Brand: Mattel

Review: 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.

Review: Rugops (Jurassic World: Ferocious Pack by Mattel)

3 (19 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.

Review: Saber-toothed Squirrel ( Mattel, Inc.)

4.2 (18 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.

Review: 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.

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

3.2 (81 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.

Review: 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.

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Review: 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.

Review: Shringasaurus (Jurassic World Dino Escape Wild Pack by Mattel)

2.8 (17 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.

Review: Siats (Jurassic World: Massive Biters by Mattel)

3.3 (13 votes)

Review and photos by EmperorDinobot, edited by Suspsy

Hello everyone! Welcome back to yet another quirky review by me, Emperor Dinobot! We shall delve once again into the world made by InGen and discuss one of its more visually striking theme park monsters, the indomitable Siats meekerorum!

Review: Sinoceratops (Jurassic World Sound Strike by Mattel)

3.9 (11 votes)

Back in 2018, when Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom was released, a curious thing happened. Mattel, with their newly acquired rights to the Jurassic Park franchise began pumping out action figures for the movie’s various starring animals. But one of those animals was decidedly different from it’s on-screen counterpart.

Review: Sinotyrannus (Jurassic World: Gigantic Trackers by Mattel)

3.9 (33 votes)

Most of the known basal tyrannosauroids from Asia are relatively small fry like Dilong, Guanlong, and Xiongguanlong, with the 7.5 metre long Yutyrannus being the most famous exception. But Sinotyrannus was an even bigger beast, estimated to have achieved around 9.1 metres long and 2.8 tons, which would put it in the same size category as Albertosaurus, Daspletosaurus, and Gorgosaurus.

Review: Skorpiovenator (Jurassic World: Dominion, Roar Strikers by Mattel)

3.5 (11 votes)

Skorpiovenator is a genus of late Cretaceous abelisaurid known from the Huincul Formation in Argentina. It was described in 2008 and the genus name means “scorpion hunter” due to the abundance of scorpions dwelling around its dig site. The species name, bustingorryi, was given in honor of Manuel Bustingorry, whose farm the dig site was located on.

Review: Smilodon (Diego) (Mattel )

2.6 (7 votes)

Interview by Scrat, edited and photos by Bokisaurus

Hiiiiieee blog readers, Scrat here! Yes, I’m filling in for Bokisaurus! He begged me claiming he is suffering from writers block and needed a break. Before he left, he went on and on and on about me having to be on brand blah blah blah until I finally hit him in the head with my acorn to shut him up!

Review: Spinosaurus (Extreme Chompin’ Redeco)(Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous by Mattel)

3.4 (14 votes)

After the frustration surrounding this toy’s original release, Mattel has provided collectors their best chance yet to add the Jurassic Park super-predator to their collection.

I think we can all agree that Mattel has been doing a solid job with the Jurassic World brand. Since picking up the IP from Hasbro in the buildup to Fallen Kingdom, Mattel has been pumping out a wide range of species with generally strong sculpts and fun gimmicks.

Review: Spinosaurus (Extreme Chomping)(Jurassic World Legacy Collection by Mattel)

3.2 (14 votes)
Review and photos by Faelrin, edited by Suspsy
It has been 17 years since Jurassic Park III first came out, and with it, the controversial Spinosaurus. It was quite a surprise when it was first revealed that Mattel was going to be releasing one as part of the Legacy Collection.
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