The "Cyclops" Velociraptor is a figure featured in series 1 of The Lost World toy-line.
DescriptionEditThis Raptor derives its code-name from the fact that it only has one working eye; the left eye sports an enormous scar over it (presumably caused by a fellow Raptor), creating whiteness to the pupil. As opposed to its comrade: the "Raptor", which is a repaint from JP series 1, this figure features a brand new sculpt. The figure comes packaged with only one piece of capture gear: a muzzle attached to a chain that cuffs aound the animal's ankle. Cyclops' main action feature is similar to the Thrasher T-Rex: pull the tail side to side and the head thrashes back and fourth to break loose from its capture gear.
Repaints & Re-ReleasesEdit
Jurassic Park Dinosaurs Series 1EditIn 1999, Hasbro released several repainted figures from Kenner's previous Jurassic Park lines as a promotion for the newly opened Islands of Adventure park. For this line, the the "Cyclops" aspect was ignored and the eye was painted with a functional pupil. The color scheme was made to look reminiscent of the raptors seen in the first film. This was done by simply inverting the color scheme of the previous version, turning the body predominantly beige with green stripes.
Jurassic Park IIIEditThe figure was repainted again in 2001, this time released in conjunction with the toy line for Jurassic Park III. Packaged with two other repainted figures and accessories, the figure was part of a three pack titled "Dino Tracking Set", which was sold exclusively at Walmart stores. The main beige body color remained the same as the last repaint, though it was given a tan overcoat with black/brown running down the back. Keeping in line with the features of the newly designed raptors, the figure was given red eyes with circular pupils and two white stripes which ran down the neck and torso. Also released for the JP III line was a repackage of the JP dinosaurs repaint. These were primarily intended for sale in Mexico though several shipments wound up in KB Toys retailers across the US.
Jurassic Park Dinosaurs Series 2EditRepainted a third time in 2004, the figure was included as part of series 2 of Jurassic Park dinosaurs. The color scheme was similar in design to it's predecessor but hearkened back to the colors seen on the original. The body was colored light green with a white underbelly and was given dark green side stripes and red eyes with circular pupils, similar to the JP III raptors. An interesting note is that this paint job marks the first time that the scars across the figure's body are colored in, making them appear to be fresh wounds.
- While the male Velociraptors in The Lost World featured orange coloring and tiger-like patterns, there is debate to whether or not there was a green Velociraptor among the others. If one pays close attention during the scene where the Raptors fight over Sarah, one of the two quarreling Raptors possesses a light green hue to its grey skin. The heavy darkness attributed to the scene taking place at night makes it hard to decipher whether or not the raptor was merely a female or an alternately colored Raptor.
- It is likely that the figure is based on the Green Velociraptors encountered in Sega's The Lost World: Jurassic Park arcade. Though the figure's color scheme is slightly different from what is seen in the game, it is sculpted in the exact same pose as the attack positions displayed by it's in-game counterparts
- It has been speculated that this figure was intended to serve as somewhat of a leader to the Isla Sorna Raptor pack. The extensive scarring found on the Velociraptor's body presumably makes it an elder challenged by its younger subordinates and in-effect, Isla Sorna's equivalent to The Big One.
- The Scarred Raptor Leader could have possibly been inspired by the figure since both feature scars on exactly the same eye.