JW Growlers Dilophosaurus!
Dilophosaurus is my favorite dinosaur, so naturally I have a bias. Thankfully, this is also my favorite Jurassic World dinosaur figure. It has flaws, but by the JW standards Hasbro has forced us to comply, it is their masterpiece.
This is by far my favorite Jurassic World mold. The proportions are correct with what we know about Dilophosaurus. The frills are silly, but you can't have a Jurassic Park Dilophosaurus without the frills. It's also the best TOY in the entire line!
Now, the frill looks nice, but it...flops around. They're attached to hinges attached to the sides of the head's base, so it's cool but kind of idiotic as it looks like a dino with large ears. Who knows, maybe this hybrid actually uses these for ears instead of scaring and hypnotizing its prey. But remove the frill and the proportions are correct.
See how bloody annoying they are? Hold the animal down and this is what it looks like. Ugh. Whatever. That's probably my biggest problem with this toy. Oh, and the color. It's...uh...like a piece of chewing gum, honestly. I see it and I wanna chew it. Moving on...
The action feature involves pushing its tail down, which lowers its neck and shoots out a missile meant to look like poison. This is REALLY cool, because it triggers a movie accurate ...RRRAAAAARRR sound with the later ending of the venom hitting Nedry...er...prey. Really, take your headphones and go on Youtube to hear the RAAARR and SPIT. Same file. Super mega awesome. Pressing the side will cause the ribs to light up and to "squeal" like it does when it meets Nedry. It's cute, and it's especially cute when you got several of them!
Ok, so you hate Hasbro and hate Jurassic World's toys and hate...everything. BUY this dinosaur. It's EXTREMELY recommended. It's an amazing, fun toy that is accurate to both movie and real like Dilophosaurus. If only we could take down that frill... And the hands are not pronated. Is it just me or is this dino even more accurate than the others? Ceratosaurus' hands aren't pronated either. That's what makes this dino special. He could have just been one of Stan Winston's kangaroo Dilophosaurus with the pronated hands. Nope! This fact makes this figure a winner and my top pick for Jurassic World toys. If you see it, grab it.
Here it is with the Chomper...same colors...Chomper to be reviewed later.
Here it is with all the other Dilophosaurs EXCEPT the Jurassic Park III Dilophosaurus and its repaint, which are just hideous and have no proper center line. But why stop here? I had a friend of mine by last name Slaughter to take two of these and...repaint them!
I had Slaughter do my JW Dilophosaurs into Jurassic Park color schemes AND Crichton's yellow and grey color schemes with cut off frill parts. These two really put Hasbro's colors to shame.
Amazing work by an amazing artist. If Kenner did a beautifully painted Dilophosaurus, why couldn't Hasbro?
Wow. I have no words. I really have no words. Thanks to Slaughter! Amazing artist, and thanks to Hasbro for creating this amazing mold. It's really the best effort, and I hope y'all can get your hands on this excellent toy. It's...whoever commissioned this piece is a Dilophosaurus fanboy and therefore someone I respect. Again, if you hate the line, just get this and the Ceratosaurus for your Jurassic Park collection.