Dinosaurs ruled the Earth for millions of years but it wasn’t until about 200 years ago that scientists figured out that these fossilised bones belonged to enormous extinct reptiles. These forgotten prehistoric creatures not only lived on land but also in the oceans and in the air! They are truly fascinating creatures that we have never had the chance to encounter!
This year, Schleich is bringing more exciting dinosaurs to add to one of their most popular collections. The collection includes the Animantarx, Dimorphodon, Dimetrodon, Giganotosaurus and Spinosaurus. They are suitable for children aged 3 and above. Both of my children were so excited when they saw these brand new striking dinosaurs! They are very well made with impressive expressions and poses!
First, we have the Animantarx, which was an approximately 3-metre-long dinosaur with bone plate armour. So far, there is only one skeleton of the dinosaur that has ever been found and we don’t really know much about it. It lived during the Upper Cretaceous period, at the time of Argentinosaurus and Giganotosaurus, and fed on plants. This figure measures 13.5 cm long by 8 cm tall. It is nice and chunky to hold and stand on its own.
The Dimorphodon was a small flying dinosaur with a large skull and a long beak. The pattern on the wings and face were very special and distinctive. It hunted fish, insects, lizards and other vertebrates, which it held with its claws and then ripped apart with its fangs. This lightweight dinosaur is able to stand on its own and measures 16.1 cm long by 9.5 cm tall.
The Dimetrodon is a primaeval reptile with the sail on its back that was made of skin and bones, helping it to warm itself quicker in the sun. If it wanted to cool down, it positioned the sail parallel to the sun’s rays. This impressive green dinosaur is able to stand on its own. Its jaw is articulated and filled with its many razor-sharp teeth. It measures 14.5 cm long by 8.8 cm tall.
Schleich has also relaunched some of its top-selling classics such as Giganotosaurus. This truly huge and highly detailed beast from a far-gone era will be introduced not just as an adult but as a cheeky but dangerous juvenile. It looks very similar to the Tyrannosaurus rex. They were both dreaded hunters, had very short arms, walked on two legs and had a large skull. However, the Giganotosaurus lived much earlier and was at home in North America, whereas the Tyrannosaurus rex lived in South America. This figure is a heavyweight and solid. It has long hindlimbs vertically under the pelvis and short forelimbs. It is able to stand on its own on two feet along, supported by its tail. Its jaw is articulated and has a huge mouth full of long teeth. It measures 20.1 cm long by 18 cm tall.
Last but not least, we have the Spinosaurus which was one of the most dangerous dinosaurs. It is considered the biggest carnivore because it was even bigger than the Tyrannosaurus rex and the Giganotosaurus! It can be easily distinguished from the other two dinosaurs by the spiny sail on its back and its crocodile-like snout. It is able to stand on its own and comes with articulated jaw! It measures 29.4 cm long by 11.1 cm tall.
The finish on the dinosaurs are to a very high standard and features very impressive colour detailing. Undoubtedly, Schleich toys are very durable and are made to last for a long time. Each dinosaur has its own distinctive pose and detailed features. We all love this dinosaur range as it encourages a child’s imagination and is a great set for any young dinosaur lover. I would highly recommend it. These brand new Schleich dinosaurs are available to buy from Smyths Toys, good toy stores and Amazon. For more information, please visit https://www.schleich-s.com/en/GB/
Here are some of the dinosaurs from Schleich on Amazon:
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