Vault Tales 7 FaunaCasts Leedsichthys

Who makes it? Malcolm Mlodoch, an exhibit designer and modeler, for his FaunaCasts models series. He started them as a collector-directed line from the Dinosaur Toy Forum–a site that I am sure I will reference many times here. When did it come out? Complicated question. The first pictures were seen in 2010-2011. I ordered mineContinue reading “Vault Tales 7 FaunaCasts Leedsichthys”

Vault Tales 5 Playmates Dinosaur King Saltasaurus

Who makes it? Playmates as part of their Wave 1 Dinosaur King small figures. They don’t use item numbers. When did it come out? Around 2009? 2010? Still available? They were barely available when they were for sale. They never really hit many markets. Sometimes they show up on Ebay. They were more common inContinue reading “Vault Tales 5 Playmates Dinosaur King Saltasaurus”

Vault Tales 4 CollectA Estemmenosuchus

Who makes it? CollectA as part of their Deluxe prehistoric line. Item number 88816 When did it come out? 2018 Still available? It just came out–I hope so! Access to CollectA products varies wildly in different parts of the world. I got mine from Australia online. Where can it be found in my displays? TheContinue reading “Vault Tales 4 CollectA Estemmenosuchus”

Vault Tales 3 Bandai Spotted Hyena standing

Who makes it? Bandai, as part of a World Natural Animals capsule series of African animals. Most were paired mother & young, or a family trio. The hyena set is two adults; the pictured one is the standing adult (the other one is sitting in a decidedly not-hyena like pose). They don’t give product numbersContinue reading “Vault Tales 3 Bandai Spotted Hyena standing”