Wild Safari and Wilds Things Dinosaur series.
Wild Safari was brought out about the same time that Battat and the Jurassic Park figures started showing up. This is a series of more affordable figures. They were originally all brightly painted and they are not to a standard scale but reflect a relative scale. Figures have been revised and others given new paint jobs. The Wild Things Line of baby dinosaurs are often marketed in conjunction with the Wild Safari figures. They originally matched the adult figures coloring and had a resemblance to the animated dinosaurs in the Little Foot series of videos. It is easy to compare these figures to JP baby dinosaurs released with their action figures. In addition to the regular figures the Allosaurus, Triceratops and Utahraptor were sold in paint your own dinosaur kits. Safari appears to be making a effort to differentiate the Wild Safari line from the the Carnegie line. Recent releases seem to avoid duplicating any of the Carnegie line.
Dino Boyz Taliesin and Sam getting Wild. 2011 is a good year we have 7 new Wild Safari figures. I think this is a record for Wild Safari. There seems to be trend for the Wild Safari to differentiate itself from the Carnegie Safari by pick different figures to model.
This page has been updated to a new Wild Safari series of pages.
|These figures featured on the Morrison Diorama page||Repainted and retired||2008||repaint||2012|
|1996 original||These figures featured on the Morrison Diorama page||2010||2007|
These figures featured on the Morrison Diorama page
also featured in the English Weldon diorama
1996 Retired Featured in the North African Dinosaurs diorama
|2010||2012||1996 Retired These figures featured on the Morrison Diorama page||2009||2012|
|2013||2013||2007 This is a giant placoderm from the Devonian.|
|2013||2011||Released 2004 retired See DinosaurPark diorama.||2011||2011 gorganopsid from the Late Permian||2013||2013|
|Released 2004 retired||baby||2011 boar croc||2010||2010|
Released 2004 retired. These figures featured in the Hell Creek diorama page.
These figures featured in the Hell Creek diorama page.
|1996 Retired these figures featured in the Hell Creek diorama page.||This figure featured in the Campanian diorama. These figures featured in the Hell Creek diorama page.||2009||2010||baby||2001 Featured in the North African Dinosaurs diorama|
|1996 These figures featured on the Morrison Diorama page. This figure comes in several minor paint variations.||Repainted and retired.||2008||baby||repaint|
|1996||These figures featured in the Hell Creek diorama page.||2008||baby||These figures featured in the Hell Creek diorama page.|
|1996 These figures featured in the Hell Creek diorama page.||2007||These figures featured in the Hell Creek diorama page||
|Pteranodon sternbergi||Pteranodon baby|
See this ancient reptile flying here. The wings on this figure are bendable. So they can be posed in a variety of wing postures.
|1996 retired These figures featured in the Early Cretaceous diorama page.||1997||2012||2008|
For 2005 Safari release a Mammoth with calf, Smilodon, and cub and Sloth. In effect the same mammal figures done by Marx. In 2006 Ambelodon, Arsinotherium, Andrewsarchus and Doedicurus.
Smilodon cub 2005
Megatherium (Giant Sloth) 2005
Wooly Mammoth 2005
Wooly Mammoth Calf 2005
"The Great Dinosaurs"
For 2003 Safari released their first hollow Vinyl figures originally done by the same designers as the Wild Safari and retained the look.. The "Great Dinosaurs" the series is the biggest from Safari at around 17 inches. Great Dinosaurs are manufactured by Galaxy Toys and distributed by Safari LTD, the parent company for Carnegie Safari and Wild Safari. There are six figures: Tyrannosaurus, Triceratops, Velociraptor, Pteranodon, Apatosaurus and Stegosaurus. The series is a major change, as all the figures are done in hollow vinyl. Since the designers are the same as the artists who are involved in Wild Safari, the similarity is not surprising. These are big figures, the largest about 15 inches long. The Apatosaurus is on all fours but in the style of the Wild Safari figures. The Green Raptor is feathered and bears a strong family resemblance to the Tiger Stripped Raptor from the Dinos of China line. The figures are lightweight and attractively priced. Great Dinosaurs is a good choice for a preschool sand box or for a custom project. These are among the best vinyl toy figures I have seen. Only the much more expensive Kaiyodo figures are better. When I do a custom buildup, I don’t want to risk an expensive collectable like my Kaiyodo figures. The Raptor is just begging for a paint job to bring out the great detailing, especially the feathers for arms. This should broaden Safari’s customer base and set a new standard for toy vinyl figures. In 2005 the colors changed. In 2006 added Spinosaurus and Therizinosaurus. The original figures have been released in new colors.
See the Jurassic North America Diorama
See the Jurassic North America Diorama
return to the Safari pageClick on the Site A icon to the right for Dioramas organized by period or by manufacturer.