Things doll companies and the "BJD Industry" have nothing to do with: "Delicate Eastern philosophy". Being "older". Who do you think you are, Gandalf? Your entire thinking is massively flawed and you clearly don't quite get it. THIS ISN'T A "LUXURY PRODUCT". You are not buying a whirlpool bath. Let's put this another way: you're in an art gallery and you see a sculpture you like, so you buy it and take it away. The next day you notice that >gasp< some of the wood/stone/metal/etc is a different shade or texture from the rest! Do you: a) Throw a hissy fit on DOA. b) Realize that the sculpture is a unique work that has been made by hand and is bound to have some character of its own. Perhaps you'd like to rethink your attitude to the hobby and life in general if you think everything should be perfect all the time.