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Kaiyodo etal updated 072004
Kaiyodo is well known for high quality models of Dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals the release of the UHA premium series has made the company much more accessible for the collector. Araki Kazunari is the best known paleoartist associated with Kaiyodo and seems to have been responsible for most if not all the figure from these releases. These are expensive running from $40 to several hundred per figure. They are not toy figures and are not normally included in my the toy collectable category but I do have a few in the dioramas. They are very good. Many of these models can come assembled and painted for a few extra dollars.
These are the among the first Kaiyodo models sold in the US and were not that highly regarded because of their low quality control. They were cast in solid resin. The following list only represents the figures I have collected not the full range.
Kentrosaurus See this figure in the Tendaguru diorama
Kaiyodo Dino Land 1/35 scale vinyl
These are high quality Vinyl models that can be obtained either preassemble or can be assembled. The following list only represents the figures I have collected not the full range. For more information try Link & Pin Hobbies.
Camarasaurus Displayed in the Jurassic North America Diorama
Tyrannosaurus Displayed in the Hell Creek Diorama
Triceratops Displayed in the Hell Creek Diorama
Kaiydo Dino Land 1/100 scale
These were high quality resin figures sold in their own display boxes. There were 2 special figures based on the display at the American Natural History Museum in New York. These figure are similar in style to the UHA but larger.
Allosaurus ANHM See this figure in the Tendaguru diorama
Barosaurus ANHM See this figure in the Tendaguru diorama
Mosasaurus See this figure in the Cretaceous Sea diorama
Miscellanius Dinosaur Collectable Premiums many done by or in cooperation with Kaiyodo
DINOMODELS from Furuta
DINOWORLD by Kabaya the famous paleontologist and author Dr. Bob Bakker is said to have been a consultant on this series. The exact identities for the figures of this series are problematic since I yet to find a consistent English source. The figure come in pieces like the UHA but are less brittle and less detailed.
Gallimimus Seen in the Judith River Diorama
(Opthalmalosaurus) Seen in the Jurassic Sea diorama
Secrete figure : Fossil
Dinosaur Museum Collection made by Bandai Company Japan and distributed by Gakken. These dioramas are made for educational purposes in Japanese Schools (gakken). There are 5 dioramas in the series. These figures are made of a rubbery plastic rather than resin.
Ceratosaurus and Stegosaurus
Elasmosaurus and Pteranodon
Plesiosaurus and Pliosaurus
Triceratops and calf
Tyrannosaurus and Parasaurolophus
RETRO-CLASSIC DINOSAUR BOTTLE COLLECTION
Based on 1950's Knight and Zallinger paleoart (that is the retro part) originally premiums for bottled water and mounted on plastic bottle caps. There were 2 series each released in 2 different color schemes.
Secrete figure: Waterhouse Hawkins Crystal Palace Iguanodon
Series 2 some of these figures are very modern looking. Some of Charles Knight paintings reflect a very modern appearance. When he ignored the paleontologists of his time his worked aged much better.
Elasmosaurus As in the Cretaceous Sea Diorama
Hypsilophodon Displayed in the North American Campanian Age
Jurassic Park III by Coca Cola
3. Velociraptor male
4. Velociraptor female
6. Giant Pteranodon
13. secret figure : Spinosaurus Skull
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