I honestly think the random chopping in the RS photos is being done as a way of covering up the fact that they're lagging behind every other site out there in terms of showing the toys. Kind of a "They showed it to you first, but did they show you this?" approach to the whole thing. Then again, I'm a paranoid conspiracy theorist, so what do I know?
That Royal Guard does look really nice though. I'm not into the comics or anything, so "Kir Kanos" means nothing to me, but I'm just glad that there is ample articulation and actual limbs under the body instead of the "salt shaker" approach Hasbro/Kenner used for figures during the POTF2 days. Not to go into any big spoiler territory or anything, but has the origin of the ERGs been explained anywhere since they appeared in AOTC? I know the whole "elite" of the Stormtroopers thing that went around years ago, but I was curious as to their origins now that we have the background that was previously missing regarding the Empire's pecking order.
And speaking of, I'd like to see Mon Mothma from ROTJ resculpted with the same detail the ROTS figure has gotten. With General Madine, Bail Organa, Jan Dodonna, and Captain Antilles getting such great sculpts and attention, and her ROTS incarnation getting that same effort, I'd like to see her "Bothan Requiem" appearance get the same treatment.
And that Dooku....wow, that's a nice figure. To me, as a villain, he was always much more interesting than Maul was. Kind of like Henry Rollins said about Chuck D and (pre-Hollywood) Flavor Flav. Chuck/Dooku is the straight man, dropping politics and knowledge, and Flav/Maul is the guy that just blows **** up.