What's a common gripe you got with figures?

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  1. Arrogant Arachnid

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    I'd say for me it's probably lose joints. Maybe I just have bad luck, but a lot of the official figures I've bought recently (mainly Studio Series for some reason) have lose joints. Lose pins are the worst to me, cause at least a lose ball joint or mushroom joint can be tightened up with some glue or nail polish.

    What about you lot?
     
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    Loose/non-ratchet joints are annoying, especially when I pull out a generation figure from almost 10 years ago that have ratchet joins even at the deluxe size.

    To me, the biggest one would be the gaps, as they are simply horrible on a LOT of figures in the last few years (again, 10 year-ish old figures that used to be near gap-less).

    When you have the Siege OP and seekers that shows how much better "gap-less" figures are, when simple 3rd parties can "fix" these with just tiny bits of plastic, there's no reason.

    Second gripe is the cheapness in accessories that is just sad.

    If you take in consideration the doubling of prices from Hasbro within 2-3 years, there's no "money" reason why Hasbro needs to be so cheap with the figures, that are causing these two main gripes.
     
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    Yeah loose joints are abysmal, and I despise em, but I'll try to bear with them if the rest of the figure is good quality.
     
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    loose joints. sloppy paint jobs. and cheap lightweight plastic.
     
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    loose joints are the bane of my existence
    hollowed out parts bug me too, but i can live with them
     
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    Hands down it is hollow forearms. The engineers have known how to close those up with two extra parts per limb for the past 15 years so it is not ignorance that causes them, just pure cheapness.
     
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    chipping paint.
     
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    Loose joints A.K.A the reason why I don't collect Studio Series. Some other ones are:
    • Improperly sized pegs (My Siege Magnus' gun flops in his hand)
    • Paint Chipping
    • Translucent plastic
    • Weird action gimmicks
     
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    Loose joints and hollow figures.
     
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    Weathering. Upper legs too short. Loose joints. A character that isn't likely to get another chug toy anytime soon getting a chug toy that isn't as good as it should be. Parts not tabbing in. Being too short or tall compared to other figures. Too expensive. Being hard to get. Not coming with the proper ascessories. figures of characters that are part of a sub-group getting toys in sublines with very different aesthetic. Pointless articulation like abb-crunches.
     
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    Misassembled figures. Unforgivable!
     
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    Garbage quality plastic on many figures and a weird tendency to use brittle clear plastics in spots that will be under stress.

    I mean, they’re only a toy company with many decades of experience with all manner of plastics, how can they *still* be getting this so wrong?
     
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    Loose joints
    Back in the day it would be lack of ankle pivot and waist swivel but you know the new engineers seem to have figured that finally so I will go with the next hurdle, wrist rotation
     
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    Unpainted faces and/or optics.
    Beastformers not being able to open and close the beast mouth.
     
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    It’s probably non-functional hollow spaces on a figure.
     
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    Clear plastic! (look at SS Barricade....)
     
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    Internal ratchets joints being too loose, worst so far was Turtlers arms/Poseidon hips.
     
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    Clear plastic on joints. Looking at Siege/ER datsun mold. Why are the knees clear plastic? That shiz gonna crumple apart.
     
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    I feel the same way about gaps. I can forgive them if the figure is otherwise exceptional and the gaps are minimal (like with most of Siege) but it's definitely something that puts me off of a figure.
    I also really hate stickers. I just think they're ugly. Paint, tampos, and colored plastic are always better.
     
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    That they're not Classic/Generation versions of Sureshot, Pointblank, Steeljaw, or Eject. Everytime, I swear