The product of research and input by a group of longtime collectors, Dinosauriana promises to be an essential reference guide for all collectors of vintage prehistoric animal models, toys and figures (from AAA to YUNICOM!)
Mediums covered include figures in ceramic, alabastrite, polystone, polyresin and composition materials; toys and replicas in plastic, PVC, rubber and vinyl; model kits in polystyrene plastic, and wood; metal figurines in pewter, diecast, brass, bronze; food and restaurant premiums, single pieces, and even quasi/anthropomorphic and mecha (robotic) forms.
All non-toy resin, some bronze and vinyl are showcased in companion book which will be out in 2012 called The Visual Guide to Scale Model Dinosaurs.
DISCLAIMER: The guide will be 100% Barney proof.
Likewise, Flintstones, Dinosaurs (TV show), Godzilla and all the other
"kaiju" pseudo-dinosaurs will not be covered.
Over three hundred manufacturers spanning a century are represented including the following information where possible:
- Date of production/release (for each figure, in some cases)
- Origin of design/manufacture
- Number of pieces in set
- Product/manufacturer stock codes
- Manufacturer background
- General market value
Currently in layout/design phase, and tentatively planned for late 2013 updates on its progress will be posted periodically.
A thoroughly researched, amazingly complete index of over 200 dinosaur species, plus at least 200 more species including prehistoric reptiles, extinct birds, mammals, amphibians, invertebrates and fish will be published, cross-referenced by manufacturer.
The content contained in this work is not available anywhere else. There is no true guide to dinosaur figures and collectibles until this is released!
In the meantime, enjoy the site (but we ask that you kindly refrain from copying and pasting our content or all the data to your own sites). New brands or products will be added regularly.
Be sure to check out these unique histories:
The Visual Guide to Scale Model Dinosaurs - The Book!
Primeval Primetime - A Guide to Dinosaur Documentaries
Paleoartistry - A Guide to the Evolution of Paleoart
Be sure to check out Don Glut's Dinosaurs
Oh yeah new link: Bookface (add me!)