I was born in 92 so I was sadly too young to remember when the first movie came out but by the time 'The Lost World' arrived in cinemas the shops were covered with jurassic park merchandise, I can clearly remember walking into the lost world section of toys and being absolutely amazed. So much green packaging and so many amazing dinosaur toys, I just had to have them. I remember getting the flapping Pteranodon for my birthday, but my favourite toy I got as a child was the reprint TLW velociraptor with the capture gear.
About a year later I clearly remember going to a garage sale and finding a first jurassic park screaming Dilophosaur. It was a great find. But made me realise that I have missed out on the first films toyline for being so young, which I was very upset about. I also got a lot of the jp3 toyline when I was 10.
One thing in particular I want to talk about is this Lost World poster I had as a child. It's still on my wall and it's one of my most prized possessions. Even though it's a bit warn and torn.
Well I do care now as a 21 year old and I have started buying JPtoys again now that I have a job and I have started replacing them with some still packaged or just really good condition ones. I also really like Papo dinosaur models as they are strongly inspired by the Jurassic park films so I collected them as well.
So there you have it. A little story about my collection. I would love to tell my whole Jurassic Park story but that's for another day. P.s it's a unique one.
Thanks - Cory Baker