Do note that "Cut Stock" issues will occur in item of Bandai that under "General Sales" Channel.
In general, cut stock issue does happens in every region and country.
It is due to each production of items never appointed a specific production of quantity target. The production of item will typically come ended a few weeks or months before the official released date set by Bandai. Afterwards, Bandai will allocate how many units of item to each region's distributor based on the total production that have been made in the end (Regardless of quantity).
Take note that usually high demand item will experience cut stock by Bandai with around 80 - 97% for Malaysia. From what we assume after being in this market for years and unfortunately, the main reason getting high ratio of cut stock by Bandai to distributor Malaysia is due to our distributor probably doesn't apply under a package of "Binding Purchase Order"
"Binding Purchase Order" meaning that purchasing of an item is compulsory to purchase with another specific item as well. In a scenario where in order to get ITEM A, you're required to get ITEM B & ITEM C to fulfill your order amount of ITEM A.
Which means without placing order for ITEM B + ITEM C, you're unable to placing order for ITEM A from Bandai. Moreover, we have spoken to overseas distributors and retailers and this is one of the reasons they always got allocated stock by Bandai for around 80-100%. (China & Hong Kong)
Or sadly and truth is, Bandai just didn't care about small market of Malaysia when comparing to China & Hong Kong which this is what we have to admit about it...
This is due to every item and each characters have high demand or low demand in market. There will be inventory overload and overhead in Bandai if all low demand items are performing poorly.
Logically, despite Bandai's understanding of specific item's low demand in market, but due to IP (Intellectual Property) have been purchased, they had to proceed with production to recoup back the cost.