Factory miscommunications are really easy, so I'm learning with my own foreign communications, and so I can't blame Hasbro there. I just hope they get us the shaven Rebel in quantity out on the new cards, even if it's next year or 2011 even. I'd take that just knowing we were going to get to stock up on that guy.
I've accumulated a lot of bearded ones now, I'll headswap of course and maybe alter some decorations or change their "skirt" out with some longer cloth and stuff, but the rifles will be tough to replace, and the helmet's will basically all look the same.
I'm tempted to add some cloth scarves to the helmets though, to give some diversity. I've already added some Vintage Hoth Han hats, and they look great, but rifles are tough to replace since that gun sucked when it originally came out (uber flimsy), and subsequent more rigid casts of it are not something I have many extra of.
I'm also pondering moveing some POTF2 and the Saga headsculpt over to the new body, for more diversity as well.