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 223 Run the Set Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Excavation Dinosaurs of Japan

So, we revisit Kaiyodo capsule figures once again. This time they are not truly Dinotales but are obviously the heirs to that wonderful and sorely missed line. This is part of the newer type of Kaiyodo figure, the CapsuleQ gashapon figures. And they’re pretty great–five figures based on fossil animals found in Japan; or atContinue reading “Vault Tales 223 Run the Set Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Excavation Dinosaurs of Japan”

Vault Tales 220 Clades – Macronychoptera

Today, I’m going to tackle another one of these ‘clades’, or really more of a ‘grade’. In this case, a group among one of the most popular and well-known prehistoric reptiles, the pterosaurs. As a group, it’s probably one of the most distinctive…it’s reptiles, specifically archosaurs, that are evolved to fly. It’s hard to sayContinue reading “Vault Tales 220 Clades – Macronychoptera”

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 210 FigureFrenzy Anaconda, Salamander, Eryops, Stagonolepis

We’ve got four figures today, which can best be regarded as…united by being ‘herpetiles’, a broad informal word usually meant to refer to ‘reptiles’ and ‘amphibians’. Which are themselves kind of informal but anyway…there’s a whole bunch of animals that really aren’t connected by much. Other than they’re all really nice figures in different ways.Continue reading “Vault Tales 210 FigureFrenzy Anaconda, Salamander, Eryops, Stagonolepis”