Mr. DNA Joins the Funko Pop! Line in Finale Episode of ‘Beyond The Gates’

Mr. DNA, where did you come from?

The closing episode of our collectors focused web-series Beyond The Gates is here! As we mentioned last month, this show has been a blast to produce and speaking with the talented designers behind these products provides a unique look at the development, work, and passion that goes into making such collectibles.

Last month we debuted the Jurassic World Apatosaurus, welcoming it to Mattel’s Legacy Collection. This month we reveal the latest to Funko’s Jurassic Pop! collection, John Hammond’s animated mascot, Mr. DNA!

In this final episode, we hear from 3D sculptor at Funko Katelyn Simon who takes us through the process of designing a Funko Pop! from concept to shelves!

Whether you have all of the Jurassic World Funko Pops, or just a few, Mr. DNA will sit alongside your collection perfectly, reminding you how John Hammond and his team of scientists managed the impossible.

Will you be adding Mr. DNA to your collection? You can head to Target.com now to pre-order before stock runs out!

And with the final episode now live, we really hope you have enjoyed Beyond The Gates and wanted to thank each and every one of you for watching, sharing, and commenting on the episodes.

It has meant so much to be able to produce this show, and we hope you have enjoyed learning more about the behind the scenes process that the designers take to put these Jurassic collectibles together!

Thank you, and stay tuned.

Jurassic World’s APATOSAURUS Revealed in ‘Beyond The Gates’ Penultimate Episode!

Today we reach the penultimate episode of our collectors focused web-series Beyond The Gates. We have had such a blast piecing together interviews from the incredibly talented designers behind these toys, along with behind the scenes design sheets and assets that provide an even deeper look at Mattel’s design process.

Last month we debuted the long-awaited Dr. Alan Grant Amber Collection figure, and the dinosaur of his dreams: the Jurassic Park 3 Isla Sorna Male Velociraptor!

This month, and what marks the second to last episode, we are excited to debut the dinosaur that made Claire Dearing realise that her “assets” were more than just that… the monstrously sized Apatosaurus!

In this episode, we hear from the legendary Mattel Jurassic World Designer Rafael Bencosme who talks us through the process of designing such a large toy, and how the previously released Jurassic Park Brachiosaurus influenced the design!

This Legacy Collection item is sure to make an impression on your collection and will feel right at home on your shelf utterly dominating the space.

Will you be adding the Jurassic World Apatosaurus to your collection? You can head to Target.com now to pre-order these two items!

We really hope you have enjoyed Beyond The Gates! We are reaching the final episode and want to thank you for coming on this journey with us! Stay tuned next month for an exclusive item for all generations of Jurassic…

Isla Sorna’s Jurassic Park 3 Male Velociraptor Brought to Life in New ‘Beyond The Gates’ Episode 6!

Last month, our collectors focused web-series Beyond The Gates debuted four exclusive Amber Collection figures from Mattel – two highly anticipated human figures joined the collection, Dr. Ellie Sattler and the legendary John Parker Hammond, along with the Jurassic Park Velociraptor, and two Jurassic World Dimorphodons!

This month we are excited to debut more figures to Mattel’s Amber Collection. First up, joining his sweetheart, Dr. Alan Grant! And secondly, in what just might be a nod to Jurassic Park 3’s dream sequence – it’s Isla Sorna’s Male Velociraptor!

In this exciting episode, we hear from the masterminds at Mattel who designed this toy – Nikolai Dryuchin and Beyond The Gates royalty Rafael Bencosme!

The two designers talk us through the process of designing and building both of these Amber Collection figures and we’re shown design sheets, references images, and given a real behind the scenes look at these all-new toys!

Everyone’s favorite movie in the franchise is Jurassic Park 3, and now you can finally add the Male Velociraptor to your collection! The Amber Collection continues to add fan-favorite humans and dinosaurs to the collection, and now the original trio – who will be making their return on screen in Jurassic World: Dominion – are in the collection in full!

Will you be picking up the Velociraptor and Dr. Alan Grant? You can head to Target.com now to pre-order these two items!

We hope you enjoy this episode! We’ve had a great run of new Amber Collection figures, but next month’s Beyond The Gates is not one to miss, featuring a large Legacy Collection item…

Dr. Ellie Sattler, John Parker Hammond, A Velociraptor and 2 Dimorphodons! New AMBER COLLECTION Figures Debuted in ‘Beyond The Gates’ Episode 5!

We’re now at the halfway point with our collectors focused web-series Beyond The Gates and so far we’ve revealed some very exciting Jurassic products from Mattel!

We hope you’ve been enjoying the show, and enjoyed last month’s exciting debut of the Legacy Collection’s Jurassic Park Tyrannosaurus Rex Escape Packfeaturing the Ford Explorer, Tim Murphy, and Lady Rex herself.

This month, we’re super excited to reveal some new and exclusive Amber Collection figures – Dr. Ellie Sattler, John Parker Hammond, the Jurassic Park Velociraptor, and a 2-pack of Jurassic World’s Dimorphodons!

In episode 5 we hear from the masterminds from the Mattel toy design team: Rafael Bencosme, Chandra Hicks, and newcomer Nikolai Dryuchin who talk us through the design process behind these all-new figures!

From early sketches on a piece of paper to the final product sitting on the shelves of Target, the Mattel designers run us through the process of designing a toy from start to finish, making this episode not one to miss!

Recreate your favorite scenes from both Jurassic Park AND Jurassic World with these brand new Amber Collection items, the excitement to collect has never been greater! Head to Target.com now to get your pre-orders in!

We were excited to debut the items in this episode, and next month’s episode of Beyond The Gates will debut even more Amber Collection items, don’t miss out!

‘Beyond The Gates’ Episode 4 Debuts Legacy Collection TYRANNOSAURUS REX ESCAPE PACK!

We hope you’ve been enjoying Beyond The Gates, the all-new collectors focused web-series where we reveal exciting, brand new Jurassic products! Last month we debuted a new Camp Cretaceous pack with the Raptor Squad 4-pack!

This month, we’re extremely excited to launch the fourth episode and debut a long-awaited product… the Jurassic World Legacy Collection’s Jurassic Park Tyrannosaurus Rex Escape Pack, featuring the Ford Explorer, Tim Murphy, and Lady Rex herself.

In this episode we spoke with Mattel toy designer Rafael Bencosme and NBCUniversal’s Design Manager Erick Solorzano. The two dig into the details of the set and discuss how they brought this iconic scene to life!

Relive the exciting breakout scene from Jurassic Park with this new set from Mattel, available for pre-order now at Target.com!

We’re thrilled to be debuting some exciting items from Mattel’s ever-growing Jurassic toy lines, and next month’s episode of Beyond The Gates will focus on some exclusive Amber Collection items… stay tuned!

Check Out This Camp Cretaceous RAPTOR SQUAD 4-Pack Featured in ‘Beyond The Gates’ Episode 3!

We’re now three months into the all-new collectors focused web-series Beyond The Gates where we reveal exciting, brand new Jurassic products! Last month we were excited to debut a new Legacy Collection set – the Dennis Nedry Getaway Pack!

This month we’re excited to launch the third episode and debut the Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous Raptor Squad 4-Pack:

Along with speaking to Mattel toy designer Rafael Bencosme, we also spoke with NBCUniversal’s Design Manager Erick Solorzano. The two dig into the details of the set and we go hands-on with the Raptor Squad.

Relive the excitement of Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous with Blue, Charlie, Delta and Echo! Each dinosaur has realistic sculpting and authentic decoration for realistic play! Take home the excitement of the Camp Cretaceous with this Raptor Squad 4-pack!

We’re thrilled to be able to debut more exciting Jurassic items in Beyond The Gates and the next episode will focus on a long-awaited Jurassic Park set, exclusive to the Legacy Collection! Stay tuned for more!

Take a Look at the Brand New Nedry’s Getaway Pack Featured in ‘Beyond The Gates’ Episode 2!

Last month we were excited to debut an all-new collectors focused web-series Beyond The Gates, revealing brand new Jurassic products! The debut episode featured two items – The Lost World Male Velociraptor, and the Jurassic Park 3 Pteranodon.

This month we’re excited to launch episode two and debut the Jurassic World Legacy Collection Dennis Nedry Escape Pack:

Along with speaking to Mattel toy designer Rafael Bencosme, we got to go hands-on with the bundle and see up close the detail put into Dennis Nedry, the Staff Jeep, and the Dilophosaurus.

Relive the exciting big-screen action with this Jurassic World Legacy Collection Nedry Getaway Pack! Play out the famous scene from the original Jurassic Park film when Dennis Nedry encounters the spitting Dilophosaurus and attempts to flee in his vehicle. Set includes the fan favourite figure of villain Dennis Nedry, the spitting Dilophosaurus and the Jurassic Park vehicle with park logo and rolling wheels.

Take home the excitement of the Jurassic Park film with this collectible Nedry Getaway Pack! Makes a great gift for fans of the Jurassic World franchise, dinosaurs and action play!

We’re thrilled to be able to debut more exciting Jurassic items in Beyond The Gates and the next episode will focus on an exclusive item from the Camp Cretaceous collection. Stay tuned for more!

Introducing ‘Jurassic World Beyond the Gates’ – Live Now on Target.com!

Something is coming, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to share it with you! Jack De La Mare and I have been hard at work on an exciting partnership with Jurassic World and Target to bring you Beyond the Gates – a new collectors focused web-series where we will be revealing all new Jurassic products, while digging into the DNA that brought the items to life. 

Not too long ago Universal began discussions about this unique collaboration, and we hit the ground running to help design a show format that we hope excites you as much as it does us, from the fans for the fans. Our friends at Universal, Mattel, and Target shared our excitement and helped support us every step along the way as we began to play in this expansive Jurassic toybox, creating this little show. 

We were given the keys, and a chance to not only to take the Jeep and drive – but to custom design it from the ground up. We worked with a handful of talented artists – including  Lukas Vagt, Matt Henderson and Caleb Burnett – to support hatching the series, and evolve Beyond The Gates from concept to reality. This collaborative process has been a dream, and every party involved has been crucial in bringing this vision to life. 

Today (February 17th) the first episode of Beyond the Gates made its debut exclusively on Target.com, with subsequent episodes to follow the third week of every month. Every episode feature your first look at all-new, upcoming Jurassic World reveals – and upon their reveal, they will become available for pre-order directly at Target.com. 

Universal and ourselves not only want to use Beyond the Gates to share exclusive official content, but also to better inform the fans and collectors what is coming, when it will be available, while giving them a reliable way to secure those items for their collection before those opportunities go extinct. On top of that, we wanted to use this opportunity to let you hear directly from the masterminds who helped design the toys while taking a look at the development and evolution of the items via concept art,  prototypes, and more! 

The first episode of Beyond the Gates is here, and features a look at two long anticipated Amber Collection dinosaurs from the original Jurassic  Park trilogy, accompanied by the expertise of Mattel’s own Chandra Hicks.

Watch now at Target.com!

If you’ve seen episode 1, and are looking for our ‘After Show‘ — stay tuned! We’ve hit the ground running on this project, and that one is coming in hot. As for what to expect, we’ll take a longer look at the Amber Collection reveals, hear more from Mattel’s Chandra Hicks, while showing off more concept art and early looks at the development of these toys!

We wanted to thank Universal Pictures for being so accommodating and entrusting us to help create this fan-focused show. We have so much more to come, and can’t wait  to show you more of what waits BEYOND THE GATES.