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My kids have, a little surprisingly, never been overly interested in dinosaurs as a whole but being boys they still ended up owning quite a large number of toy dinosaurs and dinosaur related stuff.
This giant plastic dinosaur was a gift for my youngest son from his Grandma and was purchased from the Early Learning Centre store. It can also be bought online or at outlets including Mothercare and Debenhams for £7.
This might seem a pricy purchase for a single plastic dinosaur toy but this is a pretty impressive sized toy and offers - to the best of my layman's knowledge- a fairly accurate representation of a brachiosaurus, complete with huge neck, long tail and all of its scary dino features!
The good news about this toy is that it is very sturdy and robust and is practically unbreakable. Ours has survived over a year in the depths of the toy box without any real sign of damage. There are a couple of odd scratches but this is surprisingly resilient.
The only drawback to this kind of model-like toy is that it is heavily reliant on the child's imagination to add all of the sound effects and to create the scenes and worlds in which to involve the dino. That is great for an imaginative child keen to make up their own stories and re-enact Jurassic Park but my son doesn't tend to play like that and this dino hasn't really helped to spark his imagination at all. I think he would prefer something that is more interactive with sound effects and flashing lights.
This is a great sturdy toy. It just isn't played with sufficiently by my son to get the full benefit.
At a Glance Lifelike models of real prehistoric species ready for your child's Jurassic adventures. Features and benefits for ELC Brachiosaurus Lifelike models of real prehistoric species ready for your child's Jurassic adventures.Not suitable for children under 36 months due to small parts