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Friday, October 31, 2014


The Pachycephalosaurus is a medium-sized, second wave dinosaur from wave 2 of Dino-riders. The second wave dinosaurs are much rarer than those from the first wave, and usually reach high prices in auction.

The dinosaur was designed to be part of the Valorian team, and included very few pieces of armour: a harness, a seat, two cannons and some punching sticks.

The dinosaur was made with the usual quality of Tyco: its skin looked real, the paintwork is excellent, the eyes are crystal balls, and it has articulated arms and legs. It stands both in normal and attack positions, that is either with two legs and tail on the ground, or just with two legs balancing tail with head. This dinosaur could defend itself hitting other dinosaurs with its hard head, or it could fight against other from its same species the same way.

Tagg is the only Dino-Rider of black race, which is always something interesting to mention in toy collections. The figure came with a set of grey accessories from the second type.

In this diorama I prepared last winter, we can see the Pachycephalosaurus fighting against the Monoclonius. The position of the seat in the diorama pictures is not as I expected, you can see how the seat balances according to the position of the dinosaur in the next pictures.

And that’s all by now. Another dinosaur from wave 2 in my collection… little by little, the collection comes to an end.

As a bonus, I put here two pics of the German instructions to this toy.

  • Toy Line: Dino-Riders (Wave 2)
  • Year: 1989
  • Company: Tyco (U.S.A.)
  • Scale of the dinosaur: 1:24
  • Size of the figures: 2½’’ or 6,5 cm

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