Saturday, April 10, 2021

Collect A Daxiatitan (2015)

Doing that Alamo set-up was a lot of fun but it's been dismantled now and I think I'll swing on back to dinosaurs and whatever else suits my fancy.

Gone are the days when a toy dinosaur could fit comfortably in the palm of a child's hand. Today you can get them in a variety of sizes and a quick perusal of the toy aisle at Target reveals huge figures made as tie-ins to the Jurassic Park series of films. Many of the dino's now available sport realistic color schemes based on the latest scientific estimates of what a dinosayur may have looked like when alive. Primary colored critters are still available in header bag sets but by-and-large the modern crop of dinosaur toys come in more natural colors. 

The Daxiatitan is an herbivore from the genus of titanosaur sauropod dinosaurs whose fossils were found by the Daxia river, a tributary of the Yellow River in the Gansu Province, northwestern China. They roamed the Earth around 140-100.5mil years ago - give or take a week or two :-) 

Collect A is a name I was totally unfamiliar with until starting to get a bit more serious with this whole dinosaur thing. It's fairly large, soft plastic, at 10 1/2" (26.67cm) L x 7 1/2" (19.05cm) H with a primary body color of light green with darker green, reptilian-type markings. I have two of these and both of them have gimpy left front legs. Enjoy! Opa Fritz


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