#ThrowbackThursday: Kenner Jurassic Park Carnotaurus Design Sketch (Exclusive)

Hey everyone, it’s Thursday and that means it’s time to look back into the prehistoric past of the Jurassic franchise! Today for #JurassicJune we have a very special exclusive throwback: the original conceptual design sketch of the Kenner Jurassic Park Carnotaurus! This sketch dates back to around 1992, and is straight from the table of the artists themselves (note the clay smudges!) Check it out in its full glory below:

The Jurassic Park Series 2 Carnotaurus released in 1994 and is one of the more iconic and sought after classic Jurassic toys by collectors. Due to its rarity and fan favorite status, it nets a hefty price if you manage to find one now (upwards to $500 MIB). This piece of art is an awesome, previously unseen part of Jurassic history that gives a very rare peek behind the curtain of its creation.

Image courtesy of JurassicToys.net
Image courtesy of JurassicToys.net

Want to know more about about the series 2 Carnotaurus? Head over to its page at JPtoys.com and read up! As always, sound off in the comments below, join the discussion in our forums, and stay tuned for the latest on everything Jurassic Park, Jurassic World, and more!

Thanks to an anonymous contributor for sharing this art!

Win a Jurassic World poster SIGNED by Nick Robinson & Ty Simpkins! [CLOSED]

To celebrate Jurassic June, we are happy to announce our first competition under our new name Jurassic Outpost: Win a Jurassic World poster signed by Nick Robinson and Ty Simpkins themselves, who played Zach and Gray in Jurassic World!


Along with the poster, you could also win a Hasbro Tyrannosaurus Rex, Jurassic World on DVD, a Jurassic World t-shirt (large) and a replica brochure from the first movie!

There are three ways in which you can enter:

1. Retweet this tweet and make sure you are following us on Twitter
2. Like this image on Instagram and comment your favorite quote from the Jurassic Park franchise
3. Like this photo on Facebook and comment your favorite quote from the franchise

We are allowing you to enter via all three options to increase your own chances of winning – but please only answer on each platform once!

The competition is NOW OPEN and will close Saturday 11th June. Winners will be announced Monday 13th June and prizes will be shipped out within 7 working days.


1st Prize – Via Twitter – Electrazahra
2nd Prize – Via Facebook – Jacqui
3rd Prize – Via Instragram – JurassicWill

Escape from Jurassic Park – 1993 animated series detailed

It’s no secret that Jurassic Park nearly had a cartoon –  over the summer William Stout revealed many pieces of concept art, which unsurprisingly went viral. Despite the great artwork, and the franchise lending itself to the concept perfectly, the cartoon was sadly canceled in the early stages of production. Other than these glimpses of concept art, little was known about the mysterious series. Until now.


1993: Hot off the heels of Jurassic Parks success, the now defunct Universal Cartoon Studios began to explore a continuation of the story via an animated series. The series was meant to be tonally similiar to the film, utilizing an art style that appropriately matched. The story revolved around the essential characters and dinosaurs of Jurassic Park, alongside many fun new additions – drawing further story inspiration not only from the film, but from the book.

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Over the month, we will be exclusively revealing  details about the cartoon straight from the story bible, including a breakdown of its planned episodes. We’re thrilled to be celebrating #JurassicJune in such a fun way, and we hope you’re as excited as us.

Stay tuned, we’ve got a wild month planned!

Huge thanks to an anonymous contributor for making this happen.

Welcome to the Jurassic Outpost!

Hello, and welcome to Jurassic Outpost, your home for all things Jurassic Park and Jurassic World! We hope you like our new look – we have been working very hard for the past few months to bring this website together and we are very happy to finally be open! And we couldn’t have chosen a better day – Happy Jurassic June!

Take a good look around the website which has been populated with content from all aspects of the franchise. We have also opened our brand new discussion boards – The Jurassic Forums – so join up there for some friendly Jurassic discussion!


Along with our website rebrand, we have rebranded our podcast to InGeneral, which I’m sure many of you Trespasser fans will appreciate. We are continuing with the same format, and our debut episode under our new name, featuring an interview with Matt Winston, is now available below!

We are also pleased to announce our brand new encyclopedia – something Alex and the team have been hard at work on for a some time now! The encyclopedia is in on-going development and is constantly growing with facts and information about your favorite franchise. Be sure to take a wander over there and have a good look around. We are looking for contributors, so if you are interested in writing about the franchise then please get in touch!

I do hope you enjoy navigating your way through our new website. There are some areas that are still in development, so please excuse any mess! I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of you for following our website and social media feeds over the past few years and for those who listen to our podcast. We love hearing all of your feedback and we are excited to continue this experience with you all!

In case any of you were wondering what happened to all of the news from the old website – don’t worry, it’s safe and it will be available for you to read on this site in an ‘archived news’ section. Stay tuned for that!

Here’s to an exciting month! Long live Jurassic Park!