This is a Yowie toy, whatever one of those is (something to do with Cadburys). They released a Dickinsonia model as part of their Lost Kingdoms range. I want one, even though it is labelled as a 'Giant Disc Jelly' and is clearly meant to be some sort of worm or jellyfish (some crown group) and seems to have the wrong symmetry (many Ediacarans have glide symmetry). Interesting choice of colours too. I never expected to see such a toy, so I want it.
They did others too, including Mawsonites, which strikes me as an odd choice:
Devonian trilobite toy, and I want this one as well, a Wiwaxiid:
Whilst searching for those Yowie toys, I found these cool models, which I know nothing about:
All of these are taken from a single website and some can be bought here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/PaleoGirlCrafts
Trilobites and eurypterids are quite common, I particularly like this mini trilobite:
|Walliserops (a trilobite)|
|A baby eurypterid|
These can all be viewed here, along with a large variety which goes beyond the invertebrates here and even includes scarves: http://paleogirl.deviantart.com/gallery/?offset=0
More cuddly beasties!
This next bunch I actually came across a while ago whilst researching nudibranchs (sea slugs) as Weird Bug Lady makes cuddly nudibranchs, such as the one below, as well as many cuddly extinct organisms too.
The shop for these can be found here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/weirdbuglady?page=1
Check out her Flickr as well, as I round off this blog post simply by posting some of my favourites (as links, due to the way Flickr works): http://www.flickr.com/photos/weirdbuglady/
An awesome trilobite: http://www.flickr.com/photos/weirdbuglady/4622474158/in/photostream
A tardigrade and Opabinia: http://www.flickr.com/photos/weirdbuglady/4413564691/in/photostream
Hydrothermal vent creatures: http://www.flickr.com/photos/weirdbuglady/4356727920/in/photostream
A cute Panderichthys: http://www.flickr.com/photos/weirdbuglady/4285594257/in/photostream
I'd post more, but I can't work out how to post the images instead of links.