Creative Beast Studio launched its newest “Beasts of the Mesozoic” line of realistic collectible dinosaur action figures — the infamous Tyrannosaurs — via Kickstarter. It was fully funded in 12 hours, and new species continue to be unlocked.
Brought to life by toy industry vet David Silva (Star Wars, Jurassic Park and Spawn), the Tyrannosaur line starts with four T. rex action figures. Two of these rexes are Kickstarter exclusives inspired by TV series that stoked dinosaur obsessions in millions of kids: Dino Riders and Walking With Dinosaurs.
Created by toy industry design veteran and dinosaur enthusiast David Silva, the Tyrannosaur Series is presented in 1/6th, 1/18th, or 1/35th scale action figures. To bring these Tyrannosaurs to life, Silva collaborated with talented artists Jacob Baardse, Raul Ramos, RJ Palmer, Gabriel Ugueto, and Shannon Beaumont among others to create the unique designs, sculpts, and package art. Each detailed figure will include 17-22 points of articulation. With highly-detailed sculpts that utilize the most modern fossil findings known to the public, most species will also feature coloration inspired by modern day reptiles and birds, while the variants will be painted to reflect famous dinosaur pop culture analogues. The package designs will also boast striking, colorful artwork for each species.
“After the Raptor and Ceratopsian dinosaur action figures lines, I knew there was only one option for my next series: the King of the Cretaceous, Tyrannosaurus rex, and its fascinating relatives!” said Silva. “In creating these Tyrannosaurs, it’s been a privilege to explore both well-known and more obscure species from this famous dinosaur family, while also paying homage to two pop culture icons that have fueled my dinosaur obsession: Walking With Dinosaurs and Dino Riders.”
The Kickstarter runs for 10 more days until Friday 10/22.