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RE: BALANCING DINOSAUR TOYS



Rob Meyerson wrote:

> So, it can be expected that a toy theropod will not be able to stay on
>it's   > feet very easily; at least, not without cheating a little, and
>using the tail > as a brace.

Greg Wenzel has sculpted several dinosaurs for the Boston Museum of
Science/ Battat line of dinosaur toys that balance bipedally quite nicely
in the resin version (two versions of _Tyrannosaurus rex_,
_Pachycephalosaurus_ sp., and _Acrocanthosaurus atokensis_). Unfortunately,
the mass-produced plastic toys are not allowed to cool properly before
being placed on their feet and warpage occurs, causing no end of
frustration in trying to make them stand on two feet.

Brian (franczak@ntplx.net)