DINOSAURIANA

Timeline of Figural, Toy and Model Dinosaurs


1860s

Plaster 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; 
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
Metal:
  SRG
Composition: Neo-Form (Denmark)
Wooden: Schortmann 
 

1950s 

Toys: Marx, Ajax, Tim-mee, J.H. Miller Company, Timpo (England), Cherilea (England)
Figures: Abbeon, Exco, Enesco, CC Ceramics, 'Bertha Parker Morris' copies (all Japan)

Model Kits (polystyrene): ITC Model Craft (+ Kleeware)
Metals: Scholtz, Sonsco (Japan) 
Composition: Chialu, Nardi (Italy)
Plush: Steiff
Premium: Linde (Austria), Wagner (Germany, Nabisco USA, Shreddies, England)
Inflatable: Alvimar

1960s 


Replicas: Starlux (France)
Toys: Best, Winneco, Celluloid, Tootsietoy; King Zor (Ideal); Rex (Kenner); Strange Change Toy (Mattel), ELM (Japan); Monina & Yoyi; Brabo (bendies); Schleich minis (Germany); AAA (HK); Manurba (German MPC knockoffs); Sinclair
Figural:
Kreiss, Bradley, Napco, Norcrest, Ucagco, Kelvin
Bronzes: Smithsonian (Lanier)
Metals: Alva Studios, Linemar
Flats: H.S. Brumm (Germany), P. Krog (Switzerland)
Model Kits (polystyrene): Eldon (Japan); Ringo (ITC reissue), Pyro, MPC Skeletura, Nitto (Japan), Palmer, NSI (Palmer reissue)
Rubbery: Orsenigo (Italy), Ben Cooper, Russ Berrie
Windups: Linemar, Yonezawa, Marusan (Japan), Trade Mark


1970s 


Brass: PWF (India, Thailand, Korea)
Bronzes:
Hugh Rose Studio, Nelles Studio
Replicas: Invicta (British Museum Natural History), Royal Ontario Museum; Shekels, 
VEB Plaho (E. Germany)
Toys: Imperial Toy (HK), Japan Great Co. (Japan), Schleich (Classics), Ferrero - Kinder Surprise (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); Alabe (ITC recast), Bandai, Eidai-Grip, Nitto (Japan), S.S. Kresge (Bandai reissue); Bullyland (Germany)
Model Kits (wooden): DOM Space Design, Yonezawa Toys
Novelty: Diener
Figural: Hagen-Renaker, Avon Collectibles, Deaton Studio, Pandora Planters, Luxardo, Ronzan, Georgies bisque 
Plush: Favorite Things, Flasher Fashions, Animal Express
Premium:  Ovomaltine/Yoplait/Henkel (Europe)

1980s

Pewters: Ral Partha, Rawcliffe, Spoontiques, Sunwest Silver, Hudson, Grenadier (+ Pinnacle), Perth Pewter, Florentine Handicraft, Fossilmania,
Pewter Image, J.B. Pewter, Hanson, Shube's, Gallo, Aoshima
Brass: Whitepost Dinoland, Gatco (Korea)
Metal: Funrise, Chelsea
Composition: Treasure Masters
Toys: Dino Riders (Tyco), Definitely Dinosaurs (Playskool), Bone Age (Kenner), Bullyland (Germany), HG, Dor Mei (China), Educational Insights (Ajax copies), Panini, Funrise, Panosh, Topps, Yolanda (Spain), Playworld, Durham windups
Replicas: Saurierpark Kleinwelka (Germany), Safari Ltd. (Carnegie Collection), Larami, WAI
Vinyl: Tsukuda Hobby, Aoshima (Japan)
Model Kits (polystyrene): Lindberg (Pyro reissue); US Airfix, Humbrol, MPC (Airfix reissue); Monogram (Aurora reissue), Battat (Canada), IMAI, Tamiya, Mark (Eidai recast) (Japan)
Model Kits (vinyl/resin): Kaiyodo (Japan), Lunar Models
Model Kits (wooden): Small World Toys, Battat, Safari Ltd., IQ Assembly, Action Packets, etc.
Figural: 
Abbott, Angel Touch Ceramics, Artmark, Yunicom, Aus-Ben, Capilano, John Jenkins, Shade Tree Creations, Giftcraft, Goebel (Germany), Camil, Casals  (Peru), Windstone Editions, Faro (Italy), Graefenthal (Germany), Brimful House (Portugal), United Design, Red Mill Mfg., Second Nature Designs
Mecha: Buddy L; Yonezawa "Lumicraft"; Tomy (Zoids, Robostrux, Starriors); Hasbro/Takara (The Transformers)
Quasi: Mattel (Masters of the Universe), Sungold (Galaxy Warriors), Ideal (Manglors), Glasslite/Galoob (Dinosaucers)
Plush: Dakin, American Wega, Gund, Trudy (Smithsonian line), Animal Fair, Manhattan Toy
Inflatables: Adam, Illuminations, Nature Co., Imperial, Small World, WAI, Intex, Frenry, Safari Ltd.


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 (here)
Figures: The Franklin Mint, Loza Electrica (Mexico), Goebel Corp./Pendragon Works ("World of Jura") (England), Louis Paul Jonas Studio, Magma Terra (Canada), (Cliff, Glama ("Rite Aid"), Landmark (Yunicom recasts), Art Collectibles ("Adopt-A-Pet"), Castagna (Italy), Lladro (Spain), Noteworthy (England), Avery Creations, Corlett Collectibles, Universal Statuary, Holland Studio Craft ("Jurassic Giants"),MCS (Brazil), Wade (England); Ceramichrome, Gare, Holland Mold Pottery, Mark International (Japan), Nowell, Scioto Park bisques
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/Somerville House); 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), Play Visions
Model Kits (polystyrene): AMT/ERTL (Airfix reissue), Glencoe (ITC reissue); Tamiya, ARII (Eidai recasts), Kawai (Nitto recasts), Hasegawa (Japan); Tsukuda; Revell, Skilcraft (Aurora reissue); Lindberg (after Pyro)
Model Kits (vinyl): Horizon, Kaiyodo (Japan)
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
Figural: Naturecraft/Summit (England), Central Russian Museum of Paleontology (Russia), 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 ("Aurora")
Model Kits (wooden): Toysmith, B.C. Bones, Michaels'/Creatology, Elenco Electronics, etc. 
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: Colorata (Japan), 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, E-Team), 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 Fun (Europe); Battat (Dan LoRusso Collection/Terra) (Canada)
Mecha:
Hasbro (Transformers: Age of Extinction), Gakken (Japan)
Model Kits (styrene): Atlantis (Aurora reissue)
Pewter: Khurasan Miniatures; Australian Age of Dinosaurs
Plush: Disney (Toy Story 3), Keel Toys (Extinctables), Learning Curve (Dinosaur Train), PalaeoPlushies (England), Playskool (Kota & Friends)

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