I don't know, if there's clear manufacturer error and the product is from a newish time frame, I'd think Matty would still replace it, as long as you had a receipt of some kind. There's a couple of things to point out here: Despite the high price tag and accompanying expectations by the customer, toy manufacturers are not really set up to replace things based on stuff like paint splotches and flash on the seams. This is an adult collector problem, and despite setting up one corner of the business to fill that need, it's unlikely that they have a business model that supports that level of expectations all the way from design to fulfillment. They're spending more money avoiding choking hazard lawsuits and the like - i.e. at the expectation level of parents and children. This is probably one of the things that ultimately led Matty to hand things over to a collector manufacturer. It makes sense, and we can probably expect better product as a result, at adult collector production standards. Unfortunately as has been stated elsewhere, this level of detail and error correction will probably lead to a price hike, and certainly so as Super7 do not have the inroads and volume discounts that Mattel can push for with the factories and middlemen involved.