maintenance truck from Jurassic World. Initially these were pretty tough to find but it seems now that Target is restocking these little vehicles. I was super excited to finally get my hands on Jeep #12 as this is the staff vehicle that Dennis Nedry crashes when he is trying to get to the docks to deliver the stolen dinosaur embryos to the Biosyn contact. Yes, this is the jeep that Nedry is in when he gets killed by the Dilophosaurus. I have to admit it's one of my favorite parts in a film that is pretty much filled with my favorite parts. Heck, remember how gruesome this scene was in the original novel? I still remember this line: "Nedry stumbled, reaching blindly only to touch the ragged edge of his shirt, and then a thick slippery mass that was surprisingly warm, and with horror he suddenly knew he was holding his own intestines in his hands." I dig it. Let's check this one out after the break...
Model Number: FMW98
Length: 2 1/2 inches
Non-Scalper Price: $1.25
* I've reviewed quite a few of these Jeep Wranglers now. On the left is the covered #12 I'm checking out today while, from left to right, is the silver and blue "off-screen" Jurassic World Jeep Wrangler, the muddy Jeep #29 from the Land Rescue Convoy 5-pack, and Jeep #18 from the Island Explorers 5-pack. It too me longer to find this one, but it's the original release and the Jurassic World silver and blue Jeep is a direct repaint of it.
* The body of this vehicle is a slick as any of the other Jeep Wranglers. Nice printing on the hood and sides with clean logos, great work on the body design, and the inclusion of the light bar on the top of the windshield. I really dig the work here.
* What I don't like here is the way Mattel handled the top of the vehicle. Like the blue and silver Jeep, this one is also translucent but it looks worse here. The amber color definitely puts me more in the mind of the tip of John Hammond's cane than of the top of a jeep. I get what the designer was trying for but it didn't work very well here.
For more Matchbox Jurassic World: Legacy Collection vehicles, check out the following:
Matchbox: Jurassic World: Legacy Collection (2018)
'97 Mercedes-Benz ML320