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* CrackIsCheaper: Many of the figures aren't actually that expensive if you consider their size and level of detail (compare them to Transformers from the same era, or large ''WesternAnimation/GIJoe'' sets), but the ''Brontosaurus'' will set you back $400-500 easily (and if you're unlucky enough to buy it piecemeal, you'll be spending even ''more'' on all the little bits and add-ons). And he's not even the worst one -- the three Series III Dinosaurs are the ''Chasmosaurus'', ''Pachyrhinosaurus'' and ''Quetzalcoatlus'' (leopard-printed Rulon version). Even the tiny ''Chasmosaurus'' will set you back a fortune, to say nothing of the ultra-rare ''Pachyrhinosaurus''.
** The Dinos themselves often aren't even the expensive bits -- they can be found commonly-enough, and not for much (often, the ''Tyrannosaurus'' sells for around $30-40 on eBay). It's the ''armor'' that'll kill you. Dozens of pieces for the larger sets, numerous gun tips, various guns, plus the smaller figures that come with them. A complete set of armor will cost much more than the base Dinosaur, and many people will sell ''just'' the Brain Boxes for large fees.

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* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: Only several episodes of the show saw home release in the US on VHS tapes, and some of them go for pretty high prices. A few international DVD releases exist as well, some with episodes not on the original VHS issues, but they can also cost a bit.

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** Some of the genera that are on the Rulons' side in the toy lines (''Triceratops'', ''Monoclonius'', and ''Pteranodon'') are seen fighting for the Dino-Riders as well in the show.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: There have been plans to add ''Parasaurolophus'' and ''Iguanodon''.


** The action figures also look different from their animated counterpart -- the human toys are rather small, which obscures detail. Few are given the bright colors of the Mini-Pack figures (some Rulons come in bright pink or gold outfits).

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** The action figures also look different from their animated counterpart -- the human toys are rather small, which obscures detail. Few are given the bright colors of the Mini-Pack figures (some Rulons come in bright pink or gold outfits).outfits).
* TheWikiRule: [[http://dinoriders.wikia.com/wiki/Dino_Riders_Wiki The Dino-Riders Wiki]].


* TheMovie: According to TheOtherWiki, a live-action movie adaptation is in the works.

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* TheMovie: According to TheOtherWiki, Wiki/TheOtherWiki, a live-action movie adaptation is in the works.


* AccidentallyAccurate: ''Pterodactylus'' is portrayed with a crest, before studies in 2004 confirmed this. (although, when the ''Quetzalcoatlus'' toy was re-marketed as ''Pterodactylus'' by the Smithsonian, the crest was removed.)

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* AccidentallyAccurate: AccidentallyCorrectWriting: ''Pterodactylus'' is portrayed with a crest, before studies in 2004 confirmed this. this (although, when the ''Quetzalcoatlus'' toy was re-marketed as ''Pterodactylus'' by the Smithsonian, the crest was removed.)removed).


* HeyItsThatVoice: Creator/FrankWelker voiced the BigBad, Krulos, like [[InspectorGadget Dr Claw]] and Rasp, his [[TheStarscream Starscream]], in a voice which was uncannily like [[WesternAnimation/TheTransformers the actual Starscream]], causing much confusion as to whether or not it was actually Chris Latta doing the voice.
** Also, Creator/PeterCullen provides the voices of several characters including Antor and most notably Gunner, since the latter has the same voice as [[{{Transformers}} Ironhide]].

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* CrackIsCheaper: Many of the figures aren't actually that expensive if you consider their size and level of detail (compare them to Transformers from the same era, or large ''WesternAnimation/GIJoe'' sets), but the ''Brontosaurus'' will set you back $400-500 easily (and if you're unlucky enough to buy it piecemeal, you'll be spending even ''more'' on all the little bits and add-ons). And he's not even the worst one -- the three Series III Dinosaurs are the ''Chasmosaurus'', ''Pachyrhinosaurus'' and ''Quetzalcoatlus'' (leopard-printed Rulon version). Even the tiny ''Chasmosaurus'' will set you back a fortune, to say nothing of the ultra-rare ''Pachyrhinosaurus''.
** The Dinos themselves often aren't even the expensive bits -- they can be found commonly-enough, and not for much (often, the ''Tyrannosaurus'' sells for around $30-40 on eBay). It's the ''armor'' that'll kill you. Dozens of pieces for the larger sets, numerous gun tips, various guns, plus the smaller figures that come with them. A complete set of armor will cost much more than the base Dinosaur, and many people will sell ''just'' the Brain Boxes for large fees.


* TheMerch: Despite the show's {{Artistic License|Paleontology}}, at the time they were released, the toys for the franchise were considered some of the best, most realistic depictions of dinosaurs available ''anywhere''. [[ScienceMarchesOn Not so much these days...]] They were fully articulated, unlike most dinosaur toys, so that was cool. The distinctive-looking ''T. rex'' figure appears to have gained another life as the inspiration for Rex in ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory''!



** The action figures also look different from their animated counterpart -- the human toys are rather small, which obscures detail. Few are given the bright colors of the Mini-Pack figures (some Rulons come in bright pink or gold outfits).

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** The action figures also look different from their animated counterpart -- the human toys are rather small, which obscures detail. Few are given the bright colors of the Mini-Pack figures (some Rulons come in bright pink or gold outfits).


* ShowAccuracyToyAccuracy: The dinosaur toys have different colors schemes than their cartoon counterparts. The warfare equipment isn't 100% accurate, with the Brontosaurus sporting a completely different hardware from the show. The action figures too look different from their animated counterparts.

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* ShowAccuracyToyAccuracy: Numerous differences are found:
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The dinosaur toys have are usually a different colors schemes color scheme than their cartoon counterparts. the cartoon's -- of particular note is the bright yellow and green ''Tyrannosaurus'', rendered gray/green in the toyline. Most Ceratopsians are plain brown in the cartoon, but vary in the toyline (with ''Monoclonius'' and ''Triceratops'' being blue/green).
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The warfare weapons and equipment isn't aren't 100% accurate, with the Brontosaurus ''Brontosaurus'' sporting a completely different hardware from the show. show.
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The action figures too also look different from their animated counterparts.counterpart -- the human toys are rather small, which obscures detail. Few are given the bright colors of the Mini-Pack figures (some Rulons come in bright pink or gold outfits).


* AccidentallyAccurate: ''Pterodactylus'' is portrayed with a crest, before studies in 2004 confirmed this.

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* AccidentallyAccurate: ''Pterodactylus'' is portrayed with a crest, before studies in 2004 confirmed this. (although, when the ''Quetzalcoatlus'' toy was re-marketed as ''Pterodactylus'' by the Smithsonian, the crest was removed.)


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* TheMovie: According to TheOtherWiki, a live-action movie adaptation is in the works.


* ShowAccuracyToyAccuracy: The dinosaur toys have different colors schemes than their cartoon counterparts. The warfare equipment wasn't 100% accurate, with the Brontosaurus sporting a completely different hardware from the show. The action figures too look different from their animated counterparts.

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* ShowAccuracyToyAccuracy: The dinosaur toys have different colors schemes than their cartoon counterparts. The warfare equipment wasn't isn't 100% accurate, with the Brontosaurus sporting a completely different hardware from the show. The action figures too look different from their animated counterparts.


* ShowAccuracyToyAccuracy: The dinosaur toys have different colors schemes than their cartoon counterparts. The action figures also look different.

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* ShowAccuracyToyAccuracy: The dinosaur toys have different colors schemes than their cartoon counterparts. The warfare equipment wasn't 100% accurate, with the Brontosaurus sporting a completely different hardware from the show. The action figures also too look different.different from their animated counterparts.

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* ShowAccuracyToyAccuracy: The dinosaur toys have different colors schemes than their cartoon counterparts. The action figures also look different.

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