Hasbro recently told Rebelscum that this scenario is the only way we would get such tertiary background characters as the above Faytonni and Ak-Med Beq. While this isn't the greatest sign in the line's health IMO there are some instances where I would perfectly fine with them doing it...
Rebel Pilots (New Heads with Deco'd Helmets)
Ewoks (Two different size bodies with different cowels and paint apps)
What do you think of this trend?
I was fine with figures like R2-Q5 and K-3PO which were straight repaints. If this is what it takes to get some of the background of the background, I'm all for it!