I take a month off and look what happens, Papo announces 6 new dinosaurs! I couldn’t find any high res photos online so I pulled some from the announcement PDF (it’s in Russian).
Here’s the goods! They repainted the current t-rex from green to brown. I think Jurassic Park has forever made me consider t-rexes as green, so I’m happier having that color over this new brown one, but hey, variety is cool:
And then a REALLY cool new green t-rex that is running. Definitely going to be a hot item. This is one of the few Papo toys that instantly screams “conversion” as I could easily see molding a saddle and reins onto it.
And the mighty Brachiosaurus, standing 31.5cm high and 40cm long (1:55 scale or so). Definitely going to dominate the board, but boy does it ever look cool! Priced at around $45, but that’s pretty comparable based on the size.
I guess I’ll wrap up with the boring ones. There is a baby brown and green Tyrannosaurus, and the underwater Tylosaurus. Okay, “boring” might be too harsh of a term, I think they just don’t pop since the pictures aren’t that great. I do think the baby t-rex toys would make terrific capture-the-flag objectives.
Of course these are announced just as I get my Ankylosaurus and completed the old line. Can’t complain with such high quality toys coming from Papo (although one of these days I’ll check out other companies and production lines…).
See also: New 2013 Papo and New 2014 Papo.