I agree with Brian that the best part of the set it the white mailer showing up. That was worth a few bucks right there. The nostalgia was thick in the air.
And Chewie's great. I can't really see much room for improvement in a Chewbacca sculpt any more. They can head swap and repaint him forever and I think I'd be ok with it. I'm glad to have the set for this figure.
Leia is fine, as is R2. Neither fill a gap in my arsenal of previous figures and they don't offend me as a missed opportunity in any way, so, uh... whatever.
Now, Luke. What happened here? That head sculpt looks good (maybe the best ANH Luke yet), I agree, but my god, why is he painted like a bad prototype? Just having painted flesh tones on the head is awkward enough, but then the much-too-dark hair color, also poorly applied, is just laughably bad. My reaction to the saber up the arm is just as nauseating as it was in 2002 with Peasant Anakin. The plastic color used for his clothing isn't even close. Inexcusably bad. What a pile of ****.
Retool that head sculpt to incorporate a ball-socket neck and slap it on a decent ANH Luke. Give me a Stormtrooper Luke that has a likeness that close and I'll be thrilled. And then with that done, burn every mold, one-off, and reference that ever was used in the creation of this figure.
Was it worth the money? Hell no. Was it an interesting experience as a whole? Yes. I liked getting the mailer tray and having baggied figures. I liked the nostalgia factor. But I was annoyed to hell at the process of redeeming the offer, and it being exclusive and probably overpriced.
I have to give Hasbro Customer Service a big thumbs up for actually correcting my mailing address after my move. They came through on this one.