Earlier this week, we saw the reveal of the very retro-looking Electronic Real Feel Tyrannosaurus rex. Now check out its packaging, which is similarly a homage to the original 1993 Jurassic Park packaging by Kenner.
Also newly revealed are three additional Classic ’93 products. First is the Tactical Claw Pack with Alan Grant, a Gallimimus, a juvenile Velociraptor, and a bunch of accessories.
Among the many new toys Mattel is releasing for this year is the Electronic Real Feel Skin Tyrannosaurus rex. The colour scheme is clearly a homage to the original Electronic T. rex from Kenner’s 1993 Jurassic Park line, while the swallowing gimmick with a retrieval slit in the belly is reused from the Bull T.
For the third year in a row, Mojo Fun is releasing a Cenozoic mammal as their sole prehistoric figure. This time, it’s Coelodonta, the woolly rhinoceros, which should go well with the 2022 woolly mammoth.
Images of Playmobil’s 2023 Dino Rise line have appeared online, but disappointingly, all the prehistoric animals are repaints of previously released moulds, most of which have been in production since 2007. They still look like they’ll be fun to play with, however!
Bullyland’s 2023 catalogue has revealed a new prehistoric release: Tyrannosaurus rex. While clearly not in the same league as other recent renditions of the tyrant lizard, it will undoubtedly be fun for younger dinosaur enthusiasts to play with.
CollectA continues to impress with the reveal of ten new prehistoric products for 2023, several of which have never appeared in figure form before! Of particular note is Koolasuchus, as it is not only the first prehistoric amphibian from CollectA, but the first prehistoric amphibian from any company in years!
CollectA’s exciting line up for 2017 includes one ‘supreme’ model, four ‘deluxe’ models, and five standard models, so their relentless trend of releasing bucket-loads of new dinosaur toys each year continues! CollectA’s categories refer to their scale: ‘deluxe’ models are larger and more detailed than standard models, and the ‘supreme’ models are larger still.
This month Safari Ltd excited us all by announcing a bumper lineup of 13 new prehistoric creatures scheduled for release over the coming months. Feathers play a key part of the story with five of the new dinosaurs sporting up-to-date plumage, including some very familiar species. Close observers have also pointed out a notable overlap with species previously portrayed by Safari Ltd in their recently discontinued Carnegie Collection.
Despite the sad retirement of their long-respected and trend-setting Carnegie Collection this year, Safari Ltd have shown no signs of slowing down with their other major prehistoric animal line – Wild Safari. The company has five brand new for 2016 prehistoric animal sculpts in the pipeline: four dinosaurs and one marine reptile.
I usually post about CollectA’s new figures towards the end of the year preceding release, so better late than never! However, in this case, the delay has been rewarded, because since revealing most of their upcoming 2015 releases at the end of 2014, CollectA squeezed a few more figures into their lineup in January 2015.
It seems that all of the Schleich releases planned for next year are known and the line up for 2015 is now looking quite extensive. On their Facebook page Schleich are still officially trying to tease us about what they have in store, so most of this information comes from unofficial leaks, I guess.