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PostSubject: Best dinosaur figures ?   Tue Aug 06, 2013 8:43 am

Papo dinosaur figures are amazing but there is so few of them.  There are so many dinosaurs missing from Papo line.  I don't usually stick to one brand but Papo dinosaur figures are just better than every other brand by a mile.  With that said, which brand make the next best looking dinosaurs figures after Papo?
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PostSubject: Re: Best dinosaur figures ?   Wed Aug 07, 2013 6:21 pm

safari, i think
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PostSubject: Re: Best dinosaur figures ?   Wed Aug 07, 2013 9:11 pm

I agree, Safari has the best looking ones.
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PostSubject: Re: Best dinosaur figures ?   Wed Aug 07, 2013 9:14 pm

COLLECTA DELUXE AND SAFARI CARNEGIE.

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PostSubject: Re: Best dinosaur figures ?   Thu Aug 08, 2013 1:43 am

If you are looking for accurate models of dinosaurs, go for SAFARI Ltd or KINTO favorite.

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PostSubject: Re: Best dinosaur figures ?   Thu Aug 08, 2013 6:54 am

Can someone tell me what the different between the regular Safari dinosaurs and the Carnegie collection? Are they more detail? Are they the same scale?
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PostSubject: Re: Best dinosaur figures ?   Thu Aug 08, 2013 7:54 am

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PostSubject: Re: Best dinosaur figures ?   Thu Aug 08, 2013 9:10 am

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Can someone tell me what the different between the regular Safari dinosaurs and the Carnegie collection?  Are they more detail?  Are they the same scale?

Without being an expert, I have the impression that they are both very fine, but Wild Safari Dinoes has a few odd ones, like the cute babies and such . scratch 

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PostSubject: Re: Best dinosaur figures ?   Fri Aug 09, 2013 8:13 am

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Can someone tell me what the different between the regular Safari dinosaurs and the Carnegie collection?  Are they more detail?  Are they the same scale?
I don't think there are simple generalizations here that are going to hold consistently. The Carnegie line is supposed to be a "museum" line (more accurate, more aimed to the collector) but some of the Wild Safari dinosaurs are (in my view) absolutely wonderful and preferable to their Carnegie counterparts (for example, I love the Wild Safari Triceratops and I like it more than any of the Carnegies). So it's a mixed bag and there isn't an easy answer. You'll really have to look at each model individually.

However, when the Carnegie series succeeds, it really succeeds. (You'll have to take my opinions with a grain of salt. I would take my Safari dinosaurs any day over my Papos. There isn't a single Papo dinosaur that I prefer to my most favored Safaris.) The Carnegie Giganotosaurus and Diplodocus are just awesome.

But ultimately, I try not to get too stuck on just one brand. Similarly, I try not to form a bias against any brands either. My favorite Parasaurolophus is the Schleich Replica-saurus from 2007 I think. I realize that most collectors think Schleich dinosaurs are horrible. And they often are. But I don't want to make the mistake of missing out on a great model because I am biased against a brand. Likewise, I don't particularly like CollectA dinosaur models in general. But I have their Psittacosaurus and Plateosaurus and I love them. (Their Therizinosaurus also looks good.)

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PostSubject: Re: Best dinosaur figures ?   Fri Aug 09, 2013 8:18 am

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Papo dinosaur figures are amazing but there is so few of them.  There are so many dinosaurs missing from Papo line.  I don't usually stick to one brand but Papo dinosaur figures are just better than every other brand by a mile.  With that said, which brand make the next best looking dinosaurs figures after Papo?
if size isn't an issue, you should check out Kaiyodo's dinotales series, as well as other japanese brands
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PostSubject: Re: Best dinosaur figures ?   Fri Aug 09, 2013 9:12 am

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If you are looking for accurate models of dinosaurs, go for SAFARI Ltd or KINTO favorite.
What do you think of Battat's dinos, Christophe? scratch 
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Papo dinosaur figures are amazing but there is so few of them.  There are so many dinosaurs missing from Papo line.  I don't usually stick to one brand but Papo dinosaur figures are just better than every other brand by a mile.  With that said, which brand make the next best looking dinosaurs figures after Papo?
if size isn't an issue, you should check out Kaiyodo's dinotales series, as well as other japanese brands
I have never heard either of those brand, let me check Amazon.

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PostSubject: Re: Best dinosaur figures ?   Fri Aug 09, 2013 9:27 am

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If you are looking for accurate models of dinosaurs, go for SAFARI Ltd or KINTO favorite.
What do you think of Battat's dinos, Christophe? scratch 
I think they are not in the same category... Papo, Safari and Kinto are available and still in production. Battat are beautiful, accurate and sought after but are retired and some are very very very expensive. Shocked  Wink 

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PostSubject: Re: Best dinosaur figures ?   Fri Aug 09, 2013 10:31 am

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If you are looking for accurate models of dinosaurs, go for SAFARI Ltd or KINTO favorite.
What do you think of Battat's dinos, Christophe? scratch 
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Papo dinosaur figures are amazing but there is so few of them.  There are so many dinosaurs missing from Papo line.  I don't usually stick to one brand but Papo dinosaur figures are just better than every other brand by a mile.  With that said, which brand make the next best looking dinosaurs figures after Papo?
if size isn't an issue, you should check out Kaiyodo's dinotales series, as well as other japanese brands
I have never heard either of those brand, let me check Amazon.

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PostSubject: Re: Best dinosaur figures ?   Fri Aug 09, 2013 10:08 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Best dinosaur figures ?   Fri Aug 09, 2013 11:40 pm

In my opinion, nothing compares to Papo dinosaurs when it comes to detail, sculpt, paintwork and size.
But the fact is that it's only Papo's interpretation of what a dino should look like and many people say they are not accurate and based on Jurasic Park fiction movie dinosaurs.

...and they are probably right...

So when you only care about beauty, collect Papo and nothing else.
When you care a lot about paleontology, be ready for some inferior looking dinos....and love them for their accuracy.

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PostSubject: Re: Best dinosaur figures ?   Sun Aug 11, 2013 3:53 am

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So when you only care about beauty, collect Papo and nothing else.
When you care a lot about paleontology, be ready for some inferior looking dinos....and love them for their accuracy.
I think saying that one should "be ready for some inferior looking dinos" overstates the case. There's no question that Papo dinosaurs are beautifully sculpted. There are very few (perhaps no) duds in the Papo line when it comes to dynamic, life-like, wonderfully textured, well painted dinosaurs. Their dinosaurs always seem completely alive to me, and I love that. Moreover, some Papo dinosaurs are masterpieces; no question -- in my view, the Allosaurus and the Carnotaurus in particular. But it seems far-fetched to say that the Safari models like the recent Diplodocus, the Miragaia, or the Giganotosaurus are "inferior looking" (or the Tyrannosaurus, Allosaurus, and Styracosaurus by Favorite/Kinto). Putting aside accuracy for the moment (and putting aside Kinto/Favorite), Papo seems to be by far the most consistently strong line of dinosaurs currently available. But other companies make specific figures that are as good as the Papos.
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PostSubject: Re: Best dinosaur figures ?   Sun Aug 11, 2013 5:09 pm

Papo figures have the appearance of resin figures, and as detailed. if only they were scientifically accurate (although they do have certain figures that could be considered accurate), Papo would be the best brand in the world.
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PostSubject: Re: Best dinosaur figures ?   Tue Aug 13, 2013 9:23 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Best dinosaur figures ?   Tue Aug 13, 2013 10:25 pm

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In my opinion, nothing compares to Papo dinosaurs when it comes to detail, sculpt, paintwork and size.
But the fact is that it's only Papo's interpretation of what a dino should look like and many people say they are not accurate and based on Jurasic Park fiction movie dinosaurs.

...and they are probably right...

So when you only care about beauty, collect Papo and nothing else.
When you care a lot about paleontology, be ready for some inferior looking dinos....and love them for their accuracy.
Beauty is often in the eyes of the lover drunken   I think Papo dinosaurs are often beautiful... But I also think that SAFARI Ltd triceratops, postosuchus, Nigersaurus, Brachiosaurus and apatosaurus are, at least, as beautiful as Papo Wink 

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PostSubject: Re: Best dinosaur figures ?   Sat Aug 31, 2013 9:18 am

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If you are looking for accurate models of dinosaurs, go for SAFARI Ltd or KINTO favorite.
What do you think of Battat's dinos, Christophe? scratch 
I think they are great but are retire and cost re-seller price. I can't say the same about Invicta though.
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PostSubject: Re: Best dinosaur figures ?   Sat Aug 31, 2013 7:50 pm

I don't have a Papo, so I could not really compare, but with all the lines that I have, the Kaiyodos and the Kinto Favorites seem to top them all. I simply melt in awe when I review them.

There are some Carnegies in my collection that are beautiful.
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PostSubject: Re: Best dinosaur figures ?   Tue Sep 03, 2013 5:33 am

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I don't have a Papo, so I could not really compare, but with all the lines that I have, the Kaiyodos and the Kinto Favorites seem to top them all. I simply melt in awe when I review them.

There are some Carnegies in my collection that are beautiful.
I agree. The Kaiyodos and Kinto/Favorites really are wonderful. (Papos are great too, though, no doubt about it.)
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PostSubject: Re: Best dinosaur figures ?   Tue Sep 03, 2013 5:22 pm

Interesting discussion indeed :DI think Papo dinosaurs are nice but they are all in one style. Many other brands look nice too. I personally like more colorful ones :)

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But ultimately, I try not to get too stuck on just one brand. Similarly, I try not to form a bias against any brands either. My favorite Parasaurolophus is the Schleich Replica-saurus from 2007 I think. I realize that most collectors think Schleich dinosaurs are horrible. And they often are. But I don't want to make the mistake of missing out on a great model because I am biased against a brand. Likewise, I don't particularly like CollectA dinosaur models in general. But I have their Psittacosaurus and Plateosaurus and I love them. (Their Therizinosaurus also looks good.)

Me and my son just started small dino collection and our (actually HIS but I help choosing/buying) first dino was Torosaurus from CollectA, then we bought also Tarbosaurus (because it's funny) and Ortholotitan. My son loves them and each of these 3 has own name and drawing in scratch book :)I think we're going to choose few from each brand in future.  
It's interesting but kids seem to love the Schleich T-rex especially (maybe because it's green and his jaw can be opened or closed? he is classic pop culture T-Rex I think), when my son saw him in a shop he was delighted, perhaps soon this figure will join the collection also. scratch 
I was looking at Safari dinosaurs too, many superb models there too. And colorful Favorite are I think my favorite probably.

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PostSubject: Re: Best dinosaur figures ?   Tue Sep 03, 2013 10:36 pm

That's wonderful Anna! How much fun! (I really am excited for you. I started collecting dinosaurs completely out of anticipation of having my son get excited about dinosaurs. So I'm really looking forward to his becoming interested in them.)

I have to confess, I love the recent green Tyrannosaurus by Schleich. I can't help it. My favorite Tyrannosaurus are the three "soft" models by Kinto/Favorite and the Blue/Green running t-rex by Kaiyodo. But despite its weird proportions (they are very "pop culture," as you put it well), I am just really fond of the Schleich.

(Just for the heck of it, here is a picture of the Kaiyodo -- I just got it last week.)

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PostSubject: Re: Best dinosaur figures ?   Wed Oct 09, 2013 4:26 am

Being a Dinosaur collector. I feel I must have a say in this topic.

The best dinosaur figures after Papo depends on what your looking for. If your looking for great detail, then Schleichs world of History Dinosaurs, should come in next as they are extremely inspired by Papo. However, if your looking for Accuracy, then stay away from those, and go for the Carnegie Collection and Wild Safari figures.

Those two lines have some nicely detail models and are mostly accurate, though some of the Current Carnegie models are outdated, and will be resculpted in the future.

The difference between the two is that The Carnegie line is a Line of Collectibles, and should not be regarded as toys in the literal sense, wile the Wild Safari line is more play friendly(though they should not be rough housed with)

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