^^^ Yeah, I had to insert one of the Spinosaurus (I have only one), plus, I added a little distortion to the water; as for the second one I didn't want to actually submerge my Hemicyclaspis, so I had to come up with an underwater effect and some motion blurriness
^^^ First question, it's supposed to be a generic temnospondyl (and I really don't know which company produced it) because I don't know which one exactly (if any at all) could have been prey of the Batrachotomus, although I remember reading somewhere that it used to eat amphibians, hence the name. I possess no Panosh
Second question, nope, not yet. I want them both, but I have given priority to the dinosaurs that are long out of production and my money supply is very limited
1A) You piqued my curiosity, so I had to go look, and found this:
"The Lower Keuper yielded the famous original finds of Mastodonsaurus, the largest amphibian of earth history, already in the 1820s. After a long period of quiescence, road works near the town of Kupferzell, east of Heilbronn, produced a rich Fossillagerstaette in spring, 1977. A vast excavation run by Rupert Wild gave a total of 30.000 bones and partial skeletons of temnospondyls and archosaurs. After meticulous preparation, the exceptional material was published in a series of descriptions (Wild 1981; Schoch 1997, 1999, 2000a,b, 2002a-c, 2006a-b, 2008; Moser & Schoch 2007; Witzmann, Schoch & Maisch 2008; Damiani, Schoch et al. in press; Hellrung 2003; Gower 2000, 2002; Gower and Schoch in press), and further work on the reptile faunas is yet to be completed.
Ever since Kupferzell, the Lower Keuper has attracted collectors and scientists alike and further excavations were carried out at Michelbach, Wolpertshausen, and Vellberg by the Stuttgart Museum and the Muschelkalkmuseum Ingelfingen. Altogether, this research gave a range of new amphibians (Trematolestes, Callistomordax, Kupferzellia, Bystrowiella) and, still more unexpected, a series of terrestrial reptiles (the rauisuchian Batrachotomus, undescribed choristoderes, aetosaur-like archosaurs, and a Euparkeria-like archosauriform)"
I am guessing it wouldn't be Mastodonsaurus! Now I want to know where I can get one like yours! I like my weird figures when they represent taxa I don't have.
1B) Like I said, DinoObcessed might be able to help you out--the colours are usually a little outrageous, but they are very well done for strange little figures.
2) Well, the good news is that Carnegie tends to keep things around for a while. But if you favour the Schleich, keep in mind that their new Replicasaurus policy is (apparently) going to be the retiring/replacement of three figures every year, with a total of 12 at any one time. Since their Saltasaurus came out in 2006, I would expect it to get the axe within two years. The Carnegie should be around far longer.
3) Okay, I thought it would be, I just couldn't remember mine looking like that (I traded that set off years ago).
Now I want to know where I can get one like yours! I like my weird figures when they represent taxa I don't have.
As for the Lagerstätte, I hadn't been able to find so much informartion, thanks!
As for the 'temnospondyl', my father gave it to me when I was a kid, but the store where he got it went bankrupt years ago. I haven't seen another one since then. Could it be Aurora? I'm pretty sure Randy Knoll featured one on one of his dios, but I could be mistaken