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At the end, the workshop did release the "E400 MMC". (End of facts) Personally, I will suggest that the workshop was not ready to release the bus but the pressure from the fans had made them do it anyway, and that's probably the bus looks a rushed project. Please do keep in mind that I am not in the workshop and everything I wrote was from what I can see from Facebook. Hope this info helps.
Afterwards, someone had posted proof (online chat conversations) showing someone had paid real money using Taobao (Chinese equivalent of Amazon) to buy likes for the Facebook page of the Workshop. Then the fans split into 2 factions: one suggesting the workshop should keep the promise and release the "E400 MMC" while other suggesting it shouldn't. (Part 3)
Then just overnight, there was a sudden increase of 200 likes in the workshop. This was strange and the admin of the workshop showed that most of the 200 likes were mostly South Asian Facebook users. This is not racism, but a workshop which mainly works on Hong Kong OMSI buses receiving 200 likes suddenly overnight is kind of strange. (Part 2)
So talking about the conflict "E400 MMC" (it is not actually E400 MMC but for the sake of easier discussion I'll call it this way). Basically the maker (FU482 Workshop) posted in Facebook saying "If there are 3800 likes on my page, I will release the 38XX Bus (which is the fleet number of the "E400 MMC"). " At that moment, the workshop only had around 3600 likes. (Part 1)