They are exactly the same. I've had one collector ask me for them specifically, but they don't seem to have any added value at this point in time. Perhaps later they will become more rare and collectible, but that does not seem to be the case yet.
Don't open them unless you need the figure...the value if any stems from the sealed individual container. I'm trying to complete my set as well, but I'm not sure there is a high demand for them outside of this circle...
Hey guys, I brought back this thread to ask if anyone knows if there is a full SW-S1 set (all 30 booster figures) of these Promo figures, or if there were only some of the figures from the first series?
From what I can find on eBay and Google, I've only been able to verify the existence of 12 different Promos:
I know for a fact a fact that the whole series were not available. The list you wrote looks complete, but I seem to remember #1 Battle Droid #8 Bail Organa both being promo figures, then again if that were true it would be likely that #13 Grievous Bodyguard would be one too, but I can't remember that being a promo figure.
I just scored about 50 of these figures yesterday at Christmas Tree Shop. I know you probably don't have these outside the NE, but it is a large discount retailer that ususually just carries the single galactic heroes or single unleashed figs.
Well my wife dragged me there yesterday and I almost peed myself when I saw a box ox these individually wrapped figures. My son and I made sure we got several of each kind, but we probably left 100 or so at the store. I probably have all I need personally, but I'm somewhat tempted to go back and scoop up the rest. Especially if they could help peolple complete their collections and/or if I could make it worth my time to re-sell them.