I wish Hasbro would recirculate these VOTC figures that are prefection throughout the line. The sculpt is there, use it. Stormies need out on the pegs, that Chewbacca could be re-used with both its headsculpts, Han should be re-used. I'd buy Leia again if they maybe put a hood-up head on her. VOTC sculpts are as close to perfect as it gets generally, I wish we would see these re-used more often than they seemingly want to. I mean, Cantina Han again!?
I couldn't agree more. I was thinking about this the other day, and Hasbro really doesn't have Stormtroopers out there and available nearly often enough. Aside from the one included with the glass set last year, we haven't seen much of them for awhile now. We had them in the OTC/VOTC, but never packed out the way they should be. Being more of an OT enthusiast overall, it bothers me that my clone armies are much more impressive to look at right now than the OT troopers, and that's mainly because they just haven't been really available at the basic figure level. If it wasn't for those TRU $2 commtech figures a few years back, I wouldn't have many Stormies at all. The VOTC Stormtrooper is a figure that could (and should) constantly be reshipped, and so many others from the VOTC line (like Chewie and Han that you mentioned) could be reused as well, and I hope that they are. Like some have mentioned, I really hope they pack out some more Stormtroopers in these new waves.
As far as these rumored figures, I'm going to do my best to army build a bit with the Tusken and Scout as well. I can't afford to go too nuts (especially if the price is $12), but I'd like to get a few of each. I wouldn't mind seeing this be the "deluxe" pricepoint product, as was mentioned earlier. Get a wave in the spring and the fall, 10-12 figures a year, and that would be kind of nice. The way prices keep going up though, and if the figures continue to be amazing, I might have to re-evaluate what else I collect from now on.