I actually like the figure too Matt, but the point stands that he's littering pegs in a film-used costume, so the silver paintjob "Commander" isn't a GREAT idea.
My like of the figure is that I think it looks good, and the Neimodian Gunner was a nice figure, he just isnt' popular. I disagree with you some Michael on it NOT being an army builder because the character sucked, I think Hasbro over-estimated is all... I've bought a handful, and will pick more up (especially come an expected clearance on these).
The figure's not perfect, but he's pretty close... SHort of some knee articulation he's really poseable. I have mine doing an assault on some Clones using Battledroid guns till I find a suitable rifle replacement for them.
He's a good figure, just a bad figure to re-release... I like the new paintjob even, but like the Grievous Guard he's EVERYWHERE.
I will say, my army builder glut are dwindling. The Neimodian's lagging behind the Wookiee and Clone Pilot, but all 3 are moving VERY slowly. In my neck of the woods, Bail and Mas Ameda are reigning pegwarmers.
This Neimodian's one of those figures where, as much as I love the figure and want more of it, I gotta just bite the bullet that what i want isn't what's good for retail at the moment. Way WAY too many of this guy around for most. He's not a bad figure though... Give him the right gun and ball/socket knees and he'd be damn near perfect.