When you mentioned it the previous time I looked at mine and I didn't think my crotch piece was modified, but maybe they just did a stellar job on mine and I can't tell? Sorry you've had such bad luck with this figure! I tightened up my loose knees and wrist joints on mine and other than those issues he seems perfect to me. I used that Kiki joint fixer stuff instead of my usual Pledge and it seems to work pretty well. Possibly better than floor polish but I'm not sure yet.