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  1. #11
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    Default Dr. Shivers

    I have one, bought it new a few years back! Hearing your stories, I feel fortunate! I have not had any problems, as many have discribed here! I did notice last Halloween, however, that the beaker does not light up any more! Has anyone had THAT problem?

    Also, I think your only hope to fix these issues is to do like many have and disect your good Dr. and see if you can find a loose wire. Boy, if there was someone running a business of fixing this stuff, they would be rich!!!

    I also think we should all email Gemmy and suggest they bring back the good Dr.

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    You know guys it really makes me mad that we pay so much money for these life size props and they either break right off the bat or we have 1 to2 good years with them and they crap out! My Jason's arm broke after Halloween last year/ We opened him up and he totally cracked right off!! Thanks to scubaspook a member here they guided me through how to repair him! Pics and all! Jason thank God is working fine now! Now our Gemmy Cauldron Witch is another issue!!! Just took her out to test her the other day and her cauldron that smokes and lights up is now not working!!!! We bought her in 2008.My self and my hubby don't even know if we want to even chance buying anymore life size Gemmy props! Good luck guys! I hope you can find a solution to your Dr Shivers problem!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shipperson View Post
    I have one, bought it new a few years back! Hearing your stories, I feel fortunate! I have not had any problems, as many have discribed here! I did notice last Halloween, however, that the beaker does not light up any more! Has anyone had THAT problem?

    Also, I think your only hope to fix these issues is to do like many have and disect your good Dr. and see if you can find a loose wire. Boy, if there was someone running a business of fixing this stuff, they would be rich!!!

    I also think we should all email Gemmy and suggest they bring back the good Dr.
    Hey guys Grandin Road is selling Dr Shivers in case you don't know

  4. #14
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    Hi! I just bought Dr. Shivers from Grandin Road. I took him out, plugged him in and the beaker was the only thing that lit up. I was so po'd that I smacked him hard in the head! Voila! He totally works now. I think in transit the wires just wriggled too much. I guess I'll just have to keep smacking him around if he acts up again.

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    where is the tutorial and pics to fix the jason arm we just bought a jason that works fine but the arm is broken. would love a little help please

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    Quote Originally Posted by Its the Great Pumpkin View Post
    You know guys it really makes me mad that we pay so much money for these life size props and they either break right off the bat or we have 1 to2 good years with them and they crap out! My Jason's arm broke after Halloween last year/ We opened him up and he totally cracked right off!! Thanks to scubaspook a member here they guided me through how to repair him! Pics and all! Jason thank God is working fine now! Now our Gemmy Cauldron Witch is another issue!!! Just took her out to test her the other day and her cauldron that smokes and lights up is now not working!!!! We bought her in 2008.My self and my hubby don't even know if we want to even chance buying anymore life size Gemmy props! Good luck guys! I hope you can find a solution to your Dr Shivers problem!

    I have the witch too, the cauldron would not work, so ripped out the fog mister and put in a new one myself and it worked fine. I sure hope she is ok this year, I hadn't brought her out in a few years

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    Tamster can you tell me how you did it? We tried getting the fogger out of her cauldron but it would not budge!

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    We just need to demand that they make better stuff. They are cheaply made but they are making them cheaper now. They use to put a volume control on them, but they took that out! They use to put in features like, a microphone jack and a mic, so you could talk thru your character but they took that out! They use to put in a speaker jack, so you could plug in an additional set of speakers to make them louder but they took that out! Now the problem is, they are cutting out as much wire out of them, to save money! They use so little, not giving any slack inside the character, so any little movement will pull a wire free and their head won't turn or their mouth won't move, etc! Doesn't seem like much but if they cut out 1 inch of wire in 10,000 characters, they make more $$$! Please, everyone, call Gemmy Industries and complain! Deand better products!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shipperson View Post
    We just need to demand that they make better stuff. They are cheaply made but they are making them cheaper now. They use to put a volume control on them, but they took that out! They use to put in features like, a microphone jack and a mic, so you could talk thru your character but they took that out! They use to put in a speaker jack, so you could plug in an additional set of speakers to make them louder but they took that out! Now the problem is, they are cutting out as much wire out of them, to save money! They use so little, not giving any slack inside the character, so any little movement will pull a wire free and their head won't turn or their mouth won't move, etc! Doesn't seem like much but if they cut out 1 inch of wire in 10,000 characters, they make more $$$! Please, everyone, call Gemmy Industries and complain! Deand better products!!!
    I am with you!! I totally agree!! We bought the Quivering Doorman in 2009. Don't get me wrong we love him but there is no volume control on this guy at all!! If he is the only prop you have that makes noise great you will hear him. If not forget about it! I don't think we are going to be buying any gemmy lifesize props anymore because of what happened to our Jason( we did fix him thanks( Scubaspook) and now our Cauldron Witch's cauldron is not working!!!! This should NOT be happening to props that we are paying ENOUGH money for!!

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    Well guys I caved and bought Dr Shivers from Grandidn Road. Hopefully we will not have any issues with him! Fingers crossed. The good Dr should arrive by the end of next week!

 

 
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