After buying the GI Joe movie 2 Cobra Fangboat I find myself really disappointed with the figure. It has next to no articulation. I kinda want to get the Joe dune buggy one, but again the driver figures are a turn off. It got me wondering. How much does it cost to add articulation to a figure? With stuff like Transformers, the complexity I can see adding large costs in the design. More little joints and stuff the harder it is to make. But we are not talking about robots that turn into a vehicle. We are talking about humans. The main figures manage to have more complexity. Now I'm not expecting the figure to be ultra detailed like a 25th Anniv or pre-movie 2 quality figure. Hell I'd be happy with some generic re-release of a figure. Hell pull out a generic Cobra Trooper or Joe from 25th or other mainline and reuse it. It will have the good detailing and articulation, and cut the cost of designing a new figure. But does adding the elbow and knee joints increase costs that much? I guess I'm spoiled on this. Look at MU figures. They are small and well articulated. Look at mattel's JL figures from several years ago... exact same basic mold for nearly EVERY figure. Only articulation was at the hips and shoulder. Everyone looked like they had a stick shoved up their ass. I'd personally love to see a DC version of the MU line. Imagine a nice 3.75" Supes that can be posed to kneel before Zod. Or Flash who can actually take a running pose.. hell take several and line them up right next to each other in a line and you got super speed in action! I know I'd buy a bunch. I'd buy Supes, Flash, Bats, Question, Green Arrow, and more. But no. The large figures look good, but they are not as poseable as Marvel Legends. Marvel Legends manage to look nice and be ultra articulated. Why can't DC get the same love? Seems like with the humans once you get the basics down on the articulation that it would be easy to work around that basic "skeletal" design. I use this term because the line will all have the same Shoulder/bicep/elbow/wrist and ball hip/knee/ankle articulations. Take a few MU figures and you can pose them the same. Uniform articulation. So why is it that we are going on the cheap now? The original Joe vehicles came with drivers just as good as the main line ones, so why now do they suffer? I know cost of oil and such, but you would use the same amount right?