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A new character to join us soon

Monday, 03 October 2011 13:54

There is great excitement in the Millennium Live! camp, at news that a new character will be joining the ranks for live appearances very soon. We can't reveal any more at the moment, but watch this space. Everyone is preparing for his or her arrival enthusiastically, and the new recruit will doubtless be given acting lessons by Tyrone whether they want them or not!

   

Tyrone plays to 10,000 crowd

Sunday, 02 October 2011 21:07

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Tyrone felt like a rock star in July, when he appeared to a crowd of 10,000 people. They had gathered on Chambers Street, Edinburgh to celebrate the re-opening of the National Museum of Scotland, which has had a £47.4 million re-fit of its Victorian section. This comprises 16 new galleries showing 8,000 objects, 80% of which haven't been seen for generations.

Tyrone was one of the warm up acts, parading up and down the street, meeting people, posing for photos and generally being a nuisance for his keepers.

He was priviliged to be a part of the unveiling of such an important museum - it seems there are some benefits to being an old relic. Some great footage below taken by a spectator in the crowd...

   

Albert on a small screen near you soon

Sunday, 02 October 2011 20:22

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Albert was rather pleased with himself recently for landing not one, not two but three TV jobs in a row, in which to showcase his performing talents.

Although he loves nothing better than to make live appearances and meet people first hand, he's also a bit of a thespian at heart, and the words 'Lights, Camera, Action' are music to his ears.

He will soon be appearing in commercials for The National Lottery and PlayStation, as well as taking a key role in a new MTV reality show.

As we can't show any clips from these projects yet, here he is warming up in the studio before one of the commercial shoots - Stanislavsky would be proud.

   

Tyrone's cousin a superstar in Brazil

Sunday, 02 October 2011 19:52

Tyrone likes to take centre stage, but recently he's had to share the spotlight with his cousin Rex, who has achieved nothing short of A-list celebrity status in the exotic climbs of Brazil. He has now emigrated there where he enjoys the trappings of fame, but is something of an accidental star....

Shy Rex wasn't interested in the limelight, but a dinosaur has to pay his bills so he took a job at the Hopi Hari theme park in Sao Paulo. As it's Brazil's second largest amusement park and full of big rides, he thought he was bound to be bottom of the bill and would go practically un-noticed.

WRONG! Overnight Rex found himself fronting TV commercials and starring on chat shows. See the footage below - Tyrone was green with envy!

   

Dinosaurs on the dance floor

Sunday, 02 October 2011 14:22

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Tyrone and Dakota have been busy at Bunn Leisure Holiday Park on the Sussex coast this summer. They've made frequent appearances there and become familiar faces around the park's three holiday villages, meeting the ever-growing crowds of holidaymakers - they counted 2,500 at their last visit!

Although they are arch rivals, whilst there they put their differences aside to appear regularly together at the Embassy Club. They take to the dance floor accompanied by their keepers, to entertain the visitors and have their photos taken, right (what a couple of poseurs.)

The dinosaurs will be back at Bunn Leisure again on October 25th for Halloween, and you can see them there throughout 2012. Click here for more information about this great family holiday park with its own mile long stretch of beach front - Tyrone and Dakota highly recommend it!

   

HP5 joins the action at 'Robots Live' 2011

Sunday, 02 October 2011 13:42

img_3995HP5 stepped out at the 'Robots Live' event at Scotland's National Museum of Flight in June.

As well as walkabouts by our very own giant robot, the day included Robot Combat with teams from the BBC's hit show 'Robot Wars', and 'Robocup' Soccer with the Edinburgh University team, who hope to become 2011 world Robocup champions with their football playing robots! There were also plenty of interactive games and technical challenges. If you're into robots don't miss this event next year, especially as HP5 has been invited back again! See him out and about meeting people in the video below, taken by an attendee at the show.

   

Tyrone joins the stars on the red carpet

Saturday, 01 October 2011 08:59

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Tyrone was flattered to be asked to make a guest appearance at the launch of the last series of ITV's hit Sc-Fi drama 'Primeval' back in May.

The event was held at London Zoo so he felt quite at home, and ejoyed hanging out with stars Hannah Spearritt and Andrew-Lee Potts, right. Neither were unnerved by being in close proximity to Tyrone, as they're used to coming face to face with such pre-historic creatures in the show. Their characters Abby Maitland and Connor Temple investigate the appearance of dinosaurs plus a goodly helping of futuristic beings, which find their way into the present day through temporal anomalies.

Tyrone also made lots of new friends amongst the children who were at the premiere. Take a look at some pictures of him playing with them in his photo gallery.

   

Tyrone surprises primary school children in Carlisle

Thursday, 01 September 2011 15:33

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Tyrone gave an excited group of 27 school children a surprise in June, when he turned up on the platform they were waiting on at Carlisle train station! He met the pupils from Brook Street Primary before they went on a trip to Whitehaven, to see the BBC's 'Walking with Dinosaurs' Exhibition at Beacon Museum.

Jodie Banks (right) gave him a tentative stroke, and many other children plucked up the courage to make friends with with him too. They agreed that although he looked scary, he was really good natured and fun to play with. Lucy Smith, year four teacher at the school said "The children had such an amazing day, and meeting this unbelievable dinosaur was definitely the highlight." For the full story in Carlisle's 'News and Star', click here

Below is some great footage of the appearance courtesy of Northern Rail...

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