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Definitely Dinosaurs!

In 1987, Playskool introduced a pretty awesome line of toys for the budding paleontologist in mind:

Definitely Dinosaurs

Until the line was cancelled in the mid-90s, this series brought kids toys that were more scientifically accurate (by 1987 standards) than previous dino toys.

Here then, are but a few. Enjoy.

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Stegosaurus

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T-Rex

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Deinonychus

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Spinosaurus (rare!)

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Ultrasaurus (if your parents got you this for Xmas, you were GOD on the school playground)

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Ankylosaurus

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Protoceratops

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Polacanthus

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Parasaurolophus

They had so many different species, they literally dominated the dinosaur toy industry for years!

You can still find these. Look in local thrift shops, go to garage or car boot sales. They’re worth a lot of money online.

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Very interesting, thanks for sharing! :grin:

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Awesome post brings back memories!! Keep up with the posts great job my friend!!

DinoLord

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now I know why I hate this version of dino toys

But i thought trex’s dna for instance was most like that of a chicken and probably had feathers?
How are these unnatural colors etc scientifically more accurate?

For the middle to late 80s, these were “accurate” for the time, maybe not in coloration or feathers, and they were marketed toward the kindergarten and pre-school kids, who didn’t have a grasp of science - it was Dinosaurs, and that was fine by them. Tonka made so much money from this toy franchise, it’s a wonder that they stopped making them by 199x.

Ye, I like them, not per se these ones but figurines in general.
I even use them in my christmas crib :smile:

If Brontosaurus isn’t part of the deal, count me out.