Dinoroars as a way of life

    Dinoroars were released as a derivation of the classic Fisher Price "Puffalump" line in 1992, series 2222. Dinoroars break down into two generations due to a conflict with the original purple "Rex". Evidently the folks who manage that "other" purple Dinosaur took offence at Fisher Price's use of the color and threatened to take legal action.
    Talk about no sense of humor...
    Anyway, here's what the Dinoroar line originally should have looked like:

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The problematic, but clearly humble, purple Tyrannosaurus named  "Rex"
(first seen 10/19/00)
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The pink Stegosaurus, whose name I don't know yet, the happiest and my personal favorite
(first seen 10/21/00)
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The ULTRA rare Turquoise Pterodactyl "Terry" - later changed to purple in the first generation
(first seen 11/1/00)

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A pink-ish Parasaurolophus
 (pa-rah-saw-ro-lo-fus, and, no, I hadn't a *clue* how to pronounce that word until now), whose Fisher Price name I don't know yet 
(fitst seen 11/1/00)


A yellow Apatosaurus, with an
 as-yet-unknown
FP name
(first seen 10/19/00)

    

    The Second post-Barney-suit threat generation of Dinoroars had a completely different color scheme all around. (Group promo shot of second generation)

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A GREEN (yellow?)  "Rex," thank you very much
(not seen yet)

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The yellow Stegosaurus,
(first seen 10/21200)
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A purple "Terry" (my first Dinoroar)
(first seen  circa 1997)


A green  Parasaurolophus 
(first seen 10./9/00)

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And finally, a  pink Apatosaurus,
(first seen 10/21/00)

 

Grunts - from 1992, series #2271. Grunts were released as a sequel to Dinoroars.  They are generally accessorized with Bones or Clubs 

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"Rocky"
10/22/00

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"Boulder"
circa 1997

 

    Baby Dino-roarrrrrs came out in 1993, series 2296 and are correctly accompanied with half of a plastic egg shell. There are three known variants, and while I have only seen tags with them, I do not believe they were given names:

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10/21/00

10/20/00
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10/22/00

Are they, or are they not? Rogue Puffalump or counterfeit?

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Already in my personal collection

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10/20/00
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10/22/00
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11/1/00

10/19/00

10/19/00

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10/31/00

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circa 1997

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10/21/00

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 "Rex"
10/19/00

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"Terry"
circa 1997