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Another dinosaur line from Mattel
« on: October 23, 2020, 03:46:47 PM »
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Re: Another dinosaur line from Mattel
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2020, 03:53:09 PM »
 Prospective plastic waste.

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Re: Another dinosaur line from Mattel
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2020, 04:44:30 PM »
looks disgusting
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Re: Another dinosaur line from Mattel
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2020, 05:28:01 PM »
Guess that would be some sort of Flintstones setting...So would Tyrasaurus count as a case of a feathered Tyrannosaur figure?
Jurassic Park is frightning in the dark
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Someone let T. Rex out of his pen
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Re: Another dinosaur line from Mattel
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2020, 05:37:49 PM »
Lol I mean it counts technically right? I won't lie though I got hyped for a second thinking it was a new Dino Rider's line. Too bad though. However I did know about this from following them on instagram. The critters are cute even if far from accurate takes.

The plesiosaur here is possibly the nicest of the bunch though I do question the hair added to it.

https://shop.mattel.com/shop/en-us/ms/cave-club/​cave-club-dino-baby-crystals-surprise-pet-gnl97

Of course I have no need or plans to pick any of this up (though I know my nieces would enjoy them for sure), plus Mattel gets more then enough of my money with their Jurassic World line as it.
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Re: Another dinosaur line from Mattel
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2020, 05:49:02 PM »
This theropod looks funny, I like it.


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Re: Another dinosaur line from Mattel
« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2020, 05:50:41 PM »
Ohhh, I am just seeing that there are also a mammoth and a sloth, they look so cute aaa I love them.

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Re: Another dinosaur line from Mattel
« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2020, 05:54:45 PM »
Some of you need to calm down. These are literally no worse than 90% of the Jurassic line and definitely a lot more appealing than those lame-ass Zuru eggs or whatever. I can see a lot of things that little kids will like about these, especially the slime. Literally all the little girls at my work are in love with slime. At least I now know what this line is called, so I don't get scolded by a 6 year old for accidentally calling them Bratz.
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Re: Another dinosaur line from Mattel
« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2020, 06:31:03 PM »
I genuinely like them, I think they make fantastic toys.
And I kind of want the blue beaky creature.
Also they blend the ever so enforced line of "dolls are for girls, dinosaurs are for boys" some conservative parents seem so obsessed with so that is a huge plus as well.

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Re: Another dinosaur line from Mattel
« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2020, 06:34:21 PM »
Croods tie-in when
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Re: Another dinosaur line from Mattel
« Reply #10 on: October 23, 2020, 07:30:09 PM »
Personally I'm of the mindset that things can be cute without being quite so extremely stylized, so ultimately I'm not much of a fan. In particular I don't like how they're stylized to look heavily humanoid, rather than being stylized to similar degrees to match the art style of the human characters.

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Re: Another dinosaur line from Mattel
« Reply #11 on: October 23, 2020, 07:53:53 PM »
This theropod looks funny, I like it.



What on earth is that? Long thick tail, wings, a beak? For now I'm ignoring the bouffant as an identifying mark.
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Re: Another dinosaur line from Mattel
« Reply #12 on: October 24, 2020, 01:12:14 AM »
oh yeah... Cave Club. :)) Im a fashion doll collector so Ive known about these for a while now. As a doll collector I think they're cute, though I dont plan to get any for myself(Ive got other doll lines Im more interested in acquiring right now.) As a fan of all things paleo I hate all the inaccuracy. I mean here we are, 2020, and cavemen living alongside dinosaurs is a meme that still just wont die.

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Re: Another dinosaur line from Mattel
« Reply #13 on: October 24, 2020, 04:46:37 AM »
@Halichoeres Domestic breed oviraptorosaur that went the pug direction.

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Re: Another dinosaur line from Mattel
« Reply #14 on: October 24, 2020, 08:56:39 AM »
My Little Ponysaurus! LOL

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Re: Another dinosaur line from Mattel
« Reply #15 on: October 24, 2020, 10:22:00 AM »
In the words of Silas, "Good God!"
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Re: Another dinosaur line from Mattel
« Reply #16 on: October 24, 2020, 05:01:22 PM »
https://shop.mattel.com/shop/en-us/ms/cave-club/​cave-club-dino-baby-crystals-surprise-pet-gnl97

Is one of those pets a rock? Just imagine kids opening those:
"I got a T.rex!"
"I got a Triceratops!"
"I got a rock!"
Bonus points if you read that last one in Charlie Brown's voice.

@Halichoeres Domestic breed oviraptorosaur that went the pug direction.

You know, that actually would make a lot of sense. There are a lot breeds where the breeders were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn't stop to think if they should.

Also they blend the ever so enforced line of "dolls are for girls, dinosaurs are for boys" some conservative parents seem so obsessed with so that is a huge plus as well.

Yeah, that is one of those annoying things I also see on eBay. Instead of useful information, people write useless stuff like "Dinosaurier Jungen". That is not only not helpfull at all, but also clashes with my opninion that Dinosaurs are for everyone.So while this toyline isn't ideal or something I would collect, it is at least a step in the right direction.

My Little Ponysaurus! LOL

Does MLP have humans? Googling Ponysaurus also brings up this:
https://www.ponysaurusbrewing.com/

These are literally no worse than 90% of the Jurassic line


I mean here we are, 2020, and cavemen living alongside dinosaurs is a meme that still just wont die.

Welll, it is a Flintstones setting.  But if you think about it, that here is like the girly version of Primal:
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: Another dinosaur line from Mattel
« Reply #17 on: October 24, 2020, 07:21:15 PM »
yeah I think its fine as a fantasy toy line...no different then Dino-riders and the like. As long as its promoted as such and not as something actually meant to be educational.

Speaking of which, Ive also seen toys for a toddler show called Gigantosaurus that reminds me of Good Dinosaur and Dinosaur Train...

https://www.amazon.com/Gigantosaurus-Figures-Giganto-Friends-Action/dp/B07KW9W948

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Re: Another dinosaur line from Mattel
« Reply #18 on: October 24, 2020, 10:25:40 PM »
@Halichoeres Domestic breed oviraptorosaur that went the pug direction.

Sounds legit. "Egg raptor" works for it since it's shaped like an egg.
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Re: Another dinosaur line from Mattel
« Reply #19 on: October 30, 2020, 11:02:55 AM »
I was thinking about making a thread about these months ago but didn't want to deal with the boyish vitriol directed at anything "girly". Imo, any line getting girls into dinosaurs and prehistoric stuff is welcome. These also have a comic book.

As a "doll person" I also have to say these have a nice price. Fashion dolls tend to be very expensive for little play value. Some dolls have little no no articulation, can't stand on their own because they are forced to wear stripper stilettos 24/7 and have so much hair even a doll stand might topple over quickly.

These dolls however can stand, come with Flintstones/Croods-inspired pets and playsets small kids can actually play with, not just style and pose the doll and then forget about it on the shelf.

The T.Rex is way too kitschy even for my tastes, and I usually don't mind a bit of kitsch. I used to collect another Mattel doll line, I know what I'm talking about ;D

What I do like is how there is a girl that not only looks a lot like Pebbles, she is also a mechanic and discovered fire (the doll comes with a club that turns into a torch). I'd give this doll to a small child no problem.
Heck, if I had kids they'd get these dolls and comics over the Mattel Jurassic Park figs that are solely about fighting and wounding the animals O:-)