After the success of the Jurassic Park toy line as a collective it
was decided as a collective by Hasbro to launch a Playskool Jurassic
Park toy line with dinosaurs and figures fashioned in the "Super-D",
short for super demented, form. The catch slogan was "thrilling
just for preschoolers". While short lived
this line is believed to not have been as successful as the other lines
as the Jurassic Park movie series was intended for a PG-13 audience
instead of a toddler audience. Children do love their dinosaurs though
as the popular saying goes. The Jurassic Park Junior line was a wonderful
and fresh addition to the Jurassic Park toy lines.
The set featured no humans singularly in their own packages, but only
dinosaurs, vehicles, and humans together in two packs. The humans were
not styled after the traditional movie characters seen on film, but
in fact "Jurassic Park Rangers" similar to the Dino-Trackers
that debuted in the original Jurassic Park Series 2 toy line. In total,
eight sets featured the humans with vehicles in them.
The dinosaurs in this line were made also similar in fashion to the
human figures in their "Super-D" format. The line featured
dinosaurs such as Iguanodon, Brachiosaurus, Tyrannosaurus, Pteranodon,
Triceratops, Ankylosaurus, Dilophosaurus, Velociraptor, Stegosaurus,
Parasaurolophus, and Archaeopteryx.
Vehicles and Playsets
Two electronic playsets were made for the Jurassic Park: Junior line.
These two playsets would feature one large vehicle with human figure,
and one or two dinosaurs. Two of the big playsets were the "Dinosaur
Escape Adventure" and the "Tracking the 'T-Rex'" set.
The JP: Junior line would also feature smaller playsets with smaller
vehicles like motorcycles and helicopters that included "Trapping
the Dinos", "Double Trouble Dinos", "'Raptor' Capture",
"Saving the 'Stego'", "Terrible 'Pterry'", and "Thundering
No prototypes are known to exist for this line.