Rare Dino-Riders Stegosaurus Prototype

Hake’s Americana & Collectibles has launched their newest auction, number 208, and it is filled with cool and rare stuff from our childhoods and beyond. I get lost surfing their site and leafing through their catalog. Their is just so much stuff available. The thing that got me this morning while browsing was this rare Dino-Rider Stegosaurus Prototype that is listed under the Lee Volpe Tyco Collection.

These Stegosauruses come from the second series of “Dino-Riders” toys in 1989. You will notice that they are very much in prototype form which means they are more than slightly different and not in “final” form”. In fact when you get the lot you get a very cool hard cast unpainted resin Stegosaurus that is smaller in scale than final production piece. Oh an the Stegosaurus’s head has ink notations on it, showing a “Brain Box” design, which indicates there was at one time a plan for an evil Rulon version of this toy (which was never produced).

This is toy history from an under-appreciated toy line, so stop by Hake’s and check out the whole collection.

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