A 25 Foot Ian Malcolm ‘Jurassic Park’ Statue Has Taken Over London

The Jurassic Park franchise has been celebrating hard this year. With the release of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom dominating the Summer box office, 2017 also marks 25 years since the original movie captivated audiences, with fans being treated to a three day celebration at Universal Studios Hollywood.

But topping all of that is this 25 foot statue of Jeff Goldblum, which was erected on the banks of the River Thames in London just this morning.

Sitting just in front of Tower Bridge, the statue was commissioned by Now TV – who wanted to celebrate Jurassic Park in their own unique, yet sexy way.

Featuring Dr. Ian Malcolm’s all-black clothing complete with unbuttoned shirt, the statue replicates the character’s iconic pose during the third act of the movie.

Fans living in or visiting London will have the chance to see this statue up close until July 26, where it will then no doubt become part of Jurassic World: The Exhibition.

Be sure to share your photos with us if you’re lucky enough to see #JurassicJeff!

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!

Mondo Games’ Reveals New Tabletop Game ‘Jurassic Park: The Chaos Gene’

Today, Mondo Games revealed brand new information about their upcoming tabletop game Jurassic Park: The Chaos Gene.

First announced last November and teased at the Jurassic Park 25th Anniversary Celebration event a couple of months ago, details of the game have been exclusively revealed to Nerdist, who spoke to Mondo Games Creative Director Luke Byers.

The Chaos Gene is a asymmetrical miniatures tabletop game where you take control of a faction in the park – be it InGen personnel, park visitors, dinosaurs – and do whatever it takes to leave in one piece. Luke Byers explains:

“In our approach to Jurassic Park: The Chaos Gene, we took many of our favorite elements of a traditional dungeon crawl style board game and spliced them with one of our favorite films of all time. The goal was to create something truly unique and incredibly fun to play.”

This 2-4 player game allows you to choose from one of the four factions, including InGen, park visitors, Velociraptors, or the Queen of the island, Lady Rex.

Each of the factions have their own unique objectives that affect the gameplay for example, InGen want to keep the park running to ensure their investment is safe, the park visitors’ goal is to survive, the Velociraptors have one goal: seek and destroy, and the T. rex is ‘hungry for victory’.

Set on Isla Nublar, the game will feature detailed miniatures of your favorite characters as seen above, with artwork by the talented Matthew Woodson.

If you’re as San Diego Comic Con next weekend then be sure to head to booth #435 for a first in-person glimpse at the game box. You will also be able to grab an exclusive patch featuring one of the game’s factions:

Will you be picking up a copy of Jurassic Park: The Chaos Gene? The tabletop game is set for a release this fall on both Mondo’s website and at local game stores!

Source: Nerdist

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

A New Smuggling Solution from Chronicle Collectibles!

If you were planning a spot of Industrial Espionage this summer, or perhaps just want to shave like it’s 1993, then don’t worry, Chronicle Collectibles has got you covered! The replica everyone has been waiting for has finally arrived; Dennis Nedry’s Barbasol Cryocan!

Announced exclusively today by io9, Jurassic-licensee Chronicle Collectibles have again partnered with Universal Studios and Barbasol to be bring this iconic piece to life. While details are scarce for the time being, rumours are already circulating about a functional mechanism on the inside, so you can recreate Nedry’s antics at home!

Last seen disappearing into the soils of Isla Nublar, fans will remember the Barbasol Can as the discreet means of smuggling Dinosaur Embryos out of the park. Customs can even check it if they want! Given to Dennis Nedry by Biosyn’s infamous Lewis Dodgson (Does anyone care?), its mission was never completed.

Can you succeed where Nedry failed? If you’ve got an 18 minute window, sound off below!

Source: io9

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

News Roundup: ‘Evolution’ Sees ‘Fallen Kingdom’ Update + Chronicle Debut 1:1 Scale Raptor Hatchling

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom has now exploded onto cinema screens around the world, and the news surrounding the franchise isn’t showing any signs of slowing down!

In an effort to round up just some of that news, I wanted to compile these two news stories together as they both relate to part of the expanded universe/merchandise that sits alongside the movies themselves.

First up is the brand new update to the video game Jurassic World: Evolution. To compliment the US release of Fallen Kingdom, the developers have released a free DLC pack which added six dinosaurs to the dig sites, along with character bios and a wealth of fixes and improvements.

The press release details the new additions:

Added new dinosaurs with unlocks from Fallen Kingdom film:
Indoraptor, Baryonyx, Stygimoloch, Carnotaurus, Allosaurus, Sinoceratops

Added new dig sites to support new dinosaurs:
Smokejack Clay Pit, Surrey, UK, La Colonia Formation, Chubut Province, Argentina, Xingezhuang Formation, Shandong, China, Updated some existing dig sites for the new dinosaurs

Added new character bios and unlocks to the InGen database:
Iris Carroll, Benjamin Lockwood, Franklin Webb, Maisie Lockwood, Zia Rodriguezo, Eli Mills, Ken Wheatley, Gunnar Eversoll

Fixes and Improvements
Various stability fixes
Various performance improvements
Localisation updates and text fixes
Controller layout screens added
Animation improvements
Audio additions
4×4 AI improvements
Various hit check and pathing improvements
Dinosaur ragdoll enhancements
Dinosaurs will now fight on steeper slopes
Various UI fixes and improvements
Fixed helicopters falling out of the sky on loading
Fix for Dinosaurs stuck in panicked and terrorising states
Contracts now show the correct progress
General contract fixes
Helicopters now try their best to avoid monorails
Dinosaurs try to avoid fighting underwater
Dinosaur Ingen DB Bio fixes
Prevention of medicating dead dinosaurs
Logo added to the red ranger vehicle

The new hybrid that Dr. Wu created, the IndoRaptor, is now available to breed at your park – but judging by the movie itself, perhaps this is not such a great idea? You can find more information on the free DLC from the Frontier team here, and if you haven’t seen it, check out our interview with some of the team behind the game:

Next up is Chronicle Collectables latest debut, the 1:1 scale model of the Baby Velociraptor Hatchling as seen in Jurassic Park! Chronicle have been ensuring fans have numerous ways to show their appreciation and love for Jurassic Park’s 25th Anniversary this year, and $250 collectable might be the perfect piece to complete your collection.

This beautiful officially licensed piece was crafted and modeled after the scene in the movie, and measures 11″ in height with a 6″ diameter on the base. As with every piece from Chronicle, various payment plans are available for this item and the pre-orders are now open at ChronicleCollectibles.com!

“The magic of that scene with the hatching baby velociraptor in Jurassic Park remains even after all these years. It’s been great fun to recreate this piece for fans and it’s something that’s never been done before.” – Paul Francis, Creative Director

The item is expected to ship in the second quarter of 2019.

Hopefully you’ve now seen Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom in cinemas and if so, we would love to hear what you thought! Join many other fans in sharing your personal review of the movie in our reactions article where spoilers are of course allowed. Come and join the discussion!

Source: Frontier Developments, Chronicle Collectibles