Official Pokémon retail shops released a Magnemite plushie featuring a pretty significant mistake. Many people might not even spot the error at first glance, but those who are drawn to the electric steel Pokémon certainly will.
Compare the official art (above) with the plush toy mistake (below). Can you spot the snafu? Surely the big red circle helps!
That’s right, the colors on Magnemite’s magnet are reversed. Blue should be on the top and red on the bottom.
The wrong version went on sale last July through this January in Japan at Pokémon Centers and Pokémon Stores, as well as through official online shops, including Amazon Japan.
The Pokémon Company offered its sincerest apology for any trouble this might have caused and promised to step up quality control to prevent something like this ever happening again.
To right this wrong, the company is also offering to exchange the mistaken Magnemite for a correct version. Although goodness knows, the incorrect ones will surely be worth a fortune in the future.