Ah, I'm tracking now.
As for the re-paints/re-cards. This has been a big trend for Hasbro lately. Not just with the ROTS line but most of the OTC/POTC were re-hashed figures.
I bought everything from the OTC line, and I do mean everything! From the basic figures to the exclusive vehicles/figures to the Canadian carded figures. I would dare say I have the most complete OTC line possible.
I think it's good that Hasbro is giving us some of these re-paints, especially the Clones, though I still prefer #41 over #6. in any event, it gives Hasbro time to work on the new line and gives collectors a chance to build some armies. I would say that their weakest point is perhaps their case breakdown. Other than that, all is good.
As for the battle packs. I bought them all because I like the packaging, especailly the way the figures are displayed. Sure these are all re-hashed figures, but openers and non-completists don't have to buy 'em. As for the completists, well it depends on your definition of "completist" you can buy every carded figure and consider yourself a completist, but never buy a single "Cinema Scene" which is basically what these battle packs are...the latest incarnation of the Cinema Scane.
However, for the "complete" completist, that has to have one of everything, I agree it does kinda suck. These sets are going for $20-$25 each and not a single new figure anywhere.