I think a general concensus we could make is the repacks are definitely gonna hate online case sales from what I'm reading... Which is to be expected I suppose.
I hope Hasbro's not leaning towards cutting the line back from where they had it with REvenge of the Sith... So many figures in ROTS got articulation galore that weren't even as "important" (for lack of a better term) as these figures that got short-changed.
For instance, Mas Ameda's sporting ball/socket joints all over his arms and equal articulation at his legs to Veers and Derlin... They could've had some knee joints, but for whatever reason they don't. Very odd thinking at Hasbro sometimes.
Lando, I hope you're right about the Trooper Evolutions sets... It's probably my biggest wish for the line, and that they're released in very high numbers.
So if we took those repacks out and replaced them, what is it you'd want then? Or if you just tweaked them if you like them....
For me, I'd replace Riekean with Saga Luke with a "clean" paintjob, and if the Derlin figure's holster works I'd see if replacing Luke's with Derlin's was possible so he had a functioning holster.
I think even the POTF2 Hoth Leia would've made sense to repack over Riekean...
On R2, if he was dusted with white, and is the VOTC sculpt, I could see him as a figure I'd buy for the "scanning for life on Hoth" scene alone. Not that I couldn't customize that myself as well, but I'd buy it to save the time/$.
A dusted white 3PO would definitely replace Vader then on my list... Not that Vader's a bad figure, but given how many Vader's almost every store has around me, I think they'll still have them come time that the Saga Waves are showing up.
A snowy 3PO to stand with R2 then would be fine by me.
I'm surprised at the lack of love for the Gonk. I'm really happy to see him actually... He could stand to have some accessories though, I agree. It'll be his most damaging feature. The Imperial Astromech came with that holo-death star, and that was cool. Hasbro sorta cheaps out on droids anymore though.