Roboraptor Fun

by Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) on October 17, 2012 · 26 comments

in Wednesday Hops,Wordful Wednesday,Wordless Wednesday

If you’ve been reading me for a while, you know that Princess Nagger has a thing about dinosaurs.  All dinosaurs almost all the time – with a few detours to dragons and Warrior Cats.  But she always migrates back to dinosaurs.  She’s still debating on if she’ll become a Paleontologist when she grows up – it’s between that or the next Taylor Swift.

A couple of weeks ago she was all excited that he had found a robotic dinosaur on eBay that she really, really wanted, so I decided to go ahead and get it for her as an early birthday present.  I snagged it for way less than it originally cost brand new (way less), though I have to say I was extremely disappointed by the way the seller packaged it to ship.  The box wasn’t big enough, so it had gaps and bulges all over:

The tail was even sticking out of one side of the box:

When I opened the box, this is the sight that greeted me:

No padding, just shoved in the box.  The roboraptor was too long for the box, so in addition to its tail sticking out of one end, his head was twisted to the side:

There were some air pockets thrown in almost as an afterthought – the large raptor, remote and smaller raptor made the journey with no protection just rattling around in the box:

Crazy, right?  Luckily it turned out OK after I had to tweak the poor thing’s neck chiropractor style so he wouldn’t look like a dinosaur version of Quasimodo, and clean the contacts in the battery compartment since the batteries had been left in too long so they leaked.  It also appeared there was cake or pudding residue inside.  Ew.  After all that, though, Princess Nagger was thrilled with her new friend:

It’s really cool – it has a ‘friendly’ mode and an ‘attack’ mode.  It does all sorts of things, makes all sorts of sounds, and can avoid walking into walls when you give it free reign.  In spite of its rough travel mode, it works great and has entertained Princess Nagger for hours.  She wants to do a video to show you all how cool it truly is, so we’ll have to work on that for you.  Any special requests?


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1 Charlotte October 17, 2012 at 2:40 am

That’s awful packaging! Glad it was o.k. in the end. x
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2 Run DMT October 17, 2012 at 6:39 am

I hope you got a good deal on that thing, because that is disgraceful how the seller shipped that. I hope you left feedback too.

Thank goodness it arrived in one pudding piece and PN loved it. How could she not?
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3 Olivia October 17, 2012 at 7:00 am

Worst packaging ever! Thank goodness it all worked out and your pretty little one looks like she is having a blast!
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4 Masshole Mommy October 17, 2012 at 7:06 am

Wow – that shipper should be ashamed of the way they packaged that!! What the heck.

5 Sheryl October 17, 2012 at 7:31 am

Oh, you have GOT to be furious. That seller should be ashamed. It is amazing that the toy still works. Your daughter is one lucky girl.
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6 Felicia October 17, 2012 at 8:11 am

Whew! I’m so glad it works. I can’t believe how some people choose to ship things. Ridiculous!
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7 Terra Heck October 17, 2012 at 8:15 am

Looks like she’s very happy with her new dinosaur. My son has one similar and likes playing with it. That’s a very poor way of packaging!
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8 Vikki October 17, 2012 at 8:31 am

I couldnt help but laugh at the packaging! So happy it works ok after its rough trip!
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9 Ellen-Thrifty & Chic Mom October 17, 2012 at 8:51 am

Wow crazy packaging!

10 EdT. October 17, 2012 at 8:51 am

It looks like PN is enjoying her new critter – if you have kittehs in the house, a video of one of them meeting this thing would be awesome! (in “friendly” mode, of course!)

Happy WW!
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11 Beth F October 17, 2012 at 8:56 am

I’m so surprised it made it through the mail. But looks like she loves it.
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12 Jan's Sushi Bar October 17, 2012 at 9:39 am

That is a way cool toy, but I hope you gave the eBay seller a bad rating. All of that is just unacceptable, I don’t care how cheap it was.
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13 Shellie Sakai October 17, 2012 at 10:42 am

How cool is that! I am with PN I would love to have a toy like that! We have little lizards that run around in the gardens, I think it would be cool to plant the toy, wait for a lizard to get close and then chase it with ROBORAPTOR! LOL!
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14 Robin from Israel October 17, 2012 at 12:11 pm

Wow, how lucky that it works at all after such a rough start. She sure looks like she’s enjoying it though :). Happy birthday to your sweet paleontologist-in-training!
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15 Naila Moon October 17, 2012 at 2:22 pm

Geez, I hope you gave the seller a negative review for that packaging. Horrible!

Anyway, I would love to see the video of it working. I like dinosaurs a ton too. In fact, I wrote a story about a pet dino once. ha ha At the Science Museum in St. Louis, they have a huge raptor that moves right in the middle of the building. I will try to find the story and photos for Princess Nagger.

16 Rosey October 17, 2012 at 4:33 pm

Totally glad it made it okay, what was the seller thinking??? All’s well that ends well, and thankfully it ended well. Your daughter looks thrilled. :)

17 Lee October 17, 2012 at 4:33 pm

Hope she enjoys the Dino! My daughter just took her remote- controlled dinosaur for show and tell– for the letter D. But that packaging was terrible!
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18 Naila Moon October 17, 2012 at 5:58 pm

Hey coming back to give you the link so PN can check it out and you too. :)
~Naila Moon
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19 Beth October 17, 2012 at 10:30 pm

That is a pretty cool looking dino!
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20 Alesha October 18, 2012 at 3:58 am

I’m so glad that turned out well, because wow, that was ridiculous! I hope you made a complaint on ebay!
As for the roboraptor… It looks so neat, I am not surprised she loves it!
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21 Anne October 18, 2012 at 9:18 am

I am so glad it works but I can’t believe how it was packed. How lame. Glad Princess Nagger isn’t letting the bad packing bother her.
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22 Xmasdolly October 19, 2012 at 12:07 am

That is one happy child. I cannot wait to see the movie, and knowing Princess Nagger she will make-up some story/play I’m sure. I can hardly wait!!! Have a great weekend.
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23 Herding Cats October 19, 2012 at 6:48 am

Oh dear, that really is shoddy packing, no care taken at all.

But, I am glad that everything was okay and you have a very happy girl.
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24 Melanie October 19, 2012 at 1:00 pm

I bet she is still having a ball with that! My nephew had one and loved it. Glad all turned out well, that was the worst packaging I have ever seen!

25 Princess Nagger October 19, 2012 at 6:03 pm

Heh…ALL OF YOU, I KNOW THE PACKAGING IS TERRIBLE! But, hey! It works right? That’s all that really matters to me :3 And what i absolutely LOVE about Roboraptor is the fact there’s a Guard mode. NOW I GET TO SCARE MY CATS WHENEVER THE HECK I WANT! >:3

26 Jerry May 9, 2013 at 8:08 pm

Worst. Packing. Job. Ever.

That’s TERRIBLE! I can’t believe someone thought that was adequate “padding”.

And people don’t understand why I don’t like my boy playing tackle football! He’s worth more than any toy, certainly more than this ole dinosaur. ;)


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