30-40 death age?? Wow, people generally live to 80-100 but alright then ^__^ Hmm you're not going to enjoy the work load university puts on you, I can tell you that.
Yeee let's face it, 21's getting a little old :P And Rising, if you're planning on going to college/university after high school, you're gonna hate that even more... I miss high school sometimes :(
And I'm sitting here on 21 .___.
@1Risingdracyan1: Takara Tomy's B-Daman are slightly more powerful because of that difference in plastic; their more solid plastic leads to less flexing which allows the marble to be released with more energy (or as we know it, power. I'm a biologist, not a physicist, so I'm not sure on the details of this process but I think it has something to do with the conversion of elastic potential energy to kinetic energy).
This is what happens when you don't sleep for 2 days writing scientific reports for university; sorry for my mistake!! But yes in general, the Japanese products do have better plastic quality overall although they are more prone to having mistakes like these regarding the mold (assuming that was the problem) as they are the first to use the molds, esentially being the beta testers. After this though, the Japanese plastic is the better one at the end of the day, the resins used are slightly different, kinda like the plastic difference between hold parts/triggers and other B-Daman parts. I stil have a sneaking suspecion that if the item was shipped to you, something got damaged during shipping based on the comment about finding parts loose off the frame. I say this because its happened to me before; poor shipping has a claimed a B-Daman or 2 from me -__-
Unfortunately it sounds like you had a factory-defective one. This happens sometimes; B-Daman are factory-made from resin castings in molds. Sometimes there is a fault in the casting of a batch or sometimes the mold itself has a flaw (which they usually end up replacing if it does but you don't get the fixed B-Daman until the next batch they make with the new mold). It's possible too that the plastic was put under serious strain during shipping, if you found them loose off the frame when you opened it up, and that was what weakened it. Nothing any of us can do about it sadly, though as Shadow suggested above, it would be a safer bet to buy B-Daman from the Japanese line, Crossfire, rather than Hasbro's Cross Fight as the Japanese ones are known to have much better quality than the Hasbro ones.
You could try return this one from where you bought it from as it is technically defective.