Tuesday, February 28, 2012
New Release - Jessica Rabbit Medium Figure
As if sloppy paint was not enough, there is damage to these statues. I can't believe these got through to production for sale, but these statues in particular had very noticeable air bubbles that had formed when it was being made. Especially being right on Jessica's nose, it is an eyesore. On top of that, there is flaking paint. That's right - the paint is flaking and chipping off the statue. I'm not sure what would have caused it, but a figure to be sold like this is totally unacceptable. And these issues were not present in only one figure, but two that someone tried to order. When attempting to get a Disney castmember to understand the issue, he was made to feel he was being particular about his purchase. As you can see from the photos, for Disney to sell a statue for $90 with these conditions is far from okay.
Reports from others have confirmed the Jessica Rabbit Medium Figure they had seen on display was in fact very sloppily painted - so this is not an isolated incident. It is not usually common practice for Castmembers to inspect merchandise before it is sent out should it be packaged and taped up - but if you plan on buying this by phone or in person, you might want to think twice and see if a Castmember can assist you with this. There are other Big Figures being scaled down to this size so I hear. I'm not sure why other than it's not easy to bring a Big Figure on a plane if you are traveling - so the smaller versions might appeal to people with its smaller size and price, but there is no excuse for this kind of awful work on a Disney Statue.