Well lookie, lookie who finally poked his head in here! Nice to see you J!
As for the pictures of the couple carded figures, I almost lost my gourd there temporarily when I saw those repacked figures of Anakin and the Clonetrooper. Fortunately, Hasbro was quick to explain that they just threw some old figures in there for the mock-up packaging. Phew!
I usually only buy one carded and one loose of the Prequel figures, since they're of much less interest to me than anything from the OT, which I tend to buy many of each of. But if these two 3-packs come out as nicely as it looks like they will, you can now officially consider me a Prequel army building fool! Especially if Hasbro sticks to that $10 per 3-pack price. Very nice! Somehow, I think that might change though - unless they're just issued in the white mailer boxes through non retail outlets, and not put on cards. Do you think that will happen?
I hope Hasbro's still got some more goodies to pull out of their bag at Toy Fair... Jedi Luke, Coleman, Wat, Wedding Padme...