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Fled74 Review: Ultimate Gorgon

Fled74 Review: Ultimate Gorgon

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Image courtesy of WalkingWithDinosaurs.com

“Walking with Dinosaurs” began in 1999 as a 6-part documentary miniseries produced by the BBC.  It aired in the United Kingdom in 1999, then in North America in 2000.

(from Wikipedia) “It is the first entry of the ‘Walking with…’ series and used computer-generated imagery and animatronics to recreate the life of the Mesozoic, showing dinosaurs and their contemporaries in a way that previously had only been seen in feature films. The programme’s aim was to simulate the style of a nature documentary and therefore does not include ‘talking head’ interviews.”

The miniseries was very well-received and in 2007 experienced a resurgence with “Walking with Dinosaurs: The Arena Spectacular”, a live adaptation of the show that originated in Australia and has since toured the United Kingdom, Europe, North America and Asia.

December 2013 will see the release of the Walking with Dinosaurs 3D movie, accompanied (at long last) by official WWD-branded dinosaur action figures (not statues!).

 

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For the record, I hate calling this guy “Ultimate Gorgon” (it’s a paleo-nerd thing) , so for the rest of this review I’ll refer to him as “Gorgosaurus”.

Anyway, Gorgosaurus was a smaller cousin of Tyrannosaurus Rex that lived in Western North America in the late Cretaceous Period, and will play the main antagonist in the upcoming movie.

The dinosaur figures were produced by Vivid Imaginations, known for their Skylanders and The Hobbit toy lines.

While no scale is specified, comparisons with an average 4-inch GI Joe figure show that the dino is pretty close to 1/18.  He’s a bit oversized compared to a Joe, but most people won’t care, as it looks “right”.

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Teaser poster courtesy of Internet Movie Poster Awards Gallery.
 

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One comment

  1. Holy mercy, I had no idea this existed and now I can’t live without it. Great review!

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