I have doubts about this being for the second batch as it was still available for order yesterday morning. Nothing is stated in the description about this ore order being from the second batch. As far as I am concerned, ShowZ offered to take out one of the figures they had in stock to provide replacement parts for mine. Apparently they had received some replacement parts from the manufacturer but not mine... Apparently they had forgotten them. But the way I see it, the design of the parts where mine is broken is flawed so getting replacement parts wouldn't be a long time solution. I gave up on this one. I will probably buy the second batch of this and see if it's improved somehow. Otherwise I will just keep enjoying the official which is just very well built and pretty much bombproof too!