Line up, all you Jurassic lovers, because Toynk has something new in store for you! Fully licensed by the Smithsonian Institute comes The Nation’s T. Rex, a 1:10 scale skull of the towering predator. The Nation’s T. Rex will be available in September and you can pre-order it now. The price is $64.99 and would be an incredible addition to anyone’s collection! Check out the details and pictures below:
-Fully licensed by the Smithsonian Institute
-Produced from digital 3D Scans of the actual USNM 555000 skull fossil
-Includes a custom display stand and plaque
-Cast in heavyweight polystone resin
-Each skull is hand painted
Specimen USNM 555000, also known as “the Nation’s T. Rex”, was discovered on federal land in 1988 by Montana rancher Kathy Wankel. A team of paleontologists from the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman, Mont., led by paleontologist Jack Horner, excavated the fossil from 1989 to 1990. It was then transferred to the Museum of the Rockies by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for preparation and eventual housing at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, where it resides today. It is one of the largest and most complete T. Rex specimens ever discovered, with 80–85 percent of the skeleton recovered.
In partnership with the Smithsonian Institute, Master Replicas Group has created an extremely accurate replica of the USNM 555000 skull fossil through the use of advanced 3D scanning technology. This process enabled MRG to capture all of the detail of the original specimen and present it to collectors, dinosaur enthusiasts, and educators in the form of this amazing 1/10th scale replica.
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