Wow! Thanks TheSon - I had dismissed the Rex figure as nothing "new" - it's kinda cool they DID make him episode specific. Definitely a nice touch.
I also agree with the CW Geonosian figure - I love that sculpt - I have 6 "undead" versions, four from the 2-pack set, 2-from the two BPs I opened, and two on the speeder. Definitely a nice little group of those critters...
The shame about the Cade Bane Escape set is that the Cad Bane figure is a nice figure - I would have totally loved it if that had come out individually carded.
Something that just came to mind is that out of the 12 figures spread out among the first four new battlepacks, really only 2 of those 12 are duds. Considering that most 4-figure battle packs had at least one dud figure (some times two even), so if you think about three 4-figure battle packs also being 12 figures, we'd have anywhere from 3-6 dud figures in that batch of 12, so Hasbro didn't do too badly with the relaunch of this segment.
Of course, if you throw in the Zillo Beast and Droid Capture sets, then the averages go way down, but I won't go there. Hopefully those two sets are just assortment fillers to bring some variety to the characters offered in the battlepack line.