The dinosaurs that appeared in early movies were often brought to life through stop motion. Movies like The Lost World (1925), The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953), The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad (1953) and Jason and the Argonauts (1963) all used it.
Ray Harryhausen, in particular, is known as a master of the trade.
This particular tyrannosaurus is inspired by those movies and the work of stop-motion magicians like Harryhausen. It is the first in a series called Dinomation in which the Japanese company will make several dinosaur models.
This pre-painted t-rex is about 7-inches tall and has an expected shipping date of March next year. It’ll set you back about $169.99 on pre-order.
Gecco’s product page explains that the rough texture is achieved through clay modelling. They’ve made the t-rex the first model as it’s the world’s most famous dinosaur.
Up next? The Spinosaurus.
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