Get Papo Velociraptors from Dan’s Dinosaurs!

Looking for new places to buy dinosaur toys? Check out Dan’s Dinosaurs!

Dan’s Dinosaurs started in 2009 as a small business specializing in paleontological collectibles. Dan started the company for dinosaur enthusiasts (like us!) with the goal of having a store that carried all dinosaur products in one place. If you live near Mayfield, Kentucky, you can go check out the brick and mortar storefront in person! Be sure to say hi to Dan for us!

They carry a wide range of educational products, high-end models, and fossil replicas. They currently sell well known brands such as: Safari Ltd, Papo, CollectA, Favorite, and Sideshow Collectibles. Many independent artists and other business owners also sell their work through the store and site. They sell and ship both locally and internationally.

We received a Papo Velociraptor (2016 version). This version of Papo’s popular raptor figure is 6″ by 4″ and has paint that is similar in style to Delta and Charlie in Jurassic World. All of the Papo raptors have a similar sculpt, complete with an articulated jaw and yes, they have sickle claws. This figure has more detail and texture than the recent Hasbro and Mattel raptors, and I think the Papo raptors would make excellent additions to collections. Also, Dan is great to work with, and the shipping was very fast. The figure came in good packaging and was undamaged. Dan’s Dinosaurs is an excellent resource for finding dinosaurs to add to your collection!

If you see something that you have to have, make sure enter “Jurassic Outpost” in the “How did you hear about us?” field during checkout to receive a free bonus gift with your order!

Source: Dan’s Dinosaurs

Major Jurassic World Alive Updates Coming!

Ludia posted release notes for an update coming to the Jurassic World Alive app, and it’s going to be massive!

There are a TON of new creatures and features coming in this release! The update will include 11 new creatures:

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-Brachiosaurus
-Gallimimus
-Giraffatitan
-Ornithomimus
-Gryposuchus

Hybrids
-Diplotator
-Ankylocodon
-Diloranosaurus
-Monomimus

Superhybrids
-Tuoramoloch
-Sarcorixis

The release will have new features including: Achievements, Strike Events, and Friendly Battles. Over 30 Achievements will be available, and you can earn cash rewards for each one completed! We’ll have to wait until the update to learn more about Achievements.

Strike Events are PvE (person versus environment) battles that will take place in two new areas: Daybreak and Nightfall! These battles last several rounds, and you need to defeat the opposing team to progress to the next round. You win the event by winning every round before using up all your retries. There are prizes awarded after each win, and a grand prize if you win the event!

The new Social tab in the app will include a Friends features where you can invite your friends and challenge them to Friendly Battles. These battles will not affect trophy counts or leaderboard status. All creatures will be set to level 26 so there is a level playing field between you and your friends. Get ready to test your battle skills!

Updates to the map visuals, supply drops, creature sightings for Rare and Epics, and changes to Battles are also part of the release. There’s no word yet on when the update will be pushed out, but until then you can read the full release notes on Ludia’s Jurassic World Alive forum. Happy dino hunting!

Are you playing Jurassic World Alive? If so, which new feature are you most excited for? Sound off in the comments below!

Source: Ludia

Jelly Belly Releases ‘Jurassic World’ Collection

Need some candy to eat while marathoning the Jurassic movies? Jelly Belly has you covered! They have made a variety of products including jelly beans, a chocolate dinosaur, and a chocolate dinosaur egg!

The jelly beans come in two different sized bags: the Jurassic World Grab & Go Bag (2.8 oz), and the Jurassic World Bag (1 oz). Grab & Go bags feature Blue, while the Jurassic World bag features either Blue, a triceratops, or a T.rex on the package.

Flavors in the Jurassic Mix include: Sparkling Berry Blue, Sparkling Sour Apple, Sparkling Orange, Sparkling Very Cherry, and Sparkling Wild Blackberry. I preferred the size of the 1 oz Jurassic World bag, and liked the Sparkling Orange and Sparkling Very Cherry the best!

For the chocolate lovers our there, Jelly Belly has also made a Jurassic World Chocolate Dinosaur, and a Jurassic World Chocolate Dinosaur Egg! The chocolate dinosaurs are milk chocolate with crisped rice, and molded into Blue. Each package also contains a collectible 3D card. The chocolate dinosaurs I opened had a Blue card and stegosaurus card, and each include facts about the dinos on the back! The chocolate dinosaur egg is a solid milk chocolate with crisped rice, a thin candy shell on the outside, and a gummi dinosaur in the center. Bite into one, and help that dino hatch!

Have you found any of the Jelly Belly products in store? Tell us which one you want to pick up in the comments section!

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‘Jurassic Park’ 25th Anniversary Jewelry and Pin Collection

Official Jurassic Park 25th anniversary jewelry is here! Han Cholo is a Los Angeles based company that makes high-quality jewelry influenced by pop culture.

Just in time for Jurassic June, they have released four pieces to commemorate the release of one of the best movies of all time.

“This is a Collection that has been 65 million years in the making and it’s now been unleashed for the first time. Han Cholo Jewelry welcomes you to Jurassic Park to feast your eyes on the Jurassic Park 25th Anniversary Jewelry Collection. This micro collection is short but oh so sweet, consisting of the 25th Anniversary Class Ring complete with an Amber stone in the center and with fossil, dino bone and dino scale detailing all around the ring with the infamous Jurassic Park logo and 93 on the sides. Now who of you wouldn’t want to take a baby dino home? Well now you can with the baby dino pendant, just like in the 1993 film it looks like this baby dino is coming right out of his egg shell. For all you enamel pin lovers out there they also have the Jurassic Park 25th Anniversary Gate Enamel pin and the Mr. DNA Enamel pin. Take a look and just wait for the new dinos and other goodies to hit the Han Cholo Site, because Life always find a Way.”

For all the pin collectors out there, Han Cholo has created a Mr. DNA pin, and a SDCC (San Diego Comic Con) 2018 exclusive JP gate pin. The Mr. DNA pin is 1.5 inches in length, and features everybody’s favorite DNA strand. The SDCC 2018 exclusive features the famous JP gates that open up to reveal a T.Rex. Both pins are available for pre-sale now, and are scheduled to ship in July.

Die-hard fans will be enamored by the two exquisite jewelry pieces Han Cholo has to offer. Raptor squad fans will love the baby raptor necklace, which features a baby raptor hatching from an egg. Now you can take a baby raptor with you where ever you go! Fans looking for a class-y ring, will love the JP 25th anniversary class ring. The ring features an orange amber stone, the JP emblem, and a 93 for the class, er, release year.

The pins are priced between $12-$15, while the raptor egg and class ring go for $175 and $250, respectively.

What do you think of Han Cholo’s JP 25 anniversary collection? Will you be picking up some pins or jewelry to add to your collection? Let us know in the comments below!

Source: Han Cholo

‘Jurassic World’ Slippers From Fuzzy Babba Now Available

It can camouflage!

The slipper company, Fuzzy Babba, has released Jurassic World slippers that would be perfect to keep your feet cozy while marathoning the Jurassic movies! Fuzzy Babba used the silhouette of JW dinos to create a grey/black camouflage-like pattern. Now you can sport T.rex, Indominus Rex, Triceratops, and Velociraptors on your feet!


 

Details

Fuzzy outer and furry inner
Stretchy elastic hugs the ankle without being restrictive
Faux suede bottom with grippers helps prevent slipping
Back tab makes them easy to slip on and off
Easy-to-care-for material is machine washable
Perfect for home, travel, work and school
M/L fits men’s shoe size 7.5-9.5 and L/XL fits shoe size 10-12.5
™ and © Universal Studios
Fabric: 100% Polyester

I tried out a M/L size (men’s shoe size 7.5 – 9.5), and found that they fit perfectly for a women’s size 9.5. If you like a little more room in your slippers, I would suggest getting the L/XL. The slippers are super soft, and I loved the dino pattern!

What do you think of the slippers? Do you plan on ordering yourself (or friend) a pair? Let us know in the comments below!

Source: Fuzzy Babba

Jurassic World Alive App Is Here!

There’s a dinosaur in our backyard…
 

Jurassic World Alive is a new app that is sure to grab every dino lover’s attention. In the app, you are a member of the Dinosaur Protection Group (DPG), and you are on a mission to save the dinosaurs. Much like Pokemon Go, you explore your surroundings in search of dinosaurs. Once you track down a dinosaur, you pilot a drone and collect DNA samples from them. You can create normal dinosaurs, or pretend you’re Henry Wu and make some hybrids! After assembling a team of dinosaurs, you then head over to the battle area and face off against other players. Prizes for winning include (but aren’t limited to): coins, DNA samples, and darts for DNA collecting.

The app is now available for Android on Google Play, and for iOS in the App Store. Start hunting those dinos!

 
As mentioned above, this game is similar to Pokemon Go in a lot of ways. The game uses your location for placement of dinosaurs and supply drops, and it has warnings about being safe while playing (thanks, Owen!). The drone/firing the darts can take a little getting used to, but the controls seem very responsive. All the dinosaurs in the game have profiles that detail their battle stats, which you need to pay attention to once you step into the battle area. They start you out in the Fallen Kingdom arena, and there are different battle arenas that unlock as you win more battles! Battles get more exciting as you level up you dinos (by gathering more DNA), and mixing up your team combinations. Unlike Pokemon Go, supply drops are not always at landmarks, and they appear more frequently in suburban/rural areas.

Jurassic World: Alive also has a fun AR feature, allowing you to bring the dinosaurs you’ve captured to life in the real world via your phones camera. This creates a fun photo and video opportunity many fans are already taking advantage of!

Have you played Jurassic World Alive yet? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

New Behind The Scenes Look at the Art and Practical Effects of ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’!

With the first impressions from the world premiere for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom now online, some fans may want to turn away from further trailers and tv spots for risk of seeing too much of the movie before release. If you are one of these people, but you still have a craving for something Jurassic, then a bunch of behind the scenes looks at the movie are beginning to pop up across social media!

While these still provide spoilers for some excited audience members, a behind the scenes look at a movie often discusses more of the technical aspects of making a movie, rather than outright story spoilers.

So tread carefully, but if you want to learn about the animatronics that have been designed and featured in the movie, the French magazine L’écran Fantastique have published some photos featuring a number of animatronics, as well as interviews with Colin Trevorrow about the creation of the new trilogy, and Neal Scanlan, who is the lead designer for the animatronics.

The images show the different stages of animatronic creation include models of the Baryonyx and Tryannasaurus Rex heads, a cast for the Indoraptor leg, and the work-in-progress versions of the T.Rex and Indoraptor heads. Other images show Blue, the T.Rex, and the Indoraptor animatronics being used on set.

Blue appears to have a full body animatronic in the scene where she is on the table, and only a head will be used for other scenes. The Indotraptor doesn’t appear to be a full body animatronic, but will have a practical head, foot, and arm. You can get a feel for the size of the Indoraptor in the image of the man holding the arm. No wonder the little girl in the trailer looks so scared!

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Details from the interviews were translated from the article (if you would like to avoid all potential spoilers, don’t read the details below). Thanks to Twitter user @clark595 for translating!

Further, a Spanish publication, Academia Revista digital del Cine Español, recently featured director J.A. Bayona, and the article included storyboards and concept art from the film. A cool thing to note is that it’s referred to as ‘Ancient Futures’ on multiple images, which was the working title before it became ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’! The magazine also shows another look at the model for the Indoraptor arm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finally, taking a further look at the animatronics IGN released a video on the practical effects used in Fallen Kingdom. Check it out below!


 

While many of these practical puppets were later replaced by CGI, these behind the scenes looks are always a blast. Do you enjoy seeing behind the scenes images from movies? Let us know in the comments!

Source: Academia Revista digital del Cine Español

Mattel’s ‘Jurassic World’ Toys Now Available In Some Stores!

‘Jurassic World’ toys from Mattel’s new line are beginning to show up in stores! The official release date for the toys is April 16th, but images have been showing up on social media of the toys available for purchase.

Mexico Walmart stores started stocking the toys on their shelves earlier in the week, based on posts from Instagram. The toys are were first spotted at a Walmart in Guadalajara, and many Walmart stores now have ‘Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom’ displays. It’s been reported Walmart in Mexico was given permission to begin sales early ahead of ‘Children’s Day‘ to help ensure availability.

In the US, the toys are now appearing at Toys ‘R’ Us stores. Sadly, Toys ‘R’ Us announced this week that they are going out of business, and the liquidation sales would begin Friday. As such, Toys R Us is officially ignoring street dates. Some stores are still receiving shipments, and some already have the Jurassic World toys in stock! Toy availability will be unpredictable because of the closures, so going on a dino hunting trip to your local Toys ‘R’ Us store would be your best chance at finding them. Employees should be able to tell you whether they have any on the floor, or in the back stockroom.

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It’s currently unclear what will happen to ‘Destructsaurs’ SKUs which were meant to be exclusive to Toys R Us. While no pictures have surfaced yet, they’re likely produced and ready to ship if they have not shipped already – perhaps another retailer like Walmart, who already has exclusive ‘Battle Damage’ toys for Jurassic World will pick the items up.

While they have yet to go on sale, check out these new pics of the Target exclusive ‘Jurassic World: Legacy Collection!

If you aren’t lucky enough to find any of the toys in stores near you, we only have a few more weeks to go until the official release! US Walmart and Target stores should have toys available for purchase on April 16th.

Have you found any of the toys where you are? Tell us in the comments below!

Source: USA Today

American Ninja Warrior Just Filmed an Official ‘Jurassic World’ Themed Episode!

Dinosaurs versus ninjas? Jurassic World is coming to ‘American Ninja Warrior’!  

 ‘American Ninja Warrior’ is a competition show that has competitors attempting to complete increasingly difficult obstacle courses. The show consists of obstacles that test the competitors’ agility, strength, and speed. The courses must be finished within a time limit for the competitor to advance, and potential win cash prizes. The Salmon Ladder, the Flying Bar, and the Warped Wall are a few of the obstacles that the show features.

 The show periodically does special episodes, and it looks like we are lucky enough to be getting one with dinosaurs and Chris Pratt! Filming of this special Jurassic World Night episode was discovered when posts from the Universal Studios Hollywood set appeared on Instagram.

 

 

 

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This follows pictures from the Universal Studios Backlot tour, where a Pteranodon prop (above) was spotted on a set under construction – that’s one mystery solved! The air date for the episode isn’t known at this time, but it will be airing as part of Season 10 of ‘American Ninja Warrior’ sometime prior to the release of Fallen Kingdom.

 Are you a fan of American Ninja Warrior, and what kind of obstacles are you hoping to see in the episode? Comment below with your thoughts!