Everyone loves dinosaurs right? Of course they do! And now we can be a part of a campaign that will put out accurate figures for us to collect, display or give to our children. Creative Beast Studio launched a Kickstarter campaign to support the creation of the second series of its “Beasts of the Mesozoic” brand dinosaur action figures. With a focus on accurate representations of the beloved Ceratopsians family of dinosaurs, best known by the legendary Triceratops.
Presented in 1/18th scale, each figure will include around 20 points of articulation and with various sizes available depending on species. The initial Kickstarter goal is $150,000 and comprises four figures: Styracosaurus albertensis, Triceratops horridus (sub-adult), Monoclonius crassus (a Kickstarter exclusive), and Zuniceratops christopheri. Fans may participate in the Ceratopsian Kickstarter campaign here.
Created by sculptor, toy industry design veteran, and dinosaur enthusiast David Silva, the ceratopsian series features highly-detailed, articulated action figures with exciting coloration inspired by modern-day reptiles from similar habitats. Expanding the Beasts of the Mesozoic creative team for this series, David collaborated with sculptors Jacob Baardse, Raul Ramos, and Simon Panek to build these highly-collectible figures. The packaging also boasts captivating artwork courtesy of Raul Ramos, Shannon Beaumont, Carlo Arellano, Jacqueline Jocson, and R.J. Palmer.
Those pledging for the Kickstarter exclusive Monoclonius figure are in for a special treat. The package art is an 80s homage created by none other than legendary fine artist Ezra Tucker, one of the original package artists for Tyco’s Dino-Riders toy line! Ezra’s piece will also be available as an 11×17 signed print limited to only 100 copies.
If the initial Kickstarter goal is met, David has an additional 21 species ready to go as unlockable stretch goals! This will be the first time many of these dinosaur species are available to the public in action figure form. The Ceratopsian line is the follow-up to Creative Beast Studio’s “Beasts of the Mesozoic” Raptor Series, launched in 2016 via a Kickstarter campaign that well surpassed its goal and currently includes 35 products. The success of 1/6th scale raptors opened the door to the Ceratopsian Series, another fan-favorite group of popular dinosaurs.
Originally created to meet fans’ rabid demand for accurate depictions of dinosaurs, Creative Beast Studio’s “Beasts of the Mesozoic” line of dinosaur action figures features the only scientifically-accurate representations of its kind on the market. The line has evolved into the go-to destination for authentic-looking dinosaurs using the most up-to-date scientific knowledge publicly available.
“I’ve been obsessed with dinosaurs since I was a kid, and I suspected that I’m far from the only adult with a dino-devotion. However, as I grew older and wanted to express that passion, I couldn’t find any collectible dinosaur action figures that met my standards of realism and quality,” said David. “In creating the ‘Beasts of the Mesozoic’ brand first with the Raptors and now the new Ceratopsian Series, I’m thrilled to be providing fans with more dinosaurs that scratch (or claw) at that itch. The Dinosaur Revolution continues!”