I can definitely agree that the Shadow trooper set could have been pulled instead.
And I was REALLY looking forward to the Deliah Blue set as well as the Jareal set. Female figures are harder to come by and those two figure prominently into their respective comic book titles. Shame on you Hasbro!
Those damn repacks came to bite you in the arse didn't they? We told you so MANY times and yet you refused to listen to us, stating that it saved money on tooling and would be more of a profit because of that reason. Now you finally see the error of your ways and what do you do? You CAN the NEW figures and continue wit kitbashed CRAP. You really only have yourself to blame Hasbro. Bring out the characters that are desirable to us, not what is going to save you in tooling cost. Take the Legends line for example, sure it's cheaper to produce, but you are kidding yourself if you think Legends outsells Legacy. Most of us can't find Legacy on the shelves and when we do it's scarce and we usually buy those few figures up. Legends is plentifula dn CLOGGING up shelves, much as the repacked comic packs.
While I used to be a trooper army builder and no doubts would have (and still will) buy one of each of those sets, if they were never made, I would have been okay with it. Strike that, had they never been announced or made, I'd have known none the wiser. But with the Deliah Blue and Jarel sets, again as I stated, those are integral characters to their respective stories and rare female figures in a male dominated line. They would have been much better choice to keep. Heck you even pulled the female pilot.
What is it Hasbro? Got something against women do you? I dunno, just sayin'...