Microverse was a line created by Kenner/Hasbro in 1996 to compete with the popular Micro Machines (which is now part of Hasbro). A few sets based on The Lost World were released in 1997. Continue reading Microverse T-Rex Trap micro playset
Back in 2001 Playskool (part of Hasbro) released the Jurassic Park Junior sets aimed at preschoolers. The action figures and dinosaurs were all kawaii designed: cute baby dinosaurs and smiling park rangers. Continue reading Jurassic Park Junior: Double Trouble Dinos
Paul Kirby is an action figure from the Jurassic Park III toy line. He was part of the wave 2 release along Alan Grant with Compies and the generic Military Diver with Spinosaurus. Continue reading Jurassic Park III Paul Kirby and Stegosaurus
This Velociraptor pack was sold in the US as a Target exclusive. The Blue figure was not released before and features a light up skin pattern by using the included LED light. Continue reading Jurassic World Velociraptor 4-Pack
Back in 1992 Dakin released a set of four Jurassic Park stuffed dinosaurs. One of them was a beautiful Brachiosaurus. Continue reading Dakin Jurassic Park Brachiosaurus
Hasbro doesn’t have a good track record when it comes to releasing toys based on female leads from various movie franchises (they seem to fix this though with the new wave of Star Wars toy line). Jurassic Park is no exception. Continue reading Hasbro’s Jurassic Park ladies
One of the Jurassic World wave 3 toys is the repainted T-Rex. On the promotional artwork released by Hasbro, the Rex sported an almost fluorescent green color. It quickly gained the nickname Mountain Dew Rex. Continue reading Jurassic World “Mountain Dew” T-Rex
Kenner released a few Velociraptors as part of the “The Lost World: Jurassic Park” line but the Cyclops Raptor is probably the most remarkable one.
My latest eBay purchases are these two: Triceratops and Velociraptor from the 1999 Jurassic Park: Dinosaurs line.
I got them from 2 separate auctions and probably overpaid slightly, but you don’t find them MOC that often any more. These are actually my first MOC JP: Dinosaurs, because at that time I decided to invest in the older Jurassic Park toys that were never released here in Belgium, like the Gallimimus, Capture Cruiser and Utahraptor.
The Jungle Runner is a buggy-type vehicle part of the Jurassic Park series 2 Dino Trackers toy line released in 1994. It came in a small box with an awesome piece of art of Sgt. “T-Rex” Turner riding the Jungle Runner.
The Jurassic Park series 2 Carnosaurus is one of the most popular Jurassic Park toys ever. They are very hard to find and when they do pop up on eBay, you’ll have to check your Paypal balance before hitting that “buy-it-now” button…
The Jurassic Park toy line proved very successful for Kenner, so they went ahead with a second line that featured more dinosaurs (many of which that were not attached to the movie), updated action figures to resemble the actors in the movie better and a whole new line of action figures called the Dino-Trackers (the good guys) and the Evil Raiders (the bad guys).
The electronic Velociraptor from the The Lost World: Jurassic Park was released in selected countries along with the electronic Parasaurolophus.
In my opinion this is one weird looking Velociraptor. Almost everything about it is out of proportion. It’s legs are too short, the arms are too long and it’s body is way too big. The colours are completely off as well.
Earlier today I found the Hasbro Jurassic World blind bags at Toy Champ, a toy store chain in Belgium and Holland. They had two boxes with blind bags and are 2,99 EUR each.
The Jurassic Park series 1 Robert Muldoon toy was released in 1993. It was designed based on early sketches for the character, long before the Bob Peck casting was done. This explains why the face and body sculpt is way off compared to the movie version. (This was kinda corrected in the series 2 toy line)
T-Rex Lockdown is a playset featuring the Jurassic World gate and a Tyrannosaurus Rex figure. The set is clearly inspired by the Jurassic Park III Raptor Attack set, which in return re-used the accessoires of the Jurassic Park Command Compound from 1993.
Ceratosaurus is part of the Jurassic World wave 2 line. Although this dinosaur didn’t appear in Jurassic World, it had a small cameo in Jurassic Park III. There are some design elements and colours that are very similar to the Jurassic Park III version of this dinosaur.
Dilophosaurus is one of my favorite Jurassic Park characters. I see her as the Boba Fett of the Jurassic Park Cinematic Universe. Unfortunately she only appeared in the first movie and had a small cameo in Jurassic World. But that didn’t stop Hasbro from producing different toys based on Dilophosaurus since 1993.
Thanks to that small cameo, Hasbro went ahead with a whole new sculpt for their Growlers line.
The Parasaurolophus is an electronic dinosaur from the The Lost World: Jurassic Park toy line.
The sculpt of the Parasaurolophus is probably the best sculpt of the entire 1997 toy line. It looks almost exactly the same as it looks like in the movie.
If there was something that Kenner REALLY owned back in the 80’s and early 90’s, it must have been their amazing box artwork. I vividly remember staring at these boxes in the toy store and see those scenes come to live in my mind.