Creative Beast Studio have launched a new Kickstarter to add another class of beast to their line up of realistic Dinosaur action figures. This go around sees the T-Rex get some love with Beasts of the Mesozoic: Tyrannosaur Series Action Figures.
The goal is to hit $185,000 for production to begin. As of this posting, they already have $111,000 and change, so funding seems like a lock. There are tons of stretch goals available including a juvenile T-Rex and several other dinos, with teases for even more.
Of note – there is a stretch goal which will feature a 27 inch T-Rex in colors inspired by the Dino-Riders. An art print by original Dino-Riders artist Ezra Tucker will also be available if goals are met.
And one last tidbit – at the end of the Kickstarter – there is mention and a tease about the next phase of toys from Creative Beast Studio – CYBERZOIC.
Read on for the official press release, and hit the Kickstarter page here! The project will be live until October 22, 2021.
Creative Beast Studio Launches New Tyrannosaur Line of Collectible Dinosaur Action Figures With Kickstarter Campaign
The Third “Beasts of the Mesozoic” Series Features Scientifically Accurate Representations of Prehistoric Wildlife Including Tyrannosaurus rex
HACKENSACK, NJ, September 22, 2021 – Creative Beast Studio today launched a Kickstarter campaign to support the creation of its new line of Tyrannosaur-themed scientifically-accurate dinosaur action figures. As part of the studio’s “Beasts of the Mesozoic” brand, the Tyrannosaurs represent the third series following the Raptors and Ceratopsians. It includes fan favorites Tyrannosaurus rex, Yutyrannus huali, Gorgosaurus libratus, Tarbosaurus bataar, and Albertosaurus sarcophagus. This is the first time some of these dinosaur species will be available as action figures. Fans may participate in the Tyrannosaur Kickstarter campaign here.
The initial $185,000 Kickstarter goal comprises four Tyrannosaurus rex figures and two Kickstarter exclusive prints, which are listed in detail below. A set of Tyrannosaur art postcards are also included as part of the initial Kickstarter offerings. If the initial Kickstarter goal is met, a juvenile T. rex along with an additional 17 species could be unlocked as stretch goals.
- 14-inch 1/35th scale T. rex action figure
- 14-inch 1/35th scale special edition T. rex action figure variant featuring colors inspired by the 1999 nature documentary Walking With Dinosaurs (Kickstarter backer exclusive)
- 27-inch 1/18th scale T. rex action figure
- 27-inch 1/18th scale special edition T. rex action figure variant that pays homage to the 1980s toy line Dino Riders (Kickstarter backer exclusive)
- Limited edition art print based on the T. rex in Dino Riders and signed by the artist, Ezra Tucker (Kickstarter exclusive)
- Limited edition art print based on the T. rex in Walking With Dinosaurs and signed by the artist, Raul Ramos (Kickstarter exclusive)
As with the exclusive Monoclonius figure from the Ceratopsians Kickstarter, the Dino Riders-inspired T. rex again features brand new box art by wildlife artist, Ezra Tucker, one of the original package artists for the ‘80s toyline. The figure is especially unique because this “Tyrant Lizard King” dons the striking green and beige coloration seen in the cartoon as well as on the box art for the vintage toy. The final Dino Riders toy release was actually a grey version of that design, so this new special edition offering from Creative Beast Studio will be the first time Dino Riders fans can own a T. rex action figure that is painted in the originally intended colors seen on the Dino Riders toy prototype and the television show.
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.”
About David Silva
David Silva has been sculpting and designing in the toy industry for companies including McFarlane Toys, Hasbro, and NECA (National Entertainment Collectibles Association) since 2003. He specializes in creature-related action figures, with past and current work devoted to toy lines such as Spawn, McFarlane’s Dragons, Star Wars, Jurassic Park, Predator, Aliens, Terminator, Pacific Rim, and Godzilla. He launched Creative Beast Studio in 2009 to focus on dinosaur model kits, a passion since childhood. David received the Spectrum 22 Silver Dimensional award for his piece “Dragon vs. Raptors” in 2015.
About Creative Beast Studio
Founded in 2009 by toy industry veteran David Silva, Creative Beast Studio is home to the “Beasts of the Mesozoic” dinosaur action figure line, model kits, and more. 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. Today, Creative Beast Studio focuses on its “Beasts of the Mesozoic” dinosaur action figures, while also creating highly detailed collectible resin model kits that depict prehistoric animals and fantasy characters including dragons. The Tyrannosaur series follows the studio’s Raptor and Ceratopsian series. In the future, Mr. Silva plans to release more dinosaur action figures under the “Beasts of the Mesozoic” brand, as well as other natural history-inspired content such as modern-day animals and dragons. @creativebeaststudio