New Beasts of the Mesozoic: Raptor Series items available to pre-order now!
Hope you all are having a wonderful Thanksgiving Day weekend. I just wanted to give everyone a quick heads-up about the special offer happening this weekend on creative-beast.com!
The Flock... Read more
Wave 2 arrives- final reward shipping begins May 29th! Plus, BackerKit store closing soon!
Final reward fulfillment will begin soon- please check your addresses!
The wait is nearly over for the Wave 2 deluxe raptors as they have now safely reached the Fulfillrite warehouse... Read more
Wave 2 is on the way and reward fulfillment completes this month!
Deluxe Raptors: Wave 2 is in transit now!
The long awaited deluxe raptors wave 2 are currently en route to their USA destination in Lakewood, NJ. (To be exact,... Read more
Wave 1 Raptors Shipping has Begun- PLEASE READ!
Wave 1 Raptors have Arrived and Fulfillment has commenced!
I just wanted to let everyone know that the Wave 1 raptors have indeed arrived at the New Jersey Fulfillrite warehouse... Read more
Wave 1 Raptors Shipping Soon- Plus Backer Pics and Paint Tutorial!
Wave 1 Raptors Shipping Soon!
The wait for the Beasts of the Mesozoic Deluxe Raptor action figures to begin shipping out into the world is nearly over! I have... Read more
Deluxe Raptors Shipping Soon From China! But a few aren't ready to leave just yet...
As many of you know, there has been no shortage of challenges throughout this journey to make the best dinosaur action figures on the market. And now as the end... Read more
Build-a-Raptors, Accessory Packs, and Nestlings are shipping soon!
Fulfillment for Build-a-Raptors, Accessory Packs, and Nestlings begins on Monday, January 15th!
As of yesterday all of the Accessory Packs, Nestlings, and Build-a-Raptor products have arrived at the Fulfillrite warehouse in... Read more
Shipping status, Production Photos, Preview Videos and more!
Happy holidays everyone! How is it nearly Christmas already?
As many of you may remember in last month's Kickstarter update, I showed the first part of the package design process... Read more
Cyber Weekend Deal- get $10 off any BackerKit pre-order 11/25 thru 11/27
Just a quick update to let you all know that Cyber Weekend is on! Get $10 off any Beasts of the Mesozoic: Raptor Series orders between today and the end... Read more
Accessory Packs and Nestlings shipping update plus Package Design Process Part 1
Get ready for yet another information-packed update! (actually it's mostly photos)
We'll begin with the info that everyone wants to know- 'When are the products going to ship?' And then,... Read more
Current Production Status, Updated Shipping Schedule, and Test Shot Giveaway
As we enter into the Fall season, fulfillment of the Beasts of the Mesozoic figures is on the horizon and what started as a small idea last year is... Read more
China Trip Part 2- Painting Process and First Deco Samples
It's been a while since the last update so there's a lot to talk about.
The production process is moving along at a fast pace now. Between sending comments on... Read more
'Which Beasts of the Mesozoic Raptor Are You?' Quiz
Here's something a little different.
I've been putting this together over the past few months (some of you may have seen this on my social media from last week.) It's... Read more
China Trip part 1- Tooling Factory Visit, plus One Year Kickstarter Anniversery
On this day one year ago...
My first Kickstarter project was successfully funded one year ago today thanks to the contribution of 2,661 backers on May 27th, 2016, officially kicking... Read more
New Test Shot Video, an Early Look at Production Paint and Packaging plus Spectrum Highlights
Today marks one year since this journey officially began. On April 27th, 2016, the Beasts of the Mesozoic Kickstarter campaign launchedand nothing has been the same for me since... Read more
First Test Shots- Video Preview from China
Beasts of the Mesozoic: Raptor Series First Test Shots video
In the last update you all got a look at some of the Raptor test shot figures- the first ones... Read more
Action Figure Test Shots- first photos!
Test Shot Figures Update
Now that the tooling is finishing up for the Raptor series, the factory is now producing the first sets of functional, plastic action figures using the... Read more
Velociraptor osmolskae red variant available now on BackerKit
The Final Raptor
For those following me on social media, you may have already heard... there's one more raptor left, and he's a bit late to the party.
Since beginning... Read more
Beasts of the Mesozoic: Raptor Series is now available at Big Bad Toy Store
I am very happy to announce that in addition to the BackerKit pre-order store, you can now pre-order the Beasts of the Mesozoic:Raptor Series figures at Big Bad Toy Store!... Read more
Fine Cut Review Video and Ceratopsians tease
Just wanted to post a quick update. For those of you that follow me on Facebook, you may have seen this video already, but I wanted to include... Read more
BackerKit Pre-Order Store is Now Back! Here are the details.
The Beasts of the Mesozoic: Raptor Series pre-order store is now LIVE! Click here!
You may notice that it's mostly the same as before, but with a few differences. I'll... Read more
Happy New Year!- Production Update with New Fine Cut (pre-tooling) Photos
As we begin 2017, I am happy to report that the invoices for tooling and production have both been paid and we are very much on our way to getting... Read more
All Painted Nestlings, Production Update and more!
What's going on with Beasts of the Mesozoic lately you ask?
Pre-production is now in full swing as we prepare to begin the always vital tooling process. And there have... Read more
Production begins- here we go!
As we head into this year's holiday season, this project has now entered into it's next exciting and crucial stage- production! All of the parts for the Beasts of the... Read more
BackerKit Lockdown tomorrow- production to begin soon. Plus Nestling Package art and more!
BackerKit survey and pre-order Lock Down is Tomorrow, Nov. 14th!!
It's almost here! The BackerKit surveys and the Pre-Order Store are set to lock down tomorrow night at 12:00am midnight... Read more
Accessory Packs and Nestlings- Final Painted Prototypes!
Alright, we finally made it! We now get to see all of the planned physical product for the first series of Beasts of the Mesozoic (with one minor stipulation, but... Read more
New Resin Nestling Photos and BackerKit Date Announcement
The response to the recent Nestling updates has been very well received and I thought you all would enjoy seeing these little guys before I paint them. One... Read more
Sculpting completed! A closer look at the Accessory Packs and Nestlings preview
It's been several months since the Beasts of the Mesozoic Kickstarter when all of those stretch goals were (unexpectedly) met and as you all know, I've been trying to catch... Read more
Accessory Pack Raptors Photo Gallery and $100K reached in BackerKit!
Hi everyone! For those who've been following me on social media, you've seen the latest reveals of the finished painted 6" raptors from the Accessory Packs as I've worked on... Read more
Accessory Pack Raptors- final sculpts, and Build-A-Raptor parts update
As I move forward sculpting the accessory pack bases, I wanted to take a moment to show you all the final sculpts for the Accessory Pack Raptors. A note on... Read more
BackerKit Lockdown Final Extension- now Nov. 7th. Plus new raptors sculpts!
As October 7th looms closer, it has become apparent that I will need more time to complete all of the Beasts of the Mesozoic prototypes in order to... Read more
BIG UPDATE- Raptor Photo Roundup, JerseyFest Display, and Accessory Pack Progress
Been meaning to catch up on the photos for the last several raptors including the Fans Choice figures. So finally, here are photos of all the raptors you've been waiting... Read more
BackerKit lock down date extended to Oct. 7th!
Although progress has been very steady in developing the remaining figures, it has been moving along slower than I had anticipated and I've been considering this for some time... Read more
Finished Acheroraptor and Linheraptor, Zhenyuanlong revisions and more!
Alright, it's time for another update! As many of your know, this is mostly a collection of news about the line that I've posted on social media the past week... Read more
Painted Adasaurus and Zhenyuanlong pics and more!
Finished Adasaurus prototype
As many of you have already seen on social media, the Adasaurus is finished! Big thank you once again to Matt Holt for the great paint work!... Read more
Finished Dromaeosaurus prototype and much more!
Acheroraptor and Zhenyuanlong resin models
These guys are built up and will have paint very soon!
And just for fun, here's a look at the resin casted parts... Read more
Adasaurus and Dromaeosaurus resins plus Acheroraptor and Zhenyuanlong sculpts!
Adasaurus and Dromaeosaurus Unpainted Resin Prototypes
The prototype figures for both the Adasaurus and the Dromaeosaurus are done and painting is currently underway! I'm painting the main line Dromaeosaurus (shown... Read more
Adasaurus, Dromaeosaurus, and S. langstoni sculpt updates and new Zhenyuanlong art!
Dromaeosaurus and Adasaurus Parts Preview
The new pieces for both the Dromaeosaurus and the Adasaurus are now finished and are being molded now. The new parts include not only the... Read more
BackerKit Surveys Sent, New Artwork, and Dromaeosaurus Sculpt Teaser
BackerKits sent and Pre-Order Store is up!
What an exciting time it is- you finally get to add all of those sweet add-on items to your order! After putting many... Read more
Painted Balaur bondoc, Adasaurus update and BackerKits coming soon
Balaur bondoc painted prototype
Some of you may have seen this teased already on social media, but here's a full look at the finished painted Balaur bondoc action figure prototype!... Read more
Balaur bondoc final sculpt pics and new Fan's Choice Pyroraptor package art revealed!
Balaur final sculpt parts
As many of you will recall, just before the conclusion of the campaign here, I unveiled photos of the assembled unpainted Balaur bondoc action figure. The... Read more
First look at the Build-A-Raptor sets and the complete raptor parts map diagram!
Been meaning to post this particular update for sometime now but had to wait until I had enough parts sculpted for the prototypes.
Complete Raptors parts map
Although... Read more
Post campaign FAQ, Kickstarter shipping error, game plan and more
Just wanted to follow up with everyone and address a few things before we get rolling with the actual in-progress updates.
Kickstarter shipping charge error
I received a response from... Read more
We Did it!! Beasts of the Mesozoic is funded and bigger than expected!
It's hard to find the words to express how grateful I am for the tremendous support you all have shown for this project. It has been a long journey... Read more
Linheraptor package art update!
As we round the last turn, I wanted to post a look at the final package art for the Linheraptor exquisitus!
So there you have it- the... Read more
Balaur bondoc assembled sculpt images and first look at the Raptor Nestling Stretch Goal sets
Almost at the 24hour mark and heading towards unlocking another stretch goal! Time to start making your final selections.
Baluar bondoc assembly photos
Now early on in the campaign I... Read more
Pyroraptor package art plus final post card and stretch goal details!
A lot to update today as we go into the final stretch now.
First, here is the package art and layout for the Pyroraptor olympius action figure, painted... Read more
Fan's Choice Dromaeosaurus (kestrel version) package art revealed- Introducing artist Sara Richard!
Today I'm very excited to present you all not only with the first look at the Fan's Choice raptor packaging, but also to introduce you to our latest artist contributor,... Read more
Beasts of the Mesozoic 2017 Calendar now available as an add-on item
I know a lot of you have been requesting larger prints of Joanthan Kuo's package art and I hope that you all will be pleased with this solution.
I have... Read more
Zhenyuanlong package art and layout revealed plus Mark Schultz's new Kickstarter campaign!
New Zhenyuanlong Package Art
Today we take a look at Jonathan Kuo's beautiful package art for the Zhenyaunlong action figure- check it out!
So there you have the a look... Read more
Saurornitholestes sullivani- Finished Prototype Photos!
Alright everyone, here's a look at the latest completed raptor prototype, stretch goal #1, Saurornitholestes sullivani! Once again, big thanks to my no.1 painter guy Matt Holtfor doing another... Read more
Accessory Pack stretch goal designs finished- a clear look at everything included!
I meant to post this yesterday, but I wanted to be thorough about the designs and how the parts would all work out between the packs. I appreciate the interest... Read more
Fan Voted Raptor results are in, plus new stretch goal details!
Thank you all for your votes! They have been tallied and we have what I would call, a surprising turn of events- your Fan's Choice Raptor winner is- Dromaeosaurus albertensis... Read more
Saurornitholestes paint preview and new stretch goal packs announced!
We're down to the last week now- man this has gone by so fast!
Today I wanted to show you a preview of the painted Saurornitholestes prototype. Full unveiling on... Read more
Balaur sculpt update, Raptor Fan Vote, and new add-ons announced
A lot of things to get today so let's dive in!
First we have a look at the sculpting progress on the Balaur bondoc figure- here are the in-progress head... Read more
Stretch goal #5 Acheroraptor temertyorum- packaging and art revealed!
I'm very happy to reveal to package layout and art for the fifth stretch goal raptor-Acheroraptor temertyorum!
These will be added to the page shortly as well as... Read more
Hi-Res raptor pics now on creative-beast.com and Beasts of the Mesozoic in the media!
Hope you all had a great weekend!
Man you guys have been busy- all eight of the stretch goal raptors are unlocked already! I know this update comes unusually late,... Read more
Stretch Goal #1- Saurornitholestes resin prototype photos
Here's the first look at the unpainted Saurornitholestes resin prototype!
So there you have it- brand new raptor to add to the 'pack'!
I plan to have the finished painted... Read more
Stretch goal raptor update and FAQ section added
I'm so happy to see you guys blowing right through the stretch goals- they're being unlocked much faster than I could have imagined! So while I don't expect to have... Read more
Stretch goal #4 reveal- Dromaeosaurus albertensis!
Now that these stretch goals are being unlocked at such a fast rate, it'll be tough to keep pace with the reveals. But I will try!
For now, here's a... Read more
Stretch goal raptors revealed!! Kind of...
You guys are really hitting those stretch goals faster than I'd expected! I'll be unveiling the fourth stretch goal raptor- Dromaeosaurus- tomorrow. But for now, I have added teasers of... Read more
Stretch Goal #1 UNLOCKED- Saurornitholestes sullivani is a go! And sculpt update..
Yesterday we met the main funding goal in amazing time! And now we've already unlocked the first stretch goal- Saurornitholestes sullivani. Each stretch goal will be an add-on to... Read more
How to add 'add-ons' to your existing pledge level and... WE'RE FUNDED!!!
I've noticed that since I've posted the Kickstarter Exclusive raptor there has been a bit of confusion about how to pledge for add-ons. My apologies for not elaborating on this... Read more
Stretch goal #3 revealed- Adasaurus!
We're getting SOOO close now to that $125,000 funding goal! I can't thank you all enough for the tremendous support I've received for this project. And being so close to... Read more
Velociraptor osmolskae update- finished prototype photos!
Thank you all for the amazing response to the reveal of the Velociraptor osmolskae Kickstarter exclusive figure! Now as promised, here's a look at the painted prototype. For this one... Read more
Saurornitholestes sculpt update- tale of the tails
Just a small update today. As I finish up the parts for the Saurornitholestes figure, I thought you all would enjoy seeing a comparison of the tails I've made so... Read more
Kickstarter Exclusive Raptor Revealed- Velociraptor osmolskae!
As we approach the big $100,000 mark, I want to officially unveil the Kickstarter Exclusive raptor (some of you have already guessed it)- Velociraptor osmolskae! This figure will not be... Read more
Saurornitholestes sculpt update
Just want to update everyone on the progress of the first stretch goal raptor- Saurornitholestes. Here's an in-progress shot of how it's shaping up so far. As you can see,... Read more
Over one thousand backers have now pledged for this project in less than one week! That's an outstanding response and I thank you all so much for the support you've... Read more
Stretch goal #2 added- Balaur bondoc!
Just added the second stretch goal- the much asked about Balaur bondoc! This will be available to add-on once we reach the $145,000 mark. Balaur will feature several unique parts... Read more
Saurornitholestes head sculpt progress
Just wanted to share an in-progress look at the head sculpt for the stretch goal #1, Saurornitholestes.
I'll be posting my progress on this as I go. Planning to have... Read more
New tiers added and payment method alternatives
Hope everyone had a great weekend!
Based on backer suggestions, I've added a few new tiers to the campaign to give you all a bit more options so that get... Read more
New video interview - Inside the studio with The Beasts of the Mesozoic Kickstarter
My friend Ultimate Toy Collector stopped by the studio yesterday for an interview with me and an in-depth look at the Beasts of the Mesozoic project. If you've been wanting... Read more
First Stretch Goal Unveiled- Saurornitholestes sullivani
I have just added the first stretch goal figure to the page- Saurornitholestes sullivani! This will be available to add-on once we reach the $135,000.00 mark. Keep spreading the word... Read more
Just passed the half-way mark!!
You guys are amazing- just over two and a half days and we're half way to the goal! Thank you all- let's keep it going!
Mark Schultz print update- 'Raptors at Dawn' is finsihed!
Here it is everyone, the finished exclusive art print by Mark Schultz- 'Raptors at Dawn!'
How epic is that?! These prints are limited so don't miss out!
Over $50,000 already!
You guys are great- thank you all so much for all of the pledges and shares. Word is really getting around and we've barely just begun! Today I have something... Read more
Off to a great start!
WOW- what a great first 12 hours! Over $34,000 raised already! Thank you all so much for the love and support for this project- I'm truly humbled. While I'm here,... Read more