I’ve previously written about some bizarre late Cretaceous creatures. There are azhdarchid pterosaurs like Quetzalcoatlus — huge beasts with wingspans up to 35 feet that could stand up to 20 feet tall when prowling prehistoric prairies on foot and snacking on sauropod hatchlings. And there are therizinosaurid dinosaurs like Therizinosaurus — long-necked, small-headed, beak-faced, feathered plodders with truly gigantic claws.
These are some of my favorite ancient oddities. So today I got to revel in my nerdiness when I learned, courtesy of the Dinosaur Toy Blog, that model-maker CollectA will be introducing new figures of Quetzalcoatlus (complete with baby sauropod snack) and Therizinosaurus this year. On the off chance that this excites you as much as it does me, I include pictures below for your enjoyment:
CollectA 2014 Quetzalcoatlus, courtesy of Dinosaur Toy Blog.
CollectA 2014 Therizinosaurus, courtesy of Dinosaur Toy Blog.
There are other Quetzalcoatlus and Therizinosaurus figures out there, but none (that I’ve seen) captures the research as well as these new ones do. Sadly, neither figure appears to be available yet in the United States. However, I believe Quetzalcoatlus is due out imminently and Therizinosaurus should be out by midyear.