Review and photos by EmperorDinobot, edited by Suspsy
Hello, and welcome to another EmperorDinobot review! Today we shall be looking at one of Jurassic Park: Dominion‘s new dinosaur figures from Mattel, Moros intrepidus!
I must admit, I knew almost nothing about Moros going into this review, and I do wish to thank Mattel for producing figures of animals I had rarely heard of. All I knew is that this is the earliest known tyrannosauroid from North America, and the binomial name Moros intrepidus reflects it. The “intrepid impending doom” is known only from a leg representing a subadult and some associated teeth found in the famous Cedar Formation of Utah.
There is little I can say that has not already been said about the type of packaging the figure comes in, so for the sake of saving you readers some time, let us move on, shall we?
This is one of the few feathered JW dinosaur sculpts out there, along with Mononykus, Alioramus, and Pyroraptor. I shall not be counting the JP3 Hasbro Alpha Raptor with its pycnofibers. The sculpting is rather nice, taking some artistic liberties, but I will let those slide. We will be getting a much better sculpt of this genus some time next year, and in a similar scale, not to impugn Mattel’s work, of course. The colors are rather nice, with a very light grey underneath, a teal green body, upper jaw, head, and legs, and a reddish-brown set of stripes running from the jaws to the tail, which is sculpted in this color as well. I found that to be a bit strange and off-putting because it abruptly ends at the tail joint. It does my obsessive compulsive issues no favors, I assure you.
The figure has seven points of articulation, including a neck that can move in a variety of directions at the base.
As I have explained in my review of the Kosmoceratops, the feature I hate the most on these figures is the hidden DNA code they all come with, because it ruins my delicate nails when trying to slide it out as it is in there very tight. Good thing it is a one time struggle only, as once I have added the DNA to the virtual collection on the JW Facts app, I never have to deal with it again. I did find one good thing about it though. The DNA is a lot easier to scan than in non-Dominion era figures. Sometimes there is a positive to every negative. Below is the virtual dinosaur you can play with.
The figure is supposed to be in 1/18th scale, measuring at five inches long and three inches tall. It should be rather accurate compared to 1/18 scale figures according to the information regarding the size of Moros that I have found online. The specimen found represented a subadult, which likely means they grew larger.
At this point, I have become rather numb to this size class of figures from Mattel. We have gotten so many new species and so many repaints (and there is going to be a repaint of this figure!), they have filled my shelves up. They are available at retail as of this writing, and they tend to retail at $9.99 USD plus tax where applicable. I hope you have found this (mostly pictorial) review satisfying, and enjoy the hunt!
I adore this little figure. I too had never heard of this species and I am thrilled to learn of and get figures of newly-discovered or rarely-mentioned
I also have that app on my phone and I’ve had a ridiculous amount of fun putting dinosaurs in my backyard, in the lobby at work, on top of my car, etc
Those colours are grotesque. Happily, the repaint that will be included in the third series looks much nicer.