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Definitely Dinosaurs was a collection of dinosaur toys produced by Playskool in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Each figure was branded with a distinctive stamp on its underbelly or leg to indicate authenticity. All of the figures in the series were dinosaurs, with the exception of Dimetrodon and Moschops. Each figure came with a caveman counterpart and comic book. Additionally, larger figures often included saddles or other accessories. The cavemen varied by gender, race, and other features, such as hair and clothing. Cavemen were also available as two-packs on blister cards. Smaller versions of the main series of dinosaurs as well as new dinosaurs were included in the Wendy's kid's meal and on blister cards. A total of three series were produced representing twenty-one different prehistoric animals.

Dinosaurs Edit

Series 1 (1987) Edit

Serial #DinosaurDinosaur NameDinosaur DescriptionCaveman NameCaveman DescriptionAccessories
3020 Anatosaurus Ana Dark Orange Zorg White Blonde Male with no beard; light blue/green clothing Green Swing Saddle
3000AnkylosaurusLozarRed Back with White BellyThraxWhite Bald Male with mustache; yellow clothing None
3050 Apatosaurus Pat Blue Kronar White Curly Blonde Male;

orange clothing

Yellow Saddle
3003 Deinonychus Dragar Green Back with Yellow Belly Druze White Blonde Male with no beard; red clothing None
3001ProtoceratopsCeraGreen fading from dark to light with spots on frillZindarWhite Curly Brown-haired Male; green clothingNone
3023 Stegosaurus Spike Gray Back with White Belly; cream plates Dron White Bald Male with mustache; blue clothing Protoceratops mask
3002StruthiomimusStrimusBluish/purple fading from dark to light GrakWhite Light Brown-haired Male; light blue clothingNone
3022TriceratopsDozerDark Brown with dark brown spots on frill/cream hornsBrinBlack Dark Curly-haired Male; red clothingDark Red Saddle with spikes
3055TyrannosaurusTyroGreen fading from dark to lightLexaWhite Brown-haired Female; red dressBlue Saddle

Series 2 (1987) Edit

Serial # Dinosaur Dinosaur Name Dinosaur Description Caveman Name Caveman Description Accessories
3007 Dimetrodon Trodar Green fading from dark to light None None None
3005 Moschops Elgar Pink Back with Purple Body Shindar White Brown-haired Male with Beard; yellow clothing None
3014 Pachycephalosaurus Zalmar Orangish Back with light Brown Body Reeve White bald Male with unshaven face; blue clothing None
3026 Parasaurolophus Parax Purple Back with Lavender Body Romur Black male

with beard;

yellow clothing

Blue Saddle
3013 Polacanthus Glutron Dark Blue back with Light Blue Body; cream spikes None None None
3006 Psittacosaurus Takor Blue fading from dark to light None None None
3025 Spinosaurus Spiney Orange Back with Yellow Body Trildar White Brown-haired Male with goatee; blue clothing 2 seat basket saddle
3056 Ultrasaurus Ultrar Red Back with Yellow Body Grel White Black-haired Male with Beard;

blue clothing

Large saddle with frame and roof piece; some saddles the

colors were reversed

Series 3 (1992) Edit

The third series marked a departure from the original two. In this series, an assortment of various figures from the first two series were repainted without cavemen or props. Some figures had a dramatic color change while others were subtle or practically non-existent.

Serial # Dinosaur

Description

3119 Anatosaurus Orange
3122 Deinonychus Yellowish/Green fading medium to light
3132 Dimetrodon Reddish/Purple Back with White Belly
3130 Protoceratops Green fading from dark to light/spots on frill
3131 Psittacosaurus Blue fading from dark to light
3118 Stegosaurus Darker Gray Body with White Belly; lime green plates
3117 Triceratops Brownish Blue/Green Body with Blue/Green spots on frill; cream horns
3113 Tyrannosaurus Green fading from dark to light; no saddle hole

Unreleased Assorted Edit

In the 1989 Playskool Toy Fair Catalog, three new dinosaurs and cavesters were listed but never produced.

Serial #

(3015)

Dinosaur Dinosaur Description Caveman Description
3018 Ceratosaurus Pink fading from dark to light White dark brown-haired Male

with chin curtain; yellow clothing

3017 Ouranosaurus Light Blue White Blonde-haired Male with Beard;

yellow clothing; Tooth necklace

3019 Pterodactyl Baby Blue White brown-haired Male

with chin goatee; red clothing; bow tie

Blister-carded and Kid's Meal Dinosaurs Edit

These figures were released in five waves; they were released as blister packs in 1988, as kids meal toys from 1988/07/04-1988/08/28 and in 1989, and as blister packs under the name Dinosaurs! in 1991, 1996, and 2000. Instead of reproducing the original two series' figures in miniature, new molds were created for some of the figures, while others were never reproduced. However, three animals were created just for the these lines: Brachiosaurus, Ceratosaurus, and Leptoceratops. No cavemen or accessories were available for these figures.

1988 Edit

Serial # Dinosaur Name Color
3104 Ankylosaurus Thondor Rust colored/Orange
Brachiosaurus Trimor Fern Green Back with Lime Green Body
3106 Ceratosaurus Zune Tan/Mustard Yellow
3103 Leptoceratops Jexar Blue fading from dark to light
3105 Parasaurolophus Flexar Pink/Purple
3107 Stegosaurus Massor Green fading from dark to light

1988 (Wendy's) Edit

Dinosaur Color
Anatosaurus Yellow/Orange
Apatosaurus Blue fading from dark to light
Triceratops Green fading from dark to light
Tyrannosaurus Blue/Lavender

1989 (Wendy's) Edit

Dinosaur Color
Ankylosaurus Green fading from dark to light
Apatosaurus Pink/Purple
Ceratosaurus Green fading from dark to light
Parasaurolophus Blue
Stegosaurus Green/Yellow
Triceratops Orange fading from light to dark

1991 Edit

Serial #

(3100)

Dinosaur Color
3110 Anatosaurus Gray/Brown
3104 Ankylosaurus Yellow/Brown
3109 Apatosaurus Cream/Brown
3100 Brachiosaurus Dark Green Back with Lime Green Body
3106 Ceratosaurus Green/Yellow
3103 Leptoceratops White/Blue
3105 Parasaurolophus Blue fading from dark to light
3107 Stegosaurus Lavender/Purple
3108 Triceratops Brown

1996 Edit

Serial #

(3100)

Dinosaur Color
3110 Anatosaurus Yellow Back with Blue Belly
3104 Ankylosaurus Blue Back with Yellow Body
3109 Apatosaurus Purple Back with Cyan Body and Red Eyes
3100 Brachiosaurus Green Back With Purple Body
3106 Ceratosaurus Pink Back with Blue Body
3103 Leptoceratops Orange fading from light to dark
3105 Parasaurolophus Green Back with Yellow Body
3107 Stegosaurus Purple Back with Cyan Body
3108 Triceratops Orange

2000 Edit

Serial #

(3100)

Dinosaur Color
3106 Ceratosaurus Pink Back with Blue Body
3105 Parasaurolophus Green Back with Yellow Body
3107 Stegosaurus Purple Back with Cyan Body
3108 Triceratops Orange

Cavemen Edit

Twelve caveman two-packs were released. Of the cavemen offered, sixteen were exclusive to these two-packs.

Serial #

(3040)

Caveman 1 Caveman 1

Description

Caveman 2 Caveman 2

Description

Brin Black Dark Curly-haired Male;

red clothing

Grak White Light Brown-haired Male;

light blue clothing

3033 Fleb White Bald Male with beard;

yellow clothing

Trozar Black black-haired Male;

red clothing

Korex Black black-haired Male with

chin curtain; orange clothing

Poldar White red-haired Male with

mustache; red clothing;

tooth necklace

3041 Kronar White Curly Blonde Male;

orange clothing

Dron White Bald Male with

mustache; blue clothing

Lomex White Blonde Male with

mustache; green clothing

Shrag Black black-haired Male

with mustache; gray hat,

yellow clothing

Nazaar White black-haired Male with

beard; red clothing; bow tie

Zolox White brown-haired Male

with mustache;

orange clothing

Ramar White brown-haired Male with

goatee; green clothing

Moshar White orange-haired Male

with chin curtain;

blue clothing; bow tie

3040 Scrazor Lotran
3038 Shonar White black-haired Male with

mustache; purple clothing;

hat and bow tie

Erg White Bald Male with

scruffy beard; green clothing

3045 Thrax White Bald Male with

mustache; yellow clothing

Grak White Light Brown-haired Male;

light blue clothing

3043 Zindar White Curly Brown-haired

Male; green clothing

Druze White Blonde Male with

no beard; red clothing

3044 Zorg White Blonde Male with no

beard; light blue/green clothing

Thrax White Bald Male with

mustache; yellow clothing

Unknown Black brown-haired Male

with beard;

orange clothing

Unknown White orange-haired Male with

beard; blue clothing

Books Edit

In 1996, eight of the original books that were included with the dinosaurs were reprinted in hardcover by Paradise Press.

ISBN Dinosaur
Anatosaurus
1-57657-128-9 Ankylosaurus
1-57657-133-5 Deinonychus
Protoceratops
1-57657-131-9 Stegosaurus
1-57657-135-1 Struthiomimus
Triceratops
Tyrannosaurus

Puzzles Edit

Serial # (195) Dinosaur
01 Anatosaurus
02 Ankylosaus
03 Apatosaurus
04 Deinonychus
06 Stegosaurus
07 Protoceratops
08 Triceratops
09 Tyrannosaurus
10 Tyrannosaurus and Thrax

Collectibility Edit

For collectors, the majority of these figures are relatively easy to find and inexpensive; however there are exceptions. Many of the props are becoming harder to find. From the first series, the stegosaurus is often considered a prize due to the fact that many of them that are available are missing plates. From the second series, the moschops and the polacanthus are interesting pieces but not necessarily more scarce or harder to obtain than the other pieces. The ultrasaurus is harder to find; it's size and lateness (it was the last new piece in the regular series) has made it a desirable piece. The majority of the smaller pieces are easy to find, including the cavemen. Harder to find are the individuals from the third series. However, several of them look exactly like the originals; only the serial number is an indication of which series it is from. Rarest of these is the green and yellow anatosaurus. The hardest piece to find is the regular sized ankylosaurus with the backwards leg joints. In the majority of the pieces, the elbow faces toward the tail and the knee faces toward the head. However, in a few individuals, the elbow and the knee both faced the tail, resulting in a figure that lies down differently from the regular one.

TriviaEdit

The stamp is similar to the Jurassic Park stamp that Hasbro used for their dinos in decades to come.

VideosEdit

File:80's Playskool Definitely Dinosaurs Commercial-0
File:Playskool Definitely Dinosaurs Commercial 1988-0

SourcesEdit

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Definitely_Dinosaurs