When I was little, I remember being so enamored with the Land Before Time movie series. Who in my generation didn’t love Littlefoot and Petrie? Until now, I still love to watch DVDs of these movies with my little Sean. Even my son’s curiosity is piqued by these fascinating creatures. There’s just really something about dinosaurs that make it so interesting to kids and adults alike. This is probably why dino toys and models always make great choices for gift-giving.
A few months ago, I got my son some dinosaur figures from Safari Ltd. The hand-painted figures were created to scale and the features were so intricate that they did look almost real – of course, in miniature sizes. The perfect scaling and reproduction can be credited to the palaeontologists who help design each dinosaur figure. I also didn’t have to worry about my toddler’s safety as materials used are all lead-free. This Christmas, I’m getting him a few more dinosaur figures and getting several more to give as gifts.
Among those that I’m getting Sean is an Elasmosaurus, a long-necked sea monster that existed seventy-five million years ago. Recommended for children age 3 and above, this would be a perfect addition to a dinosaur collector’s precious collections. There are also more figures in the Wild Safari® Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Life to create a diorama of the prehistoric world.
The Gastornis is also part of the Wild Safari® Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Life collection. Existing later than the Elasmosaurus, this bird species dominated the earth during the Paleocene Era. The fine hand-painted details on the scaled figure show just how powerful the Gastornis was.
To complete the initial trio of Sean’s Prehistoric Life collection is the Brachiosaurus. If I were to have dino friends, this would most likely be one of my choices. Although it is believed to be the largest known dinosaur, the Brachiosaurus feeds on foliage and vegetation. So if I were to live in the dino era, I wouldn’t have to worry about being eaten by this giant and would also feel safe from other meat-eating dinos.
Browsing through Safari Ltd, I also chanced upon the Glow-in-the-Dark Starfish. I’m getting a set of this which I intend to include in our Christmas giveaways. These are tiny hand-painted replicas that have been sculpted to look as real as possible. Touching their bumpy texture, you’d think they were real starfish. The best thing about them is that they glow in the dark – just perfect for enchanting little children.
If you’re still unsure what to give as gifts this Christmas, head on over to Safari Ltd to get some dinosaur and prehistoric life figures that will surely delight all kids and kids at heart.