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. The app also became kind of useless in this pursuit, but more of that later. It was only recently that I noticed I was missing the other Sound Strike Pteranodon. I thought I had bought it at some point, but it turned out that I never did. Luckily, one arrived in one of the last loose figure lots, and I think my Jurassic World pre-Dominion pterosaur collection is complete.

Yup, we’re back to the brick background.

This is going to be a short review because the only difference between this figure and the Camp Cretaceous Primal Attack Sound Strike Pteranodon is the color. If you want more details, check out that review.

While it is no longer a novelty, this figure also has the hinged wings in the middle to make the flapping action more natural, but I fail to see that. The underbelly is not painted as usual, with the only details being the battery compartment and the soundbox inside the ribs, as well as the DNA code for the app.

This Pteranodon is cast in a dark burgundy with green stripes adorning the lengths of the wings and back. The crest and beak have grey on them, and there are also painted teeth, unlike with the Roarivores toy. The feet are also grey. It measures 8″ x16″ like all the other Pteranodons utilizing this mold. As for the action mechanism, the button behind the neck causes the figure to open its jaws and emit a Dino Scream(TM), and the back button triggers the flapping mechanism along with sounds.

Once again, this one is for the completists, but then I noticed that the color scheme is a homage to the Jurassic Park: Dinosaurs (2000) Pteranodon figure, except for the white underbelly. I thought it was a nice touch.

Now, I have some questions about the Jurassic World Facts App, because once I scanned it gave me a different bananahead. This entry is different from the Dino Rivals Dual Attack version I just reviewed last month, but the CGI model has the same colors. The app also shows I am missing another Pteranodon. What gives? I really wish Mattel would revise the entries on the app, because missing figures appear often, and doubles also appear upon scanning codes, including unreleased figures. It might be because they released so many animals in the later waves that the wrong stickers were applied to them, or they literally had the same figure appear twice under a different sub-line, like for example there are two Tapejaras, one under the Dino Rivals line, and a re-release under Savage Strike despite it being the same figure. It triggers my OCD a bit. Oh well.

This figure is still available in the secondary market, and it is more abundant than its counterpart.

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