I'm not sure how much involvement Hasbro has with the MP line but I know it's mainly a Takara product (it's even marketed as such on Pulse). Since Unicron is a Hasbro endeavor, it will most likely have similar QC to the Siege line. I haven't had too many problems with Siege so I have high hopes for the QC. I have asked multiple times about the QC on the Barge as it was suggested once that the added cost to the price was including a much more thorough QC inspection, but while it's a nice thought, it's all just guesswork at this point. If anyone has the Barge, could you chime in with any problems you had with it? I know the Barge and Unicron are wholly different beasts, but it'd be nice to have a baseline. But anyway, I'm disappointed you're not funding this figure but I understand your concerns. It's a lot of money to ask for with no assurances that they'll up their QC game. If this project succeeds, I'll be enjoying my Unicron, no matter what QC problems it has. Can't wait!