Sarah… Sarah Harding!

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Since 2018 when Mattel inherited the Jurassic World license, they’ve been pleasing Jurassic fans with their Legacy Collection subline. This line mostly takes its inspiration from the first three Jurassic Park films with big hits like the Comic-Con Exclusive John Hammond, Brachiosaurus, the T-Rex Escape pack with the Ford Explorer tour vehicle and the recently released Isla Sorna Capture Pack with Roland Tembo. The latest Legacy set that Mattel is adding to their Legacy line is the Sarah Harding and Stegosaurus Pack, directly inspired by The Lost World. I found this set at a toy store while on vacation in…

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What’s a Super Colossal Speed Dino?

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The Super Colossal T-Rex was among the first few dinosaurs I purchased back in 2018 when Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom was released. Since then Mattel has released quite a few more Super Colossal dinosaurs like Indominus Rex, Velociraptor Blue and Carnotaurus “Toro” from Camp Cretaceous. For the new Dominion film, Mattel is putting out even more of these oversized dinosaurs. Giganotosaurus was again one of the first dinosaurs I purchased from this new toy line. And the other day another colossal arrived: Atrociraptor which was known as Speed Dino in early reseller lists to avoid spoilers. Check out this @Jurassic.Toys…

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Extreme Damage Allosaurus review

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Three Extreme Damage dinosaurs were released last month as part of Mattel’s Jurassic World Dominion toy line. These dinosaurs featured the new Extreme Damage effect that can be triggered by pushing a button on the back of the dinosaur. The permanent scratches on both of its sides will then turn red. For the Roarin’ Allosaurus, Mattel opted to go for the “sliding hatch” effect they first introduced with their Battle Damage line in 2018. Pushing down the “hatch” will show its rib cage that can be lifted up and reveal soft tissue beneath. Check out a quick video review of…

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Does disappointment come in small packages?

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Captivz Jurassic World eggs are just great. Opening these truly contain fun surprises. Sticky slime and a miniature dinosaur from the Jurassic universe. And a pog that can be used to play a game with your friends when you have collected them all. So when I found these blue Jurassic World eggs, my curiosity was immediately triggered. The package says they were made by Undercover GmbH in Germany. Looking at the shelf near the cash register, they made similar suprise eggs for Spider-Man, the Disney Princesses and other brands. Grabbing 4 (FOUR!) of them, I should have know my expectations…

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Jurassic World Captivz Clash Edition eggs [video]

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Captivz has been releasing their Jurassic World eggs for some time now. Inside the eggs is some sticky slime and a random dinosaur from the Jurassic-universe. Some of these dinosaurs are more rare to find and are painted in a metalic color, like the bronze Indoraptor that was in one of our eggs as you can see in the video below… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xk_ehZ6Uv6Q

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Jurassic World Dominion Extreme Damage unboxing

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The Extreme Damage line was first introduced by Mattel in 2021 as part of their Dino Escape / Camp Cretaceous line. It succeeded the Battle Damage feature that was part of the original Fallen Kingdom line up until 2020. The new damage feature can be triggered by pushing a button on the back of the dinosaur. The permanent scratches on both of its sides will then turn red. Watch an unboxing video of the Coelurus, Dimetrodon and Velociraptor: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXf6Eznr1Js

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The lost art of card backs

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The eighties were a much different time, especially for the toy industry.  The companies back then were much less subtle about cross selling their products. The He-Man, Transformers, G.I. Joe, My Little Pony and many other toy lines were all tied to a cartoon show with the purpose to push toy sales. In the early nineties things were changing  to make it less obvious, because of complaints by parents and child advocacy groups. But that didn’t stop the major toy companies from influencing children to buy more of their licensed toys. Miniature toy catalogs were often included in larger play…

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The Lost World lunchbox (1997)

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The Lost World: Jurassic Park lunchbox

Check out this cute little lunchbox. It was a free giveaway when you purchased biscuits from the Belgian company LU in 1997.  The bright green plastic box features an image of the young T-Rex and the very time-period The Lost World styling and typography. I remember seeing this lunch box all over the place during lunch at school. But unfortunately, many had the print faded or nearly gone as it turned out it was not dishwasher save. I never used mine for food, and kept it nice and tidy in my collection room… Hope you liked his post! Did you…

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