Mattel’s 2021 Amber Collection: Pteranodon, Ray Arnold & More

By January 27, 2021February 17th, 2021News

Since its initial debut with Ian Malcolm and the Velociraptor from the first Jurassic Park film, it is safe to say that the Amber Collection has grown exponentially – introducing characters and dinosaurs from the first film alongside figures from both Jurassic World and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. The growth looks set to be continuing in 2021 – with two new humans and new dinosaurs recently listed on Big Bad Toy Store. Let’s see what’s on the horizon for the next iteration of the collector’s line!

 

Pteranodon (Jurassic Park III)

We’re starting off with most exciting reveal till – the Jurassic Park III Pteranodon, another brand-new prehistoric animal to join the Amber Collection assortment! The sculpt for the Pteranodon looks gorgeous, as you will see, and the paintwork and detail packed into this figure is top-notch, with so much attention paid to capturing the intricate patterns which adorned this animal in the saga’s third outing. The sculpt is also really well realised here – with the long, angular jawline which this avian is famous for captured with an impeccable level of detail. We are really excited to get our hands on this figure – and we are excited to hear what you think, so do let us know in the comments below!

 

Tiger Velociraptor (The Lost World: Jurassic Park)

I think we all know how much Mattel love the Amber Collection Velociraptor mould (looking at you, Raptor Squad!), and it looks like the sculpt is going to get another outing in a brand-new deco in 2021 as we are set to receive the Tiger Velociraptor which hunts the Hunters in the long grass in The Lost World: Jurassic Park. This version of the Raptor continues to be a fan-favourite, and is a highly-demanded deco amongst collectors, so we are excited to see a more unique variant of the Velociraptor joining the Amber Collection line-up later this year!

 

Ian Malcolm (Ver.2/?)

Probably the least exciting version of the bunch, it appears that we have a second rendition of everyone’s favourite Chaotician joining the line in the near future. Whilst the figure is listed as another version of Malcolm from the first film (sexy Goldblum anyone?!?!), we would not be surprised if this figure ends up being a variant from either The Lost World or Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Whilst Malcolm is a popular character, we have to admit – it does leave a bitter taste in our mouths that we are getting a second version of the good doctor before we have got either Ellie Sattler or Claire Dearing.

 

Ray Arnold (Jurassic Park)

A surprise to be sure – but a welcome one! Samuel L Jackson’s Ray Arnold is also set to be joining the Amber Collection line in the near future, and this is another character which we are interested to see chosen over others in the films. We’re not entirely sure that they will be able to include a cigarette accessory with this figure, but we wouldn’t be surprised if it includes a removable arm, and maybe even a display piece of the electric breakers for the original park given the fact that Mattel have shown a willingness to include some display pieces alongside figures in the past. It is definitely exciting to have more new characters joining the line – and we can’t wait to see which humans come further down the pipeline!

 

That’s it for our Amber Collection previews – you can bet we’ll have more information, including pictures of all these figures, as soon as that information is available! We are excited to have more Amber Collection figures and are excited to have a mixture of new humans and dinosaurs joining the line-up. Hopefully this is just the start – as we would love to see more small-scale dinosaurs like Gallimimus and Stygimoloch on the line in the near future. For now, however, we want to hear from you! Let us know what you think in the comments below and stay tuned for plenty more from Collect Jurassic in the near future.

Still reading? OK. You may not have used the magic word, but we’ll let you in on a secret. Whilst the Amber Collection is growing as it is, we hear that everyone’s favourite Palaeontologist and also our favourite Game Warden may also be joining the line VERY soon. That’s it for now – stay tuned for more as soon as we have it!

Join the discussion 7 Comments

  • Gooper Blooper says:

    There are a LOT of “obvious” character choices for Amber Collection we haven’t gotten yet, but I think including Dennis Nedry and Ray Arnold was because those two didn’t have proper figures in the 3.75-inch scale that the main line is built in. (Nedry has since gotten one, but it’s an extremely rare exclusive.) So it gives people the character in some form. I agree that the collection is sorely lacking in leading ladies, and Ellie and Claire both absolutely should be part of this line. I’d want a Zia, too, just because she’s my favorite, but I know she’s not the most important character or anything… but then, neither is Ray Arnold, right?

    The Pteranodon is an instant purchase for me as soon as it’s available, but the endless stream of raptors is far less exciting. It’s understandable there are so many raptors, since it has so many color variants in the franchise, but that doesn’t mean I’ll keep ponying up $30 every time they do a recolor! Right now I have Blue and Delta and unless I find Echo and Charlie at a steep discount I’m happy with those two. Would definitely like more species – I’d say I’d most want a Compsognathus pack. Give us a box of five or six of those little guys for $30 and I’d happily purchase it.

  • Anonymous says:

    Ok I might get this

  • Alyssa Dawson says:

    what if you made separate plates
    so I’ve been wanting to make custom plates but I realized what if we had little scene plates like the kitchen with the two raptors (kitchen could come with in a special duo pack two JP raptors and the kitchen) I’ve also wanted to re-paint echo and where is the most iconic character to the WHOLE franchise the Tyrannosaurus rex (Rexy) I think it would be nice to add more from the original trilogy as well as set plates and maybe something that’s not a carnivore (minus Pteranodon) like a stegosaurus also if you do make the rex I would love it if it was not just accurate size compared to raptors and humans but also if its missing that one tooth that broke on set in Jurassic Park and not many scars since if its amber collection it should focus on dead or older characters or older versions of characters (just saying I would pay $50 for a little amber collection diorama of Owen and the baby raptors)

  • Anonymous says:

    I NEED TO HAVE DAT TIGER STRIPED RAPTOR AND THAT PTERANODON BOYYY!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous says:

    I AM GETTING THAT TIGER RAPTOR! also, I hope they release the JP3 raptors, since they also have a wonderful color scheme.

  • Anonymous says:

    Yeah me too they need to make JP3 raptors so people won’t have to repaint raptor blue.

  • Anonymous says:

    When are the Tiger Raptors and Pteranodons coming out?! I would love to get them (Especially the Pteranodon, it’s nice to have a flying dinosaur added to the Amber collection.)

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