**EDIT: It's right in the first post in this thread, "Figures include cool accessories and have the articulation you've come to love from The Vintage Collection and The Black Series." Not sure if the "articulation" comment was Adam's or someone else's but that's really misleading and inaccurate for this set. I can see why people are upset if that was communicated broadly.
Yeah that's pretty sleazy. Technically we've been getting SA Astromechs since the POTF2 line. Also the line about the characters "dating back through the history" of the OT or whatever where they built it up like it was going to be all OT era stuff.
I'm honestly still debating whether I want to cancel my set... I enjoy Astromechs, and these look cool (at least the OT ones) but for the value, the $80 stings. SA humans/humanoid figures, even some of those BAD protocol droid sculpts would have been cool, but this just feels like $80 for repaints of half-figures. Those used to provide funding for newer, better figures, but at this point it's like, what is this $80 going towards for the future of the line?
And that's exactly where I got the impression they'd be new figures, new sculpts... with Wal-Mart Black Series levels of articulation. That and the Tatooine image, combined with the promise that it was 5 new figures, had me thinking cantina aliens, un-made vintage figures... something new.
Until Jeff came along and hinted that we should temper our expectations, and then when they revealed what it was. Ultimately I'm going to buy the set because I've basically collected them all and like to keep it that way, but maybe I'm more bummed out about it because I was hoping for a much more varied set and also because I never got into CW, so that's basically 2/3rds of the set that does nothing for me.
I know it's been many years, but the last time EE did one of these sets we got 10 figure for $10 less than we're getting 6 for now.