Hasbro has pretty much al but confirmed the Echo Base Han (Hoth/Bespin hybrid), right? Only makes sense he'd be in this wave. I don't think we've seen everything 'new' yet. Didn't they say somewhere it'd be 6 waves of 6 (new) figures each?
Yeah, I don't remember the exact quote now either (I'm sure someone can track it down), but I think when they were discussing the "post Legacy" line for 2010, that there would be four waves of six figures each (one each for ESB, ROTJ, ROTS, and AOTC), and then waves for ANH/TPM coming in 2011. I also thought they mentioned waves of 6 figures each (new/updated), alongside some "greatest hits" style repacks. That being said, we'll probably see 2 more "new" figures for this wave...the aforementioned Han (which I think is confirmed) and one other. I'm hoping that last figure will be something more obscure (maybe along the lines of Torryn Farr), and then the repacks will be one per case. We've heard several times now that they are scaling back on the really collector focused figures, so I'd be surprised if we see more than one per wave and then probably packed one to a case (like Willrow). I can't remember if Hasbro had mentioned any other ESB figures in previous Q and A's, aside from that Han. I know we had several confirmations for the ROTJ wave at one point, so we might be able to figure that out. I think the AT-AT driver might be a good call for a repack, although we just got one...and the Snowtrooper might be another one. I'm really hoping we'll see the clean shaven Hoth Trooper here, but I think Hasbro said it would be in a battle pack. It would be great to see that individually carded in this wave though. Maybe there will be repacks of recent figures like Snowspeeder Luke as well, even though we're already getting a Luke in the wave (same could be said for the VTSC Hoth Han, but that might be way too similar to the new version).
Overall, I guess I'm ok with that formula if this is how it will be from now on. I can see how seeing four figures that we've seen before in some capacity might be a little boring, but - at least from these pics - they all look pretty nicely done to me, and I look forward to picking them up. Plus, it seems like more and more of our "want lists" - particularly for the OT - have been filled with resculpts lately, so it may work out well. Have maybe four upgraded figures per wave, and two all-new ones, and some smart repacks and it could make for some nice waves. I still don't understand why we're not getting Bespin Han, instead of this other version, but I'll happily buy it either way. I'm still hoping we'll see the entire ESB wave, and hopefully the wave after, at Toy Fair.