Tuesday, October 26, 2010
With a curious packaging (missing logos and written references) these bootleg versions were taking the market in 2010 probably due to Chap Mei´s current absence in western Europe.
This box used Dino Velley 2 graphics. This may have something to do with some sort of image rights issues. Who knows?
Included accessories. The cactues looks like a Playmobil mold. The bush trees are surreal. Probably taken from small soldiers packs.
Included figures. Hefty Nicky and a mix of Wildboar Max and what seems to be a bit of Trekker Bill.
Included dino: Therizinosaurus. Nice display figure and it even works!
Helicopter. A bootleg version of the real thing. The doors won´t open, there´s no hook nor rotating tail rotor for that matter. A nice touch though - Dragon Hunter brand painted on the doors. Even looks remotely like the InGen brand from Jurassic Park.
Now this is a beauty. It really is. The painting is awesome, the fact is a reliable version of the hardtop original, its only flaw is the poor plastic quality of the chassis. Minor detail and its good for both display and play.
It was missing its antenna and some top accessory (weapon maybe) when taken from the sealed package. Since this was the only one, there wasn´t any way to know if it is supposed to be so. Probably. I´m very happy with this car, nonetheless. A keeper, definitely.