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They aren’t toys, they’re ‘museum quality replicas’!

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As if running a blog dedicated to plesiosaurs isn’t geeky enough, I admit to being a toy collector as well. It isn’t a secret that I run a second website (dinotoyblog.com) (and forum) dedicated to dinosaur figures, and since launching that site it has become apparent that there is a surprisingly large community of dinosaur toy collectors. I say ‘toys’, but collectors often refer to them as ‘museum quality replicas’ or ‘scale models’, although this is most likely an attempt to justify what is clearly an unhealthy obsession with plastic animals. The majority are far away from ‘museum quality’. While I’m no completest in general, I suppose when it comes to marine reptile figures I am – my apartment is strewn with plesiosaurs, ichthyosaurs, and mosasaurs.

small marine reptile toys

Small marine reptile figures (click pic for larger image)

With the advent of Ebay and internet stores it has become all too easy for things to get out of hand! As new figures are released every year, we’re doomed to be collecting for eternity. Anyway, I though I’d share these snaps of my marine reptile collection as it stands, for you to admire or mock depending on your point of view!

large marine reptile toys

Large marine reptile figures, and a few oversized books. (click pic for larger image.)

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Written by Adam S. Smith

March 16th, 2011 at 12:01 pm

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  1. P.S. There are some interesting plesiosaur figures being released this year, I’ll write about them soon…

    Adam Stuart Smith

    16 Mar 11 at 10:37 pm

  2. I’m looking for a predator X toy for my 6 year old son, do you know where I can get one?

    Cindy

    16 Dec 11 at 4:53 am

  3. I’m looking for a Sega Dinosaur King Futabasaurus. Where did you get yours?

    RabbitEars

    6 Sep 12 at 7:10 pm

  4. I got mine on
    eBay (search for Futabasaurus). There aren’t any available at the moment, but keep your eyes peeled.

  5. Are you going to add the Jurassic World Mosasaurus figure to this collection?

    Aki

    5 Jul 15 at 1:12 am

  6. If I can find it for a reasonable price, yes!

    Adam S. Smith

    4 Sep 15 at 4:34 pm

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