Dinosaurs. We all know of them, many love them, and they've effected all of us in different ways at different ages. Through museums, books, movies, and toys, these mysterious beasts of prehistory have been a part of our lives for nearly two centuries. Our fascination of what they were like has lead us to re-imagine them in countless ways throughout the years, influenced by new scientific discoveries that constantly shape our view of how these animals lived and appeared. Today, museums, books, and movies provide more than you'll ever need for your dinosaur interests. However, if you like dinosaur toys... well, lets' just say it's time for an upgrade, or an evolution if you will.
Beasts of the Mesozoic- what is it?
Beasts of the Mesozoic is a line of scientifically accurate, highly detailed, and articulated dinosaur action figures. Being a serious toy collector myself, I've seen great advancements in the toy market the past several years with innovative companies raising the bar of what's possible with detail, articulation, and value. However, despite my love for dinosaurs and for toys, my dinosaur toy shelf is surprisingly small compared to the other collections I have. Why? Well they simply haven't changed much at all in the past several decades and honestly aren't that good compared to other action figures. It just doesn't seem like you get much for your money. I for one am ready for some good dinosaur toys worthy of my shelf space and my money, aren't you?
Below you can check out a sample of the different stages of the project from concept art (first two pics below), package art (next three), stage one, stage two and final stage prototypes (next three), and painted prototype at the bottom. The Kickstarter will be up soon but you can check out all the pics and more on the Creative Beast Studios site here and check out the Kickstarter here.
We added a couple of more pics below the first shows two of the figures, the second shows some of sculptor David Silva's other figure sculpts.
X-Plus is releasing the Wonder Of Wild Series Coelacanth while not a kaiju it is an awesome looking figure. This polystone figure comes on a display base and is 18cm tall and 30cm in length. This figure is phosphorescent (glow-in-the-dark) give it a very cool look, sculpted by Sean Cooper (Paleocraft) with original painting supervision by Kaibutsuya. It will retail for approx $183 US and be released in June.
Jurassic Park: The Lost World Studio-Scale Maquette Stegosaurus
We're excited to say that this awesome piece will be available for preorder on Friday 4/15 at 5:00pm Central Standard Time. The Stegosaurus will be available for the special preorder price of $499 for the first 30 days and then the price will increase to $549. The edition size for this product is TBD. More info as we get it.
Also coming from Chronicle Collectibles will be:
Jurassic Park: The Lost World Studio-Scale Maquette Compsognathus
We've been working hard on the molds and castings for this piece. For your viewing pleasure, we'll be teasing photos of the non-painted casting of Compi in the next few weeks.
1:6 Scale Posable Figures of Jurassic Park: Dr. Alan Grant and Jurassic World: Owen Grady
We're still working diligently on these two figures and we're on track for their prototypes to be available at the San Diego ComicCon in July 2016. We hope to have special additions to our ComicCon showcase. Stay tuned....we may sneak photos of what these will be!