And it moves! Okay, maybe just a little. But it is capable of limited mobility. Just don’t expect it to rise on its hind legs and pancake the car sin your neighborhood. That’s wishful thinking. If you’re puzzled as to why a 20 foot animatronic work of art is suddenly for sale, puzzle no more. To put it bluntly, the museum where this triceratops was on display for ages (okay, maybe a few years tops) wants to retire it.
As a retired fixture in the Field Museum of Natural History, the triceratops has some incredible specs. On top of motion sensors on either eye, it has a giant speaker installed in its steel and aluminum frame that can bellow primal sounds that scientists believes approximates dinosaur language. The lifelike exterior of the horned lizard is a mix of polyurethane and silicone lovingly rendered by professional sculptors. It can swivel its head too.
Now for the painful part: The triceratops costs $350,000. That’s quite the bucket load. But hey, when you buy this, go mount a saddle and a few machine guns on it, plus some body armor. What do you got? Dinoriders! That freaking rules. Now if you can only find evil lizard men to battle with, preferably in the outdoors. Though mounting the triceratops on a flatbed truck might be necessary to overcome its mobility issues.