On Friday's we will begin highlighting one retired Lemax piece from the archives. We will kick it off with a bang! The Oct-O-Squeeze is a highly sought after, very popular and hard to find piece. Stock #84800, it originally retailed for around $100 bucks. Released in 2008 and retired in 2012. Is this your unicorn?
What can we say about this wonderful rare Spookytown piece? Well, for one thing, it's extremely hard to find. Especially in working condition. If you are lucky enough to find an in tact, working Oct-o-Squeeze you are a lucky Lemax collector! This piece tends to seize up rotating, and the fence is very fragile and can break easily. Lemax, from time to time, has pieces in their line that have a power cycling motor. What this means basically, is when you shut the power off, the unit continues operating until it finishes it's cycle. So with that said, never ever plug this unit into a surge protector, power strip, or on a smart plug. Only use the original power adapter, and plug directly into a wall socket. You want to avoid turning it off abruptly by a secondary source. Only power on/off with the toggle switch on the unit.
The Octopus itself is made of a soft squishy foamy material, so it has held up very well over the years, as there is a lot of give when bumped into. The unit has 2 light posts, with 2 lights each, plus LED's around the base of the Octopus and around the reader-board.
Value on this item? AS of the writing of this article, in good operating condition $600+. Units broken/malfunctioning for parts can even fetch $200-400 as well.
The video link above, shows power cycling of the unit. You can see that at the start up, the unit lights up, music and sounds begin immediately, and seconds later a delayed start of the motion. When cycling down, the music and sounds stops instantly, while the lights and motion continue until it finishes it's cycle.
Another fun - fact! Did you know that Lemax stock #'s are generated from the year of their production? Eg. Stock #84800 = year 2018.
Sissy & Scooter
Collectors of Lemax, & Business owners of Sissy n' Scooter Merriments. Est. 2019