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In general, legos can be un-yellowed by soaking in a combination of hydrogen peroxide, oxyclean powder (or sodium percarbonate), under sunlight or UV light. Or use Retr0Bright. Certain colors of painted decorations (such as gold) will not hold up well to the cleaning, but plain pieces and some colors do hold up well.
Given that this is from a new set that is currently in production, you should contact LEGO customer service and they'll probably send you a replacement torso at no charge. LEGO has a pretty simple site to handle this: https://service.lego.com/en-us/replacementparts#BasicInfo You just have to enter your age and the issue that you are having, then you enter ...
Well, they don't print them because they don't know how are their faces. For example, have you ever seen a stormtrooper's face? No, but that's weird, the stormtroopers were suposed to be clones. Anyway, they don't print them because they or we haven't ever seen a stormtrooper, scoutrooper, or whatever unmasked.
It depends of the set's inventory parts, I mean pieces. For example, the Hoth Rebel Base from 2007 was only available in stores for 5 months, and if you look at it, it's an amazing set (I have it) So, it depends, and as Joubarc said, there is not a rule for that.
Don't worry my friend, those "unchromed" spots are because of the regular use of that minifigure.
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