As I said, I haven't seen it in person so I can't judge whether or not this is collectors getting worked up about something that isn't really an issue. If that was the case, it wouldn't be the first time. Or they could be right. I can't judge as I haven't seen it for myself. My stores don't have any Xtras to actually look at so I have no way to compare.
In either case, if the photos in my post above are representative? I'd still say it looks more like a smear than anything and that would be a quality control issue, imo.
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