Monday, November 12, 2007

Toy Trilobites

Is our fascination with trilobites growing? Are more people being made aware of their presence in our planet's prehistory? It would seem to be so, if an emerging faction of trilobites in the toy market is any indication. Only a few years ago, there were few if any trilobite toys available for public consumption. Go back twenty years, and there were none. Now toys like Olenoides serratus (above) from the Primeval Predators toy set are here to entertain and elucidate!

Another bizarre offering is Trilomonk (above), the creation of Kathy Staico-Schorr. In this case a trilobite serves as the mount for a monkey holding a human skull. Other creations show a more accurate portrayal of trilobites as fossils (below).

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