I wanted to reach out to our collectors who have the Hot Toys 1/4 Scale Mandalorian figure. Also, I apologize for the long post.
Sorry if this topic dims anyone's spirits about this figure, but I feel it's important to give you guys a heads up with an on going issue I've had.
So, keep an eye out for defects or issues with the silver paint on all the armor and helmet, jetpack ect..... read on.
I've had an issue with the chest armor's silver paint that SS customer service acknowledged and replaced last Jan. 2022. After that, everything seemed good with 1/4 scale Mando. But, with all the distractions this last year I haven't examined him up close since then, or spent much time posing him. It's just been in a clean, closed cabinet.
Sadly, I just opened the cabinet to bring him out for some pics and its apparent the silver paint is reacting with something, because light coming from a down angle (led cabinet lights) gives the armor a corroded appearance. It looks horrible on the helmet, chest, vambraces, pauldrons, and thigh armor. Its still a smooth finish and the clear coat is intact, but the silver paint is looking progressively worse.
It now looks like the same defect that caused me to ask for a replacement chest armor has appeared again on other silver armor parts.
The last pic shows both chest armors side by side. The installed is the replacement. The loose one is the original defective one. They now look the same, all really bad. I don't think this should be happening. I'm wondering how wide spread this issue is, and it might not be just my copy that is having this issue?
Unfortunately, after 30 days, Sideshow states they're will not offer customer service. And that window has passed for me. Even though they previously acknowledged this issue and sent a replacement chest armor, they will do no more to help.
I know many who own this figure would like to upgrade the paint to a chrome finish. While some are happy with the stock silver paint as is. I wasn't planning on doing the chrome paint upgrade.
Please keep watch on your Mando figure, if it's within the 30 day time period, don't hesitate to ask SS for a customer service request. After that I would still let them know about the issue, in case it turn out to be a more widespread issue.
If there's any further info or developments I can provide, I'll be sure sure to update everyone.
The pics speak for themselves. All pics of the silver paint defects on the Deluxe Hot Toys 1/4 scale Mandalorian figure....
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