A Big “Tanks” for Safari Ltd.’s 2018 Ankylosaurus!

One look at Ankylosaurus and you can easily see why paleontologists often refer to it as a “living tank.” Plates of bone give the armored beast a defensive edge and, if that wasn’t enough, there’s always their signature clubbed tail. This dinosaur was discovered in North America back in 1908, though fossils from its family, Ankylosauridae, have been found in every continent except Africa. Safari Ltd. has added this dinosaur to their list of new 2018 prehistoric animals and it now has the distinction of being my first. In terms of Ankylosaurus representation, I couldn’t ask for a better one to put on the shelf.

Earth tones may not make for the most vivid coloration but works perfectly here. The under belly is lighter keeper while its top armor is a dark brown with lighter knobs.

The face shows great detail, including inside the mouth.

The pose is pretty standard with its tail slightly elevated just in case your model T-Rex gets too close.

General Appearance: Very detailed rustic beauty! The colors scheme is so complementary; I’d paint my man-cave like this.

Size: 7.5” long and 2.2” high

Articulation: None

Display or Diorama worthy? Absolutely! And the scales are so textured you can even exfoliate with it!

Dave Fuentes~

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