Hopefully, most of you will already be aware that Tsintaosaurus has a new, far more dignified look, with its unfortunate unicorn horn replaced by a far more elegant affair reminiscent of other lambeosaurine hadrosaurs. This is thanks to Albert Prieto-Márquez and Jonathan Wagner, in a paper published in PLOS ONE (so it's free, free, free! To view). Jaime Headden has already written a blog post on the subject, which is a must-read if you haven't done so already, and he mentions the prevalence of the 'cock-'n'-balls' meme, as popularised by John Sibbick and others.
Message provided one further Tsintaosaurus illustration for the mag (above), and it's a broadly similar affair, although the animal's head is something of an improvement, as is the more interesting (and original) perspective.
Whatever the case, it seems that most were convinced of the reality of Tsintaosaurus' erect crest, and depictions of the animal with its fabulous appendage present and correct persisted until this year. It means that flat-nosed restorations of this animal are something of a rarity, and I'd love to know if there are any more out there.
For a final bit of fun, the 'Giants of the Past' panorama in issue 40 (by Robin Boutell) depicted a herd of dopey-looking Tsintaosaurus hurling themselves off a cliff edge to escape a fetchingly blue-and-pink Alectrosaurus pair. The big flat-headed lummoxes.