STL Science Center

STL Science Center

29 January 2015

Popularity and the Bird Mimic

Being a bird mimic is apparently a reward enough in itself in the world of gaining popularity for dinosaurs. Avimimus appears in more than a handful of books, dozens of websites, and as many illustrations and coloring sheets. The skull has been replicated and sold many times over as well, though there are not many models sold as toys in the general market (a hotspot for popularity amongst children and some adult enthusiasts we know, of course). The dinosaur has even appeared in World of Warcraft (as have many other dinosaurs) as a named artifact of clothing or gear (a belt in this case).

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