Action Figure Review: Beasts of the Mesozoic Dryptosaurus
By Jason T. Smith
Creative Beast has consistently delivered top-tier dinosaur action figures for years. Starting with their Raptor series and continuing with the beloved Ceratopsian series, they’ve now wowed us again with their super awesome Tyrannosaur series. The man behind this remarkable lineup, David Silva, has maintained an unwavering commitment to realistic detail, remarkable articulation, and some of the most stunning paint jobs ever seen on action figures.
The Tyrannosaur series is a testament to Creative Beast’s dedication to excellence. It’s astonishing that we now have such a diverse range of tyrannosaur species, all super articulated, thanks to them!
I recently had the privilege of reviewing one of the latest additions to their carnivorous collection: Dryptosaurus Aquilunguis, whose name aptly translates to “eagle-clawed.” And let me tell you, this creature lives up to its name, boasting arms longer than most tyrannosaurs, ending in eagle-like talons that can easily grasp other action figures. The menacing appearance of Dryptosaurus, with its sharp claws and dagger-like teeth, leaves no doubt that it’s ready for action. Covered in feathers and sporting a dark color scheme, this figure exudes sheer ferocity, topped off with that ominous brow. It has a base, multiple interchangeable legs and feet, and a beautifully illustrated trading card. With Creative Beast, you always get your money’s worth; these carnivores are no exception.
While I own quite a few Creative Beast dinosaurs, I must admit that Dryptosaurus is hands down the most intimidating of them all. Its sinister appearance makes it a perfect addition to my collection of not only dinosaurs but also villains. This beautifully crafted figure is a must-have for any dinosaur enthusiast or anyone who appreciates a fantastic action figure!