Here is my Carnegie
collection (still growing of course).
All the figures up to the pachycephalosaurus were purchased in the late 80s/early 90s in Germany. Back then, these were distributed by Schleich
. And honestly, some of these are still way better than some of the current Schleich figures Allosaurs
with two different paint jobs. The grey one was the original one. I like it better thank the gree/black one. Dimetrodon
nest and deinonychus
pack. Two based figures. The leader of the pack lost an arm in battle Stegosaurus
and baby apatosaurus
Original grey apatosaurus
The glorious original diplodocus
My all-time favorite, brachiosaurus
The epic retro-style spinosaurus
(love the colors) and parasaurolophus
I like that the Pachycephalosaurus
is based (and not a tripod figure). Cool corythosaurus
figure (though too shiny and glossy)
is imo one of the best Carnegie's. And so is the beipiasaurus
(despite the tripod trick)
. In both cases, i dislike the fact that they are tripod-figures.
Glorious revamp of the diplodocus
. Can't say much about these two, I love them.
is a stunning figure. The oviraptor
is great too but that's yet another tripod figure.
I love the Carnegie collection. I regret that they stopped sticking to the 1:40 scale. I loved that all animals were originally in the same scale. My biggest concern is the tripod aspect of bipedal figures. It is so annoying. Papo, Bullyland and collectA have a bunch of bipedal figures that stand well (of, some of the CollectA's are shaky) and now some bipedal figures are being released under the Safari brand and stand fine. I really hope that new releases of the Carnegie collection will get that issue under control. To me it's really the only downside of this collection (ok, that and -please don't hit me- the T-rexes. I don't like them...).