Action Figures, as a rule, will always be subject to scrutiny from collectors. For myself, I typically can tell where the company's attitude is when I see the figures. There's either a "it's just a doll" attitude or a more passionate, "let's get it right" feeling. The companies which take the "doll" approach typically have the production and design problems. The companies that have an invested interest in making a valid product, follow the process from beginning to end to ensure the figures hit the shelves as originally designed. Toy Biz and Mattel share similar issues in the production department. However, EMCE and Castaway consistently put out high quality product and interestingly, are considerably smaller companies compared to Mattel and Toybiz. There hasn't been a year yet when I haven't been reminded of this irony.