The first release handled the back better?? How?? The first release is a huge rectangle block that you can see behind his head from the front. It's one of the worst and laziest backpacks ever. This one actually hides the roof and the wings are angled. It doesn't ruin his look from the front and looks way better from the back. Literally nobody had mentioned that the new backpack is a step back and I'm not sure what you're seeing to say the old one is loads better.