The premise is simple enough, and actually similar to Boogaz I think. You get an egg, rip off two (!) layers of plastic to get to it though, and let it soak in warm water. After some fizzy special FX and the egg comes apart, you start finding parts to a dinosaur mini-figure, one by one. Dry off well and assemble the parts, and presto change-o, you have a miniature and poseable dinosaur toy!
Moose's craptastic site:
This line is released in the US through Wild Planet, who has their own (better) site here, even an online store:
These eggs are pricy (I didn't pay as much as the $5.95 they're asking, but it must have been around $3-4), especially on eBay. It almost seems like there's some collectors out there getting attached to these or something at those prices. I've got no idea on rarity or distribution, like if there's certain figures not in production, aside from the standard Moose checklist, or if the egg color's important, or anything like that.
I don't even know where else to look - my K-Mart had three the first day I ever noticed them, and promptly shot down to one, so I made sure to get it. I was hoping for something cool, even though I figured I'd get a Cretaceous figure, but I got a Velociraptor. It has seven pieces: the body, the tail, the head/neck, and each limb, and all can move along the joints (or be swapped with other dino parts). It's still a nice sculpt and painted pretty nicely for a toy that has to be "hatched" to access. I'm afraid that if I find more, I'll be hooked!
Edited by Boaconda, 25 May 2007 - 09:53 AM.