Now that finals are over, let's start things off with a laugh:
So I found this little passage from Vispo's main page recently. Let me translate (With my limited Japanese but awesome Kanji comprehension skills):
Instructions for missing parts request
Those who I suspect of having purchased pirated goods/recasts will be refused missing parts.
Your request is incredibly rude to those who bought originals.
Those who purchased originals, please make your missing parts claim within 1 month.
The fact that some recast buyers out there actually believed it was a good idea to ask for help from the sculptor-after literally telling him you support the people who rip him off-dumbfounds me.
(I used plural for 'buyers' because I assume that he probably gets enough of these requests to constitute putting the above message on his main page)
Seriously, buying from recasters is already a bad enough decision, but buying from recasters who don't stand behind their recasts?