No one is expecting perfection, I think it’s reasonable that everyone just expected copies that were assembled properly and not cracked out of the box(especially given the price). Yes the Masterpiece line has had issues before but since 2017 there’s been more issues straight out of the box than the few and few between before. Given what happened with Hound and how there weren’t many issues reported with Lio Convoy and Arcee, the expectation was naturally heightened for Starscream to not really have issues on release. This is the very thing that leads people to go 3rd party or wait for a cheaper KO. MP’s cost more than they did years back, given the higher costs, Takara ought to hire a better factory. If the KO factories do a better and more careful job with assembly then that’s who they should hire to not only deter KO’s but ensure better production quality.