Now that I've had a very close inspection of this set, what's so special about it? Don't answer that question. I have a POTF2 AT-ST and besides some paint differences, they are the same thing. As is the speederbike, except it doesn't explode. Remove the spring from a POTF2 version, add a little plastic model cement and it doesn't explode anymore.
Anyway, I think this is a great for those who do not have these vehicles or those who want another one. All I wanted was the ewok and now I have him.
This brings me to the real point of my post.(Something that has been pointed out countless times by others, including myself.) If Hasbeen, oops!, Hasbro can reissue these vehicles with a little retooling and a figure, why can't they reissue the figures everybody is clamouring for? We know they can, so what's the problem? They did it with the vintage line...
I'd love to sit in on one of the meetings that decides on what is to be made and when. I'm sure it would be a riot!