After over 4 weeks in transit (and around $80.00 in postal fees to Aus) I see today that my package is somewhere in the EDGEWOOD in the USA instead of having been delivered to me in Australia.
I wonder if Indy grabbed it in transit...
After receiving my idol back, toynk offered a replacement with noticable scratch on the chest of the idol. They stated all of their inventory is that way. Admittedly there delay in communication on my part, but after questioning them about this, they just refunded my money without a response. So, if you are puchasing from them, be sure to check your idol for signigicant blemishes. And now I'm without an idol. :cry
This is what they offered for a replacement:
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In reality it’d be hollow and not solid, and probably made up out of a number of different pieces of gold sheet (or more typically gold alloy) all soldered together. This is a great example of a ‘poporo’ (which was used to hold lime powder) from the pre-Columbian Quimbaya civilisation from modern day Colombia (not far from Medellin):If its weight was comparable to a bag of sand, it was probably quartz, covered by a gold leaf. That's my theory, at least.