Um, what exactly is different about those Stormies?
Ditto. I'd like to know this as well, and if there's any other changes to the minis, or the Shuttle, in this set. No way in hell I'm paying $50 to get a couple slightly altered Stormtrooper figures. I can tolerate $10 for a couple Hasbro rehashed updates, but not $50 for an all new (mostly old) Lego set.
Same **** can be said for that damned Tie Fighter set with all-new light-up saber Vader. That sucks donkey dork as well.
Lego's really running their OT product into the ground of late. Granted, I'm excited about the UCS Death Star and purported Sandcrawler, but that's about all there is on the OT front it sounds like.
Not to mention, I'm exceedingly annoyed that most new/high-end Lego sets are no longer available at regular retail. That pisses me off. I much preferred when I could nab the uber-expensive sets on clearance at Target. Hence, I've fallen way behind with this line (Cloud City, UCS SD, Snowspeeder, etc).