Product Type: Schleich Action Figure
Newest Review: ... something about carnivores I think, they looked cooler. It is hard to talk about detail and resemblance to the real thing when it comes t... more
Giant of the past
Member Name: alnilam
Advantages: cheap, good loking, great detail both in molding as in colouring
As I am a fan (and somewhat a collector) of dragons it is no wonder dinosaurs are a part of my "toy family" too (I really am a big child). I think these big guys were on of the reasons the myth of dragons began. I imagine someone in the time before dragons found dinosaur fossils and from that created dragons...
Funny though, my collection of dinosaurs only consists of Allosaurus, T-rex, Raptor and another sharp teeth and claw dinosaur (that I have no clue which species it is)... There is something about carnivores I think, they looked cooler.
It is hard to talk about detail and resemblance to the real thing when it comes to this figurine, since the actual look is still a mystery for us, we know how they should look but can't say it for certain, especially when it comes to colour - I personally would like to believe they were pink hehe -now imagine a big nasty pink T-rex! Well back to the point - the body of this one looks really masculine but relaxed. The pose of the figure suggests that the dinosaur is just minding his own business, not being all predatory - the facial expression quite calm.
The figure in general is well made with a lot of detail. I really like how the skin is made, very lizard like and I really like how the skin around joints is a little bit wrinkled, I think this really adds on to the "realistic" look.
The colouring (hand painted) is pretty awesome too, there is much attention on details such as shading and colour blending. The colouring makes it look even more dimensional. As far as colours chosen for this one go I think the selection is quite interesting - this wasp like combination actually looks quite good and natural.
The toy is suitable for children ages 3 plus as stated on Amazon.co.uk, the toy does not come in a box so I can't check it, I checked the manufacturers site and there is no indication of what the age limit is, they only guarantee that product is safe (will not break) and that materials are not harmful since children are top priority. I think though that a 3 year old will be safe with this one, the toy is big (17 cm height) so there is no fear of suffocation and although the claws might look fierce they are not sharp, the end is a bit rounded. The figure won't break if dropped.
Summary: Great looking dinosaur figurine
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