Well, we can always blame Michael Bay. he's like the federal government, you can always find fault with it.
I see what you're saying about Scarlett's legs. I don't have a huge problem with them. Too bad they aren't double jointed like Stormshadow and Duke appear to be. Probably just that the legs are too thin to support that extra articluation point.
I think that's one of the best looking Scarlett figures ever, especially the head sculpt. Hasbro always seems to miss with that character. Either they get the outfit, paint scheme and body right (version 6 in 2004) and the face wrong, or the face looks pretty good (version 5 2004 from the 3-pack) but it's an otherwise bad/boring figure.