Mattel’s Jurassic World Legacy Collection is making a triumphant return very soon, and leading the charge is an amazing looking new multi-figure pack that we’re thrilled to reveal for the first time here on Collect Jurassic! If you’ve been following us on social media (Instagram, Twitter & Facebook), you saw that we first broke the news last week of a possible new Legacy Collection set on the way. Today, we’re also able to share more high definition images of this exciting release, including the packaging! We also have some great news in terms of US availability, keep scrolling for full details below.
As you can see in the first few images, the aptly named Escape from Isla Nublar set includes some very exciting figures as well as one particularly iconic accessory — the “When Dinosaurs Ruled The Earth” banner. While the banner is the only truly all-new item in the pack, there’s still plenty to be excited about when it comes to the figures themselves. The inclusion of John Hammond alone is huge, especially after all the controversy of his SDCC-exclusive version garnered last year. We won’t say we told you so, but as predicted this highly sought after figure is getting a much wider release in the form of this new multi-pack. Although he’s missing the Raptor incubator accessory, Hammond still comes with his signature Amber-topped cane. Ellie Sattler is also included here, though her figure looks to be a straight repack with no noticeable changes from the previous Legacy Collection single card release.
Now this is where things start to get really exciting: Mattel’s 3.75-inch Velociraptor being offered, for the first time, in a Jurassic Park-faithful paint deco. And there’s two of them! Since the toyline began in 2018, it seems the Attack Pack raptor toys have been released in every color under the sun — though never specifically in a style that honored the original raptor design. After the Amber Collection Jurassic Park Velociraptor, collectors were hopeful that some sort of 3.75″ version was on the way. The wait is finally over with the Escape from Isla Nublar set, with both included raptor’s looking better than ever with their true-based paint application. The eyes, the dark claws, it all looks great across both figures. The upright Attack Pack raptor as well as the crouching raptor sculpt are both being repurposed here, which brings some nice pose variation and gives collectors a chance to build up their Nublar Velociraptor packs.
Returning to the final piece in the Escape from Isla Nublar Set, the “When Dinosaurs Rule the Earth” banner is a surprising but welcome inclusion to Mattel’s toyline. Not only does it look accurate to what we see on screen, but it also appears to be made of some kind of fabric. That material is somewhat of first for Mattel Jurassic, as-is the fact that the banner is an “environmental” accessory. We’ve gotten weapons, vehicles and dino care accessories, but the famous Jurassic Park banner is the first of its kind! Undoubtedly an incredible addition to this set, but its existence could hint at some really fun future accessories as well. What appears to be strings for hanging/holding the banner are also present, which should aid in properly displaying this fantastic piece.
While the figures and accessories in this newest Legacy Collection figure pack are the main attraction, the packaging they come in is the real cherry on top. Similar to previous years, the Legacy Collection branding has merged with the year-specific toyline artwork. In this case it’s the celebrated Primal Attack design, and it along with the figures inside creates a very enticing complete package. The human and dinosaur figures are arranged nicely behind their plastic window, while the banner accessory is clearly shown as well. The layout of these multi-packs (like the previously released Baryonyx set) does a fantastic job showcasing everything inside in the most appealing way possible, both on-shelf in the store as well as at home on display.
When news first broke about a new Legacy Collection figure pack, the collecting community’s excitement was tempered by the unfortunate fact that previous Mattel Legacy Collection releases have been outright cancelled or exclusive to limited markets. Here in the US, the Target-exclusive Legacy Collection has had a bumpy ride since it first hit stores in 2018, with only one or two new releases hitting the market in the past 12 months. The possibility of future items in the collection seemed up in the air. However, we’re happy to report the Escape from Isla Nublar set is indeed on the way to US Target stores and target.com later this summer! Be on the lookout for this Legacy Collection figure pack starting in July. Yes, that’s next month.
Jurassic collecting seems to be heating up, with both Camp Cretaceous toys hitting this month and exciting release like this one on the horizon. The Escape from Isla Nublar set proves Mattel has the desire to tap into more Legacy Collection toys aimed at collectors, and we’re excited to see what comes next. Huge thank you to Tom (Instagram & Twitter) for helping uncover John Hammond’s return to the toy aisle!