mentioned above, one of the variations was with
The only difference in the packaging was the
addition of a sticker
on the corner of the box. Which also changed the
The only read difference, was the
addition of glow paint, and a paintbrush.
The only one that I have owned, also had the
parts molded in black.
I haven't seen any others opened up to know if
the rest were
also done in black.
Given that the numbers jump by 7 on the glow
kits, I am assuming
that the tyrannosaurus was not issued with glow
Then we get
into the different plastic colors used.
As you can see one is much brighter than the
The rex also exhibits the same color
Also note that some versions had
white teeth/claws/eyes, while others had green.
it could just be variations in batches of color
that caused this.
But I have seen so many different shades with
these (coupled with other
things) that leads me to believe that there were
several different runs of kits.
All using the same exact packaging though, so it
is really hard to know
what was produced when.
some of the odd quirks about these editions.
Some of the runs of the Armored
Dinosaur came with parts
that originally came with the Sailback Reptile.
They were the clear-green parts that have never
with the sailback since Aurora produced it.
Here is a picture showing the parts from the RG
and one of the original aurora pieces.
As you can see, they are darker and opaque.
Note, in the picture above, you can see that the
sprue still says Aurora.
A Revell-Germany allosaurus with a sailback base.
The allosaurus has never had it's own base
Some issues of the sailback have both base
some only have the rocky portion of the base.
Not sure why some allosaurus kits would have the
sailback base, especially since it wouldn't
really fit on it.
But, as you can see, they had
all the pieces available,
and could have reissued a complete sailback kit,
but never did.