Sauropods Dinosaur Toys

Sauropods were the Biggest Dinosaurs

Sauropods Dinosaur ToysThe Sauropods, as a class, were the largest of the Dinosaurs. The earliest, such as the Triassic Period Plateosaurus were between fifteen and perhaps thirty feet in length, weighing up to four and a half tons. Others, like the JurassicSauropods Dinosaur Toys Apatosaurus, were eighty feet long and as much as twenty-five tons in weight. Still other Sauropods, like Diplodocus, stretched out to over 110 feet with long, whip-like tails. The common thread among these various models, ranging from the Triassic to the end of the Cretaceous, is that they were all herbivores with small heads on long necks, and long tails on opposite ends of a quadrupedal body. They lived in great herds made up of both adults and

Sauropods Dinosaur Toys and young. These herds would have been great regardless of the numbers given the size of the individuals alone.

Remember, these gave birth through laying eggs, but could not wait around for the eggs to hatch as they would have simply denuded the area. Hence they were in constant migration mode. When the eggs did hatch, the chicks(?) would have to fend for themselves until they could find a herd to join. This would assure diversity in their DNA and keep the breed strong.

Sauropods Dinosaur Toys

Sauropods: Dinosaur Toys

Sauropods Dinosaur ToysThe earliest Sauropod "Dinosaur toys" were from SRG and were sold in museum gift shops. These were a solid base metal with a patina of bronze and came in two sizes, large (~9", 23cm) and small (~4.5", 11.5cm). These "Brontosaurus", had very little detail and wereDinosaur Toys quite fragile when risked in play. Then, in 1955, the Marx Brontosaurus appeared and led a revolution in Dinosaur toys. The Marx Brontosaurus was the only member of the Sauropod family available to youthful Dinosaur collectors (MPC (Multiple Plastics Corporation) DID offer their own "competitive" line up in the 1960s- I disparage it.) until 1974 when Invicta introduced their British Museum (of Natural History) Dinosaur toys series with the Diplodocus. This was the first of five Sauropods that included Mamenchisaurus (1980), Brachiosaurus (1984), Cetiosaurus (1985) and ended with the Apatosaurus (1987).
Sauropods Dinosaur Toys1988 saw an entirely new member of the Dinosaur toys Sauropods clan. The Carnegie Museum Collection Apatosaurus was a comparatively huge, new Dinosaur toy, presented in a brightly painted package; which marked the evolution from monochrome to natural (and not so natural) colors in Dinosaur toys.
There was still one thing missing from Dinosaur toys and the Sauropods embodied it. That thing was "action." The Dinosaur toys, up to this point had been largely static in their sculpture.

Sauropods Dinosaur Toys
Battat, in conjunction with The Boston Museum of Natural History (it seems like every company had its own museum certifying its Dinosaur toys as true-to-extinct) came out in 1994 with their own line of Dinosaur figures. They are since out-of-production and among the most valued of Dinosaur toys. What Battat added to the Dinosaur toys was dynamic action. The (most desirable of them all) Diplodocus (left) is seen standing on its hind legs, rearing up as if reaching for the tender leaves in the tops of trees. Whether the Diplodocus did this in fact or not... it made for a fabulous and what has become iconic,Sauropods Dinosaur Toys figure. It also set the tone for future figures from all the manufacturers. Not to be outdone (right) Safari, Ltd. came out with their own Apatosaurus standing upright on its hind legs, if significantly smaller.
What is most amazing to me is that of all the Dinosaurs to find themselves in such dynamic, active poses, for the plodding Sauropods to be the ones to get the honor is truly surprising.
Today almost every new figure is created in a uniquely active pose. This doesn't always make for great play-ability however. A Dinosaur always looking over its shoulder isn't watching where its going. Sauropods had more sense than that.

Sauropods Today

Sauropods Dinosaur ToysToday there are new and varied Dinosaurs that have been immortalized in "plastic." The Carnegie Saltasaurus and Amargasaurus (grazing, left) are among those that are available today and in production. You can still find "vintage" figures as well

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such as the Invicta Cetiosaurus (above) on various internet venues.

List of All Dinosaurs: Sauropods
(click on highlighted Dinosaur toys name for page)

Sauropods Dinosaur ToysBattat Amargasaurus (1994)

Sauropods Dinosaur ToysBattat Diplodocus (1994)

Sauropods Dinosaur Toys Carnegie Amargasaurus (2006)

Sauropods Dinosaur Toys Carnegie Apatosaurus (1988-96)

Sauropods Dinosaur Toys Carnegie Apatosaurus Baby (1988-96)

Sauropods Dinosaur Toys Carnegie Brachiosaurus (1988/2006)

Sauropods Dinosaur Toys Carnegie Camarasaurus (2001)

Sauropods Dinosaur Toys Carnegie Diplodocus (2006)

Sauropods Dinosaur Toys Carnegie Plateosaurus (1994, rev 1996)

Sauropods Dinosaur Toys Carnegie Saltasaurus (1996)

Apatosaurus Invicta Dinosaur Toys Invicta Apatosaur (1987)

Sauropods Dinosaur Toys Invicta Brachiosaurus (1984)

Sauropods Dinosaur Toys Invicta Cetiosaurus (1985)

Sauropods Dinosaur Toys Invicta Diplodicus (1974)

Sauropods Dinosaur ToysInvicta Mamenchisaurus (1980)

Sauropods Dinosaur Toys Marx Brontosaurus (1955/59)

Sauropods Dinosaur Toys Marx Plateosaurus (1955)

Sauropods Dinosaur Toys MPC Brontosaurus (1964)

Sauropods Dinosaur ToysMPC Plateosaurus (1964)

Safari Apatosaurus, Dinosaur ToysSafari Apatosaur (1996)

Apatosaurus Baby Dinosaur Toys Safari Apato-Baby (1997)

Safari Apatosaurus, Dinosaur Toys Safari Apatosaur (2010)

Sauropods Dinosaur Toys Safari Brachiosaurus (1996) & (2008)

Sauropods Dinosaur Toys Safari Nigersaurus (2008)

Sauropods Dinosaur Toys Schleich Plateosaurus (1999)

Sauropods Dinosaur Toys SRG Brontosaurus (1947)

Sauropods Dinosaur Toys The Sauropods are available in a great variety of examples in today's Dinosaurs toys marketplace, much as they were during the heyday of the Dinosaurs themselves. Just as the Dinosaurs often seemed to veer off into strange and often bizarre appearing forms the Dinosaur toys that are on today's market seem to be chosen specifically for their unique appearance. Creatures such as the wide-faced Nigersaurus and the strangely spikey-spined Amargasaurus vie with almost "plain vanilla" elongated Diplodocus

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for your retail dollar. Not to mention the "vintage" Dinosaur toys waiting on eBay and in flea markets and garage sales across the country and the world. It's a good time to start a herd....

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