Agreed on Bespin Han, especially considering the ANH one was just out not long ago, and didn't exactly FLY off shelves. I know I saw him repeatedly... Sold eventually, thank god.
The POTF2 figures, almost in their entirety, are figures I'd like to see redone in some fashion...
-Wicket... Needs redone. I'm sorry, he's oversized, he's POTF2-ish in sculpt and needs that update to really make him pop out. I'd even pay the $4.99 JUST for Wicket. No other Ewok, just him... Spare me this POTF2 rehash. Not to mention this figure's not exactly ever been tough to find.
-Bib Fortuna... Easily one of THE tops among my resculpt list, the Bib Fortuna is terrible. He was terrible when he was first released I thought, with his awkwardly sculpted body, undetailed headsculpt, etc... Imagine a layered sculpt today, with the robes separate pieces, the Twi'Lek armor thing a separate piece... Not to mention, once again, he was extremely easy to get all through his run. Sure he goes well with Jabba, but... God Hasbro, are you TRYING to make pegwarmers?
-Gammorrean Guard... Yeah, I know, I like it too... One of the rare instances I wouldn't care about resculpt or not much, but would changing the skirt piece to have a functioning holster with a blaster (or even the one Luke comes with) be that much of a problem? Would new arms at least be much to ask, so he could hold a pike? Or would even a unique "cleaver" axe ala the vintage have been too much? Come on.
Are all these decisions poor? No... Like I said, I agree on POTJ Bespin Han being a GOOD re-release idea, but some of these are terrible.
The only + I've seen so far is it's a break from collecting in general.
I love the cards too... And I love Lobot and the Cloud Car Pilot's shaping up to be a top figure barring any unforseen snafu's.
Short of that though, these repackaged figures are not Hasbro's best foot forward for a DVD release they've known about for some time from what other LFL Licensee folks have said.
The Vintage OTC are looking more and more appealing, no matter what the price... I dunno about you all, but come next fall I think I'll be so desperate for new stuff I'd pay $30 a piece for good new figures, much less $10.
All the while, I'll be looking at figures I already own on really nice cards that I'd like to have NEW figures on them.