The Evolution of the Velociraptor Toys: From Jurassic Park to Jurassic World

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The Velociraptor is one of the most iconic dinosaurs in the Jurassic Park franchise, and it’s no surprise that it has been featured in numerous toy lines over the years. In this blog post, we’ll take a comprehensive look at the various iterations of the Velociraptor toy line, from the original Jurassic Park toys to the latest Jurassic World offerings. The Birth of the Velociraptor Toy Line Our adventure begins in 1993 when Jurassic Park roared onto the big screen, capturing the imaginations of audiences worldwide. The accompanying toy line by Kenner brought the film’s dinosaurs to life, including the…

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The Jurassic World Toy License: Will Mattel’s Reign Go Up in Smoke?

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Mattel Jurassic World blind bags

Universal Pictures is currently developing a new movie in the “Jurassic World” franchise, with David Koepp, the screenwriter of the original “Jurassic Park” and its sequel “The Lost World: Jurassic Park,” set to write the screenplay. The announcement was made by The Hollywood Reporter on January 22, 2024. David Koepp adapted Crichton’s script for the first Jurassic Park movie The question on everyone’s mind is whether Mattel will continue to hold the license for the upcoming movie or if Hasbro or another toy manufacturer will take over the helm. Mattel has been the official toy manufacturer for the “Jurassic World”…

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Roaring into Halloween: Spine-Chilling Jurassic Park and Jurassic World Toys

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With Halloween just around the corner, it’s time to unearth the spookiest Jurassic Park and Jurassic World toys that will send shivers down your spine. Get ready for a prehistoric adventure filled with frights as we delve into the scariest dino toys that will make your Halloween dino-mite! Therizinosaurus Prepare to be haunted by the nightmarish claws of the Therizinosaurus from Jurassic World Dominion. This terrifying herbivore may seem harmless at first glance, but its massive, razor-sharp claws are a force to be reckoned with. Tanaconda From the chaotic depths of the Jurassic Park Chaos Effect series comes the Tanaconda.…

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Unleashing the Chaos: The Legendary Jurassic Park Chaos Effect Toy Line

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The year was 1998, and the world was still abuzz with the Jurassic Park craze. Fans young and old eagerly anticipated the next installment of prehistoric adventure, and Kenner delivered with the Chaos Effect toy line. In this blog post, we’ll take a nostalgic journey back in time to explore the fascinating world of Jurassic Park: Chaos Effect. The Birth of Chaos The Chaos Effect toy line burst onto the scene in June 1998, hot on the heels of The Lost World: Jurassic Park. This ambitious venture was brought to life by Kenner, a name synonymous with quality action figures.…

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Countdown to Extinction: Why Hasbro’s 2015 Jurassic World Toy Line Became history

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Titan Velociraptors by Hasbro in 2015. Note the missing sickle claws. Hasbro’s historic ties with the Jurassic Park brand trace back to 1993, when the franchise first roared onto the silver screen. Back then, Kenner, a subsidiary of Hasbro, secured the coveted license to create toys inspired by the movie. All three Jurassic Park films and the spin-off toy lines were produced by Hasbro or its subsidiary Kenner. In 2015, Hasbro embarked again on a journey to capitalize on the dinosaur frenzy with their Jurassic World toy line, but their efforts fell flat, leaving many puzzled by the lackluster performance.…

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Exploring 1993 Jurassic Park Toy Prices and the Influence of Inflation

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In 1993 Jurassic Park not only brought dinosaurs back to life on the big screen but also ignited a craze for merchandise, especially toys. While relishing in the nostalgia, let’s journey back to 1993 and explore the original prices of Jurassic Park toys, and delve into how inflation has shaped the landscape of toy prices today. Jurassic Park Toys: A Glimpse into the Past This 1993 toy ad from the Jurassic Toys archives showcases an array of captivating Jurassic Park toys, ranging from action figures to dinosaurs. The prices, listed in Belgian Francs, evoke memories of excitement and anticipation. Scan…

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Beyond the Mainstream: The Allure of Mattel’s Basic Dino Value Line

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Mattel’s Basic Dino Value 6 and 12 inch toy line, a discreet yet captivating addition to their basic collection, has quietly carved out a niche for itself among adult collectors. Introduced in 2018 alongside the main Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom line, these action figures offer a refreshingly budget-conscious option without compromising on the charm that makes these Jurassic World collectibles so enthralling. The Dino Value line’s simplicity is its standout feature, evident in the carefully curated selection of characters and dinosaurs. These figures boast simplified detailing, modest paintwork, and basic articulation – qualities that harken back to old school toys.…

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Gates Closed: The Rise and Fall of Jurassic Park’s Crowdfund Campaign

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Jurassic Park, the iconic movie that introduced us to the thrilling world of dinosaurs, recently celebrated its 30th anniversary. As part of the celebration, the franchise’s toy manufacturer, Mattel, announced an ambitious crowdfund initiative to create a collector’s dream: motorized entry gates, and the Ford Explorer #5. However, despite the initial excitement, the crowdfunding campaign faced a series of challenges that led to its ultimate failure. In this blog post, we delve into the reasons behind the Jurassic Park crowdfund’s downfall and explore the lessons that can be learned from this experience. International Fans From the outset, the crowdfund faced…

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Explore Over 50 Matchbox Toys from Jurassic World at Our Online Jurassic Toys Museum!

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Welcome to a thrilling journey through the mesmerizing world of Jurassic movies, where the roaring dinosaurs are not the only stars that have captured our hearts. Just as iconic as the prehistoric giants that once ruled the Earth are the vehicles that transported us to the heart of these adventurous tales. From the iconic Jurassic Park Ford Explorers that carried us through the awe-inspiring landscapes of the original trilogy to the state-of-the-art Gyrospheres that introduced us to the reimagined Jurassic World, each vehicle has become an integral part of the movie’s DNA. Matchbox toys have a long and storied history,…

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Limited-Time Opportunity for all fans worldwide: Back the Jurassic Park Gates & Bull T. rex Crowdfund

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Calling all Jurassic Park fans across the globe! As the iconic franchise celebrates its 30th Anniversary, there’s an awe-inspiring crowdfunding campaign by Mattel that deserves your attention. The campaign aims to bring to life the motorized entry gates and a first-ever Ford Explorer #5, along with various unlockable extras. In this blog post, we will delve into a few objective reasons why Jurassic Park enthusiasts should back this crowdfunding project and embrace the opportunity to relive the thrill of dinosaurs ruling the earth! Unparalleled Attention to Detail No expense has been spared in recreating the intricate details of the Jurassic…

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