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PostSubject: Timpo Prehistoric Animals.   Tue Aug 05, 2014 12:15 pm

No Timpo prehistoric animals? Lets remedy that one!  Wink 

Timpo prehistoric animals date from the 1950's. They seem to have been in irregular production at least into the 1960's and some have been briefly reissued since then (Brontosaurus was the last in the 1990's). I remember having the Tyrannosaurus as a small boy late in the 1960's.

These  figures are solid molded figures in a waxy plastic. The commoner figures are unpainted and can be found in solid earth colours such as yellow, brown, black, grey and green. Some are sometimes found with a degree of marbling. Original Timpo prehistoric figures were issued painted. Each figure is marked as Timpo and with the animal name.

Timpo prehistoric figures have now become extremely scarce and are rarely found, especially in decent condition. As with most plastic figures, they often have heavy play wear, bits missing or child chew marks. The stegosaurus is particularly scarce and very rarely seen, let alone in good condition.

There were six figures in the set:

Tyrannosaurus
Triceratops
Brontosaurus
Stegosaurus
Dimetrodon
Megatherium


I have five of these figures. As yet, the Stegosaurus eludes me.  Sad 

Tyrannosaurus

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Triceratops

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Brontosaurus

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Dimetrodon

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PostSubject: Re: Timpo Prehistoric Animals.   Tue Aug 05, 2014 1:55 pm

Perfectly presented amd not only missing om forum as well om wiki. cheers
i didn't know Then amd it is good that you're presenting then to us. Very Happy I hope you can find the missing stego to complete this small but very nice collection. bounce
it confirms also that dimetrodon is by far the most popular prehistoric animal fromm those before the era of the dinosaurs. :)

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PostSubject: Re: Timpo Prehistoric Animals.   Tue Aug 05, 2014 3:54 pm

Fantastic oldies !!! I never heard about them either, so thankyou for presenting them here Very Happy

It is so fascinating to see old models of orehistoric creatures, - some are really strange looking !
Like those T-rexes ! I suppose they are not made like that on purpose, at least not THAT cartoony, compared to the others ? They are ever so charming Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Timpo Prehistoric Animals.   Fri Aug 15, 2014 9:47 pm

Nice oldies!! Congrats

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PostSubject: Re: Timpo Prehistoric Animals.   Mon Sep 01, 2014 9:23 pm

These are great, I really like the sculpts on these. That must be where Miller copied their Megatherium from? Certainly looks the same.

Thanks for the blanket permission on using your images in the Wiki. I have been adding a copyright for you to the images and posting them there today. Your help is appreciated :)

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PostSubject: Re: Timpo Prehistoric Animals.   Fri Oct 24, 2014 6:20 am

I love the dancing megatherium Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Timpo Prehistoric Animals.   Sun Dec 21, 2014 6:50 am

I think when you want to bring them to life again, they will need those Duracell batteries!

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PostSubject: Re: Timpo Prehistoric Animals.   Sun Dec 21, 2014 7:11 am

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I think when you want to bring them to life again, they will need those Duracell batteries!

Laughing

Then I would like to watch the smiling Trex and Megatherium dancing together Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Timpo Prehistoric Animals.   Mon Dec 22, 2014 4:41 am

Yes that would be fun i guess... Twisted Evil

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PostSubject: Re: Timpo Prehistoric Animals.   Mon Dec 22, 2014 9:24 am

Creataceous night fever afro Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Timpo Prehistoric Animals.   Mon Dec 22, 2014 10:02 pm

The Bee Geeganticussus... Cool

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