Jurassic Park has any number of memorable scenes, but one of most bizarre and darkly comical moments from Steven Spielberg’s monster hit is about to be realized in a new toy set that will be available at this year’s San Diego Comic Con. While there are some characters who deserve to meet a grisly end in the movie, one of those who just turns out to be unfortunately in the wrong place at the wrong time is lawyer Donald Gennaro. Now Gennaro’s toilet death scene is being immortalized by Mattel in the latest Hammond Collection offering.
The Outhouse Chaos set was revealed as part of the run up to this year’s San Diego Comic Con, and features a 3.75 inch figure of Gennaro along with the outhouse and toilet that were part of his death scene. Also included in the set is a T-Rex with rain spattered appearance, opening jaw and posable tongue, that allows you to recreate the scene right up to the moment the lawyer is plucked from the toilet and shook apart by the prehistoric beast.
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For collectors of Mattel’s latest Jurassic Park inspired range of toys, the set will be available at Comic-Con between July 21 and July 24, but will also be available for purchase online in limited amounts for those who are unable to attend the event in person. This means that no matter where you are in the world, you can have the dubious joy of reliving Gennaro’s death over and over again in the comfort of your own room.
Jurassic Park Is Still A Cinematic Masterpiece
Although dinosaurs had been seen on the big screen many times before, in movies from 1933’s King Kong all the way through to animated classics like The Land Before Time, never had dinosaurs come to life in the same way as they did in Jurassic Park. Based on the Michael Crichton novel of the same name, the story blended science fact with fiction to tap into the world of genetic engineering in a way that now seems old hat.
Steven Spielberg turned the novel into a near perfect movie, with just the right amount of action, thrills and story to keep audiences entertained for the whole two-hour runtime. Even though the dinosaurs were the star of the show, with the stunning T-Rex escape sequence still holding up strong, their time in the movie was limited to around 16 minutes of footage. As you would expect, the sequels that followed began to quickly adapt a horror trope that the face of the franchise had to be seen more and more on screen, until this year’s Jurassic World: Dominion had almost more dinosaur action than any other movie in the series.
While Crichton’s narrative kept the original Jurassic Park on track, and was also responsible for some of the sequences that appeared in later movies, Jurassic World: Dominion relied much more on its dinosaurs and returning legacy cast to pull in audiences, and while it has worked for the most part, it proved again that there is nothing that can really match the groundbreaking feat of Jurassic Park.