Every once in a while Hasbro does something right. And when they do, they tend to do it right here and there, but not consistantly. However I think they should be recognized for one area where they get something right and keep doing it fairly consistantly, at least over the past couple of years. And that "right thing" is including props as accessories.
If you are not following my meaning, by props I mean things like Ben Kenobi's storage chest (with the last ANH Luke Skywalker), the Could City sensor array and amputated hand cover (with a Bespin Luke figure), and the Dejarik Table (with Chewbacca). That they have continued this trend off and on is something that is very much akin to the approach that Playmates took with their Star Trek line. Figures that come with accessories that they used on screen. Granted most of the background characters produced have no such on-screen accessories and come with guns or other devices that were created for the figure, but whenever possible it is nice to have something tangible from the Star Wars universe accompany the figures!
Of particular note are the curved bar piecees (with Elis Helrot and Miiyoom Onith) and the complte moisture vaporator unit that accompanies a Luke Skywalker figure that I did not previously intend to purchase! This gives me hope that we will see more and more such accessories in the future. The concept of piecing out the distillary behind the Cantina bar has been put forth in another thread and I think it would be an ideal approach. Much like the "Build-a-Figure" technique employed in the Marvel Legends line by Toy Biz and now Hasbro. I am hopeful that the other half of the giant drum is relased with Since Hasbro loves to release Darth Vader figures all the time as well as Boba Fett re-releases, why not have the two come with half of the Cloud City dining table? Give us alcove tables (properly sized and shaped) for the Cantina denezins yet to be released. Perhaps Jabba's Palace courtiers could come wtih elemets of that set, like the brazier with a Bantha roast (?) that appeared behind Jabba's throne.
Needless to say there are a myriad of possiblities and I sincerely hope that Hasbro continues to recognize the value such props add to the figures from the collector's point of view.