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While at an antique store today, I found these two kids’ meal dinosaur toddler toys from 1990. (Bronto Cheeseburger & Small Fry-Ceratops)

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caldigger

Oh it is a sad day indeed when you discover items from the '90s to be considered antiques!  :(

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BLT
1 minute ago, caldigger said:

Oh it is a sad day indeed when you discover items from the '90s to be considered antiques!  :(

I agree. :wacko:

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Peat Burns

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JohnBrian
48 minutes ago, Peat Burns said:

Whelp, I finished the 28-inch-long $17 cheapo dinosaur model I bought a few months ago.  I think it looks rather respectable after a few modifications...

 

 

 

What modifications did you do?

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caldigger

Just to be true to the genius of our forefather paleontologists, you should have attached the skull to the end of the tail. :default_rofl:

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olorotitan
1 hour ago, caldigger said:

Just to be true to the genius of our forefather paleontologists, you should have attached the skull to the end of the tail. :default_rofl:

And then name a new group of dino because the articular processes run in the reverse direction.  :ighappy:

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

Whelp, I finished the 28-inch-long $17 cheapo dinosaur model I bought a few months ago.  I think it looks rather respectable after a few modifications..

 

Looks great! Good job.:)

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Bobby Rico
4 hours ago, Peat Burns said:

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Looks fantastic and an expensive kit., Great work mate :wub:

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

Looks great! Good job.:)

 

4 hours ago, Bobby Rico said:

Looks fantastic and an expensive kit., Great work mate :wub:

Thanks guys :)

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BLT

Several weeks ago, I saw a National Geographic magazine from August 1978 at an antique store. It had an interesting article on dinosaurs. Although I wanted it at the time, I wasn’t willing to pay the asking price. Yesterday, I was quite pleased to find the same issue at a different store for next to nothing. :i_am_so_happy:

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Bobby Rico
7 hours ago, BLT said:

National Geographic magazine from August 1978

Nice I don’t have this one in my collection. When I get time this week I will photograph some of my dinosaur editions. Thank you for sharing.  :wub:

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siteseer
7 hours ago, BLT said:

Several weeks ago, I saw a National Geographic magazine from August 1978 at an antique store. It had an interesting article on dinosaurs. Although I wanted it at the time, I wasn’t willing to pay the asking price. Yesterday, I was quite pleased to find the same issue at a different store for next to nothing. :i_am_so_happy:

 

 

 

 

Yes, it pays to shop around if you're looking for old issues of National Geographic (or any magazine).  Some used bookstores are practically giving them away.  I found one of those 1950's Life magazines with prehistoric mammals on the cover for $4 at a flea market.  It's a little beat-up but in good shape for its age and fragility.

 

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BLT
1 hour ago, siteseer said:

 

Yes, it pays to shop around if you're looking for old issues of National Geographic (or any magazine).  Some used bookstores are practically giving them away.  I found one of those 1950's Life magazines with prehistoric mammals on the cover for $4 at a flea market.  It's a little beat-up but in good shape for its age and fragility.

 

Definitely! I do enjoy the hunt for a real bargain. I can easily spend hours at a time in used bookstores. I’ve found several keepers in the freebie bins. I found a huge stack of the National Geographic magazines @ 6/$1.00, so I was very pleased with the purchase price. I bought one from 1944 which I especially like, but the cover is in rough shape. 

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olorotitan
16 hours ago, BLT said:

Several weeks ago, I saw a National Geographic magazine from August 1978 at an antique store. It had an interesting article on dinosaurs. Although I wanted it at the time, I wasn’t willing to pay the asking price. Yesterday, I was quite pleased to find the same issue at a different store for next to nothing. :i_am_so_happy:

 

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Poor Edmontosaurus.. always portrayed as cows for the T rex... Despite popular opinion, I think herbivores are way cooler #TeamOrnithischia :)

 

It's pretty amazing how much science has uncovered during the last 40 years.  Like that Triassic diagram is woefully under-representing actual diversity during that time.

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Bobby Rico
1 hour ago, olorotitan said:

 

Poor Edmontosaurus.. always portrayed as cows for the T rex... Despite popular opinion, I think herbivores are way cooler #TeamOrnithischia :)

 

It's pretty amazing how much science has uncovered during the last 40 years.  Like that Triassic diagram is woefully under-representing actual diversity during that time.

Me too I really like Edmontosaurus they are not just food for T.rex but very cool creatures.  :ighappy:

 

I started this threads I thought it was fascinating that though children’s toys of the past to present, it is possible to understand the science of the time the toys was made. Plastic dinosaur time frame.

 

 

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caldigger

There seems to be something vaguely familiar about this one!

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Yes...by Jove, I think I've got it!

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Nimravis
22 hours ago, BLT said:

National Geographic magazine from August 1978 at an antique store.

I bought a copy at an antique store also.

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Nimravis

@Peat Burns Tony that T-Rex came out very nice, I gave mine to my son to mess with, I opened it and said “this is not for me”. It is not like building a 1/32 F-14 Tomcat, I do miss building models.

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Peat Burns
19 minutes ago, Nimravis said:

@Peat Burns Tony that T-Rex came out very nice, I gave mine to my son to mess with, I opened it and said “this is not for me”. It is not like building a 1/32 F-14 Tomcat, I do miss building models.

Thanks, Ralph.  Yeah, it's one thing to put together a model and quite another to put together a model made of inferior materials that don't fit together or hold their intended form...

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BLT
6 hours ago, olorotitan said:

It's pretty amazing how much science has uncovered during the last 40 years.  

 

4 hours ago, Bobby Rico said:

I started this threads I thought it was fascinating that though children’s toys of the past to present, it is possible to understand the science of the time the toys was made.

I can remember singing the pterodactyl song every morning during circle time when I was in kindergarten. (1970’s) Because of the repetition of singing the song daily at such a young age, I’ve always been fascinated with them. Lol

 

In my opinion, this is the most entertaining thread on the forum! I always find it interesting to see the vintage dinosaur toys and other items posted on here. :) 

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caldigger
3 hours ago, BLT said:

I can remember singing the pterodactyl song every morning during circle time when I was in kindergarten. (1970’s) 

Not familiar with that one. You'll have to do a YouTube vid of you singing it and post it. :P

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Bobby Rico
4 hours ago, BLT said:

pterodactyl song every morning during circle

I don’t know this song ether so as Doren said we really need to see it song. :ighappy: 

 

And thank for kind comments.

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