Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Jurassic Park - LEX MURPHY!

Jurassic World: Legacy Collection - Kitchen Encounter Pack - Mattel 2022

When you watch Jurassic Park, it's easy to focus completely on the dinosaurs. But I was surprised to recently learn that there is only 15 minutes of dinosaur time in the entire movie. What makes the movie so engaging are the human characters. And when you think about those really iconic scenes like the raptors fogging up the glass, the Brachiosaur eating the tree, or the water rippling as the Tyrannosaur approaches, the young characters Lex and Tim are right in the middle of the action. That's why it is so surprising that we haven't seen these two characters in toy form until recently. Tim was released in a big set last year, but Lex just appeared for the first time last month - that's 29 years after the movie hit. On a side note, Ariana Richards plays the lead love interest in Angus, one of my favorite movies from my high school years, so I will always be a fan. The actor likenesses at this scale are never spot-on, but I think this figure captures the spirit of Lex well. Let's check out this long-awaited figure below!

The packaging is part of the appeal with this set. The interior paperboard is printed and folded in a ways to represent the kitchen scene with the velociraptors. Unfortunately there's are additional graphics in the top right corner that ruin the illusion. Also, I didn't need two raptors, but having one seems like an odd choice considering how iconic this scene was.

Lex's only accessory is a frying pan.

All the recent dinosaur releases I've purchased have this feature where a plastic tab can slide out a "DNA Card." Apparently there is an app where would can scan these cards to retrieve dinosaur facts. It's a little gimmicky, but it doesn't distract from the dinosaur sculpt too much so I don't mind.

Am I the only one who remembers this scene?

Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!


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