Mattel’s Jurassic World toys in stores

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The Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom toys are slowly showing up in stores all around the world.

Here in Belgium I was lucky to find some sets at a local toy shop. They only had a few items, leaving the shelves empty after I was done shopping…

Mattel Jurassic World

Prices here seem to be much higher compared to the ones advertised on Mattel’s USA website, some twice as much. Here’s what I paid:

Super Colossal Tyrannosaurus Rex: EUR 84.99 ($103)
Trash ‘n Throw Tyrannosaurus Rex: EUR 41.99 ($52)
Action Attack Stegosaurus and Carnotaurus: EUR 24.99 ($30)
Jurassic World mini dino blind bag: EUR 2.99 ($3.5)
Jurassic World Matchbox: EUR 2.99 ($3.5)

I’ll go deeper into reviewing every item individually but my general impression of this toy line is more than positive. The dinosaurs not only look great, they also feel great. The plastic doesn’t feel cheap or flimsy like Hasbro’s last attempt. The sculpts and paint jobs look great. Although they’re not 100% movie accurate, they have a strong resemblance and are nicely consistent with the rest of the Mattel Jurassic World toys.

Mattel Jurassic World

Photo tour of my Jurassic Park room

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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.

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Jurassic World represented at Belgian comic books convention

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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.

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