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First manufacturer mishap! oAoFirst manufacturer mishap! oAo

MagusfiguresMagusfigures4 måneder sidenMisc
Hello all! I had my first figure with a big manufacturer error come in today, so I thought I'd write a little blog about it >_<

I ordered a Giratina figure from Mandarake a few weeks ago. (I'd thought it was this one ITEM #430594, but on closer inspection it's one that isn't in the database) I'd been looking for a good Origin Forme Giratina figure for a while (I have a couple of small ones that aren't great) so I was excited to see this one on Manda--and for just 600 yen!

Fast forward to today, when I returned from a family trip to find my Mandarake package waiting for me. I'd ordered a couple of other Pokemon things along with it, but Giratina was the main draw. I opened up Giratina (the box had been opened to check the figure inside) and went to put it together. It came with a main body, and two sets of streamers.

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The first set I picked up had "L1, L2, L3" written on their pegs, so I was able to get those in no problem.

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Next I tried to put in the other set, which is when I noticed the huge problem on my hands--the other set of streamers *also* said L1, L2, and L3.

https://static.myfigurecollection.net/image/Magusfigures1525312980.jpeg

I tried to see if these would fit--maybe it was just a misprint--but alas. These were very clearly not the right set.

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Having made the mandarake order *just* for this Giratina, I was a little bummed. In the end I'm not that mad about it--it was only 600 yen, and I can probably just buy another one--but I feel bad that this little guy won't ever get to be displayed properly. (unless I can find the poor sod who ended up with two sets of R streamers...)

I wanted to see if I could put him on my desk as is, but since he isn't flat on the bottom, he rolls to the side:

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Poor dude.

I'm not planning to contact Manda about it; I don't think it was their fault, and it was a super inexpensive figure to begin with. I'll just eat the six bucks and give this little guy a home regardless.

Anyway, if you read this, I hope I managed to provide a bit of entertainment, haha! Has anyone else had a manufacturer error like this with a figure?
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Stalking Loli hunter
Magusfigures (4 måneder siden) #33696376Thanks for the heads up! Maybe I'll send them an email... I did already order a replacement tho (they had another one on the site).
(Also, that's so cool that you worked for Mandarake!!)


You're definitely going to get somebody in trouble for sending that e-mail, but that's what they get for not doing their job right.
I once missed that the base of a figure was missing (it was transparent, so I didn't even realize) and the replacement was taken out of my salary. Ever since then, I was super careful and it never happened again. I did get scolded a few times for being "too attentive" and "wasting" time checking small/cheap items... Yet if you miss something you have to pay for it; weird!

(Thank you! Working in Akiba was something I always wanted to do, even if just for a short period of time. I applied as soon as I moved here, and worked for 7 months until I quit to focus on my art. I really appreciate the time I spent there; the experience and friends I got will hopefully last a lifetime!)
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Stalking (4 måneder siden) #33688352If you bought it opened, then you can complain to Mandarake. It's the online staff's job to check items before putting them up.
When I worked there I did find one case of a figure with two left hands, so it does happen (although pretty rare). Those faulty items should not be up on the website!
At least it was cheap :)


Thanks for the heads up! Maybe I'll send them an email... I did already order a replacement tho (they had another one on the site).

(Also, that's so cool that you worked for Mandarake!!)
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Stalking Loli hunter
If you bought it opened, then you can complain to Mandarake. It's the online staff's job to check items before putting them up.
When I worked there I did find one case of a figure with two left hands, so it does happen (although pretty rare). Those faulty items should not be up on the website!

At least it was cheap :)
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Magusfigures (4 måneder siden) #33567753Man, what is it with manufacturers and a surplus of lefts?? (though now I wonder if someone out there has the corresponding rights...).
Maybe they were all that was left :D *finger guns*...Yeah I'll see myself out.
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BVibes (4 måneder siden) #33533560Since the item was cheap maybe you'll one day see it it like that, who knows. Hopefully one day you'll find one that has the correct parts for a good price, though! Maybe next time it'll have two right sides even lol.
I actually went back on Manda to see if they had another one, and luckily they did! I'm crossing my fingers that that one has the right parts >_< (or maybe I'll get lucky and have one with two rights...!)

darkinsanity13 (4 måneder siden) #33534297I got ITEM #94709 from a blind box at a con, and when I got home to put her together, much like you I discovered I had two left pigtails. Thankfully the incorrect pigtail does fit, it just looks a bit odd. Sorry to hear that happened to you! I feel like the previous owner must have discovered this and that's why it ended up at Mandarake, and either Mandarake didn't check or didn't think to mention it had the incorrect parts :(
Oh no! It's a good thing the pigtail fit, though. I don't mind having figures that are a little off (I used to love "adopting" broken or damaged Pokemon toys as a kid lmao) but Giratina looks so sad with just one set of streamers. :C

Also, the box came to me in great quality--it just had a sticker over the bottom where it had been opened, saying that it had only been opened to check which figure was inside--so I don't think it had a previous owner. I guess Manda didn't think to check for the right parts! (neither would I, tbh)

Fullmetalpiggy (4 måneder siden) #33540103I'm sorry about your Giratina figure. :c It's my favorite Pokémon but I have never seen a problem like this..
I recommend getting ITEM #430594
He's GIGANTIC and one of my biggest figures in my collection. But absolutely stun-ning and really the best (origin form) Giratina figure ever made. (Oh and the wings are attached so no problems with that! xD)

Good to meet another Giratina fan! I actually saw that big Giratina in a Japanese thrift store once and passed it up... (much to my eternal regret). Since I'm pressed for both space and budget, I probably won't be adding that one to my collection anytime soon... but I do keep my eye out for them on Mandarake, just in case I decide to splurge haha!

Darkluna (4 måneder siden) #33541078I ordered the entire set of Petit Eva Gurashi 4 for this Kaworu ITEM #20049 and he came with 2 left arms (and looking at everyone's stories, it seems manufacturers really like making extraneous left parts for these blind box items). I did contact HLJ about it, but they said that the manufacturer wouldn't send the correct parts for something like that and just offered a discount on buying another entire Petit Eva set (uh yeah no). I finally ended up getting a correct version of the little guy on Suruga-ya years later. I still have the two left handed version in his box somewhere too.

Man, what is it with manufacturers and a surplus of lefts?? (though now I wonder if someone out there has the corresponding rights...). Considering my Giratina figure's age and value, I probably wouldn't have much luck contacting the manufacturer either :C
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I ordered the entire set of Petit Eva Gurashi 4 for this Kaworu ITEM #20049 and he came with 2 left arms (and looking at everyone's stories, it seems manufacturers really like making extraneous left parts for these blind box items). I did contact HLJ about it, but they said that the manufacturer wouldn't send the correct parts for something like that and just offered a discount on buying another entire Petit Eva set (uh yeah no). I finally ended up getting a correct version of the little guy on Suruga-ya years later. I still have the two left handed version in his box somewhere too.
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I'm sorry about your Giratina figure. :c It's my favorite Pokémon but I have never seen a problem like this..
I recommend getting ITEM #430594
He's GIGANTIC and one of my biggest figures in my collection. But absolutely stun-ning and really the best (origin form) Giratina figure ever made. (Oh and the wings are attached so no problems with that! xD)
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3pt
I got ITEM #94709 from a blind box at a con, and when I got home to put her together, much like you I discovered I had two left pigtails. Thankfully the incorrect pigtail does fit, it just looks a bit odd. Sorry to hear that happened to you! I feel like the previous owner must have discovered this and that's why it ended up at Mandarake, and either Mandarake didn't check or didn't think to mention it had the incorrect parts :(
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Not a figure, but I did buy a Christmas deer decoration once because it was missing one of its antlers. I thought it was kind of endearing (pun intended) and I still own it.

Since the item was cheap maybe you'll one day see it it like that, who knows. Hopefully one day you'll find one that has the correct parts for a good price, though! Maybe next time it'll have two right sides even lol.
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