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.

Jurassic World Captivz Collection: Minifigures With a Premium Bite

In the years leading up to the release of Jurassic World, there was a dire drought of cool merchandising to collect – however, since 2018 the market has certainly roared to life. There’s no shortage of fun Jurassic merch, so it often takes something special to really catch our eyes.

Thankfully the Captivz collection does just that by featuring the best mini Jurassic World dinosaurs out there.

Captivz: Original Edition collection compared to Cryo Can for scale

The new line of Pop ‘N Lock figures comes from Toy Monster, an Australian based company, which is where the line is currently for sale. But don’t worry – international availability is planned for 2021, and these new dinos should find their way nearer you soon!

So, what are Captivz? Here is official description for the Original Collection currently available in Australia:

With a collection of species and duplicates, players can challenge friends to battle rounds based on species, Aggression or Intelligence powers – the bigger your dinosaur army is, the stronger your defence line is and the more chance you have to win points and become the ultimate Captivz champion. Over 15 Pop n’ Lock Jurassic World dinosaurs are roaring to hatch out of slime eggs, including Rare, Ultra-Rare and Limited Edition metallic species. So un-wrap, crack and ooze your way through slime to reveal your mystery species – Pop n’ Lock your dinosaur and then, get ready to battle!

The collection includes: Blue, Blue (Gold), T. rex, T. rex (Silver), Indoraptor, Indoraptor (Bronze), Delta, Baryonyx, Stegosaurus, Sinoceratops, Triceratops, Stygimoloch, Pteranodon, Mosasaurus, Brachiosurus, and Indominus Rex.

They retail currently around 7 AUD (which converts to around $5), and pack a lot of bite for such a small price. As I said earlier, these are in my honest opinion the best Jurassic minifigs out there. Each dino comes in 3 parts for easy Pop-N-Lock assembly, and measure roughly 3 inches long, give or take. In size, they’re comparable to Mattel’s blind bag figures, but feel more solid, and are sculpted with far more detail. Likewise, the paint applications are often very impressive, calling to mind Papo with natural weathering and fine detailing.

And that’s where these figures really impress – not only are most clearly built from the ILM models, sporting eye pleasing accuracy and dynamic poses – they also often sport sharper sculpting and painting details than the core Mattel 3.75″ action figure line. This extra attention to detail shines: these catch the eyes even from a distance, and are easily recognizable to their film counterparts.

Take the Captivz Stygimoloch (one of my favorites), and compare it against the Mattel Attack Pack Stiggy ($7.99 MSRP) – despite the far smaller size and cheaper price, it sports an appearance more authentic to the films (that’s not a diss against Mattel there, but a commendation to the Captivz team). I can’t say enough good things for the detail (plus price), and I really believe Jurassic fans won’t want to miss out on this collection as it expands with new species in the future.

Or compare the Sinoceratops to the Mattel Sound Strike Sinoceratops – despite being dwarfed, its detail is more finely tuned and realistic looking. Captivz also make good use of compromises at the scale, such as the solid black eyes with a white paint reflection detail, which really bring the soul of this tiny dino to life.

While this line has no solid scale, with each dinosaur figure roughly the same size, they do pair quite well with 3.75″ action figures – if you consider them hatchlings. While the line focuses on adult dinos, it does feature one curious exception – the Stegosaurus. This adorable little dino might not fit with the rest of the line, but it looks phenomenal with a surprisingly detailed paint application, and pairs well with Mattel’s human figures, even if wholly unintended.

If you’re in Australia, you can hunt these down yourself at retailers such as Kmart – Otherwise, you can keep checking our site, or check out the official Jurassic World Captivz website here! We’re excited to see how this line evolves going into the future, and will have continued coverage on our site, including a hands on video soon.

Are you looking for new Jurassic Park merch to collect? Let us know what you think of the Captivz line below, and as always, stay tuned for all the latest news!

2020 SDCC Exclusive Jurassic Park Dennis Nedry Barbasol Set Announced – Pre-order Before He Goes Extinct!

Mattel and Entertainment Earth are back at it again to celebrate San Diego Comic Con, even if this years convention has gone online only due to the ongoing COVID19 pandemic. Following 2019’s John Hammond figure, the 2020 exclusive is none other than Dennis Nedry himself, from his meeting with BioSyn’s Lewis Dodgson, packaged in the iconic CryoCan – which is electronic, says phrases from the film, and has lighting for dramatic display.

Nedry will be available for Pre-order on Entertainment Earth today (June 24th) at 9am PST | 12pm EST at this link!

Jurassic Park Barbasol Dennis Nedry Action Figure – 2020 Convention Exclusive$19.99

● Capture an iconic moment in Jurassic Park with this exclusive action figure!

● Features movie-true deco, film-accurate accessories, and deluxe detail.

● Packaging lights up and speaks authentic Dennis Nedry dialog!

● Measuring 3 3/4-inches tall, it captures the spirit of the franchise legacy.

● Packaging is based on the Barbasol shaving can seen on-screen!

Mattel / Entertainment Earth Convention Exclusive! “Nedry! Nedry! We’ve got a Nedry figure here!” Based on the original Jurassic Park film, this Jurassic Park Barbasol Dennis Nedry Action Figure – 2020 Convention Exclusive is a must-have collectible for fans. In his splashy Hawaiian shirt and shorts, he measures about 3 3/4-inches tall and comes with film-accurate accessories that include the bag of money from Dodgson, a piece of pie, and the Barbasol can of embryos so you can reenact your favorite scenes. The 7 1/2-inch tall packaging is based on the Barbasol Beard Buster shaving can seen in the movie – it lights up and speaks authentic Dennis Nedry dialog! This exclusive figure is available for a limited time only, so grab yours before it goes extinct and you miss out. Colors and decorations may vary. Ages 8 and up.

This cool Nedry figure is hidden in a Barbasol can that holds him and serves as a display case. For extra fun, twist the base of the can package to trigger a dramatic light effect and reveal the figure! Press the top of the can to hear these iconic lines Nedry says in the movie:

“Ah, ah, ah! You didn’t say the magic word!”
“Dodgson! Dodgson! We’ve got Dodgson here!”
“Don’t get cheap on me, Dodgson.”
“Ah, no wonder you’re extinct.”
“I’m totally unappreciated in my time.”

Relive the exciting big-screen action of Jurassic Park with this highly collectible Dennis Nedry figure! The fan-favorite villain and devious programmer is inspired by the scene when Nedry meets Dodgson for the cash-for-embryos deal in the original film. As Nedry enjoys a nice seaside breakfast, Dodgson shows up with a bag of money and the modified Barbasol can to hold the embryos.

This toy is a must have for all Jurassic Park fans and collectors, and is especially surprising and appealing as Mattel has unfortunately all but discontinued human action figures within the core line at major retailers. Perhaps exclusives like this can help the human action figures within this expansive and exciting line continue to find new life and explore new characters. No matter what, we’re thrilled by what we see here, and can’t wait to pick ours up — make sure you do the same before this deal is extinct!

Will you be pre-ordering the 2020 SDCC Dennis Nedry toy, and what other exclusives like this would you like to see from Mattel and Entertainment Earth in the future? Sound off in the comments below, and stay tuned for all the latest Jurassic news!

Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous is coming to Netflix in August 2020 – First Plot Details, Characters, and Dinosaurs Revealed!

While ‘Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous’ (an all-new animated series from Dreamworks coming to Netflix this year) has remained an exciting mystery since its reveal last year, we finally have our first official information and look at the show outside of the initial tease… from tie-in merchandise. That’s right – New York Toy Fair and Mattel have given us our first real glimpse into the dinos from the show – but before we go there, let’s take a look at the tie-in books discovered by Collect Jurassic which reveal new information and the shows August 2020 release date!

Season One of Camp Cretaceous will have a tie-in novel, which is available to Pre-order on Amazon now! Thanks to it, we have an expanded synopsis, character name, and release date for Season One of the anticipated show

Get lost in the dangerous world of dinosaurs with this Deluxe Junior Novelization based on Season One of Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous–the exciting new series premiering on Netflix in August 2020!

Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous–the exciting new television series on Netflix–follows a group of six teenagers chosen for a once-in-a-lifetime experience at a new adventure camp on the opposite side of Isla Nublar–the home of the Jurassic World theme park. But when dinosaurs wreak havoc across the island, the campers are stranded. Unable to reach the outside world, they’ll need to go from strangers to friends to family if they’re going to survive. Told from dino-nerd Darius’s point of view, this action-packed novelization expands on the amazing first season of Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous and features eight pages of full color images and a poster!

While most of that information was known, we now know one of the lead campers names: Darius. However, the larger reveals are coming straight from the press kit from Universal Pictures for Mattel’s toy fair lineup. Warning – some my consider these light spoilers!

First off, meet Bumpy the baby Ankylosaurus – an important dinosaurs that the campers in the show end up bonding with. This little baby may be cute, but its parents are likely right around the corner, and ready to bulldoze.

Now meet “Toro” the Carnotaurus, one of the shows main antagonistic dinosaurs which will terrorize the campers as they’re stranded on Isla Nublar. Not much is known about the dangerous dino, but we can see it’s been in many fights, and sports some fresh wounds on its face.

Apparently ‘all’ of the toys on the table below are actually based on Camp Cretaceous dinosaurs – let’s take a look: new Barynonyx (more on that later), Mussasaurus, Ceratosaurus, Raptors, Parasaurolophus (with an interesting metallic paint – again more on that later), Stegosaurus, Triceratops, Indominus Rex, and Tyrannosaurus Rex

Now let’s get into the blink-and-you’ll-miss-it reveal via the official press assets for the upcoming mini dinosaurs! Again, potential spoilers.

First off, notice there are three uniquely named Baryonyx characters – “Grim”, “Chaos”, and “Limbo” – which are labeled the same way Carnotaurus “Toro” is. This explains why there are different Baryonyx toys seen on the show floor vs press kit. Next, there is a surprising description tag for the Parasaurolophus — bioluminescent. Does that explain the metallic paint on the Sound Strike toy? Take a closer look below!

Baryonyx “Grim”

Baryonyx “Limbo”

Baryonyx “Chaos”

Pasaurolophus (Bioluminescent)

While we can only guess as to what roles these unique dinosaurs may play in the show, we’re incredibly excited to learn and see more in the future! While that’s it for the major reveals, we suspect a few more toys revealed may actually be from “Camp Cretaceous” – don’t quote us on it, but we’re betting the dino that looks to be a Troodon is from the line, as is the new Plesiosaurus. Take a look at our top guess for toys from the show!

Suspected Camp Cretaceous Toys

The Mattel toys will all be available later this year, and Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous season one debuts on Netflix in August. Stay tuned, as we’re sure more official information about the show outside of merchandise can’t be far away!

What are you looking forward to most from the show, and what are your thoughts on the toys? Sound off in the comments below and let us know!


Huge Assortment of Mattel Jurassic World and Camp Cretaceous Reveals from Toy Fair 2020!

New York Toy Fair is here, and we visited Universal Picture’s showcase this morning to take an exclusive first look at some of the upcoming Jurassic World merchandise – including some Camp Cretaceous (the upcoming Netflix animated series) from Mattel! As a picture is worth 1000 words, be sure to just check out our images and galleries below:

Update – the initial press kit distributed included early prototypes not meant for public reveal. We’ve removed the images at the request of Universal and Mattel.

Attack Packs

 

 

 

 

Savage Strikes

 

 

 

Sound Strikes

 

 

 

Massive Biters

 

 

Carnotaurus “Toro” (Camp Cretaceous)

Epic Roarin’ T. rex (Camp Cretaceous)

Feeding Frenzy Indominus Rex

Snap Squad

We have a TON more uploaded in our Facebook album HERE – be sure to check it out!

What’s notable is the baby Ankylosaurus Attack Pack is from Camp Cretaceous and is named Bumpy. We’ll have more details from that show soon, but in the meantime it’s worth noting that all the toys on the table pictured below are allegedly from the upcoming Animated Series.

Be sure to stay tuned, as we will be bringing you more news from New York Toy Fair 2020 as the show continues tomorrow! What’s your favorite upcoming toy? Sound off in the comments below!


Mattel’s Jurassic World Amber Collection Owen and Blue Now Available at Entertainment Earth!

Wave 2 of Mattel’s Amber Collection is roaring its way online, and is no longer exclusive to Gamestop stores. Starting now, you can pre-order Owen and Blue from Entertainment Earth – while they are available from other online retailers, these collectibles will not be available from Big Box Brick and Mortar retailers, meaning this is certainly one of the best way to pick them up as a collector!

Jurassic World Owen Grady 6-Inch Scale Amber Figure

Relive nostalgic, iconic film moments with this Jurassic World Owen Grady 6-Inch Scale Amber Collection Action Figure that captures the spirit of the franchise legacy with movie-authentic decoration and deluxe detail. Standing approximately 6-inches tall and inspired by Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Owen features movable joints for posing and play action, and he comes with a removable knife accessory, an extra set of exchangeable hands, and a display stand. You don’t want to miss him!

For even more fun, pair this exciting Owen figure with the equally exciting Jurassic World Velociraptor Blue 6-Inch Scale Amber Collection Action Figure! Sold separately.

This amazing action figure portrays the scene when Owen returns to Isla Nubar to save his endangered trained velociraptor Blue. Finding Blue in the jungle, Owen extends his hand to her, but little does he know that she will later end up saving him!

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Jurassic World Raptor Blue 6-Inch Scale Amber Figure

Inspired by the blockbuster movie Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, this sensational Jurassic World Velociraptor Blue 6-Inch Scale Amber Collection Action Figure of the Owen-friendly Velociraptor measures roughly 6-inches tall, features movable joints for posing and play action, and includes a stand for display. The feel and spirit of the film and the film series are captured in excellent detail and the movie-accurate deco, too. Don’t let Blue get away from you!

For even more fun, pair this exciting figure of Blue with the equally exciting Jurassic World Owen Grady 6-Inch Scale Amber Collection Action Figure! Sold separately.

This awesome Blue action figure and embodies her intellect and ability to experience empathy, which allows her to develop a close bond with Owen Grady – so much so that she risks her life to save him!

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You can check them out in action in the video below, which also provides a sneak peak at what’s coming next (Dennis Nedry and Dilophosaurus)

What characters and dinosaurs do you want to see in the Amber Collection, and will you be picking up Owen or Blue? Let us know in the comments below!

Celebrate ‘Jurassic Day’ with up to 50% off Jurassic Park Merchandise on Fanattik

Jurassic Day - Header Graphic featuring Keyring, Raptor Claw, Pin and Playing Cards.

Christmas is just around the corner, and it’s safe to say that we are all looking for the perfect Jurassic Park gifts which we can get our claws on during this festive season! We’ve already shared some fantastic items in recent weeks – including Jurassic World Stills, Brand-New Mattel Toys and plenty of other fantastic products! Today, however, we are excited to dive back into the world of a 1993 Isla Nublar as we explore some of the great offers which are friends at Fanattik are having on their Jurassic Products for today’s ‘Jurassic Day’ – a part of their larger Black Friday sales.

Let’s take a look at some of the great offers which Fanattik have on products this week!

Jurassic Day - Image of different Jurassic Park lithographs.

For a vast assortment of Fanattik’s products, there will be a fantastic 30% off today – allowing you to grab everything from lithographs to pins, to keyrings and even limited-edition collectable coins. Fanattik pride themselves on creating items which pay homage towards the original films, and their assortment offers a vast variety of different options – meaning there is something for everyone! We have some personal favourites in the line ourselves. The ‘Find Nedry’ coin is particularly beautiful, as we love the beautiful render of the Dilophosaurus on it – a dinosaur which we really hope returns for Jurassic World 3. We also love the Jurassic Park Pin which Fanattik have created, as it conveys some of the incredibly dynamic sequences seen within the Tyrannosaurus Rex breakout scene from the first film in a fun and quirky manner which is sure to stand out in any collection.

Jurassic Day - Image of Jurassic Park themed jewellery items.

The great assortment available today even includes items like Jewellery – allowing you to add a little bit of Jurassic flare to your daily look! We could see some of these accessories pairing nicely with the beautiful collection of Jurassic Park merchandise from Drop Dead (you can view our coverage of that line here).

It is worth noting, as well, that one special item from Fanattik’s collection will be available at 50% off for one day only too!

Jurassic Day - Image of Jurassic Park Raptor Claw

That item is the beautiful Jurassic Park Raptor Claw Bottle Opener – a beautiful, curved rendition of the Jurassic Park Raptor’s sickle claw – complete with magnets on the back of the claw. This bottle opener is perfect for any big Jurassic Park fan – capturing perfectly one of the most iconic items to appear within the original film. This is perfect for Alan Grant cosplays – all for telling little know-it-alls what a Velociraptor would do to them if they got in it’s way!

Shop the complete Fanattik collection, which is on sale for TODAY ONLY, by clicking on the image below.

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Uniting the Franchise: How Jurassic World 3 Should Incorporate Dinosaur Designs from ‘Park’ Films

Art by Neemz.

2021 is swiftly approaching. Jurassic World 3 is already shaping up to be an event unlike anything we have seen since the original Jurassic Park. With Sam Neill, Laura Dern, and Jeff Goldblum all returning for major roles in the upcoming film, it is easy to see that we are in store for a movie with some serious callbacks to the film that started it all. With the return of old human characters, Jurassic World 3 is posed in the perfect position to be a film that showcases the original aspects of Jurassic Park side by side with the new ideas put forth in the Jurassic World movies. We can talk about the human characters until the sun goes down, but at the end of the day, the highlight of Jurassic has always been the dinosaurs.

One complaint that we see time and time again is how different some of the dinosaurs look in the newer films. While some fans view these differences as a major drawback, it’s time to take a hard look at how these perceived differences actually present a unique opportunity to showcase exactly what these dinosaurs are: genetically engineered, theme park…creatures. In other words, these dinosaurs are simply lab-created animals melding natural science and science fiction.

So today, let’s take a look at some specific examples of these differences. Let’s start with a classic: the mighty Stegosaurus. We first got a glimpse at the creature on Isla Sorna in The Lost World Jurassic Park. This Jurassic Park era Stego was on the more athletic side. As you can see below, it featured a straight tail and narrow head, which featured a beak of some sort. Its athleticism was put on full display when it sensed a threat in Sarah Harding approaching its infant.

Now, let us compare that to the Jurassic World era Stegosaurus. The new creation featured a heavier retro build, with a drooping tail and a wider head (with lips instead of a beak). Their coloration is slightly different, and their skin texture is entirely different than their park counterparts. We’re first introduced to them roaming Nublar’s Gyrosphere Valley in Jurassic World, presumably engineered under Masrani’s supervision to achieve certain goals.

In a universe where scientists have been cloning and creating new dinosaurs for over twenty five years, these differences can be explained by genetic manipulation. Perhaps the old Stegosauruses were just too agile and destructive with their more athletic build and size. Maybe the Jurassic World scientists realized a beefier build appealed to the parks older demographs who imagine dinosaurs with more outdated views. Questions like these are exactly the kind of lore I believe are ripe for answering in Jurassic World 3. Before we move on to how exactly the movie can present those answers in a natural way, let’s take a look at another dinosaur example.

The Ankylosaurus is well-known for the armor plating all along its back, but the different eras of Jurassic took the animal in otherwise different directions. We first see the Jurassic Park era Anyklosaur in Jurassic Park 3 as it lumbers underneath the tree some of our characters are hiding out in. It touts rougher scale-based armor with a smaller, colorful head. It has a narrow and angular build overall and is not overtly large.

Once again, let’s look at the Jurassic World edition Ankylosaurus that we see duke it out with the Indominous Rex. Not only is the Jurassic World era animal bigger, it has defined armor plating and a larger, uniform-color head. Just like the Stegosaurus, it sports a bulkier, stockier build overall. It’s been theorized that ‘World’s’ Anylosaurs are female counterparts to ‘Park’s’ males.

Ankylosaurs and Stegosaurs are only scratching the surface. Numerous other species have distinct sub-species within the Jurassic films, with 3 different Pteranodon breeds, over 3 different breeds of Velociraptors, plus a variety of sexual dimorphism seen within Parasaurs, Brachiosaurs, and more.

The best step for Jurassic to take is to embrace the differences and use them as a tool to enrich the deep mythology the universe has already given to us. I mean, who wouldn’t want to see the Jurassic Park 3 raptors running around Blue? That sort of variety in appearance is a treasure trove of rich story that has largely only been explored by the DPG marketing campaign for Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom. It’s important to not stifle that variety, but embrace it fully, and bring all these elements from various films together.

However, not every difference is a canonical variation – the T. rex of Jurassic World being a prime example. Many fans have complained she looks off from her Jurassic Park appearance – and it’s true – the design has changed in more ways than just aging. This love for Jurassic Park’s iconic designs is another prime reason to bring them back. Not just nostalgia – they’re some of the most iconic creature designs in cinema. Embrace the masterclass work of Stan Winston Studios, Crash McCreery and ILM that laid the foundation for Jurassic World.

We know that Jurassic World 3 director Colin Trevorrow plans to expand the universe even more and deal with these creatures on a much larger scale now that they’re part of our world. One of the best ways to explore this evolution naturally, while keeping it tied to the past films is to simply go back to the older, forgotten dinosaurs. Likewise, we can finally explore how these various subspecies may interact – what would a crossbreed of a Jurassic Park female raptor and JP3 male raptor look like? Or would they never have the chance, fighting for territory instead?

What makes the Jurassic Park novel so great is that it tackles the science aspect of the story head on – the novel version of Wu has candid conversations with Hammond about manipulating the DNA of the dinosaurs to alter their physical characteristics and change the way they behave. If we’re trying to find inspiration, that’s where to start the search. Having a character in the movie, like Wu, explain the differences between all the animals on screen only serves to deepen the canon in a positive way. Not only that, it serves as a natural explanation for why Project IBRIS with the raptors at Jurassic World was (eventually) successful compared to the more aggressive raptors from the previous movies.

What are your thoughts on the dinosaur differences? Is this a purposeful creation from Jurassic Park scientists, or do you think the filmmakers were just looking to switch up the styles? If you believe the science backs it up, would you like to see it explained on screen? Sound off in the comments below and tell us how you would explain the uniqueness of the dinosaurs!

ILM Shares Dino-Filled Jurassic World Battle at Big Rock Making-Of!

Jurassic World’s live action short film ‘Battle at Big Rock’ released over one month ago, but has continued to earn the interest of Jurassic fans online. Perhaps one of the largest points of discussion have been among those trying to discern the designs of the all-new dinosaurs, which were obscured in chaos and darkness in the short film. Thankfully, ILM has just released a ‘Behind the Magic’ making of for Battle at Big Rock, which show off the new dinosaurs in all their glory!

Check it out below:

The video shows the exciting process the short Jurassic film underwent while being brought to life: from shooting the previs in VR, to bringing the ILM model department into the mix with practical dinosaur reference models. Further, they’ve confirmed what fans have suspected: the differences in design between the male and female Nasutoceratops (revealing the Mattel toy is in fact based on the male), and of course, revealing the final design of the adult Allosaurus!

The male Nasutoceratops is in the back, with longer horns, and harsher more defined angles, while the female is softer with more rounded features. Both sport similar color schemes, though the male favors reds for his patterns while the female seems to favor oranges. While it’s hard to say, it seems to be safe to assume the baby is a male based upon its colors.

The Allosaurus (below) went through numerous design changes, and the final ILM model is different than that seen in the previs, or animatronic pictures released by Colin Trevorrow. The toys released are all based upon the older non-final design, which was more monstrous and not very recognizable as its namesake – however the final design looks appropriately Allosaurid and Jurassic!

There are a ton of great details in the video, mostly the dinosaur designs shown in their full glory, so be sure to watch it and take it all in!

What are your thoughts on the dinosaur designs in Battle at Big Rock? Sound off in the comments below, and as always, stay tuned for the latest news!