See now, to me the Carkoon Wave was the stinker of this year's lineup. Dull figures, bad articulation for the most part, and only a few "new" ones... I think it's the TPM subject matter that stacks the deck against Naboo wave.
For me, the Flight Crew guy is one of the best of the wave because at the end of the day he's an army builder. There were a lot of them running around at the final battle and during the escape, the articulation's what the line's MINIMUM standard should be too... He's no more dull to me than the IMp. Officer from POTJ or a Scanner Tech/Yavin Tech figure would be, and I could only hope they'd be as nicely articulated. I'm actually pumped about that figure because it's a decent army builder, and decent figure overall... The TPM stigma looms over it though.
Gragra's the wave winner though. Fantastic sculpt, and lots of goodies...
The Crewman makes me long for a new Naboo SOldier, a new Panaka, and a new Naboo Royal Guard now... Those figures were all less than stellar, even in their day.