No, the army builder packs Tedious speaks of are white mailer box 4-packs... They did a Commtech Stormie set, Sandtrooper set (the only good set, though the Stormies were nice at the time), Endor Rebels, and Fleet Troopers... They're ok sets, and I'd take them over the Enterainment Earth concept of makign the 4-packs a display item that costs you an arm and a leg if you want to actually build a sizeable army.
The astromechs fall under that latter category. Nice figures, bad packaging for supposedly "army building" focused sets.
I'm ok with Battlepack army builder sets like Target's Coruscant Clone set. I think that's neat, and if they used quality figures like VOTC Stormtroopers I'd be happy as a clam to buy these for $25 - $30... The idea's neat but I don't see it happening only because Hasbro's so ass backwards about how it handles army builders and exclusives. The best you can hope for is overpriced sets, or things you couldn't find enough of. TRU getting in droves of 5-packs of just VOTC Stormtroopers is a pipe dream, but it'd be great.