Well, I like this figure damnit.
Compared to most of the other Battle Droids, this one looks awesome... I've got 22 of them now, and none of them have a problem with their heads falling off.
You do, however, need to get some better stands for them. The one that comes with the figure looks good, but is pretty much useless.
I highly recommend www.realstands.com
... check out their website and order there, or place an order over the phone. There are two pegs for the figures on these stands... and when you order, make sure you mention that you heard about them through this site.
Overall, I've got about 120 SAGA/ROTS Battle Droids on these stands. They work perfectly
That is my solution to this problem, and after getting these, I have no issues with the Battle Droid. Without these though, I agree, they suck. With them, they rock. Don't give up on this figure, because there is
Before I used them for this figure, I was frustrated too. But now, CHEWIE can relax and enjoy his Separatist Army.