Brand: Mattel

Pteranodon (Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous Sound Strike by Mattel)

2.4 (20 votes)

Review and photos by EmperorDinobot, edited by Suspsy

The thing that strikes me, Emperor Dinobot, as both creative and boring, is Mattel’s never-ending releases of the same mold with only slight differences. These Pteranodon toys are all the same, and the Camp Cretaceous Primal Attack Sound Strike version is no exception.

Pteranodon (Jurassic World: Primal Attack Sound Strike by Mattel)

2.1 (29 votes)

Review and photos by EmperorDinobot, edited by Suspsy

Due to the horrors of Covid-19, I, EmperorDinobot had to stay away from stores for a while during early 2020, which was when the bulk of the Jurassic World: Primal Attack animals came out. Mattel has given us sooooo many figures that it became hard for me to keep track of them.

Quest for Indominus Rex Pack (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom by Mattel)

4.1 (8 votes)
Review and photos by Faelrin, edited by Suspsy
If you had to ask me what my favorite scene in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is, it would easily be the opening sequence. So once I heard that Mattel was in fact releasing a set based upon that scene, I knew I had to have it, once it was finally released.

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

4.2 (16 votes)

When the prologue (and later, trailer) for Jurassic World: Dominion dropped, it was met with a lot of grievances from our community. To be fair, there was a lot to gripe about, from anachronistic animals mingling together, to the sloppy anatomy typical of the franchise. That said, people seem to like focusing on the negative, and while everyone was fussing over the pronated hands of the prologue’s Oviraptor, few people seemed to take notice that the franchise was now giving us, perhaps, the best pterosaur ever put to screen in a Hollywood movie.

Quetzalcoatlus (Jurassic World: Mega Dual Attack by Mattel)

3.1 (105 votes)

Although Quetzalcoatlus finally made its onscreen debut in 2022 courtesy of Jurassic World: Dominion, longtime collectors know full well that Kenner released a toy of the colossal azdharchid all the way back in 1994, which has still not yet been reviewed for the blog (although you can get a fairly good idea of what it was like from my review of the Lost World Pteranodon).

Rajasaurus (Jurassic World: Roar Strikers by Mattel)

3.5 (18 votes)

Rajasaurus, whose name means “princely lizard,” belonged to Majungasaurinae, a subgroup of abelisaurs that ranged from Europe to South Asia during the Late Cretaceous period. Its remains were discovered in the Lameta Formation of Western India, which has been dated to the Maastrichian age (72.1 to 66 million years ago).

Rhamphorhynchus (Dino Rivals)(Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom by Mattel)

3.2 (10 votes)

Out of all the weird and wonderful pterosaurs, Rhamphorhynchus is arguably the one we know the most about thanks to many gorgeous fossil specimens with preserved soft tissues such as beak tips, crests, and even brains as well as the wing membranes and the tail vane. Unfortunately, there have not been very many toys of this fantastic flyer, with the best and most popular being the 2010 Wild Safari version. 

In this review, I shall be looking at Mattel’s JW:FK Dino Rivals Rhamphorhynchus.

Rhamphorhynchus (Jurassic World Dino-Escape, Wild Pack by Mattel)

2.6 (15 votes)

In my last review, for the PNSO Centrosaurus, I stated that “paintjobs seldom make or break a figure for me, and if the paint is well applied, I’m usually still happy with the product.” Generally speaking, that statement is true, but there are exceptions. With Mattel in particular the paintjob a toy receives really can make or break a figure.

Rugops (Jurassic World: Ferocious Pack by Mattel)

3.1 (17 votes)

Review and photos by PrimevalRaptor, edited by Suspsy

Since obtaining the Jurassic World license, Mattel has been pumping out a lot of figures in their toyline for the series, bringing a fresh wind into the dinosaur toy market especially over here in Germany where shelves usually are dominated by Schleich models.

Saber-toothed Squirrel ( Mattel, Inc.)

4 (12 votes)

Photos and review by Bokisaurus

Hello Dinofans! This review marks my 40th review for the blog! It took years to get to this number. So I wanted to celebrate the occasion by doing something different, fun and really silly, but also relevant to the blog.Choosing a subject for the occasion was hard, but I ultimately decided to highlight our little furry friend.

Sand Dig Surprise (Jurassic World Dominion by Mattel)

2.3 (9 votes)

In the immortal words of Monty Python “And now for something completely different”. Brands will often make a variety of small pieces for kids that are cheap, allowing adults to keep kids quiet for a short while. I happened to see one such on a recent shopping trip and decided to see what you get for a small sum of £3.

Sarcosuchus (2021)(Jurassic World: Massive Biters by Mattel)

3.1 (77 votes)

Many of the most vibrantly coloured vertebrates living on the planet today are reptiles, particularly squamates such as the gold dust day gecko, the collared lizard, the rainbow boa, and the eastern coral snake. Certain testudines including the red-eared slider, the eastern box turtle, and the northern river terrapin also feature bold patterning and coloration.

Sarcosuchus (Jurassic World Massive Biters, by Mattel)

3.7 (12 votes)

Although first described in 1966 the crocodyliforme Sarcosuchus didn’t really achieve popularity until the mid 90’s through early 00’s, with additional discoveries by Paul Sereno and publicity via National Geographic. Since then Sarcosuchus has gone on to become, perhaps, the most popular extinct crocodyliforme of them all.

Sauropelta (Jurassic World: Fierce Force by Mattel)

3 (14 votes)

Alas, nodosaurids will probably never be as famous and popular as their cousins the ankylosaurids, undoubtedly due to their narrower, less intimidating heads and their lack of bone-breaking tail clubs. Still, almost all of the major dinosaur toy companies have produced at least one nodosaurid over the years, and these have generally ranged from being pretty good to truly magnificent.

Shringasaurus (Jurassic World Dino Escape Wild Pack by Mattel)

2.8 (16 votes)

For many years, the Triassic period has been the most overlooked part of the Mesozoic in toy form, usually Coelophysis or Postosuchus. More recently, however, more and more species are coming to the forefront and being made available in plastic. Even the Jurassic World toyline has jumped to this, as we see here in a recent figure of Shringasaurus, an archosauromorpha from the middle Triassic of India, a bizzare horned species that certainly caught the eye of the public.

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