Mesozoo is a Spanish firm that seems to have sprung out of nowhere, but has impressed everyone with its Allosaurus model. We contacted them and they were kind enough to give us a short interview.
How was the Mesozoo project born?
The idea for Mesozoo came to my mind 3 years ago when I started looking at drawings of dinosaurs due to my 5 year old son’s interest in paleontology. The father is Manuel Gil Jaramillo, a regular participant of the community and paleontological forums, who made the sculptures for Mesozoo.
It all started when Manuel created 3D dinosaur models for some video games such as Beasts of Bermuda and Wrath of the Goliaths, and from there the idea of making them as toy models started. So a long way started and, although there are only 2 of us, we started researching and informing ourselves on how to transform a digital sculpture into a model for collectors. It wasn’t easy, it takes a lot of time and money!
What is the purpose of Mesozoo?
Mesozoo wants to be dedicated to dinosaurs, and that they are as scientifically accurate as possible. We love this world, we want to learn and grow, and will do our best to continually improve in all aspects. One thing we care about is that bipedal dinosaurs can stay in balance without any problems and that they have the right proportions.
We are open to criticism and suggestions because we know there is so much to learn. Mesozoo thanks Paleo-Nerd for the support, as we are only 2 people at the moment. We are really happy to see that Allosaurus has awakened the interest of your fans and we ask: which dinosaurs would you like Mesozoo to produce? Also you can see Manuel’s works in these links Arstastion and Deviantart. Please let us know what your favorites are and if there are any improvements you would like to make to the 3D models.
Where can we buy your Allosaurus?
For the moment we only have our first batch of Allosaurus for sale that you can buy from our site, which is still under construction. Also, our first supporter was the Madrid Natural Science Museum who kindly agreed to sell our Allosaurus in their gift shop. We are working to ship the Allosaurus all over the world and to reach the shops of various museums; we are contacting them to show them our model.
We have noticed some small manufacturing flaws in your Allosaurus; what are they due to?
The manufacturer of our dinosaurs is a Hong Kong factory that produces toys for many companies like ours, and with the pandemic, communication has been difficult. The problems with the Allosaurus standing are due to how the package was shipped from Hong Kong to Madrid. We are working to solve this problem.
But I can tell you that the imperfections on each Allosaurus model are manually retouched by Manuel! In addition, the dinosaurs pass 11 production tests to be sold throughout Europe and the United States, are made of PVC, hand painted, and certified.
What are your plans for the future?
We are making a batch of collectible Spinosaurus and Ceratosaurus, but due to the pandemic we have had many delays and problems in manufacturing and shipping.
Thank you so much for your time!
Thanks again to you for your support and have a nice day. And don’t forget to follow us on our Instagram profile!