Kids love dinosaurs. It is this truth that we hold self-evident. And with Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom due out in June, there’s an even bigger pipeline of ‘saur-centric toys than normal. Judging from the number of toys unveiled at this year’s International Toy Fair, dinos are right behind poop toys in terms of 2018 trends.
But of all the Velociraptor figures, Lego Pteranodon sets, and T-Rex pool floats, not to mention the officially licensed Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom merch timed with the movie’s release, which cool new dinosaur toys roared the loudest at the show? These eight were our favorites.
Half Toys Dino Paradise
Half Toys is an innovative line of minimalist dinosaur and animal figures that separate into two halves, revealing a multi-piece skeleton inside that’s designed to stimulate a child’s curiosity. They will eventually be released in groups of six and the first set contains a Triceratops, a Tyrannosaurus Rex, and a Diplodocus, among others. They even offer paper accessories ⏤ trees, rocks, mice ⏤ available for free on their website. Simply download, print, and fold.
($TBD, Available Fall)
Power Wheels Jurassic World Dino Racer
Man, this is cool. Inspired by Blue, the star Velociraptor of the upcoming Jurassic World sequel, this 12-volt Dino ATV can go off-road and hit top speeds of six mph. Although it also offers a parental high-speed lock for beginner dinosaurs wranglers. Clever girl, indeed.
($260, Available Spring)
FurReal Munchin’ Rex
The latest in Hasbro’s FurReal line of interactive animals/creatures, Munchin’ Rex is an adorable baby dinosaur that eats ‘broccoli’ and caveman cookies. He also makes more han 35 sounds and motions⏤ including slurping, burping, and sipping ⏤ and will roar if you pet his head.
($50, Available Fall)
Rubie’s T-Rex Inflatable Costume
Actually released last Fall in time for Halloween but winner of this year’s Innovative Toy of the Year Award, Rubie’s officially licensed inflatable T-Rex costume is sold in both kids and adult sizes and includes a battery operated fan.
Chomp ‘N Roar Velociraptor Masks
The coolest thing about these ‘Blue’ and ‘Villian’ Velociraptor masks is that their jaws move when yours do. So if you want to show off their intimidating set of teeth, just open wide. The masks also offer realistic details like skin texture, color, and three sounds modes.
($35, Available Spring)
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Lego Sets
You can’t have a new Jurassic World release without new Lego sets to go along. This year’s group includes the Pterandon Escape with Pterandon and off-road vehicle, the Raptor Rescue Truck (which includes an Owen minifig holding a chicken leg), a Lego Juniors T.rex Breakout set for younger kids (age 4+), and the $80 Carnotaurus Gyrosphere Escape, which includes a giant dinosaur, exploration vehicle, and that hamster wheel gyrosphere they roll around in.
(Start at $20, Available April)
Kamigami Dinosaur Robots
Built by folding and snapping together flat sheets of plastic, Kamigami robots include a bevy of sensors (3-axis accelerometer, gyroscope, etc.) and are programmed using a tablet or smartphone ⏤ so kids get those highly touted STEM skills. They debuted last year as bugs but are back this Spring in the form of Jurassic World’s Velociraptor “Blue” or Villain Dino, each with anatomically correct legs and life-like dinosaur movements. ($60, Available Spring)
Jurassic World Funko Pop
In addition to releasing a line of 25th anniversary Jurassic Park Pop! figures, including Dr. Grant, Jurassic Park CEO John Hammond, and mathematician Dr. Malcolm, Funko is also slated to drop three figures connected to the upcoming movie ⏤ Claire, Owen, and Blue ⏤ in May.
($10, Available Spring)