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.
Stay away from those teeth! The big Playmobil 70624 T-Rex: Battle of the Giants brings big battles home. Attention – the Tyrannosaurus Rex is attacking! The T-Rex? Oh no, that’s a hypermodern fighting robot and whoever is controlling it is up to no good. The robot fighting machine is on destruction course. Who is going to stop it? Suddenly intrepid Ian blocks the machine’s path, and he’s not alone. Ian sits on the back of a real T-Rex with titanium strong protective armour, equipped with cannons and a catapult. Together with the dinosaur and super advanced combat equipment, the two bravely face the machine. A battle of the giants begins! Get ready for an action-packed dino adventure! Arm yourself with your dino team in ultimate combat gear against the battle robots and save the world. Ages 5 to 10
Thank you to Playmobil for providing their 70624 Dino Rise T-Rex: Battle of the Giants Set for review.
Availability: June 2021
The Dino Rise 70628 Dino Rise Pteranodon: Drone Strike 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 seems to be the most popular of the line, as it comes with a T-Rex with armor, and a mech suit a villain can ride to fight it. The T-Rex right away brings back many memories from Dino Riders from the 1980’s.
The T-Rex is one of the larger of the dinosaurs in the Dino Rise sets, and features a nice likeness to the animal. The dinosaur is quite colorful, with neon green skin, dark blue and yellowish-green markings. His underbelly is also yellowish blue, as are his hands and feet, with toe nails painted in a light grey. The eyes include a printed label, and his jaw is hinged as is his tongue that is painted in red, and around his mouth are teeth that are individually sculpted. The rest of the articulation includes a hinged neck, hinged arms and hinged knees.
The armor is the best part about the figure, that fits over it and features some great attention to detail, and covers his back, upper legs and head. The armor is painted in a dark and light grey, with some nicely done patterns. On the back is a seat with a computer screen, and projectiles that manually fire, and Ian can be placed on the seat and grab the handlebars. This takes the concept of Dino Riders of the 80’s for a new generation of fans, and they did a great job on this design. The back of the armor has a catapult with a barrel already on top and ready to fire!
The mech suit is amazing, and something that resembles the mech suit from the Alien franchise. The suit has articulated arms and legs, missiles that manually. It has articulated claws that allows it to hold onto the Legendary Stones. The mech suit is cast in black and grey, with labels applied to it that gives it the red lines that you see. The cockpit opens and allows the villain character to be placed inside, with a screen and handles for him to hold onto.
The Deinonychus is one of the smaller dinosaurs offered in this line, and features dark grey skin with sculpted details, greenish and yellow stripes that make up most of its back, sides, hips and neck. The figure includes a hinged jaw, with great facial details, as well as a double missile launcher attached to armor that can be placed on his back. The missiles can be removed manually, and don’t actually shoot out, due to the fact that this is a kids line and flying missiles can be unsafe for kids.
The two human characters includes Ian, and a unnamed villain character in black and red armor.
Ian is given armor including chest armor, shoulder pads, and a helmet. The armor is removable, allowing you to see his clothing that includes a dark grey jacket, blue shirt, white shoes and some light grey on the outfit. He also includes interchangeable hair pieces. The villain character is in his black and red outfit, with some grey. The visor can be listed up so you can see his face, and removed. He is given a black beard, and there is a clip on his belt to hold an accessory. The printed labels are on the clothing, facial details and armor look great, and the figures are done in the standard Playmobil style.
Overall, this is a fun set, and fits in great with the overall theme that they are going for. The dinosaurs, armor and mech suit 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.
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