Category: Mattel

Albertosaurus (Jurassic World, Battle Damage by Mattel)

As much as we all love Tyrannosaurus rex I think even the most diehard tyrant lizard fans among us will admit it, T. rex is overdone. Even if you don’t agree, you must surely acknowledge that Rexy’s popularity comes at the expense of other large theropods, especially other tyrannosaurids. Yes, I know, T. rex was …

Albertosaurus (Jurassic World: Massive Biters by Mattel)

Repaints have been a mainstay of every single Jurassic Park and Jurassic World toyline since the very beginning, but retools are much less common. Probably the most famous and popular retool is the 2009 Tyrannosaurus rex by Hasbro that was created using Kenner’s Lost World Bull from more than a decade earlier. And one of the most …

Alioramus (Jurassic World: Wild Pack by Mattel)

By now, I think it truly is safe and reasonable to say that Mattel has done better with the Jurassic Park license than any other company. Granted, outshining Hasbro was hardly difficult given what a substandard job they did, but what about Kenner? They may no longer around, but back in the glory days of …

Allosaurus (Dino Escape: Roar Attack by Mattel – 2021 ver. 1)

The star of ‘Battle at Big Rock’ is back to bat under Mattel, with a slight makeover in play features and paint job.

Allosaurus (Dual Attack)(Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom by Mattel)

Review and photos by Faelrin, edited by Suspsy Back in May 2019, the Dual Attack Allosaurus and Nasutoceratops toys began showing up on shelves at Walmart, which caught people by surprise, as no images of these had been revealed online beforehand. The packaging for these two toys in particular was different from the rest of …

Allosaurus Roarivores(Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom, by Mattel)

When ever I hear the theme from Jurassic Park it send chills down my spine and puts a smile on my face. That is the power of music combined with the nostalgic feelings that I have for the original Jurassic Park movie.  Ever since the original movie release, the franchises movies, music, and toys have had there …

Ampelosaurus (Jurassic World: Dominion, Massive Action by Mattel)

Confession time. I like ugly sauropods. In fact, my favorite sauropod is widely regarded as one of the ugliest, Camarasaurus. And I’m one of the few collectors that likes the Schleich Barapasaurus, which I reviewed for the blog upon its release. Most folks like their sauropods elegant and graceful, and so do I, but I …

Ankylosaurus (Bumpy) (Jurassic World Dino-Escape, Roar Attack by Mattel)

They grow up so fast! It was just over 13 months ago when I reviewed the bouncing baby Bumpy for the DTB and now here I am again with another Bumpy review. Only this time, Bumpy isn’t a baby anymore. When I reviewed that baby Bumpy, the animated series Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous hadn’t even …

Ankylosaurus (Bumpy) (Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous by Mattel)

By now, everyone reading this entry should be aware of the animated Jurassic World series coming to Netflix, titled Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous. Just a few days before this writing the trailer for the series dropped and the show will be airing next month. Although I’m not terribly excited about the show itself I am …

Ankylosaurus (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Mini Action Dinos By Mattel)

Those who are avid readers of this forum may remember the Jurassic World Mini Dinosaurs from Hasbro that I reviewed back in June of 2015. At the time, I was able to buy all of the little dinosaurs because most of them were available in three packs, with the exception of three. Mattel has now …

Ankylosaurus (Roarivores)(Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom by Mattel)

Review and photographs by Loon, edited by Suspsy   In 2001, “cinematic genius” Joe Johnston introduced Ankylosaurus to the Jurassic Park film franchise in one of the worst scene transitions in the series (remember, this is the same franchise that thought going from a screaming mother to a yawning Jeff Goldblum was a good idea). Thus …

Apatosaurus (Jurassic World Legacy Collection, by Mattel)

It has now been two years since Mattel released their Legacy Collection Brachiosaurus, a highly anticipated toy that fans had been pining for since 1993. During much of that time between then and now people had wondered, “will we get an Apatosaurus too?” In my mind the likelihood of Mattel making an Apatosaurus was directly …

Baryonyx (Hammond Collection by Mattel)

Before we get on with the review, let’s all have a moment of silence for the now extinct Amber Collection. Honestly, I always had my reservations about the Amber Collection and never bothered to get invested in it. I always thought that Mattel should stick with the 3.75” line, and that it was unlikely that …

Baryonyx (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Mini Action Dinos, by Mattel)

Review and photos by Takama, edited by Dinotoyblog With Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom now available on home media, I decided to review another mini dinosaur from the film’s toy line. This time it’s Baryonyx, a dinosaur I grew to like thanks to its big screen debut in the movie. The Baryonyx in the film was not …

Baryonyx (Roarivores)(Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom by Mattel)

Review and photos by Emperor Dinobot, edited by Suspsy They’re here! They’re finally here! The long awaited line of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom figures by Mattel! Ever since the first pictures to emerge, fans of the franchise and of the toys have been touting them as “better” than Hasbro’s much criticized line of JW dinosaur …