On the forearm issue: I just heard back from Scott. This is what he found out:
"I checked with design and it actually was not a mistake but a deliberate way to differentiate Stinkor due to the heavy use of shared parts. Design discussed as a team and found that you could swap the gloves to create a slightly different look. They wanted to give Stinkor something extra since he is basically Mer-Manís head on Beastmanís body and Mekaneckís armor (even though we havenít done Mek yet but you know what I mean!~). Much like painting Sorceressí wings blue this was one way of making the toy pop a bit and be different on shelf. For reference, we also did this on BG Evil Lynn to much success!"
So official word from Mattel is that this was intentional.
I smell fish, not skunk.
Originally Posted by Slayor
I'm not digging the forearms. They absolutely look reversed. If this was an intentional design choice, it was a poor one. The curvature of the muscles is all wrong now. The picture on the left is the proto and the one on the right is the production figure. There's a noticeable difference in the shape of the musculature. The production version looks reversed. Mattel's design team isn't familiar with anatomy?