For me, since this is going to be the dawn of a new 3-3/4" line, that intrigues me on a bunch of different levels - so now I'm going to need to pick up three of these things!
#1 - keep exactly as it is when I buy it
#2 - open, send in certificate, do not open the box, keep the figures MIB
#3 - open, send in certificate, open the box to have the figures loose
So there's $90 more to spend on Sat. right there.
If the line was going to be re-born as a 6" line or under those lame "Force Battlers" banner, then I would be saying "Well, time for me to stop" - but since they are remaining true to the scale, I have to at least give these four figures a look-see.
I'm still more curious than ever about these things - are they going to be improved VOTC versions of these characters, the exact same VOTC figures signaling that the line will be in the same vein as VOTC?
Personally, I think that would be an excellent way to renew the line - continue with the figures just like VOTC - same carding style, same level of detail and articulation, encased in clamshells - the entire six movie saga under one action figure line banner.
It will most likely bring the line into a scope that it needs to be in order to survive - smaller and fewer assortments per year - more $$$ per figure so the profit margin is higher, geared more towards collectors.
Something like this would also allow for other previously developed sub-lines to continue - like the Animated Clone Wars figures - if they do make a 30 minute show about the Clone Wars, then I could easily see Hasbro continuing to make the animated line, keep it at the $5 price point and continue to aim the line at kids.
For a live-action TV show that's on at night and the unified Saga line, a more collector-oriented line makes a lot more sense.
The only problem with a line like that (if you look at past lines from other toy makers) is the number of re-paint exclusives will surely increase.