Post by Ghouldrool on Dec 22, 2010 13:57:30 GMT -5
A number of single carded figures were released for this line. It's pretty cool that even though they don't have articulation, the smaller dinosaurs were treated just like the 3 3/4 inch figures, and given a single carded release and accessories to boot.
Here we have Wildboar Max, the parasaurolophus and pachycephalosaurus.
Last Edit: Dec 22, 2010 14:54:06 GMT -5 by Ghouldrool
Tyrannosaurus rex Play Set Location Toys R Us Price $19.99
During 2005 through 2008 Chap Mei collectors here in the United States had to depend mostly on TRU for getting there products. Most of the time what made it here was fairly common figures and sets but on certain occasions a truly nice highly demanded figure would show up in stores. Several of these off the top of my head are the Dino Valley Liopleurodon, two headed dog from the Quest for Dark Beasts, Ice Quest Woolly Mammoth and the large Tyrannosaurus from the very first dinosaur based line Dino Quest. True the figure had been released for several years but is was an act of god that it wound up at TRU. Of course it got major attention when it showed up during the Christmas holidays of 2005 but soon faded into the shadows once news of its more highly demanded brother Hurricane from Beast Raider surfaced. When this set was released it came with several pieces from the new Wild Park line that was out at the time. Included was a large tree house from the Giant Grizzly Attack set. I know longer have the original piece that came with the T rex set but I have a review of the Grizzly Attack set with photos of the tree house in the Expedition Archives. The only difference I can remember is the Tree house was missing a piece of the branch but the rope bucket and pulley were included. In addition the set included a human figure Andy Striver who appears to be a young adolescent sporting a funky "Be Wild" t-shirt, yellow brown camo pants and a I pod/MP3 player. He was an awesome figure and I love how Chap Mei specializes on stereotypes not just on culture but young and old, thin and obese. What is also cool is his head phones can be placed either on his head or on his neck. Andy comes with a wide assortment of accessories from the Wild Quest, Dino Quest and Dino Valley lines. They include a spot light, video camera, camera and backpack. All have been included in many sets similar to this one early on in Chap Mei's life time. A small Pterodactyl is also included in this set. The Pterodactyl has been included in many sets like this one and needs no introduction. It is on of my favorite small dinos and like the Ornitholestes I have dedicated a review to just the Pterodactyl in the Expedition Archives. Of course the whole review is about the Tyrannosaurus which I mentioned a little bit about up top. It was the largest figure to be released in the Dino Quest line some years ago and features movable arms and legs. The lower jaw moves by pressing the button on the back and it was suppose to roar and the eyes light up. However most of the electronic figures from the animal planet line in North America lack this feature. On of the things I like about these early dinos is they have a nice realistic long tail that later models lacked. It was not scientifically accurate it stood upright and the head was way bigger then the rest of the body but it was my favorite T rex out of what four or five that were released. I just love that classic look about it like out of and old 1940s dinosaur flick. I'm also happy with the paint apps it looks very realistic and suits this figure well. I also might add that the Tyrannosaurus back was very detailed and gives it a spiny crocodilian look. Rather you love him or hate him the Dino Quest T rex set the stage for figure line down the road and it has even appeared as a repaint several times in the Dino Valley 2 and 3 lines.