odd plastic on the battle pack guys I share the group's disappointment.
But you should be aware anything that contains figs that is not a proper set...does contain figs made with parts from China. What are these? Well that would be tic tac toe sets, chess sets, the collector figs..both the collections and the individual, the battlepacks, the magnet sets, etc.
If you weren't aware of this before, well then I'm glad you have become aware now.
I do know that architect, one of our CC LEGO Ambassadors has discussed the pink issue with LEGO and has posted that in the thread in "dear lego" about these pink issues. But...pink parts will be rare soon and the people who collect the rare, unusual, and misprinted will want those parts.