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Re: Diener Industries figures!
« Reply #15 on: May 13, 2017, 08:08:28 PM »
I must have Happy Meals one, then.

No, not necessarily. The other colours could be either.

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« Reply #16 on: May 15, 2017, 10:10:43 AM »
The Diener Space Raiders were a Happy Meal issue that preceded the Space Aliens:



Diener also subsequently marketed the Space Raiders as rack toys in the form of erasers:



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« Reply #17 on: May 15, 2017, 04:02:00 PM »
Those are kinda cool.
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« Reply #18 on: May 17, 2017, 02:15:17 PM »
So to muddy the waters even further, here are a couple of quotes from another thread:

I remember the robots and spaceships I got from McDonalds were a soft rubber, while all the aliens (as well as mythological monsters that Diener made, such as the centaur and Medusa) were a much harder, almost pvc material.

Yeah, The Space Raiders are soft and The Space Creatures are hard. There are 8 colors of each: Blue, Brown, Pink, Yellow, Orange, Dark Green, Light Green and Light Gray.

Pink, Dark Green, Light Gray?

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« Reply #19 on: May 17, 2017, 02:36:01 PM »
The best and most detailed description of the Diener Space Creatures may perhaps be on the Little Weirdos site.



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Re: Diener Industries figures!
« Reply #20 on: May 18, 2017, 08:55:26 AM »
I remember the robots and spaceships I got from McDonalds were a soft rubber, while all the aliens (as well as mythological monsters that Diener made, such as the centaur and Medusa) were a much harder, almost pvc material.


Beginning about the 1:40 mark, the softness and bendability of the Diener Space Raiders is compared with that of the Diener Space Creatures:

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But the fellow wasn't even aware that both sets were issued with McDonald's Happy Meals and as carded rack toy erasers. Therefore he may have been comparing the flexibility of a Space Raider in eraser format against a Space Creature from a Happy Meal.

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Re: Diener Industries figures!
« Reply #21 on: May 18, 2017, 09:19:27 AM »
Yeah, The Space Raiders are soft and The Space Creatures are hard. There are 8 colors of each: Blue, Brown, Pink, Yellow, Orange, Dark Green, Light Green and Light Gray.

I think you're mixing the eraser only colours in with those of the figures issued within Happy Meals. It seems that the Space Creatures issued within Happy Meals came in only Orange, Yellow, Light Green, Light Blue and Brown. Pink(Light Purple), Dark Green and Light Gray may have been colours used for the erasers but they weren't used for the Happy Meal figures.

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« Reply #22 on: May 18, 2017, 10:44:30 AM »
So what have we here?



A bin of loose Diener Alien Creatures, that's what! Unfortunately they're all in the colours of the McDonald's Happy Meal figures yet they're labelled erasers....

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The mystery deepens.

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« Reply #23 on: May 18, 2017, 10:53:21 AM »
Unfortunately they're all in the colours of the McDonald's Happy Meal figures

Who cares! It's a gorgeous display piece!  :)
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« Reply #24 on: May 18, 2017, 01:46:27 PM »
A bin of loose Diener Alien Creatures, that's what! Unfortunately they're all in the colours of the McDonald's Happy Meal figures yet they're labelled erasers....

 ???

The mystery deepens.

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Someone may perhaps have acquired the sign and empty bin, filled it with whatever Diener Alien Creatures they had handy, and then taken the picture.

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« Reply #25 on: May 18, 2017, 01:54:40 PM »
Someone may perhaps have acquired the sign and empty bin, filled it with whatever Diener Alien Creatures they had handy, and then taken the picture.

That's a lot of Diener Alien Creatures to just have lying around!  :)
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« Reply #26 on: May 18, 2017, 02:09:11 PM »
Some people are just lucky that way I guess.

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Re: Diener Industries figures!
« Reply #27 on: May 18, 2017, 03:13:23 PM »
So what have we here?



A bin of loose Diener Alien Creatures, that's what! Unfortunately they're all in the colours of the McDonald's Happy Meal figures yet they're labelled erasers....

 ???

The mystery deepens.

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With those Space/Alien Creatures selling for $8-$12 a pop that's a bucket fulla money, man. Wish I could trip over one of those at a flea market for cheap.  ;D
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Re: Diener Industries figures!
« Reply #28 on: May 19, 2017, 08:43:20 AM »
The set of 6 larger Diener Dinosaurs:



There is also a set of smaller dinos that look cooler than the larger set. I have them but I'll have to eventually dig them out to make a pic of to post. I couldn't find a net pic of the smaller ones.

I've not been able to find any really good pictures of the Diener Dinosaurs on the net (or the Jungle Creatures and the Sea Creatures for that matter). Curious given how many Happy Meal premium collectors there are these days.

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Are the large and small Dinosaurs made of exactly the same rubbery material?

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« Reply #29 on: May 19, 2017, 10:15:50 AM »
Are the large and small Dinosaurs made of exactly the same rubbery material?

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The smaller ones are much softer.
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