Legendary Dino-Riders artist Ezra Tucker, who worked on the 1980’s toy line of the same name, is working with Creative Beast Studio to bring you a new line of Dinosaur toys. A full press release is below:
HACKENSACK, NJ – September 10, 2019 — Creative Beast Studio today revealed package art from its collaboration with award-winning wildlife artist Ezra Tucker for its upcoming “Beasts of the Mesozoic” Monoclonius crassus action figure. As one of the original artists behind the stunning Tyco Dino Riders package art image, Ezra’s participation in the “Beasts of the Mesozoic” line of dinosaur action figures was especially significant to Creative Beast Studio owner David Silva, who counts Ezra’s work among his biggest influences as a child. The new artwork can be seen below:
In one week, Creative Beast Studio launches a new Kickstarter campaign to support its second series of “Beasts of the Mesozoic” dinosaur action figures. Focusing on the “horned” ceratopsian dinosaurs this time around, the 1/18th scale figures will feature multiple points of articulation and vivid coloration. Only those pledging to the Kickstarter campaign can secure the exclusive Monoclonius crassus figure complete with vintage-inspired package art depicting the stampeding creature. Ezra’s new work will also be available during the 30-day campaign as an 11×17 signed print limited to only 100 copies.
For this exclusive offering, David painted Monoclonius with the same colors used on the original version of the Dino-Riders figure as an homage to the beloved 80s toy line. Check out the two figures side-by-side below:
“Working with Ezra was a great honor and I’m so grateful that he participated in the ‘Beasts of the Mesozoic’ journey. His original Dino-Riders scene is one of the most impressive works I’ve seen for a toy line, seamlessly combining fine art with pop culture. It’s amazing to think that the artist who worked on one of the toy lines that influenced me the most has now created an art piece for my own line of toys,” said David. “On a personal note, Ezra was a wonderful collaborator. Not only is his new Monoclonius piece kinetic and dramatic, but it also really brings you back to a time when pre-history and fantasy felt like one and the same. I know many dinosaur fans will appreciate once again being transported to the fantastic prehistoric landscape in the spirit of the 1980s.”
“It is a pleasure to be asked to help bring to life an educational and fun concept with my painting of Monoclonius,” added Ezra. “The detail that is apparent in the sculpting of this dinosaur is authentic and well researched.”
The Monoclonius crassus action figure will be offered as part of the Beasts of the Mesozoic: Ceratopsian Series Kickstarter, set to begin on September 17th, 2019.