From the Dinosaur Collector
Inpro toys circa 1972 an English Company produced a line of Prehistoric toys some of which are still being marketed by the Imperial Toys. The hard plastic originals are very collectable. Imperial Toys continues to produce some of the figures in a rubbery medium in bright colors. Knock off copies of some of the figures can been found in sets by JA RU toys (Triceratops and Styracosaurus). updated 040705
In 1977 Chivers Jelly had a mail order premium The Age of Dinosaurs that consisted of 16 plastic models and fold-out 30" x 20" poster and a 23" x 9" folded out.
How the World Began - The Age of Dinosaurs six plastic dinosaur models - Pteranodon, Allosaurus, Ankylosaurus, Dimetrodon, Saltoposuchus, and Trachodon. These are dated variously from 1972 - 1975 and were available to buy separately or in packs in the early 1970s. . They were all fixed to the card with elastic bands. There is a paragraph about each on the end panels of the wallet. How the World Began, looks at how the planet was formed, how it is made up, how the landscape changes over the years, fossils, 600 million years of developing life. The chart was prepared in consultation with Roger Hamilton PhD (who is pictured in the bottom right corner).
Imperial Toys continues to produce some of the figures in a rubbery medium in bright colors. Knock off copies of some of the figures can been found in sets by JA RU toys (Triceratops and Styracosaurus).
The Brontosaurus is a larger figure than the others and rare. The Allosaurus, Saltoposuchus and Trachodon are hard to find. The Heterodontosaurus is a figure unique to Inpro. Special Thanks to Anthony Beeson for providing the photograph and helping to assemble the information.
as seen in the Kayenta Diorama
3 Rare figures Saltoposuchus, Brontosaurus and Trachodon submitted by Anthony Beeson from his collection.
Imperial recasts of the Inpro figures I assume these are from the original molds.
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