Especially as 2015 nears. I think the OT's only going to get much love because of its relative proximity timeline-wise to what the new films are probably going to be about. The PT seems like something Disney's willing to distance itself from too, at least for the time being. Hasbro wasn't the only license told to refocus too.
how many more slots can the EU fill before we're right on Top of the next movie? If E7 re-writes the EU, then of course we wouldn't see any of those "future" characters again. Even if they did follow the existing EU, I'm guessing they'd go with newer movie renditions of any characters versus falling back on older molds. Between the movie and Rebels, I'm not expecting to see much of any previous lines.
But it' seems clear that Lucasfilm Licensing is looking at the big picture and trying to steer things towards a greater goal. That means working towards a successful launch for the REBELS animated series and a ramp up towards the release of Episode VII. This move away from established EU figures et al really seems to have been inevitable given the overall change in direction for Star Wars.
You guys have kind of covered it, but basically, it's a numbers game at this point when you talk about ongoing support for existing EU.
You've got Rebels in 2014 and then a new movie every year. It's not so much, "YOU CAN'T DO EU FIGURES" so much as it's "USE YOUR NEW TOOLING DOLLARS ON STUFF THAT'S OUT NOW".
Disney/LFL would rather Hasbro focus on **** that's happening right NOW (Rebels, Ep 7/8/9, spinoffs, TV shows, etc) versus comics and novels that some dude read 10 years ago or whatever.
No kid is going to get excited about a human replica chick from a video game that came out in 1996. Collectors might... BUT, they might like a bunch of stuff from ESB (2014) and ROTJ (2015) instead... both of which lead into Ep7.
Despite this... I gave one last pitch for my dream Marvel Comics Star Wars #15 Comic Pack with SpaceScuba Han Solo and Crimson Jack. It ain't happening.