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(i.e., the general type (e.g., cards, stickers) or purpose (e.g., packaging, display) for which the items were produced)

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(i.e., type of merchandise with which the items were produced (e.g., candy/gum, cereal, collector issues)

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(i.e., the names of the life forms depicted on the items)

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(i.e., items for which I have not been able to identify the issuing company)

An introduction to the Prehistoric Life Collectibles Digest along with some statistics regarding what information is available

The Extinct Life Pictorial Encyclopedia

Fiction Novels Featuring Prehistoric Animals, Mutant Beasts & Primeval Man

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Collectibles by Product
"Collecting is an infection which is more intractable than any virus and from which there is no inoculation and no immunity."
Arthur Sackler
This section of The Dinosaur Fan presents sets by the type of product into which they fit. I define the term product to mean the general type of merchandise with which the sets were produced (e.g., candy/gum, cereal, collector issues, restaurants, beverages) . I created these product groupings for summary and reporting purposes and have done my best to associate sets as logically as possible. As you can well imagine, some sets can potentially fit into a variety of product groupings. For the purposes of this website, I have assigned one and only one product grouping to each set. Sets consisting of “odd ball” items (e.g., mini-CD-ROMs, photo negatives, photos) are listed under "Miscellaneous" products. Sets for which I have not identified and/or not entered the product grouping into the database, are listed under the “Undetermined” grouping.
Use caution; check the data before you use it. NOTE: the information presented throughout this website has NOT been reviewed by any person or organization. All information has been gathered and/or synthesized by me. I am doing my best to provide accurate data however, if you use material from this website for any reason, I would advise you do so with EXTREME CAUTION as there is a good chance that omissions, errors and/or outdated information may exist.
Current Collectibles Record Totals
# of Sets# of Items
Top 20 Set Counts by Product Type
ProductQty. of Sets
Collector Issues939
Candy & Gum155
Toy Inserts124
Stationary Products55
Canned & Packaged Foods36
Beverage Products32

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