Monday, July 9, 2018

Toy Review: '10 Textron Tiger from Matchbox: Jurassic World by Mattel

    Today I'm checking out another vehicle from the second series of Jurassic World vehicles from Mattel's Matchbox line. I'm really liking these, particularly for the around a $1 price point. Mattel's Jurassic Park line has been incredibly affordable and it seems to be selling like hot cakes so more stuff just keeps coming out. The Textron Tiger appeared in Jurassic World as the main vehicle of the InGen security team but I don't remember it appearing in green. Can anyone confirm that these actually appeared? The only ones I remember are whitish- grey. Mattel has released that version as a single packed vehicle and in the Island Transport Team 5-pack that I reviewed last month. While this is really just a paint variation, let's still give it a once over after the break...

 The Facts:

Model Number: FMX14

Length: 2 1/2 inches

Non-Scalper Price: $1.25

* Here's a quick comparison shot of the two vehicles. The Textron Tiger from the Island Transport Team is on the right. The windows on the white Textron Tiger are more bluish while the windows on the green Textron Tiger are clear. Other than the obvious main color scheme differences, that's the only other change I can see.
 The Positives:

* Again, the vehicle is the same as the last one other than the new green paint job, though it is still a good vehicle. While I'm not sure that this color of the Textron Tiger appears in the film I do like the green color scheme. The InGen logos on the doors are nicely defined and the vehicle itself has a cool armored look with lots of rivets.
   The '10 Textron Tiger is a really nice miniature car. While I don't think it is film accurate, I still dig the green paint scheme. The sculpt is good, the color scheme is solid, and it is kind of tough to find much fault with a toy vehicle from Jurassic Park that costs around a buck. This is a Great little vehicle and makes a cool addition to your dinosaur wrangling team.

I've also reviewed the grey '10 Textron Tiger from the Island Transport Team set.

For more Matchbox: Jurassic World vehicles, check out the following:
Armored Action Truck
Island Transport Team 
Off-Road Rescue Rig 


  1. AFAIK, there are no green Tigers in either Jurassic World or Fallen Kingdom. This, like the silver Jeep #9, seems to be a "concept" vehicle with Matchbox getting more mileage out of an existing mold.

    1. Yup, I can't find anything with this one. Still fun, though. I'd love to see some more unique repaints of the Legacy Collection vehicles. Some differently colored tour cars would be great.

    2. Actually, I think there's an armored vehicle parked outside the mansion at the end of Fallen Kingdom when Blue leaves, but it's impossible to tell the color. Likely it belongs to the mercenaries providing security at the house. Maybe that's the green Tiger.


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