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    Posted 4 years ago

    fortapache
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    This is something I picked up at the Rose Bowl in early December. It is the MPC Diatryma prehistoric bird. They started making these in 1962. Usually MPC just made slightly smaller versions of the Marx Dinosaurs but in 1962. But in 1962 they came out with a 12 figure set that included five creatures Marx had not produced. This is not a large figure. It is probably less than 3" tall. The colors tended to be rather bright such as the yellow example seen in the last three photos. The other usual colors were blue and silver. The reddish brown is one of the less common colors. Possibly it was released as a cereal premium of some of these were.
    The actual creature lived in the Eocene Epoch from about 58-37 million years ago. It was seven feet tall and probably an apex predator. This was when the age of the mammals began. It probably went extinct due to large cats and other mammals.

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    Comments

    1. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 4 years ago
      I'd like to think it evolved into a flamingo !~
    2. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      I think it looks like a cassowary relative!
    3. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you very much Phil. It is possible.
    4. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you very much racer4four. It would be a flesh eating one.
    5. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you
      Newfld
      PhilDMorris
      TassieDevil
      mikelv85
      racer4four
      Caperkid
      Manikan
    6. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you very much nutsabotas6. Looked it up and the closest I saw was a goose. I think it is like a giant tall turkey.
    7. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you
      gargoylecollector
      burtmacklin
      iggy
      nutsabotas6
      vetraio50
    8. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you elanski.
    9. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you SEAN68.
    10. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you betweenthelens.
    11. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you dlpetersen.
    12. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 4 years ago
      This is a Moa or Megalypteryx [sp?], isn't it? or maybe an Andalgalornis steuletti?
    13. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 4 years ago
      or one of the 'Terror Birds'.
    14. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 4 years ago
      https://www.pinterest.com/pin/161566705360459037/
    15. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you very much ho2cultcha. Diatryma is also known as Gastornis and it is like the terror birds but is from the northern hemisphere. I think the terror birds were in South America.
      This has a much larger head and has a sternum unlike the Moas. The beak is smaller than the terror birds.
    16. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you
      betweenthelens
      dlpetersen

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