Mattel’s Jurassic World: Legacy Collection line features all kinds of action figures, dinosaurs and vehicles from the first three Jurassic Park films. The Extreme Chompin’ Spinosaurus is the latest toy in this line, and probably even the best so far. This is a pretty large dinosaur, and very much in scale with Mattel’s Legacy Tyrannosaurus Rex. Mattel loves to add articulation to its Jurassic World dinosaurs and Spinosaurus is no exception. The head can be placed in several positions. The mouth has a chomping effect that can be triggered by pushing the button behind its head. While we now know…
Jurassic World Action Attack SuchomimusPosted on — 1 Comment
Mattel isn’t shying away from bringing some off-screen dinosaurs back to life. Suchomimus was not featured in any of the films or the books, but was briefly mentioned in Jurassic Park III by Billy Brennan when he was trying to identify the Spinosaurus. An image of Mattel’s version appeared online along with the photos of the other Action Attack dinosaurs, Stegosaurus and Carnotaurus. While many praised the sculpt based on that single photo, there was some concern about the color scheme which appeared to be too bright blue and yellow. But when the first sets started to hit the shelves…
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When Hasbro didn’t release no movie inspired action figures in their 2015 Jurassic World line, fans were disappointed. They tried to set things right when they released their Owen “Alpha” and Velociraptor “Blue” set, but that figure lacked character. Mattel Jurassic World action figures When Mattel took over the Jurassic World toy kingdom, it quickly came clear they were pulling out all stops. Not only did they lift the quality of the dinosaur toys, they also brought back movie inspired action figures. The first wave consists out of three figures. Owen and Baby Blue, Dinosaur Trainer Owen and Mercenary &…
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Mattel released two story packs: Gyrosphere & Claire and Velociraptor “Blue” & Owen. Each set is packed in an open package, like most of Hasbro’s 2015 line. Claire’s Gyrosphere comes in two pieces. The back piece is located behind the cardboard where the action figure is stuck to. The Gyro can hold two Jurassic World action figures. Blue can “jump” by pushing his body down and releasing. Both the Claire and Owen action figures are posable.
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Mattel follows Hasbro’s example by releasing dinosaur blind bags. These bags contain a random plastic dinosaur from the Jurassic Park universe. Unlike Hasbro’s, Mattel’s dinosaurs have articulated parts. The Parasaurolophus, which I got in one of my blind bags, can move its head up and down. The Pteranodon has wings that are possible in different directions. A word of critique is in place for some of these dinosaurs (and some of Mattel’s larger toys). The two-legged dinosaurs have oversized feet so they can stand easily without falling over. But this makes their appearences very cartoony, almost “Land Before Time Ducky”…
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In 2015 Matchbox released 2 lines of their Jurassic World vehicles. This is the second wave. I purchased the complete set a few months back when they were on sale at the Dutch drugstore chain “Kruidvat”. They were priced 1,99 EUR each.
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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!