Because the odds of getting a Battle Corps rehash are slim to none, so you take advantage of the nods where you get them.
And I'm puzzled because this comment follows you pointing out that the gun isn't accurate... all this gear is extra stuff anyway, and what you're actually suggesting is a lateral move to something that's less appropriate to the character.
And again, for a mass majority of fans, the gear is going to be all new anyway. Relatively few Arctic Dukes came out, and got out COMPLETE, so to get a fairly elaborate new set of gear for FREE is something I don't see why people would knock.
Walmart did its toy reset...and I have access to GI Joe again! Unfortunately it all amounts to 3 pegs of figures a single shelf spacing for Bravo ($15) vehicles. So I'll still have to order the 3 packs online (along with any Alpha class vehicles that strike my fancy). Along with reduced Transformers support (no Generations Legends?) and I'm continually convinced Walmart just doesn't want my money.
Did pick up a Grimlock and Lady Jaye while I was there, didn't see Storm Shadow OR Ninja Duel Snake Eyes, surprisingly