I've recently bought some Chinese LEGO-like sets and, even though the quality might not be the same as the original, I sometimes think it's a reasonable tradeoff for the 50-75% price discount. Specially if you consider I won't really play with them; they don't need to resist 37.000 times being assembled.
One thing that really annoys me, though, is that they always send the figures without arms and hands attached, specially the hands, which are horrible to put in the arms. They are really tight, require a lot of pressure and hurt my fingertips. In the photo below, those 2 Chinese figures are from different sets. I struggled to fit the one with white hands, but no matter how hard I press the black hands of the other dude, I can't fit them in.
I tried so hard on the next fellow that I broke his hand, leaving it stuck in his arm:
Are there any tips for placing those hands? Either avoiding so much force or improving the grip?