Mattel follows Hasbro’s example by releasing dinosaur blind bags. These bags contain a random plastic dinosaur from the Jurassic Park universe. Continue reading
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…
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.
In 2015 Matchbox released 2 lines of their Jurassic World vehicles. This is the second wave. Continue reading
The Jurassic World set by Mattel’s Matchbox is part of their Mission Force line. It combines several vehicles that are repaints from their previous non-JW line. Continue reading
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.