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Mattel Reveals Jurassic Park John Hammond Toy Exclusive to San Diego Comic Con 2019!

At long last, John Hammond can welcome you to Jurassic Park in toy form. Just announced, Mattel has revealed their Jurassic World Legacy Collection John Hammond pack. Sporting incredible Jurassic Park art in the form of the iconic gates as a sleeve, the packaging then opens up to reveal Hammond sealed inside a Legacy Collection box, packed alongside an egg incubator with the hatching baby Velociraptor.

Check it out below, and read on for how to pre-order yours!

Relive nostalgic, iconic film moments from Jurassic Park with the Jurassic World Legacy Collection John Hammond action figure! This exclusive character captures the franchise legacy with movie-authentic decoration and deluxe detail. The John Hammond action figure is inspired by the original Jurassic Park film and captures his innovative spirit, his caring role as a grandfather and his high expectations for his theme park on Isla Nublar. Action figure is approximately 3.190 inches tall and includes a cane and a stand with dinosaur eggs. Take home the excitement of Jurassic Park with this exciting John Hammond action figure!

This is the first time ever John Hammond has been given a toy, as not even the classic Jurassic Park Kenner line released the iconic founder of the park which started it all. Now, 26 years later, life has found a way! However, this toy will not be easy to come by – while you can pre-order it now, you must attend San Diego Comic Con 2019 to verify your purchase. There is a limit of 5 per attendee, and the attendee must show their 2019 San Diego Comic-Con badge, their ID, and order confirmation at Mattel booth #2945 on July 17th-21st. The name on the SDCC attendee badge and ID must match the name on the order. Order will be shipped after the event ends.

I know the limited availability is a bittersweet happenstance, as this toy has been long anticipated and requested, and will surely be incredibly difficult to track-down at affordable prices for non-attendees. However, I’m absolutely thrilled that this item exists – the classic Jurassic Park packaging is gorgeous, and the best I’ve ever seen for Jurassic, and the John Hammond figures likeness to the late Richard Attenborough is incredible. It’s worth noting that what stops this set from being perfect is the baby Velociraptor – for some reason Mattel thinks the classic Jurassic Park raptors were green — they were not. But even with that coloring snafu, this set is incredibly exciting, and sure to be an iconic centerpiece to many collections.

Are you attending SDCC 2019, and if so, will you be pre-ordering the exclusive John Hammond toy? Further, with this toy now a reality, what other exclusive and longtime requested characters would you like to see brought back to life? Sound off in the comments below, and as always, stay tuned to Jurassic Outpost!


32 thoughts on “Mattel Reveals Jurassic Park John Hammond Toy Exclusive to San Diego Comic Con 2019!

  1. I want this so bad! Someone needs to go and pick up 5 And then send me one. Haha.

    I love that Mattel has taken over the brand. I love the Legacy Collection so much. Now we just need a Nedry, Tim and Lex and Ford Explorer and I’m done. 🙂

  2. Literally they only thing more awesome than this would be a Jungle Explorer with Lex, Tim & Gennaro figures included

  3. Awesome figure!…sucks for those of us that are nowhere near SDCC…cant wait to see how much scalpers are going to look to get for these! 😒

  4. Screw Mattel for this one I pre order instantly after hearing about this (No reading the fine print because no time for that with exclusives) now my order will just be cancelled after the con? What happened to I give you money you give me my product?

  5. Can I just pre order the figure and it will shipped after comic on or do u have to come cause I really wanted I got the money but I can’t come I have plans

  6. Hey, has anyone actually pre-ordered it? I went to the link and the add to cart function was greyed out. I will be at SDCC I really want it!

  7. I have an offer that nobody can refuse. I have in my possession a Legacy Collection Spinosaurus in box (the box is a little beat up, but the figure is fine). I’d like to get 5 of these Hammond figures but I will not be able to attend SDCC. If someone buys them and picks them up for me (as well as ships them to Florida), I will allow them to keep one of the Hammond figures and I will trade them the Legacy Spinosaurus for the 4 remaining Hammond’s, in addition to the money owed for the price of the 5 Hammond’s. So for your trouble, you get a free Hammond figure and a free Legacy Spinosaurus. Any takers?

    1. That’s not a good deal the Spino doesn’t come close to the price or exclusivity of one Hammond let alone 4.

  8. Mattel is really pissing me off with this exclusive crap wide release or no release did kenner ever pull this crap with jp ?

  9. I don’t care about exclusivity as long as I get mine.
    It’s always more fun to rub exclusives in other people’s faces.

  10. It’s absolutely ridiculous that you must attend Comic Con in order to actually get this item shipped. Why bother with preorders at all? Why not just make it a Comic Con exclusive as is the typical practice. I am frankly shocked that Mattel stays in business. They treat their customers like shit.

  11. Mattel truly doesn’t give a crap about their customers. What is the point of making them check in at Comic Con to ensure shipment of the figure? If you’re going to make us jump through that hoop, why not just make it a Con exclusive as per the norm? This just makes no sense…. but then, most of Mattel’s business practices make no sense.

  12. agreed. another thing to anger collectors. not everyone can get to comicon. thanks, this is what makes collectors stop collecting a line.

    “Donald, this park was not built to carter only to the super rich. Everyone in the world’s got a right to enjoy these animals.”

    Though specifically Hammond only says “these animals”, he was in fact an animal himself.

  14. Chris, maybe you would know, is it possible that only this packaging scheme is the exclusive to SDCC?

    Also I’m guessing the 3 AA batteries being required is an accident.

    1. Yeah, if it ever gets a standard release, the packaging will need to be changed to be able to conform to the standard style of the other Legacy releases.

      Also, yep, unless I’m missing something, the batteries bit was an accident!

  15. Relax guys, they still have some red paint from their Pteranodons… Readily available red-phase John Hammond incoming in 6 Months!

  16. I feel confident Hammond will return as a non-exclusive in the future, in different packaging and likely without the stand.

  17. Just an FYI to anyone willing to pay scalper prices for this figure, it’s a cool figure to own. BUT, if you’re planning on taking him out of the package, he’s not really to scale with the other figures. He looks especially smaller next to Muldoon, Grant, and Malcolm. Sad.

  18. FYI to anyone rushing to pay scalper prices: while this is a cool figure to own, if you’re planning to take him out of the package, he is not to size scale with the rest of the figures. In fact, if you put him next to Malcolm, Muldoon or Grant, he is noticeably smaller to the point that you think he’s from a different line. Such a disappointment IMO.

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