The movie that changed my life premiered on the big screen 24 years ago. Happy birthday Jurassic Park!
This Jurassic Park mini standee uses my favorite Jurassic Park promotional image. I remember seeing the same visual on a much larger standee back in 1993. Continue reading
Back in 1992 Dakin released a set of four Jurassic Park stuffed dinosaurs. One of them was a beautiful Brachiosaurus. Continue reading
Hasbro doesn’t have a good track record when it comes to releasing toys based on female leads from various movie franchises (they seem to fix this though with the new wave of Star Wars toy line). Jurassic Park is no exception. Continue reading
Check out this scan of a contest form from a 1993 Ford Performance Magazine! 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.
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. Continue reading
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. Continue reading
I have these Jurassic Park greeting cards for a long time in my collection. I got them from a dollar store while on vacation. Continue reading
Ten – fifteen years ago making Jurassic Park dioramas was really hot in the JP toy community. Different fan sites held various diorama contests, including Jurassic Toys’ Dino-Rama awards.
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.
The Jurassic Park series 1 Robert Muldoon toy was released in 1993. It was designed based on early sketches for the character, long before the Bob Peck casting was done. This explains why the face and body sculpt is way off compared to the movie version. (This was kinda corrected in the series 2 toy line)
Back in 1993 Universal was selling Jurassic Park licences like hotcakes. One of those licensees was a Dutch potato chips producer called Smiths (now part of the Lays group).
They sold dinosaur-shaped Jurassic Park potato chips. I kinda remember I didn’t really like the taste and only bought them because they were Jurassic Park branded…
Anyway, I kept one of the empty wrappers:
If there was something that Kenner REALLY owned back in the 80’s and early 90’s, it must have been their amazing box artwork. I vividly remember staring at these boxes in the toy store and see those scenes come to live in my mind.