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vehicles and buildings were compared alongside their screen counterparts.
All of the vehicles selected and modified required us to consult the original
instructions of the toy in order to be sure of one-time assembly procedures
as not to damage the toy.
Park Ford Explorer
Figure: Jungle Explorer, JP - Series 1 Canon Rating: Suggested Modifications: Eliminate the DNA/Tranq Gun and a few
of the other over-sized weapons. Looks well enough on its own at that point
it can look more movie canon. Also the addition of the night vision goggles
as well as "JAWS" Jackson's video camera which would double
for the flashlights used in the Jurassic Park films.
Figure: Bush Devil Tracker, JP - Series 1 Canon Rating: Suggested Modifications: Eliminate Tranq Gun and take away the
Figure: High Hide Dino Observation Stand, Lost World - Series 1 Canon Rating: Suggested Modifications: Once the Tranq Gun is eliminated this
toyset is rather dead on to its movie counterpart. For it to be canon, don't apply the "The
Lost World" logo sticker.
Mobile RV Lab
Figure: Mobile Command Center, Lost World - Series 1 Canon Rating: Suggested Modifications: While the fold down side gives the set
some playability value it however was not like this in the movie. Some
other suggested items to elimination would be the crane, the green antennae, and finally
the grey satellite dish that sits up on the driver cabin of the RV. Don't
apply the "The Lost World" logo sticker
Figure: Ground Tracker, Lost World - Series 1 Canon Rating: Suggested Modifcations: Eliminate the Satellite Dish, Don't attach
Yellow piece for the crane or the crane itself. Don't apply the "The
Lost World" logo sticker. A make-shift "clear plastic"
cover could be added for the "driver" area but it would be hard
to do. This hit and misses on being identical to the car Eddie Carr drove
in The Lost World.
Figure: Hunter's Humvee, Lost World - Series 1 Canon Rating: Suggested Modifcations: Eliminate the "stun prods" for
favor of Tim Murphy's snare from the first line and also the two hunters
(Hunter #2 and #3) would be excellent if it were included originally in
this production. Also don't put the TLW sticker in place on it. While
not exact it does a good job of lining up with the film counterpart.
Figure: Net Trapper, Lost World - Series 1 Canon Rating: Suggested Modifications: Remove the Net Trap portion and don't
apply this toy, change the coloration, and this TLW vehicle is a near
identical match to its film counterpart with some minor differences.
Figure: Dino-Snare Dirtbike, Lost World - Series 1 Canon Rating: Suggested Modifications: The elimination of the snare and the tranq-guns
make these toys near perfect for use with the InGen Hunters from TLW.
Also the Jurassic Park 3 Raptor Pursuit Cycle can work for this as well,
but in order to get the Motorcycle Driver you have to get the Dino-Snare
Park Visitor's Center/Isla Nublar Playset
Original Figure: Command Compound, JP - Series 1 Canon Rating: Suggested Modifications: LOTS! Oh sorry, this toy required a lot
of modifications in the sense that everything needs to be separated and
made into basically its own individual paddocks for the dinosaurs. Also
a suggested modification for the front gate is to use parts of the JP3
Raptor Attack Playset, doors and fire, for use in the original gate. Fencing
also is suggested to be used from TLW Mobile Command Center, as well as
fencing from the Raptor Attack Playset from JP3's line. The compound itself
is more in line, similarity wise, with the Velociraptor Pen as seen in
the film instead of the actual Visitor's Center from the film. With most
of the toys the "Tranq-Guns" are a must go, as well as some
additional things, a weapon storage, and cattle prods. To make the compound
actually work as part of the Visitor's Center is to eliminate the cat
walk and subsequently have the grass "top hat" cover the empty
space and sit on top of the Compound directly. I was unable to do that
with my model as the Catwalk is a one time-assembly procedure. Other Uses: This can be "modified" to look like the run-down
Operations Center in TLW, removal of the embryo storage unit and computers
is suggested. This can be modified also in the JP3 Embryonics Administration
by re-adding the Embryo Storage Unit to it with unhatched eggs in place,
along with most or all of the Dino-Damage Points in use.