Saturday, October 25, 2008

Dinosaurs Attack!

"A hundred million years into the future they came, swept through time by an accident of science! Can the human race survive? Or will these towering monarchs from the dawn of creation once again inherit the earth ... this time for all time?
The ultimate nightmare is now reality."


" Dinosaurs Attack! is a trading card series by Topps, released in 1988, and containing 55 cards and 11 sticker cards. [...] The series is notable for its graphic violence and gore, intended to evoke memories of the successful Mars Attacks trading card series of 1962.

[
...] The storyline of the card series is minimal. They tell the story of a scientific experiment gone horribly wrong, transporting dinosaurs of many varieties from their prehistoric world to modern times, where they wreak havoc upon mankind. Most of the cards show a different scene of the dinosaurs causing chaos and death across the world. Some of the cards show the scientists working to reverse the time-travel effect. In the end, the Supreme Monstrosity, patron deity of the dinosaurs (nicknamed "Dinosaur Satan" by some fans) intervenes, trying to stop the scientists. The lead scientist sacrifices himself so the others can succeed and send the dinosaurs back to their own time, tearing the animals apart in the process.


[...] Despite the company's hopes, Dinosaurs Attack! did not achieve commercial success. Tim Burton was planning on making a movie, but dismissed it when Jurassic Park was released. Instead he made Mars Attacks!

Eclipse Comics intended to release a three-part miniseries based on the cards, but ended up only releasing the first issue." Wikipedia

via Hugo Strikes Back!

10 comments:

floyd barber said...

I've never seen this series before. When I first saw it the artwork looked familiar. It reminds me of Al Jafee from Mad Magazine. Any chance he's the artist?

MJwho said...

Sorry, I have no idea.

smithernov said...

http://www.onlinewatchmovies.net/2008/09/mahakaal-1993-hindi-movie-watch-online.html

è il pezzotto indiano di nightmare,
per te che sei un po' trash

Soiled Sinema said...

Whoa. Nostalgia.

MJwho said...

mostr

Xylia said...

Cool stuff. Never seen it before.

Descartes said...

I had a Remote Controlled Dino that looked exactly like these drawings-but then, dinos do tend to look alike.

Smirking Revenge said...

You just made my day. I think I still have those cards along with a healthy dose of garbage pail kids just for nostalgia sake. Those are right up there along with countless hours playing Rampage.

Frederick said...

I've been doing an over-a-month-long look at these cards on my blog, I really enjoyed revisiting them too. They were so twisted and fun! Glad to see others remember them fondly also.

http://monstermemories.blogspot.com/search/label/Dinosaurs%20Attack

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