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PostSubject: Play Visions Pteranodon   Sat Oct 10, 2015 9:42 am

Pteranodon (name meaning wing without tooth) was a large pterosaur that lived in the Late Cretaceous in what is now North America. It had a 20-23 foot wingspan, making it one of the largest pterosaurs known. At the time it lived, much of North America was covered by ocean. It had very long and narrow wings suited for long distance soaring over water, similar to an albatross. It is known to have eaten fish and research suggests that it may have dived into the water like a pelican and swam underwater using its wings to propel itself to catch fish.

I was lucky to score this guy on an Ebay lot. I used to have one as a kid but I lost it years ago.
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This figure has quite a colorful paint job. It is supposed to stand up on its feet but mine can't. Pterosaurs were actually quadrupeds. Nice to see it has pyctofibers.
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This figure is odd in that it doesn't have the PV logo on it. But yet it looks identical to the one shown in the PV catalog posted here.
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I like the marking on the top of the head.

It is a pretty nice little figure. A rare one too.
Overall, 7/10

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PostSubject: Re: Play Visions Pteranodon   Sat Oct 10, 2015 11:34 am

Congrats :)

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PostSubject: Re: Play Visions Pteranodon   Sat Oct 10, 2015 1:31 pm

What a charming little feller Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Play Visions Pteranodon   Sat Oct 10, 2015 7:57 pm

That mold has been around a long time--I had the original eraser versions in 1982 or so. Like many Play Visions dinosaurs, they didn't sculpt their own, but used someone else's molds (unlike pretty much any of their other lines).

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PostSubject: Re: Play Visions Pteranodon   Sun Oct 11, 2015 12:20 am

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Congrats :)

Thanks :)

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PostSubject: Re: Play Visions Pteranodon   Sun Oct 11, 2015 12:21 am

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:
That mold has been around a long time--I had the original eraser versions in 1982 or so. Like many Play Visions dinosaurs, they didn't sculpt their own, but used someone else's molds (unlike pretty much any of their other lines).

Ah, ok. I guess that explains why it doesn't have the PV logo on it.

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PostSubject: Re: Play Visions Pteranodon   Mon Oct 12, 2015 12:36 pm

That's a cool figure, we still need to list these unmarked prehistoric PV figures on TAI. Thanks for sharing! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Play Visions Pteranodon   Mon Oct 12, 2015 7:34 pm

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That's a cool figure, we still need to list these unmarked prehistoric PV figures on TAI. Thanks for sharing! Very Happy

Thanks. It also came with 9 PV dinosaurs. I'll post them sometime.

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PostSubject: Re: Play Visions Pteranodon   Mon Oct 12, 2015 8:17 pm

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That's a cool figure, we still need to list these unmarked prehistoric PV figures on TAI. Thanks for sharing! Very Happy

Thanks.  It also came with 9 PV dinosaurs.  I'll post them sometime.

Yes, you can present all of them in a single topic so we can identify better that set. Very Happy Thanks! :)

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