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Tyco Toys was a North American toys manufacturer founded in 1926 by John Tyler and family. It was formerly called Mantua Metal Products, model trains die-cast was their main business. In 1960 it changed to Tyco and in 1997 it was purchased by Mattel. Tyco turned into a division of Mattel until early 2010's.

Dino-Riders, a popular line of armored prehistoric animals with small action figures, was released from 1988-1990. In 1992, after the end of the Dino-Riders line, Tyco re-released the same molds (slightly modified in some cases to remove motorized features) as the "Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History Dinosaur and Other Prehistoric Reptile Collection" and the "Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History Ice Age Mammal Collection". This line was cancelled in 1994 after the two series - three models (Edmontonia, Saurolophus and Chasmosaurus) were advertised in catalogs as coming in the third series, but seem not to have been released.

Several of the same figures were released yet again in 1994 as part of the Cadillacs and Dinosaurs toy line.

Dino-Riders

Number Name Introduced Discontinued
9111 Ankylosaurus 1988 1990
9112 Pterodactyl 1988 1990
9113 Protoceratops 1989 1990
9114 Struthiomimus 1989 1990
9117 Placerias 1989 1990
9121 Deinonychus (v. 1) 1988 1990
9122 Quetzalcoatlus (v. 1) 1988 1990
9123 Styracosaurus 1988 1990
9124 Dimetrodon 1989 1990
9125 Pachycephalosaurus 1989 1990
9129 Chasmosaurus 1990 1990
9131 Deinonychus (v. 2) 1988 1990
9132 Pteranodon 1988 1990
9133 Monoclonius 1988 1990
9134 Saurolophus 1989 1990
9135 Quetzalcoatlus (v. 2) 1990 1990
9138 Kentrosaurus 1989 1990
9139 Edmontonia 1989 1990
9140 Triceratops 1988 1990
9141 Torosaurus 1988 1990
9142 Stegosaurus 1989 1990
9143 Pachyrhinosaurus 1990 1990
9145 Wooly Mammoth 1990 1990
9146 Sabre Tooth Tiger 1990 1990
9147 Killer Wart Hog 1990 1990
9148 Giant Ground Sloth 1990 1990
9150 Diplodocus 1988 1990
9160 Tyrannosaurus-Rex 1988 1990
9162 Brontosaurus 1989 1990

Smithsonian Institution Dinosaur Collection

Number Name Introduced Discontinued
9149 Tyrannosaurus 1992 1994
Protoceratops 1992 1994
Deinonychus 1992 1994
Styracosaurus 1992 1994
Dimetrodon 1992 1994
Pachycephalosaurus 1992 1994
Pteranodon 1992 1994
Monoclonius 1992 1994
Kentrosaurus 1992 1994
Triceratops 1992 1994
Torosaurus 1992 1994
Stegosaurus 1992 1994
9147 Apatosaurus 1993 1994
Struthiomimus 1993 1994
Pterodactylus 1993 1994
Euoplocephalus 1993 1994
Quetzalcoatlus 1993 1994

Smithsonian Institution Ice Age Collection

Number Name Introduced Discontinued
Wooly Mammoth 1993 1994
Sabertoothed Cat 1993 1994
Giant Ground Sloth 1993 1994


Cadillacs and Dinosaurs

Number Name Introduced Discontinued
Quetzalcoatlus 1993 1994
Deinonychus 1993 1994
Kentrosaurus 1993 1994
Triceratops 1993 1994

Links

Tyco Toys Wikipedia page Dino Riders Wikipedia page