Iron Studios teases Jurassic Park statues ahead of CCXP 17 Next Week

Hold on to your wallets – and be prepared to spare no expense.

Iron Studios is set to unveil their first 1/10 art scale Jurassic Park statues at the 2017 Comic Con Experience (CCXP17) next week in São Paulo, Brazil. CCXP17 runs from Thursday December 7th until Sunday December 10th, but have been sharing numerous teases prior to the event.

It appears their first statue display is of the classic T-Rex breakout scene. It is likely the pieces will be sold separately as they’re in a massive 1:10th scale, and so far they have teased the JP Ford Explorer vehicle, Alan Grant, Ian Malcolm and the T-Rex. All appear to have base pieces set within the Tyrannosaur paddock, including fences and vehicle tracks.

Take a look below at some of the teases and how unbelievably detailed some of the pieces are!


Jurassic Outpost’s Chris Pugh will be traveling to CCXP 2017, so make sure to follow his updates from there here on the site!

What do you think of these teases from Iron Studio of their Jurassic Park statues? Are you excited to see the full display next week at CCXP17? Let us know in the comments below and on our forums!

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Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom Book Confirms First Film Appearance of Fan Favorite Dinosaur!

Spoiler Warning! While this piece of merchandise and description was released directly by the manufacturer, there is a possibility it was not yet meant to be public – particularly before the first trailer. If you would rather discover at least one of the new dinosaur species directly from the marketing, it’s best to turn back now.

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While the eagerly anticipated first trailer for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom has yet to release, small tidbits of news continue to surface from various sources. The eminent threat of a volcanic eruption has been confirmed from numerous pieces of artwork featured on upcoming products, as well as the return of fan favorites such as Velociraptor Blue and the Tyrannosaurus Rex. The latest batch of information comes from the upcoming ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ augmented reality book by Carlton Kids, and it’s quite exciting.

While the cover art reveals nothing new, it does once again hammer home the fiery theme of a volcanic eruption which has been present in all forms of Fallen Kingdom marketing and merchandise. However, the description of the book is a different story – while it’s fairly vague, it outright confirms that a fan favorite dinosaur will be making its on screen debut in Fallen Kingdom: Baryonyx.

Carlton’s official Augmented Reality book is jam-packed with exclusive movie imagery and background facts, and lets you experience original Jurassic World dinosaurs through mind-blowing next-generation, fully interactive Digital Magic. Learn how to bond with and train alpha Velociraptor “Blue”, then use her as your protector and guide as you encounter other dinosaurs through the app. From brand-new movie dinosaur characters including awesome Baryonyx and a terrifying new hybrid breed, to old favourites like T. Rex and Stegosaurus, this Jurassic World AR book will wow readers all over again.

Baryonyx is a bipedal carnivousous dinosaur, that could reach lengths of over 30 feet long, and stood nearly 10 feet tall. The fossil record suggest this predatory dinosaur lived primarily off of a diet of fish, swiping them from the water with long clawed limbs or its crocodile like jaw. However, that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be regarded as a threat – especially as InGen creations tend to be more dangerous than their real world namesakes.

Baryonyx art created for in 2015 by Julius Csotonyi

Barynoyx has an interesting history with the Jurassic Park franchise, and despite never being seen in any of the films, was allegedly on Isla Nublar during the events of Jurassic Park and Jurassic World. According to the first films park map, it had a riverside paddock on the far east of the island. Likewise, it appears on the Jurassic World park map, and is said to be one of the dinosaurs you can see during the ‘Cretaceous Cruise’.

Further, Baryonyx was almost the main antagonist of Jurassic Park 3, but was later replaced by its larger cousin species the Spinosaurus. In fact, an early version of the Jurassic Park 3 logo featured the Baryonyx over its sailed back relative, which was featured on the final logos. As an homage to this change, Billy Brennan mistakenly identifies the Spinosaurus as a Baryonyx, and when corrected by Alan Grant, comments the Spinosaurus was never present on InGen’s list.

While the Baryonyx has never been depicted in the films, artwork was created for it by paleoartist Julius Csotonyi for the official Jurassic World website – however, it should be noted, this was not commissioned by the fillmaking team, but rather a late addition by the web marketing team. As such, its visual depiction does not reflect its upcoming Fallen Kingdom design, as there was no film material reference. This canonical visual indifference can be seen with the artwork for species that exist in the films, but had no ILM renders, such as Pachycephalosaurus, and Parasaurolophus – in their cases, the Csotonyi artwork looks nothing like their film counterparts.

The Baryonyx isn’t the only exciting detail the augmented reality book revealed – it also confirmed that Fallen Kingdom will feature an all new hybrid dinosaur. While it doesn’t reveal its name, it is safe to assume the creature in question is the ‘Indoraptor‘, which universal trademarked a few months back. No details of this dinosaur beyond its name are known, other than it is likely the dinosaur in the picture above.

The Augmented Reality book is the second in the series from Carlton Kids, following the release of one in 2015 for Jurassic World. It retails for around $9.99, has 32 pages, and releases May 2018. Check out the 2015 book in action to see how the augmented reality features works!

The first trailer for Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom debuts December 7th, during Thursday Night Football on NBC and is expected to contain a glimpse at the Baryonyx among many other dinosaur species. Are you excited to finally see this dinosaur in action? Let us know in the comments below, and stay tuned as more news is sure to erupt online soon!

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UPDATE: The First Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Trailer Probably Arriving December 7th!


False alarm on the previous story that the first Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom trailer was to arrive this Thursday, November 30th. Universal Pictures have since clarified that the trailer will NOT be arriving this Thursday. The promo video in the story below (now removed due to a copyright claim from Universal) was released early, by accident. The assets have since been removed from the press server.

The trailer IS close, perhaps a week or two away. Odds are these ads were not meant to be released until next week, which puts the trailer release date on the 7th (which we revealed on our latest Podcast) We will keep you updated as we learn more!

The original story is as follows:

It’s official – the first Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom trailer arrives this Thursday, November 30th. Universal has announced that the very first Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom trailer will debut during Thursday Night Football on NBC (Cowboys vs Redskins).

Universal took to their press servers to upload a series of TV spots teasing the trailer reveal, all stating that the trailer arrives Thursday. As the air/upload date is not embargoed, it is safe to assume it does indeed mean this Thursday – although we had previously heard it was aiming for the Thursday night slot of December 7th, so while the early date is surprising, the debut format is much expected!

This trailer announcement comes shortly after Colin Trevorrow teased the first footage of baby Blue from Fallen Kingdom, taking the internet by storm. Stay tuned – more teases and updates may be coming shortly.

With all of the wonder, adventure and thrills synonymous with one of the most popular and successful franchises in cinema history, this all-new motion-picture event sees the return of favorite characters and dinosaurs—along with new breeds more awe-inspiring and terrifying than ever before. Welcome to Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.

Stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard return alongside executive producers Steven Spielberg and Colin Trevorrow for Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Pratt and Howard are joined by co-stars James Cromwell, Ted Levine, Justice Smith, Geraldine Chaplin, Daniella Pineda, Toby Jones, Rafe Spall, while BD Wong and Jeff Goldblum reprise their roles.

Directed by J.A. Bayona (The Impossible), the epic action-adventure is written by Jurassic World’s director, Trevorrow, and its co-writer, Derek Connolly. Producers Frank Marshall and Pat Crowley once again partner with Spielberg and Trevorrow in leading the team of filmmakers for this stunning installment. Belén Atienza joins the team as a producer.

Check back for updates shortly!

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Baby Blue is Adorable in First Footage From ‘Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom’!

Hold on to your butts.

As we approach the release of the long-awaited Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom trailer, the marketing has seemingly begun! Writer/producer Colin Trevorrow has teased another “first look” at the film – this time a video of Owen Grady meeting and interacting with what appears to be a “baby Blue”.

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The footage appears to be taking place inside of the old Jurassic Park visitors center, with the mural out of focus in the backdrop – and features a baby Velociraptor who looks just like Blue. As Chris Pratt is wearing is Fallen Kingdom costume, it is not a flashback and cannot be showcasing Blue when she was a baby. This dinosaur is clearly the offspring of Velociraptor Blue, so it leads the question: what other Raptors were on Isla Nublar for her to breed with?

However, should we be wrong, and this is indeed Blue as a baby it begs the question of how flashbacks will be integrated. As Owen is wearing a arm harness similar to a falconers, it seems he was prepped and ready for this encounter. Could this be the first time he met Blue? If this is a flashback, it will be the first time a Jurassic film breaks the linear story conventions, and has exciting implications.

The Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom trailer is coming soon – but not soon enough. Stay tuned! We’ll update this article as more information becomes available.

Do you think this is Blue as a baby, or is it her offspring? Sound off in the comments below, and let us know!

Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom Trailer Launching After December 1st with Contest to See it Early!

Update: When we ran the article, the contest specified the prize being a chance to see the Jurassic World 2 trailer early. It has been updated to say a ‘Jurassic Experience’ – though we’re comfortable in assuming the trailer is part of that experience.

While the exact online debut date for the Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom trailer remains burried, we know it will arrive no later than December 13th with Star Wars The Last Jedi. Now thanks to an official contest being hosted by the Mexican branch of Universal Pictures via their Jurassic World Facebook page, we know it will come no sooner than December 1st.

This information comes via a new contest to see the trailer early, and the last chance to enter is December 1st – therefore, the trailer will not hit publicly prior.

To enter in the contest you must live in Mexico and follow the contests other terms and conditions. The contest requires players to rapidly enter answers for 10 Jurassic Park related questions – so good look to all those involved! We suspect if you’re visiting our site, you have more than a good chance to get all of them correct. At this point, it is unclear how winners will view the trailer and if travel is involved – however, there will be 150 lucky Jurassic fans.

While there is no evidence of similar contests in the US, UK, or other territories, we suspect they will see similar announcements soon. We’ve reached to Universal to find out if other countries will have a chance to enter, but have not received a reply as of running the article.

The Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom trailer has some competition in early December, as the Avengers Infinity War trailer is rumored to release December 4th. It seems unlikely that the Fallen Kingdom trailer will drop prior, as the contest ends on the 1st – so perhaps the official trailer debut date for will be near the 6th or the 7th, with the early viewing beforehand.

Stay tuned – we will update the website as we get more information about the trailers release date, and if other countries are launching similar contests.

Thanks to JPsacu on Instagram for the heads up!

Source: Jurassic World Mexico Facebook

McDonalds to Offer Jurassic World Happy Meal Toy This December!

Celebrate Christmas and the Holiday Season this year with a Jurassic World Happy Meal toy from McDonalds. This upcoming range of toys only offers one Jurassic World item, which is part of the McDonalds ‘Holiday Express’ fictional train lineup. Check out the picture below!

The Jurassic World Happy Meal toy is simple but cute, featuring a Tyrannosaurus Rex under Jurassic Park gates, atop a train car. It’s curious that the gates are clearly Jurassic Park, not world, and use the red font face, while the train car features a Jurassic World logo. With the disjointed branding, this perhaps remains the best way to hit two birds with one stone, and celebrate the legacy of the franchise under the new name.

Other Universal Pictures films join the Holiday Express such as Minions and The Secret Life of Pets – but it’s not just limited to Universal. My Little Pony, Transformers, Barbie and Hot Wheels also join the fun, making this one of the more cross branded Jurassic marketing outputs in recent times.

McDonald’s previously promoted Jurassic Park in 1993, with a series of collectors cups sporting much loved artwork based upon the iconic film. These cups today remain a sought after collector item, namely for how great the unique artwork really was. Check out the ‘dino size’ promotion below!

Perhaps this is a sign of things to come, and McDonald’s will offer a fully featured promotional lineup for Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom in June. While it was recently reported on Reddit that Dairy Queen would return to the Park in 2018, it’s very possible they’re one of many fast food retailers joining in on the dinosaur craze.

Will you be picking up the Happy Meal toy? Let us know in the comments below, and stay tuned for the latest news!

Thanks to Jurassicraptor for the heads up!


Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard Film Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom Promo at NHMLA!

Hold on to your butts – Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom promotion has begun!

Bryce Dallas Howard along with Chris Pratt attended a promotional event at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles today! It was confirmed promotion for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom by Bryce’s makeup artist karayoshimotobua via instagram story (see below).  The videos include Bryce and Chris interacting with a triceratops puppet said to be from Universal Studios Japan according to instagram poster ilanagustafson

While details are slim, those in attendance say Universal Pictures filmed some sort of promo for the upcoming sequel. Check out all the coverage below!

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It remains unclear what exactly was filmed, and if the actors were there as themselves, or if they filmed any in character content for other purposes. We reported last year that Universal had acquired some domains that could be potentially used for the upcoming sequels viral advertisement, and this could very easily be related!

Stay tuned – if we learn more about what was shot we will be sure to update the article. As always, sound off in the comments below, and let us know what you think was filmed at the NHMLA today!

The Jurassic Park Trilogy is Getting New Blu Ray Covers So Bad We Thought They Were Fake

The Jurassic Park name means something – whether it’s the seal of quality only Spielberg can bring, pushing the boundaries of visual effects, or the iconic dinosaur designs. It’s a mega franchise running over 25 years if you count the novels, and its name is synonymous with quality. So why does the franchise seem to lack any real quality control (or at least the budget for good Photoshop artists)?

Welcome, to B-movie quality cover art park. To truly appreciate the travesties on display above, you should first look at them at full size and resolution, because the compressed picture just doesn’t do it justice. Snarky jokes aside, those covers just are not good – and for more reasons than poor photoshop skills.

First up, Jurassic Park – conceptually it is a great cover (they all are – in concept), and Alan Grant and the Ford Explorer do look fantastic. Unfortunately, they look more like a previs concept. The Tyrannosaurus stands out of place, featuring a strangely modified male Tyrannosaurus head from The Lost World, not the female from Jurassic Park (plus it’s just poorly composited). In fact, the head used here is the bizarrely malformed head used on the 2015 Jurassic World products.

Wait. Is that a thumb on the Tyrannosaurus!? A moment ago we were going to point out Alan Grant wasn’t looking at the Rex, but now that issue seems Compsognathus sized. That’s not the only issue at play – the Tyrannosaurs right leg and foot are larger than the left, meaning they should be in front – however, the rear left leg has been photoshopped to land in the front.

The Lost World cover is plagued with just as many issues (ignoring the ugly logo, which would be an issue on its own). First off, the photoshop composition is just bad – which is frustrating, as the base image used (above) is a great choice. Of course the Stegosaurs pictured are far too large (even by The Lost World’s standards), but the idea behind the cover is fun. However, as Jurassic Park teaches us, intention doesn’t overrule execution.

The other issue is the two Stegosaurus’ on display aren’t from The Lost World: Jurassic Park – they’re the drastically different design from Jurassic World. In fact, the two renders on the cover are from Fallen Kingdom, and have already been spotted on early merchandise images. At least this can answer the raging question – do Jurassic World Stegosaurs have beaks like TLW and the real animal? Apparently not.

The Jurassic Park 3 cover is easily the least offensive. The composition of the overall image looks good, the Pteranodon is mostly accurate to the film, and it captures the feel of the movie. It’s just stuck with an ugly logo, and a really poorly photoshopped Billy Brennan face on the cover (perhaps he’s reacting to the other two covers).

Minus the logo, this one at least looks like a professional film studio released it, even if it’s a bit sloppy. Though we have to wonder – why is it Billy on the cover (or wait – is that actually Nicholas Cage)? Further, why not the Spinosaurus? Those aren’t really issues, but the choices stood out as discussion points none the less.

It’s not just us scoffing at the new covers and initially questioning their legitimacy. In fact, the whole community seems to be having the same overall reaction:

For more community reactions see our Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter comments plus this Reddit thread.

So, how exactly did this new cover lineup pass quality control? While we can’t answer that, we can say it’s not the first time something like this slipped by for Jurassic Park. In fact, it’s not even the worst. The worst would be the 2013 Jurassic Park 3D IMAX Poster.


Art is subjective, but when it comes to meeting the quality and established designs from the base material, the line is crossed to objectivity. To be blunt, the poster and covers above are just not good. In fact, they’re awful, and a poor representation of the source material. This isn’t a case of a fandom entitlement complex (which is a real issue), but simply a poor look for the films overall. When talented artists put out better unofficial work on a daily basis, there is a big issue.

While the above artwork looks like it came from the studio that brought you Sharknado, the next point is something more subjective. The Jurassic Park 25th Anniversary key art looks more like a child’s coloring book cover than the celebration of the longstanding legacy of the film franchise.

The cartoony art style for the fossil backdrop is nothing at all like the visuals on display in Jurassic Park, nor does it mirror or celebrate the artwork used in 1993. 1993 used simple black backdrops, or the iconic jungle sunset motif. If they must insist on a fossil backdrop, at least go minimalistic and inspired by the pillars in visitors center (and actually illustrate dinosaurs depicted in Jurassic Park).

Though, as we said prior, this one is subjective – at least the artwork for Jurassic Park 25th looks professionally done, even if it does seem out of place. At the very least, it’s not another case of Velociraptor toys being released without sickle claws.

Nor are they the frog faced, green Jurassic Park 2011 Blu Ray statue (the original female Tyrannosaurus is brown, and certainly doesn’t look like this):

In the 2010’s the Jurassic brand hit an awkward stride, with products and images that don’t reflect the brand they belong to. With 2015’s Jurassic World, most chocked it up to rapid growing pains – but over two years later, the excuse seems a little less genuine. Perhaps a lack of a visual style guide and story bible has led an inability to properly vet creative outputs (but that doesn’t explain poor composition – that simply looks cheap and rushed).

This isn’t meant to be an attack piece – Universal Pictures releases some of our favorite films, and their offices are filled with talented, kind, smart, and enthusiastic people. This isn’t personal – just an observation of the some of the high profile Jurassic misfires. We digress. Rant over.

The Blu Rays are listed on, and judging by the back covers are simple releases of the other standalone Blu Rays, with no new content. Considering the cover art, these are easy skips, unless you’re an absolute completionist collector. If you’re on the market for Jurassic Blu Rays, be on the look out for these – they have great covers, and the same content:

This begs the question – if there is no new content on the Blu Rays, will Jurassic Park 25th Anniversary get its own release with new content in the coming months? The demand is there for a 4K release, and the 25th anniversary would the perfect time!

Sound off in the comments below, and let us know what you think of the covers! If you’re a photoshop wizard, perhaps you can take a stab at making your own custom covers and share them with us. As always, stay tuned for the last news – with the Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom trailer coming within a month, things are sure to get exciting soon.

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Mondo Games Announce New Board Game ‘Jurassic Park: The Chaos Gene’!

With the massive influx of games available for iPhones and Androids that have flooded the market in the past few years, new board games seem to be coming few and far between. But, Jurassic fans are in luck: as reported by Cinapse on Twitter, Mondo Games has just announced the upcoming release of a new Jurassic Park board game!

The game was announced at MondoCon 2017 in Austin, Texas, on November 4th. Titled Jurassic Park: The Chaos Gene, it looks to be an officially licensed Jurassic Park product, joining the ranks of Mondo’s previous Jurassic Park releases.

Mondo is known for its screen-printed posters and artwork of cult classic and contemporary films and TV shows, as well as its toys and vinyl film soundtracks. They also run popular film blog Birth.Movies.Death. in conjunction with Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas.

From the photos released by Cinapse, we can tell that the game is going to be a four-player, asymmetrical board game – meaning simply that different players in the game will have significantly different capabilities, resulting in a unique gameplay experience. (For example, in the card game Raptor, one player is a mother raptor trying to protect her young, while the other is a scientist trying to capture the babies.)

In addition, we know that Mondo Games’s Luke Byers is the head of design for the game, along with Joe van Wetering, Joe Wiesch, Jay Shaw, and Matthew Woodson, with Woodson functioning as the game’s illustrator.

According to Eric Vespe, the playable characters are include InGen, Park Guests, and a pack of three Velociraptors. At the moment, no design or plot-related information about the game has been released outside the MondoCon panel, but we will be sure to update as it is released.

Jurassic Park Mondoids – Images courtesy of Cinapse

Finally, while not related to the upcoming board game, Mondo has announced a few other future Jurassic Park items. These range from a Tyrannosaurus and hatching baby raptor tiki mug set, or the upcoming T.rex and Velociraptor ‘Mondoids’. To learn more about these, be sure to hit up Cinapse who covered the panel where they were announced.

You can follow Mondo on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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New Jurassic Park Collectibles Coming Soon from Iron Studios!

Looks like the market for Jurassic Park collectibles is expanding – Iron Studios, a collectibles company based in Brazil, has acquired the license to produce official Jurassic Park products!

The company announced the upcoming release of their first Jurassic Park products with a video on their Facebook page, simulating the inside of one of the tour Jeeps from the original film, captioned simply with, “Park will open in December.”

“Park will open in December”

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On their website, the studio describes themselves as “a developer and producer of highly detailed collectible figures…the first Brazilian company with 100% official products aimed at collectors”. Currently, the studio also produces officially licensed collectibles for DC Comics, Star Wars, and Marvel Comics, geared towards “fans passionate about their favorite pop culture characters and the hobby of collecting”.

The first pieces of Iron Studios’ Jurassic Park collection will be unveiled in December at Comic-Con Experience (CCXP) in Brazil, one of the largest comic conventions in the world. The studio is working closely with Universal Pictures to create a exciting presentation that will do justice to the legacy of the franchise.

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While the first items to be released will be from the original film, the studio is open to producing collectibles from other Jurassic Park films – including Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom – in the future. No word yet on what characters will be featured in this first release, but since Iron Studios primarily produces human figures, perhaps fans can expect to see something of the original trio from the first film.

Examples of several collectible figures currently available from Iron Studios

Iron Studios wants you to know they are huge fans of the Jurassic Park franchise, and are investing a lot of time and effort in the project to make the best products possible for fans. More information on the collection will be released on the studio’s Facebook page in the coming weeks as CCXP rolls around.

Are you excited about these new products? What collectibles are you hoping to see? Let us know in the comments, and stay tuned for updates!

You can follow Iron Studios on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.

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