While having die cast metal might have been a nice thought, at least to me, having metal turned into a failure as far as the figures go. Except for Thundercracker, every single one I've opened has loose joints. The first two (Prime, Megs) are basicaly rag-dolls. So these just end up sitting there compared to all platic ones that I transform every so often. I like the designs and would have loved the figures if they were nice and tight. If they were plastic instead of metal, they would have been just as tight as any other TF and would be much better toys. Anyone else feel this way.