Hasbro Jurassic World Hybrid Stegoceratops Action Figure Hasbro, 2016
Day #1,567: November 4, 2016
Hybrid Stegoceratops Bashing Attack!
Jurassic World Bashers and Biters
Item No.: Asst. B1271 No. B8632 Manufacturer:Hasbro Includes:n/a Action Feature:Tail serves as joystick to operate head mechanism Retail:$10.99 Availability:September 2016 Other: Extra Hornsy
Behold, the new hybrid Stegoceratops! This is the third colorway of the Stegoceratops [FOTD #1,219] - the first was green, the second was brown, and #3 has a new head sculpt and blue plastic. They're all functionally similar and I doubt you'd notice the enlarged horns and frill as quickly as you'd notice the blue coloring and utterly insanely great gold horns and plates. Seriously, this is great. It's a designer toy in kiddie toy clothing.
As with the previous release, what you're getting is a Stegosaurus with a Triceratops head. The tail is mostly undecorated, which is a shame as the thagomizer could use some color. The plates, horns, and spikes are all a gold/orange color, and this accent was also added to the creature's belly. What's more, the face and feet - even the soles of the feet - are coated in a thick metallic blue pigment. Another shade of blue was used to accent the sides of the beast, along with fairly tame off-white toes on his feet. Metallic orange eyes peer out from under elongated horns, giving the creature the illusion of great size despite being just a few inches long.
The JW cutie mark, now in yellow, rests on his rear leg behind the flesh wound. It blends in well despite it being a bright color. As with before, the figure has articulated hips and a tail which can control the position of the figure's head - it's quite nice. The level of detail is admirable, although it's worth noting that the texture of the skin seems to be drowned out by the loud blue plastic and dark blue stripes. It's easy to miss all the folds, warts, and other textured elements because that bright blue is likely to be distracting.
I both love this figure and wish we got something else. If we didn't already have two Stegoceratops figures, I would say this is the best toy of the entire year. But we did. It's still fantastic, with great coloring and a wonderful sculpt and the nuttiest colors you could hope to see on a crazy mutant dinosaur toy. I wish I had something more profound to say other than simply that if you see it, and you're lucky enough to find one around its regular retail price, you should buy this cerulean weirdo on sight. It's fun.
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