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The story of a headless horsemanThe story of a headless horsemanAsk MFC

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What has challenged the stag to such protracted scrutiny?

The horse is perfect in all its parts—a splendid steed, saddled, bridled, and otherwise completely caparisoned. In it there appears nothing amiss—nothing to produce either wonder or alarm. But the man—the rider? Ah! About him there is something to cause both—something weird—something wanting!

By heavens! it is the head!

(c) Captain Mayne Reid "The Headless Horseman"



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Yesterday on a nice bright day I have received my HLJ order via Ems. Full of joy and happiness I have opened the box:
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Hlj packaging by gwennan, on Flickr

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Hlj packaging inside by gwennan, on Flickr



Nothing interesting, just the usual HLJ packaging. But wait a minute! What is it with the Sawa packaging?
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Sawa box by gwennan, on Flickr



Maybe it was just the illusion?
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Sawa blister by gwennan, on Flickr



No, something really feels weird:
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Inside blister by gwennan, on Flickr


Oh my GOD! Poor Sawa has her head severely damaged:
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Broken head by gwennan, on Flickr



Tadam!
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Broken head 2 by gwennan, on Flickr

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Body without a head by gwennan, on Flickr



Moreover she has a lot of visible scratches on her hair:
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Scratched hair by gwennan, on Flickr

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Scratched hair 2 by gwennan, on Flickr



And a paint stains:
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Paint stain by gwennan, on Flickr


Mostly such pant stains or scratches on a figures are poorly visible with an unarmed eye, but always come out when you make photos with the macro lens, but here I can see them without any lens, they are way too visible.

The box was not opened before me, it was sealed, so what a good job Phat! has done! Delaying poor Sawa for months and bringing her bad luck of becoming a headless horseman. What an irony for a girl who really loves horses!

P.S.: I had to smile at my bad luck, that's the only way I can behave now. The letter to GSC is already written, hope they will help. The head can be glued of course, but the scratches are that bothers me a lot.

I still like Phat! for their The Idolmaster (TV Animation) series and for a lot of cute girls in their casual outfits, but guys, seriously, there is something to be made with your quality, that is inappropriate.

P.S.S.: Don't know if I put her head on a right position. :-D
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Sawa full figure not glued by gwennan, on Flickr

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Sawa not glued by gwennan, on Flickr
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Thanks! I hope I will be lucky this tume. :)KingSabah5 vuotta sitten#2736661I did not know what to expect from this post at all xD i did a double-take when I saw her inside the box lol.
Hope GSC replaces it for you, that's just downright poor quality.
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GodYagami5 vuotta sitten#2736784Yes, I have this figure ITEM #58099 and her hair broke in the same time I opened the box. And I'm really careful with figures, really!
I managed to fix her... And then a little after that part of her gap broke... Seriously, that's annoying. I glued it back and now I barely touch it because it may break again. It's also a pain in the ass to fix her in the gap, I don't dare to force it.
Oh my! I am really sad for this beauty. As for me I usually get the older ones broken (that's a usual thing when figures are old), mostly the clear plastic pegs broke easily as that in ITEM #26795 ITEM #9635 ITEM #72251 ITEM #27667 ITEM #22633 ITEM #636 ITEM #190 ITEM #970 (they all have clear bases and clear pegs). ITEM #14087 had her foot broken from her leg because there definetely were some mistakes in production. ITEM #27699 has the handles of the bag broken because there was a bubble in the PVC, also the technical mistake. ITEM #13698 has her legs and upper part of a body apart also because of the technical mistake. All comes to that smth goes wrong when producing, and we get the damaged product for a big sum of money. :((
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Gwennan5 vuotta sitten#2736174Anything from yours also was broken?

Yes, I have this figure ITEM #58099 and her hair broke in the same time I opened the box. And I'm really careful with figures, really!
I managed to fix her... And then a little after that part of her gap broke... Seriously, that's annoying. I glued it back and now I barely touch it because it may break again. It's also a pain in the ass to fix her in the gap, I don't dare to force it.
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I did not know what to expect from this post at all xD i did a double-take when I saw her inside the box lol.

Hope GSC replaces it for you, that's just downright poor quality.
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GodYagami5 vuotta sitten#2735648I'm done with Phat Company, you barely touch the figures and they just break.Anything from yours also was broken?
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MobiusX5 vuotta sitten#2734781I thought this was an article about DRRR for a sec xDYeah, if that happened with Celty it would be a way too cynical. :)))
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debinoresu5 vuotta sitten#2734526gosh thats kinda creepy actually lmaoSorry^^
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Moro5 vuotta sitten#2734066omg, that's so startling. At least it's quite a clean break, so it wouldn't be too hard to fix, but I'm sure HLJ or GSC will replace it for you anyway :>Kousei5 vuotta sitten#2734809At least she died smiling.
I'm sure you'll definitely get a replacement for her. Even if you could just glue her head back on, those scratches look nasty.
Thank you, guys for your support!
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I'm done with Phat Company, you barely touch the figures and they just break.
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Kousei ☆ ★ ☆
At least she died smiling.

I'm sure you'll definitely get a replacement for her. Even if you could just glue her head back on, those scratches look nasty.
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