I'm not sure if it's paint, the tattoos on my ROTF Starscream are too sensitive. If I pick him up and one of my fingers is on a spot where the tattoos are painted on start to rub off. Even lightly touching them rubs the apps off. I actually did a little experiment. It rubs off easier at room temperature and higher, but at low temperatures it's more "durable". At low temperatures around 40 degrees you can barely scratch them with your finger nail. But looking at some of my older figures from the Unicron Trilogy RID and Beastwars the paint is better quality. I also had this problem with the 2007 Ratchet, Longarm and Dropkick. Is Hasbro using cheaper paint, is it temperature affecting them, or is it a combination of both.