Some people just won't stop until they have the last word will they? Can we PLEASE talk about recent acquisitions instead of this non-sense? If you guys want to continue perhaps take it to private messages so I don't have to read it while searching for as the thread suggests...recent acquisitions? In fact, why doesn't a moderator just delete all the posts pertaining to this issue?
I second that motion. A word about polite discourse might also be warranted.
In fact, why doesn't a moderator just delete all the posts pertaining to this issue?
Because we had hoped that the matter has concluded and been moved away from now that Simon has deleted his own posts. We were rather depending upon the grace and understanding of members to let matters rest without our having to be censorius and arbitrary. These old posts can often serve as salutory lessons in what is unwise, which is why they sometimes ought to remain.
We do indeed advise manners and restraint when addressing each other, please, gentlemen. Now if we can truly wave farewell to this subject and continue with discussing dinosaurs toys, that would make my evening! ;D
How could I possibly forget - I just bought this nice cardboard model (again):
It's actually the second time I bought it, I built this in about 1998 or 1999 with the wrong glue and without any cardboard modelling experience but hey, there's always a second chance at least when the kit is still available... When completed it has a wing span of approx. 1 m.
Of all places to find them! But that is excellent. I desperately wish more stores stocked anything besides Schleich. I've said it before (please forgive the repetition, but it beggars belief to me), even Hamleys and Harrods have no other major reputable manufacturer besides them. It's maddening!
Two yowies were waiting in the postbox for me when I got home: the Australian Allosaurid and the Ducabrook Rhizodont.
I never got either of them when yowies were actually on sale, so it's interesting to get them now. The allosaur is the best of the two, even if it does have four fingers and a paint application that suggests it has five toes. The pose is pretty cool (it's roaring at the sky, and it has such fluidity to its movement), and it's certainly the only orange and blue allosaur I've ever seen. The rhizodont is not quite as good. In fact I'd call it the weakest yowie of the entire line. It's all good until you get to the head end with its bug eyes and weird mouth.