yeah, you guys do have a very good point when it comes to NECA's articulation. i completely forgot about the ninja gaiden figure they did. it did have a world of articulation. and the articulation on their assassin's creed figure wasn't have bad either. i think i'm more interested in sculpt. to be honest, i'm the last person who should have an opinion because i do not open my figures. however, i did pick up an extra agent 47 and yes, he was nothing more than a statue. i'm sure to buy an extra sam, since i've waited so long for one. i really do wonder how they go about determining which figures will have full motion and which wouldn't. i guess as long as they look as good as they do, i for one wouldn't care. but yes, you guys do strike a good point ... especially about the knee articulation bit, that was pretty funny.