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SafariLtd: Imaginative Play and Dinosaurs

You can say I am an advocate for imaginative play. I am always encouraging my boys to be creative and to see the world through their own eyes. A grown up’s view of its surroundings differs, by a landslide, from that of a child’s. I want my boys to grow up to be creative and imaginative. I want them to be able to use their imagination and creativity to find results to a problem. Enough people are educated to think a certain way, and I honestly think that letting our children be themselves, and think for themselves is very important. This is one of the many reasons why we love SafariLtd at home, because they encourage little minds to be creative, to imagine a world within our world.

Boys and Dinosaurs The moment I came upon their website I had to immediately contact them. I just knew my boys would enjoy their toys, and I was right.

As soon as these two guys (Dimetrodon and Microraptor) my boys instantly engaged into action. There was a small meltdown from A. who really wanted to get a T-Rex but after I gave him a few ideas of how he could play with his Dimetrodon he completely forgot about the T-Rex.

So, what was the game of choice?

SafariLtd Microraptor Well, terrorizing the citizend of Byrdlandia, of course!! Soon there were cops fleeing down the road, cars flipping through the skies, and many cries for help.

There were no casualties, although some cars did get totaled.


SafariLtd: Imaginative Play and Dinosaurs

SafariLtd is a company that has pledged to create authentic replicas of creatures found in nature, past and present. Every single product is carefully crafted. No more neon colored, pint-sized dinosaurs that came out of a mold and jumped right into a bag.

SafariLtd’s replicas are beautiful. Every single item is painted by hand, which makes these toys even more amazing.

Now let me introduce you to our new friends:


SafariLtd – Dimetrodon

Dimetrodon The Dimetrodon was a carnivore that hunted North America over 260 million years ago. Even though we really don’t know what dinosaurs look like, this model has been authenticated by the paleontologists at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, so you can rest assured that this fella look as close as possible to the old Dimetrodons.

Dimetrodon Dimetrodon Dimetrodon You can easily see the extreme detail that is put on every single replica. This is, hands down, a labor of love. SafariLtd has quite a few collections, from Dinosaurs, the Ocean Realm, Farm Animals, to Fantasy Figures as well as Human Figures. Each collection has at least 2 other su-collections.

Every single replica is perfectly crafted to make sure your child, or you, get to enjoy them.


SafariLtd – Microraptor

SafariLtd - Microraptor

The Microraptor was the size of a turkey, but he was still a formidable opponent. Like all Carnegie Dinosaur Collectibles, this model is authenticated by the paleontologists at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History.

This little guy got to torment our tiny city in the hands of Mister J. Man did that little boy had a blast!

SafariLtd - Microraptor SafariLtd - Microraptor SafariLtd - Microraptor This guy’s plumage has been beautifully painted. Just the eye for detail makes me want to buy even more dinosaurs!!

Which reminds me that we also have two other SafariLtd guys: a black bear and a moose, courtesy of…my mother in law, I think.


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Dimetrodon $7.99
Microraptor $6.99


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Disclosure: This was not a paid post. The opinions stated are my own and were in no way influenced by the Hosting Company who graciously provided the product for me to review.

About Sofia

Wife to a wonderful man and mother to 2 little boys. Loves chocolate, coffee and chips with hot sauce and lime. Pretend chef and aspiring photographer.
5th June 2013

Your Comments:

  1. June 5, 2013 at 6:00 am


  2. June 5, 2013 at 6:00 am

    bulk bag of butterflies!

  3. June 5, 2013 at 6:18 am

    We LOVE LOVE Safari Ltd. My son owns so many of the different figurines/toys. Great giveaway for your readers!

  4. June 5, 2013 at 7:18 am

    Bottlenose Dolphin

  5. June 5, 2013 at 7:59 am

    Love them all! My boys would probably like the dolphin best.

  6. June 5, 2013 at 8:38 am

    My son would love the Trex!

  7. June 5, 2013 at 9:47 am

    I have never heard of these before so no favorite yet but I’m sure my kids will find one.

  8. June 5, 2013 at 10:48 am

    the velociraptor is my fave

  9. June 5, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    I like the polar bear and the dragons!

  10. June 5, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    The Bottlenose Dolphin

  11. June 5, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    We actually love the knights and princesses!

  12. June 6, 2013 at 2:34 am

    My favorite is the Deinosuchus collectible.

  13. June 6, 2013 at 6:31 am

    I like the soft shelled turtle.

  14. June 6, 2013 at 8:39 am

    bulk bag of butterflies

  15. June 6, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    i love the flamingo from the exotic birds toob!

  16. June 6, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    I like the turtle.

  17. June 7, 2013 at 6:20 am

    My daughter would love Wild Safari® Sealife Shark Ray because she like to collect sea animals

  18. June 8, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    I like the Wildlife Wonders™ Zebra

  19. June 10, 2013 at 5:39 am

    Hammer head shark.

  20. June 10, 2013 at 7:13 am


  21. June 10, 2013 at 7:14 am

    I really like the dragon or dinosaurs :)

  22. June 10, 2013 at 7:17 am

    Jasmine fairy figure

  23. June 10, 2013 at 7:35 am

    The dolphin or the polar bear

  24. June 10, 2013 at 9:00 am

    I definitely love the black bears the best! The Good Luck Mini’s black bears and the North American Wildlife black bear.

  25. June 10, 2013 at 10:33 am

    I like the Wildlife Wonders™ Polar Bear .

  26. June 10, 2013 at 11:35 pm

    Asian elephant baby or African elephant.

  27. June 12, 2013 at 12:56 am

    My grandson would love the Bulk Bags Arctic toy collection.

  28. June 12, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    I like the Polar Bear

  29. June 13, 2013 at 4:58 am

    I love all of these figures. These kind of toys were my favorite as a kid, animals, dinosaurs etc.. Especially playing with them outside in the summer or creating imaginative worlds in my basement. But I really love the horses/farm animals, dragons and dinosaurs

  30. June 15, 2013 at 10:00 am

    The Tiger is my favorite

  31. June 17, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    the Snow Dragon

  32. June 18, 2013 at 5:52 am

    love the unicorns
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  33. June 18, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    I like the t-rex!

  34. June 18, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    I love the Four-Headed Orange Dragon

  35. June 20, 2013 at 8:30 am

    Apatosaurus IS COOL.

  36. June 20, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    i love the Incredible Creatures®

  37. June 20, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    I love the Tyrannosaurus rex

  38. June 20, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    I like the Carnegie Dinosaur Collectibles
    Allosaurus. my grandson would love these.

  39. June 20, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    My son would love the Tyrannosaurus rex

  40. June 20, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    the apatosuarus!

  41. June 20, 2013 at 7:13 pm

    My favorite is the Wildlife Wonders Siberian Tiger