Creative Beast Studio Reveals Collaboration with Award-Winning Tyco Dino-Riders Artist on New Dinosaur Action Figure Package Art

Ezra Tucker, Internationally-Renowned Wildlife Artist, Created Monoclonius Packaging Inspired by His Iconic Dino-Riders Work Creative Beast Studio today revealed package art from its collaboration with award-winning wildlife artist Ezra Tucker […]

Ezra Tucker, Internationally-Renowned Wildlife Artist, Created Monoclonius Packaging Inspired by His Iconic Dino-Riders Work

Creative Beast Studio today revealed package art from its collaboration with award-winning wildlife artist Ezra Tucker for its upcoming “Beasts of the MesozoicMonoclonius crassus action figure. As one of the original artists behind the stunning Tyco Dino Riders package art image, Ezra’s participation in the “Beasts of the Mesozoic” line of dinosaur action figures was especially significant to Creative Beast Studio owner David Silva, who counts Ezra’s work among his biggest influences as a child.

In one week, Creative Beast Studio launches a new Kickstarter campaign to support its second series of “Beasts of the Mesozoic” dinosaur action figures. Focusing on the “horned” ceratopsian dinosaurs this time around, the 1/18th scale figures will feature multiple points of articulation and vivid coloration. Only those pledging to the Kickstarter campaign can secure the exclusive Monoclonius crassus figure complete with vintage-inspired package art depicting the stampeding creature. Ezra’s new work will also be available during the 30-day campaign as an 11×17 signed print limited to only 100 copies. 

For this exclusive offering, David painted Monoclonius with the same colors used on the original version of the Dino-Riders figure as an homage to the beloved 80s toy line.

“Working with Ezra was a great honor and I’m so grateful that he participated in the ‘Beasts of the Mesozoic’ journey. His original Dino-Riders scene is one of the most impressive works I’ve seen for a toy line, seamlessly combining fine art with pop culture. It’s amazing to think that the artist who worked on one of the toy lines that influenced me the most has now created an art piece for my own line of toys,” said David. “On a personal note, Ezra was a wonderful collaborator. Not only is his new Monoclonius piece kinetic and dramatic, but it also really brings you back to a time when pre-history and fantasy felt like one and the same. I know many dinosaur fans will appreciate once again being transported to the fantastic prehistoric landscape in the spirit of the 1980s.” 

“It is a pleasure to be asked to help bring to life an educational and fun concept with my painting of Monoclonius,” added Ezra. “The detail that is apparent in the sculpting of this dinosaur is authentic and well researched.” 

The Monoclonius crassus action figure will be offered as part of the Beasts of the Mesozoic: Ceratopsian Series Kickstarter, set to begin on September 17th, 2019.

About David Silva

David Silva has been sculpting and designing in the toy industry for companies including McFarlane Toys, Hasbro, and NECA (National Entertainment Collectibles Association) since 2003. He specializes in creature-related action figures, with past and current work devoted to toy lines such as Spawn, McFarlane’s Dragons, Star Wars, Jurassic Park, Predator, Aliens, Terminator, Pacific Rim, and Godzilla. He launched Creative Beast Studio in 2009 to focus on dinosaur model kits, a passion since childhood. David received the Spectrum 22 Silver Dimensional award for his piece “Dragon vs. Raptors” in 2015.

About Creative Beast Studio

Founded in 2009 by toy industry veteran David Silva, Creative Beast Studio is home to the “Beasts of the Mesozoic” dinosaur action figure line, model kits, and more. Today, Creative Beast Studio mostly focuses on its Beasts of the Mesozoic dinosaur action figures, while also creating highly detailed collectible resin model kits that depict prehistoric animals and fantasy characters including dragons. In the future, Mr. Silva plans to release more dinosaur action figures under the “Beasts of the Mesozoic” brand, as well as other natural history-inspired content such as modern-day animals and dragons.

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