Like most others who have these, we had picked some up to "field-test" and our luck was the same. Great concept, but they failed to perform reliably. The "cram-flex" material does flex and can be crammed (LOL) but pop back out...not so much! Anybody come up with an idea that works to get these dekes to fill out into a full-body shape without all the dents and creases. Maybe birds don't mind...but I sure don't like the look. Even carrying them in slot-bags didn't work. Fill with expandable foam maybe...but that just sorta defeats the "collapsible" factor for storage. Open to ideas at this point. ON a positive note, the paint held up great during all the "flexing" trying to get these birds to fill-out.