I was incredibly confused about this too, when the toy was first revealed. But then someone here pointed out that, like Earthrise Hoist, the kibble is there solely to be more accurate to the animation model. I'm not exactly a fan of it - and the kibble is also a bit bigger than it should have been - but it's not a product of laziness and/or budget cuts. It's a 100 percent intentional design decision for the sake of slavish accuracy to the movie design. I'd probably still get it to replace my TR Blurr though, if it wasn't for the fact that my collection is IDW focused, and I picked up the Generations 1.0 IDW-inspired Blurr some time ago. The arm kibble is honestly the only issue I have, and it wouldn't be a dealbreaker. I don't even mind the facial sculpt. And between that, and the fact that I'm finally warming up to Kup, SS '86 is batting 6 for 6 thus far. Not a single dud in the entire first wave. And I'm interested in all of them apart from Blurr - though only Jazz and Scourge are absolute must-haves for me ATM. Regardless, the leakers were not kidding when they said this line would make the Masterpiece line obsolete. I see no reason to start collecting MP figures at this point, even I had all the money in the world. Cause after two tries, the MP team still can't even get ol' Rodster right - and meanwhile, the Generations/SS team is nailing every single character from the movie over the span of just a few short years.