Vault Tales 175 Run the Set Kaiyodo DinoExpo 2002

Today will be another set, this one featuring a fine set from Kaiyodo–their models made as souvenirs for DinoExpo 2002! This was when the figures were still part of the Chocola Saurs brand, partnered within the UHA lines. Except, for the DinoExpo sets, they would pull out a few stops. In later years, the modelsContinue reading “Vault Tales 175 Run the Set Kaiyodo DinoExpo 2002”

Vault tales 174 – Clades – Eryopiformes

We’re back and with another ‘Clades’ post. This time, it will be a paraphyletic one, ‘Eryopiformes’. This is a crown group of the Temnospondyls, and as the name implies, it consists of the famous big ‘amphibian’ Eryops, but also the rest of the ‘Stereospondyls’–and this group may also include the Gymnophiona, the modern caecillians! AsContinue reading “Vault tales 174 – Clades – Eryopiformes”

Vault Tales 166 ToyTrio Huayangosaurus, Cave Bear, Thylacine

Today we will look at three very different figures, all of extinct animals. After that…they’re all completely different from each other. Even a variety of materials! Kaiyodo Lawson Dinotales Series 7 Huayangosaurus Our first figure today is from the last Kaiyodo Dinotales series, series 7, released as a Lawson series. As with the fifth andContinue reading “Vault Tales 166 ToyTrio Huayangosaurus, Cave Bear, Thylacine”

Vault Tales 158 ToyTrio Opabinia, Pterygotus, Quetzalcoatlus

Got another Trio today–a trio of entirely Kaiyodo Dinotales! And funny enough, all of them have been produced in at least two variations (although I may not have every version). At least here I can save some time–all of these are of course long out of production, and can only be found through auctions orContinue reading “Vault Tales 158 ToyTrio Opabinia, Pterygotus, Quetzalcoatlus”

Vault Tales 154 ToyTrio Iguanodon, Thescelosaurus and Desmatosuchus

Time for an all-prehistoric, all-herbivore, all-archosaur reptiles figures trio. From a weirdly wide range of companies and styles… GeoWorld Jurassic Hunters Thescelosaurus So…here’s a first for the blog I think–a figure from the GeoWorld Jurassic Hunters series. This is a weird series, starring a fossil hunter out of Italy branded as “Dr. Steve” that cameContinue reading “Vault Tales 154 ToyTrio Iguanodon, Thescelosaurus and Desmatosuchus”