I have a number of figures with the softer plastic, like nosecones and spiky bits and such, and I know it's for safety reasons. I mean, TFWiki mentions it every time about how it's so kids won't poke their eyes out. But I have to say ... really? I mean, ok I haven't tried jabbing my eye with one to test it, because I'm insane but not stupid, but most still feel more than stiff enough to spear an eye if some kid decided to experiment, or just play too rough. There are the really soft ones like PRID Ratchet's blades. Can't see those hurting much. But most nosecones, or the aforementioned Ratchet's knee spikes, are still plenty stiff. Now, I don't have kids so it's not a real concern for me, but it seems to me that safety plastic really isn't safe.