With 2018 set for the release of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, a brand new line of toys has given us our best look at the new hybrid dinosaur yet.
Colin Trevorrow's 2015 blockbuster reinvented the series with a return to Isla Nublar in Jurassic World, but now J.A. Bayona looks to be taking us even further into the danger zone. Steven Spielberg first brought Jurassic Park to our screens in 1993, but the franchise bowed out in a whimper with Joe Johnston's Jurassic Park III. World ended with something of a cliffhanger thanks to Dr. Henry Wu's escape from the park with a clutch of experimental dino DNA, and Fallen Kingdom promises to pick up where we left off.
Courtesy of Toy Ark, fans can see Mattel's lineup for Fallen Kingdom toys that premiered at Toy Fair 2018. Alongside Chris Pratt's Owen riding a motorbike, a recreation of the gyrosphere scene from the trailers, and the return of Blue the Raptor, the biggest thing to take away was a much closer look at the movie's newest addition:
Toy aficionados can play with their own horrific hybrid dubbed the Inodraptor. The franchise has introduced many dinosaurs from the history books, but the Indoraptor is something totally new. Note those supersized claws that look more than ready to tear through a doomed cast of humans from the Dinosaur Protection Group. With the dino's black skin and colorful markings, it looks like even all these years later, the franchise isn't running out of ideas just yet.
As Jurassic Park heads to its fifth movie, favorites like Owen, Claire Dearing, and even Dr. Ian Malcolm will be tackling the extinct critters all over again. However, if taking on a carnivorous hybrid from the lab wasn't bad enough, our characters will also have to deal with an active volcano that threatens to wipe out the dinosaurs of Jurassic World (once again). That being said, don't think the dinosaurs will be leaving their home quite so easily, or that the Indoraptor in particular will be going down without a fight.
But how will the newest dino compare to the already ravenous reptiles that audiences have met over the years? Audiences will remember that Jurassic World introduced the camouflaged super-hunter the Indominous Rex, which also turned out to have a little Velociraptor DNA thrown in the mix. This time, it looks like we're going a little smaller (but possibly more deadly) with the Indoraptor. All the stealth of a Velociraptor but scaled to the size of a T-Rex, this is one dinosaur not to be messed with. We've had a tease of the Indoraptor in the Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom trailers, but Toy Fair shows us just how terrifying it will presumably be.
Source: Toy Ark
- Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) release date: Jun 22, 2018