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PostSubject: The STS 2014 Prehistoric Figure of the Year   Sat Jan 17, 2015 12:38 am

As you can see HERE, the STS 2014 Toy animal figure of the year competition is open.

It's time to make your  choices for Prehistoric. You have until Friday 23 to list your five figures to this category. At Saturday 24 January, we will start a poll with a maximum of 10 figures with the biggest number of choices.

It will run for a week in single vote mode and obviously the most voted will be the Prehistoric animal figure of the year.

Models of all brands can compete, the only rule is that it must be a 2014 new model.

To help you identifying figures, you can find their names in this topic study


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PostSubject: Re: The STS 2014 Prehistoric Figure of the Year   Sat Jan 17, 2015 12:43 am

Would the Mojo Fun Thylacine count here?
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PostSubject: Re: The STS 2014 Prehistoric Figure of the Year   Sat Jan 17, 2015 12:51 am

No idea what to choose here.
I dont even know the names.

but the Stegosaurs carcass was interesting
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PostSubject: Re: The STS 2014 Prehistoric Figure of the Year   Sat Jan 17, 2015 12:53 am

@LeeAnn wrote:
Would the Mojo Fun Thylacine count here?

That's a good question but we need to find a category to extinct animals even those that lived in historical times.
By the way, it is missing several prehistoric figures here but topic will be updated. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: The STS 2014 Prehistoric Figure of the Year   Sat Jan 17, 2015 12:59 am

@Dutch Bear wrote:
No idea what to choose here.
I dont even know the names.

but the Stegosaurs carcass was interesting

I added a link to the original post where you can see the name of the most part of them.
Click here!

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PostSubject: Re: The STS 2014 Prehistoric Figure of the Year   Sat Jan 17, 2015 1:18 am

Schleich Pentaceratops
CollectA dead Stegosaurus
Papo young Triceratops
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PostSubject: Re: The STS 2014 Prehistoric Figure of the Year   Sat Jan 17, 2015 6:49 am

Not fair. I have narrowed my list down to 12 and cannot figure out which 5 to pick. Gah.

The big omission in the pictures above are the Battat models!
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PostSubject: Re: The STS 2014 Prehistoric Figure of the Year   Sat Jan 17, 2015 10:22 am

Ther is no Battat omission, I was sleeping Scott. The Battat and Tiptoi are here now Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: The STS 2014 Prehistoric Figure of the Year   Sat Jan 17, 2015 10:55 am

And the two rebor dinosaurs :/ :)
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PostSubject: Re: The STS 2014 Prehistoric Figure of the Year   Sat Jan 17, 2015 10:57 am

@Florian wrote:
And the two rebor dinosaurs :/ :)

Are they really Toys or Museum models ? Isn't it a bit ambiguous ? confused

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PostSubject: Re: The STS 2014 Prehistoric Figure of the Year   Sat Jan 17, 2015 11:01 am

Papo Archaeopteryx
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PostSubject: Re: The STS 2014 Prehistoric Figure of the Year   Sat Jan 17, 2015 11:02 am

@Kikimalou wrote:
@Florian wrote:
And the two rebor dinosaurs :/ :)

Are they really Toys or Museum models ?  Isn't it a bit ambiguous ? confused

I think they can be the two :) It looks (for me) like the brand papo. If we put the Japanese figures, why not Rebor :)
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PostSubject: Re: The STS 2014 Prehistoric Figure of the Year   Sat Jan 17, 2015 11:05 am

1)Rebor tyrannosaurus (If you accept to add this brand in your votes)
2)CollectA carcharodontosaurus
3)CollectA therizinosaurus
4)Kinto Favorite dunkleosteus
5)Rebor yutyrannus


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PostSubject: Re: The STS 2014 Prehistoric Figure of the Year   Sat Jan 17, 2015 11:25 am

@Florian wrote:
@Kikimalou wrote:
@Florian wrote:
And the two rebor dinosaurs :/ :)

Are they really Toys or Museum models ?  Isn't it a bit ambiguous ? confused

I think they can be the two :) It looks (for me) like the brand papo. If we put the Japanese figures, why not Rebor :)

You can vote for the dinos you want Florian, we are a very free forum Very Happy

Nevertheless, even with Japanese brands we noticed a difference between the mainstream and the Aqualand series wich are not toys without a doubt.

Rebor is ambiguous... Not like Papo.

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PostSubject: Re: The STS 2014 Prehistoric Figure of the Year   Sat Jan 17, 2015 11:28 am

I think what it just makes Rebor different are the bases, the boxes and certainly the prices but the figures without nothing, only the figures alone, I think we can see them like a toy, but a quality toy like Papo figures. Now it's just my advice :)
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PostSubject: Re: The STS 2014 Prehistoric Figure of the Year   Sat Jan 17, 2015 11:30 am

Everyone can vote for Rebor, nobody forbidden this Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: The STS 2014 Prehistoric Figure of the Year   Sat Jan 17, 2015 1:42 pm

@Florian wrote:
I think what it just makes Rebor different are the bases, the boxes and certainly the prices but the figures without nothing, only the figures alone, I think we can see them like a toy, but a quality toy like Papo figures. Now it's just my advice :)

Florian, REBOR figures were added. As Christophe said, it is ambiguous and there was no consensus about including them or not. Though, now they are already listed. Could you please edit your post and choose only 5 figures? Posts can be edited as long as this topic is active. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: The STS 2014 Prehistoric Figure of the Year   Sat Jan 17, 2015 2:29 pm

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PostSubject: Re: The STS 2014 Prehistoric Figure of the Year   Sat Jan 17, 2015 6:20 pm

I vote for CollectA's Arsinoitherium
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PostSubject: Re: The STS 2014 Prehistoric Figure of the Year   Sat Jan 17, 2015 6:25 pm

1) Rebor tyrannosaurus
2) CollectA Mosasaurus
3) CollectA Carcharodontosaurus

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PostSubject: Re: The STS 2014 Prehistoric Figure of the Year   Sat Jan 17, 2015 6:51 pm

1. REBOR : Y-REX
2. REBOR : T-REX
3. PAPO   : Dilophosaurus
4. PAPO   : Archaeopteryx
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PostSubject: Re: The STS 2014 Prehistoric Figure of the Year   Sat Jan 17, 2015 9:11 pm

@Kikimalou wrote:
Everyone can vote for Rebor, nobody forbidden this Very Happy

scratch scratch scratch scratch ...Rebor has gorgeous dino-models of course... But Rebor is very new brand which we had know not long ago... It,s absent in our collage-maps... Christophe (and Rogerio), I think you did must to say about Rebor earlier... What we can do? scratch scratch scratch scratch

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PostSubject: Re: The STS 2014 Prehistoric Figure of the Year   Sat Jan 17, 2015 10:18 pm

ALL Four of Battats models make my choices. The last one goes to the CollectA Mosasaurus
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PostSubject: Re: The STS 2014 Prehistoric Figure of the Year   Sat Jan 17, 2015 10:32 pm

I'm curious - what are the Rebor models made of? Are they resin or plastic similar to the major brands?
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PostSubject: Re: The STS 2014 Prehistoric Figure of the Year   Sat Jan 17, 2015 10:35 pm

@LeeAnn wrote:
I'm curious - what are the Rebor models made of? Are they resin or plastic similar to the major brands?

The animal is made of pvc and the base is resin. Figure can be removed from base. REBOR never call them toys but claim them as suitable to collectors and children. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: The STS 2014 Prehistoric Figure of the Year   Sat Jan 17, 2015 10:48 pm

That's interesting, I wonder if they use resin exclusively to make the base for cost reasons? I've never seen the model and base in two different materials before - usually it's all resin.
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PostSubject: Re: The STS 2014 Prehistoric Figure of the Year   Sat Jan 17, 2015 11:00 pm

@LeeAnn wrote:
That's interesting, I wonder if they use resin exclusively to make the base for cost reasons? I've never seen the model and base in two different materials before - usually it's all resin.

Sorry, base is made of polystone instead. Figure is made of pvc to follow CE safety standards. :)

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PostSubject: Re: The STS 2014 Prehistoric Figure of the Year   Sat Jan 17, 2015 11:01 pm

1. Schleich - Pantaceratops
2. PAPO - Archaeopterux
3. PAPO - Dilophosaurus
4. REBOR - Y-rex
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PostSubject: Re: The STS 2014 Prehistoric Figure of the Year   Sat Jan 17, 2015 11:17 pm

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Sorry, base is made of polystone instead. Figure is made of pvc to follow CE safety standards. :)

That's okay! Resin is similar to polystone - you're not too far off Wink
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PostSubject: Re: The STS 2014 Prehistoric Figure of the Year   Sat Jan 17, 2015 11:59 pm

LeeAnn I have Resin and Polystone figures, all i can say is Poly-stone is more brittle. Also, Yes, Rebor s models are made of PVC while the bases are made of Polly-resin. I think that the PVC is what downs there prices when compared to Sideshow Or Favorite Desktop models which are completely made of Poly-resin and can fetch High end Prices.
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PostSubject: Re: The STS 2014 Prehistoric Figure of the Year   Sun Jan 18, 2015 1:57 am

Thank you Takama! I also think polystone is much lighter than resin - I just sold a large polystone model and packed up in the box it still only weighed 14oz. My resin models are much heavier.
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PostSubject: Re: The STS 2014 Prehistoric Figure of the Year   Sun Jan 18, 2015 7:47 am

The expression 'Y-Rex' makes me cringe. I can't help it. This, by itself, should disqualify Rebor.

(Okay, I don't really mean it -- of course it shouldn't disqualify the models -- but it is one of the most scientifically unsound nicknames for a Yutyrannus imaginable.)
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PostSubject: Re: The STS 2014 Prehistoric Figure of the Year   Sun Jan 18, 2015 7:55 am

Collecta: Mosasaurus
Collecta: Arsinoitherium
Safari: Pachyrhinosaurus
Schleich: Pentaceratops
Papo: Triceratops baby

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PostSubject: Re: The STS 2014 Prehistoric Figure of the Year   Sun Jan 18, 2015 10:44 am

@Sergey wrote:
@Kikimalou wrote:
Everyone can vote for Rebor, nobody forbidden this Very Happy

scratch scratch scratch scratch ...Rebor has gorgeous dino-models of course... But Rebor is very new brand which we had know not long ago... It,s absent in our collage-maps... Christophe (and Rogerio), I think you did must to say about Rebor earlier... What we can do? scratch scratch scratch scratch

[REBOR : T-REX]
[REBOR : Y-REX]
1. Collecta mosasaurus
2. Papo Archaeopteryx
3. Papo  Dilophosaurus
4. Collecta Xenoceratops
5. Collecta Ichthyovenator

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You can do what you want Sergey cheers What else ? Wink

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PostSubject: Re: The STS 2014 Prehistoric Figure of the Year   Sun Jan 18, 2015 12:27 pm

@Kikimalou wrote:
@Sergey wrote:
@Kikimalou wrote:
Everyone can vote for Rebor, nobody forbidden this Very Happy

scratch scratch scratch scratch ...Rebor has gorgeous dino-models of course... But Rebor is very new brand which we had know not long ago... It,s absent in our collage-maps... Christophe (and Rogerio), I think you did must to say about Rebor earlier... What we can do? scratch scratch scratch scratch

[REBOR : T-REX]
[REBOR : Y-REX]
1. Collecta mosasaurus
2. Papo Archaeopteryx
3. Papo  Dilophosaurus
4. Collecta Xenoceratops
5. Collecta Ichthyovenator

scratch scratch scratch Suspect

You can do what you want Sergey cheers   What else ? Wink


Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing lol! lol! lol! lol! Well old man! So again...

1. REBOR : T-REX
2. REBOR : Y-REX
3. Collecta mosasaurus
4. Papo Archaeopteryx
5. Papo Dilophosaurus


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PostSubject: Re: The STS 2014 Prehistoric Figure of the Year   Sun Jan 18, 2015 12:47 pm

Papo Archaeopteryx
Papo Dilophosaurus
Papo Triceratops baby
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PostSubject: Re: The STS 2014 Prehistoric Figure of the Year   Sun Jan 18, 2015 3:23 pm

@scot(t) wrote:
The expression 'Y-Rex' makes me cringe. I can't help it. This, by itself, should disqualify Rebor.

(Okay, I don't really mean it -- of course it shouldn't disqualify the models -- but it is one of the most scientifically unsound nicknames for a Yutyrannus imaginable.)

Laughing Y-Rex is actually only a marketing thing. Rebor identify all figures with complete scientific name contrarily to many other brands that use only the genus. Yutyrannus is not a problem once it is a genus with only one known species but with the new ceratosaurus the story is different. Very Happy
For example, I appreciate that Battat identify their TERRA figures with scientific name although the name of the brand sounds similar to the word potato in Portuguese. Terra is the Portuguese word to our planet but also means ground. So, we have something like ground potato what makes sense but not the most attractive name to a brand of dinosaur toys. Laughing
The name Y-REX has some advantages, first it is easy to find online once it is a kind of neologism, then, it links the figure to the popular T-rex. As you know, yutyrannus is a tyrannosauroid, so that link makes sense.
Y-rex basically means feathered king instead of feathered tyrant, tyrant is a "bad" sensationalistic name created by paleonthologits, the same that criticize the sensationalism in modern days. Rex is an impactant name without any kind of negative connotation.
As a last note, this is a marketing strategy without any consequences to the final design of the figure. We cannot say the same in brands like Papo or Schleich where the final design is clearly influenced by their marketing and target. We have the known examples of Schleich with their extra cute/chubby figures targeted to young girls or some Papo with high artistic level but completely distorted in "steroids" and with an evil looking to match the taste of young boys.
REBOR is something that collectors have always dreamed, a collection of stricking figures with a prestige level, a premium presentation, true collectibles ressembling some resin models but that can be used like toys and that are much cheaper than resin figures. They only need to mature scientifically to their figures match their ambitious presentations.
Man, after all this long off topic comment I think I deserve from REBOR a U-RAPTOR for free! Laughing Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: The STS 2014 Prehistoric Figure of the Year   Sun Jan 18, 2015 4:46 pm

CollectA Arsinoitherium
CollectA Carcharodontosaurus
CollectA Ichthyovenator
CollectA Quetzalcoatlus with Prey
CollectA Bistahieversor
CollectA Mosasaurus
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PostSubject: Re: The STS 2014 Prehistoric Figure of the Year   Sun Jan 18, 2015 4:54 pm

@citizen5 wrote:
CollectA Arsinoitherium
CollectA Carcharodontosaurus
CollectA Ichthyovenator
CollectA Quetzalcoatlus with Prey
CollectA Bistahieversor
CollectA Mosasaurus
Safari  Pachyrhinosaurus
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Papo Dilophosaurus

Thanks for your participation but could you please select only 5? Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: The STS 2014 Prehistoric Figure of the Year   Sun Jan 18, 2015 5:06 pm

1 Collecta Carcharodontosaurus
2 Collecta Gastonia
3 Collecta Mosasaurus
4 Bullyland Lambeosaurus
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PostSubject: Re: The STS 2014 Prehistoric Figure of the Year   Sun Jan 18, 2015 8:37 pm

@Roger wrote:
@scot(t) wrote:
The expression 'Y-Rex' makes me cringe. I can't help it. This, by itself, should disqualify Rebor.

(Okay, I don't really mean it -- of course it shouldn't disqualify the models -- but it is one of the most scientifically unsound nicknames for a Yutyrannus imaginable.)

Laughing Y-Rex is actually only a marketing thing. Rebor identify all figures with complete scientific name contrarily to many other brands that use only the genus. Yutyrannus is not a problem once it is a genus with only one known species but with the new ceratosaurus the story is different. Very Happy
For example, I appreciate that Battat identify their TERRA figures with scientific name although the name of the brand sounds similar to the word potato in Portuguese. Terra is the Portuguese word to our planet but also means ground. So, we have something like ground potato what makes sense but not the most attractive name to a brand of dinosaur toys. Laughing
The name Y-REX has some advantages, first it is easy to find online once it is a kind of neologism, then, it links the figure to the popular T-rex. As you know, yutyrannus is a tyrannosauroid, so that link makes sense.
Y-rex basically means feathered king instead of feathered tyrant, tyrant is a "bad" sensationalistic name created by paleonthologits, the same that criticize the sensationalism in modern days. Rex is an impactant name without any kind of negative connotation.

As a last note, this is a marketing strategy without any consequences to the final design of the figure. We cannot say the same in brands like Papo or Schleich where the final design is clearly influenced by their marketing and target. We have the known examples of Schleich with their extra cute/chubby figures targeted to young girls or some Papo with high artistic level but completely distorted in "steroids" and with an evil looking to match the taste of young boys.
REBOR is something that collectors have always dreamed, a collection of stricking figures with a prestige level, a premium presentation, true collectibles ressembling some resin models but that can be used like toys and that are much cheaper than resin figures. They only need to mature scientifically to their figures match their ambitious presentations.
Man, after all this long off topic comment I think I deserve from  REBOR a U-RAPTOR for free! Laughing Laughing

Laughing hahaha Roger, after this...for shure you deserve 100% 1 of every model by REBOR for free ...and pleace, one (for free) for me lol!
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PostSubject: Re: The STS 2014 Prehistoric Figure of the Year   Sun Jan 18, 2015 10:23 pm

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The expression 'Y-Rex' makes me cringe. I can't help it. This, by itself, should disqualify Rebor.

(Okay, I don't really mean it -- of course it shouldn't disqualify the models -- but it is one of the most scientifically unsound nicknames for a Yutyrannus imaginable.)

Laughing Y-Rex is actually only a marketing thing. Rebor identify all figures with complete scientific name contrarily to many other brands that use only the genus. Yutyrannus is not a problem once it is a genus with only one known species but with the new ceratosaurus the story is different. Very Happy
For example, I appreciate that Battat identify their TERRA figures with scientific name although the name of the brand sounds similar to the word potato in Portuguese. Terra is the Portuguese word to our planet but also means ground. So, we have something like ground potato what makes sense but not the most attractive name to a brand of dinosaur toys. Laughing
The name Y-REX has some advantages, first it is easy to find online once it is a kind of neologism, then, it links the figure to the popular T-rex. As you know, yutyrannus is a tyrannosauroid, so that link makes sense.
Y-rex basically means feathered king instead of feathered tyrant, tyrant is a "bad" sensationalistic name created by paleonthologits, the same that criticize the sensationalism in modern days. Rex is an impactant name without any kind of negative connotation.
As a last note, this is a marketing strategy without any consequences to the final design of the figure. We cannot say the same in brands like Papo or Schleich where the final design is clearly influenced by their marketing and target. We have the known examples of Schleich with their extra cute/chubby figures targeted to young girls or some Papo with high artistic level but completely distorted in "steroids" and with an evil looking to match the taste of young boys.
REBOR is something that collectors have always dreamed, a collection of stricking figures with a prestige level, a premium presentation, true collectibles ressembling some resin models but that can be used like toys and that are much cheaper than resin figures. They only need to mature scientifically to their figures match their ambitious presentations.
Man, after all this long off topic comment I think I deserve from  REBOR a U-RAPTOR for free! Laughing Laughing

I understand that it is a marketing strategy. And I understand the motivation behind it. But I don't like it.

This is just a case of preference I believe. I find Rebor's marketing approach extremely off-putting. It just rubs me the wrong way. But I understand that this is my issue. The models themselves are quite nice.

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PostSubject: Re: The STS 2014 Prehistoric Figure of the Year   Sun Jan 18, 2015 10:30 pm

1. Mosasaurus (CollectA)
2. Gastonia (CollectA)
3. Juvenile Tyrannosaurus rex (CollectA)
4. Pachyrhinosaurus (Battat)
5. Tyrannosaurus rex (Carnegie)

Yeah, that’s right, the Carnegie T. rex. One of the most underrated, under appreciated models of 2014.

(Apologies to Battat’s Nanshiungosaurus and Dacentrurus, Papo’s Archaeopteryx and Monolophosaurus, and to Kaiyodo's Capsule Q Prehistoric Marine Reptile series. The Bullyland Lambeosaurus was also good, as was some of the Wild Safari Dinosaurs.)

This was a really difficult list to make. I can't believe that the Nanshiungosaurus by Battat or either of the Papo models didn't make it on my list. The CollectA Mosasaurus was the only model that was on every version of this list that I entertained.
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PostSubject: Re: The STS 2014 Prehistoric Figure of the Year   Mon Jan 19, 2015 2:49 am

CollectA Mosasaurus
CollectA Quetzalcoatlus
CollectA Ichthyovenator
Bullyland Lambeosaurus
CollectA Arsinoitherium



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PostSubject: Re: The STS 2014 Prehistoric Figure of the Year   Mon Jan 19, 2015 11:37 pm

CollectA Ichthyovenator
Kinto Wolly mammoth
Safari Ltd Ammonite
Papo Archaeopteryx
Bullyland lambeosaurus

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PostSubject: Re: The STS 2014 Prehistoric Figure of the Year   Tue Jan 20, 2015 8:38 am

HURRAY, ONE more for the lambeosaurus cheers

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PostSubject: Re: The STS 2014 Prehistoric Figure of the Year   Tue Jan 20, 2015 9:24 pm

5 best prehistoric figures of the year,huh?
Okay then...
Carnegie Collection 2014 Tyrannosaurus rex
Favorite Collection Soft Model Series Anomalocaris canadensis
Battat Terra Cryolophosaurus ellioti
Kaiyodo Capsule Q Museum Plesiosaurus dolichodeirus and Pliosaurus kevani

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PostSubject: Re: The STS 2014 Prehistoric Figure of the Year   Wed Jan 21, 2015 1:53 am

Papo Dilophosaurus, Battat Cryolophosaurus, Kaiyodo Plesiosaurus, Wild Safari Monolophosaurus, Battat Pachyrhinosaurus
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PostSubject: Re: The STS 2014 Prehistoric Figure of the Year   Wed Jan 21, 2015 5:35 am

@john2xtheman wrote:

Carnegie Collection 2014 Tyrannosaurus rex

Yay! Thank you. I don't feel so alone in my admiration for this model. (It was in my top 5 too.)

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PostSubject: Re: The STS 2014 Prehistoric Figure of the Year   Wed Jan 21, 2015 6:39 pm

It's hard to name those that I like, bcos I dont know that much about dinosaurs and their names... Neutral @

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