The talking feature sounds pretty cool to me - we have the technology to fully integrate it into the figures themselves without screwing up the design of the figure at all. The only one in that anouncement that gives me pause is the "Eye of Sauron" figure. How would one make a figure out of that?! I don't think we really need it at all and would prefer maybe a withered King Theoden or Oliphaunt Driver figure over that. I predict a pegwarmer there.
I'm really liking the sound of that Lothlorien set! Hopefully it happens and if it does, hopefully well get a fully resculpted Haldir figure in the appropriate outfit rather than the repack of the Helm's Deep figure as ToyBiz always tends toward. Legolas in his silver under-tunic would be nice too - I've got way too many of the same old Legolas figures already.
Also, I almost forgot to mention that I found something quite interesting at SUncoast the other day - an individually packaged Coronation Arwen. I hadn't heard that Toybiz would be releaseing her this way, and I kind of wish I'd known about it in advance. If they were to do the same for Coronation Eowyn and Faramir then I wouldn't have needed to buy the boxed set, and wouldn't have endedup with extra versions of the crappy and far too short King Aragorn and ceremonial armor Eomer! For anyone wanting the Arwen without having to buy the set, she's out there; save your cash!