From one collector to another

Three updates - GeoWorld "Before Dinos" figures, 2017 Safari items, and PNSO models

A quick update for customers interested in the "Before Dinos" figures from the Dr. Steve Hunters "Early Animals Collection" from GeoWorld . . . next year!    I spoke with their folks in Tucson today and learned from them that response to these six new animals (Deinosuchus, Postosuchus, Dimetrodon, Diplocaulus, Moschops, and Scutosaurus) have been surprisingly low.  Partly because of this lack of enthusiasm among GeoWorld followers, they have pushed the release of these six pieces out to the second or third quarter of 2017.  According to the sales person, production has not even started on these items yet.  So, look for these to show up in eight to ten months.

Safari Ltd. has announced their new 2017 prehistoric figures, and almost all of them are scheduled for release in October of this year!  DeJankins has already placed a sizable order and hopes to have the new items in stock within the next few weeks.  The "Wild Safari" store will be updated soon with information and images for this bakers dozen of newbies from Safari.

And finally, PNSO.  After posting the previous blog entry on September 8th, it was mentioned to us by a couple of friends/customers that Amazon was selling the PNSO figures.  And sure enough, they are out there, and at pretty good prices too.  As things currently stand, DeJankins will be able to have comparable prices to those on Amazon, but they have a real winner with their free shipping options.  For many DeJankins customers, it may be a better deal for you to get the larger PNSO figures via  However, the "Little Dinos" will most likely be a better deal from DeJankins.  PNSO is waiting for additional information (about shipping costs) so that a clear and rock bottom price for PNSO products can be determined.  Hopefully the DeJankins PNSO "store" will be up shortly with information and images.  Thanks for your patience as we wait for additional information from the company.

Thank you for your interest in and support of DeJankins.  We want to provide you with quality prehistoric animal figures for a good price and great customer service.  Check with us often to see what's new with DeJankins!

"Excuse me, would you have any PNSO dinosaurs?"

Sampling of PNSO Dinosaurs and models

DeJankins has received requests from several customers to investigate the possibility of adding the PNSO dinosaurs to our inventory of prehistoric collectibles.  We have determined that the possibility is quite good!  But before we can proceed on with this endeavor, we must assess the level of support we can expect from our DeJankins customer base.

The current listing of PNSO items that we are considering includes the following:

- Vinyl models of Basilosaurus, Chungkingosaurus, Megalodon, Huayangosaurus, Mamenchisaurus, and Tsintaosaurus

- Vinyl figures of Euhelopus, Shantungosaurus, Lufengosaurus, Mandschurosaurus, Tyrannosaurus, and Huanghetitan

- "Little Dinosaurs" set of six with book and additional 18 new "Little Dinosaurs"

In the past when we have polled for interest about new items (for example, Rebor), we had very little response.  If we have less than a dozen responses to these PNSO pieces, we will not be able to carry them in our store.  We'll wait for a couple of weeks to see what happens.

I have not mentioned price as I am still waiting on information from the company.  There is already a source for these figures in the United States, and our prices would almost certainly be less than those at the other retailer.  But the margin is not a great one in most cases.  But the number of available unique items would be more than they currently list.  Please email us  to let us know of your interest in the PNSO line of prehistorics.  Thanks!

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