Do you have a favourite dinosaur?

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I prefer dinosaur tanks
I continue to not quite understand how the Dino Riders IP has failed to conquer the world. I'm sure the show was mediocre (it came and went without me ever catching an episode) but the toys were phenomenal and the story tells itself.

I mean what part of
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did people not understand?
 
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cbwjm

Legend
I continue to not quite understand how the Dino Riders IP has failed to conquer the world. I'm sure the show was mediocre (it came and went without me ever catching an episode) but the toys were phenomenal and the story tells itself.

I mean what part of View attachment 248863
did people not understand?
A cartoon from the 80s, that means that the cartoon was created to sell the toys.

I think it only had something like 12 episodes, I loved it back in the day and had some of the toys along with the small comic books that toys often came with back then (I'm thinking mostly these guys and masters of the universe).
 


BookTenTiger

He / Him
I need to post another one because I still love dinos!

Therizinosaurus is great for a number of reasons...

1) it's a theropod that evolved into an herbivore (kind of like how a panda is the descendant of omnivorous bears, but is an herbivore)

2) it has enormous claws... that it likely used to strip bark off of trees

3) its name means "scythe lizard"

4) it was likely covered in feathers, so it might have looked something like this:

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BookTenTiger

He / Him
I remember the Dino Riders! I think I had a few of the toys. Weren't there some comics as well?

I really enjoyed the Dinosaucers as well!
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For me the ultimate children's dino-media was Dinotopia...

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I've been fantasizing about a D&D campaign that combines Game of Thrones style politics with Dinotopia... each house represented by a different dinosaur type... Wildlings riding Quetzalcoatlus, throwing spears at knights on Utahraptors...
 

cbwjm

Legend
For me the ultimate children's dino-media was Dinotopia...

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I've been fantasizing about a D&D campaign that combines Game of Thrones style politics with Dinotopia... each house represented by a different dinosaur type... Wildlings riding Quetzalcoatlus, throwing spears at knights on Utahraptors...
I always wanted these books as a kid. I guess now that I'm an adult I can go out and buy them. I wonder if they're still around.
 



I continue to not quite understand how the Dino Riders IP has failed to conquer the world. I'm sure the show was mediocre (it came and went without me ever catching an episode) but the toys were phenomenal and the story tells itself.

I mean what part of
did people not understand?

I watched the show as a kid and owned the Brontosaurus and a couple of others. As cools as the toys seemed, they probably would have been better for adults than kids. The dinos were awesome, but the characters were tiny (smaller than GI Joe, and with less articulation). The motorization was expensive and the batteries died quick. And there was just so much kibble.

The art was awesome, though. One of the cases where I held on to the box longer than the toy.

On the subject of dino books, I have to shout out to Maia: A Dinosaur Grows Up. One of the books from childhood that I distinctly remember for actually having a realistic story about the life of a dino (as opposed to pure fantasy, or just "here's a few facts, and speculation about how they died").
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BookTenTiger

He / Him
I watched the show as a kid and owned the Brontosaurus and a couple of others. As cools as the toys seemed, they probably would have been better for adults than kids. The dinos were awesome, but the characters were tiny (smaller than GI Joe, and with less articulation). The motorization was expensive and the batteries died quick. And there was just so much kibble.

The art was awesome, though. One of the cases where I held on to the box longer than the toy.

On the subject of dino books, I have to shout out to Maia: A Dinosaur Grows Up. One of the books from childhood that I distinctly remember for actually having a realistic story about the life of a dino (as opposed to pure fantasy, or just "here's a few facts, and speculation about how they died").
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I missed that one, somehow!

I must have read "Raptor Red" a dozen times as a kid... it's another book with a realistic story about a dinosaur.

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