2-part Animated Prequel ‘LEGO Jurassic World: The Secret Exhibit’ Debuting on NBC Later this Month!

Prepare to return to Isla Nublar, before the Indominus Rex broke free throwing the park into chaos, and before Mount Sibo erupted, forcing the dinosaurs to face extinction once again. Universal Brand Development in conjunction with The LEGO Group have announced ‘LEGO Jurassic World: The Secret Exhibit’ an all new animated 2-part special which serves as a prequel to the 2015 film!

Have you ever wondered how Claire Dearing met Owen Grady, where the Carnotaurus came from, wanted to know more about the eccentric park owner Simon Masrani, and been eager to know just what else InGen had cooked up in those labs?

Check out the trailer below, and read on for all the exciting details!

NBC has partnered with Universal Brand Development and The LEGO Group for the upcoming debut of a two-part animated special:“LEGO®Jurassic World:The Secret Exhibit.” The all-new animated special–inspired by the blockbuster Jurassic World franchise –will air on Nov.29 at 8p.m. ET/PT on NBC.The story takes place before the adventures of Jurassic World in 2015.

With the grand opening of Jurassic World’s new super-secret dinosaur exhibit just days away, only one thing is missing – the dinosaurs! In order to get the job done, Simon Masrani enlists his newly-hired assistant, Claire Dearing, to ensure the new attraction opens on time…or else. Unfortunately, Owen Grady, the animal behaviorist Claire hired to deliver the dinosaurs, is late. Things aren’t looking too good for Claire…or for Owen, who just wants to deliver the dinosaurs, collect his paycheck and get off the island.

But the mission to deliver the dinosaurs turns out to be far more difficult than anyone could have imagined. From a runaway Gyrosphere, hang gliding with a Pteranodon (how did they get out of the Aviary?!), to a high-speed game of chicken with a T-Rex, Owen will earn his paycheck and then some. And Claire may just get promoted to Assistant Manager of Park Operations. Along the way, we get the first inklings of why Owen and Claire drive each other crazy, but despite their differences, they succeed and make a great team. Oh, and Owen meets Blue for the first time as he discovers he has a way with dinosaurs he never knew about!

The two-part special will be available to stream the morning after the NBC broadcast, Nov. 30, across multiple platforms, including the NBC app and NBC.com, where it can be viewed without a login, as well as on Hulu and On Demand. It will also be available for download from major digital retailers.

The DVD, with exclusive bonus content, drops Jan. 15, 2019.

While this animated special may twist some of the canonical accuracies for stylistic hi-jinks and fun, it’s great to hear mention of Isla Sorna, and have an explanation for new species spotted in Fallen Kingdom such as the Carnotaurus and Stygimoloch. Intriguingly, many of the key dinosaurs and characters seen in this special have accompanying LEGO sets – save for the Baryonyx. With rumors abroad of new sets hitting in 2019, it seems quite possible that species will make its brick debut soon!

The cute 2-part journey is sure to provide fun for all ages, all while offering adventure building laughs and thrills. For those in the UK, it will air on iTV the 6th of December.

Be sure to stay tuned over the course of this month, where we will debut exciting ways you can celebrate the release of this new animated LEGO Jurassic Park story, including product giveaways. As always, sound off in the comments below and let us know what you’re most excited to see in ‘The Secret Exhibit’, and what other types of expanded universe content you would like to see in the future!


Transform Your Walls from Stark to Park with These Official Limited Edition ‘Jurassic Park’ Stills

Just in time for the holiday season (and let’s be honest, do we even really need a reason?), Classic Stills have released a set of high quality prints of famous Jurassic Park scenes. In total, there are eleven different stills to choose from and three options for sizes. So to answer your next question, yes, I would highly encourage you to purchase thirty-three pictures of Jurassic Park and hang them all over your home.

The available pictures depict scenes of fearsome beasts like velociraptors, T-Rex, and Dr. Ian Malcolm. You can even snag a smiling brachiosaurus!

Classic Stills is a Los Angeles and London-based publisher of rare and iconic photographs. This partnership with Universal Brand Development will be the first time stills from the movie will be available as gallery-quality art prints.

Once you pick a print, you can choose from the available 24″x30″, 16″x20″, or 11″x14″ sizes. Each picture purchased is hand-framed in black wood and comes with a certificate of authenticity. The largest size will run you $495, the second largest is $295, and the smallest is $149. But how can you even begin to put a dollar sign on dinos?

To grab one of these, you will have to be quick! These prints are only being produced in limited numbers and, as of the date of publication, some print sizes have already sold out! Hurry over to Classic Stills at the link below to sink your claws into one of these pictures before they go extinct!

Source: Classic Stills

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

‘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

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


    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.

    ‘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…

    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