Mattel to Host Jurassic World San Diego Comic Con Panel This Saturday Featuring Reveals & Giveaways!

It’s 2018 San Diego Comic Con week, and while Universal Pictures themselves will not be attending the fan favorite convention, Jurassic will still have a significant presence with various brand partners.

Arguably the most exciting Jurassic World brand partner is Mattel, who has an excellent array of toys in stores now based upon Fallen Kingdom, as well as the Target exclusive Legacy Collection featuring classic Jurassic Park characters. While Wave 2 is just hitting stores now, with wave 3 on the horizon, Mattel has plenty more to come, and are already eager to give fans at SDCC an exclusive look at exciting new products, including some items from their 2019 range!

Further, it will be your first chance to get your hands on products not yet in stores with exciting giveaways, including a one of a kind chance to get a hold of rare unreleased products that did not make it to final production! Yes – you read that right – toys that are to remain unreleased will be given away in limited numbers– holy grail’s for collectors. While Mattel has remained tight lipped on what those items are, they’re sure to excite and are not to be missed.

So how do you attend the panel, and when is it? We have the exclusive first details:

The panel is this Saturday (July 21st, 2018) at 11am – 12pm PST and will be hosted at Mattel’s San Diego Comic Con booth. Occupancy is limited to 100 people, and tickets will be given away at the very location the morning of. Get there EARLY to secure your tickets and seats – the panel is not to be missed, and features various members of the Jurassic design team, and has some GIGANTIC reveals planned. The exclusive product giveaway occurs at the conclusion of the panel, so be sure to stick around. Their booth is adjacent to Lobby D, number 3029, with a smaller booth behind (#2945).

If you’ll be at Comic Con, but not be around for the panel on Saturday be sure to still swing by Mattel’s booth. The dinosaurs have a huge presence throughout the event, with awesome product display dioramas, photo-ops, giveaways, and more! If you’re a Jurassic super fan, you won’t want to miss it.

You can follow updates from the Mattel at SDCC from our website as well as their newly launched official Instagram channel, dedicated to their Jurassic range:

We’re not yet sure if the panel itself will be streamed online officially, but stay tuned for updates should that option become available. If you plan to attend and stream, let us know and we will be sure to relay the info and media on our site – further, be sure to take plenty of detailed pictures!

Sound off in the comments below and let us know if you’ll be attending, plus what future items you hope to see – and as always, stay tuned for the latest news!


Mattel’s VP of Boys Design Ed Duncan talks Jurassic World toys

If there is one thing most Jurassic fans can agree on is that the new Mattel Jurassic World toys have been a massive upgrade over the Hasbro line for the 2015 film. Long gone are the screw holes and in came human figures, realisitc looking dinosaurs including even some with real feel skin. Ed Duncan, Mattel’s VP of Boys Design is partially to thank as the head of design for the Jurassic World toys. He took some time to answer a few questions about the new toy line on the Mattel website.

When was the first time you saw a Jurassic film, and what was your experience with it?

Jurassic Park came out 25 years ago, and I think that was my first year as a toy designer. Everybody was excited about it because this was the first time you saw photorealistic CG animation in a film, and it was jaw-dropping.

It was a very formative experience seeing Jurassic, and subsequently, I actually worked at [another toy company] on a preschool Jurassic line in the late ‘90s. In fact, I remember the first time I ever came to L.A. was for a meeting with Universal about [the line], and a couple of funny things happened. The first thing was that I was carrying a box of toys in my hands, and I couldn’t open the door. Somebody holds the door open for me, and I glanced over, and it was Steven Spielberg. And then the other thing was I remember thinking, “I wonder if I’ll ever come back to L.A. for anything?” And here I am, 25 years later—I live here, and I’m the head of design for Jurassic World toys.

What do you want kids to experience when they play with this new line?

One of the things that makes dinosaurs cool is their size, and size is displayed relative to other things. If you just make a dinosaur by itself and aren’t paying attention to how big it is compared to anything else in the line, you don’t get the credit for how big or small anything in the story is. So we wanted to make sure that we had a good, compelling action figure representing a six-foot human to scale everything off of, because the size of your T.rex is only impressive if it’s in comparison to something that is recognizable. So being able to make figures and Jeeps, and then show how much bigger your T.rex and your Mosasaurus are to those is what makes those things seem much cooler.

Check out the full interview with Ed Duncan on Mattel’s website. Also, please let us know your thoughts in the comments below and on our forums.

Source: Mattel

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!

Source: Jelly Belly

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom roars past $1 billion worldwide!

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom officially joined the exclusive $1 billion club! It became the 35th film of all-time that has grossed at least $1 billion at the worldwide box office. It also becomes the third Jurassic film to reach this milestone along with the first installment Jurassic Park (1993) and the fourth installment Jurassic World (2015).

When all is said and done, Fallen Kingdom will be the second highest worldwide grossing film (unadjusted) of the entire series behind Jurassic World, which grossed $1.671 billion just three years ago. Jurassic Park did not cross $1 billion during it’s initial run in 1993, but thanks to it’s re-release in 3D in 2013 it hit that milestone and now stands at $1.029 billion. The Lost World: Jurassic Park amassed $618.6 million in 1997 and Jurassic Park III brought in a franchise low $368.8 million in 2001. The entire film franchise has now totaled $4.68+ billion and the number continues to grow each day.

While Fallen Kingdom won’t match the massive total of Jurassic World’s franchise high, reaching $1 billion is no small feat. It is only the third film of 2018 so far to cross the mark after Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War earlier this year. The film will continue to add to the worldwide total over the Summer and will open in it’s final territory, Japan, next Friday July 13th. In 2015, Jurassic World earned $74.59 million in Japan and there is a chance Fallen Kingdom could post similiar numbers there.

Fallen Kingdom will likely finish it’s worldwide run in the $1.1 to 1.2 billion range. Roughly a 28-34% drop from Jurassic World, which is still pretty impressive since the fourth film had the build up of a 14 year wait, a fully functioning park and the nostalgic factor of the original film. It also didn’t hurt that it offered film fans something “different” in an era dominated by superheros and Star Wars movies. Speaking of Star Wars, in comparison, The Last Jedi saw roughly a 36% decline from The Force Awakens.

Jurassic World 3, which will be released on June 11, 2021 will try to become the fourth film in the franchise to join the $1 billion club. What do you think of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom hitting the $1 billion mark and do you think the sixth installment will also be able to make that much? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below and on our forums.

Source: Forbes

For The Win Project Helps ‘Jurassic World’ Fan Liam Find A Way!

Welcome to Liam’s Jurassic World! Since 2015 the For The Win Project has been providing children who are disabled, disadvantaged and seriously ill the opportunity to BE their favourite heroes, and 9 year old Liam would like to welcome you to his Kingdom!

Thankfully now in remission, Liam has been battling cancer since he was only 5 years old. The Jurassic movies helped Liam get through many of his tough days battling luekemia, and also inspired him to follow in Dr. Grant’s footsteps and become a Paleontologist!

The For The Win Project has been working with Liam and his family to provide a unique opportunity to star in his own Jurassic World movie trailer and feature on the poster alongside the one and only Raptor Wrangler Owen Grady!

With a photoshoot guided by Chris Pratt himself, Liam’s movie poster was brought to the Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom set by For The Win founders Jesse and Jaimie to celebrate the news of Liam being in remission with the cast and crew! The wonderful Bryce Dallas Howard also had a special message for Liam:

With the aid of Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, the For The Win team organised an incredible day at Jurassic Park itself in Universal Studios Hollywood! A Jurassic Park Motor Pool Jeep picked Liam up and drove him to the Universal Studios backlot where his movie poster and trailer were unveiled to him.

He even got the chance to tame a rogue Velociraptor at the Raptor Encounter!

The team at For The Win truly created a one-of-a-kind experience for young Liam, a kid that’s been through so much. He is now a movie star in his favourite franchise!

Paleontologist Dr. Jim Kirkland also recorded this video message for Liam:

In the words of the For The Win team, ‘Liam is an inspiration, a warrior, and most importantly, a great kid’, and we want to wish our own thoughts and love to young Liam, who’s already faced some of life’s hardest battles. You are an inspiration, kid!

We also want to highlight the heartwarming work that our friends at the For The Win Project are doing and help spread the word. Kids like Liam have already been dealt a bad hand and it’s people like Jesse, Jaimie and many others who help to brighten their day.

There are unfortunately many other children out there battling cancer and other illnesses so be sure to check out charities like For The Win to see how you can help, and learn more about it all at https://www.cancer.org.

Share your thoughts down below and be sure to wish Liam good luck with his dream of becoming the next Alan Grant!

‘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: Fallen Kingdom remains #1 at the Box Office adding an estimated $60 million

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom officially hit domestic theaters on June 22nd and earned the second best opening in Universal Pictures history with $148 million (down $2 million from the $150 million Sunday estimate). It was easily the #1 film and it remained the #1 film during it’s second weekend since release with an estimated $60 million, a 59.9% drop from last weekend. The estimated domestic total for Fallen Kingdom stands at $264.79 million.

The estimated $60 million is also the second largest second weekend for a film in Universal Pictures history. The top second weekend was Jurassic World three years ago when it fell only 49% and earned $106.588 million. It just narrowly edged out Furious 7, which grossed $59.586 million during it’s second weekend in 2015.

Overseas the film continued to do well and has now taken it’s international total to $667.6 million. Adding that with the estimated domestic total of $60 million, it’s worldwide estimated total is $932.39 million. Fallen Kingdom will soon be joining the exlusive rank of films that have grossed at least $1 billion worldwide.

Let us know your thoughts in the comments below and on our forums.

Source: Box Office Mojo, Box Office Pro

Jurassic World themed cafes pop up in Japan for a limited time

Japan is the last country where Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom will be released, on July 13th. Via Bloody Disgusting, to help celebrate the film’s release, Jurassic World themed cafes are being opened for a limited run in Tokyo and Osaka and are selling Jurassic World inspired food.

The Japanese website Natalie brings the limited time pop-up cafe to our attention this week, and they note that it’s open from July 5th to August 6th in Tokyo at Ikebukuro Parco, and from August 10th to September 30th in Osaka at Shinsaibashi Open in 161.

The fully Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom-inspired menu includes items such as “Mososaurus Soda,” “Volcano Curry,” “Jurassic World Burger” and even dinosaur cupcakes!

Make sure to visit the website Natalie for a full gallery of some of the food items being offered at these cafes.

Let us know your thoughts in the comments below and on our forums.

Source: Bloody Disgusting, Natalie

Check Out This Explosive New ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ Concept Art!

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom has roared its way into theaters worldwide, and is topping the current box office charts. While most here have likely seen the film, perhaps more than once, there is still plenty of new content to look forward to from the movie. Perhaps one of the most exciting things is the chance to see the concept art, which shaped the final look of the film over the many years of pre-production.

Thanks to Entertainment Weekly, we have some exciting new pieces of art, showcasing beautiful early or alternate versions of iconic scenes from the film! Check them out below:

While this piece of art has been shared before, now that it’s available in HD one thing is for certain: that isn’t Justice Smith in there with Claire. Perhaps this was an earlier attempt at drawing Franklin before he was cast – however, I have another theory. Recently Colin Trevorrow said he humored that Lowery’s character be in the film, and later replaced him with Franklin. Could this art reflect a version where Jake Johnson’s fan favorite character was set to return?

This shot showcases the bunker before trouble breaks out, and lava rains down. While it may have simply been an exploratory piece, it does seem to imply we might have spent more moments with Franklin and Claire as they killed time and helped Owen from afar. One of the things Fallen Kingdom was lacking in my opinion was slower character driven moments to pace things out, but perhaps this art indicates they did exist.

This shot is reflective of the scene where the movie pulls a Dues Rex Machina, with the Tyrannosaurus playing hero and killing the Carnotaurus before it attacks Owen and the others. It seems earlier ideas featured less of a fight, and more a hunting sequence while lava and destruction flowed around. The abundance of lava with the fiery red sky is beautiful, and something I would have loved to see the final film explore.

A shot straight from the trailer, but the dead dinosaur in the right corner was replaced with an Ankylosaur. Sadly, that dead Ankylosaur was cut from the final film, as were most of the corpses, bones, and destroyed gyrospheres which can be spotted in behind the scenes pictures and footage.

The parks ruins – a beautiful piece art, which was almost exactly translated into the scene in the final film.

The very same Ford Explorer from Jurassic Park sits nestled beneath the tree it fell over 25 years prior. In the final film, the tree itself is no longer present, and it seems the vehicles location has shifted over the years. EW reveals a similar scene was almost in Jurassic World, but replaced by the visitors center.

The inside of Lockwood’s mansion, with its beautiful dinosaur displays. EW reveals that the dinosaurs in the diorama are indeed stuffed taxidermy animals, and not statues, meaning they are all early InGen creations. This is a huge expansion of the Jurassic lore, and raises some very interesting opportunities in the future.

A shot almost directly reflected in the film, from the first 5 minutes. The intention was to play with dramatic lighting, and keep the Tyrannosaurus Rex in and out of the shadows, setting the impactful and suspenseful tone.

All the art above is only a microscopic look at the troves of concepts waiting to be shared and uncovered from Fallen Kingdom – with any luck the artists, Blu-ray, and perhaps even an art book will reveal more in time! What’s your favorite piece of art, and are there any rumored cut scenes you would like to see concepts from? Sound off in the comments below, and as always, stay tuned for the latest news!

Source: Entertainment Weekly


New 1/6 scale ‘Jurassic World’ Blue statue from Prime 1 Studio Now Available to Pre-order!

In a press release sent to us from Chronicle Collectibles, Prime 1 Studio’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom 1/6 scale Blue statue is now available for pre-order on their website.

“When Prime 1 showed off a tease of their Blue statue just a few short weeks ago, fans across the United States and around the world have been desperate to order it. As the official licensee for the Jurassic World franchise in North America and other select territories, we are pleased to announce we’ve worked out a distribution deal for this piece and several more from Prime 1 Studio. We certainly want the fan community to have as much access as possible to high-end Jurassic Park and Jurassic World collectibles and this Blue statue is a prime example.” – Robert Davis, Social Media & Events Outreach

The artist behind this project was Steve Jubinville, modeling Lead/Asset Supervisor of Industrial Light & Magic for the Jurassic World franchise. Fans can expect the product to be the most movie accurate you will ever find in this scale. This 1/6 Scale Blue statue measures approximately 16 inches tall and 26 inches wide and is based on one of the iconic scenes. Fans should get ready to own such a memorable character from this summer’s hottest blockbuster!

Both the Regular and Exclusive versions of this statue are available for pre-order. The key differences between these two versions is that the Exclusive version is a very limited run and includes a gold-colored Baby Blue 1/6 statue.

Measuring 16 inches tall and 26 inches wide, the regular version is priced at $699 and the exclusive version with the 4 inch Antique Gold Baby Blue is priced at $749. The statue is eligible for Chronicle’s interest-free payment plans and is estimated to ship in the 4th Quarter of 2019.

Pre-order Now!

Prime 1 is a top studio when it comes to collectibles, and their entry to Jurassic is nothing but great news. They’ve already teased numerous upcoming statues on their Instagram, so be prepared to spare no expense.

Let us know your thoughts in the comments below and on our forums.

Source: Prime 1 Stuido, Chronicle Collectibles