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The toy line for Jurassic Park 3 was released in 2001 and unlike the previous two, it was released by Hasbro instead of Kenner. JP3 was released in 'waves', and then many sculpts went on to be repainted and rereleased continuously under the 'Jurassic Park: Dinosaurs' line.

And, frankly, for such a prolifically-reissued series, this one featured some of the most hideously grotesque sculpts I've ever seen. Hence, I have very few JP3/JP:D figures and the ones I do have were in lots with other figures or hand-me-alongs from people who no longer loved them.

The human figures were smaller than usual, leaving things very disproportionate with the size of other dinosaurs. Dino-damage wounds had no covers and everything was posed dynamically to excess, making the figures oddly-shaped, broad and difficult to display. It's likely that this was an attempt to make them look 'cool' to appeal to kids (but considering the unequivocable failure of the line here in Australia, so much so that Australian stores have not carried any Jurassic Park toys since Wave 1 of JP3, I daresay that 'idea' was somewhat misguided).

Nonetheless, think you might have figures from the line I might want? Check my Wantlist and see!
**** NB: The only JP3 figure I want currently is the Animatronic Spinosaurus to replace my RC one.


Dinosaurs: Dinos up first!

People: Next is the people.





Dinosaurs
Tyrannosaurus Rex

Year: 2001
Origin: USA
Availability: Out of production
Size:
Pieces Missing: None

Electronic. Hideously, horrifically grotesque. Mine is hidden in a place where no one can see it.
Brachiosaurus

Year: 2001
Origin: USA
Availability: Out of production
Size:
Pieces Missing: None

Wave 2. Electronic. Has a bendy neck. This Brachiosaurus is the first time the dinosaur has appeared in the toy series as anything except an accessory hatchling. It isn't a bad sculpt, but its size is terribly disproportionate and seems best referred to as a juvenile for the OCD.

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Pteranodon

Year: 2001
Origin: USA
Availability: Out of production
Size:
Pieces Missing: None

Electronic. One of the scant few things Hasbro did right with JP3 was the Pteranodons. The sculpt and the paint job on this figure make it one of the best Pteranodons in the entire series. I went out of my way to get this one.
Alpha Velociraptor

Year: 2001
Origin: USA
Availability: Out of production
Size:
Pieces Missing: None

Electronic. Not much to say about this one. It'd be a good figure if it wasn't so wide and difficult.
Triceratops

Year: 2001
Origin: USA
Availability: Out of production
Size:
Pieces Missing: None

Electronic. While a decent-enough sculpt, Triceratops proves how lazy this toyline actually was. Instead of tooling up a sound effect for Triceratops, Hasbro recycled the Tyrannosaur's trademark roar.

I suppose they hoped we wouldn't notice.
Dilophosaurus

Year: 2001
Origin: USA
Availability: Out of production
Size:
Pieces Missing: None

Electronic. Not much to say. Again, a very wide and unwieldly figure.
Pack Raptor

Year: 2001
Origin: USA
Availability: Out of production
Size:
Pieces Missing: None

Wave 2. Electronic. I call him 'The Chin-i-raptor'. A decent enough paint job and an okay (if again unwieldly) pose, with a bit of a nasty underbite.
Aqua Spinosaurus

Year: 2001
Origin: USA
Availability: Out of production
Size:
Pieces Missing: None

Wave 2. Electronic. Decent. I prefer this paint job to the original Wave 1 release.
Tapejara

Year: 2001
Origin: USA
Availability: Out of production
Size:
Pieces Missing: None

Wave 2. Electronic. Though this one kind of flew out of left-field as far as the dino-picks for this line are concerned, I quite liked it. I went out of my way to get this.

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Ultra Pteranodon

Year: 2001
Origin: USA
Availability: Out of production
Size:
Pieces Missing: None

Electronic. A pretty damn decent effort considering the quality of the other toys in the line. This Pteranodon is huge with nearly 2" of semi-foldable wingspan. Unfortunately it loses the cool-points it gains for that for the fact that it makes it difficult to display, difficult to store, and if you allow the wings to drape at all, the plastic will eventually sag and it takes forever to set the wings straight again.

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Remote-Controlled Spinosaurus

Year: 2001
Origin: USA
Availability: Out of production
Size:
Pieces Missing: None

Electronic. A pretty decent figure. It's of a reasonable size and is in scale with previous Tyrannosaurs. I can't comment on how well it works, since mine was broken when it arrived (though it worked, apparently, before it was shipped :\). I'm actually in the market for the Animatronic Spinosaurus and would prefer one, even an inoperational one. If you'd like to swap, perhaps, or you have one you don't want, drop me a line!

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Female Velociraptor

Year: 2001
Origin: USA
Availability: Out of production
Size:
Pieces Missing: Everything else

A largely unimpressive sculpt painted to resemble the female Velociraptor from the film. Technically part of the 'Raptor Motorcycle Pursuit' vehicle set, but as I have no intention of getting said vehicle I thought it more appropriate to put the animal here.


Humans
Alan Grant

Year: 2001
Origin: USA
Availability: Out of production
Size:
Pieces Missing: None

Comes with Velociraptor hatchling. A tiny pittance of a toy that barely if at all resembes Grant (Neil), with a creature that is apparently a Velociraptor.

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