The thing about the Jar Jar in Carbonite, and maybe I'm not in the majority with the thought, but it really is more an accessory and less a "figure". Add in that it's something that doesn't exist in the films or EU... It's a miniature copy of a fanmade gag...
I know guys are mad about this set, but if you didn't get one you're missing out less on Jar Jar, and more on the presentation itself. The package is more cool, to me, than the Carbo Jar Jar in it. He's a novelty, at best. I can see the diehard completist, especially carded guys, having an annoyance from this, but Hasbro could make this situation FAR worse.
GI Joe anyone?
So while I don't own the Death Star set from last year, I'll be really happy if this is what they aim for every year on these. Something few care about, so as not to piss off EVERYONE with what they make, ya know?