|I have the Revell
version. You will probably notice that this model is very
similar to the Spiked Dinosaur kit. I have both and can
tell you that they have the same body, tail, hind legs,
and base. The heads are similar but not identical. The
horn on this one is shorter and points more foreward than
the spiked dino. Also, the teeth are different. The front
legs have slightly different poses, and have a different
skin texture. Probably saved Aurora a lot of money on
tooling costs, being able to use the molds on a couple
different kits. .
The legs, tail, head, and jaw on this model are movable.
As far as I know, all the reissues contain all the original pieces.
The flat rock that snaps on to the big rock on the base has the same thickness as the one on the flying reptile base. Which allows the flying reptile to be mounted on it. An interesting option for those who like variety.
You want to know how similar the kits are? Take a look at this picture.
Looks like someone screwed up when they put this up for auction. Actually this is how they came from the factory. A "spiked dino" model in a "three horned" box. I got an email from a friend who said they ran across a whole bunch of these back around 1994. A business over in the UK had a large quantity of these that were mis-packaged. I don't know if the problem was exclusive to the overseas market, or if the problem turned up over here in the USA as well.