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.
✨ JOY!! ✨
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).
Today Mwako and I stayed home! It was a more relaxing sort of day. After I finished all my chores, we watched cartoons, colored, and made bead necklaces. I also played some Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX while Mwako took a short nap, and then he watched me play for a little while. Below are some photos I took!
🌈 Coloring ‘n Cartoons 🌈
Cartoons and coloring was our first activity! We watched Courage The Cowardly Dog, and Mwako colored giant Bluey coloring pages while I worked on (finally!) finishing my squirrel page:
All done! This page took me forever. Now I have to laminate it.
At this point Mwako laid down for his nap. I played Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX, and when he woke up again, he watched me play for a while. Then I did more chores and brought down all we needed to make stuffie bead necklaces!
🌈 Making New Name Necklaces! 🌈
I was overdue to make necklaces for Totodile, Beta, Ludwig, Soufflé, my pyroraptor Fajita, and my incoming polar bear, Igloo. I didn’t manage to finish them all, but I finished a few.
We had juice boxes and watched Franklin while having our fun with beads. Franklin is one of my all-time favorite “kiddy time” shows. Nothing makes me feel so small as watching this cartoon. It is so very lovingly done, and watching it on out giant CRT is a huge treat.
I know this CRT is on the way out, having occasional issues, and I have to say that now that the game room is looking so nice and neat, I really don’t want that to happen. 😞 I feel like I’d rather invest a little to keep it going longer. It doesn’t have the best picture, but it has that special something, particularly in this room.
Here is Mwako’s puppy, Patch, with his awesome new necklace!
And here he is showing off the page that he helped Mwako color:
For dinner I made panko-crusted chicken breast which turned out really good. I’ve started to add a little milk in my egg mixture for breading and the result is amazing. I went to bed fairly caught up with my chores.
Mwako goes home tomorrow, but tomorrow is date night. So it’ll be a day of chores and then spending time with my partners. By Friday I’ll be back to commission work!
When I returned from our cruise last week, my Jurassic World Dominion Ultimate Supreme Pyroraptor was waiting for me! It’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 haven’t tested it with batteries yet (too busy with work) but wanted to share pics for now. I’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. 😁 I love them!
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 😁
This time, I won! 🥳
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.
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 don’t have many because I’m picky with them. I have a Pokémon one, an Animal Crossing one, a Super Mario one, and now this one!
My only gripe is that it doesn’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 it’s amazing. No cost spared in materials and construction.
Here’s a little video so you can see the wonderful texture of the case. It’s truly my most beautiful case by a long shot, a true collector’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.
✨🌈 Atrociraptor 🌈✨
It’s here!! Such a cutie!
Lookit those li’l chompers 👀
He doesn’t come with batteries so I haven’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. 😁 It is “Jurassic Summer” after all!
With all the excitement, I forgot to open my giant Jurassic World Dominion Captivz egg! I meant to do it the night the movie opened (which is when we went to see it). I finally did it a couple of days ago, and took photos and video to share.
Here is a video of the really neat holographic eye which opens and closes:
The egg had a plasticky playmat and stickers. I don’t care for the game at all so the playmat was discarded 🤷♀️ The stickers are nice. There was supposed to be a dice for the game but it was missing in my egg.
Rexy on wheels!! This thing is hilarious.
Little Jurassic logo box with a dino inside. Very cool looking, I kept it for my shelf display!
And here are the little dinos. Lovely paint jobs and level of detail for such small figures!
Much as I love them this is probably all the ones I will buy. But I am glad to have them!
I got a special gift from our partner today, albeit with a lot of teasing involved, some of it a bit mean. 😝 But then again, that’s what pushes those buttons the hardest for me… And now I have a new friend! 🥰🌈✨💕
A triceratops! It’s SO chonky and big, so soft. When you squeeze it, it kinda pushes back in the nicest way. I still have to name them. I’ll use the new fabric I got for their bandana, and make them a necklace when I think of a name. I might sew some cute buttons to them too. 😊
Today we also bought our first truly nice piece of furniture in all the time I’ve been with Christopher (almost 10 years now). A REAL couch, a good one, not one that will be worthless in five years. It will be here on Thursday! My husband and our partner are sitting on it here.
It took a long time (weeks) of looking at so many couches and asking for so many quotes. Trying to make the best, smartest decision. Along with our beds it’s the most important piece of furniture in our house, usage wise. So it’s a big deal. I can’t wait to enjoy it with friends!
Here’s one more Jurassic World magazine I found while grocery shopping! Now that I’ve watched Dominion, I can enjoy truly delving into the magazines I’ve gathered. They are full of interesting tidbits!
I also found this Jurassic World Create-A-Scene book while out with my mom in law. It’s scrapbooking gold! ✨
It has more cartoony stickers which I prefer, and scenes to place them in. But of course I will use the scenes for scrapbooking.
Today we went out for Pho and then we all did some shopping together. Look what I found! A Jurassic Park patch for my overalls! 🦖
Here’s a close-up, since Rosie was the highlight of the prior picture, really…
I can’t wait to play this with Christopher. Very nice addition to our “couples” board game collection:
Finally, here’s what came in my three little Captivz slime eggs. I still have the big one to open. I’ve had these for a while, but been too busy to sit down and enjoy opening the eggs until this weekend.
The figures are of really excellent quality. Wonderful paint jobs!
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