Right, we've all heard horror stories of certain toys having bad, brittle, weak and crappy plastic, sometimes through the batch or just as a result of bad QC. Now, how much of this is true and how much of this is people just being ham fisted and not treating the toys with the proper respect? I always handle my transformers as carefully as possible, because I know how easily things can break, and I know that some breaks can be totally catastrophic and ruin the toy entirely. I would think that my experience with miniatures means I have a relatively light touch for such things. I do think that some people might be prone to grabbing things, applying too much pressure or maybe just being unaware of what their hands are doing at a given moment then SNAP!!! broken toy. The reason "brittle plastic". The real reason, ham-fisted-heavy-handed-handling.