You just can't get a dinosaur figure set that doesn't include Triceratops (it would almost seem blasphemous
not to include him!). I have to admit, he was my favorite as a kid for a long time (as he is with many kids that have just
gotten hooked on dinos). He's just so darn cool looking.
The first Triceratops skull was discovered in 1888 by John Bell Hatcher. Othneil Marsh named the animal. Scientists
believe T-tops was a herding animal, and behaved much like the modern day rhinoceros. He was probably a formidable apponent
to the carnivorous T-Rex.
Though T-tops' image has been 'modified' in more recent times, many dinosaur playset companies still seem to base their
Triceratops on the Marx model. Diener undoubtably was influenced by the Marx figure in the making of their figure, as have
other companies, such as Ja-Ru.
Below: Marx's Triceratops compared to a Triceratops from a bagged Wal-Mart playset; below that, Diener's 2-dimensional
(he has only two horns) Triceratops.