Dinosaur/T-Rex fans, inside quick

Discussion in 'The Toyark' started by Blue Meanie, Jan 2, 2008.

  1. Blue Meanie

    Blue Meanie Hello from the Gutter

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    Found this awesome thing at Toys R Us yesterday for 50% off, $20 total. It is an enormous and very well made 50 piece, no glue model. It is painted like crapola but one hour with some acrylics and it looks awesome. I haven't re-done the base yet but will soon. I am going to trim the bottom and attach it to a stained base after I paint it. The Skeleton stands in the base perfectly balanced, no pegs or anything keeping it attached. Go get this, so worth the money its hard to not get 2-4 of them, bend the spines and poses and make a diorama.

    Painted out of the box.

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    My Paint Job

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  2. Gears

    Gears buh-buh-body ya Veteran

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    Can you take a pic of how the box looks? And what aisle was it on?
     
  3. Blue Meanie

    Blue Meanie Hello from the Gutter

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    Box is toast but you can't miss it. Giant green/blue box with Edu Science written in the corner. The front and back have a HUGE PIC of the dinosaur and a window to see its skull. Hard to miss. It was with the Animal Planet and Science toys by the books. One store had a giant display with it built.
     
  4. Gears

    Gears buh-buh-body ya Veteran

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    Sweet thanks.
     
  5. ChrisW

    ChrisW Well-Known Member

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    I saw this at my local TRU and passed on it since it didn't look very good in the package. The shoulder area in particular didn't look like it was articulated properly: the arm attachment site was too high up on the ribs and the shoulder blade is way too horizontal. The paint job was also uninspiring.

    Compare it to this:

    http://www.skeletaldrawing.com/psgallery/pages/tyrannosaurus5027.html

    On the other hand, it's the best rex skeleton I've seen in its price range.
     
  6. deceptifocus

    deceptifocus *Supercharged*

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    damn wish id have known this i drove by a TRU today and thought....nah better not blow any more mula
     
  7. Jedah

    Jedah Bring me sunshine.. TFW2005 Supporter

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    That looks very cool indeed, thanks for the pics! i wonder if tru in the uk will have this.
     
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    Oh man, I SO hope so.
     
  9. DMK

    DMK Flame-Haired Raptor

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    ... well I know where I'M going on my lunch break tomorrow! :D 

    Thanks for the tip!
     
  10. Blue Meanie

    Blue Meanie Hello from the Gutter

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    No problem, I am hoping people will buy them up so they make another one.
     
  11. Grimlock_13

    Grimlock_13 Reformed Geewunner

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    Want.
     
  12. jdre_124

    jdre_124 Super Dick

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    That looks neat as hell!! Damn and I went just yesterday to TRU!!
     
  13. Dirge121

    Dirge121 Eat the chikums

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    Sweet, Im with you Draven and Jedah, I hope U.K TRU will have these.
     
  14. Blue Meanie

    Blue Meanie Hello from the Gutter

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    They're on $20 clearance all over the place here. I could pick one up for the UK people and ship them out. Its a real big box but even then it has to be less than $45 US for the whole thing.
     
  15. Chaos Convoy

    Chaos Convoy Dai Gurren-Dan member

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    HOLY crap! DMK! Haven't seen you in ages! How've you been?

    And on-topic..I wish there was a TRU around here still. Looks like I'm heading to El Paso soon.
     
  16. Switch625

    Switch625 "Up, up, and away!"

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    I found one of these while I was out Christmas shopping last month and immediately knew I had to have it. Sometimes I look at it and think "why in the hell do I have a 3' T-Rex skeleton in my living room?" And other times I look at it and think it's the coolest. I know the mold is not perfect, but I don't think very many people I know will be able to pick out the inaccuracies.
     

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