First Look at 2019 ‘Jurassic World: Dino Rivals’ Toy Line from Mattel!

Since Mattel made their debut with the Jurassic license earlier this year, they have spared no expense bringing quality items to stores, and most importantly, fans and collectors. While the Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom tie-in line is wrapping up this Fall, the toys are not going extinct – in fact, they’re just getting started.

Take a first look at just some of the upcoming 2019 ‘Dino Rivals’ toys from Mattel, all only from the upcoming “Spring” wave (some of which are hitting shelves as early as THIS year!):

Attack Pack Assortment

Get ready to continue the thrilling action and adventure with Jurassic World: Dino Rivals! these attack pack dinosaurs are inspired by the movie and are known to herd, hunt and attack in packs. Each attack pack dinosaur figure includes five points of articulation, realistic sculpting and authentic decoration. Choose from Velociraptor, Dracorex, Rhamphorhynchus, and many more!. Each sold separately, subject to availability. Colors and decorations may vary.

Savage Strike Assortment

Be a part of the Jurassic World adventure with the ultimate in dinosaur rivalry and battle action! These smaller-size dinosaur action figures capture the ultimate movie action with their Savage Strike™ attack moves iconic to their respective species. Play out movie action scenes with Savage Strike™ attack moves like biting, head ramming, wing flapping and more. Just press a designated area on the dinosaur action figure to make it move (each dinosaur activation varies). Figures also include articulated arms and legs, realistic sculpting and authentic decoration. Get ready to battle it out—Savage Strike™ style—with these fierce action figures! Each sold separately, subject to availability. Each dinosaur comes with a cool Dino Rivals™ collector card detailing the dinosaur’s key battle stats and attributes. For more dinosaur fun, download the Jurassic World Facts app (Android and iOS) to scan and watch each dinosaur come to life, learn attack facts, compare stats and more!

Battle Damage Assortment

Get ready for thrilling action and adventure with Jurassic World! These Battle Damage dinosaur action figures have a spring-loaded damage panel feature that snaps back on impact to reveal the battle wound! Kids will love battling it out again and again to see the results. Just reset the Battle Damage action figure to play out favorite action battles from the movie again and again! Choose from Battle Damage Plesiosaurus, Battle Damage Pteranodon and many more. Each sold separately, subject to availability. Colors and decorations may vary.

Tracker ATV Set

Get ready for thrilling action and adventure with Jurassic World: Dino Rivals!Hit the road to adventure with this Jurassic World-inspired ATV vehicle with cool features! Front of the ATV transforms into a capture claw that you can use as you drive around to capture dinosaurs. Set comes with ATV vehicle, Owen figure, knife and gauntlet accessories, Dracorex dinosaur and card with dinosaur facts for complete storytelling play!

Mega Dual Attack Assortment

Experience Jurassic World dinosaur battle play in a whole new way! Jurassic World Mega Dual Attack dinosaur action figures come in a larger size and have dual-button activation for fierce battle action! Push the two buttons on each dinosaur to activate different battle features, such as tail strikes, head strikes and massive chomps! You can also press both buttons at the same time for dual-striking action! These dinosaur action figures have movie-inspired sculpting, an articulated head and tail, authentic color and realistic texture. Recreate all the epic Jurassic World battle-action scenes with these Mega Dual Attack dinosaur action figures! Choose from Stegosaurus, Suchomimus, Amargasaurus action figures and more (each sold separately, subject to availability). Each dinosaur comes with a cool Dino Rivals™ collector card detailing its key battle stats and attributes.

Bite ‘N Fight Tyrannosaurus Rex

Experience Jurassic World dinosaur battle play in a whole new way! This larger-scale Bite ‘N Fight Tyrannosaurus Rex has articulation and dual-button activation for fierce battle action! Push the back button on the Tyrannosaurus Rex and the tail strikes; press the front button and its head lunges forward with biting action and turns approximately 90 degrees. The harder you press the front button, the stronger the bite force becomes! You can also press both buttons at the same time for dual tail and head-striking action! This fan-favorite character has movie-inspired sculpting, an articulated head and tail, authentic color and realistic texture. Recreate all the epic Jurassic World battle-action scenes with this Bite ‘N Fight Tyrannosaurus Rex—but watch out—this Tyrannosaurus Rex has a huge BITE and swinging tail STRIKE! Comes with a cool Dino Rivals™ collector card detailing the dinosaur’s key battle stats and attributes.

Colossal Rex (re-release)

Get ready for thrilling action and adventure with Jurassic World! Based on the iconic Tyrannosaurus Rex from Jurassic World, Super Colossal Tyrannosaurus Rex is approximately three feet long with realistic detail and decoration. Large figure features articulated arms and legs, and extra-wide jaws that can open and close. Super Colossal Tyrannosaurus Rex can swallow up to 20 mini action figure dinosaurs whole (sold separately)! To release the dinosaurs, open the door on the belly.

This is just a small sampling of the items that will soon be available in stores – the entire 2019 Dino Rivals line boasts 16 entirely new species joining many new versions of previous dinosaurs. Exclusive assortments likes Battle Damage (Walmart) and Legacy Collection (Target) are continuing to expand, and should provide many fun surprises in the future.

Some of the upcoming toys not pictured here, but revealed at San Diego Comic Con 2018 are the Colossal Brachiosaurus, Mega Dual Attack Amargasaurus, and Franklin Webb human action figure. Be sure to keep your eyes open, as more pictures of the Dino Rivals toys are likely around the corner!

While the other items have yet to become available, the Attack Pack’s are already available to order on Amazon (with many more pictures): Dracorex, Rhamphorhynchus, Coelurus, Protoceratops, Velociraptor, and Herrerasaurus.

What are your thoughts on the revealed items, and what else do you hope the new line of toys bring? Sound off in the comments below, and as always, stay tuned for the latest news!


Chronicle Collectibles Reveals ‘Rotunda Rex’ and ‘Dr. Ian Malcolm’

Two iconic scenes from ‘Jurassic Park’ can now be yours to own!

Chronicle Collectibles has revealed two new statues at New York Comic Con! The first limited edition statue features the ‘Rotunda Rex’ in her “When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth” pose from the end of ‘Jurassic Park’. It’s in 1:9 scale, which means it’s approximately 24″ tall by 22″ in diameter! If you are a collector of the other Jurassic statues, it’s good to note that this one is in the same scale as Chronicle’s Owen & Blue statue.

The statue features the T.Rex in a roaring pose, the falling “When Dinosaurs Rule the Earth” banner, and dinosaur bones that fell from the ceiling of rotunda. Dinosaur fossils surround the entire outside edge of the base. There’s a great amount of detail in every part of this statue, especially the T.Rex, who even has the battle wounds from the velociraptors!

For all the fans of Dr. Ian Malcolm and the “sexy Malcolm” pose, the second statue is for you! The statue features the injured Dr. Ian Malcolm in his reclined, shirt unbuttoned pose. It’s in 1:4 scale, which makes it approximately 10″ tall by 18″ in diameter. The base features a similar fossil pattern as the ‘Rotunda Rex’ statue, with fossil details all around the outside of the base.

You can place your pre-orders now, and you can expect shipments to go out at the end of 2019. If you want to bring Rexy into your home, it will set you back $1349.99, while “sexy Malcolm” can be yours for $599.99.

Are you planning on adding one of these to your collection? Let us know in the comments!

Source: Chronicle Collectibles

New Concept Art Shows Alternative Opening, Second Indoraptor, the Spinosaurus, and Early Designs in Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom!

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then this article will one of our most dense to date. Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom has released on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital and with that has come a new wave of artwork from making the film. While the retail releases of the movie were quite light on making of content, and didn’t include any deleted scenes, the artwork from various artist who worked on the film have revealed quite a few alternative sequences that didn’t make the final cut.

Take a look at the concept art from the latest Jurassic Park sequel below – whether or not it’s from a cut scene, or art you’ll see reflected in the movie, it’s all sure to please.

Christopher Brändström

The artwork from Christopher Brändström focuses on early passes of the Indoraptor, where the initial plan was to show off a few experiments gone wrong in the development process of the new breed of dinosaurs. Further, it showcases an alternate opening of Fallen Kingdom, serving to introduce the Mosasaurus in the open ocean attacking a whaling vessel.

Jama Jurabaev

Jama’s artwork served as the basis for many keyframes, final approved dinosaur designs, and more. Some of the most striking pieces of art reveal that there were originally meant to be two Indoraptors who would eventually fight, leaving the one we know from the film victorious. Also notable is his early 3D model of the Allosaurus which looks more like the real animal, and the fact the Sinoceratops was to be called Pachyrhinosaurus with no design differences.

Further, his art explored an alternate more intense version of the stampede and raging wildfires, which was later replaced with a more lighthearted adventure action sequence. Finally, two pieces of art also showcase the Spinosaurus, which would have been killed by the T. rex instead of the Carnotaurus.

As time goes on, more artwork will surely be released for Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom. While there are currently no plans for an artbook, and thus no commentary for how the art led to the final designs and story, these images can still be both insightful and captivating as making of content.

Sound off and let us know what your favorite piece is, and if you would eventually like to see art books for various Jurassic Park films!

Source: jamajurabaev, chrisbrandart


Iron Studios Unveil Incredible Jurassic Park Velociraptors in Kitchen Statue

Back in December of 2017 Iron Studios unveiled their showstopper of a statue set based upon the Tyrannosaurus Rex breakout scene at CCXP in Brazil. We attended to witness the world premiere of the Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom trailer, and bring firsthand pictures of their debut Jurassic product.

Now Iron Studios have returned with another incredible Jurassic Park diorama statue, designed from one of the most iconic scenes in the first film – Velociraptors in the kitchen.

The latest set is part of their 1/10th Art Scale series, which is to scale with Tyrannosaurus Rex Breakout statue.

Features:

  • Limited edition
  • Based on original references from the movie
  • Made in Polystone
  • Hand painted
  • Includes base display
  • Includes kitchen appliances
  • Includes two Velociraptors and Tim Murphy

  • Product dimensions: 11 in (H) x 12,9 in (W) x 8,2 in (L)
    Product Weight: 7 lbs

    UPC: 751320773623
    Release schedule: Third quarter of 2019*

    The MSRP on the set is $399.99, which is an astonishingly great price for everything included and the level of artistry. While it is not yet listed, it will be available for pre-order in the US and Canada exclusively on the Chronicle Collectibles website – we will update with a direct link and additional details when available.

    For all other regions, the set can be ordered directly from Iron Studios.

    This set is perhaps my favorite Jurassic Park related collectible to date, and features some of the most authentic looking film accurate offerings for competitive prices. Be sure to sound off and let us know if you plan to pick this statue up, and stay tuned for the latest news!

    Source: Iron Studios


    Bryce Dallas Howard Wants To See Original Characters Return in Jurassic World 3

    Where has time gone? The Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom DVD/Blu-Ray is officially out in stores! On September 6th, Bryce Dallas Howard spent a day in NYC filming interviews and promoting the release. Now those interviews are popping up and, along with this, comes some speculation and light (very light) news on Jurassic World 3.

    Bryce has mentioned in multiple interviews recently that she is especially eager to see the original cast return. Her answers have bounced between Laura Dern (specifically) and just all the original characters in general.

     

     

    She also spoke with Collider about Jurassic World 3.

    What have you heard about the final film in this trilogy?

    HOWARD:  I’ve talked to a lot of different folks who are involved. Colin [Trevorrow] is writing it now with Emily [Carmichael], and she just brings such an incredible perspective and voice. They have been quite close for awhile, and Colin’s been a huge supporter of her work, and vice versa. The fact that they’re working on it now is exciting and inspiring. I saw them last week, and it’s good. It’s really, really good.

    Especially with the way that Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom ended, do you have any personal hopes, for what could happen, now that it feels even more wide open?

    HOWARD:  I think we’re gonna be seeing these characters be faced with impossible choices to make, and circumstances beyond their wildest dreams and nightmares, where these animals are now a part of the world again. It’s not just about a handful of dinosaurs that were able to be re-animated, and one hybrid dinosaur that is monstrous. Now, not only are the animals out there, but the technology is out there, as well. Who knows what people can create? I’m just really excited to see this imagined world changing.

    (Source)


    For your convenience, below is a FULL list of all the bonus features found on every disc available.

    Bonus features

    Here is the breakdown of bonus features exclusive to the Target DVD bonus disc:

    • Hollywood Royalty
    • Fallen Kingdom: the Villains
    • To Live And Die In Jurassic World
    • Zia & Wheatley
    • The Fallen Kingdom Rises: Production Design
    • Secret Revealed: Maisie
    • Giacchino/Bayona

    Here is the breakdown of bonus features exclusive to 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and Digital:

    • The KINGDOM Evolves – Filmmakers discuss how the second chapter in the Jurassic World trilogy pushes the franchise in a new direction.
    • Return to Hawaii – Cast and crew discuss shooting the film in Hawaii.
    • Island Action – A behind-the-scenes look at the bunker scene and runaway gyrosphere sequence.
    • Aboard the Arcadia – Cast and crew discuss working with the animatronic dinosaurs.
    • Start the Bidding! – A behind-the-scenes look at the auction scene.

    And here are the bonus features you’ll find on DVD, 4K Ultra, Blu-ray and Digital:

    • On Set with Chris & Bryce – Go behind the scenes with Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard.
    • Birth of the Indoraptor – An inside look at the genetically designed monstrosity known as the Indoraptor.
    • Death by Dino – Go behind the scenes as the Indoraptor faces off with a key character.
    • Monster in a Mansion – Director J.A. Bayona discusses how Jurassic Park and Dracula (1979) influenced his approach to directing the monster in a mansion scene.
    • Rooftop Showdown – A look at the terrifying showdown on the rooftop of the Lockwood Mansion.
    • Malcolm’s Return – Behind the scenes with the one & only Jeff Goldblum.
    • VFX Evolved – The team at ILM discuss their cutting-edge approach to creating dinosaurs.
    • FALLEN KINGDOM: The Conversation – Filmmakers and cast sit down for a candid and casual conversation about Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.
    • A Song for the KINGDOM – Justice Smith sings for the cast and crew of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.
    • Chris Pratt’s Jurassic Journals
      • Vivian Baker, Makeup Artist
      • Mary Mastro, Hair Stylist
      • Chris Murphy, 1st Assistant Sound
      • Dean Bailey, Stunt Edge Car Driver
      • Peter Harcourt, Diver
      • Daniella Pineda and Justice Smith, Actors
      • Jody Wiltshire, Set PA
      • Kelly Krieg, Assistant Script Supervisor
      • J.A. Bayona, Director
      • James Cox, Stunt Performer
      • Rachelle Beinart, Stunt Double
      • Bryce Dallas Howard interviews Chris Pratt, Actor
    • · JURASSIC Then and Now – Presented by Barbasol® – Key moments from the Jurassic saga that tie into Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.

    (Source)

    Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom earns four People’s Choice Awards Nominations

    The people of the world have voted and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom was nominated for four People’s Choice Awards! The film itself was nominated for “Action Movie of 2018”, Bryce Dallas Howard for “Female Movie Star of 2018” as Claire Dearing and Chris Pratt was nominated twice for “Male Movie Star of 2018” and “Action Movie Star of 2018” for his portrayal of Owen Grady.

    In the category of “Action Movie of 2018”, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is going up against Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War, Deadpool 2 and Ocean’s 8.

    Bryce Dallas Howard is going up against Scarlett Johansson (Avengers: Infinity War), Sandra Bullock (Ocean’s 8), Anne Hathaway (Ocean’s 8) and Lily James (Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again) for “Female Movie Star of 2018”.

    In the category of “Male Movie Star of 2018”, Chris Pratt is nominated against Chris Hemsworth (Avengers: Infinity War), Robert Downey Jr. (Avengers: Infinity War), Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther) and former Jurassic World co-star Nick Robinson (Love, Simon). Pratt is also up against Chris Hemsworth (Avengers: Infinity Wars), Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool 2), Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther), and Danai Gurira (Black Panther) for “Action Movie Star of 2018”.

    Winners will be announced on E! on November 11th at 9:00PM. Please click the links below to vote for Jurassic World, Bryce Dallas Howard and Chris Pratt:

    Action Movie Of 2018

    Female Movie Star Of 2018

    Male Movie Star Of 2018

    Action Movie Star Of 2018

    Should Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Bryce Dallas Howard and Chris Pratt win? do you plan to vote? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below and on our forums.

    Source: E Online

    Hummer from The Lost World: Jurassic Park Being Raffled off by Georgia Firefighter

    Want to own a piece of Jurassic cinematic history? Want to help a great cause? Here is your chance! Firefighter Cody Mayfield, owner of body shop Mayfield Built is holding a raffle this Thanksgiving to raise money for the Carroll County Fire Department to build a new training facility. One of the items being raffled off is the original Hummer as seen in The Lost World: Jurassic Park, which has been fully restored.

    A Carroll County firefighter is taking an unusual approach to improving training for his fire department.

    It involves a big piece of movie memorabilia from “The Lost World: Jurassic Park.”

    Firefighter Cody Mayfield is also the owner of Mayfield Built, a body shop in Villa Rica, Georgia. His team is now offering a completely restored Hummer H-1 with a custom engine, new transmission, and brand new interiors.

    Donations to enter the raffle are currently underway now and will end on November 22nd at 11:59pm PST. Please visit the official website for Mayfield Built to read all the rules and terms for the raffle.

    The Hummer was featured in the InGen dinosaur roundup scene early in the film and can be seen in the clip below.

    Do you plan to donate to enter the raffle to possibly own a piece of The Lost World? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below and on our forums.

    Source: Fox 5 Atlanta

    ‘Jurassic Park Danger!’ Board Game Releases TODAY in the UK!

    A few months ago board game lovers were able to visit Isla Nublar with the release of the board game, Jurassic Park: Danger!

    A fun role-playing board game features dinosaurs and characters from the original movie who were set against each other in a race for survival. The game is a lot of fun, and we worked with the designers at Ravensburger on a live play-through of the game at the Jurassic Park 25th Anniversary event, which we live streamed.

    Unfortunately for some the game itself wasn’t available for purchase outside of the United States. We joined up with the designers again to run a competition for fans in the US and UK to win a copy of the game, with the hope that some fans who have been waiting for the game would get to play it!

    Well now, after a long wait, the game is releasing in the UK on 3rd September! With listings already available on Amazon and John Lewis, the board game will retail at £24.99.

    Will you be grabbing a copy of Jurassic Park: Danger!? Let us know in the comments section below how you survive the harsh jungles of Cloud Island…

    Jurassic World Toys Are Outperforming Star Wars – but How Can They Keep the Momentum? We Have Some Ideas!

    Star Wars has long been the gold standard for licensed media in the toy aisle, with a multitude of products, quality items, and strong sales. While the craftsmanship on the toys from Hasbro has seen a recent downward trend, causing their 2015 Jurassic World line to be met with much ire, Star Wars continues to perform successfully. It’s an evergreen property, with numerous movies, comics, books and cartoons to support interest and awareness with fans of all ages, driving toy sales forward.

    In 2016, it was announced Mattel had won the bid for the Jurassic World / Park toy master license, taking it from Hasbro who had held since 1993 (if you count that they owned Kenner). Mattel spared no expense, and hit the ground running with their Jurassic toy line which made its debut in Spring of 2018 to coincide with the latest sequel, Fallen Kingdom. With Mattel in charge of the license, they reaffirmed Jurassic as a quality industry leading brand, ripe with innovative and diverse play patterns, quality film accurate toys, topped off with incredible competitive pricing models not seen in current competition. These choices, along with the Jurassic presence in theaters now has led to kids, parents, and collectors all being enticed to purchase and play.

    With the latest waves of Mattel Jurassic World toys hitting shelves now, the dinosaurs are on a rampage of fun – according to the NPD Group, Jurassic is currently outselling Star Wars action figures in the US. Jurassic and Marvel led action figures sales to grow by 16%, which is no small feat given the closing of Toys R Us. While internationally, Star Wars is the number 3 overall brand (this encompasses more than action figures), and Jurassic has not broken top 10, this performance shows great opportunity for momentum moving forward – especially as dinosaur toys have grown in popularity by 77% year to date.

    Personally, I see incredible potential for Jurassic World moving forward – but it will take some work. As such, I’ve lightly outlined some of my proposed transmedia expansion concepts below.

    Room for Growth

    Universal Pictures in conjunction with Mattel and other brand partners are in the unique position to build upon this momentum to further strengthen brand awareness, diversity, and demand. Jurassic, regardless of a film in theaters, can and should become synonymous with dinosaur toys and products for fans of all ages. Dinosaurs have an everlasting appeal, and populate toy and product shelves even without expanded marketing. With Jurassic’s unique hold on pop culture, it can take hold of the forefront of dinosaur media and hardline sales, expanding it into new territory, just as Star Wars has become a prime staple of merchandise aisles.

    To fully leverage this opportunity, the brand itself need to expand its transmedia thumbprint and target as many different age groups and demographics as possible. While the films target a slightly older audience (around 7 and up) with a PG-13 rating, there is plenty of room for growth in the pre-school sector. To drive that brand awareness and acceptance amongst parents, something like a educational and friendly ‘Jurassic World Rangers’ animated series could do wonders – let it take place when the park was open, and follow the paths of vets and trainers working with the animals as they become sick or distressed. Let it be about aiding the animals, and let it teach young audiences all about the dinosaurs and characters jobs in exciting and positive scenarios. With the kids and parents on board, they’ll surely be fans for life as they grow into the core media and product offerings.

    To better sustain the core Jurassic brand, the possibilities and perhaps need for expanded media sustain programs are endless. This could range from toys backed by animated content targeting the appropriate age range and tone, animated series, books, comics, video games, and live action “spin-off” stories (be it film, TV, or shorts). Most importantly, this content must be high quality, representing the brands film legacy and reputation, delivering top of the line content no matter the outlet. In the age of social media, pop culture awareness and discussion is a self-running machine, but the more parts added into the mix, the more diverse, and prolific it becomes.

    Perhaps most unique to Jurassic, is the outlet for creative growth in the education sector. While the dinosaurs of Jurassic World are different from their real world namesakes, these differences can be fully embraced while collaborating with STEM partners to expand dinosaur knowledge. If Jurassic began partnering with the science community to expand real world dinosaur information in ways they cannot typically achieve alone, paleontologists, schools, museums, and other similar outlets will embrace the brand with open arms. Be it reinstating a website like Jurassic Park Institute, sharing news from Paleontological discoveries, or even sponsoring or curating dino-education TV or web programs such as documentaries, Jurassic would only further strengthen brand awareness while achieving a genuinely positive impact.

    The future for our very own Jurassic World is a vast expanse of endless opportunity of innovation and entertainment, fueling engagement across multiple platforms. My hope is new programs are continuously implemented to keep this momentum moving forward – spare no expense, and let dinosaurs rule the earth.

    Source: NPD Group (via Jedi Temple Archives)


    New Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom LEGO minifigure pack revealed

    New Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom LEGO minifigures were revealed today and we are getting a new Owen Grady, Claire Dearing, Ian Malcolm and baby Blue!

    According to The Brothers Brick, in past years minifigure packs have been part of Toys R Us’ annual Bricktober promotion, but as we all know Toys R Us officially closed their doors on June 29th. While LEGO has confirmed that the Harry Potter minifigure packs will be released at Barnes & Noble, it is unknown at this time where the Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom pack will be available at.

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

    Source: The Brothers Brick