DINOSAURIANA

Timeline of Toy and Model Dinosaurs


1860s

Replicas: Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins Crystal Palace (England)

1900s-20s

Toys: Twistums Toy wooden toy
Figures:  various European terra cotta figures 
Metal: The Lost World Brachiosaurus, Charles Knight sculptures for American Museum of Natural History; SRG; 
C.B.G. Mignot
Replicas: Vernon Edwards sculptures for British Museum of Natural History (England)

1930s

Metals: Messmore & Damon (World a Million Years Ago), Og Son of Fire Radio Premiums
Ceramics: Metlox 
 

1940s

Figures: Ipsen
Compositions: Neo-Form (Denmark)
Wooden: Schortmann 
 

1950s 

Toys: Marx (Prehistoric Times), Ajax, Timmee, J.H. Miller Company, Timpo (England), Cherilea (England), Sinclair
Figures: Abbeon, Exco, Napco, Norcrest, Bradley, Ucagco, Sturgis, Enesco, CC Ceramics, Kreiss, 'Bertha Parker Morris' copies (all Japan)

Model Kits (polystyrene): ITC Model Craft, Pyro, Palmer Plastics
Metals: Alva, Scholtz, Sonsco (Japan) 
Composition: Chialu (Italy)
Rubber: Orsenigo (Italy)
Plush: Steiff
Premium: Linde (Austria), Nabisco, Shreddies (England)
Inflatable: Alvimar

1960s

Replicas: Starlux (France)
Toys: Best, Winneco, Celluloid, Tootsie Toy; King Zor (Ideal); Rex (Kenner); Strange Change (Mattel), ELM; Monina & Yoyi; Schleich (Germany); AAA (HK); Manurba (German MPC knockoffs); (Unknown manufacture skeletal jigglers)
Bronzes: Smithsonian (Lanier)
Metals: William Otto, Dinosaurus! Tyrannosaurus
Flats: H.S. Brumm (Germany), Krog (Switzerland)
Model Kits (polystyrene): Eldon; Ringo, Alabe (ITC reissue), Kleeware (Pyro reissue, England), Nitto (Japan), NSI (Palmer reissue)
Composition: Marolin (Germany), Nardi (Italy)
Figures: Luxardo (Italy), Roumans (Italy)
Windups: Linemar, Blic, Yonezawa, Marusan (Japan); wind-up Brontosaurus skeleton
Wax: Sinclair Moldarama

1970s 


Brass: PWF (India, Thailand, Korea)
Bronzes:
Hugh Rose, Nelles Studio
Replicas: Invicta (British Museum Natural History), Royal Ontario Museum; Sheckels 
Toys: Imperial Toy (HK), Japan Great Co. (Japan), Schleich Classics, Kinder Saurier (Germany), Inpro (England - HK), Mego (One Million BC), White Post/Kidmark; Nasta (Land of the Lost HK toys)
Model Kits (polystyrene): Addar, Life-Like Hobby (Pyro reissue), Airfix (England), Aurora, Monogram (Aurora reissue); Bandai, Eidai (Japan), S.S. Kresge (Bandai reissue)
Model Kits (wooden): Yonezawa Toys
Novelty: Diener
Figures: Hagen-Renaker (Germany), Avon Collectibles, Deaton Studio, Pandora Planters
Plush: Favorite Things, Flasher Fashions
Premium:  Ovomaltine/Yoplait/Henkel (Europe)

1980s

Pewters: Ral Partha, Rawcliffe, Spoontiques, Sunwest Silver, Hudson, Grenadier, Perth Pewters, Cuteri, Florentine Handicraft, Fossilmania,
Pewter Image, J.B. Pewter, MasterWorks, Gallo
Brass: Whitepost Dinoland, Gatco (Korea)
Metal: Funrise, Chelsea
Composition: Treasure Masters
Toys: Dino Riders (Tyco), Definitely Dinosaurs (Playskool), Bone Age (Kenner), Bullyland (Germany), Dor Mei (China), Panini, Funrise, Panosh, Topps, Yolanda (Spain) 
Replicas: Kleinwelka (Germany), Safari Ltd. (Carnegie Collection), Larami, WAI
Vinyl: Tsukuda Hobby (Japan)
Model Kits (polystyrene): Lindberg (Pyro reissue); US Airfix, Humbrol, MPC (Airfix reissue); Monogram (Aurora reissue), Battat, Bullyland (Germany); Tamiya, ARII, Grip (Nitto reissues Japan)
Model Kits (vinyl/resin): Kaiyodo (Japan), Lunar Models
Model Kits (wooden): Small World Toys, Battat, Safari Ltd., IQ Assembly, Action Packets, etc.
Figures: 
Abbott, Angel's Touch Ceramics, Yunicom, Aus-Ben Ceramics, Capilano, John Jenkins, Giftcraft, Casals figures (Peru), Windstone, Faro (Italy), Graefenthal (Germany), Brim Ful Houss (Portugal), United Designs, Red Mill Mfg., Second Nature

Mecha: Buddy L; Lumicraft; Tomy (Zoids, Robostrux, Starriors); Hasbro/Takara (Transformers)
Quasi: Mattel (Masters of the Universe), Sungold (Galaxy Warriors), Ideal (Manglors), Glasslite/Galoob (Dinosaucers)
Plush: Dakin (Prehistoric Pets), American Wego, Gund, Trudy (Smithsonian line), Animal Fair, Manhattan Toy
Inflatables: Adam, Illuminations, Nature Co., WAI, Intex, Frenry

1990s 

Pewters: Albuquerque 505 Wholesale Jewelry, Miller Enterprises, R. Luther (actually Sunwest Silver), Stuart Hill, Colin Tyler (England), Michael Ricker, Koala Hills (Australia), Tudor Mint (England), M.L. Designs, Nu-Cast, Metzke, Madhouse, Orient Way, Comstock Creations
Metals: Dakin (Jurassic Park), Novus Enterprises, Matchbox
Bronzes: various (to be listed on subsite)
Figures: Franklin Mint, Loza Electrica (Mexico), Goebels/Pendragon Works (England), Louis Paul Jonas Studio, Cliff, Adopt-A-Pet, Castagna (Italy), Lladro (Spain), Noteworthy (England), Avery Creations, Corlett Collectibles, Universal Statuary, Holland Studios Craft (Jurassic Giants), SKU (Brazil), Wade (England)
Toys: Jurassic Park, Beast Wars Transformers (Kenner); Thunder Beasts (Sky Kids); Then and Now, National Geographic (Galoob); Carnage (Resaurus); Tiny Perfect Dinosaurs (Andrews McMeel Publishing); AAA; B
oley; DeAgostini (Spain/China); Lontic; Transmutazors (Ideal); Trendmasters; Waiphoon; Primal Rage, Turok: Dinosaur Hunter (Playmates); Rendition (Cave Woman); Savage Land (Toy Biz); Real Dinosaurs (Mexico), Ampro Dinosaur Playset; Moose Mountain; Toy Major Trading; IMEX; Toys n Things; Kelloggs (German premiums); Rotstern (Germany)
Replicas: Boston Museum of Science (Battat), Invicta painted replicas, Bullyland (Germany), Schleich "Replica-Saurus" (Germany), Tsukuda Hobby (Japan), Playvisions
Model Kits (polystyrene): AMT/ERTL (Airfix reissue), Glencoe (ITC reissue); Ashima, Tamiya, Hasegawa (Japan); Revell, Skilcraft (Aurora reissue); Lindberg (after Pyro)
Model Kits (vinyl): Horizon
Model Kits (wooden): DinoWorks
Models / Kits (resin): Various 
Mecha: Dinozaurs, Power Rangers (Bandai), Dino Robo (Tek Toys), Wow Wee
Quasi: Playmates (Teenage Mutant Ninja Dino Turtles), B.C. Bikers (Novelty)
Plush: Schleich (Germany)

2000s

Pewters: Aradon Pewter Co. (Australia); Favorite Co. Ltd., Kaiyodo (Japan); Australian Age of Dinosaurs; Copplestone, HLBS, Magister Militum, Reaper, Quick Reaction Force, Steve Barber
Figures: Naturecraft/Summit (England), Central Russian Museum of Paleontology (Russia), Shade Tree Ceramics, Harmony Kingdom (England), Little Critterz (Thailand), Savage Earth, Sideshow Collectibles, WETA Works, Danbury Mint, Acheson Creations
Model Kits (polystyrene): Heller (Airfix reissue - France), Playing Mantis
Model Kits (wooden): Toysmith, B.C. Bones, Creatology, Elenco Electronics
Model Kits (aluminum): OWI Science
Toys: Mattel (XTractaurs), Chap Mei, Sega (Japan), Excite "Ice Age Mammals", Happinet (Japan), Famemaster (HK); Corners of the World, Cosmol & Co. Ltd. (Japan); Jakks Pacific; Koro Koro "Extinct Animals" (Japan); Woodland Scenics; Konami (Japan), Lontic (Hong Kong); Mega, Unimax, Playskool, Xtreme Toy, Disga, Ausini; Simba
Replicas: Schleich "Saurier" (Germany), Toyway (Walking With Dinosaurs, London Museum of Natural History); Procon, Papo (France); Galaxy Toys; AT, Kaiyodo, Colorata, Furuta, Gakken, Kabaya, Bandai, Heart, M1, Medicom, Meister Japan, Sega (and X Plus USA), Geibunsha, UHA Mikakuto, Yujin (Japan)
Vinyl: JFA (Japan)
Resin Figures: Boford Co. Ltd. (Japan), Favorite Co. Ltd. (Japan)
Plush: K & M (Wild Republic), Flying Monkey (Evolvems), Steiff
Inflatables:  Discovery Kids, Jet Creations

2010s

Toys:  Geoworld (Jurassic Hunters, Dino Dan), Hog Wild (Dino Benders); Hayakawa, Kaiyodo (Revoltech Jurassic Park; Capsule Q Museum) (Japan); IMEX (China); K & M/Wild Republic (Dinosauria), Learning Curve (Dinosaur Train), Mezco (Axe Cop and Wenter); New Ray, Peterkin, Vivid Imaginations (Walking with Dinosaurs: The 3D Movie), Ravensburger 'Tiptoi' (Germany)
Replicas: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, Griffon Enterprises, Takara/Tomy A.R.T.S. (Japan), Mojo (Europe); Battat (Dan LoRusso Collection/Terra)
Mecha:
Hasbro (Transformers) 
Model Kits (styrene): Atlantis (Aurora reissue)
Pewter: Khurasan Miniatures
Plush: Disney (Toy Story 3), Keel Toys (Extinctables), Learning Curve (Dinosaur Train), Playskool (Kota & Friends)

NOTE: The authors are quite certain that vintage prehistoric animals were never produced by Lineol, Elastolin/Hausser, Mettoy, Bachmann, Lintoy, Corgi/Dinky, Marklin, Frog, LJN, Palisades, Worlds of Wonder.