Posted by ChrisLikesDinos - Tuesday 02 September 2014 at 09:01PM - 4 Comments
Exclusive: Thanks to two memos within the Toys R Us system, one from April (rightside, click to enlarge) and one from July (no pictures as of now), and our ever vigilant anonymous followers, we have obtained exclusive details about Jurassic World product and advertising plans! These memo's overview Toys R Us' plans for Jurassic World next year, revealing the following highlights
- DVD/Blu-Ray possibly releasing November 10th, 2015
- PG-13 rating
- Lego confirmed
- Lego Jurassic World video game contract in works
- Mercedes, Hilton, Samsung, Coke, Just Born, Kellogs and Thinkway Robotics confirmed as partners
- T-Rex at Times Square New York's Toys R Us will be updated to coincide with release. It will be a PR event with possible cast appearances
- "T-Rex Territory"- a potential dinosaur head Photo-op location to be distributed to major TRU stores
- Possible augmented reality campaign (similar to what Wal-Mart had for the Avengers)
- During its first two weeks, movie theaters will distribute a park map/"passport" for a Toys R Us sweepstakes
- Interactivity via QR codes
- Toys R Us, the weekend of release, it will be known at T-Rex Takeover
- Will be advertised at Kid's Choice Awards and Superbowl (likely via Trailers/TV-Spots)
- "Expected to be bigger than the original"
It seems Jurassic World will be Toys R Us's primary focus for 2015, as their trucks will be advertising it, alongside the Minion Movie. While Jurassic World was expected to be big, it clearly is going to be a huge release with heavy advertising. Especially exciting is the news about a Lego Jurassic World video game, as the Lego movie tie-in franchise games tend to be fantastic. For fans of the toys, some Jurassic World item listings are appearing within the Toys R Us inventory system- keep an eye on JPtoys later for specifics! If any new information is obtained we will updates this post, and as always, stay tuned for the latest on Jurassic World!
Colin Trevorrow pays tribute to Richard Attenborough
Posted by Jack DLM - Monday 25 August 2014 at 10:09PM - 7 Comments
Director of Jurassic World Colin Trevorrow has taken to Twitter to pay respects to actor Sir Richard Attenborough, who passed away yesterday at the age of 90. Richard Attenborough is most famously known as playing John Hammond in Jurassic Park and he often talked about how he'd love to return for Jurassic Park 4, if Steven Spielberg ever called him.
While in recent years we knew that it might not be possible, it looks like John Hammond will be remembered in the upcoming Jurassic World. The director tweeted this image with the quote "In Memoriam."
While not confirmed, it looks like this is an image from the set of Jurassic World - not to be confused with this statue from Universal Studios Japan. The building design matches the design of the Jurassic World IMAX theatre.
The tributes have been pouring in for Richard Attenborough, with Steven Spielberg saying "He was a dear friend and I am standing in an endless line of those who completely adored him".
Richard Attenborough has passed away at 90
Posted by Jack DLM - Sunday 24 August 2014 at 10:07PM - 10 Comments
According to the BBC, 90 year old Jurassic Park actor Richard Attenborough has passed away. The report states that he passed away lunchtime on Sunday, according to his son.
It was well known that the actor had been living in a nursing home with his wife and over the past few years had suffered deteriorating health. In 2008 he suffered a fall in his home after a stroke and was confined to a wheelchair ever since. In 2013 he moved into a nursing home with his wife as, according to his brother David Attenborough, they both needed full time care.
While I did find a weird article from 2 days ago that claimed his recent death report was a hoax, it does seem as though this is true, especially if the BBC have reported it.
Such a shame. Goodbye Pinkie Brown. Goodbye John Hammond. Goodbye Richard Attenborough. Rest in peace.
LEGO sets confirmed for Jurassic World!
Posted by Jack DLM - Saturday 23 August 2014 at 05:07PM - 5 Comments
We reported earlier this month that there may be LEGO sets made for Jurassic World after Chris Pratt let is slip during an interview. While there was a chance that he meant Hasbro's KRE-O brand, we now have another report from The Brick Fan which further confirms that there will be LEGO Jurassic World sets.
"Hulk_Smash on Eurobricks has seen some preliminary images of some of the 2015 LEGO sets and in those images, there will indeed be some LEGO Jurassic World sets. They did not mention how many sets will be in the wave or the details of them but at least there is now confirmation that there will be some sets in conjunction with the upcoming movie."
So there you have it - looks like you'll be able to grab some LEGO Jurassic sets next year, too! What kind of sets are you hoping for?
Source: The Brick Fan