A fellow collector (who doesn't post here) and I were talking at work regarding Matty's quality issues of the past and came up with an interesting question...
What would you do if you opened your He-Ro, opened his staff, and there were NO spell stone in it?
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I'd buy another for sure.
Make one. Find something that would fit and plunk it in there.
Or call the customer service number and see what they could do.
I would make an effort to try and get a new one or a replacement. If that didnt work I would just keep the staff closed. Once I have Ro in hand i would never let him leave
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I'd just replace it myself with something. It wouldn't be too hard to customize something in there.
I hope it doesn't come missing, but it wouldn't be the end of the world for me.
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Having heard the horror stories of MattyCollector's customer service...I just might cry a bit.
I'd try to see if I could get a replacement through MC, but I have a feeling it'd be a long, hard road.
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Get a diamond off of one of mums rings she doesnt wear anymore, put in there and hope she doesnt realise.
I would just wait till someone here makes custom colored stones and buy one. I'm sure we'll see eventually someone in the customs forum with a light blue color or pink, a light green. Yellow perhaps? A Rainbow assortment of spell stones.
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I'd let He-ro travel back to Pre-Etrenia go thru a set of challenges to replace his Spell Stone.
Then travel to a craft store myself & find something to replace it. I agree with everyone else who just wouldnt chance it.
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I'd probably throw a fit for a minute, then in my story, say that the spell stone was placed inside Adora's sword, and now that He-Ro exists in present day, the two stones can't exist simultaneously in one time space.
I'd probably try to find something else to place in the cepter, but I don't know....
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I'd rant and rave, curse Mattel with every breath on every board I could find. Then I'd go around, pick up a cheesy piece of costume jewelry with a stone about the right size and stick it in there.
I could see it happening, although Mattel's QC has improved of late (that's not as big a compliment as it sounds, considering the depths to which it plunged with the DCUC line around waves 3 and 4). I also imagine Matty would have some set aside for replacements as they usually do. But I would seriously consider doing the above before sending back and otherwise acceptable He-Ro, simply because I want that character so badly and wouldn't chance him vanishhing into Matty Limbo. Matty would get an earful from me, though.
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i'd send the whole thing back for a replacement.