Thanks for the terrific SW gallery, Dare, it's exactly what I wanted to see.
No prob. I hate using flash in general. Unpredictable shadows muck with everything.
Sounds like the factory was shorting Toybiz on QC as it's money ran out. Cheaper plastic, worse paint apps.
That may be possible, but I think that would only be in regards to the plastic and the paint. This batch isn't Toybiz's best, but it certainly isnt their worst either. Well, OK, wanda's an exception. Those freckles really must have been some kind of freak misplacement of the mask or something.
But i think ultimately, Toybiz also has some responsibility since it is they who decide where to cut costs in terms of sculpt and paint apps. If the plastic is glossy, it was a conscience decision (eg to use glossy paint, or use unpainted ABS etc).