The G4 Elegance we received today was DOA. No life to speak of. Given that the Elegance has been discontinued by Fun Factory, this particular one might have been idle for a very long time.
We initially were charging it, seeing the red light on the magnetic connector stay solid like we would for the Duke bullet, but the buttons on the Elegance were not lit at all.
After an hour of this, we were moving around the toy and the charger. At that point, the buttons on the Elegance started to light up in sequence, then fade back to off in the reverse sequence. It appears we didn't have the magnetic connector of the charger seated properly.
This would have been fine except we noticed that the red light on the magnetic connector was also flashing on and off in concert with the lighting of the buttons on the Elegance. This is true for both the original wall charger (round, flat head) and the later wall charger (round, dome head).
Is this normal? I disconnected the charger after a couple of hours of this, hoping to see the Elegance show some signs of life other than the flashing button lights, but it still won't turn on. We'll leave it charging overnight, but I was curious whether this was normal. An email has already been sent to Fun Factory USA to see if we are overlooking something.