While I'm normally content to sit back and watch other threads I've noticed a new disturbing trend in the recent Transformers releases. By luck or circumstance I tend not to end up with even remotely defective TF's, however, recently every TF I've purchased has ended up with stress marks (or had them right out of the box). My most recent purchases include -HftD Axor -PCC Mudslinger -HftD Hailstorm -HftD Terradive -PCC Double Clutch And every single one of them has upwards or 10 structuraly hazerdous stress marks running through various panels, and is esspecialy bad at the pin joints (Axor is the least problematic). Now, I am ocd-edly careful about stress points when transforming my figures and have never had anywere near this much trouble in the past so I'm wondering what's going on to cause all this. Didn't someone say a while back that Hasbro recently changed factories overseas? Maybe that's not related, but who knows? I know the first runs of a figure can be poor for various reasons but something seems kinda different about the plastic they are using for the new line, that, and none of my older figures ever stressed at the pin joints the way these new ones are. I'm also wondering if Hasbro has finnaly reached the critical point in their design intricacy were largely plastic figures can't support the strain of all the "tab and lock" thin panels etc. etc. I'm mostly interested if anyone else is having these problems and/or could shed some light on this issue. Since time already ravages toys so much it just seems to compound the issue with damage on the front end. I don't expect Tomahawk to be any better when I get him later this week, but my fingers are crossed anyway. Maybe this is all completely off-base, but still.