Question: Need help finding toy dinosaur

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dinosaurbob 

Customer

 4 Sep 2007 21:48 UTCTue 4 Sep 2007 - 9:48 pm UTC 

I need help finding an obscure toy.  I had a toy dinosaur as a child that I held onto.  About 5 years ago. my wife and I found him while unpacking a box and started taking him with us on our travels; taking pictures of him in front of famous places.  The toy probably cost no more than a dollar or two new, but it has a lot of sentimental value to me and even has his own website ( http://www.dinosaurbob.com/ ).  Unfortunately, I lost the toy while visiting my parents Labor Day weekend in Las Vegas.
 
He is about 4" tall, has "hands" that can hold onto things and had a "Made in South Korea" sticker on one foot.  Since I had him as a child, he has to be about 20 years old.  Unfortunately, I have no idea where he came from.  I grew up in Chicago, so I think he might have come from a museum gift shop, but can't really be sure.  Please see the picture on the website so you can have a better idea of what he looks like.

 

dinosaurbob 

Customer

 4 Sep 2007 21:54 UTCTue 4 Sep 2007 - 9:54 pm UTC 

I don't need the exact toy that I lost.  A duplicate would be fine.

 

David Sarokin 

Researcher

 4 Sep 2007 22:14 UTCTue 4 Sep 2007 - 10:14 pm UTC 

Do you think the toy was called Dinosaur Bob, or was that a name that you gave him (her? it?

 

dinosaurbob 

Customer

 4 Sep 2007 22:20 UTCTue 4 Sep 2007 - 10:20 pm UTC 

Dinosaur Bob was the name we gave the toy.  We have no idea what it actually was called.

 

dinosaurbob 

Customer

 4 Sep 2007 22:40 UTCTue 4 Sep 2007 - 10:40 pm UTC 

This toy won't be easy to find, but not impossible either.  I was able to find another one a couple of years ago.  If I could, I'd offer more than $250.  As a result, finding one will come with a $750 tip.

 

David Sarokin 

Researcher

 4 Sep 2007 23:32 UTCTue 4 Sep 2007 - 11:32 pm UTC 

>>I was able to find another one a couple of years ago<<

How did you find it a few years back? 

The more we know about your strategy -- especially one that worked -- the better the chances of finding it again.

David

 

dinosaurbob 

Customer

 4 Sep 2007 23:41 UTCTue 4 Sep 2007 - 11:41 pm UTC 

I thought you may ask that.  A local newspaper did a story and a reader happened to have one.

 

Roger Browne 

Researcher

 15 Sep 2007 10:25 UTCSat 15 Sep 2007 - 10:25 am UTC 

Hi,

I just wanted to let you know that Uclue researchers have been pursuing various lines of enquiry. In addition to web research, we have been checking with toy stores and toy collectors. We have also brought the story to the attention of social networking sites, and have featured it at the Web Owls blog:
http://web-owls.com/2007/09/14/dinosaur-bob-is-missing-again/

Unfortunately, we have had no luck so far.

Regards,
eiffel

 

myoarin 

User

 15 Sep 2007 11:37 UTCSat 15 Sep 2007 - 11:37 am UTC 

There are several German websites that sell dinosaurs in plastic, wood and as stuffed animals (maybe the son of Bob could be cuddly?).

Here are a couple:
http://www.dinosaurier-shop.de/
http://www.dinotime.de/en/index.htm
http://www.kaleidoshop.de/produktkatalog/dinosaurier.html
http://www.spiel-ideen.ch/shop-spiel-ideen/index.php?list=DINOSAURIER

I am pretty sure you don't want this, but just in case:
http://www.das-spielzeug.com/wbc.php?sid=71190fa1f1c&q=dino&page=1&tpl=suche.html

Here is a whole packet on eBay (25 hours to go):
http://cgi.ebay.de/DINOSAURIER-DINOS-SPIELZEUG-DINO-SAMMLUNG-SAURIER-PAKET_W0QQitemZ330164156700QQihZ014QQcategoryZ40841QQcmdZViewItem


Of course, none of them are "Bob".

If you really want to have a Bob II, perhaps you could excerpt a photo of him from one of your travel shots and post it here in a clarification.

Good luck, Myoarin

 

Roger Browne 

Researcher

 15 Sep 2007 15:13 UTCSat 15 Sep 2007 - 3:13 pm UTC 

Myoarin: here are some picture galleries.

"Bob has traveled all over the world with us. These are some of the best pictures of him."
http://www.freewebs.com/4311winnequah/dinosaurbob/index.html

"Dinosaur Bob on vacation and helping out around the house"
http://www.freewebs.com/finddinosaurbob/#photos

 

myoarin 

User

 15 Sep 2007 15:31 UTCSat 15 Sep 2007 - 3:31 pm UTC 

Whoops, sorry, I forgot to scroll back to the original question.
Bob is obviously a unique and charming character, as well as being a challenge to his "court photographer".

 

dinosaurbob 

Customer

 17 Sep 2007 20:44 UTCMon 17 Sep 2007 - 8:44 pm UTC 

Thank you for all your help.  Add "elusive" to "unique" and "charming."  He's out there somewhere...

 

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