Beasts of the Mesozoic: Ceratopsian Series Action Figures

Created by David Silva

Beasts of the Mesozoic: Ceratopsians- a line of scientifically accurate dinosaur action figures with elaborate detail and articulation

Latest Updates from Our Project:

7 days ago – Wed, Dec 04, 2019 at 08:01:00 PM


WE DID IT! All 25 Ceratopsian action figures are now funded and unlocked! I can't express enough gratitude for the support you all have brought to this endeavor. Thank you all so much!!

So it goes without saying, the adult Triceratops and the Tororsaurus are now officially UNLOCKED!

Click the image to go to the gallery
Click the image to go to the gallery

Survey Update

The Kickstarter surveys on BackerKit are now at 89% complete as of this post. I know some people need a little more time to get their selections in or have payments to sort out and that's fine, but I urge everyone who hasn't finalized their survey to do so as soon as possible so I can take an accurate count of the items needed for production as well as being sure that I have everyone's mailing addresses. If you never received a survey in your email or if you're having trouble finalizing your survey, please message me and I'll help you as soon as possible. Remember, your order will not be cancelled regardless of your survey status at lock down, so if anyone is having issues, there's no need to worry about losing anything. Since it seems like people need a little more time, I'll hold off on locking down surveys until later tonight. 

In closing...

It looks like we only needed another month to get the funding we required for all of these horned beasties and wow what an achievement this is to fund dinosaur figures like these! It's a great victory, but there's still plenty of exciting work to be done and I can't wait to share everything with you from the production process, to the package design, the fine cuts, painted samples and everything else related to this journey. What a day this is. 

Again, thank you all so much and until next time!


BackerKit Surveys Lock Down Tomorrow, Plus a look at the Finished Pentaceratops!
8 days ago – Tue, Dec 03, 2019 at 10:05:34 PM

*Surveys Lock Down Tomorrow*

If you haven't done so already, please be sure to finalize and submit your surveys by tomorrow. We're currently at 85% so let's get that number as close to 100% as possible by this time tomorrow. Even if you're not adding anything on, I still need everyone to confirm their address and I need to take final counts for production as well. 

BackerKit charges will begin tomorrow, but for those who have orders containing both Kickstarter-funded items and BackerKit funded items, it may take me a few days to separate the items, so some orders may not charge until later in the week. Remember if you stayed within your Kickstarter pledge credit and/or you only added BackerKit items, no charge will be necessary at this time. If a charge does not go through for some reason, no need to worry as your order will still remain in the system, but any balance will need to be paid as soon as possible. And for those who still have not received a survey via email or need a direct link to your order, please message me as soon as possible so we can get it sorted out. 

Finished Pentaceratops Prototype! 

As promised, here is the final finished prototype, Pentaceratops. I was able to get this one painted just in time for the survey lock down!

Click the image to go to the Pentaceratops gallery

Click here to see the full gallery!

We're only a stone's throw away from unlocking that adult Triceratops and then it's only another $15K to get to the Torosaurus! To check the status or share with potential backers, here's the preorder store link:

Thanks everyone- talk to you soon!


Finished Torosaurus Prototype, Black Friday Giveaway, and More!
12 days ago – Fri, Nov 29, 2019 at 07:32:41 PM

Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving! I wanted take a moment and get everyone caught up on this past week’s progress.

Painted Torosaurus Prototype 

As seen recently on my social media, here’s the finished Torosaurs latus prototype, painted by Matt Holt!

For the full Torosaurus gallery, click here. Torosaurus will be officially funded at $465,000 and is the final figure of the ceratopsian series. For more info, check out the Preorder Store here.

But wait, what about Pentaceratops?

Pentaceratops Painted Prototype WIP

 Painting is currently underway for Pentaceratops and I still plan to show it before the Dec. 4th survey lockdown. For now though, here’s a work-in-progress look at the prototype so far. Expect to see more soon!

Split Wave Shipping 

Now that we‘ve funded figures from all three waves, the question of how shipping options will work for orders containing figures from multiple waves came up recently and I thought it would be good to share my answer to this here in case anyone missed it in the comments section. 

‘The Kickstarter and BackerKit platforms are only set up to collect shipping charges for one shipment, meaning that split shipping can not yet be accounted for. Since orders will vary greatly for each backer due to package weight and destination, orders will be split upon request and will require an additional payment based on those variables at the time of shipment (which I plan to keep as low as possible.) If split shipping isn’t requested however, each order will ship automatically as soon as all of it’s items are in-stock. This only applies to the action figures and not the printed items or pin, which will ship separately regardless.’

So basically, if backers decide to split thier shipments at anytime, they can contact me about what they want shipped and I would then let them know the additional shipping amount based on their request. If anyone has any questions, please feel free to let me know.

Black Friday Weekend Coupon and Test Shot Giveaway!

A quick heads up to the Raptor Series fans about this weekend’s big promotion: From now thru Dec. 2nd, when you use the 10% off code TURKEYRAPTOR19 for any order on, you’ll be automatically entered to win 1 of 4, one-of-a-kind Raptor Series Test Shots sets! The four winners will be announced via social media on Dec. 5th. Good luck!  

Well, that’ll do it for now. Enjoy the holiday weekend everyone!


Pentaceratops 'Unlocked' in BackerKit, and a Look at the Finished Utahceratops Prototype!
21 days ago – Wed, Nov 20, 2019 at 04:46:52 PM

We've surpassed the $420K funding mark and Pentaceratops sternbergii is now fully funded and unlocked- congrats everyone!  

 Remember, as a BackerKit funded figure, credit card orders will not be charged for Pentaceratops until Feb. 7th 2020! Expect to see paintwork progress for this big fella by the end of the week!

Finished Utahceratops Prototype

As some of you may have seen on my social media, I've recently finished the paintwork for the Utahceratops prototype. Take a look!

Click the image to see the full gallery

Colors this time were based on the Gila Monster, a tribute to it's Utah namesake.

Step aside Dr. Grant...

The full gallery can be viewed here, or to see all ceratopsians galleries thus far, click here.


The next unlock is the one many have been waiting for, and what a privilege it is for this to even be possible, the massive 18" adult Triceratops horridus is the next unlock at $450,000!

 And in case anyone wants to share the pre-order store to help reach new backers, or if you just want to keep an eye on the funding total, here's the direct link:

Thanks again everyone!


Utahceratops 'Unlocked' in BackerKit, plus a First Look at the WIP Painted Prototype!
28 days ago – Thu, Nov 14, 2019 at 02:06:37 AM

Congrats all, we're now down to the big final four and today, Utahceratops gettyi has been officially unlocked!

As with all of the BackerKit funded figures, credit card orders will not be charged for Utahceratops until Feb. 7th 2020. The epic Pentaceratops is up next at $420,000!

 Work-in-Progress Utahceratops paintwork

In case you missed it earlier today on social media, paintwork for Utahceratops has begun and here's a look at the early stage.

 I hope to have this one wrapped up before the end of the weekend. 

Pentaceratops here we come! :)