Challenge: complete my The Lost World sticker album

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Last week while I was putting the last stickers in my Jurassic World sticker album, I suddenly remembered I never completed my The Lost World: Jurassic Park album. Apparently I was too late to order the missing stickers from Merlin back in the day because I got a letter back from the Merlin company that they no longer had any TLW stickers on stock, so they send me stickers from The Smurfs (yes really) instead…

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Jurassic Park potato chips

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Back in 1993 Universal was selling Jurassic Park licences like hotcakes. One of those licensees was a Dutch potato chips producer called Smiths (now part of the Lays group).

They sold dinosaur-shaped Jurassic Park potato chips. I kinda remember I didn’t really like the taste and only bought them because they were Jurassic Park branded…

Anyway, I kept one of the empty wrappers:

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Vintage Jurassic Park toy ad from 1993

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This Jurassic Park toy ad appeared in a brochure for a supermarket chain called GB (now part of the Carrefour group). It was released right before the holiday shopping in 1993.

Anyway, I still remember flipping through that brochure and just being stunned by that photo. For today’s standards it looks *meh*, but when I was a kid I just could see myself building the same backdrop, put some houseplants and throw some dirt on the floor to get the same set up (but I never did). I loved this particular page so much that I had ripped it out and carried it all around with me nicely folded up. As an early collector I asked my grandmother for her copy of the magazine so I could put a clean page in a binder to keep it safe. Glad I did so I can share it with the rest of the world…

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