Category Archives: My Dinos

Dreadnoughtus Is FINALLY Here!! โœจ๐Ÿฆ•โœจ

OMG. I thought I’d die of old age before this was released! It had already been long announced well before July, which is when Mwako gave me the funds to preorder it as a birthday present. Months passed with no release date in sight, even as other countries were getting it. It was so frustrating! Eventually, I found it in the wild and just canceled my preorder. Both Target and Mattel really suck when it comes to preorders, at least for Jurassic stuff.

But I digress. Dreadnoughtus is here and it’s beautiful. And HUMONGOUS!!

The measurements were quite accurate. From tip of the head to tip of tail, it is about as long as I am tall.

โœจ JOY!! โœจ

I felt, and still do, that such a monster of a dinosaur really marks the end of my non-stop Jurassic collecting. I have Jurassic toys in the garage that Christopher is giving me for Christmas, and I keep lowkey hunting for that tiny Nasutoceratops, but beyond that, only a Colossal scale Trike would really get my attention now (probably).

New Jurassic World Dominion Friends! ๐Ÿฆ–๐ŸŒˆ

When I returned from our cruise last week, my Jurassic World Dominion Ultimate Supreme Pyroraptor was waiting for me! Itโ€™s so big! This was one of the two “highest on my list” Dominion items. I’m so glad that I was able to get him!

I havenโ€™t tested it with batteries yet (too busy with work) but wanted to share pics for now. Iโ€™ll share video once I play with him! For now, have one photo out of the box:

His facial expression is super neat, too:

Along with the Pyroraptor, the Imaginext baby dinos also arrived during my absence!

They are now hiding in all sorts of places in my studio. ๐Ÿ˜ I love them!

Board Games, Ramen And a Movie! ๐Ÿœ๐ŸŽฅโœจ

Yesterday was date night! When Christopher got home, first he and I spent some time playing board games together while our partner was still busy working. We played Battleship first and Christopher won –twice!

Then we played Quoridor which was a birthday present he got from my sis-in-law. It’s a very simple game. But fun!

Cilantro threatening Christopher’s meeple ๐Ÿ˜

This time, I won! ๐Ÿฅณ

After board games we went to Sakura Ramen for dinner, where we had our usual pork bao bun appetizer, and of course, ramen!

Then it was back home to watch Everything Everywhere All At Once together. We went to bed late, but happy.

Jurassic Jumble ๐Ÿฆ–

I’m running out of clever titles for my Jurassic-haul related posts… Anyway… my Jurassic Park Switch case by Numskull Designs arrived! This is one of my favorite items in my entire JP/JW collection. I collect Switch cases, but donโ€™t have many because Iโ€™m picky with them. I have a Pokรฉmon one, an Animal Crossing one, a Super Mario one, and now this one!

My only gripe is that it doesnโ€™t have a stand like my others to hold the Switch while I play with a controller, something I do a lot in the backseat during road trips. But quality wise itโ€™s amazing. No cost spared in materials and construction.

Hereโ€™s a little video so you can see the wonderful texture of the case. Itโ€™s truly my most beautiful case by a long shot, a true collectorโ€™s item.

I was surprised yesterday to find another Good2Grow #JurassicWorld topper! Now I have five different ones in my collection, not counting any of the Podz.

โœจ๐ŸŒˆ Atrociraptor ๐ŸŒˆโœจ

Itโ€™s here!! Such a cutie!

Lookit those liโ€™l chompers ๐Ÿ‘€

He doesnโ€™t come with batteries so I havenโ€™t tested him yet, but I do look forward to it.

The next Jurassic item I will share is bound to be one of the Build-a-Bear plushies. I have a $10 certificate to use, but haven’t decided if I want Rexy or Beta yet. I’ll probably go tomorrow, though.

After that, expect the next batch in July. It’s my birthday and I’ve naturally asked everyone for more Jurassic junk. ๐Ÿ˜ It is “Jurassic Summer” after all!

Jurassic World Dominion Night + Thoughts On Film! ๐Ÿฆ–๐ŸŽฌ๐Ÿฟ

Tonight we went to Cinรฉbistro on a very special date night! ๐Ÿฅฐ Finally it was time to see Jurassic World: Dominion. After literally not shutting up about it for months on end, the big night finally came! I got treated to a really wonderful meal, the seating was super comfortable, the screen was huge… and the movie was all I had hoped for and more!

I brought my T. rex, Frijol, with me, and had my usual Jurassic getup (shirt and backpack, and a triceratops baby necklace):

He was excited, too! ๐Ÿฆ–๐Ÿ‘‘

I will say that as far as this film was concerned, my expectations were modest, and my desires simple: I wanted awesome dinosaurs to fill the screen and alternatively rampage things, be awe-inspiring, be cute, be conniving, and/or be loud, or a combination of all of these things.

I wanted to see the old beloved cast (hello Jeff Goldblum, boy did you age well ๐Ÿคค๐Ÿ‘Œ) interact with the new cast, which really grew on me over the years. I wanted to see Blue’s baby, Beta, be adorable. I wanted to stifle a scream each time I recognized a favorite dino. I wanted a movie I’ll want to rewatch. Suffice to say, I got all of that!

The following picture was, of course, taken before the movie started and before we got our food –this was the pre-show and I put my phone away when the trailers started.

NOTE: After the photo, there will be a cut (unless you’re reading this in email form, I think). After the cut will be my thoughts on the movie, which WILL CONTAIN SPOILERS. You have been warned!

SPOILERS FOR JURASSIC WORLD: DOMINION BELOW THE CUT!

Special Interest Round-Up! ๐Ÿ‘ฝ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿฆ–

Here’s something I’ve got to share for today! Recently I’ve been collecting some nice magazines I run into while grocery shopping. There’s just been an influx of magazines that picked my interest:

To be completely honest, I bought them for scrapbooking, but they are such wonderful magazines that they promptly made it into my permanent collection!

I was SOO happy yesterday because for the first time I got a rare prize coin in one of the Jurassic World Frankford gummy eggs! I love it! It’s Blue ๐Ÿ˜

I’ve never found a rare coin before, I was so happy!

Yesterday I had to reorganize a bunch of stuff to place my Carnotaurus up on top one of the bookcases. Tomoyo decided that she wanted to eat his hands when she saw him on the floor ๐Ÿ™„ thankfully I saved him before she did any damage! Now he’s babysitting Frijol and Bangers. ๐Ÿ˜

Soo happy about this find!! So many wonderful things released in the advent of Jurassic World Dominion. I hadn’t seen the Bumpy or Dilophosaurus ones before!

Some close-ups out of the package!

Today the Dimetrodon that my mom sent upon my request arrived. It’s small, but really cool! Although his tail is glued a little crooked. Oh well.

Here’s the extreme damage effect in action!

On display!!

Speaking of my mom, I’m going to visit her today and stay overnight. I hope everyone has a nice Tuesday!

Carnotaurus Has Arrived!! ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿฆ–

My new Carnotaurus friend is here, and I’m so delighted! He was only a little bit late. Like the other Colossal figures in Mattel’s Jurassic World line, this one doesn’t disappoint. He’s huge! The legs and tail need to be snapped into place, but then he’s good to go!

His pupil is a bit off center, giving him a wonderful side-eye that I simply adore!

Look how happy he is! I hope he’ll make friends and get along with everyone.

OH, NO.

Nooo why ๐Ÿ˜ซ

I was so excited today because the reward that our partner got me for walking 14 miles in blazing Florida heat in the Everglades was supposed to arrive. It was even out for delivery! Why, Amazon…

Itโ€™s something that I went to โ€œvisitโ€ at Target every time I was there for another reason multiple times in the last two years ๐Ÿ˜… I’m so impatient to have him! Oh well. Maybe tomorrow.