A friend of mine named Bill from the Pitt collecting group said he'd sell me his extra 3PO/R2, so I jumped on the Yoda when it resurfaced at SSW.com... Then I went in on an order with Bill and another chap from the area, so I've started a complete carded set of these figures. I almost wanna open them and display them at X-Mas time on the table or something. I'll debate that when I have a full carded set to observe.
They're nice for what they are, but for what it took to tool moldings, distribute these, etc... I'd rather have seen a SA army builder put into the basic line or something.
In business (and life) the term Opportunity Cost comes up a lot, and every time I see any of these side lines, especially when they take new efforts to make them, I always wonder what the alternative foregone was to make these.
I'd skipped the Holiday figs, but since Bill's offered me his extra R2/3PO (which I never saw) I'm on them now. I figure I can't argue with that.