So if you look just below the end of this post, you'll see my bio. All of us here at Crave have similar bios, including contact information. Consequently, we get a ton of e-mails. Some are from readers (and I'm sorry I don't have time to respond to them all). We also get e-mails from manufacturers in China.
Take this one I got this morning from what appears to be a Chinese manufacturer of dinosaurs named Alex. Here's the copy:
I am China dinosaur factory .Hope that you know our product more .Also hope that we can establish long-term cooperative relation.
Thanks, Alex, sounds fun! But that's not the great part. The great part is the photos, one above, and the rest included below.
Just last week I was talking with a friend about where I could find some life-size animatronic dinosaurs, and just like that, boom! Right into my inbox. Alex also included information about the control panels, which apparently include a microphone. My dino will recite Mark Twain, I think.
Sadly, I don't really have a budget for robot dinosaurs, and I'm actually quite afraid that they'd malfunction, go crazy, and eat me and everyone I love alive. I'm sorry, Alex, but it's just not worth the risk.
But that's me. Maybe you need giant robotic dinos? If so, Alex has a Web site where you can see them in action and even order your own. Maybe you can establish a long-term cooperative relation!