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Is Mattel trying to get a Dino-Riders movie going?

10.13.2015
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After the massive success of Universal's JURASSIC WORLD this year (currently sitting at a comfy $1.6 billion worldwide) it should come as no surprise that dinosaurs may be heating up the big screen again. While Colin Trevorrow works on the script for the JW sequel, others may be preparing to kick off their own dino invasion and what better place to start than with cheesy '80's toy franchises? Yup, it's time to revive the Dino-Riders, or so toy company Mattel would hope, according to The Tracking Board. If you missed a decade and aren't quite sure what the Dino-Riders are, then check out this L. Ron Hubbard level explanation from IMDB:

Pursued by intergalactic warlord Krulos and his Rulons, human Valorians fly through a wormhole and end up on the prehistoric Earth. Krulos follows and becomes stuck in prehistory as well. Both sides build dinosaur armies and engage.

Basically, you're talking about dinosaurs with frickin' laser beams fighting against each other (controlled by two warring alien races, of course). According to The Tracking Board "producers are currently looking for the right scribe to give their take on the concept" but it's not locked down at any particular studio as of yet and is in very early stages. With the success of both JURASSIC WORLD and the TRANSFORMERS franchises of late, Dino-Riders seems almost like the next logical property to get picked up by a major studio. Like TRANSFORMERS it's simply a property created to sell toys, but it still left a nostalgic mark on those that grew up with them and has potential to be a success. That doesn't mean it will be good, but ultimately, who could resist dinosaurs running around with mounted lasers fighting each other?

What do you think? Could Dino-Riders be a viable toy-to-film property or is it just a shameless grab at a popular trend?

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11:50PM on 10/13/2015
Will take a Dino Riders film, but would love to see a good He-Man film. Or M.A.S.K. or Centurions.
Will take a Dino Riders film, but would love to see a good He-Man film. Or M.A.S.K. or Centurions.
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10:33PM on 10/13/2015
Awww yissss.
Awww yissss.
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3:39PM on 10/13/2015
80's !!! Come on man give me a decent He-Man film, Thundercats and maybe The raccoons
80's !!! Come on man give me a decent He-Man film, Thundercats and maybe The raccoons
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2:52PM on 10/13/2015
I'm not sure if this has the legs to stand on. I remember playing with Dino Riders as a kid, I can't remember exactly how many of the toys I had. The T-Rex and Brontosaurus for sure. But I barely remember these toys. I know for sure I got rid of all of them at a garage sale when I was still a kid. Frankly, I just don't think they left that much of a mark on pop culture to tap into nostalgia for a target audience the way Transformers and Jurassic World did.
I'm not sure if this has the legs to stand on. I remember playing with Dino Riders as a kid, I can't remember exactly how many of the toys I had. The T-Rex and Brontosaurus for sure. But I barely remember these toys. I know for sure I got rid of all of them at a garage sale when I was still a kid. Frankly, I just don't think they left that much of a mark on pop culture to tap into nostalgia for a target audience the way Transformers and Jurassic World did.
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2:41PM on 10/13/2015
I don't know if it would translate that well, but Dino-Riders was one of my favorite shows ats a kid (and by shows, I mean the three VHS cassettes I owned because the show didn't actually last that long. I had the t-rex aka Krulos' ride, the stegosaurus, pterodactyl, and a bunch of the little Rulon and Valorian action figures. I mean, the concept was the perfect thing for prepubescent boys interested in dinosaurs, but the idea of enslaving prehistoric animals to use as vehicles for warfare
I don't know if it would translate that well, but Dino-Riders was one of my favorite shows ats a kid (and by shows, I mean the three VHS cassettes I owned because the show didn't actually last that long. I had the t-rex aka Krulos' ride, the stegosaurus, pterodactyl, and a bunch of the little Rulon and Valorian action figures. I mean, the concept was the perfect thing for prepubescent boys interested in dinosaurs, but the idea of enslaving prehistoric animals to use as vehicles for warfare might seem kind of messed up to modern audiences.
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4:06PM on 10/13/2015
Didn't the good guys befriend the dinosaurs and the bad guys enslave them? I vaguely remember the bad guys dinos having mind control headgear.
Didn't the good guys befriend the dinosaurs and the bad guys enslave them? I vaguely remember the bad guys dinos having mind control headgear.
11:17PM on 10/13/2015
It's been so long since I watched any of it. The bad guys definitely enslaved them. And all their dinos were carnivores, while the good guys had herbivores. But they still mounted laser-cannons and put these animals in harm's way.
It's been so long since I watched any of it. The bad guys definitely enslaved them. And all their dinos were carnivores, while the good guys had herbivores. But they still mounted laser-cannons and put these animals in harm's way.
2:23PM on 10/13/2015

Thats nice...

But I really want dinosaucers. That would make me so happy.
But I really want dinosaucers. That would make me so happy.
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