OK, so the rumors are finally officially confirmed - a large number of the 2007 figures will be re-released in 2008 with stands instead of coins. I guess at this point in Hasbro's history, I really shouldn't be surprised by this, but it still blows my mind.
Wave 8/9 will get here in Nov/Dec, then in January many of the same figures (Droideka, Fatigues Clone, Vanguard, Hakbat Clone, etc) will show up again with stands instead of coins. I guess I'd understand if they repacked older figures with stands like they did in 2006 (or in Legends), but grabbing wave 7/8/9 figures that are only a month or two old and recarding them already? Can you say OVERKILL?
Again, I know I shouldn't be surprised based on Hasbro's history, but it still makes me wonder sometimes... and it makes me very glad I finally killed my whole "carded collecting" thing.