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Title: Darlin' Dinos - Meritus
Post by: zuse on Sunday 14 November 2010, 07:05 am
http://ghostofthedoll.co.uk/Toys_DarlinDinos.htm

This is another toy I had a file of saved images on!

To start with, here's a photo of the Double Snazzies:
(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w190/thezuse/Ghost%20of%20the%20Doll/doublesnazzies.jpg)

Another Sweet & Lovely:
(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w190/thezuse/Ghost%20of%20the%20Doll/sweetandlovely1.jpg)

(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w190/thezuse/Ghost%20of%20the%20Doll/sweetandlovely2.jpg)

(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w190/thezuse/Ghost%20of%20the%20Doll/sweetandlovely3.jpg)

Another Sweet Talkers:
(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w190/thezuse/Ghost%20of%20the%20Doll/sweettalkers1.jpg)

(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w190/thezuse/Ghost%20of%20the%20Doll/sweettalkers2.jpg)

(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w190/thezuse/Ghost%20of%20the%20Doll/sweettalkers3.jpg)

(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w190/thezuse/Ghost%20of%20the%20Doll/sweettalkers4.jpg)

Dino Babies:
(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w190/thezuse/Ghost%20of%20the%20Doll/dinobabies1.jpg)

(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w190/thezuse/Ghost%20of%20the%20Doll/dinobabies2.jpg)

(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w190/thezuse/Ghost%20of%20the%20Doll/dinobabies3.jpg)

See the size comparison in these photos I found? There were two sizes in the babies (the smallest being the same scale as the colorful minis).
(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w190/thezuse/Ghost%20of%20the%20Doll/differentscale.jpg)

In someone's hand - from eBay I think (Yikes! Those are sharp nails!)
(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w190/thezuse/Ghost%20of%20the%20Doll/dinobabyfigure.jpg)

And finally some additions/upgrades for the minis (a asterisked a few). There's one that you're calling magenta that I think is really more of a watermelon color:
(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w190/thezuse/Ghost%20of%20the%20Doll/somenewminis.jpg)

(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w190/thezuse/Ghost%20of%20the%20Doll/morefigures.jpg)

(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w190/thezuse/Ghost%20of%20the%20Doll/betterminiphoto.jpg)

(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w190/thezuse/Ghost%20of%20the%20Doll/mini.jpg)
Title: Re: Darlin' Dinos - Meritus
Post by: zuse on Sunday 14 November 2010, 07:13 am
And another odd one on Flickr:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/muflons/4990276162/ (posted by Big-Eyed) - squishing it apparently makes it "clap."

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4086/4989667925_7c54f6b6f0_z.jpg)

(The lighting in this picture seems to have a very blue look to it).
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4153/4990276162_0557cbf62a_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Darlin' Dinos - Meritus
Post by: zuse on Sunday 14 November 2010, 08:03 am
http://www.mlptp.net/forums/friends-discussion/35096-darlin-dinos-c-1992-a.html
Quote from: dusty_gusty on mlptp.net
I collect Darlin Dinos, I just know they're much less popular than most of the "pony-ish" type toys from the nineties, and that there were also smaller ones that were sold in a similar style as the Puppy in my Pocket toys from the nineties, which was in little baggies (so the buyer couldnt tell which one they were getting) with a little card which described what she liked, her name ect. The smaller ones were also about the size of puppy in my pocket.

So, yeah, I've heard before that some of the minis came blind bags like other pvc toys in the 80s and 90s (Puppy in my Pocket, etc). I don't know if that's true, but here are some with the cards I've also heard about:

http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220690501122
(http://i.ebayimg.com/20/!B5pDudQBGk~$(KGrHqJ,!jQEybvDu(F9BMueRDkgV!~~_12.JPG)

Also, is this a Darlin' Dino fakie? What was another similar line at the time? (see purple dino with heart on chest):

http://www.mlptp.net/forums/non-mlp-sales/79462-littlest-pet-shop-lll-ssc-fakies-lots-more-new-items-11-7-a.html
(http://webpages.charter.net/kbollmeier/Misc.jpg)

Title: Re: Darlin' Dinos - Meritus
Post by: zuse on Sunday 14 November 2010, 10:36 pm
Now that I look at the "clapping" one... isn't it more likely that it's just one of those grabber toys that holds on to something? Although the clapping thing is a creative idea...
Title: Re: Darlin' Dinos - Meritus
Post by: Rider of the storm on Tuesday 16 November 2010, 03:20 am
Zuse I think it is one of the grabber toys here I have to agree with you on this one.
Title: Re: Darlin' Dinos - Meritus
Post by: AngelBear on Tuesday 16 November 2010, 05:25 am
I had no idea these came with accessories. Great pictures! I love the babies!
Title: Re: Darlin' Dinos - Meritus
Post by: zuse on Thursday 18 November 2010, 07:15 am
Ooo! Look! But would it kill sellers to set things up neatly for pictures...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=230552220863
(http://i.ebayimg.com/06/!B9Oez9g!2k~$(KGrHqQOKjQEzPZ5Z0lyBM5K!QSfiw~~_12.JPG)

Also, shouldn't the Dino Babies be moved to the front page (since they aren't miniatures?) They are to scale with the "adult" Darlin' Dinos.
Title: Re: Darlin' Dinos - Meritus
Post by: zap18 on Sunday 28 November 2010, 10:21 pm
I actually bought that lot zuse, so I'll take some pics when it arrives... eventually :D
Title: Re: Darlin' Dinos - Meritus
Post by: Ghost Of The Doll on Tuesday 30 November 2010, 05:59 pm
That would be great Jana!
Title: Re: Darlin' Dinos - Meritus
Post by: invaderhorizongreen on Wednesday 01 December 2010, 02:12 am
the one with a heart certainly looks like a knock off to bad we do not have more info on it.
Title: Re: Darlin' Dinos - Meritus
Post by: zuse on Wednesday 01 December 2010, 02:58 am
Oh Meritus...

Boys got Daring Dino Adventures! (1993)

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=310239075933
(http://auctionsound.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/deophamdealers/inventory/17137/12803448310001.jpg)

(http://auctionsound.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/deophamdealers/inventory/17137/12803448310002.jpg)

(http://auctionsound.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/deophamdealers/inventory/17137/12803448310003.jpg)

Title: Re: Darlin' Dinos - Meritus
Post by: zuse on Wednesday 01 December 2010, 03:00 am
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=150495140045
(http://i.ebayimg.com/15/!B3IVfS!!2k~$(KGrHqEOKisE)R46()hOBMlHE(pFZw~~_12.JPG)

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=360301856659
(http://i.ebayimg.com/16/!B3IVrhw!Wk~$(KGrHqIOKjQEyTngK7pCBMlHFny5h!~~_12.JPG)

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=360301856801
(http://i.ebayimg.com/16/!B3IV19g!2k~$(KGrHqEOKnQE)3-hmzn1BMlHGo8hnQ~~_12.JPG)

I know that these are a 100% separate line. But boy do I love the 90s.:D
Title: Re: Darlin' Dinos - Meritus
Post by: zuse on Wednesday 01 December 2010, 03:05 am
And Kid-Kore made some "Dino Friendly Pals" in the 90s.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=180592133442
(http://i.ebayimg.com/06/!B9KY74!CWk~$(KGrHqEOKisEzS+k07hSBM5!fiD4tg~~_12.JPG)
Title: Re: Darlin' Dinos - Meritus
Post by: zap18 on Saturday 18 December 2010, 01:18 am
Ok, ring Darlin Dino pics, as promised:

(http://i715.photobucket.com/albums/ww156/zap18/Myphotos/Ghost%20of%20the%20Doll/DSC03261.jpg)

And here is a size comparison pic, because why not?  The sizes on these things are deceptive!

(http://i715.photobucket.com/albums/ww156/zap18/Myphotos/Ghost%20of%20the%20Doll/DSC03271.jpg)

Title: Re: Darlin' Dinos - Meritus
Post by: Isis on Saturday 22 January 2011, 11:52 am
A picture of my darlin' dino Snazzies and Farm friends (meritus 1992/1993)  :D

(Dutch website like ebay):

http://link.marktplaats.nl/415268047

(The orange one, Tropical outfit is for sale)
Title: Re: Darlin' Dinos - Meritus
Post by: zuse on Thursday 18 August 2011, 03:40 pm
Case (1993):
http://cgi.ebay.com/150618540875

(http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Darlin-Dinos-Gem-Dazzlers-Meritus-Dinosaurs-Case-Rare-/00/$(KGrHqEOKkEE3tI)5yN(BN9i4b8Yig~~_3.JPG)

(http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Darlin-Dinos-Gem-Dazzlers-Meritus-Dinosaurs-Case-Rare-/00/$(KGrHqQOKnUE3ZMYLqdCBN9i5fJcz!~~_3.JPG)

(http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Darlin-Dinos-Gem-Dazzlers-Meritus-Dinosaurs-Case-Rare-/00/$(KGrHqMOKj0E3Re(9S7uBN9i+lctq!~~_3.JPG)

(http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Darlin-Dinos-Gem-Dazzlers-Meritus-Dinosaurs-Case-Rare-/00/$(KGrHqQOKjoE3uwecdNtBN9i+DF0Jg~~_3.JPG)
Title: Re: Darlin' Dinos - Meritus
Post by: TheMinorityof1990 on Thursday 23 August 2012, 10:06 pm
I used to have a Darlin' Dino, I'm not sure if I still do. I hope I do. She was a meduim sized purple one.