Yeah, this is another one of those case (like TF Vader) where the packaging is what really sells me on this figure.
I love the re-use of the vOTC clamshell idea as well as the backer card that makes the figure less "rounded".
I plan on keeping this guy carded and put up on the wall, if I don't snag a second for the loose collection, that is fine with me. I probably wouldn't open it anyway.
I feel exactly the same way. With the Toy Fair Vader, I had no idea he was going to end up being as hard to get or expensive as he did - I ordered two from the fanclub and I opened one up!
This time, I'm going to try to get three (if I can convince another family member to come as well, as many as four). The first one is for my MOC collection, the second is actually for my friend who works for Hasbro and will be up at the nearest tent sale holding three EB kits for me. IF I can get a third it will be to open. If I get a fourth, I'll offer it up here.
But if all I end up with is two, I'll give my second one to my friend and never get one to open - or perhaps I'll just wait until they drop down into the $40 range and grab a second one two or three years from now - never know...