My joy of finding Alternators Optimus Prime was quickly replaced by dissapointment when I noticed how many QC issues this toy had. From floppy articulations to misaligned hood, there was barely anything fine with this figure. At first I thought I had a factory lemon, but several reports indicate that it's common to get a floppy Prime. I dissasembled the whole thing to tighten the aticulations with epoxy, but the hood remained a problem, so I dissasembled him once more. If you look at the following pic, I noticed that one of the hood hinges was hindered by the frame it rested on, causing a 1 - 1.5 mm gap on one side, resulting in a too tight fit of the hood when it was closed, which caused the plastic to slightly bend and create an ugly gap (pic borrowed from Remy): Back to that hood hinge, I decided to take my trusty exacto knife and shave of a small piece of the hinge so it would have more clearance when the hood is being closed. I shaved off very small pieces untill the hood closed properly: The results are in: Alt Prime does not suck anymore!!!