Top 10 of 2021
As the year 2021 draws to a close and we look toward the future and new things to come, we thought it’d be fun to take a peek back at our releases this year and count down our top ten 2021 Safari Ltd toys as we power through to 2022!
It may look like a T-Rex, but this dinosaur was smaller and had longer arms than its most famous cousin. While not quite as well known as Tyrannosaurus Rex, this fearsome figure still makes for a dynamic toy with its striking coloration and wide open, tooth-filled mouth!
A relative of Spinosaurus, this dinosaur lacks its cousin’s sail and tail fin, but shares a similar crocodile-like snout and enlarged claw on each forelimb. Though this dino is thought to have mainly feasted on fish, we still wouldn’t want to run into one if we found ourselves in the Cretaceous Period!
This set of 6 mini-figures includes unique dragons symbolizing a different elemental force. There’s the flaming Fire Dragon, the leafy Flora Dragon, the rocky Earth Dragon, the shimmering Water Dragon, the ethereal Air Dragon, and the gleaming Ice Dragon. Which element is the strongest? You can decide for yourself by having these dragons battle it out…or let them live in harmony. The choice is yours!
Another fantastical TOOB of 2021 was our Mermaids Designer TOOB. Featuring six unique mermaid mini figurines, this TOOB is packed with undersea fun! Each mermaid features vibrant, metallic scales on their tails, sure to make them pop in any fantasy-themed display, sensory bin, or other playtime project.
We’ve discussed dinosaurs and mythical creatures so far, but these two entries are the best of both worlds. Prehistoric foes Tyrannosaurus Rex and Triceratops can engage in an epic battle, this time aided by medieval style armor plating! Just because we love realistic and accurate dinosaurs at Safari doesn’t mean we can’t have a little fun with these fantastical versions of these ancient beasts. The T-Rex even has a movable jaw for chomping action!
A new twist on a fan favorite, our Feathered Tyrannosaurus figure triumphantly returns with updated coloration directly inspired by the hit Amazon Prime TV series Dino Dana! Straight out of Dino Dana: The Movie, this T-Rex features all the awesome details our Safari Fans have come to expect, with all new paint deco that gives the figure an exciting new look. You can even make it “come alive” through augmented reality with the Dino Dana Dino Player smartphone app!
Another new spin on an old favorite, the fiery winged horse Pyrois returns with a blue flame coloration that’s extra hot! According to Ancient Greek mythology, Pyrois was one of the Horses of Helios that helped pull the Sun God’s chariot across the sky. This horse is dynamically sculpted in mid-gallop, with its mane, tail and wings sculpted as flowing flames. An excellent figure for any fantasy display.
It’s called a wolf, and its coloration resembles a fox, but this South American member of the canine family is actually neither. It’s the only member of its genus – Chrysocyon – and has the longest legs of any member of the canine clan. The lanky legs are on clear display with our 2021 figure, sculpted in a loping gait that shows off the figure’s leggy attributes.
Also not quite a wolf, the latest addition to our Dragons collection is the Wolf Dragon, which combines characteristics of the furry real-world predator with those of the mythical monster. With the wings, scales, and serpentine tail of a dragon and the paws, fur and canine face of a wolf, this dragon has proved to be amazingly popular with our Safari Fans as it puts two fan favorites together in one unique and exquisitely detailed figurine!
There you have it! We hope you enjoyed our look back as we bid farewell to 2021 and look forward to what’s coming in 2022!