I received my Encore Bruticus last week, and just him opened tonight - late night style. When it was first released I remember people showing the mold degeneration, and commenting on the kinda "thin" feel on the plastic. They were right. Big time. Each figure feels like a dollar store/big lots KO. I have 3 different Ruinations, and this Bruticus just feels much cheaper than those guys. I know and understand about mold degeneration, and I wasnt expecting perfection in a box, but I was surprised at the thin plastic feel from this set. He's gonna be in my glass g1 case anyway, so it's really not a big deal, I'm just sayin. I'm still pleased with this purchase overall, and I still feel very positively about the Encore line as a whole, it just kinda caught me off guard. The box looks great and is very displayable, as well as the cards too. Was anyone else surprised at the condition of Encore Bruticus, even after all the initial reviews? I fully knew and expected my original Combaticons to be MUCH superior in overall fit and finish, but to legitamately feel like KOs, I was surprised.