"Dollar Dinos" are dinosaurs found
in dollar stores. Examples would be Dollar General Store, Family Dollar, Deal$, and Dollar Tree. These guys usually don't
have any indication as to the company that distributes them, but nonetheless, I have found some decent dino-figures in dollar
Here is the first group of Dollar Dinos I'm going to review. These came from
the local Dollar General Store. They are vinyl and are 'medium-scale', I suppose. The seams are pretty apparent on most of
these dinos, but all in all they are pretty decent for a buck a pop. The paint jobs are reasonable--more realistic and not
real garish--and they represent actual species (quite well, if I do say so myself).
All that is stamped on these is "Made in China" and their species name. Some
of them came with a tag attached that had the dino's name on it as well. That was about all that was on the tag.
I am sure these molds are probably used all over the place. Still, as I said,
they are pretty cool for the price.
Here's Brontosaurus (Apatosaurus):
Styracosaurus (note that on his tag, and the stamp on his underside,
it read 'Styraurus.') Heh.
(his neck may be a wee bit short. I'm not sure; I looked up several
different pictures of him, and it varies):
(I found two different color schemes for this one):
Dimetrodon (again, not really a dinosaur, but is quite often included
in dino-collections). I think he's a nice looking figure, myself:
As with many other dino-sets I have, I am not certain that this is
the whole set. I have a feeling it may be. I just today found Amargasaurus, whom I haven't encountered yet in the DG stores.
So who knows? There could be a couple more out there. If I find them, they will appear here, of course.