The design for the ROTF scout was great. It was a quality control nightmare though. I was extra careful with mine, at the first sign of a single stress fracture I just put it on my shelf and left it. Next time I looked at it, all 3 ball sockets on one side were cracked and the ball joints either flopped around or fell out. I superglued them, and it seemed to be a success, the joints still worked fine, but looking at it again tonight, one of them has come apart again and the others are very loose. If it fails under such light handling, it was never suitable for the general rigours of what is expected of a toy. Maybe it's just bad plastic or some impurity that causes it to break down over time. My figure has not been exposed to extremes of temperature. I took every effort to avoid exerting force or pressure on the joints. The actual design was an ambitious attempt at a very difficult concept, and they deserve to be applauded for pulling it off to the extent they did. It was unprecidented for the time, and to this day, remains the kind of design Hasbro will avoid at all costs, and heavily simplify so there is less that can go wrong. I could get some good poses out of it, but I could never recomend it as a toy. Even if the plastic didn't break, it is prone to small pieces popping loose, very easily lost. I could only recommend it as an adult collectors piece to be left alone.