These weird little monsters have been around since the 1960s. Some of these figures were the inspiration for Dungeons & Dragons monsters. They have been distributed in bags, cards, playsets and anything else you can think of. I have started seeing them referred to as Chinasaurs and I like that name. They are made of fairly hard plastic and are around 40-50mm.
|They are a crazy gang of creatures that range from cool to silly looking.|
|Extra large 5 inch monsters.|
|This 5 inch tall version came in a playset called Medieval Times by Awesome Kids.|
|This figure inspired the D&D rust monster.|
|These figures come in two sizes.|
|This figure inspired the D&D bulette.|
|This guy looks like he is leaning on a bar waiting for his drink.|
|This figure also has a smaller size like the small rust monster.|
|This guy looks proud of himself for some reason.|
I think this is meant to be an actual pterodactyl rather than a made up monster, but I included it because the wings look like they have feathers and it has either feathers or fur on its back which makes it at least a little imaginary.
|This modified dino seems to the rare one in the set. Probably added on by some company or another.|
|This is just one example of a dinosaur playset that includes the Chinasaurs.|
Another Kind of Chinasaurs
This is another set of weird dinosaur like creatures from China. I don't know how these were packages but it was probably the same kind of bags, cards and playsets as the ones above. These pictures are all provided by friend of the blog B-36.
Even More Chinasaurs