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Re: Mattel--New for 2020
« Reply #40 on: August 24, 2019, 03:19:06 PM »
Welp. At least Mattel's second attempt at a tyrannosaurid (that isn't Rex) actually resembles a tyrannosaur this time.
Not a huge fan on how cartoony the Tarbosaurus looks though, but it's definitely an improvement over the Alberto.

Hopefully the Primal Attack line will be well distributed internationally.



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Re: Mattel--New for 2020
« Reply #41 on: August 24, 2019, 03:54:31 PM »
We've actually seen that Extreme Chomping repaint before, or at least I have. It was in one of those staff pics, which I think was shared in the 2019 thread too (edit: found it. http://dinotoyblog.com/forum/index.php?topic=7122.msg229673#msg229673 ). I'm glad that's finally coming out. The EC rex might be my favorite even if it is on the smaller side, because of the nice articulation, and this one has the Bite N Fight color scheme which is accurate (to JW at least, but even the duller brown is close to the coloration in the first film).

I think the only thing cartoony about the Tarbosaurus is the spikes really, and maybe the proportions, but honestly I dig it. Nice to have another tyrannosaur species though. In fact I love how Mattel gives us so many related species, such as the Suchomimus, alongside the Baryonyx and Spinoasurus, or Dracorex to go with the Pachycephalosaurus and Stygimoloch, or of course all the ceratopsians. I think at this point, the only one that could use a relative is probably the Stegosaurus, with something like Kentrosaurus (aside from the remaining canon species, the Apatosaurus and Corythosaurus. Doubtful Mamenchisaurus would be made, but I mentioning it so it is clear I have not forgotten that one).

And while I'm more interested in getting new species (aside from being interested in the rex repaint), I'm sure I'll be getting the new Carnotaurus too. Would be good to give my 2018 a pal (other then us possibly getting a Majungasaurus too).

Edit: Was reading the Jurassic Outpost article posted on this (here: https://jurassicoutpost.com/first-look-at-mattels-2020-jurassic-world-primal-attack-toys/ ) and some stuff sounds really promising. We'll be getting some smaller electronic dinosaurs. Possibly could mean electronic Velociraptor's? Edit: That was an error. The price point (and size) for the sound strike line is $14.99 so basically the same as the roarivores. Maybe some day we'll get an electronic raptor down the road.

And forgot to mention good catch about the color scheme on the Tarbosaurus being similar to the Telltale game Troodon, which unfortunately seems to be retconned at this point (but one can only hope we can get one to go with the red Herrerasaurus). In addition I am wondering if the Carnotaurus will have accurate sound effects, since it might be getting featured in Camp Cretaceous. Here's to hoping anyways.

Another edit: And the coloration on the new Carnotaurus is a bit more film accurate then the 2018 one. At least the color of the eyes is right this time, aside from the slight bit of orange hue it has.
« Last Edit: August 27, 2019, 04:47:05 PM by Faelrin »
Film Accurate Mattel JW and JP toys list (incl. extended canon species, etc):
http://dinotoyblog.com/forum/index.php?topic=6702.0

For a list of what formations the Beasts of the Mesozoic raptor and ceratopsian series species (including some possible tyrannosaurids) were found, go here: http://dinotoyblog.com/forum/index.php?topic=6906.msg239970#msg239970

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Re: Mattel--New for 2020
« Reply #42 on: August 24, 2019, 03:59:05 PM »
Kinda disappointed about the paint application on the Tarbosaurus. Hopefully, since this is a prototype, it will be better when the figure is released. 

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Re: Mattel--New for 2020
« Reply #43 on: August 24, 2019, 04:21:47 PM »
Tarbo color scheme  seems to recall the Troodons from JP: The Game
And Blue's face is back on the packaging.
Aja! That's were is from, which reminds me, it would be nice if Mattel made a Troodon figure...
And Owen is stilll there...when are they going to learn that people are getting tired of him being everywhere?

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Re: Mattel--New for 2020
« Reply #44 on: August 24, 2019, 04:55:21 PM »
Aja! That's were is from, which reminds me, it would be nice if Mattel made a Troodon figure...
Yep. I think it has been stated somewhere that there will be exclusive toys for the JW: Live Tour, so it would most likely be based on the one known as Jeanie




And Owen is stilll there...when are they going to learn that people are getting tired of him being everywhere?

Owen is still on the packaging so that we can re-enact this arc of Shortpacked:
https://shortpacked.com/comic/go-to-sleep-you-little-trash-heap
https://shortpacked.com/comic/do-the-dishes
https://shortpacked.com/comic/thank-you-cards
https://shortpacked.com/comic/resolution
Or maybe not. I think it's one of those flagship characters things.
Jurassic Park is frightning in the dark
All the dinosaurs are running wild
Someone let T. Rex out of his pen
I'm afraid those things'll harm me
'Cause they sure don't act like Barney
And they think that I'm their dinner, not their friend
Oh no

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Re: Mattel--New for 2020
« Reply #45 on: August 24, 2019, 05:05:15 PM »
Looks like I'll be saving some money next year!

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Re: Mattel--New for 2020
« Reply #46 on: August 24, 2019, 06:17:55 PM »
oh wow I love the new Extreme Chomp T-rex repaint! Im very tempted to replace my Battle Damage version with it. Its good that tarbosaurus looks indeed like a tyrannosaur but I cant help feel that it reminds me of one of Chap Mei's T-rexes. Guess I'll have to check it out in person. The new carnotaurus will depend on the neck articulation for me. I think this one has another chomping gimmick like the first version so if that's the case Ill just stick with the first one I already have.

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Re: Mattel--New for 2020
« Reply #47 on: August 24, 2019, 07:11:34 PM »
I cant help feel that it reminds me of one of Chap Mei's T-rexes.
First thing I thought when I saw it. Especially this one

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Re: Mattel--New for 2020
« Reply #48 on: August 24, 2019, 11:33:44 PM »
I'm excited for how much new stuff keeps coming out, and I think that Tarbosaurus looks like it will fit in well with the other figures. Is it just me or do the legs and feet look the same as the Extreme Chompin' rex? Which wouldn't be the worst thing. Well balanced toy!

Its colors are reminding me of the JP Chaos Effect "Ultimasaurus" figure that was never released. I like the blood-red lower jaw.

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Re: Mattel--New for 2020
« Reply #49 on: August 25, 2019, 01:43:00 PM »
I think it looks pretty nice.  ^-^
How do you guys feel about the tail? Looks satisfying to me. Not thin or small.
« Last Edit: August 25, 2019, 01:45:24 PM by Dilopho »

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Re: Mattel--New for 2020
« Reply #50 on: August 25, 2019, 02:35:02 PM »
That Tarbosaurus is quite an ugly fellow, Mattel seems to struggle with species that don't have a canon design.

Based on the speaker holes on the belly, I guess the Carno is animatronic.

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Re: Mattel--New for 2020
« Reply #51 on: August 25, 2019, 02:55:19 PM »
That Tarbosaurus is quite an ugly fellow, Mattel seems to struggle with species that don't have a canon design.

Based on the speaker holes on the belly, I guess the Carno is animatronic.

They do at that..or at least their artist seems too.  I had thought at this point they would pretty much just computer sculpt and 3D print parts to cast from? There isn't much reason not to have them all detailed like the others.

The Carno makes sound and has new action features, I think it's basically like the Indoraptor and Thrash and Throw Rex. Probably a similar price point.

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Re: Mattel--New for 2020
« Reply #52 on: August 25, 2019, 03:32:50 PM »
The Tarbosaurus certainly looks like it’s far from a CollectA, PNSO, or Safari masterpiece, but I take comfort in knowing that Hasbro would have done a much worse job. I may well snap this one up for my son.
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Re: Mattel--New for 2020
« Reply #53 on: August 25, 2019, 07:49:07 PM »
I think Tarbosaurus looks really cool, even with the typical JW inaccuracies and the enlarged feet. Although it could be unintentional, the red throat it's a nice nod to Tarbosaurus' gular pouch.
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Re: Mattel--New for 2020
« Reply #54 on: August 26, 2019, 05:05:48 PM »
The spikes are a little weird, but it makes perfect sense from a marketing standpoint. Can't just have it look like the T. rex, because they already look near identical unless you are familiar with the sculpts, which the average customer isn't.

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Re: Mattel--New for 2020
« Reply #55 on: August 26, 2019, 10:29:09 PM »
We're getting a Sauropelta and Postosuchus, which has been confirmed here:

https://www.instagram.com/p/B1pF1OsHuK4/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

If I have to guess perhaps the ankylosaur looking creature next to the new Sinoceratops in the SDCC images was that?

And we have a new image of the repainted EC rex (I can't wait to get this one):



Edit: I'm just noticing the paint application on the back (and head maybe) is more similar to the 2018 EC rex. Slightly different to the Bite N Fight, even though it has the same or similar colors (with the exception of the brown on the back, which was more of a metallic copper color on the Bite N Fight). That said, I still definitely plan on getting this one.

And if anyone wants to compare this to the Bite N Fight and the first EC rex figure, here you go:



« Last Edit: August 27, 2019, 12:03:21 AM by Faelrin »
Film Accurate Mattel JW and JP toys list (incl. extended canon species, etc):
http://dinotoyblog.com/forum/index.php?topic=6702.0

For a list of what formations the Beasts of the Mesozoic raptor and ceratopsian series species (including some possible tyrannosaurids) were found, go here: http://dinotoyblog.com/forum/index.php?topic=6906.msg239970#msg239970

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Re: Mattel--New for 2020
« Reply #56 on: August 26, 2019, 11:46:23 PM »
Sauropelta, huh?

If it turns out good I may add it to the list.

Part of me wishes the contrary so I can save money, though.

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Re: Mattel--New for 2020
« Reply #57 on: August 27, 2019, 04:25:38 AM »
« Last Edit: August 27, 2019, 04:26:46 AM by DemonCarnotaur »

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Re: Mattel--New for 2020
« Reply #58 on: August 27, 2019, 04:50:48 PM »
You beat me to it. I was just coming to post that here.

Since there are listings with an expected arrival date in December for these, I'm hoping these means more images will be surfacing soon. I really want to see what the final Cryolophosaurus and Edmontosaurus look like in particular (though at least we got that nice concept art from SDCC of them), as well as the Sarcosuchus, Sauropelta (though I think Safari Ltd's will always be my favorite rendition), and Postosuchus (ditto, give or take the WWD one too, even if out of date).
Film Accurate Mattel JW and JP toys list (incl. extended canon species, etc):
http://dinotoyblog.com/forum/index.php?topic=6702.0

For a list of what formations the Beasts of the Mesozoic raptor and ceratopsian series species (including some possible tyrannosaurids) were found, go here: http://dinotoyblog.com/forum/index.php?topic=6906.msg239970#msg239970

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Re: Mattel--New for 2020
« Reply #59 on: September 03, 2019, 01:55:30 AM »
Tarbosaurus look more like the Walking with Dinosaurs Tyrannosaurus than the JP: The Game Troodon to me.