Toy company Hasbro has revealed a new dinosaur toy in its official “Jurassic World” line-up. It’s a hybrid T-Rex.
It’s the latest from a long line of Hasbro’s Dino Hybrid line of “Jurassic World” merchandise, in line with the hybrid thematic element of the fourth “Jurassic Park” film.
The green-colored hybrid T-Rex is similar to the one from Joe Johnston’s “Jurassic Park III” (2001). However, it has spikes protruding from its back, similar to a Stegosaurus. This hybrid T-Rex toy might potentially be teasing an actual hybrid T-Rex in the sequel to “Jurassic World.”
One of the major plot lines of Colin Trevorrow’s “Jurassic World” involved a hybrid carnivorous dinosaur, the Indominus Rex, creating chaos in the island-resort of Isla Nublar, killing humans and dinos alike.
In the later half of the film, it was revealed that geneticist Dr. Henry Wu (B.D.Wong), who reprises his role from Spielberg’s 1993 original, was hand-in-glove with International Genetic Technologies, Inc. or InGen’s secret plan to experiment with hybrid dinosaurs for future militarization and profit.
Dr. Wu escaped the island at the end of “Jurassic World” with the embryos of all the dinosaur species. In all likelihood, he would have to set up base somewhere where InGen would be able to breed more dinosaurs, especially hybrids.
This is not the first time that Hasbro has revealed a hybrid dinosaur toy. A Stegoceratops toy was released prior to the release of the film. It was also shown on a computer monitor in the film itself as still being in the testing phase.
Moreover, that the film will not be focused on Isla Nublar anymore is more or less a given, considering what Colin Trevorrow said in an interview to wired.co.uk. “[It will not be] just a bunch of dinosaurs chasing people on an island,” Trevorrow said. “That’ll get old real fast.”
“What if this went open source? It’s almost like InGen is Mac, but what if PC gets their hands on it? What if there are 15 different entities around the world who can make a dinosaur?,” he added.
So, the InGen, along with other contenders, might be making more dinosaurs in the sequel slated to arrive in the summer of 2018. They will likely be making more hybrids like the Indominus Rex, the T-Rex with spikes or the Stegoceratops.
One Ingen competitor likely to be featured in the sequel is Biosyn, which featured prominently in the “Jurassic Park” and “The Lost World’” novels by late Michael Crichton. In both books, Biosyn’s Lewis Dodgson attempts to steal dinosaur embryos from the two islands.
Fans will have to wait for two more years to find out.