Dinosaurs are some of the most popular creatures in the world. Everyone, it seems, loves these prehistoric monsters. And there’s no wonder why. Dinosaurs are big and powerful, and they fascinate us with their strange and exotic appearances.
But what if you could actually own your own dinosaur? Thanks to Mattel, that’s a little closer to being a reality, with the toy company has released a number of large-scale, big dinosaur toys over the years, and they’re sure to please anyone who loves these creatures.
In this article, we’ll look at some of these giant Mattel dinosaur figures, creating a round-up of the biggest and best released so far to date. In addition, we’ll also give you our view on some of these figures, providing mini reviews for each of those giant Mattel figures included in our list.
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What is the biggest Jurassic World toy from Mattel?
There have been a flurry of super-huge dinosaur figure releases from Mattel in recent years, with the brand coming out with some absolute must-own giants that fans of the Jurassic World franchise will go crazy for.
These huge toys from Mattel started with the 2018 release of Jurassic World Super Colossal T-Rex and Jurassic World Real Feel Mosasaurus – although, as we’re obviously aware, isn’t actually a dinosaur. Both of these toys are huge, with the T-Rex being around 37″ and the Mosasaurus measuring 28″ from head to tail. The Jurassic World Real Feel Mosasaurus has even had a re-paint, with the 2021 Jurassic World Ocean Protector Mosasaurus Figure, released as part of the Camp Cretaceous product line.
While each of these figures is impressive in size, they’ve got nothing on the giants released as part of the Jurassic World Legacy Collection – first with the Brachiosaurus, released in 2019 and measuring close to 42″ from head to tail, and secondly, the Apatosaurus, which is in the same sort of ballpark when it comes to size and came out in 2021. Of the two, the Brachiosaurus is a little bigger, making the Jurassic World Legacy Collection Brachiosaurus the largest Mattel Jurassic Park figure released to date.
How expensive are these giant Jurassic World Mattel toys?
While these toys aren’t cheap, they probably cost less than you think – with all the figures in our round-up retailing anywhere from $30-70 each, depending on the figure. The cheapest is the first-edition Mosasaurus, which retails for around $30, with the most expensive being the Jurassic World Legacy Collection Brachiosaurus, priced at around $70.
What’s great about this toys is that they’ve all come out in the past few years, which means they’re fairly easy to pick up, with most major retailers still carrying them. In fact, all of these dinosaur figures can still be bought from Amazon at their original retail price, and can even be found on sale sometimes – which certainly beats dealing with scalpers and paying over the odds on eBay.
Biggest Mattel dinosaur toys released
Now that the introduction is out of the way, and without further ado, let’s get into the main topic of this article – what are the biggest Mattel dinosaur toys released to date?
1. Jurassic World Legacy Collection Brachiosaurus
Released in 2019, the Jurassic World Legacy Collection Brachiosaurus is based on the iconic scene from Jurassic Park, where the movies main protagonists encounter their first dinosaur at the park – a Brachiosaurus. The scene actually features in this toys packaging, which is a particularly nice touch.
As fans and collectors of Mattel’s Jurassic World toy line will know, we’ve waited a long time for a decent Brachiosaurus figure, with the only one we’ve had before this being the small Brachiosaurus toy from 2001’s Jurassic Park 3 toys line-up, from Hasbro. The original Jurassic Park toys from Kenner didn’t have a Brachiosaurus either. So this figure has been a long time coming, and one that fans were pretty hyped for in the run up to its release.
The Brachiosaurus requires some assembly, coming in three separate pieces – the head and neck section, body section, and tail section – each of which snap together easily. Once assembled, the figure stands at 28″ tall and 34″ is long, measuring 42″ from head to tail. In short, it’s huge!
This figure is has some articulation, with it being able to move and pose it’s head and neck – which swivel up and down, while the neck rotates left to right – the legs can be moved forwards and backwards, and the mouth can be opened and closed. It’s limited to be sure, but it does offer some opportunity for display this massive figure in various different poses.
Being hands-down the biggest Mattel dinosaur toy released to date – the Jurassic World Legacy Collection Brachiosaurus is a must-have for collectors. It currently retails for around $70 and can still be found in stock at most major retailers.
2. Jurassic World Legacy Collection Apatosaurus
The Jurassic World Legacy Collection Apatosaurus was released in 2021 and follows-up the wildly popular Legacy Collection Brachiosaurus, released a few years earlier. This toy might have never seen the light of day if it wasn’t for how popular the Brachiosaurus is, and makes a great companion to it, being of a similar size and scale.
The box it comes in is deceptively small – but don’t let that fool you, standing at 12″ tall, 44″ long, and measuring 41″ from head to tail, the Jurassic World Legacy Collection Apatosaurus is nearly as big as the Brachiosaurus. On the topic of packaging, it depicts a setting that’s savanna-like, with a gyrosphere and an assortment of other dinosaurs in the background. It’s obviously not as nice as that of the earlier Brachiosaurus, which depicts an iconic scene from the original Jurassic Park movie, but it’s not bad either.
This dinosaur toy requires some assembly – with the head and neck, body, and tail sections shipping in three separate pieces. Putting these together won’t take you more than a minute, as they easily snap into place. Once thing you’ll also notice is how difficult they are to be removed once put together, with the toy being surprisingly rugged and durable, despite coming in separate parts.
The figure is articulated, with its mouth, head, neck, and legs being posable. It also benefits from a ton of detail, particularly on it’s face, with well sculpted scales and wrinkles that really help give this figure more of a realistic look – far more so than many of the other recent Jurassic World figures from Mattel. It’s also pretty faithful to the depiction of Apotosaurus in the Jurassic Park franchise – which as we all recall made it’s debut in Jurassic Park 3, being the first dinosaur seen from the plane at the beginning of the movie – although, it’s not particularly accurate when it comes to the current scientific understanding.
The Legacy Collection Apatosaurus is another great addition to the product line, and another amazing huge dinosaur toy from Mattel. Like the Brachiosaurus, this one can still be picked up new from most retailers, going for around $55 – which is a steal for a figure this large and impressive.
3. Jurassic World Super Colossal Indominus Rex
Next we have the Super Colossal Indominus Rex, a giant toy figure of 2015’s Jurassic World films main antagonist. The figure stands at close to 18″ tall and measures around 37″ long, making it the third largest Mattel dinosaur toy overall and the biggest of the Super Colossal figures releases so far. It was released back in 2020 and is part of the Camp Cretaceous range.
This figure ships in four parts, which you’ll need to assemble once you get them all out of the box – these parts are the main body with head and arms attached, both back legs, and the tail. Like all of these Super Colossal figures, it comes in a box with a section cut out to reveal the figure, and is branded as part of the Camp Cretaceous range.
The toy is very impressive, being well sculpted and high details. It’s faithful to the depiction of Indominus Rex on-screen, although the feet and head are a little exaggerated, which may be to help improve the figures balance. The paint work, scaling, and textures are all super nice, making this one of the best looking figures in the Super Colossal product range. The head is particularly well details, with a lot of attention to detail, such as interlocking teeth and great scaling. Another great detail are the painted nails, which not all figures in the range have – but this one does, which is great.
Like the rest of the range, this one is pretty well articulated, with double hinged jaws which can open independently of each other, articulated neck, shoulders, wrists, hips, ankles, and tail. The tail is in two sections, with the part closes to the body being able to move left and right, while the end section can rotate. It also comes with the swallow and store feature, being able to keep up to 20 miniature dinosaurs inside it, which are retrieve using a hatch on it’s belly.
The Super Colossal Indominus Rex can still be found in most retailers, being priced for around $65 – a similar price to the rest of the Super Colossal product range. It’s a great addition to the line up, being one of the best when it comes to design and detail, making it a must for any Jurassic World collection.
4. Jurassic World Super Colossal Velociraptor Blue
The next entry in our round-up is the Super Colossal Velociraptor Blue toy, released back in 2019. Part of the “Dino Rivals” line up from Mattel, this velociraptor figure stands at 18″ tall and is 42″ long, giving it a size that’s comparable to the Super Colossal Indominus Rex and a little bigger than the Super Colossal T-Rex.
The first thing you’ll notice about this one is the backpacking, which is bright and bold, being primarily orange in color with a section cut out so you can see the model – it’s pretty nice, and certainly makes an impression on a store shelf or once it’s unwrapped if it’s a gift. There are also some pretty nice renders on the box, with one side having a Triceratops and the other a render of Blue herself. One thing to note, especially for collectors, is that you’ll struggle to keep the box in good condition when wrestling Blue out of her box – which is a bad thing, especially for you in-box collectors out there.
As with most Jurassic World toys of this size, some assembly is required – with the figure shipping in three parts. The head, body, arms, and right hind leg come in one piece, as these are all visible through the cut out in the packaging, which the tail and left hind leg come detached. Putting the parts together is real simple, as they each snap into to place with little effort, taking no more than a few seconds to put Blue together, once she’s out of the box.
Once out of the box and assembled, you’ll be struck by the level of detail on this figure – with scales, teeth, and eyes all really having a pop to them, with great texturing and paint work – all of which is pretty faithful to the movies. That said, Blue’s trademark stripe only runs halfway down her tail which, while not a deal breaker, is a bit of a let down for a figure of this price. Another bit of detail worth noting is that her claws are painted, which is fairly rare for Jurassic World toys from Mattel, so that’s always nice to see.
This toy is designed to be played with, so it’s well-articulated, with the mouth, arms, legs, and tail all being movable and posable – it even has wrist and ankle articulation, which is great for anyone looking at picking this up primarily to display, as this makes it much easier to pose. The tail can only move left and right, not up and down, which could be better, but again, nothing here is a deal breaker – it’s still an awesome addition to the Jurassic World line up.
It also comes with the “swallow and store” functionality, like the other “Colossal” figures released so far, and can store up to 20 mini dinosaurs at a time, with these people removed from a hatch found on Blue’s underside. The hatch is easy to use, it simply pops open, however, you’ll notice that coloring between the hatch plastic and the rest of the belly is a little off – but you won’t notice unless you’re looking for it.
You can still pick up a Super Colossal Velociraptor Blue at most major retailers, with it usually going for somewhere around $65 – which isn’t bad at all, considering what you get. If you’re a big-time Jurassic World fan and you don’t have this in your collection already, what are you waiting for? Go out and get one!
5. Jurassic World Dominion: Super Colossal Giganotosaurus
The first of two figures new for this year, the Jurassic World Dominion: Super Colossal Giganotosaurus is the latest addition to the Super Colossal product range. This toy is of a similar size to the rest of the Super Colossal figures released so far, standing at close to 16″ and measuring approximately 36″ in length. It was release coincides with Giganotosaurus Jurassic World debut, with Dominion being the first in the franchise to feature this awesome Theropod from the Late Cretaceous period.
It ships in a Jurassic World: Dominion-branded box, which like other Super Colossal figures, comes in a box with a cut out, exposing much of the figure so it can be seen without opening a box when out on a store shelf. Once you crack open the box, you’ll find four different pieces which you’ll need to snap together – these pieces are the body, with head and arms already attached, each of the figures back legs, and a tail.
The Giganotosaurus comes in four different parts, body, with head and arms attached, tail, and each of the hind legs – some assembly is required, but as with all these figures, the different parts easily snap into place. Assembly is super easy, and won’t take more than a minute to put together.
Detail on this figure is pretty good, we especially like the metallic-paint eyes and the scaling, spines, and scaling. It’s also a nice sculpt, which looks great and is faithful to the on-screen depiction of the Giganotosaurus in the upcoming Dominion film. Mostly made from hard plastic, some parts use a softer, more pliable material – such as with the larger spines, making them safer for younger children to play with. One let down when it comes to details are the nails, which – unlike the T-Rex, Carnotaurus Toro, and Velociraptor Blue toys from the range – aren’t painted.
The figure is well-articulated, with a jaw, arm, wrist, hip, ankle, and tail articulation, making it great for play and posing. Like other Super Colossal figures, the Super Colossal Giganotosaurus comes with the swallow and store feature, meaning it can hold up to 20 mini dinosaur figures, these being removable with a hatch found on the models underside.
For anyone looking to add the Jurassic World Dominion: Super Colossal Giganotosaurus to their collection, you can get your hands on one now. They’re available from most retailers, including Amazon, and are priced at around $65 – which isn’t bad for a brand-new toy of this size.
6. Jurassic World Super Colossal T-Rex
Next we have the Super Colossal T-Rex – or “Rexy” – being the first Super Colossal to released. There have been two versions of this figure released – the original, and a battle damage version, which is a minor repaint over the scars found on both models, adding red paint to these, and sound effects which is pretty nice. Besides these, there’s no other differences between the figures, with the sculpts of each being exactly the same. Both variants of the Super Colossal T-Rex were released in 2018, with the battle damage version being a Walmart exclusive.
Rexy is pretty huge, with the T-Rex standing at about 16″ tall and measuring close to 36″ in length. To date, it’s the largest T-Rex released by Mattel. It comes in the usual cut-away section packaging that the rest of the range ships in, and ships in three parts – the body section, with arms, head, and right hind leg attached, the other hind leg, and the tail, so some minor assembly is required.
There is a good bit of detail on this model. The sculpt is great, the texture is pretty nice, and it’s complete with numerous battle marks and scars that tie in with Rexy’s outings in the Jurassic Park/World movies. The paint work, while nice, is a little dull compared to later Super Colossal toys, not being up to the same level of detail as say the Velociraptor Blue or Carnotaurus Toro. This figure also has painted claws, except the vestigial claw on each foot which is a bit of a let down, although this can be fixed with a black marker or a minor diy paid job.
One thing we especially like about the T-Rex over some of the later Super Colossal toys is the throat and mouth, which are the same color – whereas the later toys don’t bother, leaving the throat unpainted. It’s not a big deal, but it’s a nice finishing touch that doesn’t break the realism it’s going for when the mouth is wide open. It also has the swallow and store feature that the Super Colossal range in known for, where you can store up to 20 mini dinosaurs inside the figure – being the first toy to introduce this functionality.
The figure is primarily made from a hard plastic, with the rubbery real-feel material being used for the tail and neck. It’s also well-articulated, with the jaw, arms, hips, ankles, and tail all being movable and posable. Like other Super Colossal figures, the jaw is double hinged, so the top and bottom jaws can be moved separately, letting you open Rexy’s mouth super wide.
While you can still pick these up for around $50-60, they are becoming harder to find – so if you want one for your collection, you’ll want to get your hands on one sooner than later.
7. Jurassic World Super Colossal Carnotaurus Toro
One of the latest figures in this list, the Jurassic World Super Colossal Carnotaurus Toro came out in 2021, being part of the Camp Cretaceous Dino Escape product line up. He is of a similar size to the rest of the Supper Colossal series, standing at around 16″ tall and measuring 36″ in length.
I must admit that when this figure was originally announced, I was a little surprised. The Carnotaurus has never been a prominent dinosaur in the Jurassic World franchise, often disappearing into the background, with all the love going to T-Rex, Indominus Rex, and Velociraptor Blue.
The figure comes in 4 pieces, which you’ll need to put together once they’re out of the box. These separate pieces as the body – which has the head and arms already attached – both hind legs, and the tail section. As with all toys in the Super Colossal range, these parts simply snap together, being real easy to assemble.
Out of all the Super Colossal figures released to day, the Carnotaurus Toro is definitely one of my favorites, having some of the best detail and paint work of any of the dinosaur figures in the series. The head has an incredible amount of detail, with his trademark bull horns, a realistic looking set of teeth, and nicely painted glossy eyes – he even has the gash on his face that he got from the Camp Cretaceous scene, where he chases Darious out of a pen.
It’s body is similarly well-detailed, having a very muscular appearance and benefiting from quality sculpting, spikey osteoderms, and battle scaring – which all add to the realistic look and feel of this figure. He also has painted nails, like the earlier Velociraptor Blue, Indominus Rex, and T-Rex Super Colossal figures. Paint work should get a special mention, as it’s not only one of the best from the Super Colossal range, it’s also probably the best we’ve seen from any Carnotaurus model that Mattel have released to date.
This model has plenty of articulation, making it great for posing or play – with the jaw being double-hinged, offering independent upper and lower jaw movement. Along with the jaw, this toy also has an articulated neck, arms, hips, ankles, and tail – which make it great for posing and play. It’s also worth noting that the tail is actually in two sections, which can be articulated independently of each other – with the section closest to the body moving left or right, while the end tail section can be rotated.
As you’d expect, the Carnotaurus Toro also has swallow and store – letting it chow down up to 20 mini dinosaurs which can be retrieved from a hatch located on it’s underside. Overall, this is a great addition to the Jurassic World toy line, and as we stated in the opening of this description, the look and feel of this one make it one of our favorites so far. You can pick one up for around $65 from most major retailers, including online from Amazon.
8. Jurassic World Dominion Brachiosaurus
Another toy new for this year is the Jurassic World Dominion Brachiosaurus. This figure measures 28″ tall and 32″ long, making it a couple of inches shorted than 2019’s excellent Jurassic World Legacy Collection Brachiosaurus figure. It also features an all-new head sculpt, based on the latest movie, making this toy a little different from the previous large Brachiosaurus toy.
As you’d expect from a Mattel figure, this one is pretty well-articulated, with lower jaw, legs, tail, and neck articulation – the neck in particular, having multiple joints, giving this figure a range of different movement and possible poses.
This one is also compatible with Mattel’s Jurassic World Facts app, which when used to scan a DNA code on a chip hidden inside the figure’s back, unlocks a Brachiosaurus Augmented Reality (AR) experience, compatible with Android and iOS smart devices.
It’s worth noting that this one isn’t quite out yet, being scheduled for a September 2021 release. That said, you can pre-order yours now with most major retailers, including Amazon.
9. Jurassic World Ocean Protector Mosasaurus
While not actually a dinosaur, we couldn’t create this round-up and not give the Mosasaurus a mention – the first of these huge figure from Mattel, released back in 2018. As fans of the franchise will recall, the Mosasaur dragged Indominus Rex to the bottom of the lagoon in the first Jurassic World movie. Since then, it’s featured a handful of times in the animate Camp Cretaceous series on Netflix.
Since it’s original release, this figure has had a second version – the Ocean Protector Mosasaurus Figure, which came out in 2021 – which is essentially a repaint. Of the two, I personally prefer the later one, as the darker paint job looks much better than the original, at least in my view. There’s even been a third, released in Jurassic World: Dominion packaging, although there doesn’t seem to be any difference between this one and the one that came out last year.
Measuring in at 11″ height and 30″ in length, this figure is definitely big – being the largest Mosasaurus figure released to date. While primarily a repaint, the Ocean Protector version of this model also has a few other differences. The first is an articulated tail, which is a nice addition, as well as a slightly bigger body and head, as the sculpt for this model seems to have been tweaked and scaled up a little, although it’s otherwise the same.
When it comes to articulation, this figure has low jaw, flipper, and as we’ve already mentioned, tail articulation. There’s also a hidden DNA code located on the rear-left flipper of this figure, which is used with the Jurassic World Facts app for an Augmented Reality (AR) experience.
Once thing we especially like is the fact that the latest version is made from ocean-bound plastic, as stated on it’s packaging – which is nice to see from Mattel, making an effort to be more environmentally friendly, something we wished more toy manufacturers would do.
The Jurassic World Ocean Protector Mosasaurus Figure is available from most major retailers and is priced at around $40. For the original Jurassic World Real Feel Mosasaurus, you can still find this online, retailing for a little less, for around $30 from places like Amazon.
Everyone loves dinosaurs and the Jurassic Park/World movies – at least we do! We love them even more when they come in giant, awe-inspiring sizes, that really add an element of wow factor to our dinosaur collection. As you can see, there are no shortage of dinosaur toys from Mattel that meet that basic criteria, with there being quite a few super impressive dinosaur toy figures that are absolutely humungous!
While dinosaur toys from Mattel aren’t the most scientifically accurate, being more worried about movie accuracy, they’re also not the least accurate – making them a great place to start introducing your kids to all-things dinosaurs. They’re also designed to be played with, making them durable, robust, and able to stand up to the rough and tumble of play – unlike many of the alternative dinosaur collectibles on the market.
Perhaps the single best thing about some of this huge toys besides their size, is that they’re all still available at retail – making them easy to find and affordable, being offered by most major retailers. This makes then relatively inexpensive to add to your collection, unlike some of the rarer, discontinued products, where you can expect to pay way over the odds on sites like eBay.
This might not always be the case, and is primarily due to many of these figures being relatively new, with the oldest toy in our round-up being release in 2018. Over time, you can expect these products to disappear from store shelves. So if you don’t already have these super impressive dinosaur figures from Mattel in your own collection, we would urge you to think about getting your hands on them while it’s still easy to do so. Happy collecting!