Since the arrival of the Mechadoll I bought from Lobo, I have found many worrying things that may shock and disappoint!
Mechadoll have been renowned in the past for their well made skeletons and I hoped this would be true of one of the new Mechadolls of 2012.
I wanted a Mechadoll for years, and here are the reasons: They have a voluptuous and realistic figure, jiggly boobs and bum, good quality skeletons, the bonus of the advertised 2012 Mechadoll, apparently has a 'detachable face'
, and the 'Luxe' model apparently has a weight of 33KG
. I thought to myself WOW! The extra decrease in weight and you can remove the face, that sounds good! Right! WRONG!!!
NO THIS DOLL DOES NOT HAVE A DETACHABLE FACE AS ADVERTISED, (only if your name is Freddy Krueger).
The weight of this doll is NOT 33KG AS ADVERTISED. More closer to 50KG.
If you sell any product with an advertised weight and function it should live up to the facts that you as the manufacturer have stated in the advertisement. Otherwise it is known as FALSE ADVERTISING.
I cant speak about ordering problems and waiting ages because I bought this doll from Lobo and not Mechadoll directly, but Lobo knows all about that stuff.A SHOCKING REVELATION
Remember the broken/dislocated shoulder that this doll had! At first I thought it must be a shipping fault, maybe the box got tipped up on one end and that had caused the problem. Lobo already knew something was not quite right when he had the doll and thought it was a loose joint. As soon as I received the doll I knew it was worse than a loose joint.
You might recall this photo.
I decided once and for all to see what was happening with the shoulder the weekend just gone. Saturday I started the operation. I felt the joint through the silicone and cut a long enough cut at first to see what was going on.
I had already talked to Matt and he told me that it could be a broken bolt, apparently sourced from Home depot?
This is the first cut.
This is after prizing open the cut and the first look inside.
If you look at the top of the steel bracket you can see a bolt head. (Above photo).
At this point I thought this must be the head of the bolt. I looked a little closer and saw 4 washers underneath the bolt head, 2 X nylon and 2 X steel.
So got the long nose pliers out to extract the bolt still expecting it to be broken. ONLY TO FIND AN INTACT BOLT!
(The bolt thread diameter is about 6mm).
I had to leave at this point and come back to it the next day.
So I knew there was no broken bolt, and couldn't see too much more because the first cut was too small. I had to cut further up the shoulder to see what the bolt should have been connected to. Here's a photo.
As you can see the bracket at the top is the shoulder joint, (it is facing the arm up position), the bolt should have gone through the hole and down into the bracket that is fixed to the arm bone bracket. A NUT IS STILL MISSING!!
I knew the nut should have been under the arm bone bracket, so I had to undo the screws and small nuts that hold the steel arm bone bracket on, to see if the nut was down the bottom of the square tube. I shone a lazer down there and low and behold there it is resting at the bottom, I had to remove it with long mechanics magnet.
I looked closely at the nylock nut and THE NYLON WAS NOT TOUCHED. THIS NUT WAS NEVER DONE UP IN THE FIRST PLACE!
Here is a photo after I replaced the components in their proper order. If they were in their proper order in the first place then there should have been 2 X washers (1 X steel & 1 X nylon), at the bottom of the square tube with the nut!
It was a fiddly and awkward job assembling everything back in their right full place! With hardly any room!
There is NO WAY THIS DOLL SHOULD HAVE BEEN SENT OUT. It would have been obvious something was wrong with this doll from the very beginning, and was sent to the customer regardless, both me and Lobo are very angry and disappointed as anyone would be after discovering this major cock up!
If your going to produce an expensive product of this nature, surely things like skeletons should be double checked. What's the point pouring a $4600 doll and forgetting to do a joint up! We cannot believe this is even possible!
With this level of incompetence anything is possible!
I am sorry if this worries any of you that are waiting for your doll, but all this needed to be said.
I have emailed Matt about the problem and he has responded about the shoulder, although when I asked (twice) about the advertised weight of the dolls NOT BEING 33KG, and also the faces NOT BEING DETATCHABLE, I get no response!
The response for the shoulder is this:
I understand what you're saying. As you probably know, I have to look into this situation before I can comment accurately. It sounds like things were not attached the way we intended them to be and the result is that it fell apart for you.
At this point is there anything we can do to make this situation right by you?
Well I've fixed the shoulder joint now and have yet to seal up the large cut.
All of this could have easily been avoided, and is just unacceptable in my view and Lobo's. We are very disappointed!