Still, they have the mold. You would think it would have made its way into a battle pack or exclusive somewhere by now. Its not like Hasbro to make something and not use it.
I'd have to disagree there. Recall they had the final Action Fleet wave bascially done and stopped it. Almost didn't see the last wave of Ultra Titanium. (Well technically I haven't see the last Ultra wave myself, but some people have been lucky enough to find it.)
Then ther eis those figures posted in the first posts in the thread. There's plenty of toys Hasbro has almost or fully completed and just didn't send it to manufacturing.
So it may be odd for them to make something and not manufacture it for release/sale, but not unheard of.