To quote Jurassic Outpost:
Not too long ago Universal began discussions about this unique collaboration, and we hit the ground running to help design a show format that we hope excites you as much as it does us, from the fans for the fans. Our friends at Universal, Mattel, and Target shared our excitement and helped support us every step along the way as we began to play in this expansive Jurassic toybox, creating this little show.
We were given the keys, and a chance to not only to take the Jeep and drive – but to custom design it from the ground up. We worked with a handful of talented artists – including Lukas Vagt, Matt Henderson and Caleb Burnett – to support hatching the series, and evolve Beyond The Gates from concept to reality. This collaborative process has been a dream, and every party involved has been crucial in bringing this vision to life.
Today (February 17th) the first episode of Beyond the Gates made its debut exclusively on Target.com, with subsequent episodes to follow the third week of every month. Every episode feature your first look at all-new, upcoming Jurassic World reveals – and upon their reveal, they will become available for pre-order directly at Target.com.
Universal and ourselves not only want to use Beyond the Gates to share exclusive official content, but also to better inform the fans and collectors what is coming, when it will be available, while giving them a reliable way to secure those items for their collection before those opportunities go extinct. On top of that, we wanted to use this opportunity to let you hear directly from the masterminds who helped design the toys while taking a look at the development and evolution of the items via concept art, prototypes, and more!
Also on Target’s website they outlined the releases will happen every third Wednesday of the month. Target will start by unveiling three Jurassic World: Legacy Collection items, one Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous item, six Jurassic World: Amber Collection items, and one exclusive Funko Pop Figure.
With that all said, here at Jurassic Report we are ecstatic about this type of news! We love it when our favorite brands reach out to the community and include all of us. We personally see this as a win-win-win, the more the brands interact with us, the more direct feedback we can give, and the more likely it is for us collectors to get items we are hoping for!
Lastly, what do you think these items will be? We are personally hoping for a new Jungle Explorer to add to Mattel’s Jurassic World: Legacy Collection line… but only time will tell!