Vault Tales 230 Hasbro Jurassic Park Lycaenops group

As I mentioned earlier, this week is accidentally non-dinosaur animals that predate dinosaurs. We started with a Triassic archosaur, and now we’re going even further back to the Permian, with an animal on the eventual mammal lineage! I am talking about the Lycaenops figures made by Kenner (possibly under Hasbro) as part of the originalContinue reading “Vault Tales 230 Hasbro Jurassic Park Lycaenops group”

Vault Tales 229 Bullyland Batrachotomus

It’s been a while, but this week is going to be a couple of Figure Focus posts! No particular reason, it just worked out that way. But they are link in interesting ways–large, carnivorous beasts that predate dinosaurs…figures that represent animals not often seen. Figures that weren’t especially easy to get, and are way harderContinue reading “Vault Tales 229 Bullyland Batrachotomus”

Vault Tales 218 Shapeways 1:20 Champsosaurus

So today is going to be a bit of a set, and at the same time a review of a single figure. Because it’s only available that way (like getting multiple copies of the same figure, maybe in different poses…like this Eryops) . But this time, it’s a variety of Champsosaurus from Shapeways, at 1:20Continue reading “Vault Tales 218 Shapeways 1:20 Champsosaurus”

Vault Tales 212 Kaiyodo Aqualand Silver Arowana

Every collector has species and figures that they consider holy grails. Species or figures that they know exist (or should exist) that they honestly don’t know if they’ll actually find. Sometimes we never do, because the figure is that rare (WwD Ornithocheirus anyone?) or the species is not actually made commercially (sigh. Bowfin.). This figureContinue reading “Vault Tales 212 Kaiyodo Aqualand Silver Arowana”

Vault Tales 193 Obscurus/FaunaFiguresFishes Protosphyraena

So this one is a bitter of a bittersweet one for me. I think it’s a fantastic model, but it does remind me that it is the last model made with Brandon Demoss for the FaunaFiguresFishes series, this one specifically as a joint with Brandon’s Obscurus line. And was done in my last year ofContinue reading “Vault Tales 193 Obscurus/FaunaFiguresFishes Protosphyraena”