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5.0 out of 5 stars Fossils
im really pleased with the items but there is just one thing! i know there are supost to have 8 but i had 7 so im going to comment! but very good, pleased and happy!..
Published on 2 Aug. 2012 by philip

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3.0 out of 5 stars What you see is not what you get Buyer beware.
This set does have its strong points. Some of the pieces are quite large, they are all individually labelled, and you get a few unusual bits, like a piece of mammoth bone, a fairly large auroch's bone etc... will have to keep that one away from the dog because it looks ever so much like one of the bones from the local pet shop - don't take that as a complaint though - it...
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fossils, 2 Aug. 2012
= Durability:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:5.0 out of 5 stars 
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This review is from: Advanced Fossil Collection - Large QUALITY specimens - Reptile Coprolite (DUNG/POO!), Mammoth and Predatorial DINOSAUR Bones, Great White Shark Tooth, Mosasaurus Tooth and more.... FREE BAG OF 3 Triceratops Bone pieces - Suitable for adults and children (Toy)
im really pleased with the items but there is just one thing! i know there are supost to have 8 but i had 7 so im going to comment! but very good, pleased and happy!..
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3.0 out of 5 stars What you see is not what you get Buyer beware., 4 Dec. 2013
= Durability:2.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:3.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:3.0 out of 5 stars 
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This review is from: Advanced Fossil Collection - Large QUALITY specimens - Reptile Coprolite (DUNG/POO!), Mammoth and Predatorial DINOSAUR Bones, Great White Shark Tooth, Mosasaurus Tooth and more.... FREE BAG OF 3 Triceratops Bone pieces - Suitable for adults and children (Toy)
This set does have its strong points. Some of the pieces are quite large, they are all individually labelled, and you get a few unusual bits, like a piece of mammoth bone, a fairly large auroch's bone etc... will have to keep that one away from the dog because it looks ever so much like one of the bones from the local pet shop - don't take that as a complaint though - it looks like a chunk of cow bone because it is very close to just that - a bit of bone from a prehistoric ancestor of modern cattle.

However, some bits are not so good - the bag of triceratops bone was more like crumbs of dinosaur bone, but then I didn't expect much as they advertised this as a free extra. The coprolite was smashed by the heavy aurochs bone on top, but I have plenty of this from other sets. This set loses one star for careless packaging as there was obviously damage in transit to some of the pieces.

The big issue though is that the star of this collection is a beautiful split ammonites worth about £10 which you can see clearly pictured in the amazon ad. But don't expect to get it. Read the fine print - they can substitute for a " or a LARGE polished Goniatite 5cm to 7cm" or perhaps 3 cm as in our case. I have a better specimen purchased for £2 from a local museum. I really think this is a bit of bait and switch, and a huge disappointment for any child who actually seen this ad. I have ended up keeping this and buying the split ammonite elsewhere, as I promised my son the set - and I can't get the mammoth or predatorial dinosaur bone easily elsewhere, but I would not purchase from this company again, especially as they can not be bothered to respond to emails. I'm just glad I waited for the first set to arrive before ordering more, as I had considered buying other fossils from this company. I've taken another star off and would have taken off tow but for one thing - there may be some poor fossils in this set - but the overall value still isn't too bad. The majority of the pieces are far larger than average - the Orhtoceras is huge - as big as my palm. The shark tooth is also the largest in our collection. Finally, I have checked these with a black light. Finding repaired fossils would not be an issue. It is common practice for children's quality fossil sets. But there were no repaired pieces in this set - making this a slightly higher grade than the norm for this type of kit.

Overall a three star rating - which would have been 5 + if only they pictured the product you actually get and packed it better.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Really pleased, 18 Dec. 2013
= Durability:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:5.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: Advanced Fossil Collection - Large QUALITY specimens - Reptile Coprolite (DUNG/POO!), Mammoth and Predatorial DINOSAUR Bones, Great White Shark Tooth, Mosasaurus Tooth and more.... FREE BAG OF 3 Triceratops Bone pieces - Suitable for adults and children (Toy)
I thought the fossils where really quite good for the money its a good piece of history to own thank you very much
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1.0 out of 5 stars Rubbish!, 30 Mar. 2015
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Mrs. V. Thompson-lowe (hinckley uk) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Advanced Fossil Collection - Large QUALITY specimens - Reptile Coprolite (DUNG/POO!), Mammoth and Predatorial DINOSAUR Bones, Great White Shark Tooth, Mosasaurus Tooth and more.... FREE BAG OF 3 Triceratops Bone pieces - Suitable for adults and children (Toy)
Very disappointing product. Decided to return it. Not worth the money.
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