Dig Up a Dino

Dig Up a Dino

Your Six-Step Guide to Consumer Heaven


Originally published on metropolis.co.jp on February 2010

Courtesy of Copitar Japan

We’re sure that the day is fast approaching when kids will just remember Jurassic Park, if at all, as “that boring dinosaur movie with the rubbish special effects.” Still, we hope that they won’t be too jaded to appreciate the wonders of Copitar’s Dinosaur Excavation Set, which helps bring out the paleontologist in all of us. Use the supplied tools—including goggles!—to chip away at the crumbly block of stone and unearth a dinky fossil, with velociraptor, T-rex, stegosaurus and triceratops versions available. It may get more brilliant than this, but we’re struggling to imagine how.

Dinosaur Excavation Set, ¥2,940. Available from major toy stores and Amazon Japan