Playmobil is offering a new line of dinosaur figures called Dino Rise, with includes dinosaurs and human characters, with some of the humans riding some of the larger dinosaurs. This concept is best remembered to fans as DinoRiders in the 1980’s, which was a toyline of this same idea. This new line gives you that same concept, with an assortment of characters, dinosaurs, weapons and accessories that is geared towards kids, but also could be ideal for adult collectors that remembers the old 1980’s line.
Terrible lizards and big cannons merge in the Playmobil 70627 Triceratops: Battle for the Legendary Stones! Equipped with a working safety net cannon and removable armour. Jaden can ride the 9-inch Triceratops. Sometimes the enemy is much smaller than expected, for example a mini robot. The nasty little machines try to scout out the plans of Uncle Rob and the Dino Team unnoticed. But the Dino Team does not let itself be seen that easily. In order to be equipped against big and small opponents, the armoured Triceratops not only has a normal cannon, but also a trap net cannon. If his partner Jaden hurls out the catch net at the right moment, the mini-robots are pinned down and thus immobilised. Strong dino-human power for tricky special missions. Ages 5 to 10
Thank you to Playmobil for providing their Dino Rise 70627 Dino Rise Triceratops: Battle for the Legendary Stones Set for review.
Availability: June 2021
The Dino Rise 70627 Triceratops: Ready for Battle Set is packaged in a box with some great artwork that showcases this set in an apocalyptic backdrop, along with details about the set on the front, sides, and on the back is a look at the accessories, along with other sets that are also available.
This set includes a Triceratops with armor that can be placed on his back, along with a missile launcher, that manually fires with your hand, and a net, that also manually fires, on both sides. On the missile side, Jaden can be placed in the seat, and there is a computer, with an applied sticker, and handles for him to hold. This is where that homage to Dino Riders comes in, as it’s the same concept, but again, this isn’t that. That armor can be placed on his back, and the weapons are connected to the armor, so if you remove it, everything is removed and the dinosaur is left how he was.
The Triceratops includes bright colors, including blue, purple, and a green-yellow deco, and light blue patterns on his back. Interestingly enough, I read a few years ago that dinosaurs were more colorful than we had originally thought, and more so than you see on Jurassic Park. The deco is nicely applied, and the figure has a smooth sculpt as opposed to a sculpted texture that you see on most dinosaurs figures.
His head sculpt is nicely done with the three horns, that are painted in a light grey, as are the parts of his mouth and bones on the back sides of his head and back. His articulation includes a hinged jaw, hinged neck, and swivel legs. The weapons on his armor are also hinged.
Jaden also includes armor that is removable, as well as a removable helmet with an interchangeable hair piece. His clothing includes a purple shirt, grey pants, and yellow-green shoes. The armor, including the helmet also has some nicely done painted details done in a dark blue.
The other figure is unnamed, and referred to as the enemy in the official description. She comes with two mini robots that serve as scouts, four Legendary Stones, and a cage to put them in. She is also given armor, including a helmet, a scouter that can be attached to the helmet, removable wrist gauntlets, and a claw accessory that can pick up the stones. There is also a red wire that connects to the back of the helmet, and the back of the claw. Her primary colors are black, red and silver, which identifies her as a villain. The only piece of the armor that can’t be removed is the chest armor, as you can’t take off the head to remove it.
The figures are done in the standard Playmobil style that has been around since the 60’s, using today’s updated paint applications and applied labels.
Also included with the set is an extra missile, and a folded hood for Jaden once the armor is removed.
Overall, this is a fun set, and fits in great with the overall theme that they are going for. The Tricceratop’s armor looks great and the weapons make a nice touch to it. If you remember Dino Riders, you may want to check these out as well, especially if you like building sets.
Playmobil Dino Rise PR Box images (everything will be reviewed in the weeks ahead):
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