The Brontosaurus model from the original King Kong looks cooler today than it did 80 years ago

Illustration for article titled The emBrontosaurus/em model from the original emKing Kong/em looks cooler today than it did 80 years ago

Over on Dinosaur Tracking, Brian Switek has posted this most excellent photograph of the robo-zombified head of the Brontosaurus model from the original, 1933 King Kong. The mock-up now resides at The Dinosaur Museum in Blanding, Utah.

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Illustration for article titled The emBrontosaurus/em model from the original emKing Kong/em looks cooler today than it did 80 years ago

Call us crazy, but we think this model looks even cooler in its decomposed state than it did in mint condition almost 80 years ago. Can you imagine a movie where the headlining monster is a carnivorous sauropod, held together by festering flesh and rusty machinery, that terrorizes the land as it squeaks around on its comically tiny robo-wheels? We'd watch the hell out of that.

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Illustration for article titled The emBrontosaurus/em model from the original emKing Kong/em looks cooler today than it did 80 years ago

[Dinosaur Tracking]

Closeup of head by Brian Switek; full body photo via RKO/Turner Broadcasting

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I had several of these Jurassic Park "dino damage" toys as a kid. They had bits of flesh you could tear off (and promptly lose). I frequently used them as zombisaurs, which engaged in epic combat against an assortment of the universe's finest heroes, from Batman to Dash Rendar (often working together).

I would watch the hell out of any movie with zombie dinosaurs.