This is actually the only figure announced so far for the 2013 Build-A-Droid line that I am remotely excited about. However, that excitement depends heavily on what Hasbro chooses to do for this figure. Ideally, I would like to see the body used from the Mon Calamari Pilot, with new hands and a human head. A new, smaller helmet sculpt would be preferred, but I'm not going to complain too much if Hasbro reuses the current A-Wing Pilot helmet.
If that's what Hasbro releases, then it would be the first truly accurate A-Wing Pilot in the modern line. All of the human A-Wing Pilots from 2007 up until now are completely inaccurate from the neck down. Although, I'm not saying that I want Hasbro to rerelease all of those named pilots in the new mold. I would prefer that this not be a named character, just a generic "A-Wing Pilot" on the card.
It's just too bad that they couldn't have released this guy in the Vintage Line.
Also, I'm wondering if this means that Hasbro plans to release a new A-Wing next year as well?