I actually remember buying the REbel Commander with some remaining cash from my allowance, at the local Children's Palace. I also recall how disappointed I was he didn't hold his rifle well.
Still that was a figure that got a lot of play... I liked the cold weather figures for some reason, and had a lot of them as a kid, plus the Hoth playsets to go with them.
Claiming the Hoth Rebel Commander as "done" is kind of tough... The modern Rebel Trooper's based pretty specifically on a Trooper in the trenches manning the tri-pod gun. I'll see later on if I can find a shot of him, but he's based on a guy who had some screen time... That makes me somewhat torn on the Reb COmmander being "done" as a vintage figure...
I will say though, I'd take any head variation of that Legacy Hoth Rebel Trooper... They could put new headsculpts on that figure and I'd keep buying. I'd also gladly buy that mustached guy, or the guy with the Fu Man Chu mustache that yells "Come on!" when the AT-AT's brought down. I'd buy any of them though.
As far as the Legacy Hoth Rebel... He's pretty perfect to me.
The width of the stance varies among my figures. Some are more normal looking, others had pretty gaping stances. I've fixed a few of them but not all.
The sculpt's pretty flawless, the working holster strapped to the leg is great, the backpack is not hollow (I like that they did that), and I loved the trench tri-pod gun. I'm disappointed we never got that head variant though, and if he's in a battlepack then the best army builder the Rebs have ever seen is once again going to be a bitch to army build. That is frustrating to me... I'll be glad to get that trooper of course, but it's a vastly superior army builder to the figure we got.
I picked up about 30 of the Hoth Rebel... Almost anything I saw I bought, even a couple that the BAD part was missing. I got a ton on sale at K-Mart and using the KM ad to get adjustments at WM. I saw most of them at WM though, and not many anywhere else. It's a figure I could stand seeing re-issued... And if they did that, I'd really rather they re-issued the beardless trooper with the rifle.
A cool thing about the Hoth Trooper is head swaps are relatively easy and there's a number of heads that fit (Captain Needa for instance). I added some Hoth Han hats to some, and Iv'e got other stuff I've added. I even put a cloth scarf piece attached to one's helmet, and it works fantastically. You can let it just hang on his hsoulder or wrap his face with it... Very cool.
This was at least one of my favorites from Legacy... Perhaps my absolute favorite. The Hoth Rebs needed a decent foot soldier, and I was quite pleased with what Hasbro came up with. Now if we'd just get head variations, that'd be perfect.