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Does Anyone Remember Dino-Riders?


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#1 of 11 OFFLINE   Jim Beaver

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Posted February 28 2005 - 08:12 AM

Anyone remember this? Dino-Riders was a late 80s cartoon about futuristic humans who wind up traveling back in time and ending up stuck in the Dinosaur age, they were followed by these lizard aliens who wanted their crystal. Anyways the humans and the aliens both use the dinosaurs to battle each other. They put all kinds of weapons and armour on them. For a kid this was such a great cartoon. The toys were even better Posted Image From the little searching i've done this is a pretty obscure show, and only a few seem to remember this. I found out it was made by Marvel Productions. I was wondering does anyone know who owns it now? I know some of the Marvel cartoons are now owned by Disney could Dino-Riders be part of the package as well? It would be a great show to have on DVD.

#2 of 11 OFFLINE   Tory

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Posted February 28 2005 - 09:06 AM

I think Disney has it, it was packaged with reruns of Spider-man & his Amazing Friends and Robocop when last I saw it, I think it alternated with Robocop. I barely remember it but those who do remember it fondly, it only came on at like 5 AM here on Sundays.
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#3 of 11 OFFLINE   Jeff Jacobson

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Posted February 28 2005 - 01:22 PM

I remember the commercials for the toys. I don't know anything about the show, though.

#4 of 11 OFFLINE   Jim Beaver

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Posted March 01 2005 - 03:08 AM

Thanks Tory well my speculation was right, I did some digging on Marvel Productions and found that they were sold to Saban so we all know who owns it now. I wonder if Disney even knows they own it? Gord or Dave any chance if you talk to Disney sometime you could mention it? It was such a great 80s cartoon for me. It would be perfect to bring it out if there was anoather Jurrasic Park movie.

#5 of 11 OFFLINE   Jason_V

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Posted March 01 2005 - 04:09 AM

Yep, I actually have the first comic book lying in my closet somwhere. Along with Visionaries, this was GREAT B-level Saturday morning cartoonage.

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Posted March 01 2005 - 05:18 AM

For a minute I thought you were talking about Dinosaucers. Does anyone remember that show? I remember the Dino-Rider toys, but the only episode I can remember watching is the pilot. Didn't Chris Latta(Starscream,Cobra Commander) do one of the voices? I seem to remember his voice as one of the snake guys.

#7 of 11 OFFLINE   Jim Beaver

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Posted March 02 2005 - 02:47 AM

Nope sorry don't remember Dinosaucers, was it on at the same time as Dino-Riders?

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Posted March 03 2005 - 05:16 PM

Nope sorry don't remember Dinosaucers, was it on at the same time as Dino-Riders?


They were on around the same time. Dinosaucers had a 65 episode run while it looks like Dino-Riders only got 13 episodes. I don't think Dinosaucer toys were released either. Here's an intro from TV Tome.

"Welcome to the Dinosaucers guide at TV Tome. For those of you who don't know, Dinosaucers, a late 80s cartoon, featured a fleet of anthropomorphic dinosaurs from a planet called Reptilon. The Dinosaucers fought for the good of their homeworld, and the Tyrannos fought for domination of it. When the planet suffered because of the wars, the battle came to earth, where the Dinosaucers teamed up with four young humans, who became their "secret scouts" in the new world"



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#9 of 11 OFFLINE   Jeff Jacobson

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Posted March 04 2005 - 02:07 PM

I don't think Dinosaucer toys were released either.

This site as a ton of info and pictures of the planned Dinosaucer toys.
In the 1980's, numerous toy lines were produced. Some toy lines were lucky enough to have a television series that coincided with the toy sales. One of these toy lines was Dinosaucers. Sadly the television show didn't fair to well, and the huge toy lineup was never produced. The toys were originally planned to be released in 1987 by Galoob and were shown at Toyfair. Though Galoob was extremely close to production, they chose to stop their plans of Dinosaucers dead in its tracks.

Unlike other toy lines where just a few test figures were created, Galoob had a full green light in making the toys. The Dinosaucers had over 16 types of action figures, space ships and even a playset.

Dinosaucers did not end in 1987. Though the line was never produced in North America or Europe, Galoob needed to make money off the work they produced into the line. Galoob sold the molds and toys to a company in Brazil called Glasslite. Glasslite produced five of the eight Dinosaucers 8" figures! The figures were in excellent quality and came boxed. The notion of a few of the toys being produced should make any Dinosaucers fan grin.


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Posted March 07 2005 - 06:56 AM

Thanks Jeff & Joe. I was watching anoather episode this weekend it had such a great idea. It's too bad it's not even on tv anymore. This show would be perfect for a remake. I hope the DVDs come eventually.

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Posted March 16 2005 - 04:52 AM

I emailed Disney and asked about this. They said they don't own it. But i'm sure they do because it's part of the Marvel Action Universe and I know Disney bought it. Is it possible that Disney owns so much stuff like Saban or the Marvel shows they don't know they have. Gord could ask Disney about this? I was thinking too it be great to release if anoather Jurrasic Park movie came out.