@Napo - there is always BL for the Minotaurs. I got one at the store, and then bought the parts for 8 more off BL. You can get a whole fig for under $2 I'm pretty sure.
@Arcanamachi - I wondered where you had gone to. The BF soft plastic items do tend to break after a while if they are stretched for extended periods of time. I had a set of reigns crack
I think in the future you will see BF getting away from using the soft plastic items. As for places like Firestar Toys, there are a few sites like those, but the names escape me atm. I think Toy Wiz is similar.
I played around with my Alt Bricks leaves today and I really like how they look. I noticed that they seem to be slightly off as far at size goes. It just means using a different way to connect them than I'm used to. Even though I have found a few details about the product that aren't perfect, I still give them my stamp of approval. Now all I have to do is add some figs with BF to make it complete. The BF mushrooms look great with them