Some random thoughts...
-First Hasbro's BIG on Rebel Pilots. Too much too soon I would agree with (3 Evo sets, the comic packs), but Hasbro's backing Pilots as good sellers and easy sells to boot with the toolings being done. Like I said before there's some high-ups at Hasbro that support Reb Pilots as well, and I partially think that's why we've seen SA sculpts, we're getting Da(c)k, etc. They're likely to continue in some capacity.
-The comic packs WERE dropped for their subject matter, and were already produced, so it's nice online outlets picked them up, as that was the only set of this assortment I really wanted. I still don't know what the subject matter is that's raised eyebrows though, but I haven't read that story in years. However, it wasn't just because WM decided Rebel Pilots aren't selling, which they sold out just behind the Ewoks from the last comic exclusives in my area, so it's not like all areas are backed up with those sets either. That's a typical regional thing, as usual. I haven't seen those for at least months, well into last year. I haven't seen any
of those exclusives in months at all actually, but the Rogue set and Ewoks sold fastest here because at the time I wanted more of the Rogue set and didn't get them.
-Saw Weir/Mohc sets tonight... I bought Mohc but to use him as a young Republic Mohc. I've never read that storyline, but it sets it in the Rebellion era. This is 100% wrong, and doesn't jive with Mohc and his age/look from who actually established him as a character (The Dark Forces game). To me, the original material almost always trumps some later EU that tries changing it.
For instance... Rohm Mohc before the Battle of Yavin:
Mohc at the end of the Republic/Empire Origins era (I'm assuming):
That action figure looks NOTHING like either of these characters, unless you consider it's at least 10 years younger than that last figure, placing him in the days before (or at best) or during the Clone Wars. That's uber lame of Hasbro.
Weir and his Trooper suck wang. If any of you want to sell JUST Weir, I'll buy him off you so I can make a different figure of him. Actually, if you want everything but the head/helmet and bandoleir, contact me. We'll work something out.
Either way, both of those WM packs suck IMO.