I did the trick of flipping the red piece around. I guess you can say it helps, in that the crest is slightly less horrible about popping out now, but it's still horrible. It just makes it so that instead of having a stable position it wants to go to where the crest is in the wrong spot, there's simply no stable position at all. It's just absolutely horribly engineered. Here's hoping there's a third party set at some point that includes an alternate piece there that just provides for the crest to have a stable position where it's supposed to be.
Other than that, he's pretty good. Ankles are a bit floppy, and could really use something to tighten them up, but he stands ok. The stickers are still horrible, mainly because they're cut to exactly the size of the recessed area to apply them, leaving no tolerance for any misalignment. Either you position it perfectly, or they'll have the same issues with overhanging or curling up that we see on all the PotP stickers. There are at least a couple that will overhang on some parts even if you do position them perfectly, since they're slightly larger than the plastic surface they go on. They can go on pretty well if you're really careful though. Everything else, I'm pretty happy with.
Really need a new Star Saber now.