Due to numerous quality issues, Toynami has announced that they are recalling all Maia Masterpiece Shadow Fighters effective immediately.
From the Robotech.com website
Here is Toynami's announcement regarding the Maia Masterpiece Shadow Fighter:
To Our Customers:
It has been brought to our attention that there have been numerous complaints concerning the quality of the Robotech Shadow Chronicles Movie Edition: Maia Shadow Fighter Masterpiece. Upon our own investigation, we have discovered that the product indeed is far below our level of acceptability in terms of standards of quality. A new factory was enlisted to manufacture this product for us, and it is apparent now that they were unable to deliver the high level of quality that our customers expect, and that we demand. As a result, we are recalling the product, effective immediately.
For the following 60-day period, we will honor all returned product for a full refund. Should any of your customers report a defective product, we ask that you provide them a refund. We in turn will refund your payment to us upon return of the defective items.
We apologize for the inconvenience, and thank you very much for your cooperation.
UPDATE 2008.01.20 @ 4PM:
We just spoke with George Sohn from Toynami and got some more info.
Toynami is planning on re-manufacturing Maia Sterling later this summer with the corrections and higher quality control. The tentative plan is to have them made at the factory that manufactured the Beta Fighters.