The Non-Dino Squad are characters from the BMOG (Bio-Mechanical Ordnance Gestalts) toy line. They are not an homage to any existing characters, but meant to be used as either stand-alone figures, or as accessories to any toy capable of using 5mm port accessories, such as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Transformers, Zoids Blox, and many others.
The Non-Dino Squad was designed by Trent Troop. They were referred to as the Notasaurs in early development.
The names of the Non-Dino Squad members were revealed in a BMOG Kickstarter update in November 2013. Featherblight and the Non-Dino Squad were to be part of a stretch goal if the Kickstarter raised at least $31,000.
The package for Ursenal and Mant-Axe had teaser co-sells for Featherblight and the Non-Dino Squad.
The Non-Dino Squad was released on Shapeways in March 2017.
The Radio Free Cybertron podcast for November 17th, 2013 interviewed Trent Troop. During the interview he mentioned Featherblight, Mant-Axe, Ursenal and the Non-Dino Squad. He also mentioned wanting to make characters inspired by the Inhumanoids and Wheeled Warriors toy lines.
The Non-Dino Squad were brought to life when weapons made by a group of evil interdimensional arms dealers were exposed to the power of the last world seed. They are members of the Augmentoids and rivals to the evil Featherblight. Synaxid turns from dimetrodon into an axe, Splashpoint turns from ichthyosaurus into a pistol and the Multi-Function Pterattacktyl turns from a pterodactyl into a crossbow or pick axe. They hate being mistaken for dinosaurs.
- Prize Inside BMOG Non-Dino Squad (2017)
- An new mold by Prize Inside and available in their Shapeways store. Each of three members is a single piece that turn from a prehistoric reptile into a weapon.
- blunghole (October 25th, 2013). "Good Morning, Cybertron!". https://www.facebook.com/pages/Good-Morning-Cybertron/147383341975239 (Podcast). blunghole. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1eT65x4yx0.
- Brian Kilby (November 17th, 2013). "Radio Free Cybertron". http://www.tfradio.net/ (Podcast). TFW2005. http://www.tfradio.net/podcast/2013/11/17/radio-free-cybertron-337.html.
- blunghole (December 8th, 2013). "Good Morning, Cybertron!". https://www.facebook.com/pages/Good-Morning-Cybertron/147383341975239 (Podcast). blunghole. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aaJGR37yvzk.