questionswas anyone else disappointed with the monkey from…

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huuuummmmm. lots of upvotes, but no one willing to comment. is it that everyone agrees but doesn't want the community to know who, or is it that no one can say it any better than the op?

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It's all about the bottom line, they figure that they can save some money and make more of a profit on you's guys. BTW I think the monkeys have always kinda sucked!

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It's cute enough, and annoys my coworkers just as well as the old ones, so it's okay. That said, I much prefer the old style.

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@moosezilla: I don't think anybody on Woot! is scared to complain about something they don't like.

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Dunno about the monkeys. The woot-offs have been pretty dull though.

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Not afraid to say it - I LIKE THE OLD MONKEYS WAY BETTER!

I have seen the masked monkeys in the hardware stores for the last several years and I was so happy that the woot monkeys were not the same brand. The masked monkeys don't seem to have the quality and they don't feel as nice. That being said, my monkey collection will cease growing at the astronomically fantastic rate that it has for the last year and a half, as I have informed all my wooting friends to stop purchasing extras for me.

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I finally pulled the trigger on a monkey, and was underwhelmed. Bought two, one doesn't screech. Which sucks, because I was hoping to shoot them at my neighbors, when they have guests. I'll get my lazy butt over to complain to woot later, would rather kvetch here.
@theoneill555: I consider you our leading monkey maven, so I must defer to your expertise. Now I am sorry for waiting too long.

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I took the masks off. They look better without. I like the cape on these monkeys though.

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@pickypickypicky: Those monkeys (at least the one I got) do, in fact, scream. There is a white plastic tab you have to remove to connect the battery. Honestly though, after the first scream or two, I wanted to put it back.

That was the first one (and most likely the last one) that I'll buy. The arms started coming unsewn after the first launch. Even my son seemed bored with it after the initial "OMG!"

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i bet the other monkeys are already giving the new sad monkey wedgies and noogies. as much as you talk to them about bullying, forget it! when you turn your back, all monkey promises are off. poor thing

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'New' monkeys, 'new' t-shirts. A pattern?

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I have no idea what Woot! is doing but I don't like it. Why is Woot! changing everything and the quality decreasing but prices are staying the same. Beware Wooters, I forsee the price of shipping going up soon. First come the outsourcing, quality cuts and then the price increases to make more and more money.

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I have to admit to being a bit disappointed. Other than what folks have already pointed out, it certainly doesn't look like the Pirate Monkey it was supposed to me. A mask? What about an eye patch? I clicked that big gold button too quickly, I guess. Should have looked more closely. I really wanted a pirate monkey to use as part of our pirate costumes for an annual event in the fall. This one looks like a superhero wannabee.

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@belyndag: i thought it looked like a theive's mask

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@capguncowboy: Thanks for the tip. One worked right away, so I didn't check. The arms were tearing on mine too.

Oh well, the capes will be nice for Haloween costumes for the ferrets.

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@pickypickypicky: you have ferrets too?! You just keep getting cooler and cooler.

+1 In woot Disappointment, I don't like the new monkeys. The quality is lacking and they don't look as cool. Usually I don't judge on looks, but they're fatter too and don't carry themselves too well.

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@cowboydann: You too? No way, too funny. We have to discuss this, I should be able to @ begining of the week.

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I wasn't very impressed with the "new monkey" either.. It's sad that the makers of the "great monkeys" are no longer around.

I fear I may not be purchasing anymore monkeys from Woot in the future unless they change to something else.

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@devexityspace: What do you mean? No more old-style monkeys?

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i ordered 3 for some reason, and none of the slits in the masks actually correspond to where the eyes are, and one came cape-less. and somehow there was an extra battery pull tab floating in the box...all 3 of mine had theirs in place....

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I missed out on the monkeys. Again. Now I am thinking it okay that I missed them. (Again.) My monkey will just have to stay an only child, I guess.

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This was the first monkey I ever bought--the black caped, masked one. So, I don't have much to go by comparison other than what others have been saying.

My point, however, is that I have no problem finally owning a Woot! Monkey even if he is a little different than the others. He still has a place in my heart.

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@jseureau: I made a similar complain during the woot-off (http://goo.gl/VblbJ), and Woot staff (@brutherford) informed that it was not cost cutting measure, and that they were as surprised with the new model as everyone else.

Apparently (according to @joe43wv in the same thread), the company that produced them went under. However, I just typed the website shown in one of my monkeys (superflymonkey.com) and it's still up. There is no info on how to order through them (plus they wont have the woot logo), though.

The first time I ordered monkeys, one did not scream, I complained and Woot Staff returned my money for that monkey.

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I was so angry I wanted to spank it.

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This was my first monkey, too. Even though I don't have anything to compare to, I was a little disappointed with the construction.

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@sgtgreeneusmc: They're normally not this bad, when they come back with the old design then buy three :3

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@cowboydann: They ARE coming back w/the old design???? Nice! Think they'll bring back the old T's, too? (w/a gentle nod to @narfcake)

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@gmwhit: I don't have any concrete evidence but I don't see them going with this design too long. At least not until i see a new M+M video. My guess would be they had the cheap CES monkeys as a promo, got a great price on those and maybe had some contract to make a few more. The new monkeys are really weak, and evil.

Don't hold your breath on american shirts though.

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@w00tgurl: So far, whenever enter the room where they sit, they "seem" to be in a pleasant, non-confrontational mood. However, who knows what happens when I am not there? The cat and dog have reported not all is happiness, love, and contentment. I am hoping for better days for them; otherwise, the new arrival will have to sit in the garage. I am not sure who is being evil to whom at this point. Must call the security people and see what they have on tape.

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I won't order anymore monkeys, I liked the velcro hands the old ones offered.
The mask was all screwed up too.

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I looked on Amazon yesterday for Superfly Monkeys and it Looked as though they had some that were the same. They came to a bit under five dollars with shipping but I decided to wait. On the Superfly Monkey website they had glow-in-the-dark monkeys. I can't decide if that is cool or scary.

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