The last addition to CollectA's 2019 Pre-Historic line in Deluxe size is the Elasmotherium which means 'thin plate beast'. This was an extinct genus of rhinoceros found in Eurasia. It had longer legs than a modern rhino and would have had a horse-like gait. The great horn may have been used during mating or served a practical use of digging up plants and clearing away snow.
CollectA thought that it would be nice to do a toy Elasmotherium sibericum for a change rather than the usual woolly rhinoceros that everyone else has done. This Elasmotherium is quite a hefty toy. They plumped for a hairy animal as most likely (and for aesthetic reasons) although there is no proof either way whether they had pelts and have based the presumed horn on the Paleolithic cave painting from the same cave in Rouffignac that is thought to represent the creature often referred to as 'the Siberian unicorn'.

CollectA 88858 Elasmotherium Deluxe, Released June 2019

Approx: 25.5 x 6.9 x 13.6cm (LWH) 

1:20 Scale

Suitable for ages 3+. Made from PVC, painted with non-toxic acrylic paints.

1 Review

5/5
6th Jul 2019

CollectA Elasmotherium

So many of the other collections only offer woolly rhinos for their prehistoric mammals. I was exited to see CollectA offering the rather neat looking Elasmotherium, which had only one horn, albeit large, centered between the eyes. CollectA has delivered again with this one, a very good solid and detailed model of a rather impressive member of the rhino family. The colors and the texture of the mode are very detailed. A most have for prehistoric mammal fans.

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