I haven't taken Castas off his bike since that first day I got him, so we are opposites there. A ball-jointed midsection would have been way better than a perma-shrug, I'd take that over the extra hinge in the hips if I was forced to lose something, the figure could be sculpted to ride the bike fine without that.
All the dates at ToyFair were waaaaay off, everything that said March only hit now.In any case, seeing photos of Castas at TF in February took me completely buy surprise as I thought the window for getting this figure made had come and gone. So I'm just glad to see him in the line even if he does have flaws. I don't really see myself buying too much more from the CW line until Hasbro gets around to making some of those Trandoshan hunters.
Dave Vennemeyer didn't say they were making those other Trandoshans, but when I asked which unpainted CW Trandoshan test shot was in his bag (not recognizing it as Bossk in the bag), he wasn't entirely sure which character it was with him without looking closer, which I took to mean they have more than one CW Trandoshan character being prototyped or test shot right now.
You are absolutely right, the SKU is locked into the old ones. Fine by me.