If anything, I'd rather see straight battle packs of basic troops. No frills. No Heroes or Troop commanders in the packs. JUST TROOPS!
This is Star WARS. Battle packs by their very name infer battles. Who does the MAJORITY of the fighting? The grunts of course. Plenty enough room on the pegs for the Heroes and troop commanders on single cards. Heck most of us only need one of them, so why pack a hero and/or troop commander in a battle pack?
I'd really love to see straight battle backs of the troops who were most seen in the movies, then if successful Hasbro could venture into the minor troops, then maybe characters for which some people would like multiples of, 4 or 5 figures to a pack. Mostly depending on size. Sell the packs for $20 tops.
Here's one list I'd propose.
OT Major Troops:
Hoth Rebel Soldiers
OT Minor troops:
Sandtrooper (Black Paulron)
Sandtrooper (Grey Paulron)
Sandtrooper (White Paulron)
Death Star troopers
Death Star Gunners
Imperial officers (black)
Imperial officers (gray) Lieutenants (two "pips")
Imperial officers (gray) Commanders (three "pips")
Rebel Honor Guard (with caps for each too, so we can choose if we want them to be Guards or soldiers as seen in the medal ceremony)
Rebel Hangar crew
Endor Rebel Soldiers
OT Multiple sets (other)
Yes I know there may be more, but these make sense as 4-5 figure packs.
SA Gungan Warrior
Battle Droid (Both ALL tan sets and ALL red sets)
ALL white SA Clone trooper (AOTC)
Elite Clone trooper (Kashyyyk)
Red Security Battle droids
Blue Pilot Battle droids!
AOTC Clone Pilots (now SA please)
Super Battle droid
ROTS Clone Pilots
Airborne trooper (Utapau)
Grevious Bodyguards (ALL blue and ALL white sets)
Destoyer droids (include at least a couple "shields" too)
Multiple sets (other)
Utapau Warriors (SA)
That roughly covers them. Again I'm sure there's more, but take a look at the list and really think do people want many sets of aliens other than the ones I posted? Probably not. You may, but that's not enough for Hasbro.
Again, all of these sets would be GRUNTS ONLY. I tried to keep them listed as to how many were seen in the movies, hence why some are considered Major and others Minor.
Having ONLY one type of figure in a pack makes it much easier to decide how many packs we are willing to get. As an example, take the Sandtroopers. I'd buy two to thre sets of the black paulron ones, while only 2 grey and then one white. But that gives ME the option. Instead of dealing with a disproportionate amount of troopers to officers to heroes to contend with, that give me unwanted figures, which makes me feel like I'm losing money.
NOTE, this was kept to MOVIE ONLY figures.
Enough with the EU clones. Single card those ones. Most people will only get one maybe two of them so Hasbro can make the most money off them that way as opposed to a battle pack. (Again yes I understand the Battle Packs are $20 and the figus are $7.50-inc. tax so it would seem Battle packs are bigger money makers.) But to include heroes and/or troop commanders in those sets, really is wasteful and a deterrent to all but the most hardcore army builders (and yes, I'll include myself there), and we don't account for as many sales. Casual collectors and many kids are not predisposed to getting battle packs of troops who were not seen in the movies. But they might buy one or two single carded ones, while we army bulders will buy more than that, but not enough to justify EU as battle packs. Besides, EU clones, concept clones etc. are not really thought of to be in high numbers, so why army build them. They were never "seen" like this. (With maybe an exception or two that might have been seen in comics, but again that's more a niche market than to the general populace for which Hasbro is marketing to.)
So what are your (Anyone, not someone specific) opinions on this?