This Jurassic World Dino Hybrid book by Random House was released earlier this year. It features dinosaur cards and stickers, as well as several pages dedicated to the Hybrid Dinosaurs that were created by Dr. Wu. Continue reading
I’m trying to complete my Jurassic World trading cards album by Panini (not the sticker album from the same company, which I completed earlier this year). Continue reading
This Velociraptor pack was sold in the US as a Target exclusive. The Blue figure was not released before and features a light up skin pattern by using the included LED light. Continue reading
Here are my latest additions to my Jurassic Park collection!
First are these pair of boxer briefs from Sports Direct. Continue reading
One of the Jurassic World wave 3 toys is the repainted T-Rex. On the promotional artwork released by Hasbro, the Rex sported an almost fluorescent green color. It quickly gained the nickname Mountain Dew Rex. Continue reading
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.
Today is the official release date of Jurassic World on Blu-Ray here in Belgium, and many countries around the world. I rushed to my local Carrefour supermarket (it’s our Walmart or Target) right after work to get my copy.
The 25th edition of the FACTS convention take place this weekend in Ghent, Belgium. FACTS is basically your typical comic books convention, with lots of cosplaying, expensive merchandising and Star Wars.
This year Jurassic World was well represented. The huge iconic gate was recreated by prop replica group. Animatronic dinosaurs were placed in front of them and were a very popular photo location, with a queue all day long.
Earlier today I found the Hasbro Jurassic World blind bags at Toy Champ, a toy store chain in Belgium and Holland. They had two boxes with blind bags and are 2,99 EUR each.
T-Rex Lockdown is a playset featuring the Jurassic World gate and a Tyrannosaurus Rex figure. The set is clearly inspired by the Jurassic Park III Raptor Attack set, which in return re-used the accessoires of the Jurassic Park Command Compound from 1993.
Ceratosaurus is part of the Jurassic World wave 2 line. Although this dinosaur didn’t appear in Jurassic World, it had a small cameo in Jurassic Park III. There are some design elements and colours that are very similar to the Jurassic Park III version of this dinosaur.
Dilophosaurus is one of my favorite Jurassic Park characters. I see her as the Boba Fett of the Jurassic Park Cinematic Universe. Unfortunately she only appeared in the first movie and had a small cameo in Jurassic World. But that didn’t stop Hasbro from producing different toys based on Dilophosaurus since 1993.
Thanks to that small cameo, Hasbro went ahead with a whole new sculpt for their Growlers line.
I know it’s not complete yet, but I’m getting there… Definitely need to add the Stomp and Strike T-Rex (which is supposed to be released next week here in Belgium), the LEGO T-Rex Tracker set and the two big Mercedes vehicles from Jada Toys.
Good news for the European Jurassic World toy collector! The wave 2 sets are making their way to European toy stores. I was able to get my hands on these 3 sets so far:
Yesterday I went to a couple of toy stores to add some new stuff to my Jurassic Park collection.
First I got Echo for 11,50 euros (cashier tried to overcharge me on this one, but failed as hard as Hoskins failed with sweet talking Delta) and the Jada RC Jeep Wrangler (which looks AWESOME) for 29,99 euros. They also had the diecast and RC Mercedes from Jada, but I’ve skipped on those two for now.
It’s a shame taking photos in a toy store wasn’t that obvious or even considered normal back in 1993, because I loved seeing those shelves stuffed with Jurassic Park toys.
These days it’s a lot easier with an iPhone in your pocket, so I took these photos the past few months at different toy stores.
Universal Studios just made the announcement we’ve all been waiting for! June 22 2018 will be the day we’re all flocking to the movie theatre for the sequel to Jurassic World.