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:

Finished Torosaurus Prototype, Black Friday Giveaway, and More!
10 months 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!
10 months 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!
10 months 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! :)


Sinoceratops 'Unlocked' in BackerKit, plus ToyCon NJ Follow Up!
10 months ago – Mon, Nov 11, 2019 at 10:13:25 PM

Six figures unlocked in seven days- WOW! We've now funded the Sinoceratops  zhuchengensis- congrats!

Pre-orders will be charged for Sinoceratops  on Feb. 7th 2020. The next goal will unlock Utahceratops at $405,000!

I know many of you are wondering if you'll get to see the Utah, Penta, and Toro painted up before the surveys lockdown on Dec. 4th, and yes I do plan to show them all before the lockdown so you can make your final decisions. Remember that you can add to and change your pledge level on your survey at any time before the lockdown period, even after the survey has been submitted. And if you still haven't received your survey, please message me.

ToyCon NJ follow up

I want to give a big 'Thank You' to everyone who was able to make it out to ToyCon NJ in Parsippany, New Jersey this past weekend. It was a super fun time and a great pleasure to meet some of the project backers as well as plenty of potentially new fans of the line. I also want to give a big thanks to my NECA brethren, Stefan Folkins and Roger Fernandez for assisting me with the table- it was a great help. The show was a lot more low-key than SDCC and felt more like a hangout with like-minded friends. Very cool atmosphere.  

Here are few photos of the table set up, courtesy of Stefan:

That'll do it for now- Utahceratops here we come!


Albertaceratops 'Unlocked' In BackerKit and ToyCon NJ Appearance Tomorrow!
10 months ago – Fri, Nov 08, 2019 at 10:08:59 PM

The BackerKit funding is moving along at an exceptional pace and we've now unlocked another stretch goal figure- Albertaceratops nesmoi! Congrats everyone!

Click to image to go to the see the current funding total

 Just a reminder, credit card pre-orders won't be charged for Albertaceratops  until Feb. 7th 2020. 

Creative Beast Studio at ToyConNJ- This Weekend!

Click for more info on ToyConNJ

This weekend- Nov. 9th and 10th- I'll be set up at ToyConNJ in Parsippany, New Jersey. The entire cast of dinosaur prototypes from the Beasts of the Mesozoic: Ceratopsian Series will be on display at the show, and for the Wave 1 figures it will be a final farewell before they need to be shipped out to China. I'll also have some Raptor Series product there for sale as well as a limited supply of Beasts of the Mesozoic t-shirts. If you're in the area this weekend, stop by! For more info on ToyConNJ, click here.

Our next stretch goal is the Sinoceratops, unlocked at $390,000. Will we be adding this one to the collection soon? Seems very possible.

Hoping to keep the great momentum going. Again, here is the Pre-order Store link if anyone wants to share:

Have a great weekend!