Huh, that is more chipping than I'd expect to see on a new RB! Is the Pleo's back the only spot that's peeling or is the paint chipping off elsewhere too? Most RBs lose a chip of paint on one shoulder after about 1-2 weeks, but further chipping usually doesn't happen for quite a while. Did you buy this Pleo brand new and if so, what is the manufacturing date associated with it? (You should be able to find this in your report from PleoWorld that you can get with the serial number and four digit code.) I know some of the original 2010 RBs had issues with their skin and paint. Also, did your Pleo beep twice after being started up for the first time? RBs beep twice the first time they are started up to show that they haven't been run before, so if yours did not, it may have already been used when you got it (even if it was supposed to be new). I would also make sure to run your RB with some sort of clothing on as much as possible since this does a really good job of preventing paint wear!