I feel sorry for carded collectors as well, as many of these figures do look pretty nice on the 2006 cardbacks. I especially like the 3PO on Tantive, I might even pick that one up if I see it. It would look better if that Mustafar base was better hidden (or not included). Some of the Heroes and Villains stuff is starting to stack up around here to some extent though, and I hope Hasbro isn't overdoing it with these. If they come out with 3 (or more) assortments of this, they're basically re-releasing half of last year's line when you consider what's already in the regular TSC waves. Its nice that some of the tougher figs are out there again, and - like I said - the cardbacks look nice, but I just have nightmares of not finding Tatooine/Endor figures while staring at pegs of Yodas, Anakins, etc. They may be a seperate item in systems, but around here they're all put on the same pegs. Particularly at Wal-Mart - whose basic figures section for SW is almost hidden amongst the rest of the aisle. Anyways, I might pick up a few of these, but I just hope they don't overdo it. It would have been nice to see Evolutions Anakin packed in these though, if they're going to do them.
H&V sales in Chicagoland seem somewhat brisk and fortunatly the Bugs and Yodas are slowly going away but I agree, I do not know how much longer Hasbro should keep re-releasing half of last year's line. Future asst are in jeapordy. The only remnats I find are H&V and the New Hans / Vader.
Evo anakin would be a great figure to re release I would surley buy 2 more. In fact if they repacked all the Evolutions figure I would gladly buy again.
What I really do not get is why they repack Yoda and Slashing Anakin, Pilot Obi, and the Emporer again when they are currently out there in other asst and Battle packs. How about a the standard Battle Droid, they never warmed the pegs at least in the states I lived in: NJ, CA and IL.
I am 3 shy from completeing the UGH set. Why not re-release those. I need Han, Boba and Vader.
As I said earlier, I am a little dissapointed this year's turnout. My expectations were too high i suppose. For me these dry down times are good to buy the few remaining past items I missed on Ebay.