I agree w/ you Jesse why they would give this guy near SA when he appeared in one shot while thye have Bren who appeared in a couple who gets a crappy figure. They blow my mind.
Dont' get me wrong on that Artoo... I'm all for the figure's articulation. I just found it a bit odd was all. It's a major plus on this figure though, no doubt, that he's got pseudo-great articulation. The knees were a dropped ball (why not just ball/socket joints instead of the lame pin-swivel? I have no clue why they did that), but still it's knee articulation which is better than no knee articulation *cough*Momaw Nadon & countless other '06 figures*cough*.
Still though, for such a background (and not even a soldier supposedly) figure, the articulation seemed actually above average. Good for this figure, but it made all those others (Derlin, Veers, Scorch, etc., etc.) sting a bit more, ya know?