It’s like San Diego Comic Con and New York Toy Fair combined! Last week we kicked things off with co-collaborator Jurassic Outpost to bring the community a fresh look at Mattel’s 6-inch Amber Collection toyline. Today we’re back with a plethora of great reveals coming from our friends at Mattel – and all set to join the recently revealed Jurassic World Primal Attack line that we got a sneak-peek of last month. Join us on a deep-dive into into dozens of new toy images which showcase nearly all of the new Jurassic dinosaurs headed our way later this year and well into 2020 as part of the Primal Attack toyline.
Looking at the images we have from our friends at Mattel, we can see that seven dinosaurs will form the bulk of the first wave of the 2020 line-up – with many being repaints or repackages of moulds we have seen before. It is worth noting that, at this early stage, the repackages could be stand ins for additional new moulds, but it is entirely possible that Mattel end up carrying over some dinosaurs into the 2020 assortment. If these dinosaurs do end up carrying over, then we will see the original version of the Protoceratops, and the more recent green Herrerasaurus releasing in the 2020 assortment.
Some of the repaints here are exciting – with Minmi, Rhamphorhynchus and Dracorex all receiving the repaint treatment. I really like the earthy green tones chosen for the Dracorex here, and I also think that the reddish Minmi will be a hit, providing nice contrast against the more yellow-ish version we received in the original line. I do think, however, that a repaint of the Rhamphorhynchus may not be a massive hit with fans, given that this figure is incredibly small when compared to other dinosaurs. I would certainly be interested to see if Mattel package anything else in with this character – or if it comes on its own like last time. Lastly, but my no means least, we have two brand new dinosaurs to join the ever-expanding roster of Jurassic World dinosaurs. These are a brand-new theropod, and a brand-new quadruped, which I believe is a Hadrosaur. Whilst I am unsure of what dinosaurs these are, they have some unique patterns on them which look fantastic, and I am excited to add them to my collection.
It also looks like the 2020 assortment is set to be just as Savage as the 2019 line-up – with a host of new dinosaurs joining the Savage Strike line-up, in addition to two repaints and two re-packages. Carrying over from 2019, we have the jumping mould version of Velociraptor Blue, and the gorgeous Tapejara, which was hard to acquire the first time and so is a great dinosaur to bring back to the assortment this time around. Alongside these great packages, we have a fantastic repaint of the Pachycephalosaurus, which is arguably my favourite repaint of this dinosaur we have seen to date, and a great repaint of the Velociraptor – including some fantastic darker patterns, and some great articulation. All together, these characters look fantastic – but the two new additions here are most exciting.
The first new dinosaur is a beautiful new addition to the Ankylosaurid family – the Sauropelta. This beautiful dinosaur appears in Jurassic World Evolution, and has some unique extrusions which stick out from its back which help to provide a unique identity for this dinosaur. The smaller scale Ankylosaurid is exciting too, as I am eager to see how this dino will compare size wise to the Ankylosaurus. The second is some form of pre-historic Crocodilian which is very like the modern-day crocodiles we see, but with longer legs. This is incredibly exciting as I think this adds some real unique and diverse value to the line – providing us with exciting new animals with unique identities which really help to grow and expand the Jurassic universe.
Despite the arguably botched-at-times distribution of the Battle-Damaged line in 2019, they will be making a resurgence in the 2020 Primal Attack line. We have a re-release of the Stygimoloch, in the same film-accurate colours we have seen for all the Stygimoloch we have seen since the film’s release. Alongside Stiggy, we have a lovely repaint of the Trike Mould in yellow, with some gorgeous red highlights which look great. We also have a nice grey Velociraptor with Black highlights – and this is a figure which I think will be really popular as it is one of the most unique Raptor variants that we have received yet. Lastly, we have a brand-new Theropod which I don’t want to name, but which looks like many Tyrannosaurids. I am excited to learn what this dinosaur is, but in the meantime, we welcome all your speculation below!
Next, we have some of the exciting new dinosaurs which will be introduced in the Sound Strike line – and there are some exciting re-tools here, alongside some brand-new dinosaurs which are sure to be popular with Jurassic fans. In terms of re-tools, up first we have a brand-new version of the Pteranodon. This figure comes in a lime green and brown colour scheme – something which almost looks as though it is camouflaged thanks to the great colour scheme. This version looks very like the Dual-Strike mould we have seen for the Pteranodon in the past, although the cracks on the end of the wings are brand new, and they have me interested as to their functionality. The second ‘retool’ we have is a brand-new version of the Triceratops, which feels a little bit like the original Wave One Roarivores Triceratops, albeit it with darker colours. The two colours used prominently here are light brown and dark brown, and this dinosaur looks very like its dual-feature counterpart from 2019. Whilst this is not a repaint I am particularly fond off, I can see this being popular with fans who have enjoyed some of the darker colour schemes we have seen, like the Bite ‘N’ Fight Tyrannosaurus Rex which we saw in this year’s assortment.
Next up we have a brand new herbivorous Hadrosaur, and one which I am very excited about as this is a dinosaur which you receive very early in the Jurassic World Evolution storyline. I am also fond of this dinosaur as there is a fantastic, still partially-buried fossil of it in London’s Natural History Museum, which is one of my favourite museums in the country. This Dinosaur is, of course, the beautiful and tranquil Edmontosaurus – and I ADORE the colour scheme which Mattel have chosen here. The light brown merges beautifully with the black colour here, and I love the way the merging stripe leading down to the arm has been achieved – managing to look flush and natural in the design of the creature. The blue and yellow paint on the figure’s head also looks fantastic too – adding some nice, visually distinguishable details to this character which make it stand out against the other dinosaurs in the line. I would argue that this dinosaur is most comparable to the Parasaurolophus we already have – so I am excited to see how the two stack up side-by-side in our displays!
Lastly, but certainly not least, we have another BRAND NEW carnivorous Theropod joining the 2019 Dinosaur line-up, and this is the highly popular and beautiful Cryolophosaurus, and this is another new addition to the line which looks phenomenal. The shaping on the head looks nice and unique compared to anything else we have seen in the line thus far – with the level of curvature most comparable to the Metriacanthosaurus. The sculpt all throughout the figure looks wonderfully detailed, with the crest being incredibly prominent and eye-catching. The choice of a red colour for that red also works well, contrasting with the darker patterns and the yellow of the body. I believe this may be the same colour as the Dual Attack Suchomimus, which would be an incredibly welcome colour as I feel as though it would look great on this dinosaur. All said, the Cryolophosaurus is a beautiful figure, and is one which I think all fans will be hungry to add to their collections when it hits store shelves in early 2020.
Extreme Chompin Rex
Lastly, we have a new look at the Extreme ‘Chompin Rex – a repaint of the Legacy Mould which looks to mimic the mould of the beautiful Bite ‘N’ Fight figure we received this year. This is one I love, and am very excited for.
Up next for the Massive Bitters line, we have a slightly better look at the Tarbosaurus – which we have covered previously here on Collect Jurassic. The Tarbosaurus looks beautiful in these new photographs. I love how the black patterning which adorns the creature’s back continue onto the animal’s thigh nicely here, and I also love how it looks like there will be lots of black details to bring some more of the details out on this Tyrannosaurid’s face. The red colour on this figure still looks great here too, adding a unique new style to this dinosaur which we haven’t seen before, and which I feel will really stand out in any display. All things considered, this is a dinosaur which I am really excited to review when it drops alongside the first wave of toys in 2020.
However, the Tarbosaurus is not the most exciting Massive Biter for me, as we finally have a look at the stunning Sarcosuchus, and WOW does this dinosaur look beautiful! Mattel’s designers have completely nailed this animal, producing a creature which feels prehistoric whilst still capturing all the key beats of a crocodilian reptile. I absolutely adore the level of texture that we have on this character here, with so many different textures incorporated in the character from scales to the protrusions on the back which then continue down through the tail. The snout also looks fantastic here – capturing perfectly the unique design of the Sarcosuchus and providing Jurassic fans with a unique new addition to their collections. This is a product which I am confident is going to be a hit, and it is great to see Mattel continuing to add unique new creatures to the line, beyond just our traditional dinosaurs.
Control & Conquer Carnotaurus
Now we have already seen this toy in play in a video which Mattel showed at their booth during their San Diego Comic Con presentation (if you missed it – check out our roundup, found here), and it is safe to say that this is an exciting looking rendition of the Carnotaurus. Whilst that first video showed the similarities between this figure and 2018’s Action Attack Carnotaurus figure, it is safe to say that this toy is looking pretty different. The new figure looks to have a much more earth-like colour to it – not too dis-similar from the repaint of the Ceratosaurus which we saw debut in the 2019 Roarivores assortment. I personally really like this, as I think the dirtier, more naturalistic colours really suit the dinosaur. Whilst the original colours were already relatively muted, these go a step further to really help to make this figure look great. I also love the choice of the light grey for the figure’s underbelly, as this really helps to create a character which looks fantastic. I will be interested to see how this lives up to the Action Attack variant – as it certainly looks like there may be some re-tools and reuses here, although we believe that at least some of the figure will be new.
Overall, our whole Collect Jurassic team are incredibly excited for how epic 2020 is shaping up to be! With Camp Cretaceous on the horizon, I am sure we will see a plethora of great products from our friends at Mattel – with lots of great surprises still to come!
With that all said, we want to hand it over to you. What dinosaur do you want to see join the line the most in 2020? Let us know in the comments below, and stay tuned here on Collect Jurassic for the latest collecting news as soon as we get it!