Now if you say "Anyone should know that these would be a stinker," I would totally agree with you.
I think that Hasbro needs to work harder at market research, and some shakeups need to happen with the way they pick product.
This is what I have been saying all along.
It is purely LAZY on the part of Hasbro... I see this as the logic:
Hasbro Employee 1: "We have from the Legacy collection, ultimate versions of Qui-Gon from TPM, Obi-Wan from TPM, and Obi-Wan from AOTC."
Hasbro Employee 2: "We need to keep the cost-per-wave down."
Hasbro Employee 1: "Using those Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan figures will help accomplish that. They're Jedi - kids love Jedi - they're sure to sell."
Hasbro Employee 2: "Are you sure? We seem to be putting these guys in a lot of the assortments, won't that mean we end up having a lot of these sitting around after several waves ship? What about this clone that uses the body from one previous figure and the helmet from another? Granted he doesn't bring down the cost-per-wave 'as much' but wouldn't that help keeping the product moving at retail?"
Hasbro Employee 1: "Are you crazy? No one buys clones anymore, in fact, no one army builds either. I've conducted vast amounts of research by talking to my cousin Carl, who hates Star Wars, to help determine that clones are no good anymore and totally bad for the line. To that end, I've insisted that all army-building-type-figures are only to ever be shipped at one per case in only one assortment."
Hasbro Employee 2: "Why would you conduct market research about Star Wars with somone who hates Star Wars?"
Hasbro Employee 1: "It's brilliant, right?"
Hasbro Employee 2: "I dunno, that seems to be setting up the line to fail."
Hasbro Employee 1: "Exactly."
Hasbro Employee 2: "What was that?"
Hasbro Employee 1: "Oh nothing, frog in my throat. Hey wanna look at these cool squishie knock-offs we're calling Battle Pods? They're gonna be HOT!"