I have made it a point to start looking at the cheap toy sections, msotly because there's not a lot weird going on some of the main toy aisles. Mattel is doing a top-notch Jurassic World line with massive toys, but one aisle over is a $1 Mosasaurus from Boley. It's smaller, looking like a cross between that movie's dinosaur and those old, crappy rubbery Mr. Shark toys you saw in Toy Story.
Obviously, it's a lot of fun.
There are bins of surprisingly good dinosaurs like this one, measuring a decent size for the price. This 10-inch long sea creature is priced comparably to a Hot Wheels car and comes with a fairly generic "Nature World" tag with a UPC and no identifying information.
The hollow toy has a permanently open, somewhat grotesque maw with an open cavernous body behind it. You can throw a small micro figure behind the painted white teeth to its doom. It's slathered in paint, with dark blue pigment over the baby blue plastic. The eyes are painted orange, and the detailing is pretty sharp. It's shiny with lots of little scale-like notches, and there's a pretty decent frill down the spine. The tail is in line with the Jurassic movies' interpretation of this creature in that they lack the fluke at the end of the tail. There is much discussion on this topic. When dealing with a $1 figure, you have to deal with "close enough," and this certainly is a pretty decent toy.
It's goofy and fun, giving you a somewhat ugly mutant version of the movie monster mixed with the ancient terror of the sea. It's also dirt cheap. As a stocking stuffer or discount distraction goes, this is a good one. Of course, since it's cheap, you'll probably also throw it in a box. Unloved. Ignored forever. Shame on you. It's a nice dinosaur toy.
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