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PostSubject: CollectA 2015 tube dinosaurs--real pictures!   Sat Sep 05, 2015 5:49 am

Thanks to the generosity of CollectA (who I'v ebeen promoting in whatever way I could since their second figure release), I received a FedEx parcel today containing the two upcoming mini dinosaur sets!

I am very pleased with them--they range from very small to Safari-toob-size, and with one noteable exception, are all based on existing figures. It is a mix of mini Deluxe Figures and Standard Figures.

I really hope CollectA makes everything in tube-size, and then starts making smaller critters (yes, like fish, but also inverts, small mammals, reptiles, etc) in the same set--the tubes themselves are great, like a long, skinny tackle box. The figures are even separated by thin acetate packaging that means every figure is visible, and cannot shake around and get damaged or warped.  As for as presentation goes, these are second in production value only to the Colorata Lunch Box. Of course, those retail for $30-$50, and while I don't know what the tube retail will be, it can't possibly be that much (I do, however, intend to bring them into my store!--later this Fall! I hope!). And, if pricing is right (looking at you, overpriced Papo), if the line expands and Safari continues to be less than exciting in the next few years, CollectA could really become a major player in the 3" figure realm!

So far I only have some group shots--my son almost immediately took them to set up a small zoo or army scene or something. Really, he pretty much beat me to it...

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Unless I missed something, the Apatosaurus in this set is the only one made by CollectA.

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PostSubject: Re: CollectA 2015 tube dinosaurs--real pictures!   Sat Sep 05, 2015 8:06 am

Great photos, I hope they can make more Tubes with Dinosaurs. (Smaller Models means, less space to take up in the house)

I might get these
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PostSubject: Re: CollectA 2015 tube dinosaurs--real pictures!   Sat Sep 05, 2015 8:51 am

Nice sets, I think you are right about the apatosaurus. maybe we will see one bigger in 2016.
I also think you are right about Papo tube price Shocked What a Face

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PostSubject: Re: CollectA 2015 tube dinosaurs--real pictures!   Sat Sep 05, 2015 9:19 am

WOW ! Lucky you !!!! cheers

They are marvellous Applause I never saw them comming, - perhaps they will be available to us all next year ? Or can you already get them this year ? bounce

Ohh, the joy it must be to have your own shop drunken

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PostSubject: Re: CollectA 2015 tube dinosaurs--real pictures!   Sat Sep 05, 2015 11:29 am

Beautieful figurines!! Congratulations :)

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PostSubject: Re: CollectA 2015 tube dinosaurs--real pictures!   Sat Sep 05, 2015 4:40 pm

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WOW ! Lucky you !!!! cheers

They are marvellous Applause I never saw them comming, - perhaps they will be available to us all next year ? Or can you already get them this year ? bounce

Ohh, the joy it must be to have your own shop drunken

It was an early gift form CollectA, but they are supposed to be out this Fall--I'm expecting them in October here in Canada (so, November!), along with the new Spinosaurus and some other late releases

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Nice sets, I think you are right about the apatosaurus. maybe we will see one bigger in 2016.
I also think you are right about Papo tube price Shocked What a Face

I'm glad I'm not th eonly one that thinks so--I'm personally not a fan of most Papo dinos (I don't mind some of the non-dinos) but here, teh tube is sold for $30! You can get a lot of good figures for that.
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PostSubject: Re: CollectA 2015 tube dinosaurs--real pictures!   Sat Sep 05, 2015 8:07 pm

Nice figurines, thanks for sharing, Sean Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: CollectA 2015 tube dinosaurs--real pictures!   Sun Sep 06, 2015 2:58 am

Wow, how cool! My favorite is the liopleurodon. Exciting news to see! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Comparison photos of the CollectA tube figures Set 1   Sun Sep 06, 2015 3:35 am

Thanks all--it's pretty exciting, I personally am a big fan of tube-size models (when you display thousands of them, it helps if most are small!).

And now, as promised, pictures of each figure with its full-size CollectA companion (if I have it--many are based on deluxe figures and I don't have many of those). I almost always had at least one CollectA figure of the same animal to compare. And in doing so, discovered that there are TWO unique figures in the set. I also learned that many are slightly different in pose from the original models, being turned in different directions or changed completely!

Enjoy.

I'll start with just Tube 1. Tube 2 will up soon after!

Baryonyx (based on the Deluxe, I only have the standard)
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Mosasaurus (based on last year's standard figure--a personal favorite, and a good year for mosasaurs with flukes, including the new Kaiyodo and the Jurassic World mini figures):
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Diplodocus (again, based on last year's model, although similar to the new Daxiatitan):
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Kentrosaurus (compared with the standard model):
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Parasaurolophus (based loosely on the Deluxe figure, which I don't have, so it is compared to the newer standard model):
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Pachycephalosaurus (compared to the Standard model)
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Pteranodon (again, based on the deluxe, and I don't have it--so it is compared to the standard collection model)
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(it doesn't show up well, but the tube figure has translucent wings!)

Stegosaurus (probably based on the deluxe, again, don't have it--but I do have the original standard):
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Triceratops (I think the pose is based on the Deluxe model, which I actually have, but I included the standard as well)
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Tyrannosaurus (based on this year's Feathered Adult, which I don't have yet. So I compared it to the more recent standard T.rex with prey, and the newer juvennile with a similar colour pattern)
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PostSubject: Re: CollectA 2015 tube dinosaurs--real pictures!   Sun Sep 06, 2015 3:50 am

Thank you for taking the time to show us. They look pretty nice.

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PostSubject: Comparison photos of the CollectA tube figures Set 2   Sun Sep 06, 2015 3:58 am

And here is Set 2, with the 2 new unique species. I already pointed out the Apatosaurus; I had missed that the Giganotosaurus is also unique to the tubes (for now, I'm guessing).

As before, I compared with what I could; if not the deluxe, I usually have the standard models; with the 2 unique figures I used their closest fits.

Tube 2:

Amargasaurus (based on the Deluxe, don't have it, so compared to the standard model)
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Ankylosaurus (based on the deluxe, which I don't have, so I used the standard model)
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Apatosaurus (the closest comparison might be the newer Safari Apatosaurus, but I'm using the CollectA models, so I used the Alamosaurus--it's broadly similar in design)
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Brachiosaurus (appears based on the standard model, although the deluxe is pretty similar anyway)
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Giganotosaurus (the other unique one--although I'll admit I originally thought it was based on the deluxe figure of the closely related Carcharodontosaurus. I also included the other big relative, the standard Mapusaurus)
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Liopleurodon (could only be based on the standard model. The odd thing is how small it is, given how big the Mosasaurus figure is)
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Quetzalcoatlus (based on the two azdharchids from CollectA--it is sculpted and coloured like the Standard Quetzalcoatlus, but lacks the prey-in-mouth like the Hatzegopteryx, so I included both).
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Spinosaurus (based on the forthcoming modern-reconstruction walking pose figure. Obviously I don't have one yet, so it is compared to the first standard-model attempt by CollectA, in both colours. This original is not a good figure).
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I am really looking forward to the larger versions of this figure!

Torosaurus (with the Standard figure)
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Velociraptor (based on the Deluxe version, which I don't have. I also don't have the standard model. So it is compared to the standard Utahraptor, which is similar)
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PostSubject: Re: CollectA 2015 tube dinosaurs--real pictures!   Sun Sep 06, 2015 4:14 am

Again, thanks sbell!

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PostSubject: Re: CollectA 2015 tube dinosaurs--real pictures!   Sun Sep 06, 2015 9:12 am

Thankyou very much for the great comparative pictures cheers


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PostSubject: Re: CollectA 2015 tube dinosaurs--real pictures!   Sun Sep 06, 2015 11:10 am

Thanks for sharing all these comparison pictures, Sean Very Happy I especially like the Mosasaurus and the Liopleurodon. I'm not a dinosaur collector, but maybe I'll put them on my wishlist. Lovely figurines! cheers

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PostSubject: Re: CollectA 2015 tube dinosaurs--real pictures!   Mon Sep 07, 2015 3:45 am

Wow! Congrats Sean. Thanks for the photos.


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PostSubject: Re: CollectA 2015 tube dinosaurs--real pictures!   Tue Sep 08, 2015 4:50 pm

They look really nice! Very Happy I hope that they also can make this with some farm and wild animals, would be great to have a chicken that isn't that big as a cow. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: CollectA 2015 tube dinosaurs--real pictures!   Tue Sep 08, 2015 5:04 pm

[quote="arafan"...........would be great to have a chicken that isn't that big as a cow. Very Happy [/quote]

lol! lol! lol!
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