2021’s NEW Jurassic World Dino Escape Toys from Mattel

By October 22, 2020News

What’s next for Mattel’s Jurassic World toyline as we approach the end of 2020’s Primal Attack reign? Normally at this point in the year, it would be pretty clear idea on what figures were on the way for 2021 — but we know too well, this year has been anything but typical! With COVID-19 pandemic’s rippling effects on everything from trade events to supply chains to movie release dates, the immediate future of Mattel’s Jurassic toy plans have remained largely unknown. While that is still the case in terms of specific release details, we are thrilled to report on what collector’s can expect as we head into 2021.

After 2018’s Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom toy tie-ins, Mattel carried the brand over into an “evergreen” format in 2019 and 2020. First came Dino Rivals, then this year’s Primal Attack, and up until recently it was expected that next would be another movie tie-in for Jurassic World Dominion. Then came COVID, and its inevitable delay of the third Jurassic World film into 2022.  What does this mean for the multitude of in-development Dominion toys and merchandise? We may never know the full story, but rest assured a major pivot most likely occurred in conjunction with Camp Cretaceous’s success on Netflix and the unfortunate film delay. All which brings us to what we can expect next year in terms of Jurassic toys!

Presenting Jurassic World Dino Escape! This latest sub-collection name looks to not only be the face of 2021’s Mattel Jurassic action figure line, but also for a larger assortment of Jurassic toys and collectibles. Via an official trademark filing from Universal, we cans see that Dino Escape will apply to a variety of merchandise going forward. Its connection Mattel’s toys is corroborated by the official product descriptions for some of next years’ assortments as well, which we will head into next. Let’s take a closer look at what’s on the way for Jurassic World toy collectors:

 

WILD PACK

This new assortment is rumored to be a replacement/upgrade to current Attack Pack assortment, possibly at a price point more comparable to the Savage Strike figures. No confirmed species at this time.

Get ready for more thrills and adventure with Jurassic World Dino Escape! Inspired by the animated series, Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous, these Wild Pack dinosaurs are known to herd, hunt and attack in packs. Each Wild Pack dinosaur figure has an attack feature, articulation, realistic sculpting and authentic decoration. Colors and decorations may vary.

 

HUMAN PACK

Get excited, because it looks like humans are back! Mattel has no doubt been hard at work trying to figure out a way to get human action figures back into the mix in a way that makes sense for retail partners. Let’s hope bundling them with dinosaurs at a sensible price does the trick! No confirmed characters/species at this time.

Get ready for more thrills and adventure with Jurassic World Dino Escape! Inspired by the animated series, Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous, this Human and Dinosaur pack assortment features one human figure, one dinosaur figure and one themed accessory inspired by the series. Both human and dinosaur figures have movable joints, authentic sculpting and realistic color and texture.

 

ROAR ATTACK

The ever-popular Roarivore/Sound Strike assortment is back, with revised action features and interactivity. Mattel’s affordable electronic figures have become a mainstay in the toyline, so no surprise here. No confirmed species at this time.

Get ready for more thrills and adventure with Jurassic World Dino Escape! These medium-sized Roar Attack dinosaur action figures are inspired by the animated series, Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous and are battle ready! Activate the strike feature and hear three levels of aggressive sounds that build up to a mighty roar (each strike action is iconic its respective species). Figures also feature authentic sculpting, movable joints, authentic color and realistic texture.

 

MEGA DESTOYER

Larger-sized dinosaur figures are another staple in the Jurassic line, with 2021’s Mega Destroyer assortment looking to up the ante with the rumored addition of capture gear. No confirmed species at this time.

Get ready for more thrills and adventure with Jurassic World Dino Escape! These larger-sized Mega Destroyers are inspired by the animated series, Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous and have an advanced attack feature as well as articulation, realistic sculpting and authentic decoration.

 

AND MORE?

While Wild Packs, Human Packs, Roar Attacks and Mega Destroyers all seem to be fairly safe bets for next year, there was undoubtedly more planned at some point before Jurassic World Dominion’s release delay. The question is where some of those planned figures will still be made available under the Dino Escape banner. All-new figures for popular over-sized species like T-Rex and Mosasaurus were all rumored to be in the works along with new Super Colossal releases, all of which may be up in the air now due to the situation with Dominion. Collect Jurassic will of course stay updated with the latest details as they become available.

 

Before we conclude, it must be stressed that essentially all of this release information is preliminary and subject to change. Even without a global pandemic, toy companies like Mattel typically shift, tweak and outright cancel planned toys over the course of their development. With that in mind, please take the above details with a healthy dose of speculation — expect some specifics to change due to current the COVID-19 situation and the toy industry itself.

Join the discussion 10 Comments

  • Gooper Blooper says:

    What I’m expecting is that any movie-sensitive toys (for instance, any figures of dinosaurs that are going to be new species or new designs for Dominion) will simply be shelved for one year and then come out in spring 2022 to promote Dominion. If they want to avoid toy spoilers giving stuff away before they can put out a trailer, they have to do that. The question is whether they can make the change in time – Godzilla Vs Kong has been hit with multiple delays even before the pandemic and that toy line showed up a couple months ago despite the movie not coming this year (we still don’t even have a trailer!) so they kind of screwed themselves over there. If they don’t have anything to replace them, may I humbly suggest repainting the rare, only-seen-once Dimetrodon and giving Gasosaurus some US distribution?

    JPToys has listed a handful of species for these upcoming figures, plus a bunch of nondescript names indicating spoiler figures for Dominion like “Dino #4” and “Speed Dino #2”. According to them, we can expect the Wild Pack to include a figure for the baby Nasutoceratops from Battle At Big Rock as well as new species like Zuniceratops and Moros Intrepidus. They also put most of the repaints we have photos of but still haven’t seen on shelves as being part of this line, like the repainted Sarcosuchus and the Grim Sound Strike, but those must all still count as Primal Attack and I’ve been expecting them to be part of the last wave of PA to close out the year, perhaps making it to consumers by the holidays (they’ll have to hurry up and release them if that’s the case, though – it’s almost November!)

  • Erik says:

    I’m most excited for the human/dinosaur 2-packs and hope they’ll consist of brand new human figures and not just Owen re-packs. Mattel’s done an excellent job with the dinosaurs and prehistoric animals, but more humans and vehicles have been badly needed. Hopefully this finally remedies that.

    • Gooper Blooper says:

      The promotional copy included in the article says the human/dinosaur packs are “inspired by the animated series, Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous”, so I’d say that strongly implies they’re figures of the lead characters of the show instead of Owen or no-name mercenaries. Sounds promising to me!

      • Erik says:

        It’d be cool to get some new mercenaries or even park workers. I’m talking about brand new ones of course, not the billionith Owen re-pack.

  • Anonymous says:

    I would really want to see more new Matchbox cars like the teased vehicles from dominion, and from camp cretaceous

  • Anonymous says:

    I’m so exited for more human figures and more super colossal figures I hope Mattel keeps the figures coming for a good period of time

  • Jonathan Albright says:

    I hope they will do a figure of Eddie Carr, Tim Murphy, Ian Malcolm in The Lost World, and Roland Tembo. We need more legacy characters.

  • Franklin Frag says:

    POSSIBLY FRANKLIN?!?

  • superdinofan says:

    I making list of ones i want

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