I think that Hasbro knows we want super articulated figures. How could they not? I'm sure that's all they hear from fans and emails and the likes. Anyway, we do get them. We do, but only in sperts. Actually more like 1 maybe two a year.
Think about it........
The CTC Luke Skywalker was perhaps the Ulitmate ANH Luke Skywalker. He could be used in any sceen from the Tuskin Attack to the Death Star Escape.
Then with that same line we got the Ultimate Stormtrooper. Who looks as good standing at attention as it does shot dead on the ground.
Then POTJ came out and they seemed to forget about it. They got some bad advice and thought we collectors would like pre posed figures that don't do anything. They are probally about
50 % right. Half of us don't care about articulation and the other half cares a lot. Funny thing is the half that doesn't care wouldn't care if they where all super articulated. (alright, I made some of that up, but this isn't exactly a science )
Now we have the Ultimate Chewbacca. I opened this figure the other day (one of the few I opened, but I needed him to replace my mechanic Chewy on my OT figuer chess set). He's great! He's got 9 poinst of articulation that Hasbro feels the need to advertise on the back of the package. Sure he can't sit like the Dejarik Champ Chewy, but beggers cannot be choosers.
So my theory is that Hasbro just does one of these every so often. I mean if they did them all that way we wouldn't have anything to complain about, and that just wouldn't be very good for the hobby, now would it .