The Carnegie Collection Brachiosaurus (2012)

Prototype pictured in the 2012 Safari Ltd. catalog.

Name: Brachiosaurus
Species: Brachiosaurus altithorax
First release: 2012
Retired: 2015
Model number: 4107-01
Size: 18.6"
Scale: 1/60
Sculptor: Forest Rogers

This model serves as an update to the original Carnegie Collection Brachiosaurus sculpt, which was in production from 1988 to 2012, though it endured numerous mold changes over that time and came to barely resemble the first generation model.

Like most 20th century depictions labelled "Brachiosaurus", the original model was based on the species B. brancai, which has since been reclassified as Giraffatitan. Interestingly, despite being "remade" in 2012, this "updated" model actually represents the species B. altithorax, the original Brachiosaurus, and is therefore not really an update to this figure. As one of the only B. altithorax models in existence, along with its excellent sculpt and technical accuracy (sauropod specialist Mike Taylor acted as a consultant), this figure remains one of the highest-priced and most desirable Carnegie figures on the secondary market.

Version: 1
Release: 2012
Material: Hard off-white vinyl
Paint: 8 colors. Pale green (base color); green (back); olive green (markings); red (back. mouth); yellow (throat); gray (claws); gold (eyes); white (teeth); black (pupils).
Stamp text: Carnegie Brachiosaurus 1:60 / (C) 2012 Safari Ltd., Miami, FL USA / Made in China CE
CE mark: Large
TDR rating: 7/10