To be honest, there was a point in time when I used to consider the two Hoth Soldiers "done". I've since changed my mind for two reasons: (1) the POTF2 and Saga generic Rebels both SUCK and (2) even if those releases were to be consider decent, none of them really "matches" the outfit/head sculpt combinations that were issued by Kenner. To make matters worse, we've still yet to get an Echo Base Interior "no-name" Rebel Trooper. Sure we have Derlin, in the right colors, he's a named character, not a generic Rebel trooper.
For me one of the biggest sticking point is the darn moustaches... For some reason, Kenner felt compelled to add moustaches to the Hoth Rebel Commander and Caucasian Bespin Guard. I guess from my point of view, with what they've done with that Endor Rebel Body, essentially releasing it four times (1st release, TSC Version 1 (Caucasian), TSC Version 2 (African American), TAC (Modified to be Rebel Vanguard)) - I don't see any reason why they couldn't do the same thing - changing heads & hands on top-notch body sculpts of an Echo Base Interior Rebel Soldier, Echo Base Exterior Trenches Rebel Soldier and Bespin Guard. With all of the head swaps and repaints they do, adding three new bodies like this will sustain them for a while. In the case of the Hoth Rebel troopers, I don't know about you guys, but they could make new heads and paint variants many times over and if the body was a good SA and I'd be extremely happy picking up each one to flesh out the Rebel side of my Hoth battle diorama.
With regards to the Silver RA-7 - now that we know it's the Build-a-Droid for Wave 4 - seeing that I'm of the basic CYA mindset, that's good enough for me. I could care less that it was never carded individually and yeah - the one in the Death Star was black chrome, not silver chrome, the dirty silver chrome version was in the Sandcrawler. So it is nice to see that Hasbro is taking care of people who want the droid one way or the other or both (now if I can just find Wave 3!).
Good news Re: the Imperial Dignitary (sort of) - the bad news is that they're saying the Sim Aloo (the name of the Kenner dignitary) is Sate Pestage. Did Sim Aloo's name change when I wasn't looking?
With regards to the Death Squad Commander - like someone said - purely due to nostalgia, we've gotten Blue Coat versions of both the hood-down and hood-up Modern Vintage Han - and since it's been proven that the coat was really brown, these blue versions were created PURELY for the nostalgia factor since the vintage Kenner figure featured a blue coat. I don't see how Hasbro looses out by sticking the TAC Death Star Trooper in a battle pack or even on a Saga Legends card in a Gray Uniform repaint, so like I said in my previous post - this is a no-brainer.
Another figure that can be crossed off my list is an Imperial Officer in Black Uniform - the Assault on the Shield Generator pack is going to include one of those, granted it's a ROTJ Imperial Officer as opposed to an ESB Imperial Officer which is what the Kenner figure was supposed to be, but then again, the Kenner figure showed a picture of Captain/Admiral Piet, and he was never in black, so I could care less if they call it Commander Praji or Lt. Renz or Captain D-Bag, they're going to continue to give the body a new head sculpt and Imperial Officer us to death with this body sculpt so I say bring it on.
That leaves the Jabba Palace Guard Klaatu - which I think Hasbro said is on their short list or coming in 2009 or soon (I can't recall exactly, but they did specifically touch on this figure recently in a Q&A session).
And the two Ewoks - which like other things, all they really need to do is take the Ewok 2-pack, make some different cowls and paint the two Ewoks colors to match the Kenner figures and call it a day. This is another excellent candidate for either a repaint wave or a Saga Legends figure.