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41 minutes ago, Gizmo said:

My  childhood collection I got 57 years ago at age 5. -

 

 

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Hello and thank you for add them very cool toys to my thread.

 

Are they Marx toys dinosaurs?

Very nice collection  :wub:  

 

 

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Gizmo
25 minutes ago, Bobby Rico said:

Hello and thank you for add them very cool toys to my thread.

 

Are they Marx toys dinosaurs?

Very nice collection  :wub:  

 

 

I checked, I guess they are!

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caldigger

And some unusual ones at that. Nice wifey.

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Tidgy's Dad

Not plastic, but.............

In 1997 Harlequin Miniatures began producing a range of 28 mm scale Doctor Who skirmish wargames figures. 

In 1998 they produced an Invasion of the Dinosaurs box set featuring a T rex, a 'pterodactyl', two soldiers, the Doctor and his companion from the 1974 TV story "Invasion of the Dinosaurs". 

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If you check on the auction site you will find the sleeve, shown left fetches £20 and the full box £1,000 these days! 

The model was produced in pewter/white metal and came in several pieces, base, separate legs, arms and tail, body in two halves and head with separate lower jaw and tongue. They didn't fit together very well so a lot of modelling putty was required. Total weight I would estimate at more than two kilos.

Here is mine all painted up. Notice the little flying reptile as well. And Tidgy's foot.

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Tidgy's rear end in shot.

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Tidgy's Dad

To be fair, these models are not representative of how the dinosaurs actually looked in Doctor Who at this time.

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They are better now.

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Bobby Rico

@Tidgy's Dad thank you Adam for a great addition to my post. It has made my day. I think your T.rex  is stunning like Tidgy.  

 

:envy: 

 

The Tv stills are great too.

 

@caldigger thank you much appreciated. 

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Wrangellian
On 5/12/2018 at 8:38 AM, Tidgy's Dad said:

I remember the dinsoaur egg soap! :D

And the excitement when the dinosaur started to be revealed.

Then the soap vanished.:(

Good! I wonder if it was a British/Canadian thing too, like the Invicta models, but must have been available in the US also...

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Tidgy's Dad
Just now, Wrangellian said:

Good! I wonder if it was a British/Canadian thing too, but I can't imagine they weren't available in the US also. Everything is available in the US and most of it was dreamt up there...

Good?

My soap and my embryo vanished and you say good? :(

I will cry now. 

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Jazfossilator

This thread has reminded me of The Land Before Time movies I watched through out my whole young childhood, if you have kids or are a child at heart, I recommend them :)

 

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Wrangellian
4 hours ago, Tidgy's Dad said:

Good?

My soap and my embryo vanished and you say good? :(

I will cry now. 

Thought you'd be happy to see your dino babies were born!

 

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Wrangellian
On 5/12/2018 at 12:32 AM, Bobby Rico said:

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....”   

 

You do need to see that movie, it is a riot. Back when it was fairly new, when I was a kid, we rented it countless times on laserdisc when there was such a place in town. Ah the memories...

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Peat Burns
1 hour ago, Wrangellian said:

 

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Love these :wub:

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Wrangellian

Yes, those are the more accurate ones. The others are good for whimsy and nostalgia.

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Bobby Rico
12 hours ago, Wrangellian said:

Yes, those are the more accurate ones. The others are good for whimsy and nostalgia.

Hi my friend,  nice collection and thank you for going down this nostalgic road . The British Museum toys are great. I have most of them in the collection but for a few painted ones. I have ordered a copy of Caveman can’t wait. :dinothumb:

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Bobby Rico
15 hours ago, Jazfossilator said:

This thread has reminded me of The Land Before Time movies I watched through out my whole young childhood, if you have kids or are a child at heart, I recommend them :)

 

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Thank you . Next time my friend kids come to stay, both of them are mad on Dinosaurs . We will get that film on. I am really happy that the forum members are enjoying this nostalgic thread. 

 

Cheers bobby

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thelivingdead531
16 hours ago, Jazfossilator said:

This thread has reminded me of The Land Before Time movies I watched through out my whole young childhood, if you have kids or are a child at heart, I recommend them :)

 

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I could never get on board with any of the 5,000 movies after the first one. I’m in complete denial and refuse to accept that there are more than the original. :ighappy: That being said, I still cry like a baby at several points and force my 5 year old to watch the first when I feel like watching it. 

 

“Tree-stars!!!”

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Bobby Rico
48 minutes ago, thelivingdead531 said:

@Jazfossilator Just reminded me of another childhood favorite dinosaur movie of mine (and thankfully my son loves it too)! I know these aren’t plastic dinosaurs like the post was originally about, but nostalgia has gotten the best of me. 

 

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Show us your plastic dinosaur is just a part of the thread . It is about how Dinosaurs have really captured the heart of so many generation of kids and adults. Thank you for adding to this thread  much appreciated.

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Peat Burns

I don't think these are very old, perhaps late 90s or early 2000s, but I thought  they were cool at the time, so I bought them.  They're refrigerator magnets.  In keeping with the floor lamp art, I have them here stuck to the floor lamp next to my easy chair:)

 

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Tidgy's Dad
12 hours ago, Peat Burns said:

I don't think these are very old, perhaps late 90s or early 2000s, but I thought  they were cool at the time, so I bought them.  They're refrigerator magnets.  In keeping with the floor lamp art, I have them here stuck to the floor lamp next to my easy chair:)

 

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I would be forever knocking those off. 

But they're really great!:)

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Bobby Rico
14 hours ago, Peat Burns said:

I don't think these are very old, perhaps late 90s or early 2000s, but I thought  they were cool at the time, so I bought them.  They're refrigerator magnets.  In keeping with the floor lamp art, I have them here stuck to the floor lamp next to my easy chair:)

 

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Very creative and cool  lamp .

I think it must be fun to look at , when relaxing in your easy chair .  It goes to show I not the only one.

 

 

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