CollectA - Megalodon with moveable jaw
This CollectA - Megalodon HAS A MOVEABLE JAW and is part of the CollectA toy dinosaur series. It was released in 2021, is hand painted, and is made of durable synthetic material.
The CollectA Megalodon is retired / no longer carried by CollectA U.S.A..
CollectA calls this the "Deluxe" Megalodon version and says it is 1:40 scale.
CollectA Megalodon Review:
The best feature of the CollectA Megalodon is the moveable jaw. Of course with a moveable jaw comes increased cost due to the complexity of construction / multiple pieces. It is larger than some of the other models and has some good heft in the hand. We would rate the details of the model as average as compared to other versions available. While the mouth is moveable, the teeth are not as well defined as some of the other models. Its dark skin color means that some of the depth details get lost as it presents darker darker details on a darker base. A solid model, larger than most. Best feature is the moveable jaw.
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Megalodon Shark Facts:
The word “Megalodon” literally translates to "big tooth" and the Megalodon was likely one of the largest and most dangerous predators that lived in the water. Scientists know that the Megalodon was a large creature, but exactly how large is unknown. The problem is that a complete Megalodon fossil has never been found so the size and appearance estimates are based on fragmentary remains.
Most estimates of the Megalodon’s size and appearance are based on fragment remains of teeth that have been found. Extrapolating current day shark teeth data against found Megalodon teeth provides an estimate of a 35 foot length (on average) with a maximum length estimated to be up to 65 feet. It had powerful jaws with an estimated bite force of 40,000 lbf – which could easily crush any bones.
At that giant size, the Megalodon clearly had a major impact on the marine community in which it lived. Near the top of the ocean “food chain” it likely targeted only the largest of prey – whales, seals, etc. Like the old joke - What’s a Megalodon eat” – whatever it wants. However, it likely did face competition from other large predators such as the Livyatan.
The Megalodon lived approximately 25 million years ago. There are many thoughts as to why the Megalodon became extinct. The ice age cooling the oceans, lowering sea levels, loss of nursing areas, and reduction of food sources are just some of the possible reasons.
Product Code: CA88887 CollectA 88887 Megalodon by CollectA
CollectA 88887 Megalodon