Now available from Stern Pinball is a brand-new “thunderball” of a pinball machine celebrating the original Jurassic Park trilogy! Featuring hand-drawn artwork on the playfield and Stern’s powerful SPIKE™ high-definition LCD display graphics and animations, this electrical and mechanical marvel can now find its way into your home!
From the press release:
“Jurassic Park Pin immerses players in a pinball journey 65 million years in the making. Based on the blockbuster film Jurassic Park from Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment, the Jurassic Park Pin experience will transport players to Isla Nublar, an amusement park where escaped dinosaurs are running amok! With the volcano on the island erupting and threatening to destroy everything in its path, it is the player’s mission to rescue park staff, evacuate and recapture dinosaurs, and escape before it’s too late! Players will experience heart-pounding excitement right from the start in this action-packed pinball adventure filled with suspense, twists, and turns around every flip.
Jurassic Park Pin brings to life the most fearsome predator ever to walk the earth with an interactive, custom sculpted T. rex. Players will battle against the Spinosaurus by bashing a captive ball and corral Raptors in their enclosed pen with precision shooting. Fast flowing metal ramps, lightning quick spinners, and kinetically satisfying physical drop targets will provide players with an adrenalized game experience packed with unmatched action and fun. The all-LED playfield lighting provides dazzling light shows in sync with the iconic Jurassic Park theme music to create an immersive pinball experience.”
As seen in the photos, this machine is chock-full of stylized art depicting dinosaurs and other details from the original trilogy. Classic Jurassic Park gates, night vision goggles, Pteranodons, the “When Dinosaurs Ruled The Earth” banner, and even Nedry’s computer featuring his stress toy! Curiously it depicts the Nublar volcano, which is something not introduced until Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. However, Nublar was always depicted as volcanic dating back to the novels and early screenplays, so its inclusion isn’t distracting. While some fans may not like the idea of pairing the Rex and the Spinosaurus on a product that clearly emphasizes Nublar (depicted literally on the machine art), this is meant to be a fun combination of everything that made the original Jurassic Park trilogy great in a vibrant and fun way.
This pinball machine can be yours today for $4,599 USD. While that sounds like a lot, Christmas is around the corner, and I am sure if you ask your parents or loved ones very, very nicely…
Today at TTPM Toy Monster International has unveiled the all-new Jurassic World ‘Clash Edition’ of their CAPTIVZ surprise-egg mini-figures. The Clash lineup includes over 30 dinosaurs from the Jurassic Park trilogy, Jurassic World films, and Camp Cretaceous across two waves and multiple skus, due to hit store shelves this November.
CAPTIVZ are ‘pop-n-lock’ dinosaur minifigures packaged within ‘Surprise Egg’ capsules (which retail at $5 MSRP) that include battle tokens and slime. They launched with a Fallen Kingdom lineup, and over the summer had a range dedicated to Camp Cretaceous. Each figure is roughly 3-inches long in size, and offer unparalleled accuracy, detail, and paint at their size and price.
The Clash Edition lineup will also bring some new items to the range, including the ‘MEGA EGG Surprise’! As the name suggests, the Mega Egg is a fantastic surprise egg collectors gift set which features numerous Jurassic World items inside of it and will retail at $20 USD. We’ve partnered with Toy Monster International to offer 250 Mega Eggs first, exclusively through the Jurassic Outpost store starting October 4th. Stay tuned for more details about this set, & read the full press release below!
What dinosaur are you most excited for from the Clash Edition range? Be sure to let us know, and stay tuned for all the latest Jurassic news!
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!
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…
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…
This year’s San Diego Comic-Con exclusive Jurassic Park toy set is bringing to life a never-before-seen moment from the original Jurassic Park film: Ray Arnold’s untimely demise.
In the climax of Jurassic Park, Ray Arnold volunteers to journey to the maintenance shed to reset and restore power to the park. We never fully witness his unfortunate fate, but Dr. Ellie Sattler discovers what has happened to him all the same.
“Theoretically, yes, but we’ve never shut down the entire system before. It may not come back on at all.”
The folks at Mattel Creations have done a fantastic job – this set truly spares no expense. It features a highly posable, 3.75-inch version of Ray Arnold himself (complete with detachable arm) and a 2.4-inch tall, 7-inch long vicious velociraptor so that fans can imagine and play out Ray’s final moments. Completing the set is the full control panel from the film, which serves as a stand for Ray and the raptor and also plays audio of his best quotes from the film. And we would be remiss if we didn’t mention his bloody, dismembered arm – an absolute highlight, marking the return of human “dino-damage” from the Kenner Days. All of this is contained in the gorgeous packaging seen below, complete with numerous lights and sounds.
“White Rabbit Object. Whatever it did… it did it all.”
This set is very exciting and truly a treat for fans of Jurassic Park. It will be on sale on Mattel Creations (Mattel’s collaboration and direct-to-consumer platform) on Thursday, July 22 at 9am PST / 12pm EST. Additionally this year, Mattel Creations is celebrating collectors during Comic-Con with their first-ever Mattel Creations: 12 Days of Fandom activation! Be sure and head to Mattel Creations on July 22nd and order this set before it’s extinct!
For an in-depth look behind the scenes of the ‘Final Scene Ray Arnold’ toy and packaging construction & design, check out the official Mattel Creations reveal trailer, exclusively in HD on our YouTube channel below!
A Collaboration 65 Million Years in the Making…the Reebok x Jurassic Park Full-Family Footwear & Apparel Collection is Revealed!
See the full press release below:
After teasing the news earlier this month, today, Reebok in partnership with Universal Brand Development, officially unveils the Reebok x Jurassic Park full-family footwear and apparel collection. The first-ever product line celebrates the legendary history of Jurassic Park and reimagines some of Reebok’s most well-known sneakers through the lens of Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment’s iconic 1993 film.
In addition to revealing the full collection, Reebok and Universal released a parody news report to give a more detailed look at the Reebok x Jurassic Park collaboration. The report, seen here, was a breaking news segment announcing a “partnership” between Reebok and InGen, the fictional bioengineering corporation responsible for recreating dinosaurs in the original Jurassic Park film, and how the two spliced sneaker and dinosaur DNA to create a collaboration some 65 million years in the making.
Each footwear model in the Reebok x Jurassic Park collection pays homage to key characters and props from the original film. All silhouettes are thoughtfully constructed with intricate details incorporated from the outsoles to the sockliners for fans of the franchise. Highlights of the line include:
Instapump Fury OG ($200, GW0212) – Inspired by the iconic Jurassic Park guest vehicles, this Instapump Fury features a leather collar lining mimicking the SUVs seats and battle damage graphics on the sole and sides. The shoe is finished off with the official mark of Jurassic Park on the legendary pump ball. Available in adult and infant sizing.
Club C 85 ($110, GW0213) – The notorious Dennis Nedry makes his mark on the classic Club C from the floral print heel, reminiscent of the first shirt he wears in the film, to the zebra striped pony hair heel cap, which mimics the screensaver on Nedry’s computer. The shoe also features a bright yellow tongue in a rubber raincoat material in remembrance of Nedry’s failed attempt to escape from the island with the stolen dinosaur embryos.
Club C 85 ($100, GZ6322) – This Club C is inspired by Dr. Alan Grant in sneaker form with a tan suede upper, bandana collar lining and a denim-colored outsole. While both sockliners match the denim outsole, the right sockliner also features a Velociraptor claw graphic. Available in adult, grade school preschool and toddler/infant sizing.
Classic Leather ($120, GY0570) – Inspired by Dr. Ian Malcolm’s fascination of chaos theory, this
Classic Leather is part simplicity, part utter chaos. The chaotic lateral side of the shoe celebrates Ian Malcolm’s fashion sense and flashy lifestyle with a range of textures and patterns from floral to sabretooth tiger. The more simplistic medial side features the Jurassic Park logo and a brooch jewel detail nodding to the necklace Dr. Malcolm wears throughout the movie.
Zig Devil Kinetica ($140, GY8275) – The contemporary sport-style Zig Kinetica II is redesigned to resemble the park staff’s SUVs. The tongue incorporates leather webbing with details nodding to the vehicle’s rearview mirror and the famed electric fence, as well as a speckled midsole inspired by the high-speed chases through mud.
Club C Legacy ($100, GY0856) – This Club C Legacy pays homage to playful and informative Mr. DNA, the cartoon character that explains the process of recreating dinosaur DNA. The clear TPU outsole reveals a Mr. DNA strand logo on the bottom of the left shoe and a mosquito graphic on the right shoe. The Club C Legacy is finished with a cracked egg collar and bubbled heel.
Jurassic Stomper ($200, GX5412) – Featuring a tough leather and neoprene upper, the Jurassic Stomper is strong enough to hold up to anything InGen workers encounter in the field. The shoe, inspired by the uniforms of the infield InGen staff, includes multiple patches which can be changed out depending upon your division within the morally questionable organization.
Pump Omni Zone II ($200, GY0549) – After combining dinosaur and sneaker DNA, Reebok was able to create a shoe some 65 million years in the making: the Pump Omni Zone II. Inspired by the carnivorous Dilophosaurus, this style-forward shoe features dinosaur graphics on the upper and a nubuck base material with hints of skived leather.
In addition to the adult-sized footwear, the line also features an additional Classic Leather and Zig Dynamica in grade school, preschool and infant sizing, as well as a full range of complementary adult’s apparel in unisex sizing. Highlights of the apparel collection include a Mr. DNA hoodie, utility vest to match the Jurassic Stomper and a variety of Reebok x Jurassic Park-themed t-shirts.
Rounding out the collection is an assortment of elevated footwear packaging. A portion of the boxes will resemble original Jurassic Park toy packaging from 1993, while others will draw on themes from the film including Nedry’s infamous fake shaving cream can, the cages and padlocks used in the park to keep dinosaurs contained, and even Mr. DNA.
The Reebok x Jurassic Park footwear and apparel collection is available on Reebok.com in unisex sizing beginning July 30. The Dennis Nedry Club C 85 and navy t-shirt will be available exclusively for Reebok UNLOCKED members.
Along with the press release, check out the full gallery of footwear here:
And you can watch an unboxing and reveal of the Dennis Nedry inspired Club C 85 shoes right here:
The Reebok x Jurassic Park collection will be available on July 30, will you be picking up any of the line? Let us know down below in the comments section!
Hold on to your butts – months of rumors about a potential Jurassic World and Transformers crossover have come true! Today Hasbro has announced an all new set based upon an iconic moment from the very first Jurassic Park: Tyrannocon Rex vs Autobot JP93!
This is a set I personally never expected, but would have killed for as a kid, and I fully expect it to be highly sought after by collectors. The Tyrannosaurus Rex in the set is inspired Megatron’s Tyrannosaurus form from Beast Wars (which the latest live-action Transformers movie ‘Rise of the Beasts’ is based upon), while ‘Autobot JP93’ is an all-new character with a more typical Transformers theme.
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 Pack, featuring 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!
Spoiler warning: If you’ve not seen Season 3 of Camp Cretaceous, this article goes into detail about numerous story elements. So if you haven’t seen it yet, go watch it. Seriously, it’s the best season yet.
Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, we have some exciting new reveals from Matel’s Jurassic World toy line that will be hitting stores this Summer! The third Season of Camp Cretaceous made its debut on Friday, following the story of six teenage campers stranded on Isla Nublar after the demise of the park. As they struggle to survive and find a way to escape the dino-infested island, they encounter numerous species of dinosaurs during thrilling sequences.
With the third season of the Jurassic Netflix series, Mattel has brought even more dinosaurs from the show to life. Take a look at the all-new toys, and then learn more about the terrifying hybrid Scorpios Rex from showrunner Scott Kreamer below!
JURASSIC WORLD OCEAN PROTECTOR MOSASAURUS™
SRP: $34.99 | 4Y+
Be a part of the thrilling action and adventure with Jurassic World Ocean Protector Mosasaurus, the colossal swimming dinosaur which makes a big splash as a fan favorite in the blockbuster Jurassic World franchise.
This Mosasaurus action figure is inspired by the movie and comes in a massive size that will thrill fans at 8.5 inches (21.6 cm) high and 17 inches (43.2 cm) wide.
Realistic sculpting, moveable joints and articulation help this colossal creature come to life, including a wide-opening jaw.
The figure is made from 1 pound (454 g) of ocean-bound plastic; plastic that is sourced within 31 miles (50 km) of waterways in areas lacking formal waste collection systems.
The third season of Camp Cretaceous takes part roughly six-months after the fall of Jurassic World, which means the Mosasaurus is hungrier than ever, and will soon escape into the ocean (as seen during the opening of Fallen Kingdom – which also takes place about 6 months after Jurassic World). This of course leads to some must-see moments with the prehistoric marine reptile, making the aquatic terror a must-have toy for fans of the show and collectors alike.
However, this huge Mosasaur toy is more than just a series tie-in: it’s part of a new eco-friendly initiative Mattel has been launching on multiple fronts. The Mosasaurus toy is created from 1-pound of “Ocean-Bound” plastic, truly living up to its “Ocean Protector” title.
We’re excited to see Mattel finding news ways to reduce their ecological footprint and become more ‘green’, and hope to see more items boast similar programs in the future.
JURASSIC WORLD: CAMP CRETACEOUS SLASH ‘N BATTLE SCORPIOS REX
SRP: $24.99 | 4Y+
Get ready for more thrills and adventure with Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous! The all-new hybrid dinosaur revealed in season 3 (which premiered globally on May 21 on Netflix), Scorpios Rex, is extremely fast, dangerous and unpredictable—and unleashes terror with its poisonous quills.
Kids can relive all the action from the popular animated series with this larger-sized Slash ‘N Battle Scorpios Rex action figure featuring a dynamic claw slashing feature, a chomp and roar, plus a mighty tail whip attack.
To start the claw slashing action, push the button for a full-on arm extending slash and grab attack. Push the other button to activate a big chomp and roar, and pull the Scorpios Rex’s tail back to activate the spring-loaded motion for a surprise tail whip attack, too.
After months of speculation, the mysterious “E750” has been revealed: the Scorpios Rex. This hybrid dinosaur might be the scariest creature to appear in the larger Jurassic-universe, and is truly an abomination in the best possible ways. This was one of Dr. Wu’s earliest attempts at creating a hybrid, before the Indominus Rex and Indoraptor – it was deemed a failure and ordered to be destroyed by Simon Masrani. However, Dr. Wu decided to cryo-freeze the dangerous dino, which unfortunately thawed out in Season 2, pitting it against the campers in Season 3.
To learn more about the ‘S. rex’ we talked to showrunner Scott Kreamer to shed some light on this exciting new addition to Jurassic World lore:
“Predating the Indominus Rex and Indoraptor, the Scorpios Rex (or “E-750 project”) was Dr. Wu’s first foray into creating a hybrid dinosaur. As in many first attempts at creation, mistakes were made. We started hypothesizing in the writers’ room that the Indominus Rex couldn’t have possibly been Wu’s first shot at making a hybrid, which got us to thinking about what came before, and why was it unsuccessful.”
Scott went on to explain how the Scorpios not only filled a role within the backstory of hybrid dinosaurs, but also presented an opportunity to push the story of the campers forward in exciting new ways:
“At this point in the story, the campers have learned to survive amongst the dinosaurs on Isla Nublar. Not to the point of complacency, but still, they know the lay of the land. We wanted to shake things up and have them face something new and overwhelming, something that not even Darius’s dino knowledge, Sammy’s big animal expertise, nor their experiences on the island could possibly prepare them for.”
If you’ve seen the new season, you know how true that is. The Scorpios Rex is a bizarrely terrifying animal which feels unnatural and unpredictable. It’s not only a new challenge for the campers to face, it’s a new experience for the viewers, pushing into territory that the films had not yet ventured.
The Scorpios truly is the franchises first monster, perhaps reminding some fans of the scrapped attempts at dino-human hybrids which Jurassic Park 4 once considered. In fact, in some moments the Scorpios almost feels reminiscent of that now infamous art by Carlos Huante. To dig deeper into the DNA and design philosophy behind the proto-indominus, Scott went on to say the following:
“Since the Scorpios was the first step in creating the Indominus and Indoraptor, we definitely hoped fans would notice the family resemblance of the trio. Sort of like when you see those drawings detailing the evolution of man, we wanted to be able to visually see the evolution from the chaotic failed medical experiment that is the Scorpios, all the way to the sleek killer that is the Indoraptor.
We have taken great pains in the series to portray the dinosaurs as animals, not monsters. In the case of the Scorpios Rex, we wanted a monster. Aaron Hammersley and I had some initial thoughts, and then our design team took it and ran, playing a lot with proportions: the overly long arms, the thinner than usual torso, the poisonous quills. In addition, we tasked our animation team with making the Scorpios’s movements feel off, almost zombie-like, as if it wasn’t totally in control of its body and limbs. Top that off with some top-notch (and horrifying) sound design and amazing effects & lighting, and we had ourselves a monster.
Given that the Scorpios was Dr. Wu’s first shot at creating a hybrid dinosaur, we figured he’d throw the kitchen sink at it, genetically-speaking. Along with his go-to tree frog DNA and Scorpion fish DNA, the Scorpios also shares genetic make-up with (amongst others) T rex, velociraptor and carnotaurus.”
The Scorpios Rex may not be beautiful, but it is certainly stunning to look at, and is a deadly addition to Jurassic World. As someone who prefers to keep dinosaurs as animals, and the Jurassic films as dinosaur movies, I’m surprised to admit how much I enjoyed the Scorpios in season 3. From the design to its erratic behavior, it just clicked for me – and it felt just grounded enough, especially when juxtaposed against the other dinosaurs which seemed to look and act more like real animals than ever before in the modern-era of the franchise.
I wouldn’t want to see hybrids go any further into monster territory, but I feel the Scorpios found the perfect balance and really created a unique presence on screen. With that in mind, I can’t wait to get my hands on the latest toy from Mattel, which is due to hit shelves soon.
Are you a fan of the Scorpios Rex, and will you pick up its toy counterpart? Let us know in the comments below, and as always, stay tuned to Jurassic Outpost for more!