Hasbro and Universal launch Transformers x Jurassic Park mash-up… proving that life does find a way

Even if you could never have imagined it, life… (you’ve guessed it), finds a way. Hasbro has finally partnered up with Universal Brand Development and Amblin Entertainment to create the DNA mash-up we’ve all been waiting for; bringing Jurassic Park and the Transformers franchise together for the first time.

Under the new partnership, the iconic T.Rex and Ford Explorer from the blockbuster 1993 Jurassic Park have been transformed into… well, Transformers. And the names of these beautiful creations? Tyrannocon Rex and Autobot JP93, of course.

The new Transformers x Jurassic Park figure and vehicle pack celebrates the 1993 movie that set the course for Universal’s Jurassic franchise almost 30 years ago. Both the Tyrannocon Rex and the Autobot JP93 feature a combined 260 unique details inspired by moments from the Jurassic Park film.

The Tyrannocon Rex figure converts into T.Rex mode in 27 steps and features detailed molded dinosaur texture. The figure features a new head mold and stands at seven inches.

Meanwhile, fans can enjoy a heavy dose of nostalgia through one of the film’s iconic vehicles, as the Autobot JP93 converts into the licensed Ford Explorer mode in 18 steps. The figure stands at 5.5 inches and comes with a blaster accessory that can attach to the figure in both modes.

Dr. Alan Grant and the Game Warden inspired both the JP93 hat in bot mode and the JP93 blaster accessory.

Both figures are contained within packaging inspired by the unforgettable moment in the original film in whihc the T.Rex escapes her enclosure and crushes the Ford Explorer. The packaging also includes a cardboard backdrop illustration of the T. Rex’s cage, allowing fans to recreate the scene.

A press release from Hasbro read: “Transformers robots have always been… More than Meets the Eye, but now, through the Transformers Collaborative, fans can experience these larger-than-life characters as they team up, mash up, and meet up with other characters, teams and people who share this same special quality. It is a world of constant change where things are not what they seem.”

The Tyrannocaon Rex figure and Autobot JP93 vehicle pack are available to pre-order for $104.99 (around £75) on Amazon.

A second release of the figure and vehicle pack will be available starting December 1 this year via Hasbro’s fan-facing platform, Hasbro Pulse as well as select retailers worldwide.

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