Master Replicas Group officially licensed SMITHSONIAN T. REX CLAW REPLICA is now available to collectors worldwide! This stunning artifact is painstakingly re-created from a high-resolution scan of an actual Smithsonian T. rex dinosaur fossil - a timeless paleontological treasure from the archives of the Smithsonian Institution.
The Department of Paleobiology at Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History allowed our artisans behind the scenes to examine its world-class collection, and, with the sage advice of their paleontologists, select an appropriate fossil specimen upon which to base our replica, a fossil with a balance of visually interesting characteristics and a distinct and defined structure, allowing us to meet exacting manufacturing standards. What makes our T. rex claw replica even more special is that the original fossil was taken from the same specimen known as the Nation’s T. rex.
Once the fossil specimen is selected, it is scanned and rapid-prototyped to create master patterns that are then molded for production. Crafted in an extraordinarily strong and durable resin, each replica is beautifully hand-painted by MRG paleo artists, resulting in a finished, fossil replica imbued with a warm palette of mottled pigments and subtle accents.
The Smithsonian T. rex claw replica measures 6 ½ inches in length. It weighs 8.5 ounces and comes with a clear, acrylic stand and a certificate of authenticity.
Please allow 2-3 weeks delivery.