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Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP27 Dec 2012 8:10 p.m. PST

I do not have "enough" dinosaurs for a decent Eat Hitler game. I have an allosaurus, LOTS of raptors and some garish purple pterodactyls. Not nearly enough.
Oh, yes. A Ral Partha Stegosaurus.

Where can I get more, relatively in scale.
I promise to not be a milimetre Nazi, like SOME people I could name when reviewing 15mm tanks…

And for a change of pace, some sabretooth tigers. Unless Hitler lands in Bedrock, there should not be sabretooth tigers coexisting with dinosaurs. But, he might…

Besides, I always wanted a sabretooth tiger.

jpattern227 Dec 2012 8:19 p.m. PST

Um, "What is a topic you never thought you'd see the OFM post?" Oh, this isn't "Jeopardy"?

Northstar has some great 28mm megafauna, including sabertooths: link

Iron Wind Metals does a bunch of in-scale dinos: link

And megafauna: link

All of the above are beautiful sculpts.

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP27 Dec 2012 8:23 p.m. PST

What made you think I was a "serious" gamer?

richardmkii27 Dec 2012 8:28 p.m. PST

Reaper does some prehistoric animals, I have a some of their sabertooths, dire wolves and cave bears. Copplestone also does some prehistoric critters.

boy wundyr x Supporting Member of TMP27 Dec 2012 9:13 p.m. PST

Michael's with a 40 or 50% coupon can help too, I think I've seen sabertooths there too.

Tuudawgs Supporting Member of TMP27 Dec 2012 9:41 p.m. PST

Have you tried the "Very true things" web site?

StarfuryXL527 Dec 2012 9:43 p.m. PST

And after they're done eating Hitler they can come through that gate in Canada. Always good to have multi-purpose figs.

skippy0001 Supporting Member of TMP27 Dec 2012 9:49 p.m. PST

Don't forget Ubermenschen-eating plants!

Roderick Robertson Fezian27 Dec 2012 10:13 p.m. PST

Hey, if you come up with new rules and stats for prehistoric mammals (or other dinos, or alternative time travelers…), drop us a line at Pulp Action Library!


Who knows, your rules might end up on the website, or in Eat Hitler 2: Electric Boogaloo!

Grelber27 Dec 2012 10:30 p.m. PST

Reaper has some two nice dinosaurs in their pre-painted plastic line. link
The Toob plastic miniatures you can buy at Michael's or Hobby Lobby also have some appropriately sized beasts, as well as some that are nowhere near in scale--give the weird sized ones to your young relatives. There is also a toob of dinosaur fossils, some of which could be used in your game, as a sort of initial clue that they aren't in Germany any more ("Ach du Himmel, Adolf! Where have you brought us?").
The Schleich and Papo animals are meant to go with their figures, which are 90mm or so. However, they have a very nice Komodo Dragon, which is just a little large for the giant Komodo Dragon like beast (Megalania) that once roamed Australia (and may still, according to the cryptozoologists).
This, like the Spanish Inquisition, is one of those things nobody expects.


timlillig Inactive Member27 Dec 2012 10:44 p.m. PST

I lean toward cheap plastic dinosaurs. US Toy has a good selection.

thosmoss27 Dec 2012 11:41 p.m. PST

You can look at Papo dinosaurs on -- these are the same guys I'm currently finding at HobbyLobby, armed with my 40% off coupons.

bsrlee28 Dec 2012 12:29 a.m. PST

Eureka have some raptor-type dinosaurs in single and a multi dino 'pack' casting – 3 scrambling IIRC. There should also be some 28mm-ish beasts in their Pulpitations range, cannons optional.

There are a few 'museum' type miniatures that are claimed to be 1/48 scale (Carnegie was one) and then the old standby, Tamiya 1/35 dinosaurs, which could fit in.

Visit a few 'educational' stores, they will probably have some post-Xmas sale items and I have found them to have bins of vaguely suitable Asian made toy dinos about the right size for herd beasts (getting stomped by a 5 tonne vegetarian and his 20 friends is just as fatal as a single Tyranosaur). Don't forget a sample human figure.

A simple reference site for size comparisons:

Rudi the german Inactive Member28 Dec 2012 3:45 a.m. PST


I use these guys…. They are perfect.
Greetings and have fun

Personal logo Patrick R Supporting Member of TMP28 Dec 2012 3:51 a.m. PST

Schleich, Papo and other plastic dinosaurs should do the trick. If painted plastic toys scare you there is always Acheson creations.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP28 Dec 2012 5:41 a.m. PST

Try the local "dollar store". You can usually find hordes of cheap plastic dinos in various sizes there (also bugs … you really need some giant bugs to eat Hitler, too!). They are usually made of cheap plastic that won't take paint … except Krylon spray primer. That stuff will give you a good surface for any paint on any surface.

Matsuru Sami Kaze28 Dec 2012 7:40 a.m. PST

Hobby Lobby has carried a range of Papo and Schleich Dino plastics. Look harder and find the Toob that contains 12-13 Dino skulls.

Feet up now Inactive Member28 Dec 2012 11:08 a.m. PST

Another recommendation for Schleich Dinosaurs, they are fantastic for 28mm scale.
Also very well painted out of the box compared to other plastic dinos out there.

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