I talked about this toyline before: about how did the film and its merchandise come to Spain and about my memories of those years. Find the previous article here:
As said there, the first wave of Jurassic Park toys comprised several figures, dinosaurs, vehicles, and even the “Command Compound” playset. There were several categories of dinosaurs, each of them with some action feature.
There were 5 dinosaurs species made for this toy line in the "normal" size/price category: Dimetrodon, Dilophosaurus, Velociraptor, Coleophysis (2 units in one pack) and Pteranodon. These were numbered JP01 to JP05 respectively.
|Catalogue image of these two dinosaurs among some others. Taken from jptoys.com|
There were also 4 "bigger" dinosaurs: the Young T-Rex, the Stegosaurus, the Triceratops, and the great Tyrannosaurus-Rex, all with “realistic” plastic skin. These were numbered JP06 to JP09, respectively.
And finally, there were two small dinosaurs (Velociraptor JP10 and Dilophosaurus JP11) that were released in an alternate, battery operated version. These two came with some action feature, but also with a “Dino-Scream” or (what it is the same) an “Electronic Attack Sound”.
|Dinosaur plus removable frill|
In my opinion the electronic dilophosaurus is much better than the normal version because it includes the colourful frill that the dinosaur opens before attacking. The normal version, however, could spit water. This frill is, apparently, fictional, and was invented for the film only. It’s good that the frill can be removed, in case you prefer to have a realistic version of the dinosaur.
How do you like it most?
To activate the Dino-Scream, we have to pull one leg down. Together with the scream, the dinosaur opens its jaws. This feature is called "Striking Jaw" on the card.
FACTS and FIGURES:
- Name: ELECTRONIC DILOPHOSAURUS (JP11)
- Toy Line: Jurassic Park (Wave 1)
- Year: 1993
- Company: Kenner (U.S.A.)
- Size of the figures: Around 13 cm