Wow, that Hoth set is going to flop. Everyone is going to want the Temple Raid set, but I'll bet you dollars to doughnuts that Hasbro will ship the Hoth set first.
Seriously, who comes up with the figures to include in these sets? Do they just sit around and look at all the figures they have had to take back over they years and say, "Let's do a themed set around the Rancor Keeper!"
I can see it now, coming Spring 2006...
"BATTLE AT JABBA'S PALACE! Recreate the awesome action of this awesome sequence from Episode VI: Return of the Jedi! Includes Luke Skywalker*, the Rancor Keeper**, Gammorean Guard***, Bib Fortuna****, and Jawa*****! Available this spring at retailers everywhere! And be on the lookout for the UTAPAU INVASION set a few months later, featuring all new exclusive sculpts of Commander Cody, a Clone Medic, a Clone Trooper, a multi-articulated Grievous' Bodyguard, and two Utai aliens!"
*This would be the POTF2 version or, if we were "lucky" the one that came with the Rancor
**, ***, **** These would all be POTF2 versions made with cheaper plastic
***** This would be the Jawa from the Ronto beast set
Thank you very much for the info, though, Nick, as it is very appreciated.