San Diego Comic-Con 2022 – Everything Jurassic You Need to Know!

Jurassic Outpost is heading to San Diego Comic-Con 2022! We hope to see you there, but even if you’re enjoying the news and festivities from afar, we’ve got everything you need to know for everything Jurassic and dinosaur-related at this year’s con!



JURASSIC-RELATED:


‘Jurassic World: The Ultimate Pop-Up’ Author Matthew Reinhardt with Insight Editions

7/21/2022 | 2:00 PM | Booth #2135

Join Insight Editions on Thursday to meet authors including Ashley Eckstein, Matthew Reinhart, Jenn Fujikawa, and more. Insight Editions CEO Raoul Goff, VP of Licensing & Partnerships Vanessa Lopez, and VP & Editorial Director Vicki Jaeger will also be on hand and make themselves available to chat. There will also be sneak peeks of incredible new pop culture products from Matthew Reinhart’s new Insight Editions imprint Reinhart Pop-Up Studio!


Toys Find A Way: Behind the Scenes and Screams of Jurassic World Dinosaur Design

7/22/2022 | 11:00 AM-12:00 PM | Booth #3029

The Mattel Jurassic World Design Team will take fans behind the curtain of creating the toys based on dinosaurs from Jurassic World: Dominion. Designers Rafael Bencosme, Chandra Hicks, Greg Murphy, and Nikolai Dryuchin will be on hand for a Q&A, first-ever product reveals, trivia, and giveaways!


The Science of Jurassic World

7/22/2022 | 6:00-7:00 PM | Grand 12 & 13, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

In the Jurassic World movies, the dinosaurs get from the island park to our cities and wilderness. Scientists who are fans of the franchise explore the real-world science of bringing dinosaurs back to life and letting them loose. What do the films get right and wrong about these extinct creatures? What are the technical challenges and ethical considerations of re-creating and genetically tinkering with different species? What is the impact of introducing megafauna into different environments? Once dinos are loose, what rights do they have to survive? Does life really find a way? This team of scientists includes paleontologist Stuart Sumida (technical consultant, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Camp Cretaceous), herpetologist Earyn McGee (Find That Lizard), conservation biologist Sam Wynns, cell and developmental biologist Claire Meaders, paleontologist Gabriel Santos, and geneticist, ecologist, and sci-fi author J. Dianne Dotson (Questrison Saga). Moderated by James Floyd (podcast host, Star Wars-ologies; regular freelance contributor, Star Wars Insider magazine).


Production Design: The Jurassic Park Saga: A Design 65 Million Years in the Making

7/23/2022 | 4:30-5:30 PM | Room 29CD

It’s the end of a Jurassic era. From the world it takes place in (the sets), to the creatures, vehicles, props and so much more, the production design is what makes the words on the page come to life on screen. The process begins with the vision of the production designer and continues with hours of research, and months of collaboration with the director, cinematographer, and an army of art department and visual effects artists. The Art Directors Guild brings you some of the foremost designers who have worked on the six-film Jurassic Park saga to share their processes, techniques, and experiences. Panelists include Doug Meerdink (Jurassic World, Jurassic Park 3), Stefan Dechant (The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Jurassic Park), Ed Verreaux (Jurassic Park III, Jurassic World), John Bell (Jurassic Park), and Lauren Polizzi (The Lost World: Jurassic Park). Moderated by Michael Allen Glover (Station 11, The Alienist: Angel of Darkness).


Musical Anatomy of a Superhero: Film & TV Composer Panel hosted by Jurassic World franchise composer Michael Giacchino

7/21/2022 | 11:00 AM-12:00 PM | Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

Composers Ludwig Göransson (Black Panther: Wakanda Forever), Natalie Holt (Batgirl, Loki), Nami Melumad (Thor: Love and Thunder), Christophe Beck (Shazam! Fury of the Gods, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania), Amie Doherty (She-Hulk: Attorney at Law), and moderator Michael Giacchino (The Batman, Thor: Love and Thunder, Spiderman: No Way Home) discuss the challenges of creating the musical landscape of the superhero genre and explain the process through unreleased music and video clips from upcoming and recently released projects. Music has always played an important supporting character in films and TV. This is especially evident in the superhero genre, where the music clearly sets the tone that defines a character, an impending battle, or a triumphant moment. Introductions by Ray Costa (producer, Costa Communications).


DINOSAUR-RELATED OR NON-JURASSIC-RELATED:


Dinotopia: Reborn

7/21/2022 | 7:30-8:30 PM | Room 10

Dinotopia, the hugely popular, critically acclaimed series based on James Gurney’s bestselling books, is currently running on Crackle. While fans thought the show had gone extinct, a new series is in the works. Producer Jordan Kerner (Clifford the Big Red Dog, Smurfs) and Matt Loze (president of scripted entertainment & production at Halcyon Studios) offer sneak peeks and discuss the new adaptation of this beloved series. Moderated by Chris Woolsey (senior director of communications, Crackle Plus).


Stay tuned for more information, and follow Jurassic Outpost for all Jurassic updates from SDCC!


REVIEW: ‘Jurassic World: Dominion’

The following is a guest article contributed by Ruann Jovinski of ‘Jurassic Park 4.4’ first published in Portuguese and now translated to English. The review is largely spoiler-free, however small spoilers to follow:

Last Friday myself and a bunch of fans were invited by Universal Pictures to a very special event in São Paulo, Brazil – a visit to the Iron Studio’s owned Jurassic Park Burger restaurant, a screening of ‘Jurassic World Dominion’ (we even got JP tattoos for free, but that’s another story).

Before the movie started, we got to see the trailer for ‘Minions: The Rise of Gru’, which was then followed by a very short segment were two minions were confronted by their own version of Rexy.

From there is where the fun began.

Jurassic World Dominion opens with an exposition heavy “Now This” news montage that catches the audience up to speed on how dinosaurs are now free to roam the world and introduces the mega-corporation BioSyn. While one would expect it to be exciting and primarily set up BioSyn, it mostly serves as a Fallen Kingdom recap rather than a striking or needed introduction to the film. This segment feels odd, but thankfully the movie soon finds much sturdier footing:  from there we are introduced to two different storylines that have much more in common than we are initially led to believe.

This movie brings back the classic Jurassic Park characters in a huge way, driven by Ellie Sattler. Likewise, the Jurassic World characters are trying to make their peace with the world they helped create as well as take care of Maisie Lockwood – the clone girl who they essentially illegally “adopted “after the events of Fallen Kingdom. 

Dominion brings us to a whole new world with many different set pieces and concepts that have never before been seen in the Jurassic franchise. From the snowy mountains of Sierra Nevada to the populated streets of the island Malta and the dense BioSyn Valley in situated within the Dolomite Mountains of Italy.  Dinosaurs are free in our world, trying to survive, and humans are adapting to this ever changing set of circumstances. We see illegal trafficking of dinosaurs in black markets, and what happens when dinosaurs wreak havoc in city streets. This is a whole new Jurassic World.

The movie is far from perfect – the plot is bloated, the pacing is horribly rushed, and many of the characters feel slightly out of key – but at least in my humble opinion it is much better than the two previous entries. ‘Dominion’ revisits Jurassic Park’s Techno-Thriller roots diving into the power of genetics like we have never seen before and some of the plots points are for sure something we could easily have seen in Crichton’s work. 

I was thrilled and extremely happy to see Dr Alan Grant and Dr Ellie Sattler’s shenanigans throughout the film, interacting with another another, other characters, and of course dinosaurs. The chemistry between Sam Neill and Laura Dern is strong as ever. Jeff Goldblum as Dr Ian Malcolm is another great win – this movie really belongs to the classic Jurassic Park cast. 

Outside of the classic characters, the newcomers are also great: standouts would be DeWanda Wise’s “Kayla Watts”, Mamoudou Athie’s “Ramsay”, Campbell Scott’s “Lewis Dodgson”, Isabella Sermon’s “Maisie”. Of course, BD Wong’s Dr. Henry Wu is also back and he’s better than ever. Yes, Dr Wu does get a meatier role and a stronger arch this time – something much overdue. Bryce Dallas Howard gets to flex her muscles as Claire both physically and emotionally as we are presented with a more sentimental and even haunted version of the character. Chris Pratt brings nothing new to Owen – he’s pretty much the same as the last two films, however played a little more seriously and doesn’t lean into out of place levity during serious scenes like in Fallen Kingdom.

As for the dinosaurs, Dominion brings some incredibly new additions to the franchise in the form of the territorial Therizinosaurus, the menacing Giganotosaurus, the tiny Moros and the vicious Atrociraptors. We also get to see some old friends like the venom spitting Dilophosaurus – which feel like a throwback to 80’s films more than Jurassic Park. The Pyroraptor is another standout, though sadly virtually every moment of its scene is in the trailer – this one was criminally underused and it’s insane Dr. Alan Grant never meets it. That would have been a full circle moment to his Velociraptors are birds speech in Jurassic Park.

As I said before the movie is not without it’s flaws, which comes in form of some very odd creative decisions, the lack of crucial dialogue to better explain some of the plot points (this movie often feels like a sequel to a movie we never got) and what I thought were the worst offenders – The animatronics. Yes, there are many (many!) animatronics in this movie and they all ended up looking very rubbery and stiff, looking more like Dark Crystal or Star Wars creatures than the living breathing animals Stan Winston Studio created. Perhaps this is in part the fault of the way they were filmed – but I really thought most (if not all) should have been touched up with CGI, especially the Microceratus.

The soundtrack is quite fun and has its moments, but I also feel Giacchino could have used more of the original themes – after all this movie is the “epic conclusion” of the entire saga and the return of the original characters, which comes with certain thematic expectations.

In general I can say I really enjoyed ‘Jurassic World Dominion’ and I had a great time and I just can’t wait to see it again. It has the flaws of the first two Jurassic World films, but BioSyn driven plot line and return of the classic characters really elevates the fun. It’s hard not to have certain expectations – this was meant to be the close of a series of stories that began in 1993 but ultimately just feels like another sequel. I wish the movie was longer as it needed to flesh out the story and characters, be less choppy, and build more believable stakes. Likewise some of the effects, both practical and CGI, needed more work – it’s unfortunate that some of the CG is  weak considering how long they had to work on the film (Blue and Beta are a large offender here).

Ultimately this movie left me wanting more – both in good and bad ways –  but most of all good. And thankfully, Dominion is not the end, but a brand new beginning. More will come, and the movie makes that clear.


Stay tuned, as more of our team sees the movie and are allowed to publish reviews new review articles will be added!

‘Jurassic World: Dominion’ Viral Marketing Campaign Has Begun!

One month before the film’s release, the viral marketing campaign for Jurassic World: Dominion has begun: Dino Tracker!



Courtesy of the DPW (Department of Prehistoric Wildlife), dinosaur and Jurassic fans alike can peruse sightings of prehistoric creatures across the globe via DinoTracker.com.


Find info about the dinosaurs of Jurassic World: Dominion, their locations and behavior, what to do when you encounter one, and many more hidden gems of information now – all via the Dino Tracker Field Guide!

The Field Guide contains detailed information on Tyrannosaurus rex, Velociraptor, Triceratops, Stegosaurus, Brachiosaurus, Allosaurus, Ankylosaurus, Apatosaurus, Atrociraptor, Baryonyx, Carnotaurus, Compsognathus, Dilophosaurus, Dimorphodon, Dimetrodon, Gallimimus, Giganotosaurus, Mosasaurus, Nasutoceratops, Parasaurolophus, Pteranodon, Pyroraptor, Quetzalcoatlus, Sinoceratops, Stygimoloch, and Therizinosaurus.


Watch the full DinoTracker reveal video via IGN below, and be sure to share your dinosaur sightings on DinoTracker.com!


Visit: DinoTracker.com

Follow: @DinoTracker

Report your sightings on social media using: #DinoTracker



Tickets Now Available to ‘Generation Jurassic’ Event at Universal Studios Hollywood!

UPDATE: Thank you for your interest in the Generation Jurassic event! Unfortunately, we have reached full capacity for this event. Please follow us for more details including on how to watch the event unfold.

Tickets are now available to the recently announced ‘Generation Jurassic’ event occurring at Universal Studios Hollywood on April 28th, 2022! RSVP here or read on for more information.

Working with Universal Brand Development, we’re excited to be part of the upcoming after hours fan-event occurring at Universal Studios Hollywood on April 28th, 2022. The event is limited capacity RSVP only – read on for more details about what to expect, and additional information on ticketing.

TICKETS:

TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE – RSVP NOW
Due to the limited capacity of this event, tickets will be at a first-come-first-serve basis here.

Generation Jurassic is a free after hours event, and tickets do not include general admission into the park. Valid photo ID matching name on RSVP required. Universal Studios Hollywood follows all current Los Angeles County COVID protocols. Please refer to the additional info on ticket form here.

ABOUT:

Generation Jurassic Event – April 28th – Presented by Universal and Target

Universal and Target, along with super fan site, Jurassic Outpost, have come together to create an exclusive event for Jurassic fans of all ages – Generation Jurassic will be held on April 28th from 7:30-10pm at Universal Studios Hollywood. Against the backdrop of “Jurassic World—The Ride” within the theme park, fans will get to celebrate all things Jurassic and experience a variety of activities, including:

  • Participate in a LIVE “Jurassic World: Beyond the Gates” panel discussion, plus Q&A with toy designers from Universal, Mattel and Funko, including reveals of all-new Target-exclusive items
  • Explore product displays of the latest and greatest toys, apparel, collectibles and more
  • Experience the thrills on Jurassic World: The Ride, including coming face-to- face with the stunningly realistic dinosaur Indominus rex
  • Explore DinoPlay, a fun interactive area for kids
  • Take part in photo opportunities with fan-favorite dinosaurs and vehicles (thanks to the Jurassic Park Motor Pool!)
  • Try your luck with giveaways of awesome Jurassic World products!
  • We’re excited to bring ‘Beyond the Gates’ alive in an all-new way, showcasing the talent of artists creating the numerous Jurassic World products. This is a unique opportunity to dive deeper than ever into the making-of process, let fans ask their burning questions, and of course, feature some exciting exclusive reveals.

    More details about what else to expect will become available as we inch closer to the event .

    As always, be sure to stay tuned to Jurassic Outpost for more information coming soon. We hope to see you there!

    ‘Generation Jurassic’ Event Presented by Universal Brand Development and Target Coming to Universal Studios Hollywood April 28th 2022

    Update March 28th, 2022 at 9pm EST: Tickets now available.

    UPDATE 2: Thank you for your interest in the Generation Jurassic event! Unfortunately, we have reached full capacity for this event. Please follow us for more details including on how to watch the event unfold.

    If you missed the recent episode of Beyond the Gates then you may have missed the news about an upcoming exclusive event occurring in California. So what are you waiting for? Check out the episode below, and then read on for all the important details:

    Working with Universal Brand Development, we’re excited to be part of the upcoming after hours fan-event occurring at Universal Studios Hollywood on April 28th, 2022. The event will be limited capacity RSVP only – read on for more details about what to expect, and information on how to lock your tickets in.

    ABOUT:

    Generation Jurassic Event – April 28th – Presented by Universal and Target

    Universal and Target, along with super fan site, Jurassic Outpost, have come together to create an exclusive event for Jurassic fans of all ages – Generation Jurassic will be held on April 28th from 7:30-10pm at Universal Studios Hollywood. Against the backdrop of “Jurassic World—The Ride” within the theme park, fans will get to celebrate all things Jurassic and experience a variety of activities, including:

  • Participate in a LIVE “Jurassic World: Beyond the Gates” panel discussion, plus Q&A with toy designers from Universal, Mattel and Funko, including reveals of all-new Target-exclusive items
  • Explore product displays of the latest and greatest toys, apparel, collectibles and more
  • Experience the thrills on Jurassic World: The Ride, including coming face-to- face with the stunningly realistic dinosaur Indominus rex
  • Explore DinoPlay, a fun interactive area for kids
  • Take part in photo opportunities with fan-favorite dinosaurs and vehicles (thanks to the Jurassic Park Motor Pool!)
  • Try your luck with giveaways of awesome Jurassic World products!
  • TICKETS:

    TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE – RSVP NOW
    Due to the limited capacity of this event, tickets will be at a first-come-first-serve basis here.

    Generation Jurassic is a free after hours event, and tickets do not include general admission into the park. Valid photo ID matching name on RSVP required. Universal Studios Hollywood follows all current Los Angeles County COVID protocols. Please refer to the additional info on ticket form here.

    We’re excited to bring ‘Beyond the Gates’ alive in an all-new way, showcasing the talent of artists creating the numerous Jurassic World products. This is a unique opportunity to dive deeper than ever into the making-of process, let fans ask their burning questions, and of course, feature some exciting exclusive reveals.

    More details about what else to expect will become available as we inch closer to the event, and we hope to make the attendance RSVP available ASAP.

    As always, be sure to stay tuned to Jurassic Outpost for more information coming soon. We hope to see you there!

    Watch ‘Devil In The Desert’, A New Fan-Film Set After ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’!

    ‘Jurassic World: Dominion’ still hasn’t unveiled a trailer, ‘Camp Cretaceous’ is behind us for now, and apart from some advertisements associated with the Olympics; not much is happening. This will all change very soon, but in the meantime wouldn’t it be nice to watch a short film connected to the story of the movies? No, I don’t mean the fantastic ‘Battle At Big Rock’ from years ago (although you should definitely check that out if you somehow haven’t). Fans have created their own films! One of these fans, Joshua Malone, an aspiring actor and filmmaker, has recently unleashed a brand-new film: ‘Devil In The Desert’!

    Click Image To Watch The Film!

    Created in association with the Colorado Northwestern Community College and their paleontology program, ‘Devil In The Desert’ is a found footage-style production that takes place after the events of ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’. Filmed on location at a real dig site in Colorado, follow a group of paleontologists as they go about their daily work… until “the devil” slowly begins to reveal itself. Could a dinosaur from Lockwood Manor’s grand escape have made its way to them? If so, who better to handle a dinosaur than a group of dinosaur experts? Or is real-life much more dangerous than its buried ancestors could have foretold?

    When asked about what it was like to direct and work with actual paleontologists on the film, Josh said:

    “It was interesting because some of us had some previous experience and some didn’t, but everyone was really on board with this. We didn’t have a script, at all. It was just us constantly brainstorming and coming up with scenes on the spot while we were taking breaks or after dinners. Everyone out there loved dinosaurs and enjoys ‘Jurassic’ so we all just were like, “How would we handle running into a Lockwood dinosaur?”, and it went from there. The dig site itself is incredible, and the field program Colorado Northwestern Community College offers is truly unique and an amazing experience.”

    ‘Devil In The Desert’ is a fun and creepy little film that is sure to delight ‘Jurassic’ fans! Joshua Malone’s recent additional works include Haunted: A Halloween Horror Nights Fan-Film and several voice roles in Rick Carter’s Jurassic Park: An Illustrated Audio Drama.

    What other ‘Jurassic’-related fan films have you seen that you love? Share your thoughts in the comments below, and always stay tuned to Jurassic Outpost for the latest!

    Exclusive Jurassic World CAPTIVZ Clash Edition Mega Egg Available for Pre-order Now!

    Get ready to expand your collections with the all-new CAPTIVZ Clash Edition, first available exclusively here at Jurassic Outpost! We’ve partnered with Toy Monster International to offer 250 Mega Surprise Eggs for pre-sale directly through our store, which is the only place to acquire these collectible Jurassic World minfigs in the US for some months.

    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 Mega Egg (MSRP $20) is larger deluxe item, including multiple standard egg capsules inside – and much more! Check out our unboxing of one of the Mega Surprise Eggs below!

    MELBOURNE, Australia, Sept. 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — ToyMonster, the Australia-based toy manufacturer bringing the hottest collectibles to Jurassic World fans across the globe, announces the U.S. launch of the Jurassic World CAPTIVZ Clash Edition. The new line of Jurassic World dinosaur Pop N’ Lock collectible toys will hit shelves in November, just in time for dinosaur-loving holiday wishes to come true.

    “We’ve been blown away by the massive fan response to our CAPTIVZ line,” said Claire Carroll, Global Head of Brand & Marketing at ToyMonster. “Now, we’re excited to roll-out the new Clash Edition for the holiday season. Jurassic World fans will go crazy for the epic detail and the most sought-after dinosaur figures!” 

    Following the wildly successful launch of CAPTIVZ Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous over the summer, the CAPTIVZ Clash Edition range gives Jurassic World fans more of what they love. Each Jurassic World CAPTIVZ: Clash Edition Slime Egg includes one Pop N’ Lock dinosaur, slime, battle token and collector battle guide.

    The new line features: 

    – 30 all-time favorite species from across the Jurassic World franchise (double the quantity from the first season), chosen specifically based on fan feedback 

    – New paint detail features battle wounds from epic Clash movie moments 

    – Six rare dinosaurs with metallic finishes 

    – Stretchy lava-like, red slime 

    – Expanded battle play options

    To battle, just unwrap, crack and ooze through lava-like slime to reveal the mystery Jurassic World dinosaur Pop N’ Lock figure, identify the species and then challenge friends to battle rounds based on aggression or intelligence powers, height or weight stats – the bigger your dinosaur army, the better chances of defeating your opponent – then tally up battle points to become the ultimate CAPTIVZ champion!

    To kick-off the CAPTIVZ Clash Edition launch, ToyMonster has formed an exclusive partnership with Jurassic Outpost, a leading Jurassic World fan site founded and led by Jack De La Mare and Chris Pugh. With a nod to the dedicated Jurassic World fans, ToyMonster and Jurassic Outpost will host exclusive promotions including: 

    Mega Egg Presale – On October 8th, Jurassic Outpost will launch the presale of the Jurassic World CAPTIVZ: Mega Egg, giving fans early access before it becomes widely available. Packed with mega surprises, the Mega Egg is nearly one foot tall and includes three Pop N’ Lock dinosaurs, two eggs, two stretchy lava slimes, one Jurassic World pull back car, three battle tokens, game playmat and die, backpack clip, 10 stickers and collector guide. Priced at $20, the Mega Egg presale will be available in limited quantity, while supplies last. 

    Fans First Dino Stampede – Stomping into the holiday spirit, ToyMonster is gifting Jurassic World fans with FREE Jurassic World CAPTIVZ: Clash Edition Slime Eggs (U.S. residents only; while supplies last). For fans that just can’t wait for the retail launch in late-November, Jurassic Outpost will host the Fans First Dino Stampede, offering one (1) free Clash Edition Slime Egg per household, to the first 250 fans that register at Jurassic Outpost starting November 1st at 9am PST.  

    “The detail and accuracy of the CAPTIVZ dinosaurs are unrivaled at their scale and price, and ToyMonster’s continued engagement with fans has led to many exciting additions and updates as each new wave hits shelves,” said Chris Pugh, Jurassic Outpost. “We’ve been a fan of the Jurassic World CAPTIVZ lineup since launch, and are incredibly excited to team up with ToyMonster to help even more fans discover these collectibles!”

    Available at Walmart, 5 Below and Meijer, starting in late-November, the line is priced starting at MSRP $4.99 for a single egg. The full CAPTIVZ line will evolve over coming seasons to include never before seen dinosaur species and new innovation in the line, leading up to the highly anticipated theatrical release of Jurassic World: Dominion in June 2022.

    About ToyMonster

    ToyMonster is a Global toy manufacturer, headquartered in Melbourne Australia – where you’ll find a team of Monsters dedicated to producing innovative concepts designed to spark kids’ imaginations through play, put smiles on faces & ultimately disrupt the toy aisle with new ideas. ToyMonster was successful in securing a Global license in 2019 with NBC Universal to manufacture and distribute Jurassic World products; the start of a pipeline of new development yet to come. For more information, please visit https://toymonster.net/

    About Jurassic World

    From Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment, Jurassic World immerses audiences of all ages in a new era of wonder and thrills where dinosaurs and humankind must learn to coexist. Jurassic World is more than a film franchise. At every turn, this $5 billion film series delivers a larger-than-life destination for exploration, discovery, and epic adventure. Dinosaurs live again and they live in Jurassic WorldJurassic World: Dominion debuts in theaters June 2022.

    About Jurassic Outpost

    Initially founded in 2007 by Jack De La Mare as a fan newsfeed titled JurassicParkIV.org, the site has continued to evolve into a unique platform over the years, becoming what is now Jurassic Outpost. Now hosting millions of unique viewers, Jack, Chris, and the ‘Outpost’ team celebrate everything Jurassic on their website, social channels, and ‘InGeneral Podcast’ while also creating their own original content – often in collaboration with Universal Pictures, including the ‘Beyond the Gates’ web-series for Target.com and Jurassic World’s YouTube channel. Visit the Outpost at: https://www.jurassicoutpost.com 

    PRE-ORDER NOW

    The Jurassic World CAPTIVZ Collection Expands With All-New CLASH Edition!

    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!

    MELBOURNE, Australia, Sept. 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — ToyMonster, the Australia-based toy manufacturer bringing the hottest collectibles to Jurassic World fans across the globe, announces the U.S. launch of the Jurassic World CAPTIVZ Clash Edition. The new line of Jurassic World dinosaur Pop N’ Lock collectible toys will hit shelves in November, just in time for dinosaur-loving holiday wishes to come true.

    “We’ve been blown away by the massive fan response to our CAPTIVZ line,” said Claire Carroll, Global Head of Brand & Marketing at ToyMonster. “Now, we’re excited to roll-out the new Clash Edition for the holiday season. Jurassic World fans will go crazy for the epic detail and the most sought-after dinosaur figures!” 

    Following the wildly successful launch of CAPTIVZ Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous over the summer, the CAPTIVZ Clash Edition range gives Jurassic World fans more of what they love. Each Jurassic World CAPTIVZ: Clash Edition Slime Egg includes one Pop N’ Lock dinosaur, slime, battle token and collector battle guide.

    The new line features: 

    – 30 all-time favorite species from across the Jurassic World franchise (double the quantity from the first season), chosen specifically based on fan feedback 

    – New paint detail features battle wounds from epic Clash movie moments 

    – Six rare dinosaurs with metallic finishes 

    – Stretchy lava-like, red slime 

    – Expanded battle play options

    To battle, just unwrap, crack and ooze through lava-like slime to reveal the mystery Jurassic World dinosaur Pop N’ Lock figure, identify the species and then challenge friends to battle rounds based on aggression or intelligence powers, height or weight stats – the bigger your dinosaur army, the better chances of defeating your opponent – then tally up battle points to become the ultimate CAPTIVZ champion!

    To kick-off the CAPTIVZ Clash Edition launch, ToyMonster has formed an exclusive partnership with Jurassic Outpost, a leading Jurassic World fan site founded and led by Jack De La Mare and Chris Pugh. With a nod to the dedicated Jurassic World fans, ToyMonster and Jurassic Outpost will host exclusive promotions including: 

    Mega Egg Presale – On October 4, Jurassic Outpost will launch the presale of the Jurassic World CAPTIVZ: Mega Egg, giving fans early access before it becomes widely available. Packed with mega surprises, the Mega Egg is nearly one foot tall and includes three Pop N’ Lock dinosaurs, two eggs, two stretchy lava slimes, one Jurassic World pull back car, three battle tokens, game playmat and die, backpack clip, 10 stickers and collector guide. Priced at $20, the Mega Egg presale will be available in limited quantity, while supplies last. 

    Fans First Dino Stampede – Stomping into the holiday spirit, ToyMonster is gifting Jurassic World fans with FREE Jurassic World CAPTIVZ: Clash Edition Slime Eggs (U.S. residents only; while supplies last). For fans that just can’t wait for the retail launch in late-November, Jurassic Outpost will host the Fans First Dino Stampede, offering one (1) free Clash Edition Slime Egg per household, to the first 250 fans that register at Jurassic Outpost starting November 1st at 9am PST.  

    “The detail and accuracy of the CAPTIVZ dinosaurs are unrivaled at their scale and price, and ToyMonster’s continued engagement with fans has led to many exciting additions and updates as each new wave hits shelves,” said Chris Pugh, Jurassic Outpost. “We’ve been a fan of the Jurassic World CAPTIVZ lineup since launch, and are incredibly excited to team up with ToyMonster to help even more fans discover these collectibles!”

    Available at Walmart, 5 Below and Meijer, starting in late-November, the line is priced starting at MSRP $4.99 for a single egg. The full CAPTIVZ line will evolve over coming seasons to include never before seen dinosaur species and new innovation in the line, leading up to the highly anticipated theatrical release of Jurassic World: Dominion in June 2022.

    About ToyMonster

    ToyMonster is a Global toy manufacturer, headquartered in Melbourne Australia – where you’ll find a team of Monsters dedicated to producing innovative concepts designed to spark kids’ imaginations through play, put smiles on faces & ultimately disrupt the toy aisle with new ideas. ToyMonster was successful in securing a Global license in 2019 with NBC Universal to manufacture and distribute Jurassic World products; the start of a pipeline of new development yet to come. For more information, please visit https://toymonster.net/

    About Jurassic World

    From Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment, Jurassic World immerses audiences of all ages in a new era of wonder and thrills where dinosaurs and humankind must learn to coexist. Jurassic World is more than a film franchise. At every turn, this $5 billion film series delivers a larger-than-life destination for exploration, discovery, and epic adventure. Dinosaurs live again and they live in Jurassic WorldJurassic World: Dominion debuts in theaters June 2022.

    About Jurassic Outpost

    Initially founded in 2007 by Jack De La Mare as a fan newsfeed titled JurassicParkIV.org, the site has continued to evolve into a unique platform over the years, becoming what is now Jurassic Outpost. Now hosting millions of unique viewers, Jack, Chris, and the ‘Outpost’ team celebrate everything Jurassic on their website, social channels, and ‘InGeneral Podcast’ while also creating their own original content – often in collaboration with Universal Pictures, including the ‘Beyond the Gates’ web-series for Target.com and Jurassic World’s YouTube channel. Visit the Outpost at: https://www.jurassicoutpost.com 

    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!

    Join The Camp Cretaceous ‘Dinosaur Challenge’ with Del Monte

    It’s a veggiesaurus! Produce brand Fresh Del Monte has teamed up with DreamWorks’ “Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous” to bring fans of the Netflix series an adventure game!

    Throughout September and October of this year, consumers can purchase select Fresh Del Monte produce items to access an all-new Dinosaur Challenge game. Players scan and play using different product QR codes on produce tags to unlock special skills and boosters to help escape the game’s island. Users can also unlock augmented reality (AR) content and social media filters for a limited time by obtaining badges and medals through the game. Participating Fresh Del Monte produce items include: Del Monte Gold® Pineapple, Honeyglow® Pineapple, Del Monte® Bananas, and Various Del Monte® Fresh Cut containers.

    “At Fresh Del Monte, we seek strategic brand partnerships to help encourage kids to eat more fruits and vegetables,” said Pablo Rivero, Vice President Marketing North America, Fresh Del Monte. “Therefore, we could not be more excited to partner with the Jurassic World franchise to bring these fun products and adventures to families in the United States and Canada. We look forward to getting more fruits and vegetables in kids’ hands and hope this is the first of many future partnerships with DreamWorks and Universal.”

    Once you sign up for the Dinosaur Challenge, you set up your profile and start playing (no fruit purchase or scanning is necessary to play)! You play as Darius and collect fruit and other items while trying to escape a raptor that’s chasing you. Use the up and down arrows to jump, climb, and slide your way past obstacles on the island and avoid being caught by the raptor. By scanning QR codes on the produce tags, you will gain inventory items that will help you with game play, including extra lives and switching the player character.

    To further sweeten the deal, consumers in the United States and Canada* can enter for a chance to win a trip to experience Universal Orlando Resort’s three amazing theme parks in Orlando, Florida. Winners will win a four-day, three-night trip with hotel, theme park tickets for winner plus three guests, and ground transportation between airport and hotel. Full terms and conditions can be found by visiting www.DinosaurChallenge.com.

    Channel your inner veggiesaurus, grab some Del Monte fruit, and start playing! Who knows, you may even win a trip to Universal Studios! Let us know how far you get and your high scores in the comments!

    Independent Writers Pitch ‘John Hammond’ Prequel Story

    A team of independent writers have collaborated with concept artists to realize an idea that focuses on the founder of Jurassic Park himself, John Parker Hammond.

    The team have written a story that portrays a young John Hammond as he explores his early ventures that led to the creation of the infamous dinosaur park.

    Synopsis:

    IN THE BEGINNING

    When “Jurassic Park” was first published over 30 years ago, no one could have predicted this science fiction/adventure novel would spawn a multi-billion dollar franchise with six feature films, a cartoon, comic books, video games, and enough merchandise to please any 10 year-old. However, while audiences have learned more about the central figures in the original film, and enjoyed additions to the cast of characters in the proceeding years, the audience has never really learned much more about the man behind the park, John Hammond.

    “Hammond” is designed to be a limited series, starting with the titular character working as a poor performer in early 1950s Petticoat Lane with his suitcase flea circus, and ending with him setting out to gather a group of scientists, two children, and one unwanted lawyer to give them an adventure they’d never forget. Bringing back dinosaurs from extinction was no easy task, and “Hammond” chronicles the blood, sweat, tears, and determination it took to do so.

    The two writers spearheading the project have encapsulated their vision in the form of both artwork and dioramas that they intend to share it – along with their storybook – with the gatekeepers of the franchise in the hopes of inspiring this story to life.

    You can check out a gallery of photos below:

    If handled correctly, is a prequel series or movie focusing on the legendary character of John Hammond something you would like to see? Let us know in the comments section down below!