History EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs / Toys

9th Jul '16 2:23:18 PM nombretomado
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** ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'' very nearly averted this trope. Rumors say they originally intended to introduce cybernetic dinosaurs, but that set line got canceled. However the dinosaurs themselves eventually ended up in official canon, and WordOfGod says that a released model (Skirmix, a [[HorseOfADifferentColor rock steed]]) was actually a close relative to these cyber-dinos.

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** ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'' ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' very nearly averted this trope. Rumors say they originally intended to introduce cybernetic dinosaurs, but that set line got canceled. However the dinosaurs themselves eventually ended up in official canon, and WordOfGod says that a released model (Skirmix, a [[HorseOfADifferentColor rock steed]]) was actually a close relative to these cyber-dinos.
3rd Aug '15 12:54:54 AM MechWarrior
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* As mentioned, quite a few ''{{Transformers}}'' have dinosaur altmodes. The Dinobots were some of the fans' favorites, and of course Grimlock became a classic nearly on par with Optimus Prime and Megatron.

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* As mentioned, quite a few ''{{Transformers}}'' ''{{Franchise/Transformers}}'' have dinosaur altmodes. The Dinobots were some of the fans' favorites, and of course Grimlock became a classic nearly on par with Optimus Prime and Megatron.



** In the video game ''TransformersWarForCybertron'', Trypticon still has his Tyrannosaurus body design despite the game being set at the beginning of The Great War, millions of years before the Transformers knew about Earth and dinosaurs. Truly the awesomeness of dinosaurs transcends space and time.

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** In the video game ''TransformersWarForCybertron'', ''VideoGame/TransformersWarForCybertron'', Trypticon still has his Tyrannosaurus body design despite the game being set at the beginning of The Great War, millions of years before the Transformers knew about Earth and dinosaurs. Truly the awesomeness of dinosaurs transcends space and time.
6th Oct '14 4:49:04 PM PeabodySam
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* {{LEGO}}'s ''Adventurers'' line couldn't pass up the chance to include a sub-line that brought its characters to a LostWorld, where they had to stop the bad guys from capturing a prehistoric AnachronismStew. The dinosaur figures were [[StockDinosaurs the standard]] ''TyrannosaurusRex'', ''Triceratops'' and ''Stegosaurus''. Many sets came with a "''Pteranodon''" figure as well, though that particular type of pterosaur may have actually been ''[[ScienceMarchesOn Geosternbergia]]''.

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* {{LEGO}}'s ''Adventurers'' Franchise/{{LEGO}}'s ''[[Toys/LEGOAdventurers Adventurers]]'' line couldn't pass up the chance to include a sub-line that brought its characters to a LostWorld, where they had to stop the bad guys from capturing a prehistoric AnachronismStew. The dinosaur figures were [[StockDinosaurs the standard]] ''TyrannosaurusRex'', ''Triceratops'' and ''Stegosaurus''. Many sets came with a "''Pteranodon''" figure as well, though that particular type of pterosaur may have actually been ''[[ScienceMarchesOn Geosternbergia]]''.



** The later action-oriented [[LEGODinoAttack ''Dino 2010''/''Dino Attack'']] lines. Had mutated prehistoric critters that bore a very faint resemblance to their real-life counterparts, and although both lines were essentially the same, there were slight differences between the European and US releases: in the European ''Dino 2010'', the protagonists merely wanted to contain the beasts; while their US counterparts came equipped with guns instead of capturing equipment.
** ''{{Bionicle}}'' very nearly averted this trope. Rumors say they originally intended to introduce cybernetic dinosaurs, but that set line got canceled. However the dinosaurs themselves eventually ended up in official canon, and WordOfGod says that a released model (Skirmix, a [[HorseOfADifferentColor rock steed]]) was actually a close relative to these cyber-dinos.

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** The later action-oriented [[LEGODinoAttack ''Dino 2010''/''Dino Attack'']] ''[[Toys/LEGODinoAttack Dino 2010/Dino Attack]]'' lines. Had mutated prehistoric critters that bore a very faint resemblance to their real-life counterparts, and although both lines were essentially the same, there were slight differences between the European and US releases: in the European ''Dino 2010'', the protagonists merely wanted to contain the beasts; while their US counterparts came equipped with guns instead of capturing equipment.
** ''{{Bionicle}}'' ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'' very nearly averted this trope. Rumors say they originally intended to introduce cybernetic dinosaurs, but that set line got canceled. However the dinosaurs themselves eventually ended up in official canon, and WordOfGod says that a released model (Skirmix, a [[HorseOfADifferentColor rock steed]]) was actually a close relative to these cyber-dinos.



** Then, there's LEGO's new venture into prehistoric themes: ''Dino'', which features a similar approach as the above described ''Adventurers'' line: people packing serious gear going after dinosaurs. The dino figures themselves are without doubt the best LEGO has ever made, though unfortunately, these are ''still'' ''Franchise/JurassicPark''-inspired, '80s or '90s-styled reptilian beasts.

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** Then, there's LEGO's new latest venture into prehistoric themes: ''Dino'', ''[[Toys/LEGODino Dino]]'', which features a similar approach as the above described ''Adventurers'' line: people packing serious gear going after dinosaurs. The dino figures themselves are without doubt the best LEGO has ever made, though unfortunately, these are ''still'' ''Franchise/JurassicPark''-inspired, '80s or '90s-styled reptilian beasts.
21st Jul '14 12:49:01 AM Scrounge
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** The [[WesternAnimation/TransformersRescueBots Rescue Bots]] toyline has introduced "Roar and Rescue" figures of the main characters that transform into dinosaurs. Rumor has it these will be featured in the third season of the show.
13th Jun '14 1:54:54 AM SeptimusHeap
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** Released around the same time was a line of easily buildable and reconfigurable dinosaur sets, simply titled ''Dinosaurs''. Each model could be rebuilt into various other prehistoric animals with their spare parts, though these "extra models" were often [[SomewhereAPalaeontologistIsCrying too inaccurate for comfort]].

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** Released around the same time was a line of easily buildable and reconfigurable dinosaur sets, simply titled ''Dinosaurs''. Each model could be rebuilt into various other prehistoric animals with their spare parts, though these "extra models" were often [[SomewhereAPalaeontologistIsCrying [[ArtisticLicensePaleontology too inaccurate for comfort]].
10th Apr '14 5:02:07 PM Durvin
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** In the early series (when they didn't bother making too much sense), Grimlock once mentioned that any Transformer with a dinosaur altmode--Dinobots, Trypticon, and even Sky Lynx, who turns into some kind of dragon--emits "dinosaur transform static" because of their "dinosaur electrons", which those with the right equipment can track.
18th Dec '12 10:38:50 PM shunk
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*** This is an in-universe example: Shockwave turned Grimlock and his team into the Dinobots because he thought they would be incredibly powerful warriors. Basically, Shockwave thought dinosaurs were cool, and so decided to make robot dinosaurs.

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*** This is an in-universe example: Shockwave turned Grimlock and his team into the Dinobots because he thought they would be incredibly powerful warriors.he could make the ultimate warriors combining their already formidable combat capabilities with aspects of the large organic creatures he had come across when studying Earth for viable sources of energy. Basically, Shockwave thought dinosaurs were cool, and so decided to make robot dinosaurs.
18th Dec '12 10:36:33 PM shunk
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** The entire reason they exist in the first place in Generation 1 was because Optimus thought robot dinosaurs might be useful.
16th Dec '12 5:46:39 PM Vrahno
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** Then, there's LEGO's new venture into prehistoric themes: ''Dino'', which features a similar approach as the above described ''Adventurers'' line: people packing serious gear going after dinosaurs. The dino figures themselves are without doubt the best LEGO has ever made, though unfortunately, these are ''still'' ''Francise/JurassicPark''-inspired, '80s or '90s-styled reptilian beasts.

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** Then, there's LEGO's new venture into prehistoric themes: ''Dino'', which features a similar approach as the above described ''Adventurers'' line: people packing serious gear going after dinosaurs. The dino figures themselves are without doubt the best LEGO has ever made, though unfortunately, these are ''still'' ''Francise/JurassicPark''-inspired, ''Franchise/JurassicPark''-inspired, '80s or '90s-styled reptilian beasts.
3rd Dec '12 10:33:56 AM shunk
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*** This is an in-universe example: Shockwave turned Grimlock and his team into the Dinobots because he thought they would be incredibly powerful warriors. Basically, Shockwave thought dinosaurs were cool, and so decided to make robot dinosaurs.
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