With all of Quietus's issues, I expected him to sour me more on this figure. I've owned Hydra for a while now and he's still a shelf-anchor beyond compare, he looks pretty much perfect next to Carnifex. He's staying in bot mode for the time being, but it's frustrating that the inferior figure (Quietus) gets more love than this guy. Quietus can barely be transformed without self-destructing, while Hydra just has floppy knees. I don't think I'll be buying anything new from Fans Toys for a long, long time, but I'm glad I got Hydra.