Schleich Triceratops



Schleich Triceratops. A plastic miniature suitable for use on the tabletop or even the display shelf. It’s a lovely chunky rendition of the classic dinosaur that is perfect for covering in troops as it charges into battle… literally the heaviest shock troop you could find. It can be used as supplied or even repainted, although I would recommend washing it thoroughly and giving it a light rub with fine sandpaper, possibly even a basecoat of PVA adhesive (white glue) in order to provide a key for the paint. Let me know how you get on if you do and I can update here!

From Wikipedia; Triceratops was a genus of herbivorous chasmosaurine ceratopsid dinosaur that first appeared during the late Maastrichtian stage of the Late Cretaceous period, about 68 million years ago in what is now North America. It is one of the last-known non-avian dinosaur genera, and became extinct in the Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction event 66 million years ago. The name Triceratops, which literally means ‘three-horned face’, is derived from the Greek words trí- (τρί-) meaning ‘three’, kéras (κέρας) meaning ‘horn’, and ṓps (ὤψ) meaning ‘face’.

Bearing a large bony frill, three horns on the skull, and a large four-legged body, exhibiting convergent evolution with rhinoceroses and bovines, Triceratops is one of the most recognizable of all dinosaurs and the most well-known ceratopsid. It was also one of the largest, up to 9 meters (29.5 ft) long and 12 metric tons (13 short tons) in weight. It shared the landscape with and was most likely preyed upon by Tyrannosaurus, though it is less certain that two adults did battle in the fanciful manner often depicted in museum displays and popular images. The functions of the frills and three distinctive facial horns on its head have long inspired debate. Traditionally, these have been viewed as defensive weapons against predators. More recent interpretations find it probable that these features were primarily used in species identification, courtship, and dominance display, much like the antlers and horns of modern ungulates.

Package will contain one plastic Shleich Triceratops.

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