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Vault Review: The Lost World’s
T-Rex (Sci-Fi Revoltech #29)

Like I said, his articulation is excellent.  I love the realistic poses that his neck joints and tail allow for.  But one of the frustrating things about this figure is how difficult he can be to stand.  I think it’s mostly because I’m used to posing human toys, and not bipeds that are oddly proportioned and stand like chickens.  There were definitely some poses I wanted to take pictures of him in, but it just wasn’t possible because of how top-heavy his head makes him.

The T-Rex comes with a little The Lost World placard, the ever present orange box, and a couple of alternate feet as accessories.  His alternate feet have the toes together and are made for running poses, when his foot is in the air.  Or possibly laying poses, which is what I used them for since I couldn’t get him to balance on one foot.

T-Rex also comes with a great looking base.  It’s a muddy and rocky area with bits of shrubs and a couple of trees.  The trees are actually connected to the base by two revolver joints and can be positioned in various ways.  The base itself has two footprints where you can place his feet, but you’re supposed to take them off the Rex first and attach his ankle revolvers into the base for more stability.  This is an ingenious design.

I’m always up for a dino figure, especially one that’s done this well.  Even if I have some difficulty posing him, he’s still extremely fun to play with and definitely a favorite of mine.  This figure retails for about $30 plus shipping, and he’s definitely worth it if you’re a dino fan.  Now if only they could do a velociraptor.

-Vault

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22 comments to Vault Review: The Lost World’s
T-Rex (Sci-Fi Revoltech #29)

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  • He-Mullet

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  • Battle Catman

    Hey! I had those orange and grey stegosauruses!

    I would really like to get this guy, but something about the paint is off-putting. I think it’s the same thing with superheroes who have stripes on their costumes–if you move a limb in a certain way, it’s very obvious.

    Hell, I may get him anyway. It would be cool to pose him next to the big electronic Bull T-Rex I still have from then “The Lost World” first came out.

  • Beedo Sookcool

    THIRTY BUCKS?!! I paid sixty for mine — not counting shipping and customs/VAT charges! Where the Hells are you getting your stuff from that I should know about?

    Having gotten that out of my system, another great review I enjoyed, especially the mounted Obi-Wan.

    Never having even seen a Revoltech figure in person before I ordered this puppy, I was expecting it to be bigger, like at least six inches tall. On the whole, though, I’m pleased with the toy itself, apart from a couple of minor gripes and the major gripe of the cost.

    • AdventureVault

      I went back and checked how much I actually paid, and I exaggerated a bit. I actually paid about $34.50, plus shipping.

      I buy almost all of my imports from Amiami (http://www.amiami.jp/shop/?set=english)

      They are usually the cheapest place to get them from, and they have excellent service. The downside is that the Yen keeps going up in price, so things are getting progressively more expensive. Also, shipping can be expensive if you want your toy fast. There is a cheaper method to ship, but it can take anywhere from a couple weeks to a couple months to get to you.

  • dayraven

    beedo, that scale thing is my main point of contention w/ the revoltech line… they’re just too damned small for me. that said, they do make gorgeous toys, and this rex certainly proves that. he’s one handsome devil, you can almost smell the rotting meat on his breath. 🙂

    also, i believe vault’s usual destination for all imports is amiami.

    • AdventureVault

      Yup, DR knows my shopping habbits 😀

      I do wish they were bigger also, but when you get enough figures together in the same scale it becomes much easier to get used to. This T-Rex fits in pretty nicely with my other Revoltech Kaiju, so I’m pretty satisfied.

  • Beedo: I’ve only seen it for $60 too and I passed on it because I just couldn’t justify that price. But $30 is totally different. If anybody has a link to one that’s for sale at $30, feel free to pass it on. 🙂

    Great review, by the way! I love the pictures, especially the one of the Tyrannosaur biting at the Revoltech box.

  • RageTreb

    $30?!

    Can someone explain to me why I had to pay $60 on BBTS?

    • AdventureVault

      Check out the links above to Amiami, I think you’ll be happier with their prices.

    • Because BBTS buys stupid and figures they need to do the 100% markup on import toys like in the old days when the exchange rate was around 250 Yen/Dollar?

      HLJ has the T-rex at their discount of 2834 Yen, that’s 15% off the MSRP of 3334 Yen. At the current Y/D exchange that’s around $37.15 USD. Figure around $18 in postage (that’s REALLY rough and slower is cheaper), so as a one item purchase that’s around $54.

      OTOH BBTS is buying by caselot and getting a wholesale discount, and slowboat sea freight, so their cost is likely around $20, surely under $30. So, yeah.

      (and there WAS a time where Kaiyodo, Kotobukiya and a couple other small companies had banded together to bring their lines to America but they closed their L.A. office and I think that source is gone)

  • Beedo Sookcool

    Right, well, I’ve already got my T-Rex, but if any future products come up, I’ll look into that site you recommend. Thanks!

  • David Cartoon

    Woah! Where did that coach come from?

  • johnny e

    Seriously. Where do I get the couch?

  • Dudes, you have to open your mind. It’s called ‘going to a craft store’, Hobby Lobby is probably the best, and check out their dollhouse area.

    Also there’s sometimes cool stuff in the kids aisle, where Playskool dwells.

  • AdventureVault

    Yup, Steve’s right. I got it from Hobby Lobby and it came with a chair too. If you want to pick one up make sure to check out their website, they usually put up a %40 off coupon every few weeks.

  • David Cartoon

    I’ve seen doll furniture, but that is pretty spiffy indeed.