You are stretching this shit so bad that it's pathetic, and I'm not even trying to be mean. This is nothing to do with beliefs, and continue to have yours as facts (which they aren't, but to each their own). QC issues do not make it a collector's item. It will be laughed in your face if, or when, Takara does a reissue of these figures again with no QC issues. We're not talking a figure that's a dying commedity, Takara has these molds ready to go just like the G1 molds. G1 figures are rare due to age and availability, not because of QC issues. Now we're going to reach the point where you're going to make up some dumb bullshit that says G1 Reissues/Encore figures are collectors' items.