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

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

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 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

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

‘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

Mondo to Release ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ on Vinyl!

No strangers to the Jurassic Franchise, Mondo have announced today the they will be offering Michael Giacchino’s ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ soundtrack as a 2 disc limited vinyl pressing. In record time too given the Official Release only dropped only days ago!

Mondo’s web exclusive version of this 2XLP comes pressed on either a stunning looking 180 Gram Indo-Raptor colored vinyl (Translucent Green with Orange Stripe and Yellow Splatter), or for the more reserved collector on traditional Black vinyl. Featuring original new artwork by JC Richard, this set will fit right in with Mondo’s previous Jurassic Park and World offerings.

Here’s what Mondo had to say about the score:

JURASSIC PARK: FALLEN KINGDOM is some of the most fun we’ve had in the theaters this year. And Giacchino’s score, which returns more to his penned JURASSIC WORLD score than the John Williams’ cues that bridged the gap in the last film, is evocative of classic Universal horror and haunted house movie scores, breaking from the pack of previous JURASSIC scores. Much like the film itself, Giacchino creates a fun, fresh take on the music of the “Man creates Dinosaurs… Dinosaurs eat Man” series.”

Hey Mondo? Can we get ‘The Lost World’ and ‘Jurassic Park III’ too please? The set goes up for sale this Wednesday at Noon (CST) over at MondoTees.com

Source: Mondo

Two New ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ Posters Debut Online!

Poster collectors are going to need a bigger wall.

Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom hits overseas theaters in a day, and to celebrate Universal Pictures have revealed two brand new posters! Both of the new posters are exclusive via ticket sale promotions and theater chains, Fandango and Dolby Cinemas respectively. Each poster has been seemingly designed with the fans in mind, and are fun new additions to Fallen Kingdom’s lineup.

The first poster is available now if you Pre-order your tickets through Fandango, and has been designed by fellow Jurassic superfan Nima Nakhshab. You may recognize Nima’s name as his fan posters in the past spread across social media like wildfire, and have been featured on our website numerous times. In an homage to his Star Wars style throwback poster, Nima has designed a dinosaur centric character collage with a vintage poster feel.

Check it out below, and visit Fandango to secure your free poster now!

The second poster revealed today is a more traditional and modern poster, and a huge step up from the other two theatrical posters (Stampede and Eruption) revealed months back. While it’s perhaps a bit cluttered, it feels more in tone with the films, and features Owen and Claire facing the Indoraptor and Baryonyx respectively, and of course has Blue front and center ready to attack. The composition and colors on this poster make it one of my favorites featured in cinemas, second only to the recently revealed IMAX poster.

Check it out below!

What’s your favorite Fallen Kingdom poster, and will you purchase tickets through Fandango to secure your copy designed by Nima? Sound off in the comments below, and hold on to your butts – life finds a way this week.


Pre-Order Baby Blue with First ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ Replica from Chronicle Collectibles!

Spare no expense, and celebrate Jurassic June with a new collectible too cute to miss!

With the release of ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom‘ mere days away for some of us, the first item from the new film by Chronicle Collectibles is finally up for pre-order! Sure to be a fan favourite, Chronicle’s latest offering comes in the form of none other than Baby Blue.

Based on the flashback appearance of Blue in the new film, this life size 1:1 piece is sure to be the centrepiece of any fan’s collection, with a distinct paint application and a hyper-realistic sculpt, you could be forgiven for thinking she might actually come to life! This is a must have for any Jurassic Park fan, and is easily the most authentic chance to take home a real dinosaur from the films.

Details

  • Limited Edition
  • Made using direct digital assets from Industrial Light & Magic
  • The most screen accurate representation that will ever be made
  • Made out of polyresin; eyes are acrylic
  • Comes on an elegant smooth black base
  • Measures 37.5″
  • Priced at $999 and eligible for our interest-free payment plans

Chronicle Says:

“As soon as we saw the footage of Baby Blue interacting with Owen, we knew right away this was something we wanted to recreate for fans. Thanks to our great working relationship with Universal and ILM we were able to bring Baby Blue off the screen and into a real, tangible form for collectors and fans alike. This is a terrific piece to honor the legacy of Jurassic Park, which now stands at 25 years strong and has no signs of stopping!”

– Paul Francis, Creative Director

Pre-Order Now!


Pre-orders are live now, and as these are limited edition they’re sure to get snapped up fast! Will you be buying one for a spot of Pratt-Keeping? Sound off below!

Source: Chronicle