Although there have been several versions of Slave I in the past, set 8097 is still generating a lot of excitement.
The minifigures have to be one of the key features of this set. A redesigned Boba Fett, Bosk the bounty hunter, and Han Solo. As we all know from The Empire Strikes Back, Han is encased in carbonite during the film. With the release of this set, you can actually encase the minifigure in a carbonite shell instead of having it be a separate item.
Look for the new Slave I to hit stores in August 2010.
(Pictures from StarWars.com)