Well, since I (inadvertently) stirred up the pot again on these figures, I thought it only fair to re-evaluate based on a closer inspection, and not a quick store assessment. I swung by my 2 local Wally's tonight and luckily was (just) able to get a complete set. I haven't opened them up yet but I examined them closely in the package.
Grievous - I agree this is the complete dud. Even my ship pilot Grievous duplicate looks better. At least it does come with 4 lightsabers and a blaster. Score 0. Cloak looks nice though so I'll give it 1/4.
Maul - very nice figure, but got it. Score 1/2, plus 1/4 for the cloak.
Fett - nice figure, slightly less helmet paint than previously, adds the blaster. But got it, so score 1/2.
Anakin - nice figure, slightly less head paint than before - but got it, so score 1/2.
Corran - new figure, pilot (me like) lit lightsaber and hilt alone, and a blaster. Score 1.
Battle droid, unique variant, score 1.
BL-17 is unique and a cool looking figure. Score 1.
Maul's 1-5YQ is also pretty cool. Score 1.
The 2 R2 units are straight repaints, so OK, techically new figures and I'm OK with that so score 2.
Darktrooper - Awesome. Easily counts as 2 figures, so score 2. (Ok, so I loved Dark Forces.)
So, with this revised scoring system (isn't accounting wonderful?) the $85 spent (pre-tax) works out to .... $8.5 per figure. So with this I would rate the value as quite reasonable, at least considering it is an 'exclusive'. Of course, todays' exclusives have a habit of becoming tomorrow's battle pack fodder, so plan accordingly!