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monkey island statue isnt purcell? and damaged again!

posted by Kaldire on - last edited - Viewed by 212 users

Got my MI statue yesterday

the front was opened as if the post did it, cant even see what is written on it, its so badly damaged. Symbiote is normally good with such things but I dislike how they have no contact number just an email.

My first question..

didnt purcell have something to do with this statue, and why does it look different than the original models I saw,
'this one says on the side that purcell had no involvement... at all, I only got the statue due to it being sorta worked with him.(sorta like sam n max)

anyway anyone else get their statues? what mode of shipment did you use, how long did it take and was there any damage ?

just curious, as im returning this item (its the second time they sent me a ruined box and statue) assuming its only shipping, they need to think about better packaging.

any advice or quips have at me..
its just soo much to pay for a pre damaged item.

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  • I didn't order any statues, but that sounds like pretty bad business to me. Someone should be giving you a refund

  • dont get me wrong.. symbiote is VERY VERY workable.. as soon as you CAN get ahold of them

    last time my sam n max statue came broken and box damaged.. they just sent me a new one after I showed em a pic.. Had to pay shipping but meh.. for me its not much in the states..

    still this one im flat out returning, esp with the awesome yet lame offer of HALF OFF on the S&M statue.. this is a stab in the back for those who bought right away.
    so does this mean EVERYONE should just wait.. sorta like telltale... and wait for the discounts to buy stuff...
    All I know is im getting wallace n gromit for 20$ vs the original.. seems .. odd ..
    Not that I want to complain over cheaper stuff.. just .. morally seems damaging to the consumers who jumped on the items for them later to be HALF price... if you only had waited...

    so the question is.. shall we all wait for the next statue .. and get the MI for half off lol.. sigh..

    no phone number ..symbiote isnt in BBB listing yet.. and they dont have any way of contact other than a website fillin box..

    BUT they are nice folks.. just... need to learn how to protect shipments esp when its 100+ per 8lb statue IN the states.. much less say EUR or AUS.

  • I don't recall any mention of Steve Purcell having anything to do with the MI statue. As far as I know it was always just a collaboration between Symbiote and LucasArts, and they did post pictures of both the painted and the unpainted model before it was released, and it has always had the distinctive look of the MI Special Edition, which had no Purcell involvement

  • yea i got it backwards.. thought this was the telltale version statue..

    im returning it when they ever email me.. or ill file a new bbb and paypal claim and send it on the way.

  • no one else got their statue ? at all?

    odd..

  • I don't know about everyone else, but I didn't want to buy gaudy colorful crap whose only purpose was to shit on a shelf taking up space and looking gaudy.

  • Yeah, they can talk to me when they make statues that look like the original box art designs.

  • Yes i got the Statue yesterday and everything was o.k.
    With it! Good Packaged Top in the monkey Island Box Inside Styropor!

  • @Kaldire said: Not that I want to complain over cheaper stuff.. just .. morally seems damaging to the consumers who jumped on the items for them later to be HALF price... if you only had waited...

    so the question is.. shall we all wait for the next statue .. and get the MI for half off lol.. sigh..



    You sure have no clue about the market and such? Why every game is priced $59.99 at release? Everything initially have more demand then it ever will achieve later under the product cycle. This is why the value of new items degrade after time, you get more products out hence less demand.
    So it's in that way you can really show what you want to pay for a specific item, you wait until the price is right.
    Therefore you can only blame yourself for paying the full price for a new item and never the shop/developer/maker etc.

    So go ahead kind sir and just wait! (Though if you wait to much they will discontinue productions for the next model)

  • No clue about the market?

    degrade? this is a NEW item there not old. You cant just say, ok here is a brand new car for 10,000$ to a person, then buy it and as you get in it, that same guy sells the same car to someone else for 5000$
    blame yourself sure, but is it underhanded and a bit.. shady .. yes. Regardless if its "buisness"

    I would get my money back.. which is what im doing here.
    ive opened a case

    EDIT : statues are ugly? huh? sam n max is awesome

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