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Realistic detailing and incredible paintwork are what set PAPO's Dinosaurs ahead of the rest.

Each figurine is hand painted and manufactured according to strict EN-71 specifications; with meticulous attention paid to details like scale, posture, weight, and even texturing for optimal realism.

Lauded as one of the most accurate Papo dinosaur figurines to date, particular attention has been given to the skull sculpt of the Iguanodon, including the presence of an articulated lower jaw on the figure and even a tiny tongue beneath.

The creases and folds of skin around the thighs and pelvic area are also praiseworthy, with fine detailed scales impressively complete with thumb spikes.


• We might now know its thumb spikes to be one of the Iguanodon's most prominent features, but that was not always the case.

Long ago when only bits and bobs of this dinosaur was available for study, the thumb spike was mistaken as a possible nasal horn.

It was not until after the 1870s when more of the skeleton remains started showing up that paleontologists realized these 'nasal horns' actually belonged on the sides of their hands.

• That said, scientists still aren't sure just what those thumb spikes were for.

The Iguanodon is often depicted in pop culture using them to puncture careless carnivores... but they could also very well have been used for more mundane tasks like opening nuts or stripping tree bark.

• And speaking of pop culture, the Iguanodon is no stranger to fame. 

The Lost World, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s 1912 epic adventure story, involves herds of Iguanodon roaming the South American wilderness.

One comically-oversized specimen trudges through Paris in Nicolas Flammarion’s The World Before Man (1886).

And then there’s Raptor Red (1995)—written by maverick paleontologist Robert Bakker—which features a botched Utahraptor attack triggering an Iguanodon stampede.

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