Since the Cloud Car is coming out I think it should be obvious that Hasbro would release a figure to drive it. I know that hasn't been the way they've operated in the past, but to release a ship and not either pack in a driver or separately release a driver (which is probably more profitable for Hasbro), is bound to reduce sales of that vehicle.
Do not get me wrong, I agree he should be out at retail witht he ship but I would rather see a recarded 2004 one. And I would rather see a more needed resculpt in the new ones place. The 2004 figure is a solid figure with a great sculpt, and not horrible articulation to boot like Lobot, Bespin Leia, Dagobah Luke, Luke Hoth, Dagaobah Spirit Vader, Piett, Admiral Ozzel & the Vintage Deck Officer. A Never before done character in the modern line: Toyn Farr, Sheckil, Foo man Choo Bespin Guard, Wiorkettle, SA Imperial Office in Black, Wyron Serper would have been better choices.
Hell why not do a Light up Carbonite Block as a basic figure. it can have side green lights and a red like to look like the defrosting one from 2006.
I am not sad about the clam shells going away. I now can hang the previous series on my collection room walls without the clamshells to make room for the new lin that I will buy extras of to keep carded. That's the only thing I hate about this new line being the mainline. The only figures I ever bought doubles of to keep packaged were the Vintage ones. I may just stick to the originals.
Very exciting shiznit! (Outside of the New CC Pilot)