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Bobby Rico
1 hour ago, Peat Burns said:

Speaking of Sinclair, I was travelling through rural western Nebraska last summer, hitting every Sinclair gas station I could find, and found this covered in about an 1/8 inch of dust.  "Stole" it for $3.99 :)

 

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Bobby Rico
2 hours ago, Wrangellian said:

 

We also had a whole 'family' of stuffed dinos, some of them homemade

Thank you so much  @Wrangellian for chipping in. If you have still any of you Dinos around please post a picture. I have never seen the Film Caveman I will try and pick up a copy, with Ringo Starr sounds fun. The tag line is fantastic “ Back when you had to beat it before you could eat it....”   

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Peat Burns
3 hours ago, Bobby Rico said:

 

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Is that in your collection? :wub:

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Bobby Rico
9 hours ago, Peat Burns said:

Is that in your collection? :wub:

 

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caldigger
5 hours ago, Bobby Rico said:

One of my favourite creatures of all time, I do have quite a few Dimetrodon toys dotted around the  house. I hope you liked the little fellow I send you.

Indeed I did Rob. He is sitting on the shelf facing my chair so I can see him whenever I look up.

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Tidgy's Dad
9 hours ago, Wrangellian said:

Fun topic. My brother and I had lots of dino toys when we were kids... and somehow I ended up an invert guy! (It was my brother who was into dinos to begin with anyway, when I was into the planets and then rocks/minerals, and I later came to fossils thru rocks)

We had most of the Invicta models in that catalogue you show... maybe still do, I'll have to go looking for them. We acquired them at the Royal Tyrrell Museum in Drumheller, Alberta, during the 1980s.  Several other less-accurate plastic ones from various sources too..

We also had a whole 'family' of stuffed dinos, some of them homemade. They got lots more play than the plastic ones - I guess they were cuter and cuddlier. Still have them.

Probably many of you remember the dino skeletons that you could assemble from bone shapes stamped out thin plywood or veneer (whatever it was)? Still have a couple of them too, somewhere, but probably damaged.

Another thing I remember was 'Dinosaur Egg Soap'. Brother and I each got one. It was an egg-shaped soap, which after a sufficient number of baths dwindled down until a little rubber dinosaur was revealed, and I don't think you knew which dino you were going to get until it was exposed.

 

Favorite dino-related movie, which we saw as kids too:

 

I remember the dinsoaur egg soap! :D

And the excitement when the dinosaur started to be revealed.

Then the soap vanished.:(

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JohnBrewer
On 07/05/2018 at 11:31 PM, Tidgy's Dad said:

This little fellah arrived from @JohnBrewer

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He has since travelled on to visit Jay @DevonianDigger and John is currently thinking up a name so he can have his own thread and become an international traveller and be posted on from member to member. 

John, come up with a good name yet? :D

How about gorgeous George the globetrotting Gorgosaurus? :D 

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JohnBrewer
On 07/05/2018 at 11:31 PM, Tidgy's Dad said:

This little fellah arrived from @JohnBrewer

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He has since travelled on to visit Jay @DevonianDigger and John is currently thinking up a name so he can have his own thread and become an international traveller and be posted on from member to member. 

John, come up with a good name yet? :D

How about gorgeous George the globetrotting Gorgosaurus? :D 

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Tidgy's Dad
1 minute ago, JohnBrewer said:

How about gorgeous George the globetrotting Gorgosaurus? :D 

Sounds good to me! :D

Jay ? @DevonianDigger

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JohnBrewer

Oh dear, seems to have been duplicated several times.... admin!!!

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Bobby Rico
Just now, JohnBrewer said:

Oh dear, seems to have been duplicated several times.... admin!!!

Hi John I just thought you was making a point  :D

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Troodon
15 hours ago, Peat Burns said:

Speaking of Sinclair, I was travelling through rural western Nebraska last summer, hitting every Sinclair gas station I could find, and found this covered in about an 1/8 inch of dust.  "Stole" it for $3.99 :)

 

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 Nice find been trying to find a big original one

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Troodon
On 5/8/2018 at 12:50 PM, Bobby Rico said:

Last year Mrs Rico and I wanted  to make something fun for the house. So here is what you can do with a lot of plastic dinosaurs . Stupidity indeed but fun. :D

 

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Lamp is very cool and very different why i like it

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Bobby Rico
47 minutes ago, Troodon said:

Lamp is very cool and very different why i like it

Thank you Frank it was fun to make too. I will give it another spay with paint and a lacquer  in the summer. 

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Peat Burns
40 minutes ago, Troodon said:

 Nice find been trying to find a big original one

There's a full size aluminum one on that online auction site right now:)

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thelivingdead531
1 hour ago, JohnBrewer said:

How about gorgeous George the globetrotting Gorgosaurus? :D

All I can think about is the movie Snatch now. 

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Troodon
43 minutes ago, Bobby Rico said:

Thank you Frank it was fun to make too. I will give it another spay with paint and a lacquer  in the summer. 

SPRAY...:o   Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

You should paint each one with its own dinosaur specific color and add feathers where appropriate to make the lamp scientifically correct...:D

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Troodon
45 minutes ago, Peat Burns said:

There's a full size aluminum one on that online auction site right now:)

Forgot all about eBay signs. Thanks will take a look.

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caldigger
10 minutes ago, Troodon said:

SPRAY...:o   Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

You should paint each one with its own dinosaur specific color and add feathers where appropriate to make the lamp scientifically correct...:D

If you are looking for scientific correctness,  I am sure not all these guys were romping about at the same time period either.

Just to be safe Rob., you'd best dismantle it before somebody gets offended.

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Troodon
3 minutes ago, caldigger said:

If you are looking for scientific correctness,  I am sure not all these guys were romping about at the same time period either.

Just to be safe Rob., you'd best dismantle it before somebody gets offended.

You are all wrong I watched Jurassic Park...:D

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caldigger
Just now, Troodon said:

You are all wrong I watched Jurassic Park...:D

True, but then I've never known mosquitos to be very discerning bloodsuckers. 

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Bobby Rico
57 minutes ago, caldigger said:

If you are looking for scientific correctness,  I am sure not all these guys were romping about at the same time period either.

Yeah I would be in trouble with that I slipped in a mammoth or two. Don’t judge me I made it before I became a member of TFF:D

 

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caldigger
1 minute ago, Bobby Rico said:

Yeah I would be in trouble with that I slipped in a mammoth or two. Don’t judge me I made it before I became a member of TFF .

 

So what's to say you were werent making a lamp deplicting many types of prehistoric life forms. Not just dinos. 

Your lamp...your choice!

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Troodon
5 minutes ago, Bobby Rico said:

Yeah I would be in trouble with that I slipped in a mammoth or two. Don’t judge me I made it before I became a member of TFF .

 

We are not judging you just trying to steer you in the right direction.  

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