Hello, fellow JP/JW Wikians.
Today, I have decided to make a speculation blog where you guess which species from Mattel’s 2020 line of 17 new species will debut in the Jurassic Park/World Franchise’s first ever official animated series slated to release in 2020; Camp Cretaceous.
Now lets get one thing clear; Jurassic Outpost has released an article about this news (you can go here to take a look), and they did confirm that Camp Cretaceous will have some species that appear in the new species 2020 line.
While many of these species are designed just as toys, Mattel did confirm that quite a few will be based upon the upcoming Netflix animated series Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous, and even went as far as showing the previously revealed trailer during the panel.
This means that not all 17 species will appear in the animated TV series (strangely, only 15 silhouettes appear in this chart), but some of them will appear in the show. Mattel revealed three so far; the Cryolophosaurus, the Alioramus, and the Edmontosaurus.
Now, I have shared my opinion on the three species not long ago, and I’ll state them here again.
- Cryolophosaurus: This dinosaur is what I considered the best figure revealed so far for me, mainly because it just feels like a Jurassic Park/ World design. The coloration was also reminiscent of a Jurassic Park III coloration, and the design in general really reminded me of this photo of a theropod dinosaur charging at the screen. I can personally imagine this dinosaur design on the video cover being repurposed off of the Mattel Cryolophosaurus, and I can think of the result being epic and a truly memorable design.
- Alioramus: I’ll be honest, when this figure of the Alioramus was first revealed, my reaction to it was a bit “meh” and just average in an alright way, due to it looking so much like its bigger and much more famous relative, the T. rex, in the film canon with its coloration. However, time has passed, and as of writing this, I have started to love the design. In fact, I have happened to love it just as much as the Cryolophosaurus, and can envision that both dinosaur designs (if they debut in Camp Cretaceous) will become my favorite dinosaurs from the franchise. Speaking of debuting in the TV show, I happened to notice an important and hintful detail from seeing this video that states that this animal is around the size of the film canon Velociraptor but it happens to be very aggressive. This really does grab my attention, as it feels canon-ish to me. If it does appear, then it can be the tyrannosaurid equivalent to the film canon Velociraptor, and will just be as dangerous.
- Edmontosaurus: A dinosaur that has been in the film canon of the franchise for a long time. If it appears in Camp Cretaceous, then it will be a dinosaur that will follow the same fate as the Baryonyx; a dinosaur that is canon but hasn’t appeared until a recent installment comes. However, if anything, I would really like to talk about its design. I have noticed that it is at least inspired by the JW Website Artwork, which are too out-of-place (as in accuracy and coloration) for the canon dinosaurs they represent and among the other dinosaurs. Yes, I am aware of the fact that Mattel has also inspired their Suchomimus and Metriacanthosaurus from the Website, but those feel more in place with the rest of the canon dinosaurs than the Edmontosaurus Mattel has made. Its green colored head makes it out of place with the body, sporting a tan markingless body with a grey stripe from the tail to the arms and the grey on the neck. It’s not a bad design per-se, but I really do feel like it could have been made to feel more like Jurassic Park/World.
Alright, now with my opinion out of the way, lets get to the point.
I predict that the Edmontosaurus will appear in the show because not only was it residing on Isla Nublar during the 2015 Incident, but it was still alive at the time before the Fallen Kingdom Era. However, I also predict that the other two revealed dinosaurs, Cryolophosaurus and Alioramus, will also debut as well. As for the rest of the blacked out species, I could predict that some will appear in the show as well.
- Species that I predict will be in the show:
- Ornithopod next to Sarcosuchus (Camptosaurus?): Okay, I don’t exactly know what species of ornithopod this is supposed to be, but I’m going to guess that it is the Camptosaurus. There’s a little backstory to this prediction of mine, and I’ll explain it. Before this 2020 17 new species list came to be, I predicted Camptosaurus would appear because not only was there an employee named James who had a tag with this species’ name on it, hinting its residence in Jurassic World, but also because this species’ name has the word “Camp” in it, much like the title “Camp Cretaceous”. It would have been a missed opportunity if this figure was another ornithopod species or if this ornithopod didn’t appear in the TV Series.
- Sarcosuchus: A rather unexpected figure from Mattel. Before this giant crocodilian has a figure by Mattel, there was a crocodilian that appeared in the Fallen Kingdom Behind The Scenes as a skeleton. I presumed it was a Crocodylus, but people guessed that it was a juvenile Deinosuchus, with the Deinosuchus contributing to the Indominus rex genome, hinting at its existence in Jurassic World. However, if Sarcosuchus debuts in Camp Cretaceous and if the Deinosuchus is indeed canon, then that would mean the Jurassic World theme park housed two giant crocodilian species in its park, which would be crazy.
- Pareiasaur/Dicynodont? (Scutosaurus?): I’m not entirely sure what species this odd animal is supposed to be, nor am I certain if this animal was a pareiasaur or a dicynodont. I would think of Scutosaurus, because not only is it related to reptiles, specifically turtles, but the Jurassic Park/World film canon focuses on animals that are dinosaurs and reptiles, not mammals, but if I’ll be honest, this animal could be anything. Now, for why I think it will debut in Camp Cretaceous, I think it is because Jurassic World would clone this species because it is pretty unique, and would lead to diversity in species the park has. It would be likely to guess that this animal, if it is a pareiasaur, would be “The Turtle of Jurassic World”.
- Species that I predict will be just figures:
- Postosuchus: Yes, this rauisuchian is most likely a Postosuchus, because before this figure was shown as a silhouette, there was a minifigure of this species that was shown as a minifigure in Wave 3. I predict that this species has a figure of it just to base the figure off of the minifigure.
- Carcharodontosaurid? (Carcharodontosaurus?): This is a rather interesting theropod silhouette that appeared on the silhouette board. Personally, I don’t think that Camp Cretaceous will include this species because if this is indeed a Carcharodontosaurus, then that wouldn’t make sense, since the Jurassic World theme park already has its T. rex as the “big theropod” of the park.
- Spinosaurid (Ichthyovenator?): Again, like the carcharodontosaurid silhouette, I don’t think this spinosaurid will appear in the show because the Jurassic World theme park already has the Baryonyx and the Suchomimus, so another spinosaurid would be odd, but welcome.
- Tarbosaurus: When its silhouette was revealed, it looked tyrannosaurid, but I wouldn’t have guessed that it would be the Tarbosaurus when it was confirmed by Mattel. Either way, I think that this will be just a figure made to be “cool”, because having it and the film canon T. rex would be odd, and the Jurassic World theme park already has a large theropod species, the T. rex.
- Species that I am uncertain about:
- Sinoceratops: This species has already debuted in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, and the figure may just be a film-accurate correction from their old Pachyrhinosaurus that was named Sinoceratops. However, if it does return, then it could give a peek into how it was cloned, and some backstory to this species.
- Majungasaurus: I think that abelisaurid with the strange filaments is a Majungasaurus, because of the head with the spikes, and the arms not being visible. I’m not certain about this species being in Camp Cretaceous because on one thought, it could be just a figure made to expand the species roster, but on the other thought, the Majungasaurus is one of the dinosaurs that make up the Indominus rex’s genome, and the Carnotaurus also makes up the genome of the hybrid as well, and it was cloned and debuted in Fallen Kingdom as well, so the Majungasaurus might make it in. Also, the weird filaments on it might be spikes all over its body, and it feels canon-ish to me.
- Biped animal in Sarcosuchus’s tail (Dryosaurus? Ornithomimus? Troodon (JW: Live Tour design)?): Now, this is one of the animals from the silhouette board that I absolutely have no idea what species it is, with the other two being hidden by the Sinoceratops and the tyrannosaurid theropod (one looking to be a nodosaurid and the other looking to be a quadruped of some sort). One guess I have taken for this mysterious biped was the figure for Jeannie the Troodon, since I saw a comment somewhere in a Jurassic Outpost article in that they will make merchandise for Live Tour. Otherwise, this animal could literally be any small or medium sized biped dinosaur.
What do you think? What species from the 2020 new species line will appear in Camp Cretaceous? Leave your thoughts and comments down below.