Dino Riders Diplodocus Review

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We are quickly adding up with our looks at the Dino Riders toyline here at Doom Kick. I hope you guys like these toys cause I love them and want to take a look at another. This time around I brought out the Diplodocus. Released in wave 1 to be the big heroic dinosaur that could match up with the T-Rex. the Diplodocus is another impressive addition to Dino Riders.IMG_3522

The Diplodocus, like the T-Rex, is loaded down with weapons. Each side has two long pods that open up to reveal a rider and 18 (yes, 18!) guns.

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There are six hinged doors on each pod that swing open and stay open easily. There is a slot for the driver to stand and control each of these guns right in the middle of each pod.

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There are missile along the neck. Two clamps each hold six missiles each for even more fire power against the Rulons.

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The tail is loaded down with even more guns. Tyco really laid the weapons everywhere they possibly could on the Diplodocus.

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The tail armor lifts up to reveal the six guns that will keep any evil Rulons from trying to sneak up behind this dinosaur.

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The Diplodocus may not have the ferocity of the T-Rex but he more than makes up for it with his armament.

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Of course you can’t forget the pod perched way above the dinosaur. There’s a seat inside for the rider in this spot to see far and wide.

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The Diplodocus came with three figures. Pictured left to right are Questar (the Valorian leader), Mind Zei, and Aries. Questar looks strong with a bigger upper body than the other figures but his arms look short and stump. I really like Mind Zei who is a blind character and this was pulled off on the figure by not painting the pupils.

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The diplodocus may be slightly smaller than the T-Rex but it is by no means a small toy. It is still one of the bigger dinosaurs in the series and is almost the biggest dinosaur that the heroic Valorians used. He is trumped in size by one big fella…

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…the brontosaurs. That’s him in the back and if you keep checking Doom Kick you will be seeing him here soon!

In the meantime don’t forget to check out the other Dino Riders toys that have been covered here on DK!

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12 thoughts on “Dino Riders Diplodocus Review

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    March 11, 2014 at 12:27 pm
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    I love how the blind guy is a gunner. That’s a hardcore commitment to being accessible to all people by the Valorians. That’s whay they are the good guys, I guess.

    I think the Triceratops was the largest Dino Riders set I ever had. I don’t believe I have any of them anymore as I sold them off when I sold off my Jurassic Park toys.

    Stupid, stupid, bad Barbecue17!

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      March 11, 2014 at 1:43 pm
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      That triceratops is a great set too! I’ve got one but it’s only about 50% complete at the moment but it’s another really cool and decent sized dino.

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    March 11, 2014 at 3:10 pm
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    Wow! Another great review man! I am loving these! Next to T-Rex Diplodocus was my most wanted! I think once the dust has settled with some other lines I’ve been collecting I will set my sights on Dino Riders!

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      March 11, 2014 at 7:41 pm
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      I had been thinking about starting a Dino Riders collection for years but didn’t have any space. I’m glad I finally started cause they are some really great toys.

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    March 14, 2014 at 2:27 am
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    you have the brontosaur… i have still never laid eyes on one in real life. i like dino riders, as a line, but the bigger characters, like the t rex and diplo, were just beyond cool to me, even if they were out of scale. but that bronto… young dayraven used to have disquieting dreams about laying hands on that badboy, dreams that were rekindled when, several years ago now, i was made aware of the once-intended motu bronto, gigantisaur… one of these days, some toy line is going to last long enough, and have pockets deep enough, to give me a huge apatasaur toy, it will happen dammit! 🙂

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      March 14, 2014 at 8:28 am
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      Oh, man, I didn’t know about a planned MOTU bronto. I bet that would have been awesome. Is there a prototype or some concept pics anywhere for it?
      My Dino Riders Brontosaurus isn’t 100% complete but I’m slowly getting it there. It’s really close to complete now.

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        March 18, 2014 at 1:08 am
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        http://i41.servimg.com/u/f41/11/91/16/17/1510.jpg
        he was a little plain, but look at the sheer mass of the big guy… and he could eat regular sized figures! keep in mind, next to his torso, those are the vintage tytus and megator, who are a good bit bigger than the motuc ones.

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          March 18, 2014 at 6:26 am
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          Oh, crap, that thing would have been awesome. It’s so freaking huge. Thanks for the link!

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          March 18, 2014 at 7:26 pm
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          Can you IMAGINE if that got made?! I think it would more or less be the equivalent of the USS Flagg these days.

          It’s really a shame the MOTU line didn’t last longer than it did. Even if it had just gone another year or two I think we could have gotten some really cool toys!!!

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            March 19, 2014 at 12:12 pm
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            I bet you are right about it being sorta like the Flagg had it been made. It would have been huge and pricey but coveted by every kid.

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