All reviews by Guest Reviews

African Elephant, calf (Living Animal Models by PNSO)

Review and images by postsaurischian; edited by bmathison1972 Today we not only get the Blog’s first African elephant, specifically the African bush elephant (Loxodonta africana), but also the first figure by PNSO. This figure No. 04 in the Living Animal Models line, which figures large-scale models. Like other PNSO models, the figure comes with a …

African Leopard, 2007 (Wild Life by Schleich)

Review and images by spacelab; edited by bmathison1972 The Leopard. One of the most iconic wild-life animals and without a doubt one of the prettiest predators in the world. A wild cat with beautiful body structure, power and flexibility, that became a cult symbol, having also enormous presence in the pop/rock culture, especially in the …

African Lion, 2017 (Wildlife by CollectA)

Review and photographs by Suspsy; edited by bmathison1972 The African lion (Panthera leo) is the modern day equivalent of Tyrannosaurus rex: a huge land carnivore whose raw power and undeniable charisma has led it to be dubbed “king of the beasts.” And from the Egyptian goddess Sekhmet to the biblical tale of Daniel to Richard …

Alpine Salamander (NaturimBild.at)

Review and photos by Lanthanotus; edited by bmathison1972 Being new to the blog I decided to go with something very European… [editor’s note: Lanthanotus may be new to the Animal Toy Blog, but he is a regular reviewer for the Dinosaur Toy Blog] The Alpine Salamander (Salamandra atra) is a livebearing, totally terrestrial species restricted …

American Alligator (Wild Animals by Papo)

Review and images by Lanthanotus; edited by bmathison1972 A few weeks ago, forum member Sirenia introduced Papo’s gharial to this blog, a magnificent model of an unusual and fairly unpopular crocodile. The American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis) enjoys a much greater popularity, though if the species really “enjoys” its popularity may be a point to discuss, …

American Alligator (Wild Life by Schleich)

Review and images by Bryan Divers; edited by bmathison1972 I am aware that there is quite a lot of complaining about perceived accuracy flaws in Schleich’s dinosaur toys, but I have to say that since my formerly local Tractor Supply store began carrying them, I have been impressed with the realism of their animal toys. …

American Alligator, 2013 (Wildlife by CollectA)

Review and images by Bryan Divers; edited by bmathison1972 One of the things that distinguishes an alligator from a crocodile is that an alligator is usually dark gray, green, or black in color, sometimes with bright yellow bands on juveniles and more faded ones on some adults. Crocodiles are lighter in color, often very light …

American Alligator, large (Flopsies by Aurora World)

Review and images by Bryan Divers; edited by bmathison1972 The American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis) is a common staple of swamp wildlife in North America; particularly in places such as North Carolina, Florida, and Louisiana. Souvenir shops in these states abound with alligator paraphernalia, and you might even see one in one of the rivers or …

American Alligator, small (Flopsies by Aurora World)

Review and images by Bryan Divers; edited by bmathison1972 Alligators have held a unique appeal for me for many years since I was quite small. I remember watching an old VHS on reptiles in 2003 that prominently featured alligators. It was called “Crocodile Rocks: Itty Bitty Kiddy Wildlife.” The program played classic rock in the …