Although I would love to see this done, I would be devastatingly disappointed to find that these figures didn't end up being the ultimate figures in terms of articulation and sculpt. At ten bucks each, there is no reason for anything short of the definative versions of the figures. And think about it. The Stormtrooper was the figure that came closest to that in the VOTC line and even that one, (while it is outstanding) fell short of difinitive by a couple of ball jointed hips, and a turning waist.
For ten bucks each...I don't want to see 45 degree cut joints a la the Rebel Trooper (TantiveIV Defender) that only allow a figure to go from standing to kneeling and back again. Or elbows that only go from straight to 90 degrees.