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    I suspect the Spirit Prop will sell in Canada for around $229-249.00. The one local retailer who carried the Distortions Prop in Ottawa had it selling for $900.00. I can't afford a $900 prop, and based on the static image I am not overwhelmed at Spirits Gruesome Granny for the price point I anticipate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CCdalek View Post
    Yeah, I think Tekky Toys saw how well Distortions' Lullaby sold for and decided to make a prop almost the same but with light up eyes. If I were to buy one, I would stick with Lullaby. I think it would be worth the extra $150 since it would last much longer.
    My thoughts as well. I just can't like the light up eyes on all the spirit props. Cheesy, IMO.

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    Distortions wins in my book. Spirit's prop has the facial proportions all out of whack (as they typically do with all their props).
    ^^This^^ . Distortions props have a creepy realism to them that Tekky/Gemmy can't replicate. Granted they cost more but the mechanism, detail and overall quality are far superior.
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    No comparison at all between Distortions and Spirits. But nothing wrong with either, just get what you can afford and like. I just have a problem with the quality of a lot of the spirit type stuff. Love the ideas and characters, just don't like the crap, plastic garbage frames and motor arms they use. Just way too cheap to hold up. That is why I build almost all of my own stuff.
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    I'll be interested to see the animation on this one. I wouldn't buy anyones rocking prop. How the rocking props caught on so much I'll never understand. I'd sooner sit in a rocking chair myself and save the hundreds. But haunters must have their rocking props it seems. But for those who like them, this one comes in at the affordable level and the animation will put the others to shame I'd bet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kprimm View Post
    No comparison at all between Distortions and Spirits. But nothing wrong with either
    I do think there's something at least a little wrong with the practice of plagiarizing an original idea, making a few small tweaks, and mass producing Chinese knockoffs. It eats into sales of the original creators, who deserve some credit for their creative efforts. Unfortunately, it seems to be the way business is done these days - almost any market you can think of is flooded with cheap knockoffs. Given the popularity of Lullaby it was probably inevitable - I think Mario Chiodo also created a ripoff of the deisgn this year. Those who do purchase the original Lullaby can still rest easy though, on the knowledge that the mechanism won't break after a year (or less), and the design, sculpt and costume are all clearly superior. Like most things, you get what you pay for.

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    Well, its a step up for Spirit in my book even if its a cheap knock off. I would be interested in seeing the animation in this one and a closer examination. I would be, heaven forbid, inclined to purchase this one despite the fact cheesy products are bad for my gallbladder.

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    I have to agree with JDubbya comment regarding the light up eyes....It's a buzz killer and a dumb idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shockwave199 View Post
    I'll be interested to see the animation on this one. I wouldn't buy anyones rocking prop. How the rocking props caught on so much I'll never understand. I'd sooner sit in a rocking chair myself and save the hundreds. But haunters must have their rocking props it seems. But for those who like them, this one comes in at the affordable level and the animation will put the others to shame I'd bet.
    I wasn't all that into the rocking props either until Lullaby came out, got her immediately. The granny, grandpa, etc., they're kind of boring. But Lullaby creeps people out. And if the animation in Spirits or Tekky's rocking ripoffs puts my Lullaby to shame, so be it. How many seasons will someone get out of these, 1 maybe 2, before they break? If you want a disposable prop that's cheap, these are for you. I'm sure the Lullaby I purchased will be working 10 years from now. Plus I think she looks better/creepier, but that's just my opinion. Last year I received more compliments and comments regarding Lullaby than I ever have for any other single prop. She was worth the extra $$$ to me. YMMV.

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    As soon as I saw it I immediately thought of Lullaby. Not a literal,straight out rip off like the Deadwalkers or the Flying Ghost that GR sold, but the basic idea is the same.

    I'd like to see it in action.
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    Distortions are pretty much always going to be better because of the materials used and the cost shows. I think this will be a good lower priced alternative for those that want a prop like this but can't afford the Distortions version.
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