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Dinosaur Toys...

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  • Registered Users Posts: 30,747 ✭✭✭✭ Galvasean


    Still do. ;)
    Picked up this rare trinket a couple of weeks ago.

    http://www.tfu.info/1999/Destron/Magmatron/magmatron.htm

    Pretty novel concept i must say.


  • Moderators, Music Moderators Posts: 25,849 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Doctor DooM


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  • Registered Users Posts: 30,747 ✭✭✭✭ Galvasean


    http://www.dino-magic.com/

    Oh my god, i want them all!


  • Moderators, Music Moderators Posts: 25,849 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Doctor DooM


    thats pretty awesome to be fair!


  • Registered Users Posts: 30,747 ✭✭✭✭ Galvasean




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  • Moderators, Music Moderators Posts: 25,849 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Doctor DooM


    Galvasean wrote: »

    WANT

    That grimlock is epic!


  • Hosted Moderators Posts: 11,365 ✭✭✭✭ Scarinae


    I got this for my friend's birthday during the summer

    Has anyone ever used one of those 'Excavate your own dinosaur' kits?


  • Registered Users Posts: 30,747 ✭✭✭✭ Galvasean


    Fishie wrote: »
    I got this for my friend's birthday during the summer

    That looks fun, y'know in a geeky sorta way. :o
    Fishie wrote: »
    Has anyone ever used one of those 'Excavate your own dinosaur' kits?

    Had a Triceratops one a while back was kinda fun. Plus you get yourself a dino skeleton model for your troubles.


  • Registered Users Posts: 30,747 ✭✭✭✭ Galvasean


    So which will it be for Christmas, Kota or Pleo?


  • Hosted Moderators Posts: 11,365 ✭✭✭✭ Scarinae


    Galvasean wrote: »
    That looks fun, y'know in a geeky sorta way. :o

    Oh dear, don't talk to me about geeky! I had been telling my manager in work all about this dinosaur board game I was going to get for my friend's birthday, and she thought that was geeky enough... But when she asked me about it again a while later, I was explaining how it worked and all, and just remarked on how silly I thought it was that one of the playing pieces was a trilobite - I mean, they went extinct at the end of the Permian, before the dinosaurs even had a chance to evolve during the Mesozoic! Anyway, she nearly died laughing at my geeky indignation, and soon nicknamed me Ross Gellar :( Even worse, other staff occasionally ask me to tell the 'trogladite' (??) story again because they all think it's really funny! Arrgh...


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  • Hosted Moderators Posts: 11,365 ✭✭✭✭ Scarinae


    Galvasean wrote: »
    So which will it be for Christmas, Kota or Pleo?

    If it was a trade-off between two models that had all the same functions but were different dinosaurs, I would go for the triceratops; however, the Pleo seems to have better features, so I'd be inclined towards it! However, the honest answer is that I will be getting neither this year


  • Registered Users Posts: 30,747 ✭✭✭✭ Galvasean


    Fishie wrote: »
    and soon nicknamed me Ross Gellar :(

    How unfortunate. He's a terrible palaeontologist.


  • Registered Users Posts: 30,747 ✭✭✭✭ Galvasean


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  • Registered Users Posts: 30,747 ✭✭✭✭ Galvasean


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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,251 ✭✭✭✭ Riamfada


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    With blood sampling missile ! FTW


  • Registered Users Posts: 30,747 ✭✭✭✭ Galvasean


    How does one sample blood with a missile? :confused:

    Good old Jurassic Park toys, as a kid I really wanted the Carnotaurus
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    But now in hindsight it looks a bit wonky. Glad I settled for this guy instead.
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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,226 taram


    Hehe I had a dino that was a cheap knock off of that Carnotarus, that my uncle got me in a market in London, always wondered why you could pull some of it's flesh off.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,251 ✭✭✭✭ Riamfada


    I remember that T-Rex being very rubbery and fun to chew.


  • Registered Users Posts: 30,747 ✭✭✭✭ Galvasean


    He's very poseable due to his bendiness alright (much more than the bigger one). Can't say I'll vouch for the chewing bit though.


  • Registered Users Posts: 30,747 ✭✭✭✭ Galvasean


    Did somebody say Golden GRimlock???????
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    No, Im pretty sure no one asked for that..


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  • Registered Users Posts: 14,772 ✭✭✭✭ Whispered


    What was the dino mag that had the little fact cards in it? Out about 15 years ago. I loved it.

    I remember getting very angry with them when they stated that Diplodocus (sp?) was the biggest animal ever. :mad:

    (I am so uncool)


  • Registered Users Posts: 30,747 ✭✭✭✭ Galvasean


    What was the dino mag that had the little fact cards in it? Out about 15 years ago. I loved it.

    I'm pretty sure Dinosaurs! Discover the Giants of the Prehistoric World started doing cards once they finshed giving away free glowy dino bones et all. (sorry I only noticed your question now:o)


    Now check THIS out!



    WANT!


  • Registered Users Posts: 30,747 ✭✭✭✭ Galvasean


    Got this cool thing for my cousin (Easter gift perhaps?).
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    It's a Kronosaurus! :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,797 ✭✭✭ grames_bond


    i have these toys at home....not quite sure how i got them though:

    13.jpg and the baby (i dont have pics tho)


  • Registered Users Posts: 30,747 ✭✭✭✭ Galvasean


    Picked up this guy the other day,
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    It's Dinobot from Beast Wars


  • Registered Users Posts: 30,747 ✭✭✭✭ Galvasean


    I was in Smyths toy shop the other day and picked up 3 packs of thes:
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    They're called Predators: Return of the Dinosaurs. Basically they are a Top Trumps style trading card game. Each card has itsown facts and stats which are generally correct (noteable exception is that it says Coelophysis could run on two or four legs, a 'fact' I have never encountered...).
    At €1 per pack of cards they arent the cheapest, but with 40 in all to collect (15 down! :D) I can't help but feel strangely addicted.
    There are only two 'ultra rare' cards (Tyrannosaurus and Deinonychus) and by dumb luck I managed to get them both in my first and second pack respectively. In my third pack I got the mammoth, who is also shiny. I also got Therizinosaurus, my fave dino. Lucky me :)

    So, 40 prehistoric critters in all. Here's the list (one's I got in bold):

    1. Coelophysis
    2. Brachiosaurus
    3. Tyrannosaurus
    4. Mammoth
    5. Euparkaria
    6. Dilophosaurus
    7. Triceratops
    8. Saber Tooth Tiger
    9. Placerias
    10. Dimorphodon
    11. Ankylosaurus
    12. Phorusrhaco
    13. Lystrosaurus
    14. Liopluerodon
    15. Carnotaurus
    16. Megatherium
    17. Postosuchus
    18. Supersaurus
    19. Deinonychus
    20. Megaloceros
    21. Plateosaurus
    22. Stegosaurus
    23. Elasmosaurus
    24. Uintatherium
    25. Herrerasaurus(?)
    26. Mamenchisaurus
    27. Ichtyosaurus
    28. Embolotherium?
    29. Henodus
    30. Allosaurus
    31. Pachycephalosaurus
    32. Andrewsarchus
    33. Shonisaurus
    34. Dakosaurus
    35. Spinosaurus
    36. Doedicurus
    37. Nothosaurus
    38. Cryolophosaurus
    39. Therizinosaurus
    40. Some sort of weird elephant thing whose name I forget.


    So, who wants to swap me? :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,217 ✭✭✭✭ Thargor


    What was the magazine where you collected a different bone every week to build up a glow in the dark skeleton of a dinosaur then you sent off for its skin or something?


  • Registered Users Posts: 30,747 ✭✭✭✭ Galvasean


    Thargor wrote: »
    What was the magazine where you collected a different bone every week to build up a glow in the dark skeleton of a dinosaur then you sent off for its skin or something?

    Dinosaurs! Discover the Giants of the Prehistoric World
    The skin also came with the magazines. Then when that was finished they started doing trading cards.


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,217 ✭✭✭✭ Thargor


    Thats the one, I think I just got the skull for the 50p introductory price before my parents realised the regular price and what that dinosaur model would have ended up costing by the time it was finished. This was back during the dinosaur-mania that was caused by the release of Jurassic Park when I was a kid.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1 STEVEBUCKTROUT


    Hi,

    Are you still looking to swap. We have quite a few swaps but only need 2 cards. If you are still interested let us know and I'll check which we have and which we need.

    Thanks,

    Steve


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