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INVICTA'S TOY DINOSAURS
On the subject of model dinosaurs, Betty C asked...
> Does anyone have a list of the London Museum's releases oh so many
> years ago? I mean what exactly they had in the whiole series?
Betty is referring the the NHM's (then BMNH) series made by Invicta
Plastics. The models were first released as single-colour moulded
plastic (i.e. the red tyrannosaur was made of red plastic), while
later a flexi-painted series was released: the same models but made
of a soft, flexible plastic and with snazzy colour schemes. The whole
set is (off the top of my head, so forgive me if I forget any):
Ichthyosaurus (with stand)
Balaenoptera (with stand)
Note that there was no mosasaur, contra Betty.
The Stenonychosaurus was a late released, relatively limited edition
model that was not in production for long. Liopleurodon was also a
late release. Dimetrodon and Lambeosaurus were latecomers that were
released just before the first batch came out in flexi-painted, but
for an unknown reason Stenonychosaurus, Dimetrodon and Lambeosaurus
were never released in flexi-painted (Liopleurodon was). Oh well. A
display stand for the models is also commercially available: it is
huge, and mine is sitting on a wardrobe at my girlfriend's mum's
house. As is one of the Safari Marine Life display stands I have.
"Just like a dream to me"