Okay fellas, I was nice about everything up till now. But after reading Toymaker's post on his feelings about the shoddy prize presentation and how this year's GBWC was handled in Singapore, I can't help but agree with him. Still, I didn't think I need to repeat what someone has already aired, so I resisted posting my own views about the organisation of GBWC 2012 Singapore in Afterthoughts. NOW though, this is the last straw that broke this camel's back. I HAVE to say something and it's gonna get ugly...
It appears that I have been awarded a 'fake' Third Place. LOL. WTF Bandai? You can't even get your rankings right? This error on their FB page has been up all night. And this strange photo of my kit was from an equally strange photo-booth session (all our kits underwent mug shots in a specially set-up photo booth - front, side and back - on submission day before they were put up on display.....No other countries had this. Can someone figure out what it was for? I have no friggin' idea.)
Back to the sloppy typo in ranking. First of all, it's a big disservice to the Third Place winner. You're not hearing from him only cos Jaef Liang doesn't really use Facebook much, so I doubt he has seen it yet. But c'mon guys. It's a simple job. Can't you even get THIS right? Secondly, it's a joke to me. Now I have people congratulating me on my 'Third' place finish or a TIE, thereupon I have to explain the correct ranking to them on Bandai's behalf. Insult to injury, much?
I am VERY tempted to go on about other stuff but I shall stop here lest I start looking like a sore loser LOL. All I've gotta say is - Clean up your act Bandai. We put in a lot of work for our entries, and whether we win anything or not, every work is a masterpiece to its modeller, and helps draw crowds to your events. The least you can do is show us, YOUR customers, some respect.