In 2018, Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park will hit it’s 25th birthday. 25 years of entertaining audiences with three sequels released in that time. Many fans expected there to be some sort of celebration to coincide with Jurassic World 2’s release that same year, and now Universal Pictures have confirmed the celebration.
The Las Vegas Licensing Expo happens this May, and their line-up included detailed information on NBCUniversal’s Brand Development. Among the various properties listed, both Jurassic Park 25th Anniversary and Jurassic World 2 are named. This surely will lead to a theatrical re-release (something we’ve heard buzz about), and possibly even a blu ray set with new set with new special features.
The new logo has shown up on Amazon via the Jurassic Park 25th Anniversary Wall Calendar. This will hopefully be the first of many products for fans to indulge over, and we have also heard constant buzz about a 25th anniversary throwback toyline, a Jurassic Park “Classic Collection”.
While a toyline hasn’t been confirmed, we’ve been hearing about it since June of last year (see last paragraph), which may well mean that Hasbro’s plans were carried over into Mattel when they fortunately lost the license. While the linked article discusses the splintering of @JurassicWorld and @JurassicPark, it’s possible that a “classic” toyline may remain under the Jurassic World branding, but we won’t know that until next year!
What products or events are you hoping for next year to celebrate Jurassic Park’s 25th anniversary? What would you like to see in a classic toyline, a Lex Murphy or John Hammond figure perhaps? Be sure to let us know in the comments section below, and stay tuned for more as we learn it!
Source: Licensing Expo
Originally posted March 17th, 2017