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Xtractaurs - Terroar

The end of a toy line, even a short-lived one, is a bittersweet thing. Mostly bitter, I guess, though sweet because it provides a bit of a challenging hunt for those of us who are into such things.

Xtractaurs, the short lived Dinosaur DNA concept by Mattel, is a fine example, with only 15 figures (likely) released total, and a number of scheduled but scrapped ones evidenced by advance listings on As such, I expected the final figures to be tricky to find, since they were even tricky to learn about in the first place! Well, an enterprising TJ Maxx shopper, whose store appears to have a better selection than mine, appears to have discovered a pile of the final two figures in the line - Terroar and Thornback! Now, I could just be making that up, but I just have a feeling that these two were released last. It was surprising, therefore, to find a sudden glut of them on eBay, all priced at buy-it-now of $5. Well, while I do enjoy finding them myself in a dusty retail corner, given my decision to try to capture this line on the Preserve I do have to strike while the opportunity is there, so today I present to you Terroar, the Gorgosaurus!

This guy has, as you may have guessed, a special 'roar' attack which immobilizes his opponent for a time. He also sports a stylish color scheme and the confusing model number of P3427 but I will not let that alter my theory of his place in the line! Click the image above for more angles of this series ending dino. Also be sure to check out the awesome packing job the seller did...I guess they figured it was for a little kid's birthday - an easy mistake to make! Well, now it is Preserved, and safe for the ages.
Posted by charlie on June 22nd 2010, 07:50 AM
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