Schleich Dinosaurs – Checking Out The New Dinos In The Range | Review

We were sent these dinosaurs for the purpose of review. All thoughts and opinions are our own.

Jack loves dinosaurs and always has. He has always loved Schleich and their range of products so when offered the chance to check out some of the new dinos in the Schleich Dinosaurs range, I knew he’d be one happy kid.

The Schleich dinosaurs are perfect for ages 5-12 which means they are perfect for Jack’s age range. Exciting new dinosaurs have taken over one of Schleich’s most popular collections. We’ve had the spiny backed Animantarx and the “winged” Dimorphodon. They also join the relaunch of some top selling classics such as Giganotosaurus. So what dinosaurs did we receive and what did Jack make of them?

The Giganotosaurus retails at £19.99.

About The Dinosaur

It looks very similar to the T-Rex. When dinosaurs were alive, the Giganotosaurus actually lived much earlier than the T-Rex and was in North America whereas the T-Rex was in South America. Both were dreaded hunters, had very short arms, a large skull and walked on two legs. Something interesting about this dinosaur is that it became 12-13m long but their brand was barely 30cm big.

About The Toy

This dinosaur is very impressive. It is very sturdy and good quality without being too heavy. The dinosaur has a moveable lower jaw and stands on its two feet well. The detail on the toy is great, you can tell a lot of work has gone in to creating this toy.

The Spinosaurus is £19.99.

About The Dinosaur

This dinosaur is said to be one of the most dangerous dinosaurs and is considered to be the biggest carnivore because it was bigger than even the Giganotosaurus and the T-Rex. However it doesn’t look similar to those dinosaurs, it has a spiny sail on its back and a crocodile-like snout and is very long. It is also said that the Spinosaurus was the first dinosaur able to swim.

About The Toy

This dinosaur also comes with a moveable lower jaw which makes it perfect for imaginative play. Jack has enjoyed pitting the dinosaurs against each other in battles. Like the other dinosaurs, it is rigid, sturdy and good quality with great attention to detail.

This is the Animantarx and it is £7.99.

About The Dinosaur

The Animantarx was approximately 3 metres long and had bone plate armour. There has only been one skeleton of this particular dinosaur ever found so not much is known about it. What they do know is that it lived during the Upper Cretaceous period and fed on plants.

The thick armour gives it it’s name – arx is the Latin word for fortress.

About The Toy

Unlike some of the other dinos in the range, this dinosaur doesn’t have a moveable lower jaw but this doesn’t distract from play at all. It is a good quality, highly detailed, sturdy toy.

This is the Dimetrodon which retails at £9.99.

About The Dinosaur

Funnily enough, it isn’t actually a dinosaur but is often referred to as one. It is actually a Pelycosaurus which is a primeval reptile. The sail on its back was made of skin and bones which was designed to help it warm quicker in the sun. Then if it wanted to cool down, it could position the sail parallel to the sun’s rays. The Dimetrodon was said to be an excellent hunter with very sharp teeth.

About The Toy

The Dimetrodon toy has a moveable lower jaw which makes for great imaginative play. As with the other dinosaurs, it is sturdy, good quality and detailed.

Finally, we have the Dimorphodon which retails at £7.99.

About The Dinosaur

This was a small flying dinosaur which had a long beak and a large skull. It was a hunter of fish, insects, lizards and other vertebrates. It held its prey with its claws then ripped apart with its fangs – it had four to five fangs each in the upper and lower jaw. Because it only had short wings, it could probably only fly short distances.

About The Toy

The design of this is very impressive. Good quality and detailed as the others. It truly amazes me the level of attention that has gone into designing and creating this range.

Jack has really enjoyed getting to know the new dinosaurs in the Schleich Dinosaurs range. We are very impressed by them; they are good quality and fun to play with. Jack has been playing with them non stop since receiving them and even Olivia has been enjoying playing with them. We will definitely be checking out the rest of the Dinosaurs range. You can pick some of the range up for yourself from Smyths here.

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