I'm curious what the other figures in the set will ultimately turn out to be. That may be a major reason why they're using the figure they are, as Hasbro's said in the past that sometimes when they put together a pack like this they're limited to the molds they have on-hand for certain figures.
I've gotta see something else from the set to gauge my interest in it ultimately, but right now the orange/blue Imp Officer ain't flyin' with me much. Then again I really think the whole Star Tours thing is kinda meh anyway. I liked half the droids they put out well enough, and I thought one or two of them were actually really fantastic, but yeah, the guy there is pretty lame.
I wouldn't count on that figure changing either... Generally what gets out there like that is the final product, especially considering the hat's paintjob, the new hair color, etc.