When we were kids, we all had our eyes set on that one special toy that we wanted with all of our hearts. But we couldn’t have it because it was too expensive. Or because our parents thought it was too inappropriate. Or because it seemed too aggressive for kids. Whatever the reason, that longing never goes away: it’s hidden deep inside of us.
One person who has that very same longing for a toy they badly wanted when they were a kid is Tumblr user Bunjywunjy. When the first ‘Jurassic Park’ movie came out, they wanted a T-Rex action figure very much, but their mom thought it was ‘too violent.’
However, now that Bunjywunjy is all grown up, they can buy all the toys that their heart desires. Why? Because they’re an adult and earns their own money. So guess what they did. Yup, that’s right, they bought a T-Rex action figure and documented all the fun they had with it.
Image credits: bunjywunjy
After careful deliberation, Bunjywunjy named their female T-Rex Wexter. We think it’s a great name for a terrifying carnivorous dinosaur. Don’t you?
Unsurprisingly, the internet went bonkers for Wexter who, in her spare time, enjoys playing fetch like a dog, as well as eating flowers. To date, Bunjywunjy’s thread on Tumblr has nearly 250,000 people who showed their support for their little pet project.
The 1993 movie ‘Jurassic Park’ left a huge mark on the world and helped forge an entire generation’s love for dinosaurs. We’d like to believe that the movie franchise nudged at least a few people towards becoming paleontologists, archeologists, or into the film-making business. And the movie continues to have a huge influence on us today, even though it’s nearly as old as I am.
The film has several things working for it. First, the stunning visuals. Special effects artist Dennis Muren told the media that he thought what they did was going to be ‘obsolete’ within ‘five or 10 years.’ However, the visuals hold up well.
According to Smithsonian Magazine, the popularity of ‘Jurassic Park’ may also have much to do with the fact that it was the first time that viewers could see what dinosaurs could have looked like when they were alive. It was fresh. It was new. It was spectacular.
So, dear Pandas, what do you think of Wexter the T-Rex? What do you think of the original ‘Jurassic Park’ film? What’s the one toy from your childhood that you wish you could have today? For example, I bought a Transformer with my first paycheck. Share your thoughts with us and everyone else in the comments below.
This is what some internet users had to say about Wexter the T-Rex, as well as toys in general