Play Vision established a relationship with National Geographic and briefly
produced several series of Prehistoric Mammals, Dinosaurs and Prehistoric
reptiles and Amphibians. First there was the small dinosaurs, then a
Habitat Earth series the final dinosaur series was associated with the
American Natural History Museum. The was also a series of large
prehistoric mammals and small prehistoric mammals. More interesting was
the selection of small prehistoric marine reptiles and another of prehistoric
amphibians. Many figures were drawn from the illustrations in Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs and Prehistoric
Creatures. Only the small
dinosaur series is currently known to
be in production others are becoming very collectible.
Play Vision is said to have retained some of the molds but dropped out of the animal figure market due to many knock offs. The carnivores Tyrannosaurus, Dilophosaurus, Allosaurus and Coelophysis.
Play Vision American Natural History Museum Line herbivores. Euoplocephalus, Apatosaurus, Plateosaurus and Styracosaurus.
Play Vision Habitat series was a pre museum line but you can see the similarity in composition. They were release in two groups 4 carnivores then 4 herbivores. The Dilophosaurus and Velociraptor show the influence of the first Jurassic Park movie. These figures showed up in sets that included AAA figures.
Play Vision Habitat theropods. These animals were heavily influenced by Jurassic park. Notice the frill of Dilophosaurus.
Play Vision Habitat herbivores.
The best and most sought after Play Vision figures were their Mesozoic Sea Creatures and Amphibians. These guys are straight from the Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs and Prehistoric
Play Vision Softplay figures. these still show up occasionally either as old stock or a different distributors.
Mini Dinosaurs 24 figures originally marketed by Play Vision and still distributed by ToySmith