How is sculpting a heel being lazy?
It's clearly not newly sculpted- it's just using the same foot mold as the AVP Warrior.
I'm not sure the figure would be able to stand on its own if they gave it a shorter/non existent heel. Stompy and the Defiance xeno have that issue..maybe they made it thicker so they wouldn't have to issue a stand with each one?
That seems like a fair enough conclusion, but then IMO, they should've made the heel portion in translucent plastic.
I think it's a case of attaching new legs to a figure that wasn't initially weighted for them with the Isolation and Defiance Aliens, as they fall over constantly according to all reports- yet the Covenant Xeno and Neo both have no issues standing up with digitigrade legs.