Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Terrible '90s Dromaeosaur Face-Off: Semi-Final 1

The first Terrible '90s Dromaeosaur Face-Off tournament - surely the most exciting contest ever to feature ill-informed, misjudged, and/or lazy palaeoart - has finally entered the semi-final stages.

But first, let us applaud the winner of last week's face-off - yes, it's the awful Wrong-o-raptor from Spotter's Guide to Dinosaurs and other Prehistoric Animals. Expect to see this guy again in the second semi-final! After all, it's "evolving into a dinosauroid" (Tomozaurus), "sleazy looking" (tnthielen) and "an abomination" (The Defective Brain).



On to the first semi-final bout. In the blue corner, Velociraptor from Know the World of Dinosaurs:



And in the red corner, Deinonychus from The Humongous Book of Dinosaurs and Dinosaurs! magazine:



Let voting commence! One last thing: while this tournament may have reached the semi-final stages, rest assured that any suggestions you make for future competitors will be taken into consideration for future tournaments. Because I'm definitely not above flogging a dead horse.

9 comments:

  1. Blue Corner! Hands down. He is too plump and adorable to not choose. It is what I imagine Baby Sinclair from Jim Henson's Dinosaurs show would have grown up into.

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  2. Blue corner for me. It, just makes less anatomical sense. I mean, what is going on with its legs? Plus, it looks like its lower jaw is melting.

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  3. Blue corner! its left leg has an extra joint, its right has one missing. Asymmetry ftw.

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  4. Again, for nostalgia's sake, I have to vote for the mutant 80's allosaur (I.e. "Deinonychus from The Humongous Book of Dinosaurs/Dinosaurs! magazine").

    @Tomozaurus & Dana Sibera

    You think Blue Corner's legs are funny looking? Red Corner has ice cream scoops sticking out of its feet!

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  5. This is a tough one, but I think I'll have to go for the red corner.

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  6. I'm with Niroot. Still love that gnarly, wrinkly dude. Red corner.

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  7. I'm genuinely torn. Whilst I feel we should support overweight velociraptors with overbites, as they probably get asked out last to the dance, I must cast my vote for the red corner.
    I loved the mummy, and the mummy returns, and looking into the red corner reminds me of the dessicated corpse of the former high priest Imhotep. Long may he reign ! Imhotep ! Imhotep ! Imhotep !

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  8. "Again, for nostalgia's sake, I have to vote for the mutant 80's allosaur (I.e. "Deinonychus from The Humongous Book of Dinosaurs/Dinosaurs! magazine")."

    That's why I'm voting for the red corner too.

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