Finally getting around to opening some of the vehicles that I've bought over the past month...
First impression of this vehicle was not good. I had read the on-line reviews and I bought one anyway because I'm a sucker, I guess. Anyway, I opened it up and there they were - four ridiculously bent cannons.
I have no idea what they did during the manufacturing run, but that ****** black plastic is really soft and easy to heat and bend. The good news of course is because the plastic was so soft and pliable, it only took about 3 seconds in boiling water to soften them and bend them back into place. In fact, I dipped the X-Wings' wings and even Poe in the boiling pot too and shaped them. Wings look a lot less saggy under the weight and Poe fit in the cockpit a lot easier with his slightly reshaped/bent arms.
The end result of all my work is a really nice looking (albeit small) Stealth X-Wing from TFA. While I agree that for the $50 price we shouldn't get a ****** toy, it only took a pot of boiling water and 10-15 minutes of work and I ended up with a really nice looking X-Wing.
I'll give it a solid C. Good toy with a terrible plastic choice. Let's hope those early reports on the White X-Wing are correct and the white plastic they used behaves a lot better than this black plastic did because, despite being pretty disappointed in this X-Wing, I know I'm going to buy the white one too.