God help us, we’re in the hands of prop-masters, and there’s only one place to get our hands on their most lasting works. Fandango FanShop launched its first-ever Prop Shop. The ultimate destination for movie fan merchandise is giving fans a “one-of-a-kind opportunity to own official, limited edition prop replicas from popular films and beloved franchises.” In partnership with Universal Studios, Fandango FanShop’s first offerings will feature official prop replicas molded from original on-screen props from the Jurassic Park and Jurassic World film franchise, handcrafted on the Universal Studios backlot.
“Our goal is to deliver authentic prop replicas that will help fans relive the thrills of their favorite films, while building excitement for upcoming theatrical releases, such as Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom opening on June 22,” Holly Rawlinson, VP Marketing, Merchandising and Licensing for Fandango FanShop, said in a statement.
Scientists were so preoccupied with whether they could, they didn’t stop to think if they should. But FanShop’s prop-makers figured, why not mold of the head of an Indominus rex from the original on-screen props at Universal Studios and make them available for fans? It’s not like they carry baby Velociraptor DNA.
“We are so excited to partner with Fandango to bring these iconic, studio-produced collectibles to life,” John Priebe, VP Universal Studio Operations, said in a statement. “Our talented artists are putting their hearts and expertise into each creation to deliver something extra special for the fans.”
Fandango FanShop will provide an official signed certificate of authenticity issued by Universal Studios to enhance the Jurassic Park and Jurassic World prop replicas’ collectability. The certificates will include the product number in the series, among other details.
Fandango FanShop will offer “something for every fan, from the one-of-a-kind Jurassic World Indominus rex head replica for $24,999.99 for the ultimate collector to the limited edition Jurassic Park Island of Isla Nublar Map replica for $99.99.”
At launch, the collection will include replicas of: Jurassic World Indominus rex Head; Jurassic Park Baby Velociraptor; Jurassic Park “Hatched” Dinosaur Eggs; Jurassic Park Island of Isla Nublar Map; Jurassic Park “Mr. DNA” Animation Cells; Jurassic Park III Exterior Aviary Set Design Schematic; Jurassic Park III Exterior/Interior Hatching Lab Set Design Schematic; and Jurassic Park III Exterior Plane Wreckage Set Design Schematic.
FanShop is taking pre-orders for the Jurassic prop replicas at FandangoFanShop.com, leading up to the highly anticipated theatrical release of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom on June 22.