a question for anyone with information.
Look at the picture below and let me know if you know
what version that packing configuration might have been
It has already been determined that is was no the
JCPenny's catalog version.
Entier contents would fit in a 12x12x12 box.
here is another odd thing.
I got an email from Jeff at http://www.handmadehorrors.com/.
He wanted to let me know that he spotted
the rex model in an episode of the
Greatest American Hero.
After asking around at the clubhouse,
I found out the episode name is
"The Devil and the Deep Blue
from season 2. It is only shown at the very end
of the episode.
Randy at Killing Time was kind enough
to get a screen grab for me.
A very intersting book cover.
Kind of looks familiar doesn't it
This model is huge. Over 18"
tall and 30" long. The original was molded in red
plastic and had glow-in-the-dark eyes, teeth, claws and
nameplate. I think this one might have been the model
that got me completely hooked on the whole perhistoric
scenes line. This model was made so that almost
The mouth opens and closes. The head turns and moves up
and down.The arms move and the paws rotate. The legs
move. The tail has 2 rotating sections, plus it pivots up
I'm sorry to say that mine is nowhere near done. It's
been assembled since sometime in 1988 (shortly after I
found it at Toys-R-Us). The holdup has been filling all
the gaps. This is a snap together model, so the fit isn't
the greatest. Usually not much problem, but on this scale
it turns out to be a major undertaking. So I just can't
seem to be able to get around to doing the putty and
Also, since it is so large, it keeps getting tucked away
in corners and such. So over the years I have managed to
lose the left "hand" and the outer claws on
both feet. I just got another for replacement parts.
Someday, I will finish it and find somewhere to display
I almost have all the parts I need to build an original.
I am building this with no paint or putty, just to
display clean. The reissue I have will get the full
I also have ideas for a base I want to try my hand at
sculpting. It is designed to fit several locations with
the other models.
An interesting auction item. Some replacement parts in an
Aurora shipping box.
Yet another neat item I lost out on.
original kit was molded in red plastic and came with
glow-in-the-dark eyes, teeth, claw, and nameplate. The
reissues I have seen are dark green with no glow parts.
The original model comes with a 3 color backdrop. Except
for the JCPenny's catalogue version. This came in a plain
box that was too small for the backdrop to fit into. If
you want to see an example of the box and read more about
it, check out Ray Millers PS kit on CultTVman's site.
Check the links section.
discovered from Mr. Cockrum that when it came time to do
the box art for this kit, no one at Aurora had any ideas.
So they used Dave's design picture. Notice the smaller
teeth on the box art. That was how it was originally
designed, but Aurora wanted the teeth bigger to make it
look more fierce.
jaw moves up and down. The head swivels. The neck moves
up and down. The arms, paws, legs, and feet move. The
tail pivots up and down and has 2 other sections that