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Saturday, June 23, 2018
Action Figure Review: Triceratops (Roarivores) from Jurassic World by Mattel
Dimensions: 4 1/2 inches tall and 11 7/8ths inches long
Articulation: Balljointed hips (x4), and a spring hinged balljointed neck.
Non-Scalper Price: $12-$16 dollars
* While there aren't a ton of joints here, the balljointed hips on the Triceratops' legs and the balljointed head (although it does move via the action feature) make for a very playable toy. This is a really fun Triceratops and you can actually get some minor posing out of it thanks to the legs.
* The headsculpt is great. This is a smaller Triceratops but it still looks pretty mature and has some massive horns. Remember how all of the video games for the original Jurassic Park had you dodging Triceratops herds? Just having this figure in hand makes me want to have her just ram into other toys. Great sculpting and very, very nice paintwork.
* The Triceratops has a head bashing action feature. Press a well concealed button on her back and her head moves around in a bashing motion. It works great and is quite a bit of fun.
* The skin texture of the sculpt is extremely impressive and the paintwork adds some more color. I like the light tan on the back of the legs and the dark brown across the back.
* Not only does the Triceratops has a moving head but she makes some noise when you push the button on her back, too. I notice three different roaring sound effects available and they're nice and loud.
* Remember how the Kenner dinosaurs had that little "JP" brand on them? Mattel's dinosaurs don't have that but they do have this cool little symbol (maybe some sort of DNA-like design?). Scan it with a smart phone and you can add new dinosaurs into the Jurassic Facts App. I borrow my wife's smart phone to use it (I don't have one) and it's kind of cool. It's a collecting/ trivia based game where you collect dinosaurs, learn facts, and take trivia quizzes.
I've also reviewed a Triceratops in the Mini Dino Multipack.
For more Jurassic World reviews, check out the following:
Jurassic World by Mattel (2018)
Mini Dino Multipack