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Figure News: GSC comments on B*RS Anime Ver. star defects

Figure News: GSC comments on B*RS Anime Ver. star defects
16 Nov 2010 16:51:08

Yo, Shelf! Double-update today, mainly because of this interesting and somewhat disappointing tidbit of news regarding the long awaited Black*Rock Shooter Animation Ver., which shipped just last week. Anyway, it seems that there's a defect affecting all of the figures shipped thus far. Notice the star on her jacket from the prototype?



Well, it turns out that the final product is missing the star!



This does leave me somewhat disappointed. Not because of the missing star (a pretty minor issue in itself), but because Good Smile Company already delayed this thing twice and yet the figure is still unfinished. I was under the impression that delays were for the purpose of preventing this kind of thing. I hope this sort of thing doesn't become a recurring issue, because with their constant delays, somewhat anti-gaijin attitude as of late, and now what seems to be an increase in QC problems, I'm beginning to become a little disillusioned with GSC.

Regardless, there is a silver lining. GSC had the dignity to 'fess up to their mistake, and will gladly offer one of two means for a solution to the problem. If you contact GSC with one of the links featured here, they will give you the choice of either mailing you a star decal to apply yourself, or you can mail them your figure and they'll paint one on for you.

So how do Shelfers feel about the missing star syndrome? Disappointed, or indifferent? Sound off in the comments section!

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Ahegyao
Ahegyao (USA)
16 Nov 2010, 17:21:32
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Glad I held off in getting this version. I guess this means this figure will get a rerelease with all the kinks fixed huh?
I love plastic crack
Earendil
Earendil (Russia)
16 Nov 2010, 17:44:28
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It's funny see how the bootleg has the star on the chest and the original doesn't have it
Vallefor
Vallefor (Russia)
16 Nov 2010, 19:50:32
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Fail xD What else can I say :P

All the methods they offer aren't good (but it's better than nothing of course) if you live far away from Japan. :P

And the second fail is that their form is in Japanese :P
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TomatheSpook
TomatheSpook (Russia)
16 Nov 2010, 20:04:35
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Anyways, congratulation on getting this eicness :3
About the star: I wouldn't really care. But that's probably because I'm not a BRS fan and don't like this figure too much. On the other hand, GSC for me is a trusted company, and if they'd miss a single little thing in any figure that I like, I would be greatly dissapointed.
Секретарша Валлефора.
riraito
riraito (Russia)
17 Nov 2010, 00:05:14
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It's not the end of this story:
(Not my mail, just copy/paste)
Dear Customers,
Thank you for shopping with AmiAmi.

We are mailing you today to inform you with the news, although some of you may have already heard, that Star mark on the chest of "Black Rock Shooter Animation Version Complete Figure" by Good Smile Company is missing.

Good Smile Company will be distributing Star stickers and we, AmiAmi, will be taking the following procedures.

1. For customers whose figure has been already sent out; Sticker will be mailed to you as soon as it arrives.
2. For customers whose figure has been ordered but not yet sent; Sticker will be delivered together with the figure.

Arrival of stickers at AmiAmi is planned to be on November 20th (Saturday).
We will be mailing or attaching to your unshipped order as soon as we receive them.

Thank you for your patience and understanding while we take care of the issue.

Best Regards,
AmiAmi
usagi_joou
usagi_joou (Russia)
18 Nov 2010, 08:49:25
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What's with that anti-gaijin issue you mentioned?
I'm too old for this shit, ain't I?
KururuSouchou
KururuSouchou (USA)
18 Nov 2010, 11:56:07
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Remember back when Amiami had those really impressive sales on a huge assortment of products (things like Nendoroid B*RS for 1,100 yen)? Well, GSC made them make all of their GSC/MF sale items Japan-only for reasons unknown.
HONK HONK~
usagi_joou
usagi_joou (Russia)
18 Nov 2010, 12:28:29
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oh, that's strange, really

thanks for explanations! ^__^
I'm too old for this shit, ain't I?

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