I pretty much did the same, do with batteries were included or that it was at least already reeled in (though I suppose it's packed the way it is for shipping)I got mine today. I had the opposite reaction. It's smaller than I thought it was going to be. It's neat though. Need to get the batteries so I can real the cord back in. I unspooled some of it before I realized batteries were not included. LOL.
Huh that interesting to know.It's because that "resin kit" is just a recast of an old SD Studios kit someone assembled together wrong. Thank that person lol The barrel IS supposed to be to the side on it, too. Just depends on which recast version you got.