If you have seen Jurassic Park, then you already know about the scene in which Tim puts on the night vision goggles and sees the Tyrannosaurus Rex for the first time. It's an iconic moment in Steven Spielberg's film, and now it looks like you can own a piece of cinematic history for yourself. That's right, the classic Jurassic Park night vision goggles are now for sale, and we're absolutely starting to save our pennies to afford them.
We have officially learned that Chronicle Collectibles (via IGN) used this weekend's Fan Expo Dallas event to unveil its own licensed line of Jurassic Park night vision goggles. The replica headsets are 1:1 scale, bearing a resemblance to the original set worn by Tim in the film -- complete with camouflage design to match the jungle aesthetic of the Jurassic franchise. That said, it is also worth mentioning that they don't actually provide the wearer with night vision -- which makes sense because actual night vision goggles would likely cost more than the replicas' $449 price tag (don't worry, payment plans are available to help you afford them). These pieces of licensed merchandise are officially available for pre-order, which means that fans of the beloved blockbuster franchise will soon be able to get their hands on them.
If you need a refresher course on how cool that scene is, then check out the full night vision sequence from Jurassic Park, below.
Again, and we cannot stress this enough, the goggles don't actually provide the wearer with night vision. You may look awesome while wearing them, but you won't be able to see any goats getting torn apart by prehistoric monsters.
Those night vision goggles have become iconic over the course of the last three decades, but we will have to wait and see what other legendary gadgets and gizmos come out of the Jurassic brand as it continues to expand and evolve. With the upcoming release of J.A. Bayona's Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, it looks like we are going to head back to the island in an attempt to rescue the dinosaurs from a volcano. To accomplish that mission, we have to assume that some fancy toys (including night vision) will enter the equation.
So, if you are looking to own a piece of Jurassic Park history, then make sure to pick up your set today! As for the future of the Jurassic franchise, you can catch the latest installment in the prehistoric sci-fi series when Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom debuts in theaters this summer on June 22.
Originally from Connecticut, Conner grew up in San Diego and graduated from Chapman University in 2014. He now lives in Los Angeles working in and around the entertainment industry and can mostly be found binging horror movies and chugging coffee.
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