The huge dinosaurs that roamed the world 225 million years ago have long been a source of fascination. Monsters in every sense of the word, some reaching up to 90ft long and weighing as much as 20 tons, these primitive reptiles existed in various forms for a period of 130 million years before mysteriously becoming extinct. Now, 65 million years later, Airfix brings to the modelling world, kits of these remarkable creatures. Dominant among the flesh-eaters of those far-off times was Tyrannosaurus Rex or 'tyrany lizard', a dinosaur which in model form captures the fearsome appearance of the original. To help combat the awesome carnivores and afford them some protection, there evolved a family of armour-plated dinosaurs of which three are included in the series, the three-horned Triceratops, Stegosaurus and the small Ankylosaurus.
The kits in this expanding series are easy to assemble and great fun to paint and display as well as being educational. - Taken from the 17th edition catalogue (1980)