On top of the groundbreaking visual effects that helped bring the stars of Jurassic Park back from extinction, the film's creators also strived to make some of the dinosaurs, including the Tyrannosaurus Rex, as accurate as possible. Which means that Chronicle Collectibles' new Jurassic Park T-rex bust is the easiest way to hang a prehistoric trophy over your fireplace.
Using an original casting from Stan Winston Studios, the special effects shop that was responsible for the look of all the Jurassic Park dinosaurs, and building the film's animatronic characters, Chronicle Collectibles has ensured that this 48cm long female T-rex bust is the closest thing you'll get to hanging a real taxidermied T-rex on your wall.
Further adding to this mounted T-rex's realism is a custom paint job by artist Steve Riojas, who worked to match the skin textures and colours of the life-size animatronic T-rex Stan Winston Studios built for filming the vehicle attack scene in Jurassic Park. It helps you understand why this collectible will set you back $US650 ($846) when it's available for pre-order starting tomorrow.
And while this replica might not be as exciting as a time-travelling safari where you travel back to the Cretaceous period to hunt a real-life T-rex, it's a much safer proposition, if you remember how all those Jurassic Park movies actually played out.