Category: Kenner

Allosaurus (The Lost World: Jurassic Park by Kenner)

Review and photos by Paul Carter AKA Carnosaur, edited by Suspsy Released in 1997, alongside The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Kenner’s Dino Damage Medical Center playset featured my personal favorite dinosaur, Allosaurus. This is one of my favorite Allosaurus toys. It was also one of the last toys attached to the LW franchise to be …

Alpha Velociraptor (Jurassic Park: Chaos Effect by Kenner)

Review and Photographs By Sketchy, edited by Suspsy While Jurassic World popularized the idea of genetically modified dinosaur hybrids, Kenner beat them to the idea over 17 years prior with the Jurassic Park: Chaos Effect line, a mix of crazy hybrids and similarly crazy repaints of old figures. Although at the time they were an …

Baryonyx (Jurassic Park: Series 2 by Kenner)

Review and photos by EmperorDinobot, edited by Suspsy Hello, everybody and welcome to another review by yours truly. Today we’re going to be talking about the legendary (and ugly) Series 2 Jurassic Park Baryonyx, nicknamed “Snapper” by InGen staff. We’re going to be looking over its colors, playability, and whether it warrants the high price …

Carnotaurus “Bonebreaker” (The Lost World: Jurassic Park by Kenner)

Review and photos by Emperor Dinobot, edited by Suspsy Once again, it is I, Emperor Dinobot, owner of Mesozoic Emporium and collector extraordinaire. Today, I am going to open up a $300 The Lost World: Jurassic Park toy for your pleasure! Let us discover the magnificence that is the Carnotaurus, code name Bonebreaker! Naturally, I …

Carnotaurus “Demon” (Jurassic Park, Series 2 by Kenner)

Review and photos by Emperor Dinobot, edited by Suspsy It can be hard being a Jurassic Park dinosaur collector. Sometimes it is because certain figures are rare and expensive. Or sometimes, it is because certain figures are rare, expensive, AND ugly. Some of the most infamous dinosaurs made by Kenner share these three things, and …

Chasmosaurus (The Lost World: Jurassic Park by Kenner)

Chasmosaurus is surely one of the strangest additions to the Jurassic Park toyline. Although it was at least a dinosaur (unlike Dimetrodon, Estemmenosuchus etc.) it was never mentioned in the books or movies, and isn’t the sort of dinosaur that your ordinary MOTGP (Member Of The General Public…nothing to do with the Moto GP, hail …

Coelophysis (Jurassic Park by Kenner)

Anyone that has read up on their dinosaurs knows who Coelophysis was. This small, lithe theropod is one of the oldest dinosaurs to have been described. Their massive late Triassic bone beds are among the most famous fossil sites in North America and the genera holds a special place in my heart as one of …

Compstegnathus (Jurassic Park: Chaos Effect by Kenner)

Review and photographs by Sketchy, edited by Suspsy Although the Jurassic Park: Chaos Effect was far from successful upon its release, it has since generated a cult following from some hardcore collectors. One of the most well known and easiest to find of the hybrids is the Compstegnathus. A creature that is half Compsognathus and …

Dilophosaurus (Jurassic Park by Kenner)

More Jurasic Park I’m afraid – although here we have a figure of an animal actually featured in the franchise. Dilophosaurus was last seen giving Wayne Knight a good seeing-to in the first movie, but proved so memorable that Hasbro were still releasing figures of it for the Jurassic Park 3 line. Two Dilophosaurus action …

Dilophosaurus (other one) (Jurassic Park by Kenner)

Following yesterday’s review of the electronic Jurassic Park Dilophosaurus, let’s look now at its more basic counterpart in the line – the classic ‘water pistol’ Dilophosaurus, among many people’s earliest and most fondly remembered dinosaur toys. It was the first JP toy I owned, actually. What is most striking when looking at this one in …

Dimetrodon (Jurassic Park: Dinosaurs by Kenner)

And now let’s tackle some Jurassic Park toys. First up is Dimetrodon. The famous finned ferocity first appeared in the original 1993 JP line. The humble toy must have been very popular indeed, as it would go on to be recoloured and re-released several times over the course of a decade. This one is from …

Estemmenosuchus (Jurassic Park by Kenner)

Review and photos by Tim Sosa Kenner’s Jurassic Park line was supposed to have had an additional wave of figures, but they were never released at retail. Fortunately, the 1997 Lost World line re-used some of those prototypes, one of which was this Estemmenosuchus. It was never released as a stand-alone figure, instead being included …

Lycaenops (Jurassic Park, Series 2 by Kenner)

Review and Photos by Griffin Lycaenops was a three foot long mammal-like reptile, or Therapsid from Southern Africa during the Late Permian. It’s a distant later relative of the much more famous sail-backed, Dimetrodon. Its name means “Wolf Face” rightfully so due to its canine-like fangs on its upper and lower jaws. These would have …

Pachycephalosaurus (Jurassic Park, Series 2, by Kenner)

Following up on the Pachycephalosaurus theme started in the last blog entry, here’s a review of a quite different version of this dome-headed dinosaur. Both the review and photos are by Griffin8891 Now before we all start pelting poor Jurassic park toys with “that’s inaccurate!” and “not scientific!” let’s make one thing very clear. These …

Pachycephalosaurus (The Lost World: Jurassic Park by Kenner)

Time – the ever-flowing river. Come with us now to a time before Walking With Dinosaurs, when the river flowed through a world easily impressed by CGI and when Spielberg ruled the Earth. Welcome…to the Jurassic Park action figure line, circa 1997. Fine, I dropped the ball at the end there. Nevertheless, it is always …