irish Tax and Customs Authority, with whom, it is believed the problem lies.

The Irish Tax and Customs Authority has released a statement.  Everything Dinosaur was forwarded a copy this morning (18th April, 2024).

Statement from Irish Tax and Customs regarding problems with IOSS.

Statement from the Irish Tax Authority (Irish Tax and Customs) about the continuing difficulties with regards to validating IOSS numbers for customers including Everything Dinosaur. The statement, although brief does confirm that the ongoing difficulties are not the result of any actions undertaken by Everything Dinosaur. However, we continue to put pressure on SimplyVAT and the Irish Tax Authorities to resolve this issue. Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur.

Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur

Everything Dinosaur and IOSS (Import One Stop Shop)

According to information received by Everything Dinosaur, the difficulties in European deliveries have arisen as the unique IOSS number registered to companies is not being recognised by computer software at the Irish Tax and Customs Authority.

The Import One-Stop-Shop (IOSS) number was introduced in July 2021 to streamline international shipping and harmonise the declaring and payment of VAT.

Everything Dinosaur, like many UK companies wanted to keep trading in Europe and in order to do so applied and received a unique IOSS number. This permits us to pay the correct tax on all the prehistoric animal, dinosaur models and other items we sell in the EU. We pay a VAT monthly return. A criterion for membership of the IOSS scheme is that you have to be registered for VAT in an EU member country.  Everything Dinosaur is registered for VAT in Ireland for this purpose.

With an IOSS number VAT payment is harmonised for UK and European companies and the amount of paperwork that is required is greatly reduced. This means that we can pack and despatch parcels to our European Union customers swiftly and offer them the convenience of Delivery Duty Paid (DDP).

Our customers have the assurance of a DDP parcel service with no hidden charges, extra taxes or courier company administration fees to pay.

The parcel delays are believed to relate to difficulties that have arisen following the installation of software updates by the Irish Tax and Customs Authority.  This software is not recognising valid IOSS numbers.  This is preventing parcels from moving through the European parcel network.

Team Members Seeking Answers

Whilst the software difficulties have nothing to do with Everything Dinosaur’s systems and processes.  We have kept lobbying our VAT payment partner SimplyVAT in order to do our best to ensure a swift resolution.  We want the current difficulties concerning European parcel deliveries to be resolved.

This morning, we received two statements from SimplyVAT about this issue.  SimplyVAT has reiterated that they are not the source of the problem and we have enclosed both statements that we have received.

IOSS Issues and Everything Dinosaur.

Statement from SimplyVAT, the company which manages Everything Dinosaur’s VAT compliance for ecommerce. This statement was received on the morning of the 18th April. Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur.

Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur

A few minutes later, we received a second statement from SimplyVAT.  It provides a link to a brief statement from the Irish Tax and Customs Authority.

Second IOSS statement from SimplyVAT received by Everything Dinosaur.

A second, follow-up statement from SimplyVAT received on the morning of 18th April confirming that a statement about the continuing issues in the European customs network had been issued by the Irish Tax Authority. Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur.

Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur

Reassuring Customers About European Parcel Deliveries

Whilst we stress, the delays in the European custom network have not been caused by Everything Dinosaur, we continue to do all we can to lobby those parties that can resolve this issue to act swiftly and to seek a rapid resolution.

We once again apologise to those customers who have been affected and we promise to continue to monitor the situation closely.

For further information and advice email Everything Dinosaur: Email Everything Dinosaur Team Members.

15 04, 2024

New CollectA Deluxe Polacanthus Model Video Review

By |2024-04-15T17:57:21+01:00April 15th, 2024|Adobe CS5, Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur Products, Everything Dinosaur videos, Main Page, Photos of Everything Dinosaur Products, Press Releases, Product Reviews|0 Comments

Everything Dinosaur team members have completed their review of the new for 2024 CollectA Deluxe Polacanthus model.  Their video review is now live on the Everything Dinosaur YouTube channel.  The video is approximately twenty minutes in length.  It provides a comprehensive overview of the new CollectA figure and highlights the extraordinary details seen on this new armoured dinosaur model.

Video credit: Everything Dinosaur

A Review of the CollectA Deluxe Polacanthus

The YouTube video review explores how our perceptions regarding this armoured dinosaur have changed.  Named in 1865, this dinosaur was further described in 1887 (John Whitaker Hulke).  The Hungarian polymath Franz Nopcsa was tasked with creating a museum exhibit of this dinosaur in 1905.  He had little fossil material to work with and it has been speculated that Nopcsa based his reconstruction on Stegosaurus.  This taxon had been described earlier from much more complete fossil material.

Studying Polacanthus and the connection with Stegosaurus.

Nopcsa’s 1905 reconstruction of Polacanthus foxii seems to have been heavily influenced by the Stegosaurus taxon.  Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur.

Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur

The influence of Stegosaurus on Polacanthus foxii is discussed in the video review.  This might explain why a lot of early reconstructions of Polacanthus show it with the narrow skull of a typical stegosaur.  The comparison with Stegosaurus may have led to the interpretation of the dermal armour, it being placed on the back of the animal in two, parallel rows.

Illustrations of Polacanthus foxii.

The 1905 reconstruction of Polacanthus foxii by the very talented Baron Nopcsa strongly influenced how Polacanthus was depicted for over a century. Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur.

Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur

Video Contents

The Everything Dinosaur Polacanthus video has been helpfully split into different segments.  Each segment deals with a different aspect of the model or highlights an area of research.

The video segments are outlined below:

  • 0:00 The new CollectA Deluxe Polacanthus – a remarkable story.
  • 0:42 How closely does the CollectA Polacanthus reflect the fossil record?
  • 1:31 Subscribe to Everything Dinosaur’s YouTube channel.
  • 1:42 A single taxon?
  • 2:22 Discussing Vectipelta barretti.
  • 3:11 More armoured dinosaurs from the Wealden Group will be discovered.
  • 3:43 How Polacanthus got its spikes.
  • 4:45 The influence of Stegosaurus.
  • 5:45 Nopcsa’s restoration and its influence.
  • 6:42 The CollectA Deluxe Polacanthus model.
  • 6:54 Looking at the head of the Polacanthus figure.
  • 7:24 The neck and cervical armour.
  • 8:40 The spikes on the upper arm are explained.
  • 10:56 No spines on the back!  Here is why!
  • 12:53 The sacral shield.
  • 15:17 The fantastic tail.
  • 16:38 The scale of the dinosaur model.  Is it 1:20 scale?
  • 17:14 When will the CollectA Deluxe Polacanthus be available?
  • 17:47 The Everything Dinosaur Blog.
  • 18:16 Where to buy CollectA prehistoric animal models.
  • 18:41 Two brilliant dinosaur books!
Reviewing the new CollectA Deluxe Polacanthus figure - looking at the sacral shield.

The exquisite detail of the model’s sacral shield is discussed. It is an accurate representation of the Polacanthus holotype material. Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur.

Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur

The image (above) shows a still from the Everything Dinosaur video review.  The astonishing detail on the model’s sacral shield is highlighted.  It accurately reflects the holotype fossil material (NHMUK R175).

Take a look at the CollectA Deluxe prehistoric animal models available from Everything Dinosaur: CollectA Deluxe Scale Prehistoric Animal Figures.

CollectA Deluxe Polacanthus video review - highlighting the spines associated with the humerus.

The video highlights some of the unique features of this new for 2024 Polacanthus figure. For example, the pair of defensive spines on the upper arm are discussed. Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur.

Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur

When will the Polacanthus Dinosaur Model be Available?

A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur confirmed that the new for 2024 CollectA Polacanthus figure was likely to arrive in the late spring.

Visit the Everything Dinosaur YouTube channel: Dinosaur Model Video Reviews.

The award-winning Everything Dinosaur website: Dinosaur Models and Toys.

14 04, 2024

Popular Beasts of the Mesozoic Figures Coming Back into Stock

By |2024-04-12T18:22:38+01:00April 14th, 2024|Adobe CS5, Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur News and Updates, Everything Dinosaur Products, Main Page, Photos of Everything Dinosaur Products, Press Releases|0 Comments

Popular Beasts of the Mesozoic figures are coming back into stock at Everything Dinosaur. A shipment of Beasts of the Mesozoic models is expected next week. The shipment will consist of ceratopsians and tyrannosaurs including the blue-coloured Beasts of the Mesozoic Gorgosaurus model.  Team members will be spending time contacting all those customers who wanted to be informed when these articulated dinosaur models arrive.  In addition to the horned dinosaurs and the tyrannosaurs the delivery will also include some “raptor” figures too.

Beasts of the Mesozoic Gorgosaurus figure.

The Beasts of the Mesozoic Gorgosaurus libratus articulated figure is coming back into stock at Everything Dinosaur. The Gorgosaurus figure was scheduled to be part of the third wave of these tyrannosaur figures (September 2023).  A new delivery of these figures is expected at Everything Dinosaur’s warehouse.

Beasts of the Mesozoic Figures

The Beasts of the Mesozoic range consists of articulated models.  Each figure can be posed in a multitude of positions.  These replicas have proved to be extremely popular amongst dinosaur fans and model collectors.  The colourful Bistahieversor model (Bistahieversor sealeyi) is also in the latest Everything Dinosaur shipment.

To view the Beasts of the Mesozoic range available from Everything Dinosaur: Beasts of the Mesozoic Figures.

The Beasts of the Mesozoic Bistahieversor sealeyi box.

The Beasts of the Mesozoic Bistahieversor sealeyi box. More tyrannosaur figures are heading to Everything Dinosaur’s UK warehouse.  Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur.

Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur

A spokesperson confirmed that the company had been notified about the impending delivery.  At this stage, the exact delivery date remains uncertain.  However, transport had been arranged to take the shipment from the port to the company’s warehouse.  The spokesperson added that the company had put in plans to ensure the shipment could be unloaded rapidly and booked into stock.

All things considered, it is going to be another extremely busy week for team members.

Visit the Everything Dinosaur website: Dinosaur and Prehistoric Animal Toys.

13 04, 2024

Providing Helpful Information About European Parcel Deliveries

By |2024-04-10T21:01:57+01:00April 13th, 2024|Adobe CS5, Everything Dinosaur News and Updates, Main Page, Press Releases|0 Comments

Everything Dinosaur has been notified about possible delays concerning European parcel deliveries.  A system error has been identified in the software that manages the European customs network. This is causing some disruption to parcel delivery services on the continent and elsewhere within the European Union.  Team members routinely monitor parcel movements to Europe.  It is part of our customer service promise to our customers.  We like to make sure that parcels are delivered promptly.  However, we noted that updates to tracking information was being delayed and this led to enquiries with the courier network. Everything Dinosaur was then informed that a problem with the software had been identified.

European parcel deliveries an update from Everything Dinosaur.

A software problem in the European customs network may cause some parcels heading to customers in Europe to be delayed. Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur.

Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur

European Parcel Deliveries – An Update

Although the problem was not caused by Everything Dinosaur, the issue has nothing to do with us, we did request a release from the European customs authorities so that we could share this information with our customer base.  In addition, a statement was prepared so that this could be posted up on social media and also sent out in response to enquiries from concerned customers.

Some Everything Dinosaur European customers may experience a delay in their parcel delivery. This is due to a software problem within the European customs network which is causing delays for international parcels clearing customs. Team members at Everything Dinosaur were made aware of this problem earlier this week and have requested that they be kept informed.

If you have any questions about European parcel deliveries, please contact Everything Dinosaur: Email Everything Dinosaur.

Everything Dinosaur has been assured that technicians are currently working to resolve this issue and normal service should be resumed shortly.

Everything Dinosaur sincerely apologises to customers who have been affected by this disruption. Whilst we are not able to solve this problem ourselves, we continue to work on behalf of our customers to ensure a swift resolution.

In addition, we have ensured that all queries from our customers have been handled promptly and we continue to do all we can to keep customers informed.

Visit the award-winning Everything Dinosaur website: Dinosaur Toys and Dinosaur Models.

12 04, 2024

New CollectA Polacanthus YouTube Video Nears Completion

By |2024-04-12T15:41:00+01:00April 12th, 2024|Adobe CS5, Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur News and Updates, Everything Dinosaur videos, Main Page, Photos/Pictures of Fossils, Press Releases|0 Comments

The new CollectA Polacanthus YouTube video is nearly complete. This video review will examine how accurately the model reflects the known fossil material.  A review of armoured dinosaur fossil specimens associated with the Wealden Group is continuing.  Isolated dermal armour fossils from southern England and the Isle of Wight may not necessarily represent the Polacanthus taxon.  With the arrival of a new CollectA Polacanthus figure this year, team members have taken the opportunity to create a short YouTube video outlining the changing perceptions regarding Polacanthus foxii.

How accurate is the new CollectA Polacanthus?

How accurate is the new for 2024 CollectA Polacanthus? In a new video Everything Dinosaur team members take a look at the science behind this new CollectA Deluxe scale model. Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur.

Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur

Reviewing the CollectA Polacanthus

Everything Dinosaur were fortunate to be sent an early prototype of the figure.  This figure has been used in our video review.  It is a 3D print, and it has been painted in accordance with the production figure’s approved colour scheme.  However, it is approximately the same size as the production model, albeit the model has two drainage holes located on its underside.

To view the current range of CollectA Deluxe prehistoric animal figures in stock: CollectA Prehistoric Animal Scale Models.

A spokesperson explained that as the material representing members of the Thyreophora was being reviewed, so it was likely that more taxa of British armoured dinosaurs would be erected.  The spokesperson outlined that the Thyreophora was a clade.  It consists of ornithischian armoured dinosaurs.  To date, three armoured dinosaur taxa are associated with the Wealden Group, these dinosaurs are:

  • Hylaeosaurus (H. armatus) named by Mantell in 1833.
  • Polacanthus (P. foxii) named in 1865.
  • Vectipelta (V. barretti) named in 2023.

To read Everything Dinosaur’s blog post about the scientific description of Vectipelta barrettiVectipelta Honours Natural History Museum Palaeontologist.

Polacanthus fossils.

Fragmentary and eroded armoured dinosaur fossils on display at Liverpool Museum. These fossils have been assigned to Polacanthus foxii. However, palaeontologists have become less confident over assigning armoured dinosaur fossils from the Wealden Group to a specific taxon.  Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur.

Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur

Completing the CollectA Deluxe Polacanthus Video

The video consists of several pieces of narration including a short segment that explains the history of Polacanthus research.  In addition, the video highlights some of the confusing perceptions that arose following the first scientific reconstruction of Polacanthus in 1905 (Nopcsa).  Fortunately, the review of the figure has been concluded.  This section has proved to be the most difficult part of the video to create.  The work entailed undertaking an examination of the CollectA model and comparing it to the holotype fossil material.

The CollectA Polacanthus YouTube video review should be live on Everything Dinosaur’s YouTube site in a few days.

Visit the Everything Dinosaur website: Dinosaur Toys and Models.

To visit Everything Dinosaur’s YouTube channel: Everything Dinosaur’s YouTube Channel.

Go to Top