Brand: Mattel

Nigersaurus (Jurassic World Dino Trackers, Wild Roar by Mattel)

Mattel Nigersaurus, left side.

3 (27 votes)

Nigersaurus is a genus of rebbachisaurid sauropod that was discovered in the Elrhaz Formation in Niger, Africa. It lived during the middle Cretaceous and is notable for its small size (by sauropod standards), short neck, and bizarrely shaped broad muzzle packed with over 500 teeth.

Nothosaurus (Jurassic World Dino-Trackers, Danger Pack by Mattel)

3.7 (160 votes)

Nothosaurus is a genus of Triassic marine reptile that belongs to the Sauropterygia clade, along with other weirdos like placodonts and plesiosaurs. Aside from the plesiosaurs all members of the clade would go extinct by the end of the Triassic. Looking at Nothosaurus it is easy to see the relationship between it and plesiosaurs but nothosaurs were a distinct group with their own unique features and did not give rise to plesiosaurs.

Orkoraptor (Jurassic World: Wild Roar by Mattel)

3.6 (33 votes)

Review and images by Cretaceous Crab, edited by Suspsy

Since the release of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom in 2018, Mattel has practically exploded in terms of the diversity of prehistoric genera it has offered, many of which are the first of their kind to be represented in toy or figure form.

Ornithocheirus (Jurassic World Dino Trackers Danger Pack by Mattel)

3.6 (19 votes)

Well, for my next magic tr…I mean 50th review, I will address Mattel’s strange choices when it comes to making figures based on my new favorite group of ancient reptiles: pterosauria. Ornithocheirus is a name that has been in paleo literature since the 1870’s, though the genus had become kind of a wastebasket taxon through the early 1900’s and onward.

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

3.4 (20 votes)

With its tall neural spines similar to those of Spinosaurus, Ouranosaurus is one of the most unique and visually distinct species of ornithopods, and yet has remained relatively obscure. Many figures of the genus do exist with notable ones by Recur, CollectA, Schleich, and Starlux but they aren’t of particularly high quality or accuracy.

Pachycephalosaurus (The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Hammond Collection by Mattel)

Hammond Collection Pachycephalosaurus, left side.

4 (34 votes)

Finally! Roughly 6 months after acquiring it I’m getting around to reviewing the Hammond Collection Pachycephalosaurus. In this review you’ll see outdoor pictures that were taken in March, when I originally wanted to review it! They’ve been sitting on my computer, taunting me, reminding me to get around to this toy.

Pachyrhinosaurus (Sinoceratops) (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Roarivores by Mattel)

4.3 (12 votes)
Say what you want about Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, you do have to admire that it brought so many obscure genera to the pop culture forefront. Because of that a lot of poorly represented dinosaurs have a chance at some fame which is only a good thing for those of us that collect dinosaur reproductions.

Parasaurolophus (Dual Attack Dino Rivals)(Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom by Mattel)

3.8 (13 votes)

Review and photos by Faelrin, edited by Suspsy

One of my favorite herbivores, the Parasaurolophus is perhaps one of the most iconic of the hadrosaurids, and perhaps one of the more iconic herbivorous dinosaurs as well, with its large tube-like crest. This creature has been featured in every Jurassic Park film so far, yet has been hardly represented in the toy lines for the various films.

Parasaurolophus (Hammond Collection by Mattel)

4.1 (22 votes)

Review and photos by EmperorDinobot, edited by Suspsy

Hello once again! I am so excited to share this dinosaur figure with you! I have been waiting for well-articulated Jurassic Park series figures for a long time and we finally have them! We did get some with the Amber collection, but they had some issues that really turned me off.

Pentaceratops (Jurassic World Dino-Escape, Mega Destroyers by Mattel)

4.6 (50 votes)

Every year, starting with the release of their misnamed Pachyrhinosaurus in 2018, Mattel has released a ceratopsian that I’ve absolutely adored. In 2019 it was the Nasutoceratops, in 2020 it was the Sinoceratops, and it looked like this year it would be the Pentaceratops.

Piatnitzkysaurus (Jurassic World Dino Trackers Danger Pack)

3.4 (27 votes)

We owe a lot of our pop dinosaur knowledge to books such as “The Humongous Book of Dinosaurs” by David Norman (et al.), written in the very late 1980’s and early 90’s, published by various publishers in many formats, like collectible magazines, all which often included a comprehensive list of dinosaurs from a-z, and from all over the world.

Plesiosaurus (Jurassic World Battle Damage by Mattel)

3.1 (9 votes)

Review and photos by Faelrin, edited by Suspsy

If you had to ask me what my favorite prehistoric marine reptiles are, there’s probably only about a handful or two of them compared to the dinosaurs that they shared the Mesozoic with (and which they often are assumed to be, unfortunately).

Poposaurus (Jurassic World Epic Evolution, Danger Pack by Mattel)

3.8 (48 votes)

Mattel loves Pseudosuchians, or so it would seem. Just this year they released five of these crocodile-line archosaurs. Not since Bullyland’s heyday have we seen so many representatives of the group made by a single company, and I think Mattel must surely win the award for most Pseudosuchians ever produced.

Postosuchus (Jurassic World Savage Strike by Mattel)

4 (10 votes)

Review and photos by Faelrin, edited by Suspsy

The fauna of the Triassic period was highly diverse with many new branches of life, including those that would soon dominate the globe from the Mesozoic onwards, particularly the archosaurs. Early dinosaurs and pterosaurs themselves aside, perhaps one of the most popular of those Triassic era archosaurs is none other than Postosuchus, having been put in the spotlight thanks to the BBC’s Walking with Dinosaurs series in which it featured many years ago.

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