With San Diego Comic Con well underway, the Jurassic reveals are heating up! Corey in the house is on the ground at the con and you can follow the coverage and updates on Twitter and Instagram.
But let’s get real for a moment.
Last week I whined about the lack of accurate diecast vehicles for the legendary Jurassic vehicles… and Jada heard me. I mean, obviously they didn’t, but they did just unveil one sexy (and highly accurate) diecast of the 1992/1993 Ford Explorer! Check it out below:
Isn’t she lovely, isn’t she glorious?
The sudden unveiling comes after their not-so-accurate Hollywood Rides version dropped a few months back. We thought this might be it for Jada but they just screamed their way into my heart, and hopefully yours too.
The John Bell designed tour vehicle is in the 1:18 scale which aligns with the Matchbox 1:18 Jeep Wrangler that came out during Fallen Kingdom’s reign of terror, and means it’ll be roughly the same scale as Mattel’s Jurassic action figures.
It will retail at $120 USD and the estimated release date is Spring 2024. Never have I wished for time to move faster than right now.
We’re unsure if there will be light-up headlights and taillights on this vehicle, but it does look like there could be an LED housed within those front lights. See for yourself in the gallery below.
What do you think? What does Baptiste think? Will you be buying one of these? Share your thoughts below in the comments!
Here’s your chance to add some extremely unique items to your Jurassic collection: The Jurassic Park 30th Anniversary TUBBZ Ducks! These officially licensed collectible toys are produced by Numskull – click here to head to their website for these and even more Jurassic Park items!
The second sauropod to appear in the Jurassic Park franchise has joined Mattel’s Legacy Collection! The Lost World: Jurassic Park briefly introduced us to a very large and in charge species – the Mamenchisaurus.
Join Chris in the latest episode of Beyond The Gates to dive deep into the development and design of this fan favourite dinosaur! Mattel’s Rafael Bencosme joins to discuss the development of this toy and to show us the process from screen to toy shelf.
Check out the exciting unveiling and behind the scenes look at The Lost World: Jurassic Park below:
This season of Beyond The Gates has been filled with items to celebrate Jurassic Park’s 30th Anniversary, with last month’s unveiling of the Hammond Collection Brachiosaurus!
The Legacy Collection Mamenchisaurus is now available to pre-order exclusively (in the US) at Target.com! Don’t miss your chance to bring home this Sorna Sauropod.
There are some exciting unveilings still to come – stay tuned for more!
Limited Run Games have announced and unveiled their upcoming Jurassic Park Classic Games Collection, along with a trailer that shows off some gameplay.
The original games were released across NES, Game Boy and SNES and have been re-animated using Limited Run’s Carbon Engine.
Check out the press release below:
Limited Run Games to Release New “Jurassic Park Classic Games Collection” Commemorating 30 Years of The Iconic Film
Retro Jurassic Park Game Titles Are Back in Both Premium Physical and Digital Releases with New Features
Apex, North Carolina — July 12, 2023 — Revealed in today’s LRG3 presentation, Limited Run, in collaboration with Universal Games and Digital Platforms, is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the iconic Jurassic Park film with the release of the new Jurassic Park Classic Games Collection. Limited Run’s Carbon Engine has re-animated a series of fan-favorite retro Jurassic Park game titles that will receive both physical and digital releases. Pre-orders for the physical editions will begin on Sept. 1 on limitedrungames.com.
The 8-and 16-bit era of Jurassic Park games has returned. This release includes a lineup of classic titles and adds new features, including save states for each game, new in-game maps, and various quality-of-life fixes that bring these titles into the modern era of gaming. The additions and extras added to this collection are carefully curated to celebrate the legacy of the 1993 film from Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment and the love that the Limited Run and Carbon teams share for the blockbuster franchise.
The Jurassic Park Classic Games Collection will come with the following fan-favorite titles, originally released across NES, Game Boy and SNES:
– Jurassic Park – Jurassic Park Part 2: The Chaos Continues
In addition to this collection, Limited Run will also reissue Jurassic Park and Jurassic Park Part 2: The Chaos Continues on NES, Game Boy and SNES cartridges. In celebration of the Jurassic Park 30th anniversary, Limited Run is upgrading these cartridges with amber-colored shells and with a series of premium Collector’s Editions that feature light-up cartridges, numbered slipcovers, and a collectible set of posters. Fans are invited to re-experience these classics on their original hardware—with a new twist.
About the Physical Editions:
Standard Edition (Switch, PS4 & Xbox One) | $29.99:
– Physical copy of the Jurassic Park Classic Games Collection
Classic Edition (Switch, PS4 & Xbox One) | $64.99:
– Physical copy of the Jurassic Park Classic Games Collection – SteelBook® – Packaging inspired by the original Jurassic Park VHS case
Prehistoric Edition (Switch, PS4 & Xbox One) | $174.99:
– Physical copy of the Jurassic Park Classic Games Collection – SteelBook® – Packaging inspired by the original Jurassic Park VHS case – Replica of Dr. Alan Grant’s ID card inspired by the Jurassic Park game – Physical CD soundtrack featuring original music from the Jurassic Park Classic Games Collection – Mini replicas of original Jurassic Park NES, Game Boy and SNES game cartridges in a custom display frame – Packaging inspired by the classic Jurassic Park toys
About the Retro Editions:
Standard Editions (NES, Game Boy & SNES) | $49.99 – $64.99:
– Physical copy of either Jurassic Park or Jurassic Park Part 2: The Chaos Continues on an amber retro cartridge – Replica of the original game manual
Collector’s Editions (NES, Game Boy & SNES) | $99.99:
– Physical copy of either Jurassic Park or Jurassic ParkPart 2: The Chaos Continues on an amber light-up retro cartridge – Numbered foil stamped slipcover – Replica of the original game manual – Double-sided poster inspired by the classic Jurassic Park Classic Games Collection
It’s Step Into Christmas with Elton John, except replace Christmas with Jurassic Park, and replace Elton John with John Williams.
The Jurassic Park 30th Anniversary celebrations continue through July, and if you happen to be attending SDCC this year then “you’re invited to step into the sets of Jurassic Park and recreate the iconic moments that all superfans know and love. Embark on the prehistoric adventure of a lifetime, 65 million years in the making, as we re-open the park gates.”
Check out the full press release below:
Universal Products & Experiences and Amblin Entertainment have revealed the official location for the “Step Into Jurassic Park” experience at Comic-Con International in San Diego. The free, timed-entry event will be held at Luce Cielo on July 21st and 22nd located in downtown San Diego only minutes away from the convention center. Fans who were unable to secure a reservation time slot, a standby line will be provided for attendees on a first-come, first-serve basis for Friday and Saturday from 2pm-7pm PT.
The “Step Into Jurassic Park” experience will feature unique integrations with Amazon, John Soules, and Boxed Water who are all coming together to bring the awe-inspiring magic of Jurassic Park to life. Fans will have the chance to interact, make purchases, and indulge in the unique offerings that each brand has in store throughout the unforgettable two-day experience.
Once inside, attendees with confirmed reservations will have the opportunity to explore an interactive Amazon product showcase at the Visitor’s Center. The Visitor’s Center will feature the nostalgic selection of toys, apparel, accessories, and home décor available in theAmazon Jurassic Park store, including Amazon exclusives such as the Loungefly Jurassic Park 30th Anniversarymini-backpack,wallet, andpin set, as well as the eagerly anticipatedTransformers Dilophocon x Autobot JP action figure from Hasbro (now available for pre-order). To make the shopping experience seamless, shoppable QR codes will be provided, allowing fans to easily order items directly from Amazon. Prime members can enjoy fast, free delivery on their orders.
In preparation for Comic-Con, fans can shop the Amazon Jurassic Park store now atamazon.com/JurassicPark, which includes acollection of sweatshirts, hoodies, t-shirts, tote bags, phone accessories and more from Merch on Demand, Amazon’s print-on demand service that allows customers to shop millions of products from popular brands and independent designers.
Fans who are hungry for more will have the chance to enjoy Jurassic World dinosaur-themed chicken nuggets and additional Jurassic-themed bites from John Soules during the two-day experience. These delicious chicken nuggets, shaped like the iconic dinosaurs from the movie, will be available at designated dining areas within the event. Attendees can savor the 100%, all-natural white-meat chicken nuggets with dipping-sauce flavors including Honey Lime Sriracha, Togarashi BBQ, Honey Mustard and fuel up with this fun and tasty meal, perfect for both kids and adults alike. To quench their thirst, attendees can stay refreshed with free Boxed Water, providing crisp and sustainable hydration throughout the event.
This year marks the 30th anniversary of Jurassic Park and the celebration will continue during the “Step Into Jurassic Park” experience at San Diego Comic Con on July 21st and 22nd.
Follow #JurassicPark30 on social for more details.
TOMY have launched a Kickstarter crowdfund for a 1:10 scale accurate DeLorean from the original Back to the Future movie, and it’s bloody gorgeous.
The authentic Time Machine vehicle is 17 inches long and made with diecast metal parts, with working interior and exterior lights, and real smoke that emits from the rear fins.
The project was “3x funded in 1 day”, but you can still put your hard earned cash behind it and secure yourself an iconic movie vehicle that will display perfectly at home on the shelf, on your bedside table, in your bathroom, or mounted on the front of your crappy ’98 Toyota Corolla.
Why are we posting about this? Well, have the Jurassic Park vehicles ever had an accurate diecast? I mean, truly accurate? You could argue the (awesome) Iron Studios Ford Explorer achieved this, but unfortunately the final product forgot the front suspension, thus rendering the $600+ diecast vehicle as not quite perfect. The Matchbox 1:18 Jeep Wrangler also got it right – but it never reached the global market and is now quite difficult and expensive to obtain.
It’s time to bring Jurassic Park’s vehicles to the diecast market, at the same level of detail and love as seen in this DeLorean. The Ford Explorer and Jeep Wrangler featured in the 1993 movie deserve their spot on your shelf (or your Corolla) and perhaps a crowdfund is the way to go.
You can learn more about TOMY’s DeLorean by checking out the detailed Kickstarter. What are your thoughts?
Don’t forget: Mattel Creations launched their first Jurassic Park crowdfund which features some highly-detailed Jurassic items, and it ends in just 9 days! Get backin’!
Two brand new figure sets have been announced as part of Mattel’s 2023 San Diego Comic-Con lineup! Let’s dive into these two figures and get you up to speed on the best way to get your hands on one.
First up is the new The Hammond Collection “Man Creates Dinosaurs” Steven Spielberg Figure. Take a step behind the magic and into production with this vintage recreation of the famous director hard at work. You can recreate the making of the film with this set which includes a figure of Spielberg and various accessories including a director’s chair and camera, and a companion Dilophosaurus, and even a life-size cardboard replica of the Jurassic Park clapperboard as the packaging.
This figure will cost $30 and will be available one of two ways. First up, if you were one of the lucky ones to get tickets to San Diego Comic-Con this year, it will be available on site through the exclusives lottery. Be sure to sign up for a Mattel Creations time slot through the Exclusives Portal. The second way to score one of these figures is online here. Online purchases begin on July 21, 2023 at 9:00am PDT.
Next up is the Hot Wheels Jurassic Park Jeep Wrangler & Dr. Ian Malcolm set. This miniature set features a diecast Jeep Wrangler and Ian Malcolm figure incased in packaging resembling the outside the Tyrannosaurus Rex paddock. If you have a spare T. Rex laying around, you can recreate the iconic chase scene!
Like the Spielberg set above, this one will be available onsite at San Diego Comic-Con, or online here on July 21, 2023 at 9:00am PDT. Best of luck getting your hands on these two amazing collectibles!
Jurassic Outpost will be on the ground at San Diego Comic-Con 2023 this year, so stay tuned for future coverage of any and all things Jurassic that the Con has to offer!