Here's the skinny so far on what details could be surmised outta the Sideshow reps down at SDCC (courtesy of Jared):
Sublicensed from Hasbro, but their relationship is directly with Lucasfilm Licensing with the line.
Targeting $50.00 price point. There will be fluctuation based on COGs
Emphasis on accessories and accurate tooling. Leather belts, metal saber hilts, etc.
Same level of pattern work and stitching on the clothing as the 1/4 scale statues.
Many of the same folks working on the 1/4 scale will also be on 12"
Packaging will be "book-like." It will be a fold-out two piece design, meant to be as collectible as the figure inside.
A balance of OT and PT. EU is also being considered.
Mid-2006 release. No specific figures announced yet.