Well, if this is what it takes (sharing a same body) to get some of these obscure background characters made into figures, then I'm pretty much all for it. I am
curious to see what the exact outfits of these two actually were in AOTC, as I don't recall at the moment. If they were indeed wearing the same uniform, than by all means make one nice sculpt of it, slap their unique noggins (and hands) on it, and get them out there to the collecting community!
If they actually wore different
outfits in AOTC, well... the nitpicky freak in me would admittedly be rather disappointed with the lack of authenticity. But I'd still realize that this was likely the only method by which we would ever receive these figures, so I wouldn't complain too much. At least I'd have the accurate heads to use for some decent customs if need be...
Now generally speaking, I must say that I've loved the idea of the head swaps on such figures as the RFT, IO, and Endor Rebel Trooper so far. As long as the potential character(s) have similar uniforms/outfits (as these aforementioned examples obviously do), then it would serve Hasbro very well, along with us, to slap some different heads on the same very well sculpted body - hopefully nicely articulated to help further differentiate with various poses, and get several
different figures out to us for nearly the price of one to manufacture.
Meanwhile, we get much needed variety for our armies, as well as other such great (background) characters such as Faytonni and Ak-Med Beq. As already mentioned, simple repaints of many of the Astromech and Protocal Droids would serve a very similar purpose, to spice up our galaxy's various droids. I'm sure we're all well aware of what an excellent idea this is, as is Hasbro who has finally started following it in recent years.
Obviously the ol' head swap job would work excellent on any Rebel Pilots, Tuniced
Imperial Officers, Rebel Technicians, Naboo Guards/Security, Bespin Guards, etc... I hope that Hasbro continues on with this trend, 'cause I'm all for it! Especially if they're going to continue to put as incredible detail and likeness into the head sculpts as they have with these two show here. Tonnika Sisters anyone...?