You should be more surprised with the S8 figures that don't have tacky paint, that was the main problem with that series of figures. Mine have completely dried out by now and are thankfully none the worse for wear. Just put Sam and Super Beaker somewhere where the paint can dry off and won't transfer to any other surface. Oh, and be careful with Super Beaker, he has a bad tendency of falling over if his legs aren't the same length or balanced correctly. That was another defect with that figure.