I've been doing a little writing on the first wave recently and the holo's really have me thinking... Imagine what costs went into producing ALL these little figures. Each one requiring a mold... That's a hefty cost. Same applies but to a smaller degree, for the stands.
I don't know what people think of these holo's... For me, I really could care less about them. If they were more neutral in nature, and thus maybe more useful as an accessory to the figure (neutral Vader for Veers, etc.) then maybe I'd be more into these but for me they're just kind of lame and costly. These really could either be partly to blame for the price increases or partly to blame for seemingly quality/cost decreases to the figures themselves... That worries me a little since I really think figures shouldn't need stands in the first place, and the holo's are just so disinteresting to me.
BTW holographic mini-fleet trooper sucks.
But yeah, I just don't know what to make of these... They're costing something, and I'd really have sooner seen that put into the action figure. If these things are why Han doesn't have poseable knees... Well that sucks balls, to put it bluntly.