So something I've noticed a lot over the past few years is that there seems to be a large number of people whom the moment someone criticizes a figure, yell at them and tell them they are entitled for wanting this, that or the other thing. Or that they entitled if they expect something they paid for to be functioning, or not have QC issues, or paint. Somehow, somewhere, people began using entitlement as a catchall defense for anyone, whether they be a third party company, or Hasbro, to give the big dogs a pass while villifying the person complaining. Quite frankly, that practice, is as TotalBiscuit would likely say, a load of bollocks. There are Several types of entitlement, one where someone is complaining something they got for free should have this, that, and the other thing. It should be blue instead of black, and red instead of purple, and in some cases that person is in the right. In some cases, that person is right and something should be those things. Other times they are just wanting something just because they want something, and that is a negative thing. They want it, and it's just because they do, and because of that they should have it. This is a negative version of entitlement. But the one where the person is almost always right, and is the one most villified on these boards is the person who pays for something and expects, more. They expect their item to transform properly. They expect it to have good paint apps. They expect it to have wrist swivels, and elbow joints. And why shouldn't they? And why are they wrong for expect any of that? Are they wrong at all? The answer is no, they're not wrong. Are they entitled? Yes. But the thing is, they are entitled in a good way. They're not asking for something for nothing, they are asking to get the value of their currency back in a plastic transforming robot form, or some other good, and if they don't, they damn well should complain. Why? Because it's their money. Someone else wants it, they should be giving out something quality to those whose money they want. The person doing the buying is the consumer, and their the one spending their money. So no, they shouldn't just accept QC issues and take it, nor should they take a reduction in quality and a raise in price. When someone buys something they are entitled to both praise it, and critique it. Why? BECAUSE THEY PAID FOR IT. Or because someone wants them to pay for it, and in all honesty, it is because of the people critiquing things that things can get better, just silently bending over and letting someone have their way with you is not the way to get a better product. Because if you give someone an inch, they are likely to take a mile, but when they try to take that inch and you stand in their face and tell them to back down or raise a fuss? They'll think twice about it, especially if you tell them you're not going to take their shit any more. They'll do better by you in the future, knowing that you're pissed at them. So in the future, the next time you bitch at someone for complaining about bad paint apps, bad engineering, or QC issues. Express yourself in a better manner. Don't call them entitled, because you're entitled as they are. You just have a differing opinion, and take a stand for yourself as well. Hold bigger people accountable for what they do, or where they slip up. Toy collecting is sort of like a relationship in that regard, where whatever company you're flitting about with being your spouse at the time. If you have issues with a figure or others do and you let them walk all over you, they will continue to do so. Buy if you slap them across the face and tell them "Fuck you for kicking me in the balls or other body part of your choice here!" and hit them back, they'll be less likely to strike you again, and may indeed, suck up to you afterwards once they realized they done fucked up. Let them.