What the hell does paint have to do with getting a paint sample prototype to work as a figure? The paint doesn't affect articulation or how a figure is put together.
"Not every choice will work for every fan, but that is all part of the creative process."
Um....how about when it works for almost no fans? Like Black plastic, Stinkor's forearms & Frosta's blunders....
Maybe it should say "it's our ****, we'll do what we want, and if it ****** the fans off....oh well, we throw them bones every so often, they can deal with it"
Stick to the damn 4H designs, and colors, it works. I'll give them Shadow Weaver, but even the paint sample was still good, all they had to do was tone it down a bit, not go all Orko on her.
"It's their job" to screw things up when they see fit is more like it....Tell me how was Stinkor's correctly sculpted forearms affecting the final design so that they had to be changed to POP....they were new forearms, despite having the Skeletor gloves, they were furry, and new, therefore the figure did not need to POP....just as stupid as the inclusion of the Clawful mace with the WP#3 in almost the same color, when something else more "fan demanded" could have been included.