The Jurassic Rex figure is the largest offering in the Fisher Price Imaginext Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom line that is available now. The T-Rex features lights and sounds, a handle on her back so you can control the movement of her head, and more. The T-Rex can be placed inside the three level prison that she can slide into and out as its supposed to be strong enough to keep the T-Rex contained. The T-Rex also measures over 2 1/2 feet long making this a focal point of any toy collection. We’ve recently reviewed the Indoraptor, and now we are taking a look at the Jurassic T-Rex.
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is the latest installment of the franchise, and takes place after the events of the previous film.After the demise of the Jurassic World theme park on Isla Nublar, the dinosaurs roam freely on the island for four years until an impending volcanic eruption threatens to destroy the island and the dinosaurs. Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard), the former park manager, has now founded the Dinosaur Protection Group, an organization dedicated to saving the dinosaurs. Claire teams up with Benjamin Lockwood (James Cromwell), the former partner of John Hammond, to launch a dinosaur rescue mission and bring the creatures to a sanctuary that Lockwood has created in America. Claire also convinces Owen Grady (Chris Pratt), a former dinosaur trainer who worked at the park and her former boyfriend, to join her mission so he can locate Blue, the last remaining of the four Velociraptors that he trained. After Isla Nublar is destroyed by the volcano, the dinosaurs are brought to Lockwood’s large estate, located in America. At the estate, Owen and Claire realize that the dinosaurs are being auctioned rather than saved. A hybrid dinosaur known as the Indoraptor escapes and terrorizes people at the estate.
Thank you to Mattel and Fisher Price for providing their Imaginext Jurassic World – Jurassic Rex Figure for review.
Availability: April 2018
The Jurassic T-Rex stands at 2 1/2 feet long and is of a monstrous size compared to most other Imaginext toy offerings. The T-Rex is able to be contained in the included containment playset that has three levels. This containment however doesn’t have the ability to hold the T-Rex with straps or anything, and the T-Rex figure is able to be moved forward (or walk forward with your help) without anything in his way. Since this is a toy, it doesn’t matter that there is nothing from keeping him from moving forward without constraints, but in Jurassic Park that is another problem entirely.
The containment center has three levels, a ground, center and a top that allows Owen and other Imaginext figures to stand on. The ground level has the Jeep stored in its spot, which can also be launched by turning the red power pad that pushes the Jeep forward. Next to the jeep is a computer lab and a ladder that reaches to the second level. The second level is basically just a place to put your figures, and has no real playability other than standing your figures onto it. There is a second ladder that goes from the center level to the top level, which is longer than the bottom ladder. The top level however has two places to put the missile launcher (and two places on the ground level right in front of the steel towers). The missile launcher is painted in orange and this set comes with 2 missiles that are red, and these colors stand out as most of this set is dark grey, light grey and blue.
The Jeep is nicely designed and has the Jurassic Park logo on both sides of the doors. The Keep is primarily blue on top, with light grey, and black. Owen is able to fit inside the Jeep nicely, and if you haven’t looked at the gallery below, the Rex is able to put the Jeep in his mouth. Owen is the same Imaginext figure as previously offered, and is painted in his brown vest, a light grey shirt that is also buttoned up (as opposed to blue and buttoned down collar on the top compared to the figure that came with the Indoraptor), dark grey pants and brown boots. The boots are also new to this figured his belt buckle was not painted in silver compared to the previous review.
The T-Rex features a roaring sounds and light up functions that are activated by turning the red power pad on top of her head. The eyes light up in both green and red, which depends on the direction of which way you turn the red power pad. The red eyes make her angry, which is never something you want to do to a T-Rex, and the green eyes make her calming. In both light-up functions, she can roar, which is a great sound effect.
The handle bar on her back controls your ability to lower and raise the head. The mouth opens by pressing the red level on the handle, and you can pick up the Jeep in this position as well. Once the Jeep is in her mouth (you would need to help her out a bit), you can raise the head back up and display her as she bites in the Jeep. The light up functions in this mode look even better with the Jeep in her mouth.
Her body is packed with sculpted textures that look realistic to a reptile, and every bit of detail that you would expect from a dinosaur figure and the Imaginext team has once again done a fantastic job with sculpting and the functions. Even her toe nails have nicely detailed sculpting on it
Overall, this is a fun set to play with and definitely something that both kids and collectors will enjoy. We especially like the light-up functions, roaring sounds and how you can lower and raise the head. The Jurassic T-Rex is in stores now, and available online as well.