Saturday, July 11, 2020

Jurassic World - ZIA & MAISIE!

Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom - Maisie & T-Rex, Zia & Triceratops - Mattel 2018

This quarantine is a affording me a lot of time to go through my basement of unopened toys and finally review a bunch of figures I had skipped over recently. Mattel's Jurassic World and Jurassic Park lines were such a fun and unexpected addition to the toy aisles. It seems that as the years go on, less and less movies have associated toy lines. Back in the day every random movie had toys (Think back to Congo, Virus, Lost in Space, Battlefield Earth, etc. Movies that that would never get merchandise today.) But the new Jurassic properties brought it all back. Not only did they release a wide range of product for the modern movies, but they did a classic line as well with all the characters from the 90's franchise. These two figures, Zia Rodriguez and Maisie Lockwood were late to the line and didn't show up in most stores until well after the movie craze had dwindled. Maisie stayed scarce, but Zia almost became a shelfwarmer (but she still was gone after a couple months). Go figure. Let's check them out below!

Maisie comes with a disassembled Tyrannosaurus Rex skull with a museum pedestal and a tiny T-Rex. I'm not sure if the tiny one is supposed to be a toy dino or not. I need to see the movie again and see if there is some scene where Maisie has a toy.

When assembled, the Tyrannosaurus skull rotates and has an articulated jaw.

Zia comes with a small Triceratops and a medical kit.

Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!

Here are my my modern Jurassic ladies. From Left to Right: Dr. Ellie Sattler, Maisie, Zia, Claire Dearing v2, and Claire Dearing v1.


1 comment:

  1. Heya! Fantastic review for these figures!
    It's worth noting that Zia and Maisie were kind of the opposite situation depending on what part of the world you lived. Maisie was very common in Europe, particularly Italy, but scarce in the United States. Zia, on the other hand, was common here in the US but very rare, possibly even unreleased, in Italy.