I’ve been a dinosaur fan since I was a little kid. When Jurassic Park got released when I was 12 years old, my whole world got turned upside down. I started asking Jurassic Park toys, at first just to play with, but not long after I grew out of my “playing phase” and started collecting. That’s why the early toys I got are still in pretty good condition.
You know those limited edition Blu-Ray box sets like they did for Jurassic Park and Jurassic World and many other movies? That idea isn’t quite that new actually. Back in 1994 Universal Pictures released a special edition Jurassic Park VHS set.
These 2 Jurassic Park souvenir cups were part of a larger set that were used at a Belgian restaurant chain called Resto-GB (now called Lunch Garden). They feature some nice artwork, likely produced for these cups.
I have these Jurassic Park greeting cards for a long time in my collection. I got them from a dollar store while on vacation.
There’s quite a few different ones, ranging from just regular “Happy Birthday” cards with a photo from the movie, to more complex card that transfer into a mobile or that feature stickers and buttons. Most of them feature some really nice artwork that looks custom made for this company.
My latest eBay purchases are these two: Triceratops and Velociraptor from the 1999 Jurassic Park: Dinosaurs line.
I got them from 2 separate auctions and probably overpaid slightly, but you don’t find them MOC that often any more. These are actually my first MOC JP: Dinosaurs, because at that time I decided to invest in the older Jurassic Park toys that were never released here in Belgium, like the Gallimimus, Capture Cruiser and Utahraptor.
The Jungle Runner is a buggy-type vehicle part of the Jurassic Park series 2 Dino Trackers toy line released in 1994. It came in a small box with an awesome piece of art of Sgt. “T-Rex” Turner riding the Jungle Runner.
The Service Film Corporation has recently restored a very neat short film called called Fifty Million Years ago . It was produced in 1925 and is almost an educational short film that highlights the origins of the earth and the creatures that roamed the planet millions of years ago.