LEGO Brand Retail
Dec 052013
 

My normal collecting mania is Star Trek, but lately I have been sticking to just getting LEGO stuff instead. Then of course Hasbro came out with the Kre-o Star Trek line and I had to have it all!

Look at all this cool stuff! (Some of which Target has on clearance…I almost wish I had waited. But maybe now I can get doubles of everything.)

 

Dec 032013
 

NO MIMOBOT FOR YOU!I have been soup nazi-ed by Mimoco. It started out because I asked for the difference from the sale price I paid on Friday for the advertised sale price on Monday, which was a thirteen dollar difference in the item I was getting. They refused to give me the price difference and quoting some little seen policy on their website (as if they could not have bent the policy this once) that flash sales were exempt from this price guarantee. OK.

Policies can be change or overridden on a case by case basis. So why not ask someone higher up the totem pole if they could make an exception. Nope we can’t. So you can’t walk down the hall and ask the person that made the policy for an exemption? Nope we can’t. Again, I say OK.

So I cancelled my pending order and was then immediately told I would not be allowed to place another order for that item at the lower price. WHAT!? So no soup for me, huh?

Apparently, their software (yeah, right) would catch it and not allow the order through. In other words the customer service rep (which this company only has one) would see my name on the order and manually cancel it before it ever went through. Thanks a bunch there Mimoco!

Yeah, I could have had my friend buy it for me at the lower cost, but I would rather give my money to a company that appreciates my business.

So instead of losing $13 (which would have meant a TON to me and is but a drop in the bucket to you), you have now lost $77 and the fees to refund it to my credit card. Again not a lot of money to you. But a nice sized chunk of my pay check!

When a customer that has been loyal in the past and has not only made purchases of a couple hundred dollars over the past several months, but has gone above and beyond by supporting your kickstarter project both monetarily and within social media….maybe just maybe you would like to have reconsidered your position and given the added discount. As you have not just hurt the current and future sales of the products, but and future word of mouth campaigning I may have done on your behalf.

I would have loved to have had my Klingon in my pocket protecting my data from alien forces and the evil Federation, but I have my complete set of Star Trek Mimobots and will be getting my Kickstarter BatteryBot and then I am completely done with you folks. Your lack of customer service (by never replying to me and for taking over a day to cancel the order and refund my money) has cost you a loyal fan.

No, I wasn’t expecting an email telling me my order was on the way and by the way here is the discount you requested, but I could have at least gotten one telling me sorry but we stand by the policy etc. It is the completely being ignored after being told in no uncertain terms to not even bother placing another order. Those two things combined are what has gotten under my skin and are more unforgivable than the loss of the money. Poor customer service will lose customers faster than over inflated prices any day.

While I won’t tell anyone NOT to buy your products (I will leave that up to them), I won’t go out of my way to spread the word about any of your products or projects ever again either.

Good-bye Mimoco.

 

Mar 012012
 

March is here which means Boris and I must really step up the pace and get our butts in gear if we want SCIFIpawty to be a big success.

This will be the third year for the world’s only animal host animal attended virtual science fiction party held on twitter. (Humans are welcome but must speak kitteh or Klingon.)

For more information on SCIFIpawty check out SCIFIpawty.com, BorisKitty.com and follow us on twitter (@BorisKitty and @SCIFIpawty).

Just remember it is all fun and games being done for charity. Please be respectful. Thank you!

If you will be attending please RSVP at twtVitehttp://twtvite.com/scifipawty2012/

Feb 222010
 

Ever since the Star Trek Experience hit Las Vegas I wanted to go. Yet I never got there! The Trek experience is gone but my desire to go isn’t.

My desire has only been fueled by all my friends and family that have gone and come back telling me about all the cool things they have done there. Like seeing the Blue Man group (I have seen them on tour, but I hear they are so much better in Vegas).

So I missed my sci-fi adventure in Vegas but I could still have fun. What better place to see comedians like Penn & Teller than at a Las Vegas comedy show?

I just looked up some of the shows and looks like Ron White will be there soon. We just love him. He is absolutely one of the funniest guys I have ever seen. I would love to see him live.

Wow you can pretty much find anything you want to do at Vegas! I was poking around the VegasChill.com website and saw the Gregory Popovich’s Comedy Pet Theater will be at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas. A pet theater sounds like fun to me. Wonder if Boris wants to run away and join the circus?

Brought to you by Vegas Chill

Feb 192010
 

Collecting gold coins is not only a fun hobby but a great investment too. You can share the fun of buying gold coins with the whole family.

Check out Goldline.com for some very interesting facts about gold coins as well as informative price quotes on the current value of your gold collection.

If only I had collected gold coins instead of Star Trek action figures my collection could actually be worth something now instead of just sitting in my storage locker taking up room and costing me money. Sadly I know more about Star Trek than I do about trading gold. Thank goodness for Goldline International and their very informative site. Now I will have some knowledge should I decide to change those Trek toys into gold, literally.

Sponsored by Goldline International

Feb 142010
 
Peeps Hit the Stores

While Valentine’s Day has hardly come and gone Easter is hitting the shelves of the stores already. Target had PEEPS on the shelves Saturday when I stopped in to pick up a few goodies. I love Peeps. I especially love the Peep Shows that the Washington Post has every year. I just wish they would […]

May 092009
 
PopHangover.com Doesn't Know Their Pop Culture

The fine and rather sarcastic folks over at Pophangover.com must have been hungover when they reviewed the Spock action figure on their site. Take a look at the picture to the right. As you can see they are clearly talking about the NEW Spock action figures from Playmates Toys, but are comparing it to Leonard […]

Mar 042009
 

CBS announces new licensing agreements to hock Twilight Zone merchandise inlcuding a US postage stamp (probably the reason stamps are going up to 44 cents in May). Other products will include games, dolls and Hallmark ornaments. So I guess the new Star Trek film isn’t the only thing CBS is whoring out.