“Ugh, that is so terrible. Why not just go the distance, Claire, and just let these corporations name the dinosaurs? They got all the ball parks. Why stop there?”
The Barbasol can was a modified shaving cream can that Dennis Nedry used to smuggle dinosaur embryos from Jurassic Park on Isla Nublar. Nedry turned off the power to many enclosures to the park, including the Tyrannosaurus rexpen which John Hammond’s endorsement team were parked next to. Nedry planned to get everything back on when he returned, but when Nedry crashed and was killed by a Dilophosaurus, he dropped the can. While Nedry was being attacked in the jeep, the can was covered by mud, never to be seen again. The fate of the can is the main story arc of Jurassic Park: The Game.
In the novel, the can was used in the same manner as the film version. However, the can was of Gillette cream rather than Barbasol. It could hold fifteen embryos with tinfoil coverings. It was able to hold the embryos placed inside it for 36 hours.
The can was used to smuggle dinosaur embryos to BioSyn by Dennis Nedry. While trying to deliver it, Nedry crashed his car into the Dilophosaurus pen and is attacked and killed by one of its juveniles. After dropping it, the can rolled down a small drop and landed in mud, while being covered up in more mud, becoming hidden.