And, you thought AVP was bad...
I am somewhat surprised that no one has negatively commented on this ridiculous, cheaply made, chintzy, plastic egg...
...that poorly lights up!
Sorry. Didn't want to forget that.
How much does $150.00 get you? Well, let me put it this way...you know those poorly made figurines that you spend an extra $20.00 on when you buy a "Limited Edition" video game? The ones that everyone always comments on how crappy they are, and why, oh why, didn't you save the money and just get the regular version (and, don't forgot the $10.00 to $20.00 credit voucher from our good friends at Amazon)?
Well, I'm not going to even compare it to the figure...more like the flimsy plastic that the figurines come encased in.
Holy flurkin' schnit!
First up, it's light as air. You think it would have some weight to it. Nope. Not really.
Second, the plastic is so thin, that on the Alien egg itself, you can actually see the seams that surround the egg. It reminds me of those new Arrowhead water bottles that are trying to be more "eco-friendly". It's thicker than that, but it gives you the illusion that you can stick your thumb right through it and dent it.
Third, the WHOLE thing is made from Grade Z plastic. This includes the plastic Alien that circles the egg (reminds me of something they would hand out at a county fair, that you fly around in your hand and try to scare your sister with), the poorly detailed egg itself, and the base.
Once you push down on the plastic latch (oh yeah...that's plastic too, and poorly connected), you then have to reach in and tug at the box to get your discs out. That is not my issue.
What IS my issue, is once you release the plastic latch to pull out the box of discs, the back compartment doesn't fall all the way open. There is no hinge. Well, technically, I should of known better. I mean a hinge WOULD probably require something "metal", and that is certainly not a part of this Alien PlasticKlip.
No, what the back compartment door DOES do, is open to be flush with the box, with the latch sticking up at a 90 degree angle. I wonder how many engineers it took to pull that one off. So, this means that whenever you pull your box of Blu-Ray discs out (or put them back)...the underside of the box will slide/scratch across the plastic latch standing up.
Now, onto the oversized CD case of Blu-ray discs. It opens up three times and has all the discs snuggled into it's individual sleeves. Nothing really holding them in...they just rest in their sleeves. It seems to hold them fine without scratching them, so I'm okay with that...BUT!
What I'm NOT okay with is what the OTHER (brilliant, Mensa bound, geniuses) people receive when they purchase the $90.00 regular version here on Amazon.
What do they get?
Jesus, my good people, they get a gorgeous hardbound case that has a reflective sheen to it, and what pulls out to be a "book" that houses all the movies. And, I mean "book"...NOT some damn, foldout!
Each "page" of the Alien book has full color graphics, with a picture of the movie on the left, and the corresponding Blu-Ray disc on the right. Then when you turn the page, it gives you an attractive, two-panel, glossy photo of one of the Alien movies, before you turn the page again that reveals the next Alien movie.
IT IS AWESOME!!
That's right. I'm sorry. I'm complaining, huh? I keep forgetting that MY version also comes with a dying night light. I mean something has to barely illuminate the craptacular egg, and remind you of your idiotic purchase? Right?
And, don't forget that "Oooo! Mine is 367 out of 5000!" line you can hand out at parties. Actually...do it. Do just that, so your friends will want to see it. Show it to them in a darkened room, and have them ask -
"What the hell is that? Did it come free with the purchase of the movies?"
"Ummm...uh...no. I paid over $150.00 for it at Fox Connect."
"Predator talked you into this...didn't he?"
It's true...in space, no one can hear you scream. But, I'll hear EVERYONE of you poor bastards when your Egg of Shame arrives.
BUY THE REGULAR AMAZON VERSION!!!