Jump to content

Theme© by Fisana
 

Photo
- - - - -

Alien Space Jockey (MiniMates)


  • Please log in to reply
8 replies to this topic

#1 Ridureyu

Ridureyu

    Original AKIA Founder Y/S*N*T

  • LRG Council
  • 9327 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Bay Area, California

Posted 15 June 2017 - 10:02 AM

 
 
 
 

 

SpaceJockey-Close.png

Man, this looks cool... and like, sure, you guys know what the Space Jockey was in Alien, we've all seen that movie, we've also seen Prometheus. We now what MiniMates are, and we are, um... aware that some of them perhaps have quality control issues. So, let's talk this set: The Space Jockey, and Dallas in Space Suit. THis is not going to be a positive review...

SpaceJockey-Packaged.jpg

See the packaging? See how it says "ALIEN EGGS?" THERE ARE NO EGGS. NONE. J'ACCUSE! J'ACCUSE! But seriously, I checked a ton of packs.  You can see all the way through the blister pack, so I looked through every one on the shelves, and then asked other collectors.  No eggs anywhere. Asked around. Nobody got eggs. There are no eggs. You see, this is a repaint of another set, the Space Jockey with Kane... and that one had eggs. But this one does not. No eggs. None. None anywhere. OH COME ON, PEOPLE. I'm very generous with my reviews so long as the toy does what it sets out to do. This one does not. Is it a packaging error? Label error? Were the eggs planned? WHAT HAPPENED??? Nobody knows.

SpaceJockey.png

Anyway, the Jockey itself is cool. It's unarticulated, but it looks like it could have MiniMate arms, and that's kinda funny.

SpaceJockey-Dallas.png

Dallas has a flashlight and tiny gun, and his space suit is the same as Kane's.

SpaceJockey-DallasFace.png

As with most MiniMates, that face could be any beardy guy.

SpaceJockey-DallasPJs.png

And when stripped down, it's like he's wearing PJs!

SpaceJockey-Compare.png

It's actually the same size as that small Space Jockey NECA released a little while ago. This set would actually be great, if only IT CAME WITH THE FRIGGIN EGGS SERIOUSLY WHAT HAPPENED?

SpaceJockey-DallasEncounter.png

 

 


  • 0

Lucy-Sig02.pngNerditis-Sig.pngPhotos-Sig.png






#2 mannakat

mannakat

    Electro Beast

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 279 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Minnesota
  • Interests:Digimon, Zoids, werewolves, weird mechanical beasties and strange critters

Posted 15 June 2017 - 05:13 PM

Oddly, DS seems to be having quite a few issues with packaging. On one of their new GhostBuster Select articulated toys, the Taxi Driver Zombie, has a graphic on the back advertising its own toy - unfortunately it also has the picture for the Librarian Ghost instead.


  • 1

#3 Draznar

Draznar

    Y/S*N*T

  • LRG Council
  • 5011 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Ontario, Canada
  • Interests:Battle Beasts and Boba Fett!

Posted 15 June 2017 - 05:28 PM

How does this line survive?

It's crazy how bad their stuff is.


  • 0

#4 Ridureyu

Ridureyu

    Original AKIA Founder Y/S*N*T

  • LRG Council
  • 9327 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Bay Area, California

Posted 15 June 2017 - 10:08 PM

Well, remember, getting broken toys is good, because fixing them is "part of the customizer experience."


  • 2

Lucy-Sig02.pngNerditis-Sig.pngPhotos-Sig.png


#5 Draznar

Draznar

    Y/S*N*T

  • LRG Council
  • 5011 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Ontario, Canada
  • Interests:Battle Beasts and Boba Fett!

Posted 16 June 2017 - 07:16 AM

Well, remember, getting broken toys is good, because fixing them is "part of the customizer experience."

 

hahahaha oh my GOD!

I totally forgot about that!!


  • 0

#6 mannakat

mannakat

    Electro Beast

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 279 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Minnesota
  • Interests:Digimon, Zoids, werewolves, weird mechanical beasties and strange critters

Posted 16 June 2017 - 03:09 PM

Well, remember, getting broken toys is good, because fixing them is "part of the customizer experience."

 

 

hahahaha oh my GOD!

I totally forgot about that!!

 


Both confused and intrigued, also sounds like something I'd hear about regarding MattyCollector. Whats it all about?


  • 0

#7 Draznar

Draznar

    Y/S*N*T

  • LRG Council
  • 5011 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Ontario, Canada
  • Interests:Battle Beasts and Boba Fett!

Posted 17 June 2017 - 09:32 AM

 

Both confused and intrigued, also sounds like something I'd hear about regarding MattyCollector. Whats it all about?

 

 

We used to have a DST rep here on the boards pimping the Battle Beasts and the MiniMates line in general. He used to get a lot of flak for the quality control on them in general.

I believe this came from him, (someone please correct me if it was someone else), but we were told that fixing the quality control problems was part of the fun/charm of owning MM toys.


  • 1

#8 mannakat

mannakat

    Electro Beast

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 279 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Minnesota
  • Interests:Digimon, Zoids, werewolves, weird mechanical beasties and strange critters

Posted 17 June 2017 - 12:21 PM

Oh him! Remember the rep but missed that gem of an excuse. It all makes too much sense now.


  • 0

#9 Ridureyu

Ridureyu

    Original AKIA Founder Y/S*N*T

  • LRG Council
  • 9327 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Bay Area, California

Posted 17 June 2017 - 10:19 PM

Yeah, he said that, though h didn't just say it out of the blue.  Basically, he gave decent advice on how to fix the figures, but we pointed out how you shouldn't have to "fix" your toys out of the box... and then he gave that amazing gem of an excuse.


  • 0

Lucy-Sig02.pngNerditis-Sig.pngPhotos-Sig.png







Copyright © 2017 LittleRubberGuys.com