I was one of those kids obnoxiously obsessed with dinosaurs. As in, I had every single species that was ever manufactured in plastic, and of course, a T-Rex in all its vinyl viciousness.
Something just beat that, and it’s huge.
The new Chronicle Collectibles Jurassic Park T-Rex statue is 8 feet of ferocity, hunger, intimidation, and teeth. It’s an exact replica of the menacing giant from the original movie, with the exception that it won’t make a meal out of you. While I don’t remember seeing this thing at San Diego Comic-Con, where it was first released (along with other prehistoric beasts), I wish I had just for Instagram cred. And if you have 5 grand to spare, it can live in your cave.
I really meant it when I said the T-rex is 8 feet of dinosaur. He will arrive in an 8’ x 4’ x 4’ box that will make the neighbors side-eye your doorstep. He’s also (almost) as heavy as the real thing—at least he weighs more than I do. Including the crate that can contain such a monster, that’s 150 pounds unless you happen to live in Texas and can save $500 by picking him up in person. You may even be able to have bragging rights to living with a dinosaur even if you don’t have a fistful of ancient gold. There are payment plan options which won’t bleed you to death like the real-life inspiration behind this leviathan would have if human had been unlucky enough to coexist with giant carnivorous lizards.
T-Rex not your spirit animal, or just not enough room for him? Chronicle has bred several other species, including a Compsognathus, Stegosaurus, and these adorable baby raptors. Any one of them will probably scare away unwanted guests.
If you want to get your claws on this creature, 100 are up for pre-order today, August 25, before they become extinct.