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Beasts of the Mesozoic: Raptor Series Action Figures

A project in Hackensack, NJ by David Silva

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Beasts of the Mesozoic is a line of 1/6th scale scientifically accurate dinosaur action figures, with great detail and articulation.
Backers: 2661
Average Pledge Per Backer: $132

Funded: $351,754 of $125,000
Dates: Apr 27th -> May 27th (30 days)
Project By: David Silva
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Latest News

These Scientifically Accurate Dinosaur Figures Are the Coolest Things That Move in Herds

March 13th - via:
Two years ago, I wrote about a line of dinosaur action figures (Read More)

Linheraptor package art update!

May 27th - via:
As we round the last turn, I wanted to post a look at the final package art for the Linheraptor exquisitus! 'Linheraptor package art by Jonathan Kuo'   'Linheraptor package layout'   'Linheraptor collectable card'   'Linheraptor action figure... (Read More)

Balaur bondoc assembled sculpt images and first look at the Raptor Nestling Stretch Goal sets

May 26th - via:
Almost at the 24hour mark and heading towards unlocking another stretch goal! Time to start making your final selections. Baluar bondoc assembly photosNow early on in the campaign I had said I would show you all the finished prototypes for both... (Read More)

Pyroraptor package art plus final post card and stretch goal details!

May 25th - via:
A lot to update today as we go into the final stretch now. Pyroraptor artFirst, here is the package art and layout for the Pyroraptor olympius action figure, painted by Jonathan Kuo! 'Pyroraptor package art by Jonathan Kuo' 'Pyroraptor package... (Read More)

Fan's Choice Dromaeosaurus (kestrel version) package art revealed- Introducing artist Sara Richard!

May 24th - via:
Today I'm very excited to present you all not only with the first look at the Fan's Choice raptor packaging, but also to introduce you to our latest artist contributor, Sara Richard! Sara began her career as a sculptor for Hasbro and worked on... (Read More)

Beasts of the Mesozoic 2017 Calendar now available as an add-on item

May 23rd - via:
I know a lot of you have been requesting larger prints of Joanthan Kuo's package art and I hope that you all will be pleased with this solution. I have been wanting to do a calendar of these raptors since I began receiving Jonathan's art last year.... (Read More)

Zhenyuanlong package art and layout revealed plus Mark Schultz's new Kickstarter campaign!

May 22nd - via:
New Zhenyuanlong Package ArtToday we take a look at Jonathan Kuo's beautiful package art for the Zhenyaunlong action figure- check it out! 'Zhenyuanlong package art by Jonathan Kuo' 'Zhenyuanlong package layout' 'Zhenyuanlong collectable card'... (Read More)

Saurornitholestes sullivani- Finished Prototype Photos!

May 21st - via:
Alright everyone, here's a look at the latest completed raptor prototype, stretch goal #1, Saurornitholestes sullivani! Once again, big thanks to my no.1 painter guy Matt Holt for doing another excellent job. Check out the photos! it's starting to... (Read More)

Accessory Pack stretch goal designs finished- a clear look at everything included!

May 21st - via:
I meant to post this yesterday, but I wanted to be thorough about the designs and how the parts would all work out between the packs. I appreciate the interest you all have shown for these lately and I'm confident that these final designs won't... (Read More)

Fan Voted Raptor results are in, plus new stretch goal details!

May 20th - via:
Thank you all for your votes! They have been tallied and we have what I would call, a surprising turn of events- your Fan's Choice Raptor winner is- Dromaeosaurus albertensis in the American Kestrel colors!! It was a really close call between... (Read More)

Saurornitholestes paint preview and new stretch goal packs announced!

May 19th - via:
We're down to the last week now- man this has gone by so fast! Today I wanted to show you a preview of the painted Saurornitholestes prototype. Full unveiling on Saturday, but I thought you all might enjoy a sneak peek at what's ahead. My right-hand... (Read More)

Balaur sculpt update, Raptor Fan Vote, and new add-ons announced

May 18th - via:
A lot of things to get today so let's dive in! First we have a look at the sculpting progress on the Balaur bondoc figure- here are the in-progress head and wings for now:  I plan to wrap this up Saturday and have a painted version a few days... (Read More)

Stretch goal #5 Acheroraptor temertyorum- packaging and art revealed!

May 17th - via:
I'm very happy to reveal to package layout and art for the fifth stretch goal raptor-Acheroraptor temertyorum! 'Archeroraptor action figure concept art' 'Archeroraptor package art by Jonathan Kuo' 'Acheroraptor package layout' 'Archeroraptor... (Read More)

Hi-Res raptor pics now on and Beasts of the Mesozoic in the media!

May 16th - via:
Hope you all had a great weekend! Man you guys have been busy- all eight of the stretch goal raptors are unlocked already! I know this update comes unusually late, but I wanted to take some time yesterday to update my website with some hi-res photos... (Read More)

Kickstarter Alert: Beasts of the Mesozoic Gives You the Feathered Dino Toys You Crave

May 16th - via:
Created by master sculptor David Silvas, the Beasts of the Mesozoic Kickstarter is here to give you the feathery dinosaur toys of your dreams. (Read More)

Stretch Goal #1- Saurornitholestes resin prototype photos

May 14th - via:
Here's the first look at the unpainted Saurornitholestes resin prototype!  So there you have it- brand new raptor to add to the 'pack'!  I plan to have the finished painted Saurornitholestes to show you all by the end of next week. Almost to... (Read More)

Stretch goal raptor update and FAQ section added

May 13th - via:
I'm so happy to see you guys blowing right through the stretch goals- they're being unlocked much faster than I could have imagined! So while I don't expect to have the next package art illustration until early next week, I have updated all of the... (Read More)

Stretch goal #4 reveal- Dromaeosaurus albertensis!

May 12th - via:
Now that these stretch goals are being unlocked at such a fast rate, it'll be tough to keep pace with the reveals. But I will try! For now, here's a look at stretch goal #4- Dromaeosaurus albertensis! 'Dromaeosaurus action figure concept art'... (Read More)

Stretch goal raptors revealed!! Kind of...

May 11th - via:
You guys are really hitting those stretch goals faster than I'd expected! I'll be unveiling the fourth stretch goal raptor- Dromaeosaurus- tomorrow. But for now, I have added teasers of the remaining stretch goal raptors to the cmapaign page and... (Read More)

Stretch Goal #1 UNLOCKED- Saurornitholestes sullivani is a go! And sculpt update..

May 10th - via:
Yesterday we met the main funding goal in amazing time! And now we've already unlocked the first stretch goal- Saurornitholestes sullivani. Each stretch goal will be an add-on to your existing pledge same as the Velcoiraptor o. exclusive figure. The... (Read More)

How to add 'add-ons' to your existing pledge level and... WE'RE FUNDED!!!

May 9th - via:
I've noticed that since I've posted the Kickstarter Exclusive raptor there has been a bit of confusion about how to pledge for add-ons. My apologies for not elaborating on this sooner, I know a lot of you are new to Kickstarter and I would like to... (Read More)

Stretch goal #3 revealed- Adasaurus!

May 9th - via:
We're getting SOOO close now to that $125,000 funding goal! I can't thank you all enough for the tremendous support I've received for this project. And being so close to that goal, we can now to look forward to even more stretch goals! And here is... (Read More)

Velociraptor osmolskae update- finished prototype photos!

May 8th - via:
Thank you all for the amazing response to the reveal of the Velociraptor osmolskae Kickstarter exclusive figure! Now as promised, here's a look at the painted prototype. For this one I employed the painting skills of my talented friend Matt Holt, who... (Read More)

Saurornitholestes sculpt update- tale of the tails

May 7th - via:
Just a small update today. As I finish up the parts for the Saurornitholestes figure, I thought you all would enjoy seeing a comparison of the tails I've made so far. All are a little different adding to the unique character and look of each raptor.... (Read More)

Kickstarter Exclusive Raptor Revealed- Velociraptor osmolskae!

May 6th - via:
As we approach the big $100,000 mark, I want to officially unveil the Kickstarter Exclusive raptor (some of you have already guessed it)- Velociraptor osmolskae! This figure will not be a new tier, but an add-on to your existing pledge of $35 or... (Read More)

Saurornitholestes sculpt update

May 5th - via:
Just want to update everyone on the progress of the first stretch goal raptor- Saurornitholestes. Here's an in-progress shot of how it's shaping up so far. As you can see, this on will have a very long, feathery tail among other new pieces: I plan to... (Read More)

1,000 Backers!

May 4th - via:
Over one thousand backers have now pledged for this project in less than one week! That's an outstanding response and I thank you all so much for the support you've given this campaign! I've noticed that for a lot of you, backing this project is your... (Read More)

Stretch goal #2 added- Balaur bondoc!

May 3rd - via:
Just added the second stretch goal- the much asked about Balaur bondoc! This will be available to add-on once we reach the $145,000 mark. Balaur will feature several unique parts but most notably double sickle toe claws and will have the largest... (Read More)

Saurornitholestes head sculpt progress

May 2nd - via:
Just wanted to share an in-progress look at the head sculpt for the stretch goal #1, Saurornitholestes. I'll be posting my progress on this as I go. Planning to have a finished prototype within the next few weeks!  (Read More)

New tiers added and payment method alternatives

May 1st - via:
Hope everyone had a great weekend! Based on backer suggestions, I've added a few new tiers to the campaign to give you all a bit more options so that get you what you want and to hopefully save on shipping in the process. They are as follows: Double... (Read More)

New video interview - Inside the studio with The Beasts of the Mesozoic Kickstarter

May 1st - via:
My friend Ultimate Toy Collector stopped by the studio yesterday for an interview with me and an in-depth look at the Beasts of the Mesozoic project. If you've been wanting to know more about why I'm doing this, how the prototypes are made and what... (Read More)

First Stretch Goal Unveiled- Saurornitholestes sullivani

April 30th - via:
I have just added the first stretch goal figure to the page- Saurornitholestes sullivani! This will be available to add-on once we reach the $135,000.00 mark. Keep spreading the word about this project and let's unlock some stretch goals! There's... (Read More)

Just passed the half-way mark!!

April 29th - via:
You guys are amazing- just over two and a half days and we're half way to the goal! Thank you all- let's keep it going!  (Read More)

Mark Schultz print update- 'Raptors at Dawn' is finsihed!

April 29th - via:
Here it is everyone, the finished exclusive art print by Mark Schultz- 'Raptors at Dawn!'  How epic is that?! These prints are limited so don't miss out!  (Read More)

Over $50,000 already!

April 29th - via:
You guys are great- thank you all so much for all of the pledges and shares. Word is really getting around and we've barely just begun! Today I have something very exciting to unveil- can't wait to share it with you! So there are a few new items I'd... (Read More)

Off to a great start!

April 28th - via:
WOW- what a great first 12 hours! Over $34,000 raised already! Thank you all so much for the love and support for this project- I'm truly humbled. While I'm here, I'd like to address a few items that have come up so far. First, I have made the Mark... (Read More)

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