Jurassic Park Dinosaur
New Toy: Jurassic World Indominus Rex Dinosaur
Childhood Comparison: Jurassic Park Tyrannosaurus Rex
If you were a fan of Jurassic Park growing up (who wasn’t?!), you undoubtedly collected the myriad of toys that came out with it. There were characters, vehicles, dinos, and even a massive compound with fences, a gate, and visitor’s center. But the crown jewel of this collection was the T-Rex. It was large, quite detailed, and belted sweet ass dinosaur sounds when you'd squeeze its ribcage or bounce it up and down. Most of this bad boy was covered in soft, leathery skin (just like a real dinosaur! Maybe!), so it could easily bend and twist and open its mouth to chew on little Timmy.
Comparatively, the new Jurassic World Indominus Rex pretty much has all of those things and then some. Not only does it feature some pretty solid sound effects, a mixture of soft and hard skin, and a big damn body, you can also pull down on its arms to open its mouth super wide while roaring, and it’s got color-morphing skin on its back. Plus, it has the bonus parents-nightmare feature of sharp spikes on its back and head, making it one of the least-friendly toys for stepping on, which is why we told you a million times to put it away when you were done.
In the end, this was a tough call to make. The new dino is flashier, more detailed, and has cooler features, but you can never forget how much better than the other kids you were after you got that original Tyrannosaurus.
Winner: Sorry childhood, but Indominus Rex is just too eye-catching to beat. Hopefully the movie can register anywhere near that reaction.