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.
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.
LEGO’s all into using IP’s these days for its toy releases. Can you imagine walking into a toy store and not seeing a LEGO set based on Disney, Marvel, DC or Star Wars? And now there are even (very popular) Jurassic World sets.
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.