I had a bunch of these UKRD brand dinosaurs as a kid. I had more of them, but they're probably all in the roof at my dad's house. These were really solid little guys made from a rubbery plastic, and stood up to years of play. I loved them. The very best one was the pachycephalosaurus - I'd line all the dinosaurs up in a row and then use the pachy to knock them all down like dominoes. It was awesome!
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Apparently they are still being made too - maybe I can still get the ones I was missing - I didn't have the raptor or the stegosaurus.
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And then there are these awesome dinosaurs. I had that T-Rex since I was 3, my granny gave it to me. I used to be afraid of getting amnesia, and I had that bit of information as my test to see if I had amnesia or not. If I ever bumped my head, I'd try to remember who gave me that dino - if I couldn't remember, I had amnesia! OH NO! 'Course, I still remember, so I obviously don't have any amnesia.
Kind of funny though, because if I did have amnesia I probably wouldn't have remembered to try remembering who gave me the dinosaur.
And they still make him too! I saw him last week at K-Mart! Wowie!
The purple brachiosaurus was one of my favorites. It seems like all the purple dinosaurs I got were favorites. I had two of the purple triceratops, but I have no idea where the other one is, probably wherever the rest of my dinos went. I'm missing heaps.
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The allosaurus there is awesome, I bought him just recently at a market because of how cool he is. The horrible dimetrodon in the background seems to have a common style in dino toys, I've seen a bunch with the same leg/body/mouth structure only with different 'accessories'. I had one which was a stegosaurus. Another one of those missing dinos.
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These were given to me from one of mum's friends that went to the british museum. I was told they were very special because they came from overseas and nobody else at school will have any like them. What I wasn't told was that glyptodon isn't actually a dino, he's a prehistoric mammal - Dan pointed it out, lol. I was puzzled about his fur for ages, I couldn't work out why a dinosaur would have fur. I heard about dinos having feathers much later and assumed it was a bad attempt at putting a feather texture on him. Him being a mammal sure explains a lot!
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I got the blue dinosaur money bank first, then dad decided I didn't think long-necks were cool, so he bought the other one to make up for the mistake. I never used them as money banks, and I never liked the second one. I guess he looks silly and cheesy in a likable way now, but back then he was a massive dissappointment, lol.
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Here are my dino brites, and my lonely dino mite. I always liked the T-Rex best, he just has this crazy grin that makes him awesome.
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I got this mug at the zoo when a dinosaur animatronics display was there - it was awesome! The dinosaurs looked really good, and they popped out of the bushes and scared people, it was cool. They had some in the animal cages, the bigger displays, like one where a dinosaur was getting eaten by some other dinosaurs, that was cool. Anyway, the top comes off so you can put liquid in, then you put it back on and theres a hole in his head for a straw to go in.
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These two are battery powered! The T.Rex roars when he's moved, although the slightest tap used to set him off. I have a funny feeling dad pulled him apart when I wasn't around and broke his roaring mechanism because it was annoying though. He stopped making noise one day, and on that same day his tail got really loose and his insides started rattling inside like they had come apart. The bronotosaurus walks and makes noises, and it's eyes light up! Actually I think the other one's did too, but I don't remember.
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What more can I say?
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These suckers are made out of really soft rubbery plastic, it attracts dust like crazy. I think I got them at a school fair where some kids were selling off toys they didn't want anymore, so I have no idea as to the real origin of these. They seem a little too nice to just be generic chinese party goods. Particularly seeing as they can be used as finger puppets or as regular toys - it seems rare that anyone thinks to add that kind of functionality to finger puppets unless they're also making them expensive, lol.
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Jurassic park dinos! Both are kind of broken though. They used to have chomping actions when either an arm or a leg were moved, but only the raptor still does it. They also used to make noises I think, and neither of them do that anymore.
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A selection of lil' chinese dinosaurs. Awesome fun for an awesome price, eh? Kids don't care about flash I had some of the best times with these. Though the constant repetition of the EXACT SAME DINOSAUR with a different size only gets really kind of boring. Bought a pack of dinosaurs recently for an orange guy right in the middle which was awesome (and a duplicate of one I already had), and nearly everything in the pack was a double of a dinosaur I had as a kid. The big orange archaeoptryx, the big yellow sauropod (one of 4), the biggest of the three stegosaurs, the biggest of the three hadrosaurids... And the guy I wanted most was this one;
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I had tons of windup dinosaurs. A few of these are broken, but some of the broken ones with loose legs will still wind and walk. The archaoptryx with the lizard on it's feet is hillarious, it used to hop around. It's totally broken now though. The t.rex skeleton is new, I got him just yesterday. His tail falls off too easy and the cat loves him, so I can't really play with him D:
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And what's a dino collection without a few dinos you can cuddle? I used to love that brown stegosaur as a kid, I was really careful not to get him dirty, or let any other kids play with him. He was precious! The others are newer additions, in particular the psychadelic one - I just couldn't say no to something as crazy as that for 50c.
Notables from my collection I'm missing include a large JP brachiosaur plush toy with a bendable wire supported neck, a big pachysephalosaurus doll which came with a real piece of dinosaur bone, and I'm sure I had more dino brites and UKRD dinos.
Edited by Airot, 03 January 2009 - 12:26 AM.