Jurassic Park backpacks

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Jurassic Park backpacks

These two 1993 Jurassic Park backpacks are too cool for school.  I remember very well when I bought these in 1994 or 1995 at the Belgian seaside in a small store by the beach. They sold all kinds of old stock items and quite a lot of Jurassic Park stuff. This is were I got my big greeting cards set as well. All the stuff  was quite cheap. These backpacks were less then €5.00 each…

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Bootleg The Lost World figures

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Usually I don’t buy bootleg Jurassic Park toys, but when I found this set on eBay offered by a seller in Spain, I couldn’t help but buying it.  The layout is an identical copy of the Nick Van Owen card back. A sticker mentions the toy was imported from China by a Portugees importer in Lisbon. The plastic packaging feels very cheap and flimsy, something you expect from cheap imported toys. The set comes with 4 human figures and 2 dinosaurs. The figures are (bad) miniature versions of the official Eddie Carr, Ian Malcolm, Dieter Stark and Nick Van Owen…

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Jurassic World Hero Mashers

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Jurassic World Hero Mashers

These Hero Mashers by Hasbro are the latest additions to my collection. I was able to purchase these (once again) at the ‘Kruidvat’ drugstore chain here in Belgium for just 4.99 EUR each.  I got 2 Velociraptors in red and grey colors, an Ankylosaurus and a Parasaurolophus. I already owned the Dimorphodon set which I purchased last year in Florida. The only reason why I bought these was because they were that cheap. I remember seeing them priced at 17.99 EUR back in 2015. I would never pay that much for this toy line that hardly has any resemblance to…

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Jurassic World Matchbox Mission Force

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Jurassic World Mission Force Matchbox

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. It features 2 aircraft and 3 GM & JEEP ground vehicles, which were also sold separately. I’d seen the set in stores before at priced around 20 EUR, but since they were not themed to the actual movie’s vehicles, I never bought them. But last week when I was on vacation, I found the box set at a store that was closing, so I was able to buy for less than 3,00 EUR!

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Jurassic World Dino Hybrid Carnoraptor

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Jurassic World Dino Hybrid Carnoraptor

Carnoraptor is yet another slightly altered dinosaur from the Jurassic World Bashers & Biters line.  This “hybrid” combines the Velociraptor and the ever popular Carnotaurus. The idea sounds neat and the model that’s featured on the back of the package looks kinda ok.  The final figure however does not look as good. It looks a lot bulkier, not as sleek or menacing, especially the head sculpt. The snout is too short, for both raptor and Carnotaurus. The paint job uses too many read. This would have been a great opportunity to bring back the original paint scheme of the Jurassic Park…

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Re-Ak At-Ak T-Rex

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Jurassic Park III T-Rex

When the Jurassic Park III toys were released, I never really cared much for the Re-Ak At-Ak T-Rex. Maybe because it was such a departure from the Kenner style dinosaurs that were released for the previous toy lines. However, when I got a loose copy in a bigger lot, I started to appreciate this sculpt a bit better.  The T-Rex features the Re-Ak At-Ak action, meaning when you push the button in its neck, its mouth will open and a roar will sound. When you push the button its wound, another sound can be heard. The colours kind off match those…

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Jurassic World Dino Hybrid Dilophosaurus Rex

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Jurassic World Dino Hybrid Dilophosaurus Rex

Hands down the Dilophosaurus Rex is Hasbro’s weirdest Jurassic Park-themed toy EVER. If you thought the T-rex from the “Bashers and Biters” line was awful, well take a look at this monstrosity. Is there anything good about this figure? I guess not, it has a terrible sculpt, jerky action, and a horrible, horrible paint job. What’s up with the shiny gold Hasbro? A hybrid combining a Dilophosaurus and T-Rex could have been epic, but they seriously messed up by using that Basher & Biters sculpt and just stick a frill on it. If you felt bad for Hasbro for loosing the JP…

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