Hem Dazon: Thank you, God. My #1 choice for any figure at this point, so I'm thrilled to finally have this one taken care of. Should be interesting to see what creative liberties Hasbro takes with his body, since there never really was one.
R5-D4 - If this is really an all-new, definitive R5 Astromech sculpt, then this is another huge sigh of relief and thank you God. LONG overdue. Hopefully they nail it for all of the astromech customizers out there who've been dying to make their R5 Droid armies.
Hammerhead - Meh. Why? We've got one that seems fine already, and there's still several other great Cantina characters left to choose from who have never made it into plastic. I'm sure the figure will be cool, and I'll definitely dig it, but I think there were some much better choices that could've been made with this slot. Now, those numerous other Cantina denizens we want are going to have to wait much longer (Bom, Givins, Tonnikas, etc.)
Garindan - See Hammerhead. Though not in the Cantina, I think there were other better characters to choose from for Mos Eisley, namely CZ-3 or Wioslea for starters. Nice figure, I'm sure, but there's others I'd have much rather had instead.
Sandtrooper - Can never have enough Santroopers. I can't even recall what color pauldron the POTJ version had now. Was it black too, or orange? If this is the first single carded black one, then that definitely gets a big thumbs up.
Han Solo - Rehash for the kids/new collectors. I guess I understand. Bleh.
Luke Skywalker - See Han. But if they made it the VOTC version, and added a floppy hat and poncho, then that'd be pretty damned cool, and easy enough for Hasbro to pull off.
Overall, I'm stoked on the Arcona and R5 selections, as everyone else is. I'm just bummed that in one of the last couple OT environments with some characters that are still left to be made, that Hasbro couldn't pump out one or two other new ones like I mentioned above. So that's pretty disappointing to me since it's going to be quite a wait now 'til we eventually get them.