Learn through Play with Safari Ltd.’s Toy Models

Sean is growing up real quick and I want to provide him with toys that will encourage him to do imaginative play. He has two toys that he really liked but I thought he should have a bit more of variety of toys to play with to encourage his imagination further. And when I read about Safari Ltd, I knew they would have the  perfect toys for my son.



Safari Ltd. US has been making authentic scale model dinosaur figures for 30 years. Their models are so detailed that kids aren’t the only ones who appreciate them. Adult toy collectors and even educators also prefer these figures over other brands. The dinosaur replicas are made with the help of paleontologists of Carnegie Museum of Natural History to ensure top quality of their details and keep them as authentic as possible. Aside from dinosaurs featured in the Carnegie Collection they also have other pre-historic and wildlife pieces in their current line-up.  You can request for a free Safari Ltd catalog to see their latest offerings.

Among the replicas we received was a Spinosaurus, a dinosaur that existed at the time of the kingly Tyrannosaurus Rex.  Though they existed in the same era, Spinosaurus were never in the same habitat as the T-rex.  The replica was 7.5” L x 5” H which was a 1:65 scale of the real one.  The hand painting of the bright red sail and the gray & black body was so detailed and vivid that it looked so real.

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We also received a Concavenator which looked fierce with its raised spine and long tail.  If we lived during the dinosaur age, we’d best stay away from this meat eater with its sharp set of teeth.  The Concavenator lets out a tremendous roar that causes shivers in its raised spine – and most likely, sends shivers throughout its preys’ bodies.  The replica measures 7.25? L x 3.75? H. That’s only a scale of 1:25 so in real life, this dinosaur would be smaller than the Spinosaurus.


And last but definitely not the least is the Siberian Tiger.  It’s 10.5″ long and 4.5″ high with a scale of 1:10 compared to its real counterpart.  Like the two dinosaur replicas, the details that were hand painted on this tiger replica are so intricate.  The sculpting and painting were done so well that you’d half expect to feel a real tiger’s furry coat. I also got myself covered and printed out a fact sheet on these pre-historic creatures as my little one is sure to ask me a lot of questions about them.


I was amazed by the detail given in each toy not just in the way that they were molded but also in their painting. It is quite easy to imagine them coming to life right in front of you.  This is another reason why they’re great to buy while the kids are young and their fertile imagination can help them visualize life in the pre-historic era.  It is also good to note that the SafariLtd toys go through strict product testing to ensure that the toys are Lead and Phthalate Free, and are safe for children to play with.

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  1. Becky Schollian says

    My G’son is a big fan of Dino Dan!! He just loves his dinosaurs!! This is a fantastic way for children to learn by using their imagination. Great post!!

  2. laurie damrose says

    Looks like a load of fun and I would play with them also,we love dinosaurs.

  3. my son will surely like it too… 🙂

  4. Wanda Tracey says

    I am so happy to be introduced to Safari Ltd.My two little gransons love dinosaurs and would definitely like these.

  5. Alaina Bullock says

    How neat! You are right! Those have an incredible amount of detail and are very realistic looking! I love toys that make learning fun!

  6. I love books and toys that are not only fun but educational. Thanks for the review!

  7. I used to play with animal figurines like these! Brought back a flood of memories. I had the white fox and tiger.

  8. Arlene Whitfield says

    So neat! I would love these for my son!

  9. Emily McMurphy says

    Those are some cute dinosaurs!

  10. the toy and the book illustration,what a great combination, even us adults can know more about dinosaurs, interesting 🙂

  11. maricel says

    I like those educational toys. Dinosaurs are really interesting.

  12. md kennedy says

    I LOVE their dinosaurs! These bring back memories of when we were kids and our parents took us to Sinclair Dino Land where they had machines where you could get a fresh-pressed dino – I still have my purple “brontosaurus.”

  13. Deborah D says

    Thanks for the info. What a wonderful site!

  14. Katrina says

    Can’t wait for the catalog, these would be great a gifts to the boy cousins!

  15. Pauchee Casimiro says

    My son is just turned two and he’s very interested in dinos and lions. He loves it when they roar. He also loves watching all the episodes of Land Before Time and Lion King. 🙂

  16. Vanessa Rose Palacio says

    Wow! I want those for my baby! <3

  17. My kids has the safari toys but no books, it would be nice to have both.

  18. Michelle Cristobal says

    Dinosaurs are really interesting.
    Thanks for the info!

  19. Those are neat collection. We have a kids show here called Dino Dan and he has imaginative friends that are dinosaurs its cool because it teaches kids about dino and it’s name.

  20. Learning through playing using those props is a perfect thing for kids! Dinosaurs– they are fun collections, eh?

  21. Melissa Kitley Potter says

    Learning through play is the best way for preschoolers to learn I thinnk my girls would even like these!

  22. allyson becker says

    The details are beautiful. They are amazing. Am I weird to say that I secretly like the tiger?

  23. That’s a very cool educational toy!

  24. Liza Barnett says

    my kids would love these Safari animal miniatures. They love to play together.

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