You know, I'm really disappointed in the Threepio now that it is known he only has less than standard articulation. I was under the impression that the VOTC figures were supposed to represent the "ultimate" versions of these characters, and so far, it looks as if Han and Leia are the only ones that truly fit this bill.
The fact that Obi-Wan does not have the same type of elbow articulation as Han and Leia (considering he should need it more than either of those two since he holds his weapon with both hands) was upsetting and the lack of knee articulation just made it worse. It looks as if Vader has the standard cut biceps (as does Lando for that matter) and that kind of disappoints me too. But for a Threepio figure to have less than standard articulation is really ticking me off at the moment. If they were going to pull this, they should have made it a removable limbs version (with a decent backpack for Chewbacca to carry him in) and put it on a real ESB card (not that the one they are using isn't real, but you know what I mean). But no, Hasbro proves that they will cut every corner they possibly can, even when it is on a product being pushed as the high-end of the action figure spectrum.
At this point (and some of you can confirm or deny this, as I don't and will not ever pay LFL for access to a website), I am fully expecting the VOTC R2 to have a crappy metalized dome and a third leg that doesn't even retract. After seeing the "new" Cantina three pack today, I really hope this line dies within a year after Episode III. Give me the main characters and vehicles, a good assortment of background characters and aliens, and let it die Hasbro. You obviously don't care enough to put any effort into the stuff anymore, so give it up already.
Oh, and yes, I'm in a really bad mood today, none of which has to do with SW toys. They are just a safe and convenient outlet for my hostility.