‘Jurassic Park’ Pin and Jewelry Coming to NYCC

Headed to New York Comic Con this weekend and need a dinosaur fix? Los Angeles based jewelry company, Han Cholo will be there with new ‘Jurassic Park’ items!

Han Cholo released ‘Jurassic Park’ 25th anniversary jewelry and pin collection earlier this year, and they are bringing two new items to NYCC this weekend!

“The fans asked and Han Cholo has delivered. Since the release of the Officially Licensed Jurassic Park micro collection, there has been a spike in the demand for new Jurassic Park jewelry as well as the most sought after enamel pin, the Jurassic Park Gate pin. The gate was made as an exclusive release for SDCC 2018, but after such a high demand for it Han Cholo decided to re-release it in a different color variant and this pin is here to stay! It is releasing at NYCC 2018 this year and is up for pre-orders right now on their website. This pin features the T-Rex in her on screen color way with the tan grey skin as well as the awesome moving gate doors. Also releasing this month at New York Comic Con will be the T-rex Pendant. This scaled down version of the T-Rex pendant has all the detail of the King of the Dinosaurs. If you’re in the New York area be sure to stop by Booth #241 to check out what Han Cholo has to offer!”


The pin is priced at $15, while the T.Rex pendant is going for $200.

Did you pick up any of the already released JP25 items? If so, what did you think? Sound off in the comments below!

Source: Han Cholo

Vibrating water glass from Jurassic Park has been recreated by Jurassic Collectables

Our good friends at Jurassic Collectables has something very special to share today with the Jurassic fandom. They have recreated the iconic vibrating water glass from 1993’s Jurassic Park with some assistance from Oscar Award winning Michael Lantieri, who worked on the special effects for the film.

After 25 years, Jurassic Collectables has recreated the famous Jurassic Park vibrating glass of water seen in the Main Road Attack. After sourcing the exact same cup used on screen, Jurassic Collectables contacted Michael Lantieri to find out the exact make & pitch of guitar string and the accompanying hardware.

The project involved Jurassic Collectables building a contraption to keep tension in the wire, allowing vibration to travel from the string to the water. See the video for yourself today on Jurassic Collectables.


Make sure to tune in at 4PM GMT today to watch the premiere video of Jurassic Collectables latest creation. The video can be seen here:

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

Source: Jurassic Collectables

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


    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

    Ellie Sattler is Finally Getting a Jurassic Park Funko Pop (Kinda)!

    All major theme parks have delays, and apparently so do fan beloved Jurassic Park characters from Funko.

    After releasing their Jurassic Park 25th Anniversary assortment early this spring, one of the three main characters was noticeably missing. Despite being present within a Jurassic Park Jeep in early leaks prior to announcement, Ellie Sattler was nowhere to be found when the products were official unveiled. As Ellie was the only female character in the lineup and was being bundled with a vehicle, only to then be entirely absent from the range, the news was met with understandable ire – but Funko continued to assure fans good news would be coming soon.

    After want felt like epoch without an update, Funko today announced the Ellie and Park Jeep bundle is coming out this November!

    The long delay led to fan speculation that Funko would change Ellie’s box, which simply labels the set as ‘Park Vehicle’ without calling her out by name – or by announcing a standalone Ellie Funko Pop. However those particular wishes were left unanswered. It’s disappointing to sideline one of the main characters as a bundle, particularly when she’s the only female representation within the Jurassic Park range – especially to the female fans, who so often do not get their fair shake in representation (though Jurassic merch has recently moved forward to better representation with great strides overall).

    As it’s the standard way they label their vehicle series (by vehicle name, and not character) hopefully Funko plans to release Ellie as a standalone sometime in the near future. She certainly has earned it. In a culture and industry where female representation is often stifled and sidelined, it’s quite frustrating to see such an iconic and prominent character seemingly meet that fate.

    Those issues aside, this is a great set, and I cannot wait to finally add Ellie Sattler to my Jurassic Funko collection after a much overdue wait.

    The Jurassic Park Funko Pop ‘Park Vehicle’ with Ellie Sattler retails for $24.99, and is currently available for pre-order on Entertainment Earth.

    Chronicle Collectibles Debut 1/4 Scale Dr. Alan Grant ‘Jurassic Park’ Statue!

    Ever since acquiring the license for the Jurassic Park franchise, our friends at Chronicle Collectibles have been surprising fans with scale model replicas of our favourite dinosaurs from the movies, along with a handful of more unique pieces.

    A while back they teased a 1/4 scale statue of Dr. Grant himself, and while news has been slow, the company are excited to announce their very first statue of a human character from Jurassic Park!

    Modeled from the T. rex breakout scene, the statue features Dr. Grant staring down the escaped T. rex as it attacks Lex and Tim.

    And yes, the flare really lights up! Creative director and co-founder of Chronicle Collectibles Paul Francis shared his enthusiasm for the piece:

    “Fans have been clamoring for a 1/4 scale human character from Jurassic Park, so we’re starting with Dr. Grant. Picking the key scene of Dr. Grant facing down the T. Rex seemed like the perfect representation to start with. We hope to do more human character statues from Jurassic Park in the future.”

    As with every Chronicle piece this will be run for a limited time. It’s roughly 22.5″ tall and the base is 13″ in diameter. And what a beautiful base that is!

    Dr. Alan Grant can be pre-ordered now on their website for $599.99, although there are also a number of payment plans available!

    Will you be picking up Dr. Grant? What other items from Chronicle are you a fan of? Let’s get the discussion going below!

    Mattel Announce Incredible Jurassic World Interactive and Trainable Velociraptor Blue Animatronic Toy!

    Blue – this one’s for you.

    Ever want to be a Jurassic World raptor wrangler (animal behaviorist) like Owen Grady, as played by Chris Pratt? If you think you have what it takes to keep those clever girls in line, this incredible new toy from Mattel is for you. Touted as their most complex interactive toy ever, this animatronic Velociraptor allows you to adopt Blue into your home, and test your skills caring for one of InGen’s deadliest dinosaurs.

    Introducing the ‘Jurassic World Alpha Training Blue‘.

    Remember – it’s not about control, it’s about respect.

    One part adorable, one part cunning apex predator, and all parts awesome this dinosaur toy is like no other. Read the official details below, and check out a video of her in action thanks to CNet!

    Get ready for thrilling action and adventure with Jurassic World! Relive captivating movie moments and exciting scenes with this line of film-inspired products featuring authentic detail, amazing design and incredible value fans will love!

    Based on Velociraptor Blue, a fan-favorite character from Jurassic World, this fully interactive toy is operated with a remote control just like Owen’s clicker in the movie. With incredibly lifelike movement, Alpha Training Blue moves, blinks, roars, chomps and responds to your commands. With 4 modes of exciting play: Training Mode, Guard Mode, RC Mode, and Total Control Mode, you can learn to be an expert dinosaur trainer.

  • In Training Mode, the accelerometer-equipped controller allows Blue to mimic movements. You can give her treats, reward Blue by petting her, and move her using responsive motion commands. As you train, you unlock levels and her behavior improves.
  • Set Blue in a location and monitor movement in Guard Mode. When any “prey” gets within a foot of her motion sensors, the controller will vibrate. Issue appropriate commands to warn intruders
  • RC Mode uses the joystick portion of the controller to move around. Like a vehicle, you can control Blue to move forward, backward and side to side.
  • In Total Control Mode, you control your Blue’s movements, from her eyes and mouth to her head, you decide how she comes to life.
  • Blue is not your typical interactive toy – no matter how much you train her, she wont always listen, remaining slightly independent. However, the more you work with her and reward her good behavior, the more she’ll comply. The complexity of ways to play and train her will provide countless hours of fun – and the longer you leave her alone, the more she will revert to her wild state!

    Thankfully, Alpha Training Blue has an internal battery, meaning you can simply plug her in after play and do not need to spend extra cash buying batteries continuously. Further, she has a USB input, meaning if Mattel chooses to, she can be updated with new ways to play in the future!

    Pre-order now!

    Alpha Training Blue will release in time for the holidays this year, and retails for $249.99. Pre-order today from the following options:

    Amazon

    Entertainment Earth

    This is the perfect toy for Jurassic super fans of all ages, and is sure to take the shelves by storm this Holiday season. It was recently reported that Jurassic World toys are outselling Star Wars in the USA action figure sector, and we’re sure this will only aide further. For more on the strong Mattel sales, and how we think Universal can expand the brand beyond merchandise check out our article!

    Will you spare no expense, and take Blue home? Let us know in the comments below!

    Source: CNET, Amazon

    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)


    Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Dog Tags, Keychains, and Trading Cards from Bullitoys Are Here!

    Get ready to join the Dinosaur Protection Group and fight for the rights of dinosaurs everywhere with your very own collection of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom blind bag dog tags, trading cards and light up keychains.

       

    Each dog tag is packed with 1 dog tag, 1 sticker and the complete checklist, the checklist is especially helpful since BullsiToys boasts an impressive 24 unique character and dinosaur collection lineup. In addition to the quality crafted, sturdy, metal dog tags; complete with a strong necklace chain, the dog tags are nicely sized and nicely weighted so kids can enjoy the tag time and time again, or adult can display.

    BullsiToys also offers rare parallel foil tags and 3D dino stickers and my personal favorite, the authentic costume dog tags. Have you ever wanted to own an actual piece of the Jurassic franchise, without breaking the bank? Within each authentic costume dog tag is a costume piece worn by the 7 stars of the film. Personally, I had taken notice to BullsiToys and the Jurassic World Dog Tags during 2015’s Jurassic World well before writing this review. I was completely impressed with the quality and fairness in terms of price (Around $3.99 at your local Target or Amazon) and amount of unique dog tags and costume pieces that were included in each variety box of the product. The same can be said about the Fallen Kingdom tags as well.

    These dog tags are a must for any Jurassic fan, no matter if you’re a kid or a kid at heart.

    In addition to the dog tags, BulliToys has released a set of 8 unique light up keychains. On initial opening, I was extremely impressed with the attention to details and colorings that Bulls-I uses to recreate the dinosaurs of Isla Nublar. Each dinosaur is soft, lightweight and bendable, making for a comfortable and surprisingly useful part of any keychain assembly. The light is bright and does its job sufficiently for adults and will be amusing for kids to collect them all. Bullsitoy’s quality efforts are palpable in the release of new merchandise pertaining and catering to Jurassic Universe fans.

    If you ask any Jurassic fan what they’ve been asking for since the release of Jurassic Park in 1993, many will reply, “trading cards”. In 1993, Jurassic Park launched a series of trading cards that grew extremely memorable and successful for its fans. Since the release of the first film, no serious efforts have been released until now. BullsiToys does not fail to impress with its 88 card comprehensive set.

    The range expands 39 film scene cards with high definition glossy images on each card, 15 unique dino cards, 9 glow in the dark cards, 9 heat ‘n reveal cards, 9 3D action lenticular cards (a callback to “The Lost World” Jurassic Park” movie cover) and as with the dog tags, 7 costume cards. Each costume card is well comprised and strong with a postage stamp size swatch of clothing, with the corresponding character featured on the card, indicating the stats.

    Doubtless, the Bullsitoy line up for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is great for anyone who is a fan of the films. Their unique and comprehensive lineup of collectibles is entertaining, fun and downright addicting to collect; most of all, not only is the assortment diverse and high quality but also extremely affordable and fun. The blind bag feature treats every trip to Target as an adventure, 65 million years in the making. It is apparent that the company cares deeply about providing a great amount of detail and enjoyment to whomever encounters their products. But similar to dinosaurs, get them fast before they’re extinct.

    The dogtags and keychains retail at $3.99, and the trading cards can be picked up for $1.99.

    BullsiToys Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom lineup is currently available at Target stores nationwide.

    Get Papo Velociraptors from Dan’s Dinosaurs!

    Looking for new places to buy dinosaur toys? Check out Dan’s Dinosaurs!

    Dan’s Dinosaurs started in 2009 as a small business specializing in paleontological collectibles. Dan started the company for dinosaur enthusiasts (like us!) with the goal of having a store that carried all dinosaur products in one place. If you live near Mayfield, Kentucky, you can go check out the brick and mortar storefront in person! Be sure to say hi to Dan for us!

    They carry a wide range of educational products, high-end models, and fossil replicas. They currently sell well known brands such as: Safari Ltd, Papo, CollectA, Favorite, and Sideshow Collectibles. Many independent artists and other business owners also sell their work through the store and site. They sell and ship both locally and internationally.

    We received a Papo Velociraptor (2016 version). This version of Papo’s popular raptor figure is 6″ by 4″ and has paint that is similar in style to Delta and Charlie in Jurassic World. All of the Papo raptors have a similar sculpt, complete with an articulated jaw and yes, they have sickle claws. This figure has more detail and texture than the recent Hasbro and Mattel raptors, and I think the Papo raptors would make excellent additions to collections. Also, Dan is great to work with, and the shipping was very fast. The figure came in good packaging and was undamaged. Dan’s Dinosaurs is an excellent resource for finding dinosaurs to add to your collection!

    If you see something that you have to have, make sure enter “Jurassic Outpost” in the “How did you hear about us?” field during checkout to receive a free bonus gift with your order!

    Source: Dan’s Dinosaurs