Monday, December 13, 2010

Schöller Dinosaurier

Name of Toy Line: Schöller Dinosaurier
Production Company: Schöller
Distributor: Schöller

Years of Production: Unknown
Countries/Regions Available: Germany
Size/Scale: 1.5"
Figure Trade Markings: CE
Approximate # of Figures: 5 unique sculpts, dozens of figures


Sadly, we know very little about this cool little series of dinosaur toys, including the years of production and sale. They were distributed by the large German ice cream manufacturer Schöller, which is now affiliated with Kuchenmeister and Nestle. It's likely the figures accompanied the purchase of various ice cream products rather than being available separately. Schöller has released other toy miniatures as well, including Smurfs and several very popular series of koala figures.

The figures are made of a hard, light weight plastic typical of European mini-figures. There are five different sculpts representing five different dinosaur species. They include a Brontosaurus, Iguanodon, Dimetrodon, Triceratops, and what appears to be an Allosaurus (but may in fact be Dino from the Flintstones).

The design is very stylized and playful. It has a "Playmates" feel to it. Their unique style really sets them apart from the dozens of other dinosaur figurines that exist. We would love to know who the designer/sculptor is. All five sculpts come in a variety of nice colors including green, yellow, blue, purple, red, and many more.

If anyone has more information about these fun little guys, please drop us a line!

Okay, let's take a look at the figures!

Dimetrodon (Purple)

Brontosaurus (Red)

Iguanodon (Green)

Allosaurus (Yellow)

Triceratops (Blue)

Finally, we'll end with a couple of group shots showing off more colors and a close-up of a Brontosaurus figure. Note the texture of the plastic.

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Until next time!

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