A hand-painted model of the most famous dinosaur of them all – T. rex. Developed with the co-operation of the National Museum for Natural History in Stuttgart – a superb 1:30 scale model of the most famous dinosaur of them all.
A wonderful model of Tyrannosaurus rex, great for creative, imaginative play. A Bullyworld Tyrannosaurus rex model.
Dan, Dan, the dino fan –
I bought this very nice (nice? it’s a T. Rex! it’s not supposed to be nice.) dinosaur for two reasons, first because it was one of the larger models available, and secondly because it had the approval of a natural history museum. I might have prefered the one endorsed by the natural history museum in London, which I have visited and had a very pleasant experience there, but it was just a bit small for my taste, I wanted something large, and in that respect this monster fit the bill very well. I’d like to point out here that I’m totally blind, and so in my descriptions I must talk more of shapes and textures than colours. This is a sterdy, chunky model, with superb tactile detail of scales and muscles and joints and so on. I can identify easily such small features as eyes and nose on the head, and claws and joints in the arms and legs. There are also different textures of scales on the legs, back, belly, neck and head of the animal, making it a joy just to feel. According to my girlfriend Laura, who described it for me, the colours are excelent and it looks very lifelike. She also says he looks cute, I’m not sure if this is a plus or a minus, nevertheless it’s really impressive both in look and feel. I do have three little disappointments, first and foremost I was a little disappointed by the pose of the animal. It is standing with straight legs, its body parallel to the ground, the head is raised up and cocked slightly to the right, the tail is mostly level with it’s back, curving slightly upwards at the final quarter, with the very tip pointing downwards, and the whole final quarter angled slightly left. I would have preferred a more upright pose so that the creatures height could be better appreciated. However, perhaps this is a more accurate and lifelike pose than the classic head up, tail down pose we’re so accustomed to. I have to admit it does look more active, as though he is perhaps running or lunging at something, So I’m not really complaining. Second, I thought the claws on the feet looked a bit thick and chunky compared to the rest of the feet, I’m not sure if this is yet another case of this being more accurate, or if the manufacturers were simply concerned to make them durable and not prone to breaking off during rough play. Thirdly the mouth, although it is open, the tip of the tongue sort of blends into the bottom of the mouth, and the teeth seem very rounded off, short and stubby, perhaps this is another bit of licence to make the model more durable or maybe safe, but it does detract for me from the feel of what is otherwise a superbly detailed model. All this being said, I’m not really dissatisfied, this is an excelent model and I know it would be a great toy also. A word on the service from Everything dinosaur, one word, FANTASTIC! Don’t get it anywhere else, no honestly don’t, these people are really dedicated, are true experts and deserve your custom.