I just got off the phone with Yamato USA, it seems that the shoulder joint falling apart is a common problem, and they are sending out replacements. The rep that I talked to said that the 2nd version (military style) has improved shoulder joint, and that's what they'll be sending me. So if you have a Garland figure, I'd suggest you looking into the should joint problem. P.S. both shoulders on my Garland simply crumbled to pieces.